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Interview with Luca Breaz drummer of Clouds

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Hello Luca! How are you? First of all, thank you for your time answering in my questions before Clouds performance in Athens, at The Room of Doom Fest II.

Hello and thank you so much, it is great meeting you!

 

The Room of Doom Fest II in Athens is your first performance in Greece. It was a very good surprise and we are really expectant to see you here. What offers Clouds in this live show?

Yes, it’s our first show in Greece, it was long overdue. Many of our Greek friends have waited for us to meet, as did we, and the moment finally arrived. I must say we’re going to make sure this very special event will be hard to forget.

Will you play a set list based in the last album or you prepare some surprises from all Clouds history?

I don’t want to spoil the surprise, but we ensure that our friends will be able to see us play some songs they already know and love and also a bit of a novelty. It is definitely something we’re also looking forward to.

In album “Dor” we can listen the collaborations with some great artists as Pim Blankenstein of Officium Triste in the song “The forever sleep”, Gogo Melone of Aeonian Sorrow in the song “When I’m Gone” and my friend Kostas Panagiotou of Pantheist in the song “Dor”. What can every one of them contribute in the sound of the band?

Gogo, Pim and Kostas are dear friends of ours and they perfectly fit the concept of every Clouds song they honour their presence with. Their voices emphasize the depth of the lyrics, bringing their particular personal touch and vision, and this is what Clouds loves to create – a familiar place for each song to grow strong roots, embracing all sorrowful hearts out there.

The band consists of 6 members and it seems that there could be difficulties in rehearsing regularity with such a large line-up. And of course the band is international. How do you solve this problem?

Communication is the key. We’re practically a small family, always keeping in touch, meeting for rehearsals as often as we can, learning how to take care of one another as much as each one’s personal journey allows it, respecting each other’s boundaries and opinions and it seems to be working for us.

What are your criteria for doom music? What are the necessary elements of Clouds?

Clouds is a journey through the human soul, from loss to grief, from emotional emptiness to an overflow of feelings. Music that’s had some sort of an emotional impact on someone else’s life has reached its goal. I think we also got to a point where we all feel like we’re part of a family bringing the band forward and that’s why it all comes together naturally and beautifully.

What kind of merchandise will you bring to the live show?

There will be both t-shirts and albums available.

  1. Thank you, Luca, for your answers to my questions and see you in the live show, you want to add something for the readers of this interview?

Thank so much for the opportunity of this small discussion, hope to see you and our dear Greek friends at the show, we’re sure it will be an unforgettable one!

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THE 100 BEST ALBUMS OF 2018

1.Rome In Monochrome -Away From Light

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2.ORPHANED LAND-Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs

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3.DIMMU BORGIR-Eonian

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4.Virgin Black-Requiem-Pianissimo

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5.Hamferd-Tamsins likam

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6.ALTARS OF GRIEF-Iris

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7.METALWINGS-For All Beyond

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8.AMORPHIS – Queen of Time

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9.Rivers of Nihil-Where Owls Know My Name

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10.Helllight-As we slowly fade

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11.MESSA – FEAST FOR WATER

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12.Decembre Noir – Autumn Kings

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13.TRIBULATION-Down Below

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14.Summoning – With Doom I Come

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15.SIRENIA-Arcane Astral Aeons

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16.CLOUDS- Dor

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17.PANTHEIST-Seeking Infinity

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18.DOOMED-6 Anti-Odes to Life

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19.WOLFHEART-Constellation of the Black Light

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20.Sorrowful Land -I Remember

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21.IVAN-Memory

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22.TOTALSELFHATRED-Solitude

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23.LONESHOR-From Presence to Silence

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24.MOURNFUL COGREGATION-The Incubus of Karma

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25.Wardruna -Skald

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26.OMNIUM GATHERUM-The Burning Cold

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27.ARKONA- Khram

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28.SELF HATRED-Hlubiny

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29.IMPERIAL AGE-The Legacy of Atlantis

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30.WHYZDOM-As Time Turns to Dust

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31.EVOKEN-Hypnagogia

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32.Soliloquium -Contemplations

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33.Marche Funebre / Eye of Solitude Collapse / Darkness

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34.Eternal Candle-The Carved Karma

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35.UN-Sentiment

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36.EYE OF SOLITUDE-Slaves to Solitude

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37.Elderwind-The Colder the Night

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38.Hinayana – Order Divine

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39.PROFANE BURIAL-The Rosewater Park Legend

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40.MONOLITHE-Nebula Septem

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41.AEONIAN SORROW-Into the Eternity a Moment We Are

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42.SOLSTICE-White Horse Hill

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43.ASSUMPTION-Absconditus

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44.CADLEMASS-House of Doom

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45.SHRINE OF THE SERPENT-Entropic Disillusion

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46.SOJOURNER-The Shadow Road

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47.Remember the Light – The outcome

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48.OBSEQVIES -The Hours Of My Wake

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49.Apathy Noir-Black Soil

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50.VISION OF ATLANTIS-The Deep & the Dark

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51.SINISTRO-Sangue Cassia

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52.Kalidia-The Frozen Throne

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53.ON THORNS I LAY- Aegean Sorrow

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54.CONJURER- Mire

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55.FRACTAL GATES – THE LIGHT THAT SHINES

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56.Nortt-Endeligt

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57.ADVERVM-Aion Sitra Ahra

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58.DARK SARAH -THE GOLDEN MOTH

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59.BEYOND CREATION -ALGORYTHM

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60.SADAEL–Deep Sleepers

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61.Maze of Feelings-Maze of Feelings

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62.Mourning by Morning-Mourning by Morning

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63.PANOPTICON-The Scars of Man on the Once Nameless Wilderness I and II

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64.Oceans of slumber – The banished heart

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65.OCEAN OF GRIEF-Nightfall’s Lament

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66.ELVELLON-Until Dawn

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67.MaYaN – DHYANA

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68.THERION -Beloved antichrist

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69.ET MORIEMUR-Epigrammata

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70.My Silent Wake-There Was Death

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71.COLLAPSE OF LIGHT-Each Failing Step

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72.APPARITION-The Awakening

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73.The Ashen Tree- The Ashen Tree

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74.ELEINE – UNTIL THE END

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75.HOODED MENACE-Ossuarium Silhouettes Unhallowed

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76.ASPHODELIA-Welcome Apocalypse

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77.The Forestroamer-Woebegone Obscured

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78.MIST-Free Me of the Sun

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79.ABSENT-Towards the Void

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80.LYRIA – Immersion

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81.ATARAXY-Where All Hope Fades

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82.KAMELOT-The Shadow Theory

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83.BEYOND THE BLACK-Heart of the Hurricane

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84.THU-Inconsolable

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85.LEAVES’ EYES -Sign of the Dragonhead

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86.BLACK FOREST-Dream

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87.MIDNATTSOL-THE AFTERMATH

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88.OPERA FANTASIA-II

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89.ELYOSE- Reconnexion

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90.FAAL-Desolate Grief

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91.TALES OF EVENING-A Feny Nyomaban

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92.MELTED SPACE-Darkening Light

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93.BATTLESOUL-Sunward and Starward

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94.DREAM OCEAN – LOST LOVE SYMPHONY

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95.THU-The House Primordial

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96.VINIDE -REVEAL

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97.HITWOOD -MAREA

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98.Levania-The Day I Left Apart

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99.MEDEN AGAN-Catharsis

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100.YYLVA-The Wood Beyond the World- YYLVA

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SWALLOW THE SUN – Lumina Aurea

 

SWALLOW THE SUN – Lumina Aurea
Release date:December 21st, 2018
Swallow the Sun - Lumina Aurea
RATING:5/5

Brainoil “Singularity to Extinction”

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Singularity to Extinction-Brainoil
Release date: October 19th, 2018

RATING:2/5

Vargrav – Netherstorm

 

 

Netherstorm-Vargrav
Release date: January 26th, 2018
V-Khaoz said in an interview that the name of the band comes from the union of the (Swedish) words varg (wolf) and grav (grave). According to him, “Vargrav is the rest where a bestial wisdom lurks only to rise again.”

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RATING:3/5

UADA – Cult of a Dying Sun

 

 

Cult of a Dying Sun-Uada

Release date: May 25th, 2018

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RATING:3/5

Master’s Hammer – Fascinator

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Master’s Hammer – Fascinator
Release date:February 10th, 2018
This band is still releasing superb records after 31 years.

RATING:3/5

Nortt – Endeligt

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Endeligt-Nortt
Release date:December 29th, 2017
This record technically came out on December 29th of 2017, which is practically 2018.

RATING:4/5

Corpsessed – Impetus Of Death

 

Impetus of Death-Corpsessed

Release date:November 23rd, 2018

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RATING:3/5

Sleep – The Science

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The Sciences -Sleep
Release date: April 20th, 2018
Come on Matt! Go where no man has gone before! 
Sleep don’t have any great reason to return to what they were doing in 1999.

RATING:2/5