Monday, August 4, 2014

Interview with Dagger of Betrayal!

Genre(s): Death Metal/Metalcore
Location: Thessaloniki

PSAB: Where did the band name “Dagger of Betrayal” come from exactly?

DOB: When we start writing our first songs we didn’t have a name. We were just rehearsing and we were trying to find something that everyone in the band would like. After we finished our first two songs, which one of them was titled ‘’Dagger of Betrayal’’ we found the song’s name suited for the band’s name as well. So basically the band’s name came after our song’s title.

PSAB: How was the feedback when you released Paradox Hive? Are you still receiving feedback now?  

DOB: We received a really good feedback and really good comments about the album, which made us happy. It was our first full length work and we were pleased because we were hearing people saying that they enjoy it and we had people sending us messages to buy the album. ‘’Paradox Hive’’ also got a high rating in our country’s   Metal Hammer magazine and some good reviews from music sites. About the current feedback, we still receive good comments which is something to be happy for.

PSAB: You're currently unsigned, if you could be signed to any record label, which label would that be and why?

DOB: There were some offers from labels after we released our album, but finding a label is something that needs attention, so we decided to stay unsigned until we find something that wound seem supportive enough. So, well, if we set aside the big labels, that is obviously we would like to be signed to them, a good label that could support the band and distribute our album and merchandise would be a really good choice. So, a supportive label with good distributional ability would be the ideal.  

PSAB: What is the local metal scene like in Thessaloniki?  

DOB: The scene here is pretty active! There are a lot of live shows to attend and the whole thing keeps evolving. There are really good local bands that keep releasing new stuff and there are really interesting events. The thing is, we would like to see the live stages more crowded, because supporting the scene would bring a smile to everyone, fans, stages, bands, so it is something that will help the scene to be stronger as a whole.

PSAB: Which bands play the most influence on your music?  

DOB: We draw influences from almost any metal genre that could fit in our sound, which is mainly modern melodic death metal with a lot of grooves and some core influences. Some bands that influenced us a lot are At the Gates, Arch Enemy and Lamb of God.   

PSAB: Do you have any shout outs to give to your fans?

DOB: To those who enjoy our sound, be prepared to hear some new stuff and thanks for your support!

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