Summon: How did the band get started?
Joan: The band get started by an idea of Biel, our lead guitar. Most of the members of Devouring were in another band, a viking/death band under the name of “Thrudheim”, and when the band was dissolved, some of the old members of Thrudheim created Devouring.
Summon: What kind of music do you play?
Joan: Death fucking metal. Simply, direct, in your face.
Summon: How has the fan response been?
Joan: Amazing. The underground scene in Mallorca have a few bands really amazing, and we support each other, and we have found really good response is in the rest of Spain, where we have some petitions of play some concerts.
Summon: Where did the band name come from?
Joan: As I told before, when we were Thrudheim, we have a song called “Devouring the roots” (And this name is for one of our new songs on the E.P.), and we think “Devouring” indicates what kind of music we do.
Summon: Who writes the music? Lyrics?
Joan: Most of the songs are written by Biel, and except “Wall of Putrid Flesh” (Wroten by Biel too) the lyrics are written by me (Joan) with the ideas and help of the rest of members.
Summon: And where do the lyric ideas come from?
Joan: We want to say something that the world has not seen. Something abstract, the chaotic part of the human. You don’t need to tell something directly if you create an atmosphere and tell it that every different person will understand it at his own way.
Summon: What is your view in Satanism and Occultism?
Joan: I don’t think so much in this two terms, any one have his point of view. I didn’t see myself like a “Satanist”, more like simply “Anti-religion”. In Occultism, again, i didn’t have been never interested in it.
Summon: How many albums/CD’s have you released?
Joan: Under the name of Devouring, this is our first release.
Summon: Tell me about some the songs on the latest CD?
Joan: It’s hard to describe some of our songs. For an example, “Devouring the roots” is an ode to our evil part, destroying all the good things we have. “Primordial being of Chaos” is an old man prisoned, mindless, and talking with himself thinking is the Chaos itself. “Wall of Putrid Flesh” maybe is our most abstract song, is our special kind of purgatory. And we have, for example, Morbid Insanity, a stab directly to the heart of the church.
Summon: Do you have any side projects?
Joan: Alex, our bassist, has a side project called Cerosity, fucking sick death/thrash metal. We recommend it!
Summon: Who are some of your musical influences? 13. Which current bands?
Joan: From Dismember to Obituary, simply, death metal. Lock Up, Bloodbath, Edge of Sanity, Nihilist, At the gates, Morbid Angel, Desultory… we can stay all the day talking about the death metal gods.
Summon: What is the band like when you play live?
Joan: A fucking neck-breaker bone-crusher machine.
Summon: Have you guys ever played in another country?
Joan: No. We are from a little island, so we sometimes have difficulties to play out. Recently we played in Ibiza, another island, with two reputed band like Occultum Lapidem, and Decapitated Christ. Brutal musicians, best persons!
Summon: How big of crowd shows up at shows usually?
Joan: It depends of where you play, if you pay for enter, if we’re only two bands or a little fest… The show of less people we had, was around fifty persons, but they make sound like they were two thousand.
Summon: How is the crowd response when you play?
Joan: Completely devoted.
Summon: What do you think of the US Black Metal/Death Metal scene?
Joan: Father befouled, Horrendous… I’m a bit disconnected of the actual scene in the US death metal, I’m sorry! Sure you have some really awesome bands! And don’t forget Morbid Angel, Cannibal Corpse, Obituary… We have grown with this!
Summon: What do you think of the Overseas scenes?
Joan: It’s fucking alive!! I have the “Swallowed by the Ocean’s tide” from Sulphur Aeon all the day in my music player, and some new releases like “Hallucinating in Resurrecture” from Binah, “Key to a black heart” from Blood Mortized, “Deathevokation” from Revel in Flesh and “The Perishing Empire of Lies” from Decapitated Christ. The death metal scene around the world is awakening.
Summon: What are some of new favorite black metal/death metal bands?
Joan: Father Befouled, Blood Mortized, Cryptborn, Puteraeon, Sulphur Aeon, Residual Minds…
Summon: When do you guys plan on writing any new material?
Joan: We’re on it! We have some new songs that will broke some neck in the concerts…
Summon: What does the future hold for the band??
Joan: This 26th is our E.P. presentation concert, and from this moment you can buy it. In concerts, we’re planning with some bands of Spain for play there, and looking if any record or label is interested in our material!
Contact them at: