- Hail Profundum, welcome to Sick And Destroy. Before we start the interview, I would like you to introduce yourself to our readers. To begin with where are you from and a brief history about your band?
Thanks for the opportunity to discuss Profundum with you and your readers. I am R. and along with L.R. I founded Profundum last year in San Antonio, Texas.
- How would you describe your music? And what bands have influenced you the most?
I would describe it as symphonic black metal, with hints of death metal, funeral doom, and dark ambient blended in as well. The single most influential band and album for us is Emperor’s “In the Nightside Eclipse”. That album is the single most inspirational album I have ever heard, and ever since I first heard it decades ago, I have wanted to create something that evokes a similar feeling of majesty.
- How many and which albums/demos has Profundum released so far?
We released a two-song EP earlier this year called “What No Eye Has Seen”. That was our only release leading up to our full length “Come, Holy Death” which will be released very soon on Heathen Tribes Records.
- Which ones happens to be your favourite songs? of Profundum and personal.
It is difficult to choose a favorite song, both for Profundum and other bands. But I might say “I Have Cast A Fire Upon the World” from our EP. I think that this song captures the majesty and the darkness that we are searching for, and it does this very well. Aside from that, I must say that every song on the first Emperor album is a favorite.
- Do you feel that Profundum’s music has changed over the years and how?
It actually has not changed much so far. The only thing to change from the EP to the full-length is that L.R. experimented with more vocal variation. The EP was primarily growls for vocals, but the full length has various shrieks and even clean vocals that ultimately add to the variety of the record.
- How much time does it take for Profundum to record an album?
I write and record the music myself, then send the music to L.R. for vocals. It usually takes a few weeks from the start to the finish. I usually write very quickly, but only when the inspiration hits.
- Tell us something more about your coming album ‘Come, Holy Death’.
The album takes and expands upon our EP, creating (hopefully) an even darker, more sinister, more majestic sound. We are trying to capture that immense feeling of awe and majesty that one feels when listening to truly evocative music like the early Emperor albums.
- Whats next? Working on any new album? If so, some details please.
We are waiting to see the full length released, and after that, we hope to begin writing new material around the beginning of next year.
- Any tours, gigs for promotion of latest album?
We have yet to play live, and don’t currently have any plans for that. However, if the right opportunity arises, I’m sure we would take it.
- Any future plans for playing in Europe or USA?
Not at the moment but, again, if the right opportunity arises, I think it would be very interesting to perform live. I think Profundum would benefit from a very different type of live venue, though, so the typical idea of a bar filled with raucous drunks might not be the best setting.
- Has Profundum done any opening acts for other major heavy weight bands? If yes, then when and where?
Unfortunately, no. But perhaps this will change in the future.
- What do you feel about the Metal Scene there in your country?
Just like the global scene, the scene in America is very interesting and promising. Lots and lots of bands are out there today trying to forge their own sound. It is difficult to be unique today since everybody seems to be in a band, but I admire anyone who still tries to express their own unique voice.
- Any messages for the readers?
Thank you for your support, and I hope that you will listen to our new album “Come, Holy Death” when it arrives within the next few weeks! Thank you again.