Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Noise Trail Immersion Interview

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

We're just five 22-24 years old guys who like chaotic and dark music. The band is based in Turin and we started playing together in 2013: since then our main goal has always been to write and play music just for the love of it.This project is something very important for every member of the band and we literally put all our lives on it.

2.You have an album coming out in November, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording and also how does it differ from the ep you had released a couple of years back?

We like to define our style "8-strings blackened chaos": it's a blend of blackened hardcore, math-metal and post-metal. The sound on the new record is really different from the one in the first EP. After releasing the S/T EP, we talked about changing our sound: everyone in the band loves Black Metal and we really wanted not only to introduce a "dark" element in our music, but also to make it the dominant one. So our singer Fabio chose to change the vocal style from the death metal growls that you can listen to in the EP into more hardcore sounding vocals, making them more obscure and raw. The songwriting approach we used for the new record is different: we kept writing using the mathematical structure songs of the EP, but we gave them a different feel, using much more obscure chords and intervals, sometimes almost creepy-sounding. Also, in the EP there was already a post-metal/ambient element, and for the new record we wanted more of that, so we designed some tracks on the new album (Womb and Birth) to be more introspective than the others, in order to show also this side of our musical identity.

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

The lyrics of our songs are often a "stream of consciousness", mostly dealing with subjects like the emptiness that everyone, sooner or later, experiments in life and the lies we tell ourselves when we choose religion as an attempt to give life a sense.

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Noise trail immersion'?

We don't want this to sound dull, but they're just three words that we thought sounded good together. We'll come up with a fake meaning in the future if necessary.

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

If we had to choose some shows, they would be the Tech Fest in 2014 and the Dissonance Festival in Milan last year. Both awesome festivals!
During our live sets we always try to create a dark ambience: we have a fog machine that we always bring with us for every gig.
Usually we play with no lights, except one strobe and some little light bulbs we put on the guitar pedalboards. Since we started playing live the songs from the new record, we tried really hard to make the show coherent with the black-ish atmosphere of the new music.


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

We're going to do a release show in Turin at the end of November and then we really hope to tour in Europe soon. We're actually starting to organize a tour right now, and we're really looking forward to it.

7.The album is coming out on 'Triton's Orbit', are you happy with the support that they have given you so far?

Yes, we'd like to thank Catia: we're really happy to work with her for promotion and physical distribution! We also want to thank Moment of Collapse Records for taking care of digital distribution!

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

We really don't know, but that is not really an issue to us. Don't get it wrong, we're incredibly happy when someone from a foreign country sends us a message or posts a comment, but our main goal remains making music just for the sake of it. the more people appreciate our works, the better it is, but there's no problem for us if we don't get a lot of feedback from the scene.

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

At the moment we're writing new music for another full-length album after "Womb" : it's actually half-written by now. The idea is to create a record in which the end of every single track is connected to the start of the following one so that you don't really feel the separation between them and the album seems like just a really long track. Sometimes parts of a song are present in another one. Guitar riffs are going to be a little different: we're working on making the two guitars play always different things in order to experiment new sounds. The black metal influence will be even more present then in "Womb" and tracks will be longer.

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?

Some of our favourite artists that may have influenced our sound are Amia Venera Landscape, Deathspell Omega, The Secret, Ulcerate, War From A Harlots Mouth, Gorguts, Cult Of Luna, Converge, Dodecahedron, Krallice, The Arusha Accord, Plebeian Grandstand and so many more.
We also listen to a lot of non-metal music, especially Dark Jazz (for example we love Bohren Und Der CLub Of Gore and The Mount Fuji Doomjazz Corporation) as well as experimental stuff and contemporary classical music. Tim Hecker, Arvo Pärt, Kayo Dot and Arve Henrikssen are some other examples of artists we love.


11.What are some of your non musical interests?

Well, we all love the same kind of movies..Some of them had a big influence on our music as well: the track "Womb" contains a monologue from the movie "Enter The Void" (Gaspar Noè) and the song "Wolves in Plain Clothes" a monologue from the movie "Possession" (Andrzej Zulawski); the official video of the song has also a short excerpt taken from it.
Apart from the movies, three of us are vegetarians/vegans and share a strong interest for the animal liberation issue.


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

We want to thank you for this interview, as well as for the kind review you posted previously on BLACKENEDDEATHMETALZINE.
Also, thanks to everyone who has been following us and supporting our music, we really hope you'll dig the album!

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