Hello friends, today I have the pleasure to talk to Terravore, a Thrash band from Varna (Bulgaria) very dark and strong stuff.
Hi guys, let’s talk a little about the beginnings of the band. How was Terravore created?
Hello, we are Terravore – Bulgarian oldschool thrash-death metal band from Varna. Formed in the early spring of 2015 by Kalin Buchvarov (bass/vocals, Mass Cremation) and Ivan Lazarov (guitars/vocals, Abductor, ex-Nema Labavo). The project started two months earlier under another name, but after the affiliation of Trendafil Trendafilov (drums, ex-Mass Cremation, ex-Mental DIsorder), the project name was changed to Terravore and the band started working with full force. Several months later the band began performing gigs in Varna, and also had a mini tour in Bulgaria during September 2015, as a support to a greek thrash metal band. In January 2016 Terravore records an EP, which will be released soon, and two single studio tracks, which will appear on two international compilations.
How was the design and creation process of the album?
The album was planned to be recorded as a demo release, but the final product was way better than the expected, and we decided that it will become and EP. The artwork concept is all ours, but the realisation was accomplished thanks to the artist Anton Atanasov (Tripple Doze Oldschool Handpainting Crew). The cover was completed after the album hed been recorded.
Apocalyptic Impact is your new EP. I like very much de sound of the band, very extreme and old school Thrash, very great Atmosphere and strong riffs, what do you think?
The main idea was to stick to the oldschool thrash metal, but also to add a bit of the modern sounds and influences from the death and black metal. The riffs were written by both guitar and bass players, but most of them were part of old individual projects before we met.
When I listen Apocalyptic Impact I think in bands like Sodom, Kreator… I think Terravore have a international sound, and this album like very much in Germany, Spain, Sweden… what do you think?
We believe it is so. We sure were influenced by bands like these. We truly hope that our music will reach each part of the world one day.
The band have new songs?
Ofcourse we do! We never stop working on new stuff. Furthermore, we also play cover songs of our favourite bands. Generally, we emphasize on our own music. The EP includes the very first four songs we created, and later decided to add an intro and an outro as an addition.
In your opinion, which are the stronger points of the band?
Depends on the aspect. On the one hand, is the cohesion of the band members, the friendly atmosphere, the commom music taste, the passion in what we do… and mostly, our great love for the BEER! haha On the other hand, from the musician’s point of view, the ideas, each of us has, are easily accepted by all the members – they match our music taste and expectations. That gives us less obsticles in achieving what we want. And not to forget, we do not compromise our music style.
What are your musical influences?
We drain our inspiration right out from a lot of thrash and death metal bands, such as DEMOLITION HAMMER, Sodom, Sepultura (with Max), Kreator, Assasin, Slayer, Obituary, Unleashed, Desaster, Death, oldschool bads mostly from North and South America , Germany and Sweden. As well as from new wave of oldschool thrash bands like Suicidal Angels, Violator, Bonded by Blood, Havok, Warbringer, Fueled by Fire and more…
My favourite song is Abominable Rancor, what is yours?
We love all of our songs. They are all our efford, emotion and creation. But if we observe the crowd, we suppose that “The Dark Side of The Force” is their favourite.
What themes do you touch in your lyrics?
Violence, War, Politics, Cataclysms, Apocalypse, Science-fiction, Pathology, Executions… in two words – violent stuff
How do you see the current scene of the Thrash metal in your country?
The thrash metal scene in our country is fairly weak. There are few bands that are comparatively active at the moment. Some of them are kind of hibernating and emerging from time to time. The 90s were the strong years for the bulgarian thrash metal, the years when Crash, Ira Deum, Exhumator and others played. At the moment death metal has taken over the local underground scene. We carry the hope in resurecting the thrash metal over our land.
What are your future plans?
We plan to keep on playing, not failing our style, to achive international level, and to be liked and accepted for what we are, for the music we make. Most important to us is to improve our music, ‘cause that’s how we’d achieve what we aim at. We strive to be heard worldwide, and not only the music, but the message it carries.
Thank you very much and congratulations for your great work. If you wish to add something, go ahead…
Thank you for the interview and for the good opinion, it was a pleasure! Our message to the fans over the globe is always the same: Support your favourite bands, go to concetrs, buy merch, otherwise, they will ceise to exist.