ION INDIE MAGAZINE September 2016, Volume 28 - Page 91

KZ: Hello, Metasoma, how are you today, guys? Thank you very much for giving up the time to do this interview for ION Indie Magazine. It is big honor for us! Agro: Hey, the honor is all ours, seriously. We really appreciate you approaching us. KZ: Could you introduce your group to our metal fans who may have never heard about you yet? Agro: Of course. We are Metasoma, a metal band with some heavy rock undertones based in London, England. We are two Polish dudes on guitar, Voytek and Mishiek. We have Hugo--he is from France and he is the machine that smashes the kit to bits for us. We have Vlad; taking care of the vocals who hails from Romania. Then, you have me--the English bass guitarist. Quite an international outfit. Mishiek: Yeah, so, Metasoma was created by Voytek and myself at the end of 2009. After less than a year, we recorded our debut EP "Metal Erosion“ and toured it through England. Then, in September 2014, we completed the long awaited album "Mirror of Life". Hugo: That's right. To describe our music I would say we sound like the retarded love child of Pantera and Alter Bridge! We mix heavy parts with more melodic ones--and, if you really want to see the magic happen, come see us live! KZ: Now let's talk about your debut album, "Mirror Of Life”, which was released in 2014. Did You put a lot of effort into this album? Can you describe working on this album? Can you share your favorite or funny moments in the album’s making? Voytek: All the songs on this album were written by me and Mishiek, except from the track "Mirror of Life"-that came from Amro, our ex singer. We recorded all the songs at Mishiek’s house using his great recording and production skills. It was pure fun and I think we did pretty well. I mean, it's a whole diffrent story between recording in the studio with a clock in front of your eyes and the home atmosphere. I like them both though! Mishiek: Yes, all the music was recorded in Killoff Studio at my house. The vocals were recorded somewhere in Dubai. I was in charge of the production of the music, yet a huge part of the finalized shape and sound came from Voytek's influence. He spent a lot of time with me to fine tune the details. The ability to record in this way has a lot of positives--as to me, it's stress free compared to the studio. We all know, time is money. With little money and lots of time, we were able to record a couple of versions of a single track. From this we could then pick which one would be the best, according to us. We recorded when we wanted to and when we had the time to do it--no pressure. Most people may say that recording at home is never the professional option. To all those opinions I have an answer: Time goes forward, why not use the opportunities that technology gives us? The software, which is available for not much money, can cause miracles when you know how to use it. Our CD, which has appeared in many different countries around the world, has been met with flattering opinions over its production. Agro: Totally, it's good to do what works for you and not what is expensive and flashy. The new material, we actually started recording in a gorgeous studio in central London on a £350,000 mixing desk, and it just didn't work. We've now recorded it in what is respectively a purpose built shed in a dude's garden on his