Summon: How did the band get started?
Branislav: After quitting another band sometime in 2006, I had some riffs and ideas of mine that were not used in Sangre Eterna, so logically I decided to form my own project, which eventually became BANE.
Summon: What kind of music do you play?
Branislav: The style would be best described as Black/Death Metal.
Summon: How has the fan response been?
Branislav: Mostly positive I guess, judging from the hundreds of reviews published so far our albums got.
Summon: Where did the band name come from?
Branislav: Originally from Serbia, a small country in Eastern Europe. That was until this year, when the band re-located in Montreal, QC, Canada.
Summon: Introduce the band members and what they do in the band.
Branislav: The current line-up consists of Max on guitars (Frostbite), Edd on bass (HolloW, Karkaos) and Gabriel on drums (Brought By Pain).
Summon: Who writes the music? Lyrics?
Branislav: In 95% of the time, I write both the music and lyrics for the band.
Summon: And where do the lyric ideas come from?
Branislav: Chaos. Human abhorrence, ignorance and stupidity.
Summon: What is your view in Satanism and Occultism?
Branislav: No comment.
Summon: How many albums/CD’s have you released?
Branislav: So far we have released 2 full-length albums, 3 splits, 1 EP, a demo and just recently a brand new single entitled “In Darkness And Hatred” which is available as a free download via: http://nocturnemagazine.net/download/68/bane-in-darkness-and-hatred-single
Summon: Tell me about some the songs on the latest CD?
Branislav: It’s our fastest stuff yet. We raised the bar up to 240bpm on some songs there, and for the first time used some orchestral arrangements, keyboards and clean/choir vocals which was not heard on previous material.
Summon: Do you have any side projects?
Branislav: I have a Hard Rock band called Keychain, you can check it out here: https://www.facebook.com/keychainofficial
Summon: Who are some of your musical influences?
Branislav: As far as Metal bands go, here are some of my most inspirational ones: Dissection, Naglfar, Setherial, Dark Funeral, etc…other than that I really listen to just about any musical genre, no limits.
Summon: Which current bands?
Branislav: Lately I have been more into Modern Death Metal like: Job For A Cowboy, As I Lay Dying, The Black Dahlia Murder, etc…
Summon: What is the band like when you play live?
Branislav: Just four really passionate guys about Metal.
Summon: Have you guys ever played in another country?
Branislav: Yeah…so far we have played in over 10 European countries.
Summon: How big of crowd shows up at shows usually?
Branislav: That really depends…from 10-15 people, up to 200-300…it really depends on lots of things such as the bands on the bill, day of the week, season, venue, promotion, etc…
Summon: How is the crowd response when you play?
Branislav: It also really depends on the previously mentioned factors…but it’s very simple, actually – if the band gives their 666%, then so will the people in the crowd.
Summon: What do you think of the US Black Metal/Death Metal scene?
Branislav: There are few really amazing bands, that is for sure. My buddies from A Hill To Die Upon is a great example, also Abigail Williams have proven to be a great band, just to mention a few.
Summon: What do you think of the Overseas scenes?
Branislav: It’s really hard to generalize a question like that, but one thing I know for sure – everywhere there will be ups and downs. In just about any single country you will find great bands, great people.
Summon: What are some of new favorite black metal/death metal bands?
Branislav: To be quite honest, in the last year or so I did not come up with new bands that have really grabbed my attention in the Black/Death Metal scene. Mostly the bands or records I listen to are from lets say 1990 to about 2010, and just in those two decades there are tons and tons of good releases.
Summon: When do you guys plan on writing any new material?
Branislav: I am slowly writing some new songs, but at this very moment I have no clue when will it be finished, recorded nor released…time will tell.
Summon: What does the future hold for the band??
Branislav: If everything goes fine we will hit some stages in North America during 2014, and will work on some new stuff for sure.
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