Wednesday, July 31, 2013

In Silentio Noctis Interview

Can you give us an update on what is going on with the band these days?

 -Since the EP was recorded with session musicians,that leaves me as the only         original member in the band. At the moment all is in the open and there are no definite plans for the future. Now we are just waiting to see what happens and what the future will bring.


How would you describe the musical sound  of the new ep and how it differs from previous releases?

-The new EP is in my opinion a lot darker, harder and definitely more symphonic than our debut album. The atmosphere and the all around production is very different from before,for example the guitars are more on the surface as well as the vocals and the drums have a little bit of a more natural sound.

The band uses all operatic vocals, instead of growls and screams, do you feel this gives the music alot more power?

-Well, the use of only clean vocals definitely gives our music a different dimension than using growls and screams.In some sense it can give the music more power and in some sense take it away a little bit.That's really more of a question of everyones personal preferences.I don't think that the use of only clean vocals should affect the meaning behind lyrics though.

The song lyrics are based on a concept, can you tell us a little bit more about it?

-I have a little bit of a problem with explaining my lyrics afterwards since I have a tendency to go in a bit of a daze while writing and I tend to forget what I was thinking of at the time.I guess the full story is really for everyone to interpret as they please but the main concept is kind of blind leading the blind,which in this case is more of a hypocrite leading a hypocrite to their own destruction.

5.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the bands name?

-After throwing some ideas around we came to the conclusion that In silentio noctis, which means in the silence of the night, would be a nice fit to describe our music.
There's really no deeper inspiration behind the name.



The band broke up for a short time, can you tell us the cause of the split and the decision to reform?

-The cause of the split was really due to lack of motivation and time from other members of the band and it seemed like the best decision just to call it quits.
I didn't really like the idea that some of our best songs would be left unrealeased, so when the time was right I started working on towards getting them recorded.
I managed to find some great musicians to do this with and I'm really pleased with the end result.


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

-We have only played one gig during our seven year existence which is mostly due to the lack of a drummer.

Do you have any touring or show plans for the future/

-There has been no discussions of any touring for the future.At the moment we are just going with the flow and see what happens.Everything is possible though.

On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of black and symphonic metal?

-Most of it has been great and some not that great.It's always good to hear that people appreciate what you do,it really gives you energy to keep going.Since the new EP isn't out yet there hasn't been a lot of feedback but I really hope that people will like it.

10.What direction do you see your music heading into on future releases?

-Well see,if we decide to release another full-length it will most likely be more in the line of the EP than our debut.



11.What are some bands or musical styles that have influenced your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?

-I can really only speak on my own behalf and since Elias is the main composer of our music I can't really say what his main influences are. The first metal band that I started listening to was Cradle of filth, so that has influenced a lot in what type of music I want to make and also had a lot to do with the birth of In silentio noctis.
Nowadays I mainly listen to bands such as Belphegor, Carach angren, Azarath,Dark funeral and so on.Most of the albums that I have are black metal in some form or the other.







13.Any final words or thoughts before we wrap up this interview?

-Thank you very much for the interview and stay black metal!

Monday, July 29, 2013

In Silentio Noctis/Disenchant The Hypocrites/My Kingdom Music/2013 EP Review



  In  Silentio  Noctis  are  a  band  from  Finland  that  plays  a  very  symphonic  and  gothic  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2013  ep  "Disenchant  The  Hypocrites"  which  was  released  by  My  Kingdom  Music.

  The songs  are  divided  into  3  different  songs  with  the  music  being  a  concept  album  about  the  hypocrisy  of  God  and  his  servants.

  Song  one  "The  Pit"  combines  fast  drumming  and  fast  beats  with  some  symphonic  and  gothic  sounding  keyboards,  with  the  vocals  being  all clean  singing  female  vocals  along  with  some  melodic  sounding  black  metal  riffing  that  goes  back  to  the  mid  90's  era  of  the  genre.

  Song  two  "Of  Deception"  starts  off  being  a  real  slow  symphonic  song  then  the  melodic  black  metal  guitar  riffs  kick  and  start  speeding  up  around  the  time  the  vocals  start  along  with  the  drums  throwing  in  some  blast  beats  while  switching  back  to  the  slower  riffs  which  fit  in  with  the  operatic  vocals  which  also  never  use  any  growls  or  screams  throughout  the  ep.

  Song  three  "Haunted"  starts  out  really  slow  and  symphonic  while  the  riffs  are  still  very  heavy  for  this  genre  of  music,  then  the  vocals  started  kicking  in  to make  this  song  sound  alot  more  powerful  and  are  the  perfect  closing  for  the  ep,  then  the  drums  start  going  fast  for  a  few  seconds  before  going  into  some  slow  and  melodic  sounding  riffing  as  well  as  the  drumming  switching  to  blast  beats  again  with  the  music  turning  into  a  very  powerful  sounding  melodic  black  metal  song.

  In  my  opinion  In  Silentio  Noctis  are  a v ery  great  and  original  sounding  symphonic  black  metal  band  that  dont  use  screams  or  growls,  and  have  great  production  while  you  still  cant  hear  any  bass  at  all  and  if  you  are  looking  for  something  different,  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "Of  Deception".  RECOMMENDED  BUY.    

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Toad Interview

1. Can you give us an update on what is going on with the band these days?

We just released Endless Night and are already hard at work on the next record.  We're going to tour extensively in support of Endless Night later on this year, and will be playing songs from the record as well as material no one has heard. 


2.How would you describe the musical sound of the new album and how it differs from previous releases?

Our sound is what would happen if a 1970's American rock & roll band shared a practice space somewhere in the cosmos with a 1990's Scandinavian metal band.  One night both bands are at the practice space at the same time and they watch horror films together. Then both bands end up subconsciously influencing one another. As far as how this record compares to others, Endless Night is our most powerful output to date. It's the culmination of everything we've been involved with in the past.


3. What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the new release explores?

In short, the themes of Endless Night deal with darkness, the unknown, and the power held within. We've described this idea in more detail, and that can be found in our Earsplit press releases.

 

4. What is the meaning and inspiration behind the bands name?

Take Over And Destroy is both the meaning and the inspiration behind the name.


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

Every show is different, so we learn new things and are fulfilled in new ways every time we play. It's impossible to pick a best or favorite performance.


6.Do you have any touring or show plans for the new release?

Yes. The plan is to tour extensively. We have several things in the works.


7.Currently you are signed to Comfort Point Records, can you tell us a little bit more about this label?

"Comfort Point is very private. I own it all."


8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your newer album by fans of underground music?

People feel the energy we put into the album, which will always be our goal.


9. Are there any other musical projects going on these days?

Certainly. Everyone has to stay busy.


10. What direction do you see your music heading into on future releases?

Only time will tell.


11.What are some bands or musical styles that have influenced your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?

We're inspired by far too many bands and styles of music to get into specifics.  Lately we've been listening to a lot of Dio when we're all together.


12.Outside of music what are some of your interests?

Horror films.


13. Any final words or thoughts before we wrap up this interview?

Thanks for the interview, we'll see you soon.
 
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