Deception Chats of New Music and the Plans Ahead!

Modernized by old school death metal band DECEPTION have an album and an EP out, with all new music in the works already! The band goes into chat about their music and the plans up next!

1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.

Well, it’s kinda complicated, haha. As ‘Deception’ we have been active since 2018 with three of the original members from our former band ‘Art of Deception’. We wanted a new start with the same platform so we decided to shorten the name when our previous singer Marius quit the band and Sindre stepped up to do vocals. Marius would later join us again as our bass player during the summer of 2020. Anyway, Sindre and Einar started it up again and hired young hot shot Hans Jakob the same summer Marius quit. From January 2019 to July 2020 we were left without a bass player. Our debut as ‘Deception’ came out during the fall 2019 and it was titled ‘Epidemic’. It was a drastic, but a much needed change to the sound compared to our previous band. It did quite well and we got to do some shows with Blood Red Throne in the UK and around Norway.

Later we would start the recording of our newest album ‘The Mire’. Again, this changed our sound drastically adding symphonic elements to our sound. It is for the better, haha. We released ‘The Mire’ in February 2021 and it has been doing great! We got a lot of cool guests on that album like Teemu from Wintersun, Attila Vörös, Skar from Equilibrium and Bolt from Blood Red Throne. The pandemic put a stopper for our shows, but when it’s over we look forward to touring more.

2. What’s the origin of the band’s name?

We were previously called ‘Art of Deception’ and we chose that because it sounded cool. When our vocalist quit and we decided to start over we just shortened that name, so no deep reasoning behind the name.

3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?

We are based around Stavanger, Norway, but some of us are relocating to Oslo soon. For local bands I would choose from all over Norway because the scene is good, but it’s pretty spread out. Check out Vorbid, Psykopath, Blood Red Throne, Pyrrhic, Sublime Eyes, Vanvidd, You Suffer, Son of a Shotgun, Agabas. There are so many I could mention here.

4. How would you describe your style?

Our style is a kind of modernized old school death metal with symphonic elements. If you take the groove of Blood Red Throne, infuse is with the darkness of Septicflesh and the epicness of Wintersun, that’s probably where we are at.

5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works?

We have released on album and one EP. Our first EP ‘Epidemic’ is a straight old school death metal album with chainsaw guitars and our latest album ‘The Mire’ is our new kind of modernized osdm.

6. Do you have any new music in the works?

Yes! We currently have about half an album worth of material and are thinking of hitting the studio early next year.

7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?

We have some shows in Norway this fall, but a lot is still in the works. We are especially looking for places to tour in Europe. Japan and America as well would be sick.

8. What plans do you have for the future as a band?

Write, record, release, tour, repeat I guess haha. We always try to push ourselves in terms of writing new material and to push our live shows to be the absolute best they can be. We are just waiting for the world to open up to fully promote future releases.

9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?

You can listen to us on all the normal streaming services. If you want to support us financially we have a bandcamp and also a big cartel for merch.

10. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?

Enjoy the ride, pay attention to the details and try to follow along with the story of the album!

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