Metal Anarchy’s New Music Showcase: Exclusive Q&A With Void Collapse

Time for the next edition of Metal Anarchy’s “new music showcase,” the feature where I introduce you to artists that readers of this site may find interesting. This time I have an exclusive Q&A with Void Collapse.

METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:

VOID COLLAPSE: Well, we’re a two piece death metal band. Shane Elwell plays the drums, and my name is Terry Oberson, I fill everything else in. We work separate from each other. We talk about the style we’re going for, tempos etc. Shane records, and then I get working.

As this project has started coming to fruition as of late, it seems that we are in the style of early 2000’s death metal, which makes sense since that was our school, or probably both our favorite era.

METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?

VOID COLLAPSE: Cannibal Corpse, Cryptopsy, Origin, Defeated Sanity, Waking the Cadaver, Bjork, The Beach Boys, too many to name. All I do is listen to music.

METAL ANARCHY: What is your latest release and why should readers of this site check it out?

VOID COLLAPSE: Our latest album is called “Gwenda” it is the first in a four albums concept about each of the tarot queens. Gwenda is the queen of wands, and kicks the albums off.

We hope everyone who is into extreme music checks it out. That’s all we really want. I like to juxtapose beautiful catchy parts, spoken word, and electronic segues, with the death metal. I’m trying give it a cinematic fantasy element, sort of like what Cradle of Filth does. I’m really proud of “Gwenda,” and for the most part it came out exactly how I wanted it to. I think people would really enjoy it front to back.

METAL ANARCHY: What can people expect when they go to your live shows?

VOID COLLAPSE: Unfortunately we don’t play out. Shane lives in Texas, and I live in Michigan. We both work full time, so it’s a logistics nightmare.

METAL ANARCHY: Where do you see your band heading in 5 years?

VOID COLLAPSE: Honestly, I just want to be part of death metal. I’ve always loved it, and just hope I can contribute to it in some way. If people listen, and enjoy it that’s what all I want.

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