Our interview with Meteora!

On March 1, 2018 I took my trip to the S8 Undergound Club, because there performed 3 female metal bands on stage: the Hungarian Meteora, the slovakian April Weeps and the Russian Sanctorium. Unfortunately, the Hungarian Ideas band, who was the fourth, to suffer due to illness, canceled the show.

The evening itself was great. The bands was still packing when I got there. I managed to talk to Meteora’s guitar player, Csaba, before the concert, and later I knew the other members of the band.

The audience began to arrive around 7 o’clock. With April Weeps and the Sanctorium, I had an interview before the party. These interviews I’ll be write later in two other posts.

Shortly after half past eight, the show started. The first performer was Meteora, with whom I managed to have a very good conversation after their performance.

With their powerful power and symphonic metal tunes, they smashed up the mood. A pretty little audience gathered in the big room of S8.

The setlist of the concert consisted of the songs of the first album, but they played a song on their second album too.

Unfortunately, all performers had a limited schedule, so April Weeps and Sanctorium had a shortened program.

The slovakian April Weeps’ atmospheric metal music produced a very strong sound, creating a great atmosphere on the spot. Audiences still applauded them, but unfortunately they could not play more songs. Unfortunately, the Russian band has unfortunately lost its audience. We were hardly a few, but the atmosphere was great, the band set themselves up and put everything in it. It was not surprise then, that they had a great success. We were very applauded.

Here is the great interview with Meteora band:

FemMeZin:

1. Would like to ask you to tell a little bit about the band, who’s in the band, when did you formed, etc.?

Attila:

“Actually, we both created the band, so we both are the founding members with Máté. We started in 2010, we have been playing processing, Epica, Nightwish, Within Temptation.”

Máté:

“Noémi Holló is our main singer; Csaba Solymosi is our guitar player; I, Máté Fülöp is the bassist, singer; Attila Király is the keyboardist, songwriter and Gábor Kása, our new drummer.”

FemMeZin:

2. How much has this lineup increased?

Máté:

“Since Gábor is the new drummer in the band, he’s a terrible one, so he’s our best drummer so far. We hope it will last for a long time. We’ve been doing this band for 6 years now and we have had a lot of changes lately and it has backed us a bit and I really like these people now.”

Noémi:

“I think the current lineup can be strong because we are really good in human terms, we work together well, and we’re quite similar to music, so we have a lot of overlaps between those we listen to and we love and I think this is a very important It’s a good idea because a drummaker is very quick to hang out and loves a different style, and he’s playing symphonic metal for a while, but after a while he comes out that this is not his own language (Heart’s tight-Attila) and then goes to another band this is not the case now, but I think this is a very important basis for this lineup.”

Gábor:

“I’ve been searching for such a band for 10 years just like Meteora, so I’ve lost my back to Earth that OMG you seriously looking for a drummer?
We will try it.”

Máté:

“Did you have 2 days to prepare?
Or something similar, but you have a very little time.”

Gábor:

“I had 1 week to prepare.”

Noémi:

“He had 1 week to prepare and take 5 numbers.”

Attila:

“We gave 2 weeks to everyone and I think they should have made 3 numbers, and Gabi was prepared for 5 songs in 1 week.”

Noémi:

“Gábor said that this time could be solved, okay, and then he got 5 songs.”

Máté:

“The other drummers were strong enough, but they did not know what to do, so they could not compete with them.”

Noémi:

“They were very good, but we had the feeling that he was speaking a completely different language, Gábor was so much better that we got him.”

Gábor:

“I’ve socialized like Epica, Nightwish, so I’ve been listening to such drums.”

Noémi:

“This was my first question for Gabor.” (Laugh)

Gábor:

“Yes, what are you listening to? So, (Laughs) I’m about to be from fairy metal to death metal. So the whole music and the guys were perfectly compatible. I was so excited because I was in a band where people did not, but the music was both and then they had to thank each other. Fortunately, everyone’s root is compatible with the other’s root, so we fully understand each other.”

FemMeZin:

3. Can we already know something about the new record which being made? What will be different from the previous one?

“Theoretically, the songs are now going to be prepared in this lineup (Laugh) and therefore will be a bit more compact than the previous one, because there are two or three songs I like and there are a few numbers that are so old was invented, figuring out that I no longer really understand why this was so, so it would be great if it could be such a more coherent substance.”

Noémi:

“There are 3 songs we have rehearsed and there are still two that are still in preparation, which we have not rehearsed together and I think that if we take 10 songs for standard, this is a half album. I do not know I do not want to shoot jokes, but they are a bit more complex, cleaner than the previous one, and maybe a little bit more to chew, they will have to listen to these numbers several times. Say what we played today, that’s not so, but there are two that massively this category. But we will try to create them for concerto-compatible. But those that are in the making, these are pretty serious songs basically, I like it, I think it’s okay, but there will be one or two party songs.”

FemMeZin:

4. What was the reason for the change of members?

Máté:

“I think it’s basically a metal band to be held here in Hungary for a long time with the same people even for those who are already known and perform concerts. I think we’ve always heard about change of membership because, on the one hand, it’s not easy to live in music in Hungary, only one or two bands are the ones who are really the most well-known and obviously people think they will stop music forever because they can not live. Other times, they do not find their calculations enough because the metal is worshiped and we always listen to it all this time, it’s a layer music and it’s not always that after 1 year the band is much more familiar than it was 1 year ago and many members it may be a problem that you did not do what you imagined yourself.”

Attila:

“And it was often the case that they had opted in, eventually, even if this style could be heard, but what Noemi had said before was that it was very important to match the exits that they thought so that the music was not so much bad, we play here, but this can not last more than half a year, especially because we do a lot of work on this project so not just to go and try and go every month. So, really, if we do so much energy, then it’s a matter of being willing to do it.”

FemMeZin:

5. Are you planning a foreign appearance?

Máté:

“Actually, we did it even if we did not plan it. German radios, western radios, Canadians were much more receptive to our first album than the Hungarian radio in Hungary, so we did not even search for them and somehow they just emailed us, heard about our new album, listened it and they want to play in radios. So without such a thing, it was such a thing that we wanted to do this. It’s interesting to see that overseas radios are much more receptive to us than at home.”

Gábor:

“Yes, it has a much bigger market of this style abroad than in Hungary, enough to look at the Scandinavian region or the Germans. Hungarians are not so.”

FemMeZin:

There are also many festivals in Germany. Wacken, Hellfest, though Hellfest is rather French.

Gábor:

“Yeah, that’s good. So we dreaming about it, but they work on an invitational basis.”

FemMeZin:

6. What are your future plans?

Máté:

“Get out to Wacken. (Laugh)
Actually, we’re working on the second album, it’s a very enjoyable job that works with this team because it’s a workshop, so now we can work with the songs. Someone’s got an idea and tells him there might be some of that. I’m looking forward to this new album for you to get ready and what you asked earlier was a pretty good thing to get to foreign festivals, including the big ones.”

Gábor:

“We would like to start recording the new album by the end of the year, one of which is to make the song with the songs by then, and we also want to make a clip for one song.”

Attila:

“What we’ve been planning for the first half of 2018 is probably going to be a album production.”

FemMeZin:

Thank you very much for the interview and I wish you a lot of success!

Meteora:

We also thank the interview and the questions!

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My gifts from the band!

S8 Underground Club: Budapest, District XIV, Kerepesi út 26. (next to the Kerepesi út-Hungária körút corner, in the front of the exit of the metro line M2)

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