A MUSICAL RIDE THROUGH THE ALCHEMIC PROCESS WITH DAME TU ALMA

The Swiss Industrial, gothic, metal & cinematic shock rock trio talk Satan and Portishead



PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF FOR US WHO ARE NOT FAMILIAR WITH YOU AND YOUR MUSIC AND TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOURSELF.


We are Dame Tu Alma, a dark metal band conformed by 3 freaks that haunt Bern the so called “capital of Switzerland”


Our music is a witch’s brew of several styles like: Industrial, gothic, metal & cinematic shock rock.


TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOUR NEW ALBUM OR SINGLE?


The album Lead is a compilation of our highest representations of darkness and holds inside everything that we are about: big evil drums, face-melting guitar riffs, cinematic atmospheric synths and vocal melodies that will haunt you specially before you go to sleep at night.


WHAT INSPIRED THE ALBUM OR SINGLE?


The name Lead stands for the chemical element, it is the beginning, the first step in the alchemical process of turning that element into gold. Also, radioactive elements decay into lead, so from that stand point, if we consider radioactivity as the life of these elements, then lead would consider their death, the end. All of the songs of this album are exactly that, they are the beginning of a cycle and also the end of others. So the name was a sort of seal to all of the meaning the album holds.


CAN YOU SUM UP THE ALBUM IN A FEW WORDS?


A cinematic and musical ride through the alchemical process of refining feelings into metaphorical gold


WHAT RECORD CHANGED YOUR LIFE AND WHY?


Vulture (singer): It is incredibly hard to think of one but if I could mention a book, it would be Perfume by Patrick Süskind


I feel that my song writing mirrors the story of the book but instead of women, I have to extract the essence of feelings to turn them into music. I hope eventually one day the end of the book would also be my end and I end up being devoured by a crowd of people that are crazy about my final master piece.


DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE MUSIC VIDEO FILMED BY YOUR BAND OR ANOTHER ARTIST?


That would have to be the video for the cover we did of a Portishead song called “All Mine”. It shows a small step into a dark fantasy world that we were really eager to take.


WHAT WOULD WE FIND YOU DOING WHEN YOU'RE NOT MAKING MUSIC?


We enjoy any form of art, be it films, photography, paintings, poetry, etc. So it would be very likely that you would find us indulging in some of that.


DO YOU GET NERVOUS PERFORMING LIVE, IF SO HOW DO YOU DEAL WITH THAT?


I guess everybody has some degree of nervousness, it is natural and it’s there because you want to give the best of yourself. We feel it is also good to have it until a certain amount because it means that you still care. We compare it to extreme sports, you just dive into it nervously knowing that things can go wrong but the feeling that you get out of it is so gratifying, that it is worth every risk you are exposed to.


HOW DID YOU FORM THE BAND?


We came together for the love of everything that’s evil. We call it demonic intervention. Once we weren’t and then we just simply were, like ABRACADABRA, like the sun, the moon and the stars. Someone prick his finger and it was done.


HOW DO YOU WRITE? - DO YOU HAVE A KEY SONGWRITER, OR DO YOU ALL WORK TOGETHER?


Vulture: I write the skeletons of the songs and then we all contribute to the nervous system, the muscle and the skin of what ultimately becomes our monster.


I don’t write, I translate with the tools and understanding I have of my instruments. I connect to a lower power and i try my best not to get in the way of what’s being dictated to me.


WHAT INSPIRES YOU?


Satan


WHAT IS NEXT?


A tour joining Stahlmann through Germany, the dates are on our social media


PLEASE TELL US ANY SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS SO WE CAN SHARE.


https://www.instagram.com/dame.tu.alma.band/


https://youtube.com/c/DametuAlma