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Berawal dari ketertarikan mendengarkan beberapa track dari band ini. Akhirnya Indiejember.org bisa juga melakukan interview dengan From This Accident. Band yang dibentuk dipertengahan tahun 2008 ini saat ini tengah mencoba eksistensinya di dunia musik bercorak screamo.
Diwakili oleh Rizal, interview dilakukan secara online. Thank God for the tech !
Berikut ini adalah interview dengan Rizal FromThisAccident

FromThisAccident – kalo denger nama ini aku pasti langsung inget dengan istilah MBA – Married by Accident hahahahaha, ada hubungan ? Atau gimana sih ? Sebenernya kalian ambil nama itu inspirasinya dari mana ?

Kita sepakat ambil nama itu dari kejadian kita pas dulu baru maen maen di event event mas kita sering mengalami kecelakaan pas latian latian dulu sring banget kesrempet mobil tapi nggak sering-sering banget sih hehe

Dari pertama terbentuk apa kalian udah bawain format musik seperti kalian sekarang ini ?

Dulu musik kita cenderung berat mas lebih ke posthardcore karena format awal kita beda dengan sekarang jadi kita sesuain dengan format yg baru lebih rock screamo kalo sekarang perbedaan musik kita dari lagu That feel sama Regret udah beda konsep sama lagu My first date is the last date dan Embrace

Menurut kamu sendiri apa sih perbedaan mendasar dari posthardcore sama rock screamo ?

Menurutku posthardcore cendrung bermain downstroke trus ditambah vocal scream. Serta jarang ada vocal cleannya. Kalo rock screamo lebih menonjol vocal clean suara tinggi trus aransemen melody gitar semacam Saosin Scared n Whisper atau Sleeping with Sirens itu sih menurutku.

Di awal kalian berdiri ada sempat ada kawan kawan NTR disana, kemudian setelah berganti personil. apakah ini mempengaruhi pola bermusik FTA

Tidak, kita tetap dengan konsep bersama. Kawan  NTR memang dulu pernah bergabung sebentar diawal karir kita, tapi dari perubahan personel, kita coba memperbaiki diri sekaligus mengembangkan konsep bermusik FTA

Influence kalian siapa aja sih ?

Influence kita masing2 personel beda beda.  Kita lebih ke Saosin,  Scared n Whisper, Attack attack, Of  Mice and Men dan Sleeping with Sirens

Kalo kamu sendiri ? sama diatas itu ?

Aku sendiri lebih global mas all genre , pop punk , electro kayak Owl City dan Attack attack.

Wahh kamu pasti penggemar Rhoma Irama juga ya ?

hahahaha. bisa aja mas,  aku penggemar Vina panduwinata sama Afghan, aku juga masih suka musik pop. kalo lebih ke musik FTA aku penggemar Anthony Green eks dari Saosin

Bicara musik pop, jadi teringat sebuah proyek dari beberapa grup metal membuat album Tribute To Britney Spears. Kenapa nggak sekalian aja kalian bikin cover lagu pop dan dibawakan dengan cara FTA.

Haha, rencananya kita mo cover lagu lagu hip hop/RnB tapi masih nunggu proses recording lagu baru kita dulu  yang judulnya Takkan Pernah Bersama

Di Jember sendri menurut kalian ada band lain gak yang sealiran dengan kalian kalian ini ?

Hmm, kalo sealiran mungkin belum ada atau kitanya sendiri yang belum tahu, tapi kalau sepaham ada, kayak Sagavo , Thirteen o clock. Kalau Sagavo lebih posthardcore , 13 oclock : progresive metal

Indonesia ini suka latah ikutan trend kalo trendnya Avenged Sevenfold semua pada ikutan jadi band dengan corak Avenged, kalo lagi trendnya screamo semuanya ikutan jadi band screamo kemaren kemaren ini lagi trendi pada bawain malaysian style semua band pop indonesia jadi ketularan juga.
FTA ini entar jadi band kayak gitu gak ? ikutan trendi ato tetep konsisten dengan FTA style ?

Kita optimis tetep jadi band FTA mas.

Kalian menyebut fans kalian itu VICTIM. itu kalian sendiri yang menciptakan ato ada orang lain (fans sendiri yang bikin ato gimana ) kemudian siiapa sih yang bikin artwork untuk FTA ?

Victim kita yg ciptakan mas, Victim from This Accident atau diartikan korban dari kecelakaan ini kan pas tuh hehe. Kita juga usaha bisnis merch buat victim. Dalam 3 minggu, 24 kaos ludes habis terjual sekarang juga lagi bingung pesanan banyak tapi masih nunggu hari raya baru readystock kaosnya mas.  Kebetulan artwork kita sendiri yg desain dan rencananya untuk kedepan kita di endorse sama clothing dari teman. Saling bantu lah dan artwork ada designer dari teman yg buatin mereka juga tertarik sama kita

Selama ini kalian udah kemana aja sih ?
Kita pernah maen ke Malang, Surabaya, Bondowoso, Banyuwangi dan rencananya oktober ini kita maen di bali bareng Thirteen (jkt) sm Scared Of Bums (Bali) tinggal teken kontrak baru kita pastiin lagi maen kesana

Untuk produksi serius dalam hal ini recording for sale . apa udah ada rencana ?
Sudah ada, lagu lagu kita yg di reverbnation, di take ulang plus lagu baru kita nanti itu yang kita jual. Tees + cd + stiker / pin jadi dikemas jadi satu gitu rencana awal kita, lagu yang bakalan ada di cd nanti maksudku mungkin 5 –  6 lagu jadi EP album. Sementara ini kita coba sebarin link lagu lagu kita untuk sekedar promosi awal saja.

Ok..thanx ya. keep up good works !

Sama sama

ps :

Untuk info dan kontak coba lihat saja mereka di halaman Facebook

Thanx to rizal. Foto diambil tanpa izin dari halaman myspace FTA.

DEFIANT was originally formed 2005 in Pozega, Croatia, by Beretz(guitars,vox) & Kris(guitars). With much musical experience from the past they began writing material with lots of melodies, harmonies and dark lyrics. The main idea from the beginning was to play melodic death metal with Swedish influences. When Bole(bass) and File(drums)joined the band, line-up was finished. Defiant have developed their own and more commercial form of Death metal with groovy rhythms, melodic riffs, well played guitar solos and an aggressive vocal in focus. After lot of concerts and festivals, played with high-energy performance, the band made their debut album”The End of Beginning”in the autumn 2006

1. Would you like to tell us about croatian death metal / underground music scene ?
There is a scene with too many bands,but only 5-6 bands are make the scene,because there is no interest in metal like in other european countries…
2. 2006 to 2010, why it takes a long time to build a new album ?
Well,we have a Promo in 2008,so it’s not a very long time to keep busy our fans to wait our second album in 2010.And there was some changes in the band,because we need very good drummer on this new album so we cancel many gigs this year
so we can go in Studio to record some new songs  in a way that should be….metal.

3. Working on a new recording, could you tell us just little bit about new material ?
There will be some real old school melodies with some new sound of death metal.
4.Defiant call their self, “Croatian metal with swedish style”, tell us your favourite musician.
Of course,But some old stuff like,At The Gates,In Flames,Dismember,Dark Tranquillity….
5. For selling point, and popularity or some other reason, some of musician or band covering the other band song. What do you think about that ?
Well,they cover for some own reason,if they think that ’s OK i don’t have to say anything:D
6. If you could tour with one band, past or present, who would it be and why?
I think that could be Metallica or Slayer,because they are the names for themselves today…
7. City to city or world tour. Which one from your live performance you experienced that means much to the band.
World tour is the best,but it’s great to travel city to city of course…:D
8. Any pre-show rituals?
Drink some beers…a lot of beers…and smoke some weed…
9. What’s your opinion abut the music charts now, with the amount of manufactured boy/girl bands that seem to dominate it?
i don’t track this shit …
10. From the beginning until now, what made Defiant still focus on this genre. How does the music make you feel when you’re producing, performing, or listening to it?
It was hard work but we still could produce a nice death metal sound with a nice melodies…we give a high hope to this feelings:D
11.Your message to the metal fans ?
Keep it metal,it’s all you’ve got at the end….

Source : j-magz.com

We’ve done this interview a long time ago :D, but we think it’s the time to waking up the scene again. Unsharpen Dawn a Germany Metal band. Just like Caliban, Fear my thoughts, Heaven Shall Burn and Machine Head. Metal to hardcore explosive mix. Founded in the winter of 2007 and after several changes in line-up, “Unsharpen Dawn“ are ready to unhinge the metal world with the following members:

Kay Drzewiecki – Main Vocals
Michael Burger – Guitar, Backings
Christian Tauscher – Guitar
Phil Diem – Drums

And this is the Interview.

1. Unsharpen Dawn, why you choose this name ? It means something ?
Kay: We were looking for a project name, first we called ourselves
“Unsharpen Death”, “Unsharpen” as a word for “unpolished”, as we
wanted to play death metal in the beginning. Someday “Death” sounded
to mundane and we chose “Dawn”. The name stands for: “How far you may
have come in life – each dawn brings new challenges, you are never
really prepared and will always be surprised. You are an unpolished
diamond until the end of your life”.

2. Please give us just a little history about your band member.

Kay: One day I woke up and wanted to found a band. No style of music
preassigned, I just wanted to make music. I met Rene Khoder in a club
and he asked me if i was looking for a band – and that was it! We
exchanged phone numbers, met regulary and wrote a few songs of whom
only “Wake Up To Die” is still played today. Of course we needed more
musicians and we met Michael who was instantly thrilled and shortly
after that Karl. The hardest part was finding a drummer, but in the
end Phil found us. Sadly Rene left the band later on to fully attend
himself to his other band “Beat The Pretty Lake”. But finding a new
guitar player was not as hard, we were lucky to win Chris, the guitar
player of “Alternate Taste” over. He is with us to this day and we are
more than happy with him.

Chris: Well, one could say. I had placed an ad in multiple portals for
musicians, looking for a melodic-deathmetal band. The guys dropped me
a mail, sent me their songs, I auditioned and was part of the band!
Its not Melo-Death, but well, I can handle that (grins). Not as true
but a proof that placing and reading ad’s is worth the while.

3. From 2006 to 2009, why it takes so long to release the EP ?

Kay: On the one hand we weren’t complete until fall 2007, on the other
hand it took awhile for us to warm up and grow together and awhile
until we were satisfied with our material. An EP should represent the
band, so we take our time to gather the best material possible.

4. Inspired by many bands. Which one that influenced you most ?

Kay: Every member of the band has his personal influences. Partially
these are very different from each other. So alot of bands and styles
of music influence us. Too much to be listed here and in the end we
simply do “our thing”.

Chris: In the end we all like the same style of music: it has to rock!
But of course we also listen to completely other genres like Blues and
Bluesrock, Alternative, Crossover and Indie-stuff. So we have a big
pool of influences to choose from.

5. Give us your opinion. Nice and easy listening song or song with
high techique or musical skill ? And how Unsharpen Dawn musics built ?

Kay: We do without too much technical fussing around concentrate on
catchyness without loosing our edge. Of course we do have some more
complicated riffs with a high demand to technical skill but that is
not common. In the end we don’t think high-level fret-stunts are
essential, the music just has to sound good. The bigger part of the
audience aren’t musicians so we don’t have to show off.

6. How about this, some band, including from Germany, internationally released their album with their original language (for an example Rammstein with Germany language, most of Japan band etc) What’s your opinion ?

Kay: English is a language which the bigger part of people understand
and is the language of metal. But we are not antipathetic towards
using german lyrics.

7. You’ve been endorsed by Pyramid, how did you get that ?

Kay: Skill and Contacts! (laughs). Let that be our bands little
secret, okay?

8. After Helloween and Rammstein era, of course from Germany music scene. Would you like to share a story about Germany music scene specially metal scene in this era to us ?

Chris: For a long time there was a big recession in the german band-
scene. The kids just rather want to fidget around on the dancefloor to
music from america with Hip-Hop and Electro-Beats, instead of picking
up an instrument and let themselves get blown away by a speaker
(grins). In the meantime there are a bunch of great bands again, in
all styles of music, which can hold up internationally. That raises
our hope again. Of course we try our best to be a good example in the
future.

9. Would you like to tell us your plan after releasing the EP ?

Kay: Touring, plaing shows and promote the EP. Then the songrwiting
for our first full length album will start.

Chris: We will definitely be seen on stage on a more regular base in
2010. We are hoping for a “big breakthrough” then (grins).

10. Message to the fans and blogreader ?

Kay: Thanks for your support and keep your chin up! See ya!

Chris: And please DO buy our EP and Merch!

All Material from me.  myself as Arie