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 Stillnight.
METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:
STILLNIGHT: Stillnight is an ambient metalcore band. We’re a 3-piece based out of Seattle, WA, with our vocalist based out of Ohio. We’re all fun and relaxed guys but we make emotionally intense music. We like to play off the heavy emotions behind depression, sorrow, and melancholy to create more expressive music and something that we enjoy as well. We focus more on a darker side that isn’t touched too much within many other bands and we don’t entirely try to hide it or have any hidden messages. Stillnight is all about the feelings of exploring a city in the dead of night when there happens to be no one around and the multitudes of feelings envelop you.
METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?
STILLNIGHT: Our main influences come from a multitude of other modern metal bands. Some of these bands are Currents, Spiritbox, Veil of Maya, Invent Animate, Like Moths to Flames, Northlane, and so much more. We draw influence from some non-metal artists but the majority of our inspiration is metal based.
METAL ANARCHY: What is your latest release and why should readers of this site check it out?
STILLNIGHT: Our latest release is “Eidolon,” which happens to be one of our favorite songs. It takes an influence from a solidified structure but the play on this song is in a really low tuning. Granted, we play in some pretty low tunings already, but this song takes it to a new level. We had a lot of fun writing this song as it’s something completely different from the rest of our debut record, “Dream State.” There are a lot of twists in the song and the background ambience takes this song to a whole new level with how much fun we have writing songs.
METAL ANARCHY: What can people expect when they go to your live shows?
STILLNIGHT: People can expect to have fun and bang their heads. We have a lot of fun on stage and a lot of our songs, especially the ones we play live, are high energy and allow for everyone to headbang, mosh, or sit back and enjoy any sort of beverage (adult ones are better but consume responsibly)! We have a very diverse set of some fun warmup songs, heavy hitters, nasty breakdowns, and shred-tastic riffs for people to come see live. This is not a set you want to miss!
METAL ANARCHY: Where do you see your band heading in 5 years?
STILLNIGHT: We see ourselves playing as many shows as we can. We’ve been working hard to get where we’re at now and we don’t see this going any other way but up. Ideally, we would love to play with some of our favorite bands but we also want to make as many new friends as we possibly can with all the other bands in the same stage we’re in. Ultimately, we want to have fun with this and take this band as far as we possibly can. Big plans help make these goals come alive but the baby steps are the ones that make things happen, and that’s how we plan to keep it rolling!