Occult Black Metal Zine Interview

Can you give us an update on what has been going on with the band since the recording of the new album?

We are rehearsing with Kurt from Submerged/Ohm Resistence who is playing bass with us for our debut live performance at St. Vitus Bar in Brooklyn on May 31.

You have a new album coming out in April, can you tell us a little bit more about the musical direction of the new recording and also how does it differ from the album you had released a year ago?

The new album is a little more sophisticated than our debut and definitely darker and more dynamic. It’s an evolvement from the first album because we didn’t really know where we were heading or what was going to happen, and with our first album we solidified our sound & now the new album we got crazier & nastier with this beast.

Can you tell us a little bit more about the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the new release?

Its so hard to talk about, that’s why we write the songs. Overall, we call shenanigans when we see it. If there’s bullshit going on we make it shine so people can see it so that they can react to it.

Currently there are only 2 members in the band, are you planning on expanding the line yo in the future or do you chose to remain a duo?

Well we mentioned Kurt performing live with us & we do plan to work with him in the future on new songs as well as others if they come along and are a good match.

The other have of the album was all re-mixes and you had some well known members of the industrial scene participating on these tracks, how did you get in contact with these musicians an where you satisfied with the final result?

Godflesh was a major influence on us so it’s great that we got Justin to remix The Sidewinding & he really did a fantastic job remixing it by giving us a dark ambient take on our music, but more than that, we are fans first & they all influenced us, and we our fans of Invertia too so we aren’t going to write something that we don’t like ourselves & that’s why it’s cool to listen to somebody else’s take on it.

The new album is coming out on Ohm Resistance, how did you get in contact with this label and also how would you describe the support they have given you so far?

3 of the artists who did our remixes are in Blood Of Heroes which is on Ohm Resistence, and working with Ohm Resistence, everything that they have said they would do, they have done so they are a straight up record label.

On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of black metal and industrial?

It’s probably going to be someone looking for something outside of either of those scenes that would would really love what we do, but we seem to be getting more and more fans on our social media sites and tickets for the upcoming live show are selling very well.

Are the band members involved with any other musical projects these days?

Dave has a side project called TranZi3nT and Tim is R3TRD and both of these are more experimental in nature & it keeps Invertia sounding fresh and evolving.

Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?

Fusing other elements into the music other than what we are already doing and exploring the edges of the genres that we are currently in.

What are some bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?

Influences include Mayhem, Devo, Skinny Puppy, Kraftwork, Godflesh, Scorn, Ministry etc. Currently listening to Les Claypool’s Duo De Twang & SIMM

What are some of your non musical interests?

Dave’s really into old school horror movies and The New York Yankees, and Tim’s trying to do a Youtube series called “Cooking With Invertia”

Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?

Have a nice day and drive safe. Don’t text and drive.

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