interview with invisus,vocals all instruments for terra australis done
1.Hails invisus!! how are things going in australia? please tell the readers a little about yourself.
Things are going
well, each day see's a new goal achieved progress being made.
2.At what age did you discover metal? who were some of the first bands you listened to?
who are some bands you enjoy listening to today?
I grew up listening to my old mans cds of Alice Cooper and Van halen
etc, but it was until I was 13 that I started to really pay attention to the metal scene. Bands that I frequently listen
to at present are, Xasthur, Darkthrone, , Origin, , , Gorgoroth. Bands like that.
3.When did you get the idea to create "terra australis"? how did you come up with the band name?
Myself and a friend of
mine came up with the band name when brain storming for a different project, I always liked it so when it came time for
me to do something on my own it was just a obvious choice.
Does it have a special meaning?for the readers who have never heard the band how would you describe the music? Terra
Australis means southern land, the orginial phrase is "Terra Australis Incogneto" which is what explorers back in the
16th to the 18th centuary refered to as Great Southern Land Unknown, they believed that there had to be a large land
mass in the southern hemisphere to "balance out" the world and to stop it from tipping. Unknown to them at the time they
were refering to Australia.
As for how I would describe the music, I would say. Unique, honest and real.
4.you are the sole member of the band when you started terra australis did you plan to keep it a one-man band?are you
currently looking for other members to join to make it a full-band?
I started it with the intention to make a one-man
black metal band and that is how it will stay.
5.what do you feel is the hardest part and the easiest part to being a one-man band?
When writing music your only
writing for yourself which gives you great freedom, but also puts more pressure. Meaning that you are responsible for
its success's and its failures.
if you could work with any musicians past or present who are some you would like to write/record with? Malefic, if no
6.i know you told me are working on new songs for your next release titled "premonitions of life defiled".how many songs
will you have on this release? will you work with a label or will it be a self-released release? do you know or have a
The release will have 5 songs in total, it is to be a self release. And will be avaiable sometime
7.speaking of new music when you begin working on new songs how long does it usually take you to finish a song?which
usually comes first the music or the lyrics?
The music is always before the lyrics, it sets the mood and the feal of the
song. What I think and feal when i hear the music played back to me will be the lyrics.
8.what are some subjects/topics you write about?
Satan, Death, War, Disease, Suicide, Destruction.
9.since you handle all the instruments yourself.i was wondering which instrument was the easiest to learn? which was the
hardest to learn?
Each instrument presents its own challenges, but I'am a guitarist more then anything.
10.everyone has their own ideas/opinions on what "black metal"stands for. so i was interested in yours. what does "black
metal"mean to you?
It is freedom, to express the deepest darkest of human traits. And to be used as a weapon in the war
against anything that stands in its way.
11.you come from the mighty australian scene. i was curious what is your thoughts/opinion on the metal scene in
Every band seems to have there little groups, and the scene is growing slowly.
12.who are some of your all-time favorite australian bands? are their any new up and coming bands the readers should
The and Destroyer 666. As for new up and coming bands, Terra Australis.
13.besides terra australis do you currently play in any other bands or have any other projects going? if yes please tell
the readers a bit about them.
No this is my total focus.
14.well invisus we have reached the end of the interview. thank you for taking the time to fill this out.do you have any
final comments for the readers?
est krieg, Satan est krieg. Thank you.
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