1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?
Greetings! And hails occultmetalzine Luna Azure started mainly as a studio recording band that explores different Dark sonic scapes and abrasive noises within Metal after leaving my previous band during early February 2010 .It slowly evolved to include various lineups contributors and influences besides black metal.It is like a musical journey into the ether what we play is an expression and improvisation of our inner subconscious and mythologies.
2.So far you have released a couple of ep's, one full length and also have been a part of a couple of split, how would you describe your musical progress over the years?
We have started sounding Aggressive Discordant and Dissonant using simple structures melancholic with a Rawer intensity lately we have progressed and evolved into a more structured and melodic form at the moment.However we still maintain the live natural sound during recordings as what is captured in the right moment of inspiration is more to our approach compared to a studio engineered sound that’s my opinion we don’t provide a musical equation.
3.Between 2012 and 2017 there was no new music being released, can you tell us a little bit more about what was going on during that times frames?
There was the misshapen lands demo tape that was released during 2015 only circulating in the local Singapore metal scene. It was not very promoted around just like the kekl demo in 2012 these releases had an uncomfortable sound but it was closer to my visualization of a tonal textural ether world. During that time I had to complete my studies before serving national service for 2 years the previous drummer ky had moved on to other interests and jobs while Daemon moved back to Indonesia. Before being active again with the help of khaal ,mikael and Fizan in early 2016 when I got back into the scene and played an enjoyable show with Infernal curse and viridicorn at hood bar.
4/Some of the your lyrics deal with Eastern, Western Occultism and Dimensional Travels, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in these topics?
We derive our inspirations from local folklore and myths like the 18 levels of hell Diyu , The song Devoured Moon
Deals with a solar eclipse Dark energy consuming celestial cosmic life returning physical form into chaotic nothingness. The Concept and structure of the song list from our kekl demo has the intention of showing chaos (noise, ambiance) regulating into structure and order represented by the style of primitive experimental black metal from the song duress onwards. Once form is achieved we enter the fictional journey of a lost sorcerer wandering the formed misshapen lands of strange abstraction howling banshees and strange customs.
5.What are some of the other lyrical topics and subjects you have explored over the years with your music?
Other topics would deal with seclusion such as Tragedies invictum in the first ep and the onset of technology overcoming humanity in songs like Soul devourer and foreboding cosmicisme other themes would focus on abstract senses and an eraser head kind of atmosphere.
6.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Luna Azure'?
It was inspired during a brainstorm session I did to come up with a name that best identifies with a dreamlike yet ominous feeling. Luna Azure meaning blue moon was chosen being the channeling of natural sudden inspirations.As I work better during nocturnal hours haha.
7.What are some of the best shows that the band has played over the years and also how would you describe your stage performance?
Playing alongside infernal curse and viridicorn was an enjoyable show with an active crowd! Our show at artistry the cafe left many shock expressions! I would describe it as evoking the mental labyrinth through sound and incense!
8.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?
9.Recently you where a part of a split with 'Nuurisk' and 'Welkin', what are your thoughts on the other bands that had participated on the recording?
Nuurisk are a promising and talented band with excellent song writing skills and production the music is catchier .Welkin is meticulous and cold and have potential.
10.Currently you are unsigned, are you looking for a label or have received any interest?
It was challenging but I can remain DIY
11.On a worldwide level how has the reaction been to your music by fans of black metal?
It depends on the individual
12.When can we expect another full length and also where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
hmmm.. Its more likely there's a chance we can expect another few smaller scale releases..Probably a more aggressive black metal grind core straightforward sound would be likely in the future it can be quite hard to tell hahaha..
13.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
Beherit’s drawing down the moon and oath of black blood album’s as well as the riffs on Mutiilation vampires of black imperial blood album, other bands that are inspiring would be Gnaw they’re tongues, Xasthur ( USA),Masonic youth and even gaming soundtracks such as Eye of the beholder dungeons and dragons.
14.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
Thank you for the Interview! And Interest Cheers!!