Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.
Hi, this is István from the Hungarian Symphony of Symbols. Our history starts in 1997 when I started to play music with „Guitar-Sanyi”. Soon came „Bass-Tomi”. The three of us became the base. Men came and go next to us. They all gone who played with us on the Fall of Enigma album. 5 years ago we found Zsolti (guitar) and a bit later Sándor, the singer known from Gutted. This strong team made the Stupefying Beliefs album at 2012, which was born at the Ukranian Metal Scrap Records.

How would you describe your style? Which bands influenced your music?
From the very beginning we aimed for it, that the song structure be non-traditional death metal style. On the one part there are a lot of traditional song (if we want to listen like this we can go a concert), on the other hand we are very much like the subtle, hard-to-listen kind of songs, in this way we are writing long and complicated structured songs. We don’t have the ambition to serve the trends, so we play what we like, what precious for us, what we consider enduring one. The Suffocation, Morbid Angel, Emperor, Cannibal Corpse, Nile had big effect on us.

Why should a metalhead buy your demos/albums?
Because they won’t receive average music.

What have you released so far and how were your releases received by the public/media?
We read critics about us in several places which is a good thing merely already in a Hungarian underground band’s case. We can say that the disk had good welcome, fortunatelly the negative critics are only about the strange strong structure what is not a problem. We are happy cause there are some people who write critics after listening the album for several days. From these people we got good critics and that is the point. According to the Metal Scrap Records’s information they have left only a few pieces from our CD’s and lot’s of people downloaded our album. So we can say the promotion worked well.

Do you play live as well? How's your live activity so far?
Of course we are „live-ready”, but have concert rarely. Sorrily in our area the clubs unable to pay our travel costs at least, although „old-faces” come to our concert who spend a lot of money on the clubs, not like the young dicks.

What sould labels/zines/promoters know about your band? Why should they be interested in it?
We are playing the old school kind of death metal which is still able to develop. The world is full of totally average music, and the metal of the Symbolz are totally contrary to them. The metal music is the part of art which works the same as other arts: if always the same artists born again and again the art became worthless and senseless. Of course the big publishers only see how big profit they can realize and pushes the trend lines, any kind of cores and neotrashes which will fall together with the generation who listened them. In the backstage, what is totally sure and immovable is the brainy death metal.

What plans do you have for the near future as a band?
Couple of concert are under constitution. Our band will play a brand new song in the Metal Scrap Records’ 20th birthday publication. After this the EP come. In these days we finished shooting a video for Stupefying Beliefs which is going to be shared on the internet.

Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?
To reach one of our concert should be in Hungary for sure. Our videos watchable and listenable in the official Youtube line (www.youtube.com/zeratheus). Album and merch available in the official Facebook page (www.facebook.com/symphonyofsymbols) or orderable via e-mail (symphonyofsymbols@gmail.com).


November 2012

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