Summon: How did the band get started?
Fractal Generator: The current incarnation of Fractal Generator was initially conceived by 040118180514 and 102119200914. We wanted to create a type of dark and atmospheric death metal sound that we hadn’t heard before, with lyrics inspired by various science and science fiction ideas. 040114090512 joined and with a full lineup the album came together pretty quickly.
Summon: What kind of music do you play?
Fractal Generator: Dark, atmospheric, extreme metal.
Summon: How has the fan response been?
Fractal Generator: Its been great.
Summon: Where did the band name come from?
Fractal Generator: 040118180514 came up with it. It gave him an eerie, mechanical sort of feeling and decided it would be a great name for a new project. Some have said it reminds them of some kind of giant machine that creates the universe. We don’t really have any specific interpretation of exactly what it means. It’s more about the feeling it gives us, which we think suits the music perfectly.
Summon: Introduce the band members and what they do in the band.
040118180514: Bass, Vocals
102119200914: Guitar, backing vocals
Summon: Who writes the music? Lyrics?
Fractal Generator: We all contribute to the writing of the music. The lyrics are written by 040118180514 and 102119200914.
Summon: And where do the lyric ideas come from?
Fractal Generator: Some of it comes from our interest in great science fiction stories, some of it from our thoughts and ideas about life, death, suffering, pain, pleasure, chaos, and order, space, the fate of humanity, etc.
Summon: What is your view in Satanism and Occultism?
Fractal Generator: We are not interested in religion.
Summon: How many albums/CD’s have you released?
Fractal Generator: We released a demo “The Cannibalism of Objects” in 2007 and our current full length “Apotheosynthesis” in 2015.
Summon: Tell me about some the songs on the latest CD?
Fractal Generator: Apotheosynthesis is a sort of concept album in that all of the songs follow a loose futuristic story-line in a universe where humans have destroyed their own planet and have to look to space for a new home.
Summon: Do you have any side projects?
Fractal Generator: The members come from various other bands, the majority being different forms of black metal and death metal. Readers can check our metal archives page if they’re interested in learning more about them. (http://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Fractal_Generator/3540348434)
Summon: Who are some of your musical influences?
Fractal Generator: For this project we are mostly influenced by metal bands like Gorguts, Strapping Young Lad, Morbid Angel, Mayhem, Emperor, Zyklon, Myrkskog, Augury, etc.
Summon: Which current bands?
Fractal Generator: Sulphur Aeon, Anaal Nathrak, Ne Obliviscaris, Pantheon I.
Summon: What is the band like when you play live?
Fractal Generator: I think we have a pretty unique live show because we incorporate a projector screen playing videos that are timed to go along with our songs. We also create atmosphere by having ambient sound effects playing in between songs.
Summon: Have you guys ever played in another country?
Fractal Generator: Not yet.
Summon: How big of crowd shows up at shows usually?
Fractal Generator: So far we’ve had a good turnout to all of our shows.
Summon: How is the crowd response when you play?
Fractal Generator: We’ve had nothing but a positive response from crowds at our shows so far.
Summon: What do you think of the US Black Metal/Death Metal scene?
Fractal Generator: There’s a lot we like and a lot that we don’t.
Summon: What do you think of the Overseas scenes?
Fractal Generator: It seems like there’s a thriving scene in Europe. They have produced many great bands that have been big influences for us.
Summon: What are some of new favorite black metal/death metal bands?
Fractal Generator: Alrakis, The Wretched End, Mirrorthrone.
Summon: When do you guys plan on writing any new material?
Fractal Generator: We have already begun writing material for our second album.
Summon: What does the future hold for the band??
Fractal Generator: Only time will tell.
Thanks for the interview! (responses are from 040118180514 and 102119200914)
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