RIVER RUNS DRY (Australia)::::......
03rd, October 2013
by Byron Struck -
Australian Black metal horde, formed one
year ago, and already preparing a split 7" EP and debut
full lenght through The
Path Less Traveled Records.
You should definitely check them out!!!
Hails guys! First of all I have noticed the band have just
been formed one year ago, so I assume all of you comes from
previous bands, could you mention some of them and why
reason you decided to leave these ones to make a new
formation as DEAD RIVER RUNS DRY?
shares members with the following active bands – Bleakwood,
The Veil, Inclemency and Deathwitcher to name a few. Metal
archives can give more info for anyone interested in our
How would you characterize the development of DRRD into this
short period of time?
You have released one demo “Winter” so far, and it seems
like you got a massive positive response from the
underground media. Are you satisfied with this?? Could we
expect the same amount of quality songs for the next album
you are already preparing?
don’t know if ‘massive’ is the word I’d use to
describe the response to DRRD so far, but it’s cool that
people have taken the time to check us out. As for the album,
we’ll just do our thing and if people like it that’s a
Talking about the next album, I already know the label to be
released, the name of the artist in charge of the frontcover
artwork, could you tell us some other aspects like the
studio to be recorded and something about the album title
working with Mat Taylor who has done our demo and a 7”
track for the Elemental Nightmares split: We could have done
it ourselves – that side of things isn’t a problem for
us but having a person involved in the recording outside of
the band can and has been very beneficial. Mat’s excellent
in that regard. Art is being handled by Lucas Ruggieri,
known for his work with Kylesa and Nunslaughter among others.
Do you have serious opportunities for live shows in your
area? How many times per month can you play live? What are
the most memorable shows that you played?
the Evil Invaders festival with Archgoat, Sadistic Intent
and the wealth of Australian/NZ metal in Sydney this year
was a highlight, as was touring with The Amenta and Ruins.
We’ll be doing some more shows in the new year following
the album release.
Pick a song from the demo, "Winter" that you feel
to be the most interesting lyrically, musically or having a
good story about it and tell me about it (my particular
favourite song is “Dying Gleam of the Sun Eternal”.
Dying Gleam is a track that works well spatially and
benefits from a blend of both raw and affected sounds. By
raw I mean guitar and bass plugged straight into an amp and
cranked for natural breakup. By affected I mean subtle use
of modulation and time based effects. The bass and drums
maintain a consistency and a pulse for the guitar and vocals
to weave around. People seem to like that one.
Are there any certain religious or philosophical beliefs
within the band?
of views. For beliefs, I can’t speak for individual
What music format do you prefer the most; vinyl, CD, or
cassettes? I have noticed you have a tape version of your
demo “Winter” released by Aurora Australis Records.
is definitely the best way to experience “Winter” if you
ask me. The saturation really brings the mix to the fore,
especially at loud volume. It’s the best we’ve heard it.
As for formats, I’m interested in the music, not the
medium. If you’ve got the luxury to be fussy over how you
hear your music or how you have it released then that’s
great. If not, deal with it. Obviously vinyl is preferred
but it’s sometimes pointless if you’ve recorded
everything digitally anyway then simply dumped the mix onto
wax. I know it’s expensive to record analog and it’s
certainly still the best, especially for metal, but I doubt
a lot of people would even know (or care) if you record your
album digitally like probably 95% of bands do now anyway.
How’s the writing process for the new album going, Do you
have already a contract from any label?
were approached by a label in the US called The Path Less
Travelled who will be putting out physical copies: https://www.facebook.com/TPLTR
OK, please define black metal with your own words, and if
death metal was a beer, which one would it be?
brew. To both questions.
What would you consider the hardest part about playing in an
you know what you’re getting yourself into then and what
to expect/unexpect, then it’s not hard at all.
As we near the end of this interview, might you have
anything else that you'd like to mention that mayhaps I may
out these bands: Thrall, Bastardizer, Departe, Bane of
Isildur, Order of Orias, Carbon, Miserable Bastards and