CARLOS LOZANO (PERSEFONE): “I Always Feel That We Are Almost A Different Band In Each Album”

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Andorran Progressive Metal band Persefone recently released their new EP entitled Lingua Ignota: Part I on February 2nd. The band’s guitarist Carlos Lozano took the time to talk with Metal Express Radio about their latest EP, bringing in their new singer, their upcoming touring schedule, and more. Check out the chat below!

Metal Express Radio: Your band, Persefone released a new EP entitled Lingua Ignota: Part I on February 2nd, what can you tell fans about your latest release?

Lozano: Lingua Ignota Pt. I is the beginning of a series of future releases under the same topic. We started working on the new music after the release of Metanoia and, given some of the circumstances we had to deal within the band, (such as the departure of Marc and Danny joining Persefone) we decided that the EP format would allow as to help with the many changes and would give us some freedom to try new stuff without the commitment that means a full LP. And I would say that we are very pleased with the final result.

MER: How was it writing and recording with your new singer for the first time?

Lozano: Working with Danny has been something really easy and exciting at  the same time. We have been touring with Danny on the vocals for about a year so we knew that he was perfect for us both musical and personality wise. Also, I feel that on this release, he has been able to show everyone almost all of his vocal range and I think that his performance on Lingua Ignota Pt. I is outstanding from the very intro. Can’t wait to see what we can accomplish together.

MER: How would you compare the differences within the band since the release of your 2022 album entitled Metanoia?

Lozano: We always try to change as much as we can in between recordings. We just want to avoid repetition so we are always listening to new music, learning new skills, concepts, reading and trying to get inspired by whatever that happens in our daily lives. Because of that, I always feel that we are almost a different band in each album. It feels like we just take a picture of ourselves in that particular moment and try to translate it into music, and then we just move on. So I can only see differences when it comes to Metanoia or any of our other albums.

MER: You’ve recently released a new video for the song “One Word”, what kind of feedback have you received?

Lozano: It’s been amazing feedback. “One Word” is a song I feel especially happy with. I feel that it has solid songwriting and it’s been a great pleasure to play live every night, with many people singing it since we started playing it. Also, we are very happy about how the video turned out, both artistic and technical wise. I think that the black and white, minimalist approach of the video really works perfectly with the music.

MER: You have a number of shows scheduled throughout the year, what are your expectations on your band’s busy schedule?

Lozano: I can’t tell you much about expectations, but I can say that this has been by far our busiest year when it comes to touring, and we can feel that we have reached many people that weren’t aware of the band thanks to all those shows we are doing everywhere. We are right now touring the EU as I’m writing this, and we still have Japan and another tour to be announced for the summer. Busy but very happy about it.

MER: Is there anywhere that you’re looking forward to playing live that you haven’t yet and why?

Lozano: Sure! Luckily we’ve been able to visit many places already, but we still want to be able to go to Australia, South Korea, India, and personally I would love to play in Singapore since I visited it in my honeymoon with my wife and I just fell in love with the place. We just want to play everywhere.

MER: Is there anyone that you hope to tour with and why?

Lozano: There are many bands and artists on my wish list! But if I had to choose one of them right now I would say In Flames. Touring with them has been a dream of mine since my teenage years. I’ve been a fan until this very day.

MER: How would you describe the music scene in Andorra?

Lozano: There is a music scene in Andorra, and we all almost know each other since the country is so small. There you can find a lot of talent but in many different styles and some young newcomers that are trying to get their names out there. Everyone is very supportive and it’s very common to collaborate with musicians from very different backgrounds all the time. I think it’s a work in progress but there will be some new bands emerging from Andorra in the near future.

MER: For anyone that’s unfamiliar with your band, what are some songs you would suggest to start off with and why?

Lozano: If that person never heard any song by Persefone I would definitely recommend the latest release, since I feel it is way easier to listen to, especially “One Word” and “Equable”. After that, I may suggest they go to Aathma, or since it’s like a fan favorite, Spiritual Migration, although both those albums are more difficult to digest with just a few listens.

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

Lozano: Stay healthy, keep working together and keep learning how to improve our music abilities to deliver the best albums we are capable of.


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