Tempestat interview

Hi Tempestat! What’s the meaning of your band’s title? What’s the origin of that name? Have you changed the band’s name before?

It means storm in Catalan.

When we finished our first recording we started to search for a name that could define our sound with just one word, and “Tempestat” showed up, it convinced us all and here we are.

It’s our first and definitive name by now.

What genre of music do you consider your work to be? Who are your major influences?

We don’t like to classify our music, but it moves between hardcore and crust metal.

Converge, Nails, Trap Them, Breach, Tragedy, Cursed…

How long have you all known each other? How did you meet?

Just for ten months.

We met in the underground scene, in some shows, classical love story haha

When did you form your band? What inspired you to make music together?

We started the project in the fall of 2017.

The fact that we hate the world haha, we need to share what we have in our minds.

Are you a member of any music organizations?

Nope, we run alone by now.

What can you tell me about your instruments? (i.e., Are you subject to brand loyalty or will you play with whatever’s available? What made you choose the instruments you have now? Was it cost or was it a style/model/brand/color preference?

We use just what we like, doesn’t matter the brand. We like to use classic amps and valve stuff, after years playing instruments I guess we ended up finding the sweet spot with specific equipment, the place where we feel fine. In general we say: tone over style.

Where have you performed? What are your favorite and least favorite venues? Do you have any upcoming shows?

We play in a lot of bars and squat houses, we don’t have remarkably preferences right now, we just play everywhere we’re invited to.

We plan to tour in the fall 2018.

Which songs do you perform most frequently? Do you ever play any covers? Do you have a set play list?

We play all of our material, we have two EP’s and the songs are fast so we have time to put it all into the show by now.

Nope, we don’t tend to play covers; we never find “the one” haha.

Yes, we’ve been playing the same set list lately, it changes through time.

Who writes your songs? What are the main themes or topics for most of your songs? Do you think these topics will change over time?

The guitarist always comes to the rehearsals with ideas, and we develop the final song improvising and putting ideas together.

We talk about ugly things, existentialism, depression, the fucked up world…

We don’t think the themes’ topics will change any time soon; they may evolve to new ideas but always with the same core. If we feel different in this universe someday, we may leave this project.

Could you briefly describe the music-making process?

We develop the ideas in the rehearsal room, and we’re giving form to the songs through practicing ‘till we record them in the studio. Lyrics tend to be the final part of the process, maybe some little adjustments are made to the song to fit the voice once they are written, lyrics are almost ever inspired by the instrumental base.

What are your rehearsals generally like? Do you have a set time each week in which you practice or are rehearsals more spontaneous?

We try to practice when we can, we try to meet at least once a week, and it’s difficult sometimes to get together due to family and job stuff…

How has your music evolved since you first began playing music together?

It has changed, it’s evolving constantly, we couldn’t say in which points exactly, but it basically reflexes what we’re living in the moment.

What has been your biggest challenge as a band? Have you been able to overcome that challenge? If so, how?

Maybe recording the last EP in two days haha, we finally did, we’re living from weekend to weekend, so we’re always short of time.

What’s your ultimate direction for your band? Are you seeking fame and fortune?

We want to play as much as we can; it’s what we like and would be awesome to dedicate our entire time to it, of course.

Fame and fortune is always welcomed, but we’re conscious about the nature of our music, it is more like a therapy for the soul.

What advice do you have for people who want to form their own bands?

Be nice with your band mates, try to do your part and let the other do theirs, don’t waste time with toxic people, life is short, don’t procrastinate too much… find your role in your local scene, and meet all the people you can, there’s a lot of nice people over there who can contribute to you music.

How can fans-to-be gain access to your music?

We use the common channels to share our music, bandcamp, youtube, facebook, instagram… we give our first recording for free, downloadable from our Bc.

Is there anyone you’d like to acknowledge for offering financial or emotional support?

We’d like to thank to all of our friends and people who comes to the shows to make this meaningful and to our family too, by supporting and helping us to continue doing what we like. And everyone like you, involved and helping the scene and the bands to keep growing up. Thanks!

Any last words?

Keep headbanging and visiting Metalmilitia, thank you buds!