Interviews: Drown In Your Venom

In this new occassion we have had the opportunity to interview the  Metalcore band Drown In Your Venom, from Bosnia And Herzegovina. 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 idea for the band name came from negative experiences with people we used to call our friends. So „Drown in Your Venom“ basically means what goes around, comes around. That is a phrase we strongly believe in and stand for.

2. Why did you want to play this genre? 

Well, for most of us metalcore was the music we grew up listening to, and the genre that bonded us. But to be honest, we are not limited to a single genre. On „Therapy“, the album that we are working on as we speak, there will be a lot of other influences, like punk-rock, post-rock, death metal, emo, even some jazz-ish stuff.

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

So me (Tin Marjanović – vocals, guitars) and the drummer (Miran Kostić) have known each other since childhood and we even picked up our first instruments together. We have been playing in bands since we were like eleven or twelve. The bassist (Amir Muminović) played with us in a few bands before DIYV (Sold Out ! and Whispering Rebellion...) and we have always been good friends. Our latest member is also a long term friend of both me and Amir, and he will be taking the role of the rhythm/lead guitar alongside myself.

4. Each band member favourite band? 

I am personally a big fan of a lot of different music genres and the only band that captures all of them is Mr. Bungle, so I would definitely have to go with them. For Nermin it is the band Reflections, for Miran it is currently Periphery and our bassist Amir is really into Foo Fighters.

5. Who or whats inspires you to write songs? 

When it comes to writing, negative emotions and bad experiences are what inspires me the most. Writing songs is a form of self-therapy that helps me get over the hard times and rise above everything negative. That is why our debut album will be called "Therapy“.

6. Where was your last gig?

We are not the type of band that tours a lot. Even though we would like to, our academic responsibilities and lack of trustworthy managers and organization in our area prevents us from performing often. Our last show was in a local club „AG Club“ in our hometown Sarajevo, Bosnia And Herzegovina.

7. Where would you like to act?

We would like to perform in the U.S. because we feel like the scene there is very good and versatile. Having a tour there would be a dream come true. But also anywhere in Europe with the audience which enjoys our music genre.

8. Whom would you like to feature with?

Well, song-wise we like to do everything ourselves, so in the recording aspect we do not really want to feature with anybody. But, as far as touring and shows go, we would be willing to work with just about any band on the planet. We have nothing against any artist or musical genre.

9. Whom not?

We really do not know. We still have not met enough bands to say whether we like or dislike somebody, so for now, we do not have an answer to that question.

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

To be honest, we are still no strangers to stage fright and we would not call ourselves "pros“ when it comes to doing live shows. The only tip we have is to practice as much as you can and to be yourself when you play in front of a crowd. The songs do not have to sound exactly like on the recordings. If you are confident enough in what you do, the crowd may not like you or may not be into your music, but they will surely respect you.

11. What bands have you inspired the most?

It is mostly bands like Faith No More, Falling in Reverse, Dir en grey, etc. These bands are not limited to a single genre. On the contrary, they do whatever they feel like doing when it comes to song writing and that is what we aim for. We do not want to be limited to only one genre. Instead we want to add our specific character and feeling to each and every song we write and record.

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

We have a small fanbase in Sarajevo, so most people that listen to us are chill and the weirdest thing so far would be a few "stalking“ incidents, but nothing too crazy.

13. What do you think of your fans?

As we already stated, most of them are chill and open to a lot of different musical genres.

Also, since the scene in Sarajevo is not very developed, most of our fans are musicians as well. I mean if you do not support your fellow musicians here, nobody will support you, which we really like because it makes planning concerts, festivals and such easier and without any hostility. Most people who create that negative atmosphere between this small circle of, let’s call it, "alternative“ music scene here, are insecure about their own music and it is easy to see or rather hear why if you compare their recordings to some better and more experienced bands.

14. What do you think of our site?

I think „Breathing The Core“ is an amazing idea for a site that shares and promotes metalcore artists. So far, I checked out most of the bands you guys shared with us, and I can say that it really makes me happy to see that someone cares about us, "less-known core“ bands. Many bands you guys recommended impressed me, and we "Drown In Your Venom“ are honored and thankful for doing this interview with you and also for sharing our single "Night Walker“.

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