Roy Gilbert

WAXING LYRICAL: DEADSPACE

(In this week’s edition of Andy Synn‘s series devoted to lyrics in metal, he presents the responses of Chris Gebauer, lyricist/vocalist of the Australian post-apocalyptic black metal band Deadspace.) Having the platform I have here at NCS is both a privilege and a responsibility, and one I don’t take lightly. The best thing about it, of course, is being able to introduce our readers, whoever and however many of them they are, to new bands, new albums… new music in general… that they might not have otherwise stumbled across or thought to check out if left solely to their own devices. In the case of Australian Black Metal crew Deadspace I think I’ve definitely done my part to raise their profile (on this website anyway) as I have, over the course of the last two years, written about the band no less than five times, covering five different releases (two EPs and three albums). And so, with their most recent full-length record, The Grand Disillusionment , being released just last month, now seemed like the perfect time to make contact with the band’s frontman, Chris Gebauer, to find out exactly what fuels the group’s prolific output and how their story, and their message, has evolved as a response. BEGINNINGS… I didn’t want to go to school when I was younger, so I stayed home writing lyrics and learning to play the drums. Deadspace was really conceived off some lyrical ideas that I felt the need to express, as was […]

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