Jude Andrade - Delian League
Last year the american band Delian League released a promising 3 track demo titled Day Of Question. After that everything has been pretty quiet about them, at this part of the world at least. We decided to let singer Jude Andrade bring us up to date on what is happening in the band camp, and what to except regarding releases and touring in the nearest future. The following is what he shares with us..........
Tommy: After hearing your demo Day Of Question last year, I was intreagued to hear more of your material and especially with a better production and more experience from the band members resulting in perhaps a more mature and exciting material from you. Alas, not much news have broke from your camp lately about any new releases, or even work on such. Can you please give us a brief overview over the happenings since last summer and the thoughts, desires/wishes and plans for the band that have been going on since, and hopefully still are cooking? In short - what are you up to, and can we expect to hear something big from you in a near future?
Tommy: Have the musical direction changed
along the way the past years, or are you still going pretty much for the
more or less "heavy metal, spiced with some progressive elements"
way? If there are some significant changes, what influences have you embraced
lately for this change to take place?
Tommy: What kind of music and what bands are your main influences nowadays? Is it mainly from the traditional metal scene, or are you looking elsewhere for elements to implement in your creations?
Tommy: How is the climate in the club scene in the US for a band at your level nowdays? Describe a typical Delian League concert, and try to give an overview over the average attender to the gigs.
Tommy: You play quite a lot, mostly in the NY and NJ area - how is the response from the audience and agents/promotors that check you out during these events? Have you ever had a really good offer, and/or do you have something cooking at the moment?
What kind of material does your live setlist contain? Considering the
fact that your back catalogue is not still big enough for an extensive
setlist of own songs, I assume there must be room for some covers thrown
in here and there? Am I correct in that assumption, and in that case:
what songs and bands do you cover?
Tommy: You have also been playing at shows together with Overkill, Anthrax, Morbid Angel, Symphony X, Killswitch Engage, Shadows Fall, among others. What has it been like playing at these events, and what has the response been from the mentioned bands, if anything? It is told that Steve DiGiorgio of Testament recently wore a Delian League t-shirt on stage during a show. What is your reaction to that? :)
Tommy: I thank you very much for participating
in this interview and sharing this information and your thoughts with
us - these last lines are entirely for you. Any final words you would
like to round off with - a tip, a recommendation or a thought for the
That was all I had for now, Jude - the staff at metalcovenant.com
wish you all the very best for the future, and we sincerely want to thank
you for keeping the spirit of Metal alive!
Demo review: Day Of Question