1.Can you give us an update on what is going on with the band these days?
First of all I would like to say "Hello!" to you and all your readers and to thank you for your interest in Marchosias.
I have to say we are pretty busy lately. We launched 2 split CD's, we are working on the design for two t-shirts and we have to prepare for our anniversary concert. We had to rescheduled because of the tragic recent events for the metal scena in Romania, the Colectiv fire. We would like to send our regrets and prayers to our brothers and sisters that are no longer with us and to the ones that are still fighting for their lives in hospital beds and to their families.
We are also working writing new music and lyrics for our upcoming full length that we wish to launch at the end of 2016.
2.Recently you where a part of a split, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on your side of the recording?
Yes we were. Actually we recorded 6 songs for two split CD-s. Metal United 2015, the 10th anniversay of polish metalcore band Lostbone (Lostbone / Marchosias / Decease / Implant Pentru Refuz / Targ3t) and (inter)SECTION a split cd with fellow black metal band Akral Necrosis. The music presented on our side of the (inter)SECTION split is what Marchosias feels like these days. powerfull riffs combined with melodic intersections, strong lyrics and a deep message! It represents the maturity the band has reached after a period of 5 years of existence and development.
3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the newer music?
The lyrical topics we try to reach is dark spirituality, luciferianism and self awareness through religious concepts. We try to rise a question mark above what religion is serving to the masses and to open the eyes of the masses and to help them see that not everything is what it seems and that we should use our brains more often. Blind following and worship is not ok in the times we live!
4.I know that the name 'Marchosias' comes from a Goetic demon, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in the Left Hand Path philosophies and the Occult?
Yes the name comes from a demon, commander of 30 demonic legions, but it also means "marquis" in greek. I can only speek about my interest in the left hand path and the occult here as faith is a very personal thing. I am very interested in placing the HUMAN in the center of it`s exitence as we are all responsible for our decisions and our actions. That is all I have to say about this topic.
5.What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and also how would you describe your stage performance?
We had some very good shows laetly, lot`s of people, ver good and strong reactions from the crows. Our live performances I would describe as strong and balanced. we try to provide an energic show for our fans and make them feel our energy on stage. We try to geve everything at every show!
6.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?
We would like to support (inter)SECTION with a couple of live performances in different citiesin Romania and hopefully abroad.
7.Recently you shared a split with Akral Necrosis and also covered one of their songs, can you tell us a little bit more about your cover version?
We tried to add a touch of us to the cover...add some melodic parts to the songs wich is a great song. I think we managed to add our personal touch to the cover. We hope that both our fans and Akral Necrosis fans will apreciate our effort.
8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of black metal?
I can`t really say what the feedback is on a worldwide level. We haven`t reached so many ears and sould. Nut in romania we received positive reviews and feedbacks at shows and from the press. Hopefully we would reach some black metal fans with the hellp of your site :).
9.Are any of the band members also involved with any other bands or musical projects these days?
The only Marchosias band that is involved in a side project is our main guitarist Edward, he plays bass for Necrovile. The other members don`t have the spare time , we have jobs and families and Marchosias takes all our free time.
10.When can we expect a full length album and also where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
At the end of 2016. The full lenght willl have everything from black metal to death metal, sreams growls and clean vocals, it`s gonna be a big surprise! We hope it will have a great inpact on our fanbase.
11.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your newer music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
Some of the bands we enjoy: Marduk, Emperor, Dimmu Borgir, Dissection, Anathema, Sear Bliss, Watain, Nile, Faceless, Lake of tears etc. I personally enjoy the latest Gorgoroth album Instinctus Bestialis.
12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
Thank you the great questions and don`t forget to give darkness a change, keep the hons up!
The xxx legion, Marchosias!