Below A Silent Sky from Ilmenau in Germany released their debut album “Corrosion” in September 2015, and here is what they told us about it, and more.
Alright, first things first. Before we dive into all the music stuff, how’s life?
Great. It was christmas and we spent some good time with our families. Now we are ready to write new stuff and go back to everyday life.
Speaking of new music, you have an album “Corrosion” which was released in September. What can people expect from it?
An atmospheric Post-Metal album where you can loose yourself and discover more and more details every time you listen to it.
What was it like working on the album?
It was a lot of work but retrospective very funny. First of all we had to write all the material. Therefore the two guitarists gather some riffs at home. Afterwards these ideas are brought to the rehearsals where they are discussed and processed with the whole band. The results of these rehearsals are recorded and get improved at home again. This process continues until we are satisfied with the song. In the end we went to the studio where we worked up to 14hours a day to record and produce the final songs. But after this hard work we were very proud and happy about the results.
Are there any touring plans in support to “Corrosion”?
We started to promote „Corrosion“ during the „Beyond The Sphere Tour“ in fall 2015 where we played several venues in Germany. The next gigs are planned for early 2016 also in Germany.
While we’re on the subject of touring, what countries would you love to tour?
First of all in Europe but it would be great to visit and play in the USA, Japan or other Asian countries too.
Who and what inspires you the most?
Every single bandmember has it’s own influences in different music genres. The range of bands we are into embraces The Ocean, AHAB, O’Brother, YOB, Sojus3000. Aside from these musical aspects daily experiences also have an impact on our creative process.
What other genres of music do you listen to?
Jazz, Blues, Progressive Rock, Alternative, Hip Hop, Sludge, Doom, Stoner Rock
Have any of the other genres you listen to had any impact on your playing?
Of course. I think every kind of music you are listening to has an influence to the music you`re playing.
I really appreciate you giving us your time today. Is there anything else you’d like to tell us and the fans before we wrap things up?
Don`t be shy to get in contact with the bands you are fascinated in. If you have the chance to talk with them after a gig give your feedback to the musicians. I can`t believe that any artist would not be happy about it. Positive feedback is finally the biggest profit.