Friday, January 29, 2016

In White Interview

1)     Can you give us an update on what is going with the band these days?

It is pretty noisy around here nowadays. We are continuously working on our second record, which we plan to release later this year.

 2) How would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recordings?

Well, our debut album Heredity is an attempt to create a sound between Old School Death Metal and Modern Melodic Death. We are enormously excited to put more on top of it.

3)     Originally, the band played more of an alternative metal style and then went into more of a melodic death sound, what was the decision behind going into this musical direction?

It wasn’t as much of a decision as it was a change of heart, I guess. When we have released the EP that was what the band had in them to give, we were younger, and definitely we weren’t as angry as we are today.

4)     What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with music*

Heredity is mainly about the social structure of today’s world. Most lyrics are an attempt to explore our ‘inherited evil’, that is to say. Also, a clear condemnation of monarchy, not only in a political sense but also the hierarchical power relations in our families, schools, governments etc.

5)     What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name ‘In White’?

We are all big fans of Katatonia and we took the name from their song ‘Sweet Nurse’ in which we all loved Jonas’ way of saying ‘In White’. There is actually no deeper meaning to it, we were all somehow content with the name which we’ve decided upon, on a cab drive to our rehearsal.

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?

            We’ve played at Heavy Stage 3 in Ankara, it was our first show and we’ve received really encouraging comments about the gig itself, I can say it was one of the best shows we have played. It is not really easy to continuously play gigs throughout Turkey for obvious reasons, but I can say whenever and wherever we played, the audience seemed really happy.

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

Currently we are focused entirely on our second album, after which we plan to tour as much as possible. Though, there is a chance that we might play at Sweden Rock Fest 2016 this year, only if we can pass the voting rounds that is, we’ll see.


8) Currently the band is signed to MK2 Productions, can you tell us a little bit more about this label?

            The label is owned by our producer Erkan Tatoğlu, he has an extensive and diverse client list in his label. And it is pleasure to work with him!

9) On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of melodic death metal?

            We had really good reviews since we have first released the album. The wonderful guys of In Flames shared our video clip for ‘Sacred Orchard’ through their official facebook page, which helped us to spread our music to wider audiences. And all the written/unwritten feedback we have received so far is really, really good!

10) Are any of the band members also involved with any other bands or projects these days?

            Gürkan, our bassist also works in another band named ‘Centurion’ which is on hiatus nowadays, but we definitely expect to hear much more from them soon enough!

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

            For now, we are very much happy with the music we are playing, that is melodic death metal, and it doesn’t seem like it would change in near future.

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?

            It goes without saying, we are all huge fans of Melodic Death Metal, there are countless bands that have influenced us, but if we are to name some: In Flames, At The Gates, Opeth, Katatonia, (it seems that we are fans of Swedish metal in general). Nowadays we mostly listen to Gojira and At The Gates, and also some progressive stuff as well.

13) What are some of your non musical interests?

            Well, I can say literature, films, drawing and generally arts.

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

            We’d like to thank you very much for this interview; we really had fun answering the questions. We’d also like to thank everyone for their support so far, we’ll be coming with something heavy soon enough!

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