Saturday, June 14, 2014

Deathwhite Interview



1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?
DW: We formed in early 2012, basically as means to try something new and move away from the more extreme style of metal we had been playing for years. Our beginnings were pretty basic, just a few guys working on songs in front of a computer, actually, but we eventually graduated to the rehearsal room, where the EP started to take shape. But, to answer your question, we are really just three individuals coming together and writing the music we enjoy playing, even though that’s a bit of a generic statement.

2.Recently you have released a new ep, how would you describe the musical sound that i presented on the recording?
DW: At the core, it’s melodic metal, but I’m not sure which niche we fall into. We can go in any which direction, really, yet there are elements of dark and atmospheric metal in our sound, albeit not as prominent as other bands. Moreover, we’re a “song-first” band, which is of utmost importance.

3.I have seen the band get compared to Katatonia, Paradse Lost, Anathema and Alcest but only hear melodic  vocals in your music, are you planning on using growls or screams in the future or do you prefer to stay in the clean singing direction?
DW: We have discussed using growls and if we do, they will be used sparingly. There are presently some songs in the works that may require their usage, but nothing confirmed. We’ve opted to generally avoid such vocals due to their indecipherable nature, and, to create some separation between ourselves and like-minded bands. Whether we accomplished that or not, remains to be seen.

4.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?
DW: The EP is personal in nature, detailing some of the issues we’ve dealt with of late. To elaborate wouldn’t be necessary, for perhaps other people have different interpretations of the songs.

5.You have a quote from Friedrich Nitzsche on your web sites, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in this philosopher?
DW: Nietzsche’s writings – dating back to the 1800’s – have withstood the test of time, with many relevant ideas our life, humanity, and religion. The quote we’ve adopted regarding hope is a fitting one, and encapsulates our lyrical overview. One can learn a lot from reading Nietzsche.

6.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Deathwhite'?
DW: The name “Deathwhite” is the name of Ominium Gatherum song, a band we admire significantly. There is no deeper meaning behind it, although it’s a quality pairing of words that doesn’t pigeonhole the band.

7.The band is from the United States but none of the web sites state where you are really from, do you prefer to keep that a secret or do you plan on revealing that in the future?
DW: Who we are and where we are from bears little meaning on our music. Too often, the personalities of a band overshadow the music, so in our case, the music is first and shall remain that way for the foreseeable future. Those who are close to us and have a working relationship with the band know who we are. To everyone else, it’s probably better to leave matters in their current state.

8.Has the band done any live shows or is this strictly a studio project?
DW: Given the area in which we live, live shows do not seem feasible, but rather, something along the lines of a moral-destroyer, in fact. Playing in front of sparse, disinterested crowds does not interest us, although we tip our caps to bands who continue to do so. It takes a lot of guts and persistence to do something of that nature.

9.Currently the band is unsigned, are you looking for a label or have received any interest?
DW: We are not looking for a label at the present time, although we would certainly listen if there were suitors. In this day and age, an unsigned band can make nearly as much inroads as a signed band. There are no restrictions and/or limitations to what we can do, and, there is no one to tell us what to do, which is refreshing.

10.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of metal?
DW: Thus far, it’s been positive, although there will be some detractors, or those who don’t understand our direction, or even find clean vocals to their liking. We value the opinions of those reviewing our music, but we rely more on our own opinions of our music, and those who support the band, which would be the fans.

11.When can we expect a full length album and also where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
DW: A full-length should arrive at some point in 2015. We have more than enough songs in the works to release something of greater value than the EP. Musically, we plan on incorporating new things; i.e. faster tempos, growled vocals, and keyboards will probably eek their way into our sound. However, the core fundaments of Deathwhite will remain intact.

12.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?
DW: Rather than list our influences, some of the bands we’ve been listening to include An Autumn for Crippled Children, Arkan, October Tide, Daylight Dies, Steven Wilson, and many, many more.

13.What are some of your non musical interests?
DW: A variety of non-musical pursuits interest the three of us, none of which are of major importance to the overall presentation of Deathwhite, though.

14.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
DW: Your support is much appreciated. Please check out our EP on Bandcamp:http://deathwhite.bandcamp.com/
attached with pic
scott

1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?
DW: We formed in early 2012, basically as means to try something new and move away from the more extreme style of metal we had been playing for years. Our beginnings were pretty basic, just a few guys working on songs in front of a computer, actually, but we eventually graduated to the rehearsal room, where the EP started to take shape. But, to answer your question, we are really just three individuals coming together and writing the music we enjoy playing, even though that’s a bit of a generic statement.

2.Recently you have released a new ep, how would you describe the musical sound that i presented on the recording?
DW: At the core, it’s melodic metal, but I’m not sure which niche we fall into. We can go in any which direction, really, yet there are elements of dark and atmospheric metal in our sound, albeit not as prominent as other bands. Moreover, we’re a “song-first” band, which is of utmost importance.

3.I have seen the band get compared to Katatonia, Paradse Lost, Anathema and Alcest but only hear melodic  vocals in your music, are you planning on using growls or screams in the future or do you prefer to stay in the clean singing direction?
DW: We have discussed using growls and if we do, they will be used sparingly. There are presently some songs in the works that may require their usage, but nothing confirmed. We’ve opted to generally avoid such vocals due to their indecipherable nature, and, to create some separation between ourselves and like-minded bands. Whether we accomplished that or not, remains to be seen.

4.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?
DW: The EP is personal in nature, detailing some of the issues we’ve dealt with of late. To elaborate wouldn’t be necessary, for perhaps other people have different interpretations of the songs.

5.You have a quote from Friedrich Nitzsche on your web sites, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in this philosopher?
DW: Nietzsche’s writings – dating back to the 1800’s – have withstood the test of time, with many relevant ideas our life, humanity, and religion. The quote we’ve adopted regarding hope is a fitting one, and encapsulates our lyrical overview. One can learn a lot from reading Nietzsche.

6.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Deathwhite'?
DW: The name “Deathwhite” is the name of Ominium Gatherum song, a band we admire significantly. There is no deeper meaning behind it, although it’s a quality pairing of words that doesn’t pigeonhole the band.

7.The band is from the United States but none of the web sites state where you are really from, do you prefer to keep that a secret or do you plan on revealing that in the future?
DW: Who we are and where we are from bears little meaning on our music. Too often, the personalities of a band overshadow the music, so in our case, the music is first and shall remain that way for the foreseeable future. Those who are close to us and have a working relationship with the band know who we are. To everyone else, it’s probably better to leave matters in their current state.

8.Has the band done any live shows or is this strictly a studio project?
DW: Given the area in which we live, live shows do not seem feasible, but rather, something along the lines of a moral-destroyer, in fact. Playing in front of sparse, disinterested crowds does not interest us, although we tip our caps to bands who continue to do so. It takes a lot of guts and persistence to do something of that nature.

9.Currently the band is unsigned, are you looking for a label or have received any interest?
DW: We are not looking for a label at the present time, although we would certainly listen if there were suitors. In this day and age, an unsigned band can make nearly as much inroads as a signed band. There are no restrictions and/or limitations to what we can do, and, there is no one to tell us what to do, which is refreshing.

10.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of metal?
DW: Thus far, it’s been positive, although there will be some detractors, or those who don’t understand our direction, or even find clean vocals to their liking. We value the opinions of those reviewing our music, but we rely more on our own opinions of our music, and those who support the band, which would be the fans.

11.When can we expect a full length album and also where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
DW: A full-length should arrive at some point in 2015. We have more than enough songs in the works to release something of greater value than the EP. Musically, we plan on incorporating new things; i.e. faster tempos, growled vocals, and keyboards will probably eek their way into our sound. However, the core fundaments of Deathwhite will remain intact.

12.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?
DW: Rather than list our influences, some of the bands we’ve been listening to include An Autumn for Crippled Children, Arkan, October Tide, Daylight Dies, Steven Wilson, and many, many more.

13.What are some of your non musical interests?
DW: A variety of non-musical pursuits interest the three of us, none of which are of major importance to the overall presentation of Deathwhite, though.

14.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
DW: Your support is much appreciated. Please check out our EP on Bandcamp:http://deathwhite.bandcamp.com/
attached with pic
scott

1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?
DW: We formed in early 2012, basically as means to try something new and move away from the more extreme style of metal we had been playing for years. Our beginnings were pretty basic, just a few guys working on songs in front of a computer, actually, but we eventually graduated to the rehearsal room, where the EP started to take shape. But, to answer your question, we are really just three individuals coming together and writing the music we enjoy playing, even though that’s a bit of a generic statement.

2.Recently you have released a new ep, how would you describe the musical sound that i presented on the recording?
DW: At the core, it’s melodic metal, but I’m not sure which niche we fall into. We can go in any which direction, really, yet there are elements of dark and atmospheric metal in our sound, albeit not as prominent as other bands. Moreover, we’re a “song-first” band, which is of utmost importance.

3.I have seen the band get compared to Katatonia, Paradse Lost, Anathema and Alcest but only hear melodic  vocals in your music, are you planning on using growls or screams in the future or do you prefer to stay in the clean singing direction?
DW: We have discussed using growls and if we do, they will be used sparingly. There are presently some songs in the works that may require their usage, but nothing confirmed. We’ve opted to generally avoid such vocals due to their indecipherable nature, and, to create some separation between ourselves and like-minded bands. Whether we accomplished that or not, remains to be seen.

4.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?
DW: The EP is personal in nature, detailing some of the issues we’ve dealt with of late. To elaborate wouldn’t be necessary, for perhaps other people have different interpretations of the songs.

5.You have a quote from Friedrich Nitzsche on your web sites, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in this philosopher?
DW: Nietzsche’s writings – dating back to the 1800’s – have withstood the test of time, with many relevant ideas our life, humanity, and religion. The quote we’ve adopted regarding hope is a fitting one, and encapsulates our lyrical overview. One can learn a lot from reading Nietzsche.

6.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Deathwhite'?
DW: The name “Deathwhite” is the name of Ominium Gatherum song, a band we admire significantly. There is no deeper meaning behind it, although it’s a quality pairing of words that doesn’t pigeonhole the band.

7.The band is from the United States but none of the web sites state where you are really from, do you prefer to keep that a secret or do you plan on revealing that in the future?
DW: Who we are and where we are from bears little meaning on our music. Too often, the personalities of a band overshadow the music, so in our case, the music is first and shall remain that way for the foreseeable future. Those who are close to us and have a working relationship with the band know who we are. To everyone else, it’s probably better to leave matters in their current state.

8.Has the band done any live shows or is this strictly a studio project?
DW: Given the area in which we live, live shows do not seem feasible, but rather, something along the lines of a moral-destroyer, in fact. Playing in front of sparse, disinterested crowds does not interest us, although we tip our caps to bands who continue to do so. It takes a lot of guts and persistence to do something of that nature.

9.Currently the band is unsigned, are you looking for a label or have received any interest?
DW: We are not looking for a label at the present time, although we would certainly listen if there were suitors. In this day and age, an unsigned band can make nearly as much inroads as a signed band. There are no restrictions and/or limitations to what we can do, and, there is no one to tell us what to do, which is refreshing.

10.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of metal?
DW: Thus far, it’s been positive, although there will be some detractors, or those who don’t understand our direction, or even find clean vocals to their liking. We value the opinions of those reviewing our music, but we rely more on our own opinions of our music, and those who support the band, which would be the fans.

11.When can we expect a full length album and also where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
DW: A full-length should arrive at some point in 2015. We have more than enough songs in the works to release something of greater value than the EP. Musically, we plan on incorporating new things; i.e. faster tempos, growled vocals, and keyboards will probably eek their way into our sound. However, the core fundaments of Deathwhite will remain intact.

12.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?
DW: Rather than list our influences, some of the bands we’ve been listening to include An Autumn for Crippled Children, Arkan, October Tide, Daylight Dies, Steven Wilson, and many, many more.

13.What are some of your non musical interests?
DW: A variety of non-musical pursuits interest the three of us, none of which are of major importance to the overall presentation of Deathwhite, though.

14.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
DW: Your support is much appreciated. Please check out our EP on Bandcamp:http://deathwhite.bandcamp.com/