Interviews: Silent Descent


In this new occasion we have had the opportunity to interview the  Metal band Silent Descent, from UK. Check out this band and give them a like on their FACEBOOK PAGE.

1.Where did you get the idea for the band name, you planned it or came out just like that?

The classic list of band names that came from ex bandmates two words Silence and Descent stood out to them. They simply combined the two. We didn't get rid of it when we reformed as we already built a name for ourselves in the local area and we loved the imagery you get from it and had loads of ideas.

2. Why did you want to play this genre?

We always pushed for a unique sound, and when we first started writing Metal music with Trance elements and released our debut album Duplicity, very few bands around the world was doing it. Since then, we' ve refined our craft. This is our style of music that we pioneered and it's evolved along the way to what it is now. As people, we've matured from the angry, angsty teenagers we once were to bitter, cynical bastards in their mid to late 20's. Combine the two and you've got one hell of an album. Help us out and buy it.

3. Did you know each other before the band was formed?

The band has been around for a very long time with different line-ups under different names. The Toms and Paul have been around since the early days, the rest of us joined later on and evolved into the current line-up we have today.

4. Each band member favourite band? 

T Watling: Anything by Corey Taylor
T Callahan: Celine Dion and her backing track
Paul: Soilwork
Ox: Michael Bolton
Jim: Jamiroquai
Kodi: Periphery

5. Who or what inspires you to write songs? 

The exhilaration of performing live, the desire to escape the mundanities of everyday life, the darkness of the human condition, and the craving for expression. But mostly we write songs in the hope that people will like it and will pay us money so we can escape our mundane 9-5 lives. Not Callahan though, he loves his day job!

6. Where was your last gig?

Our last gig was at Full Force Festival in Germany playing straight after Architect’s set. It was an insane experience as it was our first time playing a large festival in Europe. Hopefully we’ll get to play more European festivals in the future as the crowds are insane!

7. Where would you like to act?

There are so many places we’d love to visit it would take too long to list them all. If I have to, I can probably narrow it down to 6 continents.

8. Whom would you like to feature with? 

Anyone, we’ll be happy to tour with anyone. You know you can never judge how must fun you can have touring with someone just by the music they play.

9. Whom not?

Justin Bieber, but as he rightly said, you should Never Say Never!

10. Any of you has ever suffered from stage fright? Any tip for beginners on how to beat that?

I think everyone experiences some form of anxiety before going on stage, I know I do, and sometimes it could be a challenge to overcome the anxiety and inhibitions, it’s completely normal. But once you get up there in front of the crowd, and take in the energy, everything disappears and all you’re left with is excitement. Failing that, a couple of beers before usually helps.

11. What bands have inspired you the most?

Again this is very tough to narrow down, as a band we have such a huge range of musically interests, not just rock and metal. But as an inspiration, it has to be Ludwig van Beethoven, so much respect for the man. Many of his best compositions were after he became completely deaf, that is such an incredible feat. That’s like a blind photographer, a tasteless chef, a mute rapper or an illiterate poet.

12. What's the weirdest thing a fan has ever asked you for?

A song, and it is now a track on our latest album. In fact we just shot a music video for this song, so keep an eye out for its release!

13. What do you think of your fans? 

They are the craziest and the loveliest people ever, we have fans from all over the world. You gotta be pretty awesome to order our album from literally the opposite side of the world.

14. What do you think of our site? 

It is a fantastic platform for bands to get their music heard by more people, and for fans to discover underground bands they’ve never heard before.

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