Monday, November 17, 2014

Vortez Of Clutter Interview

Can you give us an update on what has been going on with the band since the recording of the new album?

After recording the new album we immediately started getting prepared for the gigs. We will start playing in numerous events around the country pretty soon. We cannot wait for people to hear our album. Also, we have started working on new material for our next album.

2.You have a new 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 stuff you have released in the past?

We can describe our new sound as a mixture of a few sub-genres. We aimed for people to enjoy our music much more by adding some technical and melodic variations over a raging death metal anger. As a band, we aim to produce songs that our listeners cannot easily consume. This idea had prior importance compared to our previous releases. Get ready to listen to a really heavy album containing many surprises.

3.This is the first full length to be released in 3 years, can you tell us a little bit more about what has been going on during that time frame?

By the increasing difficulty of living in Turkey and with the remaining Turkish political authority increasing its oppression over people in Turkey, it has become nearly impossible to execute any kind of work in any branch of art. However, the anger this situation creates is what feeds our music. In spite of everything, we have released 2 singles and an EP within these 3 years. We have played dozens of shows, went out to the streets to protests against the police and composed new songs for our new album.

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

We enjoy using political and philosophical themes on our lyrics. We write about our primary social and political problems or the ones that effect us. We write about subjects like anti-fascism and anti-capitalism. In the new album however, we have added a few post-apocalyptic science fiction stories.

5.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name Vortex of Clutter?

People struggling through the chaos of modern life, our own lives to be exact, is what has inspired us.

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

Our first album debut concert, in which we have heard people singing along our songs, is among the most unforgettable ones. No matter how dark or pessimistic our lyrics are, we enjoy having fun and entertaining when on stage. We recommend for everyone to watch a few live videos of ours on Youtube.

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

Absolutely! We play on a local festival on 6th of December right after the release of our new album.

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

We are sorry to say that our music gets much more attention in other countries rather than our own. We have received valuable comments from great people from Greece to Poland and read a lot of inspiring critical reviews.

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

It is hard to tell at this point but we will be surely making the music we enjoy the most.

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?

All the members of the band enjoy relatively different types of music. But our mutual tastes can be described by bands like Death, Atheist and Cynic. Other than these we have been really enjoying bands like Gorod, Revocation and Between the Buried and Me.,

11.What are some of your non musical interests?

We are all working, and our spare time goes to our families. The married members of the band usually spend time with their families. As we cannot earn enough money from music to  support our lives we have to work and that is enough to occupy all our lives.

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

If you like to hear the Istanbul sound in metal and open to new music, you definitely listen to Vortex of Clutter’s new album!

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