at: 24th, March 2014
"The band’s name originates from the Greek word “atomo” (indivisible), which has a double meaning, the well-known atoms from physics and the human being as an individual."
1. Let's unveil the past of ATOM first, How would you characterize the development of your band during this short period of existence?
We came across an inevitable event with one of our guitarists leaving abroad (mostly for family issues). On top of that, we parted ways with our drummer, so we weren’t actually “active” during the last couple of months.
Despite distance being a bitch, our riff bank grew bigger.
2. What stands behind the ATOM name? Is there any special meaning behind it?
The band’s name originates from the Greek word “atomo” (indivisible), which has a double meaning, the well-known atoms from physics and the human being as an individual.
3. - Speaking of your debut demo, tell us something more about it, where it was recorded, mixed and mastered? Did you have any problems in studio and all sorts of interesting details for our readers?
The demo was recorded at a mutual acquaintance of ours, Giannis Kalogiannidis, he offered to help us since he had the appropriate equipment so we agreed (that includes mixing and mastering).
Problems weren't abscent during the recordings either. His recording studio was out of town so once again, distance and transportation was a nightmare. Being our first time recording, it took a certain time to adjust to the whole procedure.
4. Tell us something about the main idea of the 4 tracks. Did the final product surpass your expectations?
The main accomplishment was that we finally had the opportunity to make music on our own, to experience the recording process and the thrill of promoting your own band. The result was rather decent for a demo, but it wasn't the best possible outcome. We missed a couple of details here and there but then again, both of us (the band and the producer) weren't very experienced at our respective fields.
5. How would you describe ATOM live? Where does the band feel the best to you, in rehearsal, studio or live? How do you figure out your live shows setlists?
This is to be answered - if not by one of our fans - by somebody in the crowd. We'd like to add that first of all, you do it for yourself, for your bandmates and the audience, especially the audience.
Also, you can't be absolute about the feeling or the vibe, every situation has it's pros and cons. Since there were not much songs to play, we play all the demo tracks and also some covers.
6. Do you have serious opportunities for live shows in Thessaloniki? How many times per month can you play live?
Since it's hard for an underground band to emerge, the best way to reach out to the audience is to book shows with as many different bands as you can.
It’s all about knowing the right person, venues only promote the already "promoted", seldom is it about the bands that actually deserve it. Shows are unnecessary, if there’s no new material to present to the crowd.
7. About song writing, how long will it take to complete a song? Could you enlighten us a little bit about this whole process?
Different factors affect the completion of a song, such as inspiration, communication, understanding and personal preferences.
It depends because inspiration isn’t something you control, it takes from hours to days, even months.
8. You recorded your demo almost 10 months ago, so I’m guessing you’ve come a bit since. How’s the writing process going, any plans so far for next recording session?
During the past months, there are mostly uncompleted songs, but the change quality-wise is noticeable. The songs we are currently working on will be featured at our upcoming full-length record.
9. What would you consider the hardest part about playing in an Underground band?
Where should we start...the unsupporting crowd/community, money issues, insanely idiotic ticket prices, non-trustworthy venues (promotion-wise), unhealthy relationships between other bands (even bandmates among themselves).
10.Well, that would be all for the moment...thanks very much for your time. If you have anything to add in the end to conclude this interview
Thank you for the interview!!
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