traditional doom metal? Your time is coming!Yeah, that would be great! Not that they are retiring, but toget Void Moon up in the league of legends (of course, weknow that we never can match those bands really, but it’s avery nice dream!). Hopefully, by that time we have put out acouple of albums and made a good name for us in the worldof metal! Our goal now is just to put out music and play asmany shows as possible!How can people get in contact with you and your music andshirts? Maybe Void Moon fans can start a petition to get your band to play Wacken or Sweden Rock?Thanks for the great interview! You can find all our merchandise (T-shirts, patches, cds and 7’
) at our websitewww.void-moon.comor just e-mail us firstname.lastname@example.org. We also have facebook and myspace. All tracksfrom the album are available at youtube, channel“mournblade666”
. We hope that the word gets around so wecan play at lot of gigs in the future. For us it doesn’t matter ifit’s Wacken or the local pub, anywhere people want a doseof Epic Doom Metal we’ll be there!!!!
Given that Warseid (Madison, Wisconsin) works with longer song structures, those who are appreciative of bands on themore brainy side of metal should find in Warseid severalaspects to delve into. The progressive melodic dark symphonic metal found on “Where Fate Lies Unbound”presents a treat for the patient ear willing to find out what themusical journey entails. Sounding black metal at times, andfolky at others, frequently melodic, with both harsh and cleanvocals, Warseid has made an effort to produce something tobe proud of, and it shows.For example, “Farewell” is 11 minutes long, so there isa lot room to explore for the listener. It is not really the type ofsong that can be absorbed well with the first listen, of course.For this reason, it is true that Warseid requires a bit of a patientlistener, and that patience is rewarded later, with repeatedlistens. Warseid is not a fast food hamburger, after all.Kyle (bass) answers some questions here. Check outwww.facebook.com/WarseidandWarseid.bandcamp.com
--Your recording “Where Fates Lies Unbound” seems to havesurprised some reviewers, who did not expect the goodquality. Actually, you have four recordings so far, correct?What type of activities have you been doing since youpublished “Where Fate Lies Unbound”? How often do youplay Madison, Wisconsin? What about Oshkosh andOconomowoc?!! Oconomowoc needs to rock, too!!We do indeed have four releases: two demos and two EPs.The two demos were us experimenting and trying to find our sound and the prior EP was a collection of what we felt wasour best songs from those two demos plus a few new songs. Itwasn't until “Where Fate Lies Unbound,” however, that wefound what is our niche in the metal world.Since releasing Fate, we've been trying to push out ofWisconsin and into different regions in the Midwest betweenour terms at college. We really do enjoy playing live, mostespecially for new audiences. We only play Madison onceevery six months or so because of school being as it is andthat we travel a lot to play. Don't get me wrong, Madison isone of our favorite places to play (not just because it's our hometown!), but this way, we will always have somethingnew to offer our fans there.We'd love to play Oshkosh and Oconomowoc! The last timewe played up in that area was at Arbor's release show of
in Green Bay. It was a fantastic show and thecrowd ruled.Did “Farewell” (about 11 minutes) have the same process ofcomposing as the other songs? Did you write at home,together in rehearsal? Do you get together to play and writeor only get together to rehearse a full song?“Farewell” did have a similar process of composing as theother songs on WFLU, but unlike the other songs, Joe hadwritten more or less all of it before showing it to us. From there,we changed and wrote more, which really just amounted totelling Joe to do such, and thus creating what is now“Farewell.”Typically, our writing process is each one of uscoming up with sections of song ideas and transcribing themonto a program (we use TuxGuitar, which is the freewareversion of Guitar Pro) before putting them up online for everyone to listen to. We do that so anyone can alter andadd whatever they come up with and see where it goes fromthere and, more importantly, have total control of what isplayed in the song and have an idea of the final product.After probably months of reiteration, we have a more or lesscomplete song and will finally rehearse it together, further tweaking and refining the song.“Frost upon the Embers,” like your other songs, has whatappears to be acoustic guitars? Are those acoustic guitars?Now, what about the symphonic sounds, how do you comeup with that, studio samples, keyboards, etc.? I’m thinkingthat “Embers upon the Frost” is your best song, and then Ilisten to “Vengeance Pact” and I change my mind. Thenagain, “Shackles through Sand” and its melodies is prettydarn good, too. The reviews on Warseid have been positive,but did you have an inkling that you had done something thisgood?It's a classical acoustic guitar with nylon strings. Our former lead guitarist, that recorded “Fate” with us, is majoring inguitar and has become a very good classical guitarist. Thesymphonic sounds were programmed by Joe.And thank you for the kind words! I know that wewere thinking that what we wrote for WFLU was the best wehave written, but we certainly did not expect the amount ofgreat reviews that we have received so far. It's reallyencouraging to read that so many people have enjoyedwhat we have created. I think it's more that the reviewers aresurprised that our kind of music has come out of the US thananything. But even still, I think Wisconsin is more known for death metal (Putrid Pile) and melodic death (Luna Mortis)than other metal genres.How do you balance having a good sound and too muchstudio “magic”? If a band uses triggers, sound replacementand things like that, is it almost like using a drum machine?Are we hearing what the person played, or are we hearingnot the drums (the snare, the double bass, etc.), not thesound of the drums recorded, but rather the sounds of a