OF BETRAYAL (Greece)::::......
21st, October 2013
DAGGER OF BETRAYAL is a band coming from
Greece, they play Melodic Death metal with some metalcore
elements, with a very powerful and clear sound. They have
just released their full lenght in November 3rd. So feel
free to check their website for more infos and purchasing
Since your inception in 2009, you`ve recorded just
one Demo so far and have played numerous shows in your
country. How would you analyze the whole evolution of DAGGER
OF BETRAYAL so far?
the release of our demo we think that the way we compose
songs and writing music has evolved. The biggest change in
our songwriting is that we draw more influences from other
genres and we try to fuse them in our style. It is really
nice to be open to new ideas when it comes to writing music.
The next big change that comes to our mind right now, is the
way we perform together. Stage presence and playing as one
is something a band evolves though time.
is your debut demo containing 4 songs, in my opinion it have
a very impressive and professional sound (even suitable for
an album), Could you please tell us more in details about
the works behind it?
four songs where actually our first material, in our first
live shows they were included in the set list along with
some covers. So, when we decided that we wanted to release a
demo we decided that we were going to record those songs.
The man behind the sound is Stelios ‘’Stelth’’
Koslidis, a really skillful sound engineer who was the
producer for many metal bands here, such as Mass Infection,
Murder Made God, Head Cleaner,Margin Of Existence,Kin
have defined your style as Melodic Death metal with some
metalcore elements, could you explain us the balance?
How so you attain to reach these brutal and powerful
two guitarists Aggelos and Antonis were the band founders,
so the musical style was clearly the music genres they were
into. Playing melodic death metal with metalcore was the
basic ‘’formula’’ of the band. For sure those two
genres had and have a great impact to our musical style, you
can hear some guitar leads and melodies and some grooves and
breakdowns in our songs that are an example of how those two
genres have affect us. Blending a certain groove with melody
and heavy riffs is the musical style we follow.
us more in detail about your plans for the coming full
length and how is going the recordings? I can find some
progressive and alot of thrash elements on your new tunes.
Am I right?
recordings are over now and the album is mixed, mastered and
ready to be released in the 3rd of November under
the title ‘’Paradox Hive’’. Stelios Koslidis was our
sound engineer again for our first full length album and it
contains nine songs. Yes, as you said there are elements of
many metal genres and music genres in general. We tried to
draw more influences for the album and for that reason it
varies a lot compared to our demo when it comes to the style
of the songs, from melodic and atmospheric parts to straight
death metal, which is something we aimed to do when we
started composing the songs for the album. As for future
plans, doing a video clip for a song and find a label that
can support us.
would you describe DAGGER OF BETRAYAL as a whole? Is there
anything that makes the group different compared to most new
and upcoming bands?
of Betrayal is a band that blends metal genres and tries to
form an aggressive and extreme sound through this. Every
band has unique aspects and style. We think that a band
should be compared to others by the listeners and if someone
would like the band enough to be considered a fan he or she
would be the one who would ‘’absorb’’ these aspects.
are the most memorable shows that you played? Any funny
stories to tell about your shows sharing stage with
ONSLAUGHT and NIGHTRAGE?
remember every show where we were supporting a big band. It
is a really interesting and nice experience to see musicians
that you listen and even watch them sound checking and later
sharing the stage with them. I remember when we supported
Heaven Shall Burn, we used to cover their song
‘’Endzeit’’ and sharing the stage with them was
pretty cool. Funny stories? I cannot remember something
specific right now, but we always have a lot of fun during
you explain the method of songwriting employed by DAGGER OF
BETRAYAL? Is the writing process generally collective or
does one member often craft the song on his own?
and Antonis, the guitarists compose the songs, then Aggelos
record the guitars and they send the tracks to us via e-mail
.Then, during band practice we add drums and the bassline.
After a song is instrumentally complete our vocalist Antonis
(same name as the guitarist) writes the lyrics and he add
vocals. Pretty much everyone writes the line of his own
instrument after the guitarists present the riffing.
are some of your interests, occupations and hobbies outside
of composing sick
currently study in different Universities in Greece, expect
Aggelos who is a working man now, he finished his studies in
sound engineering. When it comes to hobbies, reading books,
videos games, Dungeons and Dragons and Magic the Gathering!
noticed your pretty solid technical skills. Are you a
self-learner, or do you have some musical education?
all are self-learners with a year or two of musical
education. Mostly when we started playing our instruments,
we attained some music lessons but we stopped and we
continued learning by ourselves.
What do you think about the current Death Metal scene
worldwide. Which are the bands you have the biggest respect
Metal is a genre with many different styles and bands to
listen to and there are many incredible groups and artists
to check! It’s a powerful scene that keeps evolving and
always has something fresh to offer. Every band that works
with passion is respectful.
No more questions my friend. Just thanks for your time and
good luck for your future plans. Closing is yours…
you very much!! We want to also thank you for this interview
and for the support! Keep on promoting artists and bands,
enjoying music and continue your good work!