DARK DESIGN (Eng.)
1. Hello, thanks for answering to our questions. What are you guys currently up to?
Ray Lewis: We are rehearsing the album and in the process of booking shows. We are also writing new songs for the next album. The process of creating new music never stops.
2. First off, could you make some history of the band?
Ray Lewis: Robbie , Mike , and myself got together and were jamming covers. Then we started discussing original ideas we had. So we started looking for a bassist and a singer. Matt joined after we went through a couple of bassists. Andy rounded out the line up then we started to roll.
3. How could you describe your sound?
Ray Lewis: Our sound is a mix of all our influences. So our sound is a mix of progressive, thrash, and power metal. We have been described as a mix of Fates Warning, Iced Earth, Metallica, Iron Maiden, Death, Toxic, and Anacrusis. I think those comparisons are very generous and when we get them it makes us proud. Hopefully our sound will continue to reflect those comparisons and as we write also move to different realms.
4. What are the band’s main musical influences?
Ray Lewis: Iron Maiden, Metallica, Iced Earth, Death, Cynic, Wrathchild America to name a few.
5. How is the feedback for your new album being?
Ray Lewis: We have received great reviews for the most part. Our fans seem to like the album a lot. We appreciate all the good reviews and our fans’ support. We hope the album will spread everywhere.
6. And are your personally satisfied with the final outcome?
Ray Lewis: I think the album turned out great. Between the music, great artwork, and the support of the label, the journey has been great fun.
7. How could you describe this opus in just 3 words?
Ray Lewis: Power, Progressive, Thrash.
8. How has the production process for your new release been?
Ray Lewis: It was a fun experience, but trying at times. I personally learned a lot on this recording. The part that wasn’t fun was the hour drive to the studio. However, I can’t wait to go back in the studio again. The next time with what I learned this time should make it more fun and enjoyable.
9. And how do you use to work on the songwriting?
Ray Lewis: The song writing process starts out with someone throwing out an idea at practice and then everyone starts adding ideas. So everyone in the band has a hand in the writing. We take pride in our writing so sometimes in can be a drawn out process. We keep working on a song to it is exactly like we want it.
10. Finally, what are you near-future plans
Ray Lewis: Booking shows and promoting the album. Also we plan to keep writing for our second release. Buy the album here http://www.soundsofpurgatory.com/+Dark+Design+%3A+Prey+for+the+Future++PVF6TnlFRE14b0RkalZIWnZKSGM