Israeli Death Metallers Ferium have released their début album Reflections recently and have been receiving a warm reception. They’re clearly passionate about what they do and it was good to catch up with their frontman Tiran to get him to spill the beans on the entire thing…
For those who are unfamiliar with your band – introduce yourself!
Tiran: We are Ferium, a 5-piece Death Metal Band from Israel.
Tiran Ezra – Vocals
Guy Goldenberg – Guitar
Elram Boxer – Guitar
Yoni Biton – Bass
Ron Amar – Drums
Give us a bit of background to Ferium
After a release of an E.P & a performance at the 09′ Wacken Metal battle we’ve went through a couple of line-up changes that consists the band today, 2013 saw us open for Gojira and go on our first European tour with The Agonist & Threat Signal, on the 7th of April our début album of 4 years full of hard work, sweat & blood has been released and has been receiving some attention including you guys! Hehe
We take inspiration from the mundane actions of human beings as friends, spouses or just focusing on the scum that people close to you can be.
When it comes to the musical influence, we try not to input too much of it into our music, we just let the muse roll.
What are you listening to at the moment that you would like to recommend?
TesseracT – Altered State, if anybody doesn’t know them yet, then shame on you!
Where do you think you fit in with the wider Metal scene?
I would like to think that people who just like good Metal will like us, but if you mean to say with bands, then I think that the best scene to get along musically would be Whitechapel and/or Gojira.
What did you want to achieve with your new album?
The main goal was to get our music out to the people, it’s an image that we’ve worked on a lot in the last 4 years, and it’s important for us to get that across, because this album is just a part of a saga that will reveal itself when the next albums come.
Are you happy with how it turned out?
Everything, couldn’t be better.
The sound has that Oomph that we wanted to get across with the concept of the album, and the songs are well thought out, and the album can be considered as a concept album, which is the epitome of an ‘album’ in my eyes.
Give us a bit of information on the songwriting process.
The writing for Reflections has been partially with the band in full, but most of it was written by Elram, Tiran & Guy at Elram’s studio and then brought to Ron & Yoni for their take on the specific riffs.
Talk to us about the vocals – did these come naturally or are they more considered?
Lyrically, the concept was chosen beforehand so we could actually plan out the sequence of events in the story told.
From there we started touching specific subjects that bother us on a daily basis.
How do you see your songs/direction developing in the future?
We have a plan for the next couple of albums, it will be a slow rise to build the concept behind the music, but it is an epic journey inside the minds of us as writers, there are a lot of ideas flying around.
What’s next for Ferium?
We are planning a European tour in autumn, we would love to go out earlier!
But the plan is basically – TOURS!
Thank you for taking interest in our band!