The Expansion by Matija “Dole” Dolinar
Teleport has been spawned in the year 2010 with a thirst for playing sci-fi themed thrash metal music inspired by Vektor and Voivod. Its own musical identity has been shaping through several releases and numerous line-up changes. The last demo, The Expansion, was released in September 2018, first by Caligari Records On a tape format and then after the signing with Edged Circle Productions on a CD as well. The band is now working on a new full-length album.
I have joined the band in August 2014 upon a proposal from the guys when former guitar player Blaž Tanšek left the band. Since then I’m trying to do better haha. Pretty much the same time one of my previous bands has split-up and since I was a fan of Teleport music before, the decision to join the band was a total no brainer. I always wanted to play a little bit odd music and I have a great passion to pay a tribute to my favourite bands. Right now I’m quite busy with Teleport and Assumption, in some near future, some other projects might get alive as well.
‘The Expansion’ was recorded as a demo at our rehearsal space. Darian and Jan knew that very talented guy Anže Čanžek who produced it, we were quite surpried what kind of sound we were able to get from the gear at the rehearsal space and some mics. The whole »studio« session was super fun and we weren’t completely aware of what we’re doing. The process of the songwriting was quite slow but passionate as we really wanted to write the songs to be outstanding for our personal taste and that we would like to listen to them again.
The band has started in the vein of sci-fi thrash metal. The guys were heavily influenced by Vektor and Voivod and lots of other old school thrash and death metal bands. Some year after I have joined the band and especially when Darian joined on the drums we started to make the music more death metal oriented, trying to figure out what would define us the most. The rest was quite an organic process of evolution corresponded with our journey into the realms of diverse and odd music and rediscovering a big portion of death metal as well.
I would describe our music as an ever flooding river of weird ideas referring the cosmos and multi-dimensional violence. Try to imagine a frolic on stardust trails accompanied by sulphurous fog and getting intoxicated by a liquid made of berries from the Juniper orbit.
Teleport lyrics are mostly based on a band’s own sci-fi lore that the guys came up with since the beginning of the band. There were some Star Wars references on the very beginning. Of course, the lyrics reflect many different topics fused into one big conglomerate. For the new album, there will be a new concept and a new chapter in the lore, trying to take the lyrical step further.
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