Interview with Zayn

Instrumental post-rock/noise/prog metal band from Bjelovar in central Croatia, Zayn released recently their third album titled Fields of God. While planning their European tour for 2016, the band gave us their precious time and answered our questions.

Alright, first things first. Before we dive into all the music stuff, how’s life?

Every day is different. Life is complicated but that’s the beauty of being alive. Thx for asking.

Speaking of new music, you recently released a new album. Are you satisfied with the reception you received for Fields of God so far?

Very satisfied actually. Great reviews and feedback from people. We have nothing to complain, things are going our way.

Fields Of God by ZaynWhat is Fields of God about?

Song titles can guide you through our thoughts and visions but it’s mostly about craziness of the people through the centuries and how we’re still learning basics. Fact is that it is made in Croatia so you can feel rage, depression, anxiety and hope of overcoming boundries from these parts, and there’s no prince charming at the end. It seems we’re in a grotesque cycle, as is the whole world. Happiness is destination…if you can get to it.

Are there any touring plans?

We’re currently planning a European tour in 2016. on which we’re going to promote “Fields of God” and some new material which is already in the making for the next album.

While we’re on the subject of touring, what countries would you love to tour?

Germany, Belgium and Netherlands seem like a good places to visit at first. We would then gradually progress to other European countries. We feel that, because we’re an instrumental band, we don’t have the language barrier and our music could have potential listeners everywhere. Especially those who are into post metal with progressive and noise elements.

Who and what inspires you the most?

Our inspiration comes from negative and positive things that we’re exposed to daily. For example a good book or movie that gets you to contemplate, good and bad events in our lives, media stupidity, world’s intellectual collapse, neverending cycle of violence, etc…

What other genres of music do you listen to?

We as a band are always developing and there are a lot of bands and variety of genres we listen to (progressive, black, kraut, jazz, pop, etc…). The worst thing you can do in our time and place is to limit yourselves because we have an opportunity to check out different music from around the world. Some of it will be shit but you can always find some music that suits you and can inspire you.

Zayn live

Have any of the other genres you listen to had any impact on your playing?

Yes, of course. I’ve already mentioned that we incorporate noise and progressive elements in our post metal base. To be honest it isn’t a conciouss decision. It just felts natural to do so. It is something that we’re comfortable with at this time.

I really appreciate you giving us your time today. Is there anything else you’d like to tell us and the fans before we wrap things up?

Thank you everyone who support or will support us. Take a listen to our material through the official page, bandcamp page or youtube channel and we hope to see you all soon. Be kind to each other.

Zayn: Official website | Bandcamp | Facebook | YouTube

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