Exclusive Interview: Buriality talk writing and recording “Primogenitum”!
21 days after a mysterious, incurable disease spreads throughout the barren lands, a handful of survivors try to find sanctuary and naturally those survivors form a Groove Metal band from Madrid, Spain. After we caught up with bassist Juan Carlos “litos” Fernández from Buriality off the back of the bands EP “Primogenitum“, they insisted on giving us a second interview about the writing and recording of it and that conversation went something like this…
How did your previous experiences writing and recording help to smooth the path of the new record? “We all have recorded some albums before, and I think we’ve learned of most of the errors a band does when facing a recording. That’s not only in the studio but also in the pre-production phase, that it’s almost as important as the recording itself”
How does the writing process of a new track start? Melody, riff or rhythm first? How does it evolve from there before you consider it the finished article? “Usually it begins with only riffs, more or less structured. And for my songs, they need to pass through Eduardo’s hands before, to make them sound as guitar riffs. Then, when there’s enough song to work with, it takes the final shape in the rehearsal room adding the rhythm, and voices, arrangements and any changes the song needs. That’s a work done by the four of us together”
What was it like working with Victor Saiz (Sulfur Seas, Doom In Hell, Vael) in the studio? “We’ll sure repeat with him for the next recordings. He makes everything works smooth, I think you can hear the result when you record in a pleasant environment. And the studio is in the upper floor of our rehearsal local, so the logistics are also great!”
If you had the opportunity to work with a guest in the studio next time around, who would you like to work with and why? “This is something we’ve not thinked about, but if we had the chance, be sure that we’ll harness of it”
For us gear nerds out there, can you tell us what you’re using gear wise (pedals, strings, drums etc) to get your sound? “A list of gear is perhaps too extensive for a interview, but I’ll try to tell you a summary of it:
– Mapex Drums, Anatolian Cymbals.
– Bass: Jerzy Drozd, Darkglass microtubes, Zoom B3.
– Guitar: Dean VMNT, Fractal FM3.
– Voice: TC Electronics Voicelive 2.”
What difference would it make to you as a band if you could land an endorsement from a gear manufacturer? “Nowadays, for a band like us there’s no real difference having a endorsement, because we don’t need so much gear to take advantage of it. Santiago is endorser of Anatolian Cymbals”
“Primogenitum” by Buriality is out now via Animal Records