Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Forming The Void Interview

1.Can you give us an update on what has been going on with the band since the recording of the new album?

We've been hard at work writing a new album. The writing process is always really fun for us so we're not wasting any time getting back to it. We've had a few months off to reflect on where we want to take the new one, and I think we have a pretty solid vision for our next batch.

2.You have a new album coming out in March, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording and also how does it differ from the stuff you have released in the past?

Relic has some slower, heavier, and more psychedelic material than we've done before. It maintains a lot of the same elements as Skyward, but we've definitely expanded the soundscape with this one. We're kind of all over the place haha.

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

We really like concepts of reincarnation and a sense of endlessness that is reoccurring throughout the album.

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Forming The Void'?

There really isn't much meaning behind the name. The words were aesthetically pleasing and are a good representation of the picture that we want to paint. Also it wasn't already taken haha. The first few ideas we had were already used.

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

We've played some of the bigger venues in Louisiana over the last couple years and those are always fun when the production quality is high. Lights and smoke really help with the mystical kind of vibe we aim for.

6.Do you have any touring or show plans once the new album is released?

We are mainly focusing on weekend runs and the occasional weeknight show for the spring and summer. We're heading into Texas and around Louisiana for now and hoping to get further out along the gulf coast later in the summer.

7.Currently the band is signed to 'Argonauta Records', are you happy with the support that they have given you so far?

Argonauta has been great. Gero has been really supportive for the whole process. He's definitely in it for the love of music.

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

It's been really cool to see how fast music can travel around the world. It's still a bit early to say how Relic will be taken, but we were pleasantly surprised to see how well Skyward did.

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

Our newest batch has some more up tempo sections. We're still going to keep the doomy and psychedelic elements though. Hopefully keep growing in our songwriting abilities.

10.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?

We really like Mastodon, Sound Garden, Tool, Alice in Chains, The Sword, Kyuss, Torche, Red Fang, Gojira, Opeth, Devin Townsend, Wo Fat, and YOB.

I've been on a High on Fire kick and our lead player, Shadi has been listening to The Eagles nonstop lately.

11.What are some of your non musical interests?

We all enjoy coffee, Skyrim, and cats. We get together and watch Game of Thrones. A few of us enjoy killing a few craft beers. Some are more fans of self control haha.

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

Thanks for the interview and positive review. I'm glad you enjoyed the album. Hope to be back with something new before too long!

James Marshall

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