[Interview] Down with Fuel Eater [GR]

Fuel Eater
We had a little chat with Fuel Eater. Get to know them better through this mini interview.

Welcome to DT. Tell us a few words about the group, when and where did you get started? How did you meet?
Hi guys and thanks for the invitation! We met while we were students in Patras. It all started in April 2012 when we decided to start jamming. After a few months the first ideas came along and we began writing music and doing some gigs. Along the way we have had some line – up changes with a new bassist and a new vocalist joining while the second guitarist left and was never replaced. So, we slowly began shaping our personal sound.

Which are your musical influences?
The main influence can only be Black Sabbath, but we are influenced also by bands such as Kyuss, Clutch, Sleep, Fu Manchu, Down and many others. Greek bands like Nightstalker, Planet of Zeus and 1000Mods are also among those who have a great influence on us. Some blues background also helps.

What are your lyrics about? What catches your interest?
It is not about something specific, but extends to various topics that either annoy us or trouble us, making us want to ‘shout out’ or criticize! Most of the lyrics end up being anti-systemic because we, mostly, write comes as a reaction to something that we are opposed to.

Is the communication with the crowd something that you care about, in all levels, or do you do music for yourselves?
Of course making music is primarily for yourself, but you cannot leave the crowd out of this since it is the recipient of the messages our music carries. Also, when you realize that the crowd appreciates your work (something that we ‘re slowly starting to feel at our live performances) it makes you really happy and gives you the will to to carry on and do even more things! Through the band’s on-stage appearance, we try to communicate with the crowd at every gig, and help the flow of energy between us.

Do you feel like you’re a part of a particular “scene” in which you would like to join and contribute or you are indifferent about it?
Every band has its own ‘personality’, but we are proud of being part of the Greek underground scene. Also we are very proud to be members of our local scene, which has been weakened during the last years. We hope the local scene of Patras will rise again to bring something the likes of Greece has never seen from our city.

How do you imagine that the band will be in ten years from now?
Hmmm that’s a really interesting question! I imagine that we will still be active and have the same passion for what we do, as we do today.

Which famous artist you would like to do a guest to a record of yours and why?
The obvious: Mr John Garcia would be an interesting guest, especially on a specific track. Of course the list goes on and on, with names such as Neil Fallon and Phil Anselmo bring at the top of it. We would also like to feature friends as guest on our record such as Andreas Kostas from Void Droid, Panos from Clamor of Existence and Adonald from Forsaken Memoriam, because they are talented singers our the ascending greek scene.

What plans do you have for the near future?
We are hitting the studio at the end of November (2014) to record our debut full-length album consisting of 9 tracks. Also performing live is another primary goal of us, along with friends and awesome bands, in Athens, Patras and other Greek cities, soon to be announced!

We wish you good luck to whatever you’re doing, the epilogue is yours.
Thank you for the beautiful interview and we look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming gigs!

by Kavaldi

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