Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Void Creation Interview

1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?
Void Creation was founded in Vienna in 2006 by ex-members of Diabolica and Saviour and Seeds of Sorrow. The active Line-up was completed in 2008. In all this years we played a lot of gigs also supporting bands like Nile, Misery Index, Dew-Scented, Possessed, Nervecell, Melechesh, Inhumate or Cataract. An absolute higlight for the band was the Wacken Open Air appearence in 2010 and our first record “Mind Control” from 2011. Live Void Creation guarantee hurting necks.

2.In March you have your first full length coming out, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording and also how does it differ from the ep you had released in 2011?
Well, you can hear oldschool Thrash as well as you can hear modern Death Metal or Grindcore on “Deadnology”. The songwriting is more complex, faster and brutal than on our first release “Mind Control”.

3.The band has been around since 2006 but so far has only had 2 releases, can you tell us a little bit more about the gaps between recordings?
At the beginning we had some line up changes until Piz finally joined in 2008. Then we worked on new material which leads to our first album “Mind Control” 2011. The years after we used to define our style and grow together as band. It took us some time to find an inner consense. We also played a lot of gigs in this time to establish us as a well known live band. Finally we recorded “Deadnology” in 2014.

4.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?
The lyrics are mostly about what we think about our lifes as human beings and what happens in this society. so it is just a reflection of ourselves. Most of the lyrics are pretty apocalyptic. But if you want to draw a realistic picture of society you have no other choice anyway.

5.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Void Creation'?
This oxymeron combines the contradictory terms from the process of creation and the meaningless of the void which gives an idea of the existence and the actions of todays mankind.

6.What are some of the best shows that the band ha splayed over the years and also how would you describe your stage performance?
One of our best shows was definitley the Wacken Open Air appearence in 2010. There was a great audience but the crew was brilliant. Over the years we establish ourselves as a well known live band. We want to bring as much energy to the audience as possible, so our stage performance is quite intense. Headbanging, moving around, band members crashing involuntarily into one another...such stuff. Better to play one or two false tones than to have a boring stage performance. Besides that, from the first chord on, we can’t stand staying still anyway.

7.Do you have any touring or show plans once the new album is released?
On 11th of April we will have our release show in Vienna with Entrail. We want to play as much as we can in and outside austria, also on festivals. But nothing special is planned by now.

9.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of death and thrash metal?
We are a band that is focusing on the music, not on the marketing , so we didnt get much feedback worldwide. its more important for us to get feedback after a show and these feedback made us proud everytime. We probably have a very oldschool approach - just getting on stage and giving people a good time. And we seem to be pretty good at that.  Nonetheless now that we are working together with our label MMA, we look forward to be promoted worldwide.

10.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
There probably won’t be big surprises. Of course there’s always room to increase technical skills, write better songs and be more brutal. So, maybe that’s our future: Raising Void Creation to a higher level.

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?
Alex: Metal hit my life at the late 80´s so main influences are old school Thrash bands like Slayer, Megadeth, Kreator .. and Death Metal like Possessed, Morbid Angel and that stuff. Nowadays I also love Stoner/Doom like Jack Frost, St. Vitus or Garcia.
We are also influenced by the 90’s metal bands like Pantera or Machine Head and modern Death Metal and Grind bands. Some bands we listen today are Nile, Gojira, Misery Index, Devil Driver, Napalm Death, Faith No More, Joe Bonamassa, Anathema, ...

12.What are some of your non musical interests?
Some of us likes cooking, and we do sports like cycling or mountain climbing. Alex loves to race on his R6 motorcycle, Berna loves good movies, good books and spending her time with her two adorable and crazy cats. Berni is a huge fan of computer games while Gilli loves to smoke fine cigars drinking and collecting cognac and rum. Piz is also interested in politics and growing vegs.

13.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
Thanks for the interview. Enjoy our new album and stay tuned \m/

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