22th, December 2013
Bass/guitars & Johnny
Meligounakis - Vocals
DECEIVER was formed in Athens, Greece at the beginning of 2010.
In 2012 they finished their first album called "Divide Et
Impera", the production was done in Sound Symmetry Studios in Athens by Bob Katsionis and the cd artwork by Seth Siro
Anton (Septic Flesh). Let´s see what they have to tell us
about their other aspects into the band.
Let´s unveil the past of DARK DECEIVER first, how did the
bandmembers come together?
creation of the band came up when I decided to record some
songs that I have written years ago. As I was looking for a
singer, my producer (Bob Katsionis) suggested me Johnny
Meligounakis who gladly accepted to join me as a vocalist
How would you characterize the development of your band
during this short period (3 years) of existence?
finishing the recording of the album we started searching
for members, but we couldn't imagine that it would be so
difficult. That's why we haven't performed any live shows
yet. But the last three months two new members joined us on
bass Jon K Moodrix and on drums Nick Yngve. So we started
rehearsing as a full band and we are going to give some live
Your music and production work on your debut album “Divide
Et Impera” seems to be very professional (the sound, the
cover artwork, etc), Could you please tell us some detailed
aspects of the whole thing?
we tried to have a professional result and we are glad that
it is recognised.The whole production of the album (recording/mixing/mastering)
was made by Bob Katsionis (Firewind/Outloud) in Sound
Symmetry Studios in Athens. And the CD artwork and
photography was made by Seth Siro Anton (Septic Flesh).
One of the hardest aspects (from my point of view) is to get
a established line up, have you managed to find a estable
bass and drum player for the band yet? How it have been
working so far?
really difficult to find musicians and also people to share
the same goals. Johnny and I have set some goals for the
future and we were trying to find people who would fit in
our plans. After a lot of searching now we can say that we
have the right people to carry on.
As so far you have been acted like a duo, I guess
live appearances is not a relevant aspect of the band right
now, how are you doing to manage this for the future?
Pete: As I said before we haven't
performed live yet because we didn't have a complete lineup.
Now that we have our new live members our first priority is
to perform live.
came up with the band's name DARK DECEIVER, the logo and
everything? Does it have any deeper meaning for you?
The band's name came up from a dark figure I was
seeing in my dreams as a child. The logo and the artwork
created from Seth Siro Anton (Septic Flesh) and matched
perfectly with the style I had in my mind.
- Speaking of your debut album, tell us something more about
it? Did the final product surpass your expectations? How
have been the feedback so far?
Our first album surpassed our expectations by far.The
sound and the whole production came up very strong and
powerful. And we are glad that people like it.
Are there any certain religious or philosophical beliefs
within the band? I have noticed your lyrics are based on
Ancient History And Cultures.
The lyrics on Divide et Impera album are divided in two
parts. Firstly we can see lyrics based on ancient greek
mythology and hermitism such as "Poimandres",
"En Las" and "Dark Deceiver". The second
part of the lyrics are based on human edgy body and mind
situations such as "Psychoneural", "Strong
Aversion'' and "Eternal Schizm". Our
beliefs are deeply influenced by the ancient greek history
and mythology. Though we don't believe in the concept of
religion and all religions in general.
more questions my friend. Just thanks for your time and good
luck for your future plans. Closing is yours
Pete: In 2014
we will record our second album,a music video and some line-up
changes. Stay tuned.....