Another in our semi-regular Headline Act features where we find out a bit more about bands you may not have heard of before! Read on, and full your brain with facts about Voidemolition, then scroll down and sample their sounds!
Dom and Dave founded Voidemolition and are still the only remaining founding members. It was by finding each other through musician groups. After some member swaps Timo and Richards joined the crew and when our former rhythm guitarist had to leave last year we were happy to find Björn and welcome him to our crew.
How long have you been playing as a band?
The band now exists for 5 years. The current constellation exists for a year now.
Before you get sick of being asked… where does the band name come from?
It is a combination of the words “void” and “demolition”. When we tried to find a name for our band, we wanted to have something unique. We also really liked void as a topic, the nothingness that will be filled with our music and thus gets demolished. To increase the pronunciation we decided to merge both words at the “d” and make the “e” silent; so the name is spoken void’molition.
What are your influences?
Our influences spread across different sub genres of metal. You can totally see that on our upcoming album as all songs are quite different but also share a core. The biggest influences are Trivium, Bury Tomorrow, Jinjer, Avenged Sevenfold and Wage War.
Describe your music. What makes you unique?
We are creating modern metal music. That’s for sure. But since our influences differ a lot, our music is very diverse. Every song shares the core style of Voidemolition but there are songs that are more metalcore, others are more hardcore or progressive and we are growing a little into even heavier stuff. A lot of different tastes can find a home in our music.
Do you have any particular lyrical themes?
Our lyrics are about love, hate, psychological issues and some autobiographic topics. Especially our upcoming album deals a lot about mental health and specific parts of it like depression, anxiety, paranoia and even suicide.
What’s your live show like? How many shows have you played?
Our live shows are always a lot of fun! We always try to connect to the whole audience and make them have a great time. Up until now we had 50 – 70 shows.
What’s the wildest thing you’ve seen or done at a live show?
We once completely swapped places with the audience. They were going up the stage and we were in front of it, playing from below. Without our fans we wouldn’t have someone to play for so it was a way of saying thank you and make them the stars!
What kit do you use / guitars do you play / etc.?
Dave is using a shure Beta 58A. Dom’s set is a Mapex Voyager kit with Paiste cymbals and Mapex Falcon bass and hi-hat pedals. Timo’s guitar is a PRS SE Standard 24 and he uses a H&K Black Spirit 200. Björn’s guitar is a Ltd Deluxe H1001 and he uses both a H&K Matrix 100 Head Amp Sim as well as Neural Dsp Granophyre and Fortin Nameless. Richard plays the Ibanez SRFF806 on a Kemper Amp with a Darkglass AlphaOmega profile. In studio he also uses the ESP LTD D-6 and JST Toneforge.
What, if anything, are you plugging/promoting at the moment?
Currently we are still promoting the release of our last single “Sanity”. It is also the title track of our upcoming, same-named album Sanity. The single was released on July 9th.
What are your plans for the next 6 months or so?
In the next six months we are going to finally play some shows again as well as releasing our album Sanity!
If you were second on a three-band bill, which band would you love to be supporting and which band would you choose to open for you? A chance to plug someone you’ve toured with, or a mate’s band we’ve not heard of before!
It would be amazing to tour with Bury Tomorrow or Trivium! And we would bring our friends of Friend or Enemy, We Awake, Tragedy of Mine, Gina Goes Wild, Hostage or many more. It would be really hard to choose, though.