An Interview with Dave & Tim from Invertia
INVERTIA THE OPPRESSIVE BLACK METAL INDUSTRIALISTS!
Oppressive black metal/industrial music from New England, metal guitarist Dave Coppola and electronic artist Tim Winson meld forces and create a unique hybrid unlike others within the genres one they like to called Invertia. The duo discussed the band’s latest self-titled release as well as some t-shirt making plans? For more info feel free to check them out HERE.
Can I get a backstory on the band/band biography?
Invertia was formed around 2003. At the time, Dave had been working on writing songs with faster tempos after being in other metal related projects. Tim had been focusing on conceptual electronic noise & the combination of the two became a sort of industrial black metal band.
What type of band are you?
We are a little oppressive & a little overwhelming.
How did you guys come up with your band name?
Invertia means “reversed,” it means “upstream,” it means “all things are relative,” and “opinions don’t count.” We made it up, we didn’t know it was a real word. It is kind of inverted, and the end of it sounds like it could be this little girl’s name, it starts scary & ends nice.
You just released your self-titled album this month, do you feel that’s a big statement? Band’s tend to name their albums self-titled when they feel it’s indicative of the sound they’ve been trying to craft. Do you feel this is the sound you’ve been trying to achieve with the band?
The sound on our first album is really a collage of two people coming at it from very different backgrounds & once we completed the album it was obvious that this was the sound that would come from that approach. There will always be elements of the sound on our first album that remain through out our music so long as we work together because of that collage.
What lyrical theme do you guys use in your music? What message do you want to send?
Dave: “It kinda goes along with the band name, and the things that make me angry, and I can channel that into Invertia and not carry it around with me, thank God. Some people don’t have an artistic outlet, or any outlet at all. I don’t know how they get through life, and I think that has something to do with the world that we live in today.”
What bands have influenced your band and its sound?
From black metal bands like Mayhem & Darkthrone, to Industrial bands like Ministry, Godflesh, & Skinny Puppy, or hardcore punk like Misfits & Dead Kennedys, IDM bands like Autechre & Squarepusher, and Noise & No Wave artists like Merzbow & Glenn Branca, we have a ton of influences, but nobody sounds like us because of that.
Who writes the songs? Do you have a song writing process?
Dave is everything that’s analog and Tim is everything that’s digital, though it is very much an equal collaboration. We start with the riffs, arrange them into a song, write beats & digital effects. Once a song begins to form, Dave will write lyrics to it. We add samples & see if it takes.
You’ve also mixed for your second album the follow-up to your self-titled release. What can you tell me about this follow-up release?
We are currently mixing it down for release hopefully in December. We try to make music that WE want to hear & listen to, because we are fans first. We worked on our debut album for a few years before we released it to make sure that it was solid & we are doing the same with the follow-up album.
How does this release differ and compare to your self-titled and how has the sound evolved between the two?
Obviously it is going to be a continuation of what we started with the first album. It’s like Evil Dead 2; the same, but better.
Not only are you two albums down but writing material for what would be your third album, you just can’t stop pushing can you?
Hey, we gotta make plans! The third album so far seems to be more experimental but we will have to see how that plays out.
Tell me about the side solo projects Tim and Dave are involved with, TranZi3nT and R3TRD?
TranZi3nT is Dave’s industrial murder metal project & R3TRD is Tim’s work sculpting sound, both projects keep the creative process flowing for us.
You mentioned of starting your own record label to put out your own material whatever it may be tell me what drew you to this process and why?
Just to have goals & keep moving forward. Both of us are interested in creating all types of music & our own label would be a sort of home for all of it.
Tim: “I did it as a fluke, as an experiment to see how much we could twist the song & it actually worked. It is another example of trying to push the boundaries of traditional metal into something new, which is an essential part to how we view our own music.”
What are your expectations for all these releases?
We are hoping to finally quit our second jobs.
What can the fans expect to see from you in the future?
Well we don’t play live so maybe we will make some t-shirts.