Impvlse are a progressive metalcore band from Nuremberg Germany.
How would you describe your music?
Our music draws inspiration from many different genres but can overall be summed up as Progressive Metalcore. We try to connect ambient and cinematic ingredients with progressive elements to finally put it into a Metalcore context. The result, we feel like, is a variety of songs with every track expressing its own character, atmosphere and emotion.
Tell us about the history of the project?
In September 2015 four of us met for the first time in a mutual friends rehearsal room to jam. We played as an instrumental band until 2017 when we decided to look for a vocalist. We shot a music video for our song Curious Minds aiming to attract a fitting voice.
After many auditions with different singers, we found Chris whose voice we felt fit our songs perfectly. We started playing shows in July 2018 and in October 2019 we managed to play our first tour in Russia. This was a very special event for us because it was our first tour outside of Germany. Last year we also released our first EP Vice Versa with a music video to our song Lost Latitudes.
What are your influences/ musical heroes?
Every member of our band has his own influences and different genres we listen to. But there are a lot of bands we all like such as Northlane, Architects, Bring Me The Horizon, Metallica, etc. which definitely shape our sound.
What inspires you?
We are inspired by everything that is happening in our lives. It’s hard to point out the specific people and events that trigger our creativity or leads us to express ourselves through our music. It’s definitely a subconscious thing. We think life as a whole is an inspiration, every decision is the result of how we process what we have experienced. So, there are a lot of emotions, good and bad, that would have to be mentioned when we talk about influences. Of course, there are some special topics in politics or in society that we would like to change, you will find addressed between the lines of our lyrics.
Do you write on the road? Or do you prefer to write in the studio?
Usually, our songs find their beginning on the hard drive of Jason’s computer. He basically writes the instrumentals of the songs at home and then presents the first demos to the band when he thinks that they are finished. At the moment we don´t play big tours so we don´t rely on writing music on tour, but I think we will manage to do it in the future!
What is your favourite song to perform live?
The most fun song to play is Petrichor, for sure. The riff at the beginning is super groovy and we like the dynamic of the song. It’s another personal one, so on stage, it’s easier for us to feel the music the way we want to show it.
What would be your dream tour to be a part of?
It would be a dream for us to be part of any international tour where we get to see some different places and cultures. But as far as a specific line-up we would probably be happy to share the stage with any of our favourite bands for a couple of shows.
What are your current thoughts on the music industry?
We think that right now it is the best of times for music consumers. Due to all the streaming services and sites like YouTube, everybody has free access to a huge variety of artists and can listen to music no matter when and where. You can find so many amazing artists from all over the world ranging from world-famous artists to small unsigned local bands. Everybody can put their music out and make it available to everyone around the world. Of course, this came with a cost for the artists themselves with struggling to make a living out of small streaming revenues or having trouble sticking out of the crowd of so many musicians. So, it’s kind of a double-edged sword which still needs some improvements on the artist side of things.
What is the funniest/weirdest experience you have had on tour?
Getting drunk with some Russian friends on our tour bus driving through the Russian Taiga was probably one of the most fun things we did.
What are your future plans?
In the future, we plan to write more music, play more shows and continue to build our fan and listener base. It’s hard to predict how the future will pan out as things always work out differently than expected, especially in the early stages of a band. But be sure that we will keep moving forward and keep up our efforts.