Friday, December 12, 2014

Synergic Ire interview

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

We are music obsessed people, from the mountains of Tennessee that compose music for pariahs, loners, and/or the socially awkward.

2.So far you have released 2 albums, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on both of the recordings and also how do they differ from each other?

The first album was purely revenge driven and served as a platform for us to express our feelings regarding the fall of our previous band. We were oppressed under a very specific sound in that group, so Cody and
I (Derek) made a pact that we would never stick with one specific genre. We got together and wrote the album in almost one week, from scratch. It ended up being a weird mix of blackened death-metal and
experimental randomness. After it came out, we decided to calm down, try to improve our story telling skills, and continue to push our abilities to their limits. The second album ended up sounding like an atmospheric and romantic death metal opus that everyone labeled "deathcore". Haha. Oh well... you can't win them all.

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

We rely heavily on the concepts of contrasting perspectives, social archetypes, and mental illnesses.

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Synergic Ire'?

When we started the project we wanted a name that would apply on multiple levels. It can either be seen as synergy between the music and audience, who all express or feel ire...or synergy between band
members expressing or feeling ire...

5.Currently there are only 2 members in the band, are you planning on expanding the line up in the future or do you chose to remain a duo?

The thing about living in the middle of nowhere is that there are no people. Haha. At this point we are actively looking to find two more suitable members. Until then, we are making due as a two piece.

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

Our first show was my personal favorite, people responded really well. Energy and accuracy are all you have as a two man project live. We have major plans and are still working to improve our liveexperience... but we haven't had a complaint yet!

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

At the moment, we are open to playing a show if we are invited, but there are not a lot of venue options in our area. If we find more members, touring is the ultimate goal.

8.Currently you are unsigned, are you looking for a label or have received any interest?

We are proudly independent. If a label comes along, they would have to let us continue to produce our own music in order to get a deal out of us. At the moment, no one has shown interest.

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

Most of our audience is over-seas, but the response is overwhelmingly positive. No one is harder on us than us. We do not like the "deathcore" label, but the response from that community has been very interesting.

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

We dip our toes into other projects from time to time, but we always come back to Synergic Ire. It's our love and addiction.

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

We have already written an hour long ballet of black metal, weird noises, and acoustic experimentation. We have never pushed ourselves this hard in songwriting, production, and playing ability. We are
going to hold off on releasing it for a while, to make sure it isperfect. Late 2015, maybe.

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?

We pride ourselves on not sounding like another band. If something sounds similar, it is by accident. We kill any riff or beat immediately if it sounds familiar. As far as listening... we both listen to different styles of music. Cody is always jamming 70s prog rock, guitar driven metal, and chill music... while I listen to obnoxiously toned metal, depressing bluegrass, and anything weird... but we both like technically driven bands, like: Immortal, Mastodon,Pink Floyd, etc.

13.What are some of your non musical interests?

Music really is mostly what we care about. I suppose Cody is into fitness and bettering himself, and i'm into eating and complaining. Haha.

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

Thanks to all who care, and we appreciate anyone actively giving a fuck about us.


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