Hi! Tell me about Invertia. Why did you decide to name the band with such title? What kind of ideas do you explore?
We chose the band name because to us it means the balance of everyday day life. Just trying to live life on life’s terms. It represents the good and evil that is in everyone, which in turn causes us to act and react to the environment around us.
“The Crimson Screen Vol. 1” album was released on October. How does that make you feel? Do you feel you have put album into masses without any wishes to change something now?
We are very excited about the new ep. Now that it has been released we are satisfied with the end result. I think a lot of musicians run into things they feel they could have done better so I know exactly what you mean but with this one like I said we are quite pleased with the final product.
Tell me more about “The Crimson Screen Vol. 1”? Album ideas etc…
Well being fans of old horror movies we decided to write a few songs about it. The next one in the series will also be inspired by old horror films. It’s just something we are passionate about but it’s not something normally write about it. That’s why we decided to do a series of eps. Our full length albums are more inspired by pulling back the curtain and exposing the madness behind it.
Where do you take all inspiration from?
Inspiration can come in many forms. It can come from a news broadcast, other musicians, comedians, writers etc. All of these things are the building blocks of Invertia. It’s what makes us pick up our instruments and just go for it!
In your opinion, what is the best way to define Invertia’s sound?
We always described ourselves as an industrial metal band but these days we are becoming a lot more than that. We are experimenting with new sounds for the new material. To define Invertia’s sound is not easy. We are not a band you can just put in the box. We like to think there is a little something for everyone in our sound.
So, are you on hiatus now, just relaxed and looking for album feedbacks, or did you started to compose new stuff immediately?
We are not on hiatus ever haha! Invertia is more compelling for us. It’s not a choice in a sense. The music just keeps coming, it never ends. There’s not a switch where we can just shut it off for a while. It just doesn’t work like that for us.
What are your main musical influences? How huge is their influence in your sound?
There are so many its hard to name them all. We both like different types of music so we bring in a lot of inspiration from other artist who don’t play metal as well as those who do. I would have to say Ministry and Mayhem are up there on the list. As well as Frank Zappa, Butthole Surfers, Pixies and of course Black Sabbath and Ramones. Some newer stuff as well like Orannsi Pazazu and Death Grips.
Is there some well-known musician in particular that you would like to use in one of your upcoming albums?
Well in the past we have worked with some great talent such as Aaron Rossi of Ministry/Prong, Kevin Talley from Suffocation and Justin Broadrick of Godflesh. It was so awesome to work with those guys. However on the next full length I think it will just be us without any guest appearances but who knows what the future will bring.
What is your personal strategy for making your music heard by a larger audience?
We use social media I still think it’s a decent tool. It can’t hurt you know.
Do you have any other hobby beside music?
I personally enjoy doing collages and I know Tim enjoys cooking, and he’s a really good cook. He keeps a garden during the summer months. Can’t wait for the cherry tomatoes haha! Best I’ve ever had!!!
Are you all supported by your relatives towards your devotion to music?
Absolutely! My parents bought me my first guitar. It was an Aria Pro 2! Once my parents saw how much I played they new before I did it would be a life long thing. Our families and friends always ask how the music is going, so they still care after all these years. They know how important it is to us.
How’s the metal scene in your local area right now? Is it easy to play gigs, to buy records etc there these days?
The metal scene is doing well around us for sure! We don’t play live too much. As far as record stores go a new opened up not too far from me so that really cool. I’m excited to see a few record stores popping up again.
Thank you for answering my questions, see ya on the road!
Anytime! Thank you!