Wednesday, August 13, 2014

John, The Void Interview

1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?
1. The band was ready around 2013 after several line-up changes started in 2012, and is currenlty formed by marco, marco, matteo, matteo & alessio (LOL), some of us have some parallel projects in various other genres or come from other good bands. We found our way in a dark, noisy, abstract kind of music (that will be even heavier in our next release) and in a strong friendship between the members.
2.Recently you have released a new ep, can you tell us a little bit more about your musical sound?
2. We've been inspired by some "classic" bands in the scene like Cult of Luna & Amenra, but everyone of us has his own particular influences with drone, noise, shoegaze…so we try to keep all our influences in our music in the attempt of doing something "fresh" and personal.
3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?
3. We like to write about the relationship between man & the world, between the mind and the concept of time, space and body.
the ep talks about the abandonment of the world by man, after the total decadence and the rebellion of nature. The next full length will probably talk about the future and the concept of time and parallel realities.
4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'John, The Void'?
4. we were trying to find a name for our project, but none seemed to be the right one. Then, while we were chilling with some casual words, "john, the void" came out, and we liked it from the start, it sounded like a "lovecraftian" character and we decided that it was the right one.
5.What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and also how would you describe your stage performance?
5. Maybe the best one was in May with two AWESOME bands: BUIOINGOLA & THE HAUNTING GREEN (check them!!), we're like a big family and the show was full of great friends that play in great bands and it's all we need to be happy. In our performances we always try to transmit our energy and adrenaline to the people, we don't like the lights, we love to play just with 2 white neon lights and a lot of smoke around us. We try to bring a heavy, distant and "cold" situation on stage, with a high volume obviously.
6.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?
6. Not for now, we're writing some new stuff so we'll start again to play around this autumn, it would be cool to organize a little tour for our full length album that we hope to release in mid 2015.
7.Currently you are unsigned, are you looking for a label or have received any interest?
7. Yes, we've received interest from a cool Italian label, and we hope to work with it for our next release, we'll try to find the best way to bring our music to the audience.
8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of post and doom metal?
8. We received a lot of support from people out of our country! internet gave us the possibility to spread our music worldwide and -especially from the USA- people gave us a lot of feedback buying our ep, writing some reviews and even played our tracks on a radio show! This means a lot to us and makes us so proud. We hope to play for those people in a show one day.
9.Are any of the band members involved with any other musical projects?
9. Yes! our guitarist Marco also plays in a post-rock band called R.O.FI.X, our drummer plays in a hardcore band called "Don't try this at home", our singer has several projects, some electronic stuff under the name of "ankubu" and some shoegazing music with a homie, called "weaver".
10.When can we expect a full length and also where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
10. We hope to start the recordings for the full length in 2015, we're actually testing some more "extreme" solutions for the song: heavier riffing, a lot of drones, and a more dilated structure, especially in the ambient moments.
11.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
11. We feel inspired by a lot of bands and music, even because each of us has his own preference, a lot of post/ambient/experimental bands give us imput to make our own music, from ambient black metal to drone music, from sludge to stone, and even from electronic music! everything that is heavy and "psychological".
12.What are some of your non musical interests?
12. We are all interested in arts, our guitarist Marco has his own mobile studio to record bands (he produced our ep!), it's called "Your Ohm", our singer makes some graphic works under the name of "èn | broken luna", and we also love food hahaha!
13.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
13. Sure! First of all thank you for giving us this chance to talk of our music!
Thanks to all the massive people that constantly show us support, and last of all, please check these cool bands, they're great friends and great musicians! One love!

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