Horus – Introducing Romania’s Extreme Side

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Romania is famous for Dracula and Transylvania, but not as much for its metal scene. However, every country has hidden gems in the metal department and the one we discovered comes from an extreme genre: death metal. I had a brief discussion with the composer of the band, Edi Bessermann, and here is what I discovered:

Alexandra: Hi guys! Could you tell us a bit about the band’s history?

 Edi: Hello!The band started in 2011 as the name of Bloodtide. Back then we were singing technical death metal with oriental influences. I restarted the band in 2012, after singing in other underground projects, with some friends, Cristache Andrei and Vlad Mihai.


The name of the band comes from the Egyptian mythology. Why did you choose this one?

To be honest, I don’t know.I like very much the Egyptian mythology, and Horus is one of my favourite characters from it.


The band plays an old – school death metal combined with technical melodic  and an oriental atmospheric sound. How did you come up with playing this genre?

After restarting the band, I decided to make something else, more extreme in my opinion. I’ve brought on some keyboards, to make the songs more melodic and atmospheric. The idea with the oriental influences is not new because we have had those influences even at the beginning.


I heard your demo “Declaration of War” and it’s pretty interesting. Do you have some new material prepared for this year?

Yes! A lot of it!We are now recording 3 songs.One is from Horus, and  it’s called ‘Revelation’, the other one is from an old project of mine, Decomposed Flesh, and the last one is from my solo album. After that we want to finish the ‘Declaration of War’ album and start writing an EP.


In Horus who comes up with the lyrics and who comes up with the music?

I take care of the music. For the lyrics, at the beginning I was writing them but now I have some friends for this job because it is very hard to make music and write lyrics at the same time.


If you could share the stage with anyone, who would it be?

This is an interesting question.If we could, we would share the stage with Septicflesh, Nile and Aeternam, one of the greatest bands out there!


What was the best advice you received that helped you a lot in the music industry?

Never give up and do what you want!!


What do you think sets you apart from other death metal bands?

I don’t know. I don’t care so much of other death metal bands.


Thank you so much for your time! Any last words for our readers?

I thank you! It was a great interview!And some words for the readers: Stay metal!

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