Your music is some way described
like Progressive Death Metal,
however we can find some other kind
of elements inside, such as
Metalcore or Groove, are you
extrictely related with that so
called “Modern” Metal, which are
your most strong musical
G: Well,we can't really
"tag" our music but sure
there are lot's of influences! We do
listen lot's of different stuff.but,
for example listening to hardcore
music doesn't make us a hardcore
band. We have a really
"bastardized" sound if you
know what i mean!yes, we do have
groove, melody, breakdowns (not so
-core ones though), brutal growls,
screams, synths and you can notice
that the guitar's rythm bonded with
the drum's kick witch is a pure fear
factory concept! So..we do have a
bit of Meshuggah, Fear Factory, Lamb
Of God, Dying Fetus, Soilwork,
Opeth, textures and mnemic
influences. Yes, we are into modern
metal for sure!
2. Also, you have mentioned to be
influenced by Swedish Death metal, I
think this make your music even hard
and well executed, what are the
mainstream bands in the history of
Swedish Old school sound in your
G: Well we kinda grew up listening
to Arch Enemy, Carcass, At The
Aates, The Haunted, Bolt Thrower, In
Flames, Meshuggah and Soilwork stuff
(and lot's of covers of them too)
but only some of them can be seemed
in our music, our vocalist is from
Sweden so..i think it comes more
natural to him!
I am a little impressed about the
fact you are a young band with just
4 years of career and just one EP
with 4 songs, however the feedback
and criticism have been awesome, how
do you feel about that? Are you in
search for a record-deal actually?
How does it work out? Are you ready
to record a complete full-length
It feels great when someone does
listen carefully to your first try
and writes down everything that his
may liked or not! We post our
reviews only when they are like
that, if someone rates us like 100%
and writes bullshit we won't publish
it. We don't want bullshit, we want
a full review by someone's opinion
that matters. W e have only good
reviews for now and thats really
good for us.
We wait for the labels to respond to
our promo package any moment soon. I
don't think we will get something
though because labels are looking
for a band with more than one
release and also with better promo
stuff like a video clip, a website
and also with more fans and we
do´nt have those yet.
We are up to record a new EP or
album, we will see..actually we are
up to do all of the above so that we
can get a good deal.
How many copies of the “Biological
Order” has been sold? And tell us
if this helped to get some
interested labels in order to
release your coming outputs?
G: The EP was all self financed,
homemade and also self released.
There have been 500 copies and for
now we may have sold about 200.but
we still have gigs to do and sell
Look, I don't feel nice when I sell
a copy to someone because art is
something I like and I enjoy it much
better when I give it for free to
someone that might admire our job.
But unfortunately we have expenses
for that and we kinda NEED to sell
them so that we can do more next.
You seems to have a very large list
of live shows made so far, even some
mini Tours inside Greece are
mentioned, do you have any nice
story from the concerts you would
like to share with the readers?
G: Well it's not that large! We've
been playing to the same places for
over 20 times yes for sure, but it
was really difficult for us to go
and gig at the rest of our country,
you see our base is in an island
called "Crete" and we have
played there so many times. We are
now kinda expanding our music in the
rest of Greece. There have been some
mini tours. One with Rotting Christ
over Crete and 2 others by ourselves
on 5 cities of Greece. More
accurately, the first tour was
organized by friend bands and we
joined them.4 Cretan bands and one
band from Cyprous went to 5 cities
of Greece. 35 metalheads touring
together in a bus over Greece! It
was AWESOME. Funniest moments ever,
lots of metal,crazy and drunk
motherfuckers playing and
headbanging. Prog and Run tour
2009.Winter Crescent, Mobius band,
Soundgeist, Winter's Verge was the
line-up and we are all good friends.
Unforgetable experience.T hanks to
that tour,Soundgeist helped us with
the recording of biological order
and we are really thankful.
About song writing, how long will it
take to complete a song (your song).
Is it possible to complete it all in
an hour, or in day, or it might even
took long periods of refining the
lines, etc. How do you know or when
can you say that the song is
finished? Who wrotes the lyrics? Do
each and everyone in the band
contribute their ideas?
G: That's a good one. sometimes I
write a song in half an hour and
sometimes it takes a month!songs
that take half an hour have more
chances to be catchy than the
others! I do write all the stuff
from guitars to drums and synths, at
least the main idea. Of course we do
change and discuss stuff, but I have
the main ideas and the best way to
show them is to programm some drums
and synths too. Ilias writes some
synth parts too. Aris always has
better ideas for his bass guitar
than do so I trust him! Per writes
all the vocal lines and lyrics.
Giorgos has always something to
change on the drumming part and put
some of his ideas and fills too.
In my opinion the most profound song
on the EP is "Amnesia"
which subsequently made the hair on
my arms and neck stand on end. Is
there a particular favorite song of
yours that has the most personal
meaning to you ?
G: Amnesia belongs to the "half
an hour" songs! So...I guess
it's one of the catchy stuff! There
is no "favorite" song for
me. I love them all. The one I might
be more proud of is the
"haunting me within" witch
is kinda superior based on the
songwritting skills and it's closer
to the bands I listen at home.
Generally the concept is to write
stuff for me first. I mean, instead
of searching the best band for my
taste, I try to make one. I try to
fill the gap. I try to make a song
witch i am going to put it in my
playlist and bang my head like I do
when I listen to my favorite bands!
And as songwritting skills are being
leveled up, I can say that i like
the new ones more than the old ones,
and I am really getting into filling
8. What are you most proud of
achieving as a band, and have there
been any defining moments that stand
out in your memories? If you were
not a musician, what would you be ?
G: I am proud of us having made that
progress in small period of time and
achieving all these without kissing
nobody's ass. In fact I am more
proud of that rather the day we won
the "Battle of Rretan
bands" 1 year ago. The moments
I will never forget though are from
the Prog and Run tour. Who knew that
in 7 days we would bond that good
with people we barely knew?
As for the second part of your
question, I was in a technical
university before I got into
studying at a music school. I didn't
like it though. Actually I didn't
like anything that can be studied as
profession in my country. Except
some stuff that I should start much
earlier if I wanted to follow them,
like designing things, or some
sports. Actually I am realizing that
I would be happy scratching my balls
and have knowledge of things that
are really interesting and having
hobbies that train my body and mind
rather wasting all that years on
schools with no interest at all. You
see my sector is more artistic
rather scientific. I also am a good
technician on making/fixing stuff.
So maybe in this goddamn world I
have no place since a machine took
any job left that I could do!haha!
So I guess I am gonna play pop
bullshit music to live..
Your music is very progressive,
complex and almost tortured (In the
right way), I am really curious
about how the crowd reacts during
your shows ?
G: It has it's complicity but i
think it's not that super complex. I
mean it has no point being
overtechnical. there has to be a
good balance between technique and
synthesis.and all that has to be
tight. Fortunately live reviews say
so people seem to enjoy our
performance and almost always you
see pretty stuff happening!i mean,
how can you not move your head even
a little when a band has groove and
plays tight? I am satisfied by our
audience, in all circumstances.I
like the fact that people who
haven't seen us before, bang their
heads and mosh for us.
10.You are all quite young. How
did you came across with EVERFAILED?
And what made you decide to take a
step towards a band creation?
G: Thankfully we have time by our
side. We were like 15 searching for
a band to cover some stuff for fun.
Me, Ilias and Per are together from
the beginning. Then came Giorgos and
after a little Aris came too. second
guitar was always a problem for
several reasons. Having one guitar
was the best thing to do. What
really made us to make a band was
that we were kids that loved metal
and music, and always dreamed of
playing in a gig rather playing in
about the band members. Do you have
any side projects or is this the
only band you all play in?
G: Aris has played in lot's of cover
bands and stuff, but also in a
experimental band called Soundtrap.
The rest of us almost nothing except
cover bands for rock bars and stuff.
I will start working on a new
project though. Combining drum n
bass and metal genre,and lot's of
How do you perceive the advances of
technology and the internet changing
the music industry in the future?
Albums get leaked online all of the
time. There are countless download
sites and lots of people seem to be
in preference of these blogs rather
than purchasing CDs. Have you seen
this affect your music? Do you think
this is a major reason why
underground bands have such a hard
G: I think that we should thank the
internet actually. I think that
people that are about to buy our cd,
they will buy it anyway for support.
You see I am glad that our cd has
thousands of downloads. Really.there
is no other way. I like the fact
that I search for "everfailed
biological order" and see all
those blogs and sites having us
there. This is the purpose. if I
could find a way to make every
metalhead have our album on their
PC, I could do it for sure!
How important is the keyboard as an
instrument in EVERFAILED, and how do
you develop these parts? You may
wonder why I ask specially about
this instrument, and the reason is
that mostly extreme Metal bands that
is closer to Death Metal seldom use
G: It is really important. It's the
melody, the atmosphere. Since we
play with one guitar with heavy
tuned rythms we need a melody.
That's what makes us experimental
after all. People always tell
me,"I dont generally like
keyboards but you guys have great
ones".so I think it has become
a signature to us!
Are you satisfied with the current
Greek metal scene? Could there be
any improvements to the 'scene'?
G: People here do not support as in
countries outside the border. Except
if it a famous band. You see the
only way that we may become famous
in Greece it to become famous in all
the other countries! It's funny.
They always have something bad to
tell you for every band here. Of
course there are some very good
efforts to make our scene united
like the "Metal United"
Greece" and "Greek Metal
Scene" witch worth to check
out. And it has worked a little.
Some people have changed their way
of thinking. I think things are
gonna get better. There are so many
amazing bands here. I wish they had
more audience for support.
more questions my friend. Just
thanks for your time and good luck
for your future plans. Closing is
G: I just want to thank everyone
that supports us through out these
years,and everyone that read this
(our first!) Interview till the last
word. Cheers to everyone,stay tuned
and keep supporting metal and your