Interview was prepared by OccultBlackMetal (A Different Shade Of Black Metal Zine)
1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?
Psychophobia is the band established at the beginning of the new century in Świdnik – typical workers city in southern Poland. Our first demo “Promo Accident” was recorded and self released in 2006 and our first LP was self released in 2012. This year we signed contract with Metal Scrap Records and at 25th June we have released EP “The Fall” under metal Scrap Records label.
2.How would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recordings?
It’s a good piece of metal I think, with a lot of influences. In our music you can hear elements of death, black, heavy and power metal, but we don’t want to put ourselves in any of these boxes. It isn’t very important for us. Psychophobia is just a metal band.
3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?
Generally, lyrics are about human condition in the world and his place in the universe. Sometimes the topic is about catastrophic visions of the future and uncertainty what tomorrow brings us in the age of dehumanization.
4.The band has been around since 2002 but so far has only released 2 demo’s, a full length and the current ep, can you tell us a little bit more about the gap in between releases?
In those years there was a lot of squad changes. Each of us grew up and started adult life. You know: end of the school, going to college, going to work, try to start a family. The music was on the second place sometimes but we’ve had always stay together.
5.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name ‘Psychophobia’?
Anything special. Really.
6.What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and also how would you describe your stage performance?
We was very proud of sharing the stage with Christ Agony and Frontside – big names of polish rock/metal scene, but sometimes the best show is when you’re playing a small gig with bands you are befriended. In our case that will be R.O.D. and Shame Yourself.
7.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?
No, not now.
8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of melodic and extreme metal?
We are already waiting for feedback.
9.What is going on with some of the other bands or musical projects these days that some of the band members are a part of?
Most of these projects are suspended. Only Patologia is still playing. It’s a well known polish punk rock brigade.
10.When can we expect a full length album and also where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
We want to start recording our fresh stuff in the beginning of the next year.
11.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
It’s really hard to say. There are many bands we’re listening in many kinds of music. Our biggest influences are Black Sabbath, In Flames, Children of Bodom.
12.What are some of your non musical interests?
Typical: football, motorcycles, girls and drugs and alcohol of course.
13.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
For all brothers and sisters: STAY HEAVY!
– Tell us about the origin of the band.
Hi there! We are Psychophobia. Świdnik/Lublin, POLAND. You can find all the information about our members, past members, history, etc. on our website. It’s a little bit boring to read about it on the interwiev, I think.
– Reasons to create the band, inspiration and influences.
It was simple – the desire to leave a mark and of course: sex, drugs and rock’n’roll.
– Style description and musical attitude.
After almost fifteen years of playing, we’re still trying to mix Black Sabbath and Melodic Death Metal. And we haven’t said our last word.
– Tell us about the origin of the name’s band.
It is the title of one of the Black Sabbaths song from the Cross Purposes album. We find the meaning of our name to be : The term psychophobia (from psyche and phobia) has been used as “Fear of Thinking”. In these times we all see that whole world has serious problems with that.
-For those who are starting rocking
Which band and / or classic rock band’s song recommend and why?
It’s difficult because everyone is different, so everyone should listen to the bands that he or she likes, not just those which are on the top. We all started from different sides of hard music. I can give you just the bands that I started with: Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Rush, Budgie, Yes, King Crimson, Metallica, Anthrax, Over Kill, Sepultura, Kreator, Sodom and from our Polish scene: Vader, Kat, Turbo, TSA, Behemoth. But, after all, if you wanted to start your heavy-rock journey, you should start from the beginning.
-For those who are starting rocking and begin to be known as a band
What song of yours you recommend and why?
It’s a hard question too. Every song is a part us and part of our thoughts about world that we live in, but if you want the titles, I choose Mass Delusion, Mongrel and The Fall.
-Which one was or has been the most important moment in your career?
We hope that it has not come yet.
-Tell us about your achievements, future goals and what are you doing right now?
We would like to continue our work such as before. Nowadays we are writing the songs for a new album and ripping them at rehearsals. Our goal is to survive in this world.
-As wrestling media, do you know wrestling, right?, What do you want to comment or add about this topic?
It’s hard to comment because wrestling is a sport not so popular in Poland. However when we were young we watched on TV Japan anime called Tiger Mask Nisei about wrestling so we and every one of our friends wanted to be wrestlers. Then we could see real wrestlers on American TV channels and that was so different. That was like a show not a fight. A few years ago I’ve seen movie “Santo el enmascarado de plata vs. la invasión de los marcianos” and this is what I really expect from Wrestling Star, and now El Santo is a hero for me.
-Greetings and message for rock fans and visitors of Rock and Wrestling website
Hey Rock and Wrestling fans! Keep enjoy your passion and hobby. Life is too short to worry. Be strong and stay Metal \m/
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