Stefan Petrovic aka Civortep is a musician hailing from Pittsburgh, who recently put out a debıt EP “The Return,” which is 7 songs of melodic death metal with various different influences.
In the interview below, Petrovic tells us about his work, inspiration, and more.
Alright, first thing is first. Before we dive into all the music stuff, how’s life?
Life is great, currently going to school for mechanical engineering while working and making music. Creating a vision and going about making it a reality has always been my favorite endeavor, and pushing the limits of my capabilities is fun for me.
Speaking of new music, you have an album. What can people expect from “The Return”?
To sum it up, I’d say they can expect variety, both musically and emotionally.
What was it like working on the album?
It wasn’t easy, but anything worthwhile in life never is. I had to really push myself through the process of writing and recording the material to a point that I had no objections upon playback, and I’d like to think that I succeeded in doing just that.
Are there any touring plans in support to “The Return”?
Seeing that this was a solo project, there is definitely no touring in mind for the album.
While we are on the subject of touring, what countries would you love to tour?
If I were to ever tour I’d definitely like to go to Japan and South Korea over anywhere else at first, and then countries like Norway and Sweden would be great 3rd and 4th stops!
Who and what inspires you the most?
Seeing innovative and strong willed individuals making their dreams a reality inspire me to do just that, and even though results may not be present in the moment, hard work and persistence can definitely pay off in creating the dream or vision one holds dear. Nothing happens overnight.
What other genres of music do you listen to? Have any of the other genres you listen to had any impact on your playing?
It may be cliché, but I’m a fan of music in general. I love hip hop and I love death metal, but I also love classical music and I’d go as far as to say some electronic and pop music. To me it all really is the same, despite minor differences in composition and instrumental tones. WHen you break it down to its core element, all it is is pure emotional resonance that carries and imprints the vision of the composer to the listener.
I really appreciate you giving us your time today. Is there anything else you would like to tell us and the fans before we wrap things up?
Head over to my YouTube page and check out my other productions especially for fans of hip hop and expect a full length out by the end of the summer of 2018! Thank you for your time!