May 30, 2011

Voice of Tranquility

Name: Rny Jane Ortega
Instrument/Role: Vox
Name: Carl Justine Morales
Instrument/Role: Shreddhead
Name: Janjan Molina
Instrument/Role: Thread Fatality
Name: Miguel Fontiveros
Instrument/Role: Basstroyer
Name: Val Parco
Instrument/Role: Roadie / Jackhammer

Q: What's the name of your band and the story behind the name?
A: VOICE OF TRANQUILITY, dahil sa drummer namin, he ripped the name from Gregorian's Album nakita niya sa cassette tape ng ermat niya.

Q: What genre of music do you consider your music to be? Who are your major influences in making music?
A: Voice Of Tranquility is a melodic death / thrash metal band, but we listen to all types of music, as possible. There are so many great bands, artists... who makes a "really really really good music". "Major major" influences? SATAN! (just kidding! hehe)

Rny Jane: Kittie, Drowning Pool, Lamb of God, Arch Enemy, Evanescence, Pantera
CJ: Exodus, Megadeth, Anthrax, Death, Pantera, Yngwie Malmsteen, Dream Theater, Cannibal Corpse
Meg: Therion, Cradle of Filth, Nightwish, Epica
Janjan: Obscura, Necrophagist, Spastic Ink, Typecast
Val: Pantera, Megadeth, Exodus, Arsis, Beyond The Flesh, Paramore, The Reign of Kindo, Stiches

Q: When did you form your band? What inspired you to make music together?
A: In 2004, formerly known as "Skit" comprised of (original members): Rny Jane Ortega, Val Parco, CJ Morales. It is all about passion for the music and to express their angst through music.

Q: What are your favorite and least favorite venues? Why?
A: Actually lahat e masarap tugtugan. basta may tao, isa man o dalawa or isang stadium man yan. Bibigay parin namin sa kanila ang 101% rak :D

Q: What’s your take on the scene today? Your thoughts on bands walling themselves up in their “groups” with zero to minimal interaction with others?
A: Ok ang scene ngayon, maraming bagong banda, daming sumusuporta / “nagke-cater” na sites para sa mga banda. From the bands, productions to listeners halos lahat “tropa-tropa” na e. Kaya sana mas dumami pa. Atsaka wala na yung paghahati ng mga genre, halos ngayon makikita mo ng magkasabay ang metal, pop, etc.. kumbaga wala ng discrimination na nagaganap.

Q: What are the main themes or topics for most of your songs? Do you think these topics will change over time?
A: War, Mythology, Religion pero isinasalin namin sa “reyalidad” lahat. Lalo na kapag tungkol sa relihiyon. You know what we’re talkin’ about (pero takot kami kay bro at lalo na sa islam. Haha, kaya di naming sila tinitira hehe)

Q: How has your music evolved since you first began playing music?
A: we first came out as a cover band then couple of years later we wrote our original compositions, naging experimental death metal. Bree bree type of vocals (actually yun talaga style ng pagkanta ni rny, pig squeals. Kung alam niyo waking the cadaver, ayun yon.), no guitar solos, etc. Then 5 years later... our music evolved, nagging matured.

Q: What has been your biggest challenge as a band? Have you been able to overcome that challenge? If so, how?
A: Time | Schedule. Mahirap mag banda kapag may ginagawa ka pang ibang bagay. Lalo na kapag nasasagasaan yung isa sa mga gigs namin. Pero ok lang naman, kahit papano nagagawan ng paraan.

Q: Colt 45 or Red Horse?
A: Red 45 pero masarap ang Tanduay Ice :D

Q: What advice do you have for people who want to form their own bands?
A: (Quote from “Rockstar” Movie) You know, I'm just a regular guy who grew up with the posters of these guys on my wall... and now I'm one of them! That's right, I'm standing here, living proof that if you work hard enough, and you want it bad enough... dreams do come true. So follow your dreams... – Chris.

Q: Is there anyone you'd like to acknowledge for supporting your band?
A: We would like to thank Indiemand, sa pag-ampon samin. Kay Ricky Belo sa aming cheetah looks at sa lahat.

Q: Last thoughts?
A: Support the scene. support local bands (buy their albums / merch) at sa mga prods na tiwali – “wag na wag niyong sasabihing SUPPORT THE SCENE kung nagpapa-ticket selling kayo. Wag pagka-kitaan ang mga banda. Mag-TRABAHO KAYO!”. suportahan ang INDIEMAND at ang ibang productions na hindi nagpapa-ticket selling. DAHIL YUN ANG TUNAY NA SUMUSUPORTA SA EKSENA.
(at sa totoo mababait kami, at maka-diyos. hehe)

Interview by: Axel Vito Cruz


bandistangguro said...

Ansaya! Nag-enjoy ako sa pagbasa! Ayos talaga Indiemand at Voice of Tranquility!!!

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