Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.
I have been writing music occasionally since 2009 and have had an idea to make a project out of it for a long time. Now more than 10 years later I felt ready to realize this idea and do something with it. So I contacted an old friend of mine, Nino Vukovic who usually plays with Immaculate and Tyranex, and he provided the guitar parts for the project. Everything else is done by me.
How would you describe your style? Which bands influenced your music?
I would best label it as Progressive Metal with a bunch of weird things stuffed into it. My main inspiration are bands like Nevermore and Strapping Young Lad mixed with the atmosphere of John Carpenter and Lustmord. Quite brutal, yet melodic and with a rather sinister vibe to it.
Why should a metalhead buy your demos/albums?
I think the music is quite unique compared to what mainly overflows the Prog Metal scene at the moment. We don’t have down-tuned Djent guitars and Indiepop choruses like most bands seems to have these days. There is nothing wrong with such things, it’s just nothing that really interest me that much. Instead we focus on aggressive riffs with a Thrash vibe, imaginative melodies and whatever weird things I come up with along the way, trying to make it as diverse as possible. So if you’re into an odd take on Nevermore anno 2005 check it out.
What have you released so far and how were your releases received by the public/media?
We have just released our debut EP called “Ectogenesis” which hasn’t got any real publicity yet so it’s hard to say if anyone liked it yet. You’re one of the first to delve into it.
Do you play live as well? How's your live activity so far?
Nope. This project is mainly focusing on making albums. Maybe there will be something coming up in the future thou, depending on what response we will get. If we ever play live I would like to do something out of the ordinary. Not on a massive scale, but something small and special. I have a few loose ideas if the opportunity should ever arise. But I will make at least one full length album first, before I take that into consideration. With the current pandemic situation it’s quite impossible to play live right now anyway, except for live streams.
What should labels/zines/promoters know about your band? Why should they be interested in it?
Good question. If people knew as little as possible about a band a curiosity might grow and an urge to know more spreads. So I leave that question open. We exist and we make noises. Some of you might like it.
What plans do you have for the near future as a band?
Make another album. I have material for at least two full length albums ready so hopefully I will start working on something new this winter or the beginning of next year.
Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?
We have a CD available for sale and it will be released on cassette tape as well sometime this summer. You can buy it from our Bandcamp site. It’s also available on pretty much all the streaming services as well. You can find all the useful links through our website www.terravoid.se