By Nicholas Jason Lopez
By way of France, meet Trëma.
The musical project – spearheaded by Disheol – is defined to be “a message to find strength and courage everyday against injustice and against humans and their irresponsible behavior towards others, to living beings of all kinds.”
Fitted in the company of acts like Shining, Forgotten Tomb and The Ruins Of Beverast, they just dropped their first full-length “A L’Aurore Du Crépuscule’ and explore a modern twist on atmospheric black metal/DSBM.
The Music Bugle had the opportunity to talk with Disheol about the full-length and more.
Music Bugle – What inspired you to create this musical project?
Disheol – Just life. Every day, we are torn between dreams and reality. For me, this creates a real permanent frustration and besides, just the fact of composing this album was an example of this duality. I’ve been thinking about this album for a long time, but I had to face a lot of difficulty to make it.
Music Bugle – What kind of challenges did you face while putting together your full-length?
Disheol – The very first challenge was already the fact of not having instruments. I had to part with them a few years ago. I was lucky to have extraordinary friends who lent me guitar, bass and sound cards to be able to make this album. Today, like many, I face a lack of means for the physical release, but also a lack of visibility. By the way, thank you for helping me with this interview and spreading the word. It gives me more strength every day, to fight – at the same time, against myself, my fears, my weaknesses, but also against the difficulties. The greater the difficulties, the more I want to fight.
Music Bugle – Who are you listening to right now, music-wise?
Disheol – I listen to a lot of stuff and at the same time, not enough. There are recent releases that really stuck with me – Jours Pâles, Lethian Dreams, Blut Aus Nord, Ison, Aurora – yes, I know it’s a bit off topic – Heilung and Songleikr. Also, my usual references, Gray and Dark Forests, which are clearly the masters of the game in the genre. There are, as I answer, three projects that have just come out of the ground – Dinbethes, Lighthouse and Myrsky, which are really good.
Music Bugle – What’s something that you think people misinterpret the most about your genre?
Disheol – I can’t really answer this question because there is still not enough perspective on the album. I haven’t fully digested it yet. I’m not even sure I’m interpreting it correctly. This album comes from the deepest part of me. I really let my mind feed on what is most intense in my thoughts to bring out the most primitive side. I think there are so many ideas at the same time and sometimes, it’s a mess. However, there is a real message of respect to be given to those around us, a message of misanthropy, which is directed against our civilization, which constantly seeks to “evolve” without a specific goal. I advocate a return to a simple life, more in connection with nature and the elements. Let the human stop his boastfulness and remember that we are only animals and besides, the most imbecile species, as we have a predisposition to destroy ourselves.
Music Bugle – How would you sum up 2022 so far?
Disheol – 2022 is both very chaotic and very calming for me. I had to quit my job, but I’ve never been so in tune with myself. I can finally devote myself completely to art, creation and music. Everything I have to put on paper can be put on paper. 2022 is a complete turning point in my life. From a more global point of view, the situation is critical for everyone. A big game of chess is played between all the greatest pretentious people in the world, but I have a feeling the party will end in failure for the majority.
Music Bugle – How did COVID-19 affect your career?
Disheol – Looking back, I think it was lucky for me. It took me this kick to realize what is really essential.
Music Bugle – Are you working on any new songs at the moment?
Disheol – For the moment, no. I work a lot on the promotion of this album, which still has to have its physical version. It is essential for me to start a new chapter. Trëma is a musical, photographic and lyrical project. There is absolutely my entire universe in this project, even esotherism. There is also promotion – visibility is essential because it will allow me to reach more audiences and the message of the album is very important to me. It remains relatively engaged if you read between the lines. A committed message must, by definition, be propagated. I am also starting to recruit musicians to hope to see Trëma on stage soon.
Music Bugle – Where do you go when you need an escape?
Disheol – I am lucky to live relatively close to Brocéliande. When I have a moment and the funds, I go there. There is something very, very soothing about this forest. Besides, I often take pictures there. They are visible on my Black Opale Photo accounts, but there, I feel an increasingly strong need to go to the mountains, to isolate myself as much as possible and I dream of going to Iceland. The mountain is what best represents the force of nature in my opinion. Also, Iceland is quite simply one of the places where the wild is very present.
Music Bugle – What’s a quote that motivates you to keep doing what you do?
Disheol – I operate on my own motto, “Strength, Honor and Loyalty.” This is what guides me every day.
Music Bugle – What makes you the most proud about where you come from?
Disheol – I feel no pride. It all too often leads men to do anything and I’m really afraid of pretension. On the other hand, I really want to be worthy, to keep my honor and be a righteous person. For this, I fight every day. I’m still happy to be where I am, in view of all the difficulties that have strewn my life.