Void Collapse Talks Nothing BUT Music!

Death metal act VOID COLLAPSE consider their style of death metal to be out of the early 2000's. Since their formation though, they have released a demo, a couple of EP's and full-length's as well. Their second album is a part of a four album collection, with album's three and four being worked upon now! The band talks about these releases!

1. Please tell us the history of the your band and it’s members.

I’ve been trying to do a death metal band as long as I can remember. The last ten years or so, have been me figuring out what I would need gear wise, how to play, and how to record. Around 2014 I was playing guitar and bass with my friend Brian Hahn, and I approached a drummer on YouTube named Thomas Cremier from France. He let me use some drums, but we had a hard time getting anything done, because we both had different ways of approaching the project. Basically, we both wanted to write to each other like we were in the same room, and that’s pretty hard when you’re on different continents. It was like playing phone tag. Our demo ended up getting done, but we decided to wrap it up. He’s in a band called Hurakan now and it’s is really doing good, he’s a great drummer. About a year later I met Shane Elwell off a message board and was like “look, all I need are some drums to write and record over” and he delivered. Now we’re about to start our third full length. 

2. What’s the origin of the bands name?

I was working with my friend Brian for awhile like I was saying up there, and we were trying to find a band name. We spent like two or three weeks texting names back and forth. One night I was watching Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, and Indy gets stuck in quicksand. He mentions a “Void Collapse” and I thought it sounded good, so I texted him. He sanctioned it, and that’s it. Lol, he never ended being in the band, but approved the Indiana Jones name. 

3. Where is your band based out of and what is the music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?

I’m from Saginaw Michigan, and Shane is from San Antonio, so I’m not too sure about his scene. He plays in a lot of bands, so he probably is the scene. There isn’t really one here right now. Not a metal one that I know of. For the Fallen Dreams, See You Next Tuesday, and a lot of hardcore bands were going on about 10-15 years ago, but that was the last local thing that I remember. I go to Detroit pretty frequently now. Black Dahlia plays a lot in Michigan still. There’s this band coming up called Three One Three down there that I LOVE.  

4. How would you describe your style?

After hearing our newest album about 50 times in the last two months while releasing it, I would say early 2000’s death metal. Which makes sense, cause that’s when it really took hold of me. There are flourishes of electronic, spoken word, and instrumentation, for atmosphere. But, for the most part just straight forward modern death metal. 

5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works. 

So far we’ve released a demo, two ep’s and two full lengths. I would hope someone would see the evolution in songwriting, and quality. But more importantly want to stick around to see where it’s going. 

6. Do you have any new music in the works?

Yes we do. We just released our second full length “Gwenda”. The first part of a four album collection based on the four queens of the tarot deck, so we’re constantly working on that. We also have a split with the California band “Before the Storm We Flourished” coming out at the end of the year. We are also doing a cover of “It’s So Easy” by Guns N Roses. So, a lot of things as of late. 

7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?

Unfortunately no, I’m a dad with a full time job, and two ten year old's. Shane lives across the country, and work full time. It’s pretty much going to stay a project band for the foreseeable future. 

8. What plans do you have for the future of as a band.   

As of right now, just getting this four album concept done. Getting people to listen is what I really am shooting for, and just trying to be part of the death metal community 

9. Where can we listen to your band, and where can we buy your stuff?

We are on all streaming services, Spotify, Apple, Bandcamp, all that. We go through Bandcamp for our merch. 

10. What would you like a listener to remember most when hearing your music for the first time?

That we try to do our own thing, and have a real love for death metal. But, just checking us out in the first place is all we can ask for, and are thankful for that. 

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