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Interview with Violate Inner Amends
-What got you into music, and if you had not gotten into music what would you be doing today?
We each have our own journey we had to go through to get to each of our respective taste but we all do share a certain respect to the artistry and creativity in the musical sense and without music we would probably do something else that involves our need to express our emotions and ideologies.
-What do you like to do when you are not playing music and how does that influence your creativity?
When we are not playing music we each have our own life we like to invest in respectfully and sometimes our interest overlap which makes us understand each other on more levels other than musical if it some of us shared love to visual arts and painting that helps us visually understand how to present ourselves and our product beyond musical aspects or some of our shared love for cooking which helps us all to occasionally meet at the ramen shop where our bassist and vocalist work and to sit down as a group of friends which helps us communicate on a more personal level to understand one another and form a deeper understanding to what each of us brings to the table inside our collective.
-How long has your band been around?
The band was established around 2015 but we did not feel complete untill we came to our current line up around 2019 but the band became a unified force around 2021 when we changed our name and understood what we all musically are trying to achieve.
-Where are you based out of and how did that influence your music?
Most of us are based in Haifa city in israel with a few exceptions that live in other northern parts of the country and as a result we were isolated from the main scene in the more central district of the country which gave us each a way to get influenced by our own interest and not necessarily what is happening around us which made us develop a more eclectic base to what we consider metal.
-How did you come up with the name of your band and what does it mean to you?
The bands name is a sort of self reflection and criticism of our own personal struggle as very different individuals which resulted in a confusion around what exactly we are musically and the effort we each have to do to sometimes break free of our personal ego and work as a group and not as indivuals trying to push our own ideas and morals into what is considered a sum of us all.
-Tell me about your most memorable shows.
Two of our most memorable shows are the ones that were in tel aviv
The first being new blood in bar giora which represents our hunger as new bands for the stage and getting out there and it was a very important show for us and all the participating bands including stained with silver which will be sharing the stage with us in our upcoming festival
And the second has to be the anti party 2 organized by the band sinnery which was an honour knowing such a well established band wanted to share the stage with us for the second time because they believed in us as performers and we also got to share the stage with prey for nothing another veteran in the metal scene that some of us grew up idolising which gave us a full circle satisfaction of knowing were on the right projectory
-What is your favorite venue to play at, and do you have any places you want to play that you have not already?
Our favorite venue so far is the gagarin club in tel aviv because of its importance in the local scene and our fond memories and upcoming expectations from the venue everything about it is organized and includes staff that are truly at the top of their game in the industry
And we would like to play at any place that can contain us in our growth and our growing fanbase untill we get the opportunities to play real landmarks of the scene like wacken open air one day
-If you could play any show with any lineup, who would be on the ticket?
Its either a big festival which will help us meet some of our favorite bands like slipknot dream theater deftones and other bands that influenced us or the exact opposite with an intimate show that highlights us since we still didnt get the opportunity to organise and headline a personal show and share the stage with an upcoming band and help them grow just like others have done to us in the past that will be the true honour were looking forward for
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?
A band is more like a family than friends its people that you have to spend time with for better or worse somtimes you have your disagreements but its important to look past those instances and to learn to compromise with each other to keep a healthy and understanding enviroment for one another
-If you could go back in time and give yourselves advice, what would it be?
A word of advice is to not be so focused on yourself and learn how to listen to everyone around you and see what you can learn from others and to not think highly of yourself and just have a good time there is no risk at taking a chance and just being your true self and to not be serious
Of your songs which one means the most to you and why?
The song that means the most to us is our first single we released under the name violate inner amends "can see" because it represent our shift to what we currently are and it is the best example of how each of us influence the other in writing and dynamic
-Which songs are your favorite to play and which get requested the most?
Our overall favorite to play is Project PT because it really makes us all just connect and focus on one another because of the little imbelishes we each do to hopefully throw each other off in a battle for the spotlight we each truly get to showcase the full extent of our abilities
-What is the creative process for the band, and what inspires you to write your music?
Our process is a lot of talking and listening sometimes its a fight sometimes its an open discussion and sometimes no one really knows what were exactly talking about but thats what makes it interesting fights are because were each passionate to what we have to say open discussion because we all know we can learn from one another and expand our horizons and the confusion is a by product of our utter nonsensical approach as a band to not take ourselves too seriously
What kinds of messages do you like to get across in your music?
Were really just trying to convey whatever it is that were feeling if its from personal struggles to collective opinions we just hope people can relate to our music and we are thankful that people can relate to what we have to say
Do you ever have disagreements in your band, and how do you get past them?
Like every band we have our own disagreements and it's fine.
we all put in the effort listen to each other and find our compromises due to the fact that we all have the band as a priority and we all have the same goal in mind
This September you will play on Psycho Ward Festival, can you tell us a little bit about the festival and what setlist you prepared?
We would have loved to elaborate and explain what we have prepared unfortunately it wont be as exciting as coming and seeing us in person for the full extent of the experience sometimes its better to let the art talk for itself and not try to explain it
What are your plans for the future, and do you have anything that you want to spotlight that is coming up?
We have many plans made but we find that focusing on one thing is best when each of us is trying to do something unique by his own and our main focus right now is finishing our upcoming concept album that revolves around a bionically enhanced pigeon and its decision to take actions against the people who got it to the point of no return and we just hope some people will hear it and relate and even get inspired by our take on the genre
How can your fans best keep up to date with you, any socials you want people to check out?
We are active on all streaming platforms and social media and you can always find us on instagram at violate inner amends for updates and behind the scene bits but nothing makes us happier than talking to fans in person during and after shows and establish a true connection.