Brand new victim for our interviews section is Istanbul-based alternative/gothic metal band Riseback. They formed in 2010 and they are trying to make themselves known to the world step by step.
First of all, why "Riseback" as name for the band?
Riseback meaning is about growing, enhancing, enlightening, developing, evolving, resolving and about all other concepts you know that supports a living form for his salvation and freedom. I mean for what ever reason we as humans and other living creatures found our selves in an endless struggle and disturbance, we lost peace and communication, it's time to say' No' to them and start rising through the problems into a better reality. The pain that our spirits feel and the so called unprefered realities can be modified and be changed. Riseback is about going back to where you belong and where you deserve, lifting up with good faith, solving the issues that pull us down, diagnosing well the reasons of the misery, being clever and brave, do not letting them anymore, setting our minds into justice and being capable of fighting against what caused us to go that down. Riseback is about going up from where you fell down, and not accepting the unfortunate realities so fast and instead finding ways to change them. We are strong enough to create. The mind is gifted. And Riseback is about using the magical powers of the mind and soul not only in words but in real time, in real practical life...
When did you first approach music and why did you choose to do this genre?
Music is in our lives since the begining, since our childhood. I used to play piano and all my band members they used to play their instruments since very early ages. Of course we were serious music listeners, from those who can't spend a day without music. And this background with time became our passion of producing, and creating sounds, melodies, recording them and living with them. Surviving with a musical career is our primary goal like all other passionate musicians. The genre definition always evlove through time and experience. We don't precisely state a definition between us, instead we let go all the musical creations passing through our minds and souls than combine them. Ofcourse we set our basics as metal and rock but defining is a long process, so we create music, depending on our taste, experiences, depending the styles that catch us the most and our motivations. So far the best definiton to our style can be said as Alternative Metal, Modern, Gothic. But me and my band members listen and get influenced by so many other styles including progressive, electronic, death, trash, metalcore and even pop, funk, jazz . So as I said limiting with a definition might be an obstacle for us for further creations. Thus We live with combinations and create accordingly by going with the flow...
Riella, in the review on "Metalhead.it" you have been compared to Lacuna Coil's Cristina Scabbia. Do you like being compared to her?
Yes. It is a very nice review. I was very pleased when I frist read it. Being compared to the successful singers and bands of metal community is a great feeling. Because they have more experience than we do and they are very cool bands and musicians. So I feel very well by being resembled to singers like Cristina Scabbia and other of female fronted metal bands that have a leading role in the business. And we hope to gain a similar success. We work for this very hard and there are many other cool new bands outhere. So hopefully we will be the new generation following those leader bands in metal music.
Which bands do you dream to play with someday?
There are so many. We would be honored to play and share the same stage with awesome bands including Evenascence, After Forever, Lacuna Coil, Skunk Anansie, Guano Apes, Halestrom, Alter Bridge, Stone Sour, Trivium, Dream Theater and many many more....
What is Riseback plans for the future?
We are getting ready for the second album. Putting new songs together, recording demos and by the begining of 2014, we will hopefully start to record the new album. Before the actual release, we plan to schedule a single by spring 2014 and shoot a video to it... New songs are really cool and we are very excited to compose new stuff. Also new gig dates will be announced, an upcoming touring agenda might be possible... All updates are posted and can be tracked at our website...
Is there something you would like to say to your fans?
We appreciate their support and nice feedback they are writing to our pages. We can't wait to see them live. So stay tuned to Riseback, keep following us.
Find out more about Riseback at:
Vocals - Riella
Guitars - Ali Safa Uzun
Bass - Koner Memili
Drums - Onur Akça
NOTE: Riseback is one of five bands nominated for the December 2013 Band of the Month Poll at Unleash The Furies!
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