Games, Brrraaains & A Head-Banging Life are pleased to bring you an interview with cinematic dark metal band, Dame Tu Alama.
1. How did you get started as a 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.
2. How would you describe your sound?
As a sonic representation of impending doom, we have cinematic elements in all of our songs that widens even further the perception of the narrative of the lyrics. We like to call it Cinematic Dark Metal.
3. What bands/artists would you say have influenced your style of music?
We are heavily influenced by films, books, paintings and basically all forms of dark arts. Bands are also included but they are not necessarily our main source of influence. To mention a few in random order: Danny Elfman, NIN, Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, The Sisters of Mercy, Mercyful Fate, Opeth, Type o Negative, Anathema, IAMX, etc.
4. Has the rise of YouTube & music streaming helped or hindered you as a band?
Every platform out there is basically sucking and living from the blood of artists. I guess it should be of mutual benefit but one party is the beneficiary and the other is left with bones, it is not set to a fair standards so far. What bothers us the most is the restriction policies they have, we struggle to upload real content there and what we really consider art.
5. What do you enjoy doing when you’re not making music?
Vidame (our guitarist): is into retreating himself from humans and entering deep into the wilderness, he could go for days and weeks into the unknown.
Sypher (our drummer): enjoys cookies while watching documentaries about serial killers.
Vulture (singer): He enjoys dark art, you can mostly find him doing dark tourism or in Val-de-Travers distorting his mind on some good old Swiss Absinthe.
6. What are your future plans musically? Tours?
We are already working on our follow up album, videos and yeah! We have a tour coming up starting from July on, we’ll be joining Stahlmann all throughout Germany. The tour dates can be found on all our social media.