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What got you into music, and if you had not gotten into music what would you be doing today?
Dave: In school I was playing Cello in our school’s orchestra. I started learning acoustic guitar as well and began writing my own songs. Without music I might have focused more on gaming.
What do you like to do when you are not playing music and how does that influence your creativity?
When not playing music, I like to game and see places together with my partner. It does not influence my creativity but rather gives me a chance to refocus and be open to have new ideas.
How long has your band been around?
The band was founded in summer 2015 but our true debut was with our EP in 2018.
Where are you based out of and how did that influence your music?
We are based out of Remscheid in NRW, Germany. But being from that place does not have a particular influence on our music. We draw our inspiration from our idols and our own thoughts and ideas.
How did you come up with the name of your band and what does it mean to you?
We liked the topic of void, the nothingness, like a black hole swallowing everything in reach. And we wanted to have a more classical approach for a name. So, we thought about a word combination. We combined “void” and “demolition” as in demolishing the void by filling it with our music. And to make the name flow more, we decided to make the “e” silent. It is actually pronounced void’molition.
Tell me about your most memorable shows.
There is our second show ever, at the “Wuppertaler Schülerrock” (meaning Wuppertal’s pupils’ rock) in 2016. We played on a massive stage in front of 3500 to 4000 people. That early it was mind-blowing.
In 2019 we were invited to attend the “Remscheider Schülerrock” as godparents, since we started there in 2015. We were honoured to be part of the jury and headliner of the night.
Also in 2019, we played at the “Laut&Hart” Festival in Solingen. Big stage, big crowd, massive energy. It was amazing.
What is your favourite venue to play at, and do you have any places you want to play that you have not already?
Our favourite venues are the “Underground” in Wuppertal, “Kraftstation” and “Die Welle” in Remscheid and “Cobra” in Solingen. We would love to play at the “Helvete” in Oberhausen (going to play there in September). The “Essigfabrik” and “Live Music Hall” in Cologne would be amazing!
If you could play any show with any line-up, who would be on the ticket?
There would definitely be Bury Tomorrow, Jinjer, probably Trivium and Bleed From Within.
What is some advice that you would give to someone who is just getting into playing in a band and some advice that you would give to your younger self?
Play music because it is your passion. Don’t force it to be something successful. If you want to be successful, play with all of your heart, work hard, dream big but stay on the ground.
If you could go back in time and give yourselves advice, what would it be?
Give it a little more time. I wanted to become successful so badly that I often rushed things a bit too much. That often cost money and nerves.
Of your songs which one means the most to you and why?
That is a tough one. I would say there are three songs.
“Set Me Free” is one of the songs that gives me goosebumps over and over again. It is about burnout and mental breakdown. Like many of our songs, the lyrics are a bit autobiographical, so there is a lot of me in there.
“Broken Voice” keeps making me cry occasionally. It is about suicide, and I pulled inspiration for it through a case that happened in my family years ago.
And last, there is “Haunting”, the song about paranoia. I relate to this heavily since I myself am often struggling with this.
Which songs are your favourite to play, and which get requested the most?
Chainless and Insomnia are the easiest for me to perform and they are really a lot of fun! The song that gets requested the most is actually our very first song, Welcome to the Void.
What is the creative process for the band, and what inspires you to write your music?
Mostly we start with an instrumental ide from one of us. It often is just a one or two minute snipped that then gets extended. When we are done with the instrumentals, I write the lyrics. Sometimes I already have a topic in mind that seems to be suited for the song, and sometimes I feel into the instruments and find the topic that way.
What kinds of messages do you like to get across in your music?
Our album “Sanity” covers the topic of mental health. But even before that our music always has been about self-development, inner conflicts, fears, worries and overcoming those. I really want to send out the message that everyone who feels that is not alone! And I want to raise attention towards mental health in general, as I think it is very important nad not addressed enough.
Do you ever have disagreements in your band, and how do you get past them?
Of course. A band is like a relationship. And you are in there with multiple people who all have their own mind, goals and wishes. The key here is communication. We talk about things, discuss them and sometimes that takes hours, but we always come to a conclusion.
What are your plans for the future, and do you have anything that you want to spotlight that is coming up?
Currently we are balancing our private lives and the band. In the future we want to play more shows again, aim for some festivals as well and maybe be lucky and support one of our idols. We will work hard for it. The next big thing is the release of “Sceptre of Grief”, the last bonus track off of our album. We cannot wait to see how people like it! Stay in touch with us at