Thursday, April 7, 2016

Solinaris Interview

1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?

The project started out a couple of years ago when Bernard and I were thinking about getting back together to write music. We wanted to make something different, by mixing up a lot of musical styles, many different influences, etc. It started really slowly. We wrote a lot of stuff, and finally decided to approach some musicians, well known on the Quebec musical scene to collaborate in the confection of "Deranged".

2.How would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording?

Different, we hope. In the sense that we just didn't want to just copy/paste any specific musical genre. Instead, we wanted to "create" something new, or at least, try to make something original and hard to categorize while staying fluid and musical. And that's why we don't really want to stick to one particular style. I guess Avant-garde and progressive would be good categories encompassing the major part of our sound.

3.The band has been around since 2012 but waited until 2016 to release an album, can you tell us a little bit more about the first 4 years?

Writing music, recording music, drinking scotch while writing music, moving, having kids, all other members also have bands and musical projects so it took quiet a while to complete the album. But, the next one will come out sooner than in 4 years (we hope so).

4.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?

It's a conceptual album telling the journey of a serial killer, placing the action in the last seconds of his life , remembering his life as a killer. It's about the hatred of human kind.

5.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Solinaris'?

Solinaris is a derivation of "Solaris" which is pertaining to the sun, or solar. We wanted something to evoke the power and the essence of life and death. This is where Solinaris comes from.

6.What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and also how would you describe your stage performance?

No shows, Solinaris is a studio project!

7.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?


8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of death metal?

So far, quiet good. People seems to be responsive to our style. There will be people who hate us, others who like us. We make music first for us, then we share it to everyone with great pleasure and pride, no matter what people say.

9.What is going on with some of the other bands or musical projects these days that some of the band members are a part of?

They are all pretty active. Even if some are disbanded, or more on a stand-by mode, Lucas, our drummer, is involved in a lot of other projects, same with Jonathan, our bassist, who plays in a Pink Floyd tribute band called Dedicated Sound. J-D's band Deviant Process is pretty active too.

10.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?

In my studio, chilling and making music, drinking scotch, smoking cigars and enjoying life.

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?

There are many bands, and I wouldn't want miss one, you know. We listen to a lot of stuff, from classical music to the most extreme metal, to blues and jazz, funk, redneck music, movie scores, etc.

12.What are some of your non musical interests?

I think I spoke about Scotch and cigars, right? Enjoying life would be the best description we could give. Hiking, hunting, shooting stuff, listening to movies, hanging out with friends, etc.

13.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?

Of course. We would like to thank everybody who supported us. Thank you! It's more than appreciated!

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