From The Shores became a thing in 2008, after some mishaps along the way of creation, the band would return in full force in 2014. During this gap of time, between creation and returning, the band went into writing and recording mode, to release their new album "Of Apathy". This would have the band playing shows and touring relentlessly. So much so in fact, that the band took some time to discuss said release, and what plans lie ahead.
1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.
FROM THE SHORES: The band was born in Venice in 2008 after some bands we were playing in disbanded. We got together, started writing songs and went on recording our first EP. After touring Italy relentlessly, we took a break due to some line up changes. In 2014 we came back in full force, started playing again, played Europe for the first time and set everything to go back to the studio. Our new album 'Of Apathy' was released worldwide between November and December 2016 and we are just back from an European tour with Six Feet Under.
2. What’s the origin of the band’s name?
FROM THE SHORES: It's related to the place we come from; Venice, its lagoon and its shores.
3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?
FROM THE SHORES: All the band members were from the Venice area back in the day. Right now we reside between Venice, Treviso and Udine, in northern Italy. Italy in general has loads of outstanding individual acts and a big scene.
4. How would you describe your style?
FROM THE SHORES: We embrace elements from both death and black metal, merged with a deep love for melodies recalling the classics.
5. If you had to pick one song off "Of Apathy" to introduce someone who has never heard your music, which would you pick and why?
FROM THE SHORES: I'd go for 'Weakness Of The Flesh', the last song of the album. It's the last song we wrote, and I think the most recent songs are usually the ones musicians like the most as they usually represent the latest shape of the band.
6. What other songs off "Of Apathy", do you think we will see, be made into singles and or videos, or you would like to see?
FROM THE SHORES: We have some news coming soon, so I won't tell you anything.
7. Who produced "Of Apathy" and what was it like working with them?
FROM THE SHORES: We went back to Hate Studio, the same studio where we recorded 'Until My Last Breath', our first EP. Maurizio Baggio has been even more important for us this time, both in terms of suggestions and production. We really cared about the final mix and he kept working until we were fully satisfied. 'Of Apathy' is his son as well.
8. Who did the cover art for "Of Apathy" and how much input did you have on it?
FROM THE SHORES: We luckily had the chance to find the guy surfing the web. Timur Khabirov is an amazing artist and perfectly gave life to our concept idea.
9. Is there any story or concept behind the "Of Apathy" title?
FROM THE SHORES: The album is full of our own feelings, thoughts, lives. Once they are out, and we are drained, there's only room for apathy.
10. When can we expect to see "Of Apathy" be released, and what can people hear off it?
FROM THE SHORES: The album was released last November in Italy, Ukraine and Japan, and December throughout the rest of Europe and North&South America by Metal Scrap Records. It's available on all the major digital platforms such as iTunes, Google Play and Spotify as well.
11. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?
FROM THE SHORES: We toured Europe last month with Six Feet Under: an amazing experience that gave us the chance to make some amazing new friends. Other plans are in store but it will take some time.
FROM THE SHORES: Writing, recording, touring, having fun, repeat.
13. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?
FROM THE SHORES: On www.facebook.com/fromtheshores you can find all of our links. Otherwise you can find our album on Spotify and listen to it for free. You can find our merch on www.fromtheshores.bigcartel.com.
14. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?
FROM THE SHORES: It would be great if the music or lyrics, even better if both, could make people think 'Hey, that's cool, let's check more from these guys".