Please introduce yourself.
Anguish Sublime is an atmospheric death metal from Novi Sad, Serbia.
When your band was created?
The band was created in 1998.
What the style do you play?
Atmospheric/melodic death metal – we could elaborate this though…
How could you describe your music by several words?
Melodic, atmospheric, diverse metal with both brutal and clean vocals
What is the main theme of your lyrics?
Lyrical topics that are covered in our songs are mostly criticism of mankind and it’s almost most certain path to extinction and destruction of this planet, as well as on, social and individual, moral and inner degradation. We also cover some more individual, inner topics.
What would you like to achieve with the band activity?
Our next goal is to release another EP, and soon after a full length album, that we are currently working on. Anguish Sublime has over 50 tracks, with only 13 of them released so far, so we intend to keep on making music and releasing, with a big wish to reach as many people as we can with our songs.
How many gigs you have played so far and maybe you visit another countries with concerts?
We have played only in Serbia, on numerous gigs and festivals, like EXIT fest, “Gitarijada” Zajecar, “Demo Masters tournament” held by national radio Beograd 202 (where we won 3rd place), WOA EX-YU metal battle (made it to the finals), and many other festivals and gigs across the Serbia.
Is there anything very important about your band what SHOULD know fans and labels?
I would say that the only important thing is that we have a strong determination to continue with our work, and that this band will keep on fighting and making music. We have material for approximately 3-4 full length albums (of course some of these songs still need to be recorded and produced), and we keep on making new songs. We promise plenty more Anguish Sublime music in the years to come!
What the formats you would like to see your releases, CD, Vinyl, Tape…? And how do you see future of physical releases?
Our wish is to get it on all media, but we’ll be satisfied for CD. I think that physical releases are already becoming a thing only for collectors, and that they slowly blend into any other band’s merchandise, unfortunately.
When you will get label deal, would you like to help to the label with promotion from your side, or you want label do all without your help?
I feel that any serious artist that stands behind its work, simply needs to do a certain level of self-promotion and especially the connection and communication with fans. Without that, it all loses a certain level of honesty and charm.
What’s your reaction towards negative opinions about your music?
If a negative opinion is a product of critical point of view, and if the critique is of constructive nature – we acknowledge and respect it, and even appreciate it. If negativism is a product of taste – I would say that everyone has different taste, so it is a valid thing. If is just because of being mean or malicious – we just ignore it.
And last question, how do you like our webzine, do you have some remarks towards its look or functionality?
It looks fine to me – maybe just make it a little darker. I love that it is a responsive website.