D. (OUTLAW): “Those Who Like Our Music Will Be Surprised With The Evolution Of The Band”

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Brazilian Black Metal band Outlaw are set to release their third album entitled Reaching Beyond Assiah on March 31st. Outlaw’s vocalist/guitarist D. Took the time to talk with Metal Express Radio about their upcoming album, the band’s lineup changes, the Metal scene in Brazil, and more. Check out the chat below!

Metal Express Radio: Outlaw’s third full length album entitled Reaching Beyond Assiah is set to be released March 31st, what can you tell fans about the upcoming release?

D.: Well, this album is our best so far. I am very happy with the result, and those who like our music will be surprised with the evolution of the band. But, who expects that it will sound exactly as our previous release will be disappointed.

MER: How was the writing and recording process having this being Outlaw’s third album?

D.: I wrote the album in 2 different periods. 4 songs were created in early 2021 and the rest after our European tour. There is nothing really interesting about the writing process since I just sit in my bed with my guitar and create everything in this way. About the recordings, we recorded the drums at Necromorbus Studio, and the rest was recorded at home. I mixed the album and Tore Stjerna mastered it.

MER: With three albums done, what are some of the changes within the band you have noticed within Outlaw?

D.: We had a big change when our drummer T. joined the band. The evolution was clear from our first to our second album. I became more mature and a better composer during this time, and also learned a lot about the occult. The band is totally different from the beginning, but the essence remains the same.

MER: You’ve has released two songs from Reaching Beyond Assiah, what kind of feedback have you been able to receive?

D.: The feedback has been really positive to us. We have some good reviews from the press and we think that people will really enjoy the rest of the album. But it is always tricky to know what people think before the album release.

MER: What do you see as far as plans for the band in 2023?

D.: We are currently working to have the best release possible. I would really like to go on tour during this year, but I don’t know if that will be possible. But the plan is to go to the road and play as much concerts as we can.

MER: Who do you hope to tour with that you haven’t and why?

D.: It is a very hard question to answer. When I think about bands that I want to tour together, If I had to choose one it would be Watain for obvious reasons. They are my favorite active band and a big inspiration to what we do.

MER: How would you describe the Metal scene in Brazil?

D.: Brazil is a weird country. We have a glorious past when we talk about metal music. Nowadays it is probably one of the weakest scenes in the world. Most of the scene is only about politics and who are your friends. That’s why nobody knows new bands from Brazil, most of them suck and it is really sad.

MER: Brazil has a unique history when it comes to Heavy Metal, what are some of your favorite bands from Brazil?

D.: I could be obvious and talk about Vulcano, Sarcofago, and all the Brazilian legends. But it is a good opportunity to talk about some fresh stuff that makes me believe that the future will be better for the Brazilian scene. Trovão is the band that I listen most of time, and I really enjoy what this band is doing. Going more to the black metal scene, Isfet, Nefelio, Autrest, Spell Forest, Cult of Enthropy and Pralaya are my favorites nowadays.

MER: What are your hopes for the Outlaw’s future?

D.: I just hope to be able to tour and play my music as much as I can. All the rest is not very important.

MER: Out of Outlaw’s three albums, what is one you would suggest to a new fan and why?

D.: Of course the new album is my favorite and of course I would recommend it. The music is stronger than ever and all the elements that I always wanted in a band are somewhere in that album.


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