1. Hi, Insidious One. The Natural Selection released on August 21th. You must be excited?
Greetings! Yeah, I’m excited: the music is taking a new direction on this single, so, it’s very intriguing to see people’s reaction.
2. First of all, we would like to know about the formation of the band. When and how was it formed? Do you think the band name ‘Insidious One’ perfectly decribes your music and philosophy?
I formed Insidious One in 2015, as a one-man-band where I could put my unrelased songs. I played in a regular thrash metal band called “Infinity Gap” back then, but we never managed to do any good recordings, and then we just disbanded, so I had a lot of great material right from the start.
The name “Insidious One” comes from “Insidious Six”, which is a name of a team of super-villains from a 90’s Spider-Man cartoon. It actually fits my project pretty well: most of my songs contain some black humour, and I am a one-man-band, after all.
3. Okay now tell us something about The Natural Selection, and the lyrical themes behind each track. What are the ideas you wanted to put across?
“The Natural Selection” is based on a videogame called “Lugaru” and it’s sequel “Overgrowth”. It takes place in a dark fantasy world, populated with anthropomorphic animals: the main characters are rabbits. They fight each other and other animals over pretty complicated social issues: you better check the game itself if you want to know more, you won’t be disappointed.
“Ocean Painted Red” is a song from my previous LP, but with English lyrics this time. It’s basically a recap of the anime “The End Of Evangelion”, which is about a totally crazy sci-fi apocalypse with a lot of religious and psychological undertones.
And “The Coma Of The Soul” is about domestic violence. Some people can’t exit their comfot zone, even if it brings them pain: they won’t struggle, the won’t call the police, they’d rather die than leave their abusers. A truly horrifying situation.
4. Where and when did you record The Natural Selection? Are you satisfied with it?
The record was finished at August 21. The instrumental parts are recorded at my home studio, and the vocals parts are done at RMS Studio (Moscow). Mixing and mastering are provided by Soundchop Studio.
I like the result: I think, it’s a step ahead for Insidious One.
5. Are you gonna to release some official band merch?
The upcoming EP will be relased on a limited edition audiotape. I’m also thinking about making some t-shirts and other stuff like this.
6. What are Insidious One’s musical and non-musical influences?
My main influences are such experimental acts as Dir En Grey, Utsu-P and Strapping Young Lad. I also take a lot of inspiration from Russian bands, such as Master, Front and MKP№1.
Anime and videogames are also a big help, especially the ones with a good soundtracks.
7. Could you please express your personal views on religion and god?
I’m an Orthodox Christian. Trying to be a good one, at least.
8. Shall we expect some gigs across USA or Europe near time?
I don’t think so, since I am a one-man-band act. But I actually plan to recruit a full line-up in the future, so everything is possible.
9. When shall fans to expect something new from you? Videoclip, single, documentary etc?
The new EP will be coming very soon: it’s currently in the mixing stage, so stay tuned!
10.Thanks a lot for the interview. Speak out to your fans, supporters, critics and our readers before we wrap up!
Thank you too! For everyone who reads this: I wish you all a happy mood, good luck and more great music in your life! Check out the Russian underground metal scene: we have a lot of talents and we don’t bite! Goodbye everyone!