Valery Veings from Chaoseum talks to loud-stuff about dreams, the first step to hell, and spending time with fans.
How would you describe your music?
We play a music between heavy metal and metalcore. In the beginning we had a female voice.
Now, with CK our style is close to Nu metal / Metalcore. LikeTrivium, Korn or Slipknot.
Tell us about the history of the project?
Loïc and I funded Chaosuem in January 2018. We asked Greg and Lola to join us. We wrote and released our first album the same year.
In February 2019, we were on tour in USA with Soulfly. Those were the last gigs with Lola on vocals.
CK joined us and we recorded with him a live performance in Lausanne. In September, we were on tour in Russia with Tarja. Our new album will be out on September 25th.
What are your influences/ musical heroes?
My personal favourite band is Iron Maiden. But our influences for the new album come also from bands like Korn, Machine Head…
What inspires you?
Our personal life and my dreams. Often, I can’t fall asleep quickly because my imagination wakes me up and at the same time I think about the future of the band.
Do you write on the road? Or do you prefer to write in the studio?
At home. But our experience on the road is also an inspiration.
What is your favourite song to perform live?
First Step To Hell. I really like this song and I think the fans do too. This track has different parts, an easy verse, a strong chorus and a fast bridge that comes before it and melodic solo.
What would be your dream tour to be a part of?
I have a lot of dreams like this. Of course Iron Maiden in first. Korn would be great with our kind of music and Slipknot for the atmosphere.
What are your current thoughts on the music industry?
It’s really hard for everyone. In this business, everybody tries to find the best solution. For our new album, we preferred that this album is our own belonging. I think that the music industry has to do something for the new generation bands and build the future of the rock and metal scene.
What is the funniest/weirdest experience you have had on tour?
It’s not funny, but I would like, if you agree, to talk about our experience in Russia. That was humanly a great experience to see the kindness of the people there. Just spending a short time with fans gives a lot for them.
What are your future plans?
We released a few days ago our new video Stick Under My Skin taken from the upcoming album Second Life (available on September 25th).
We will play some gigs in Switzerland this autumn but our European tour was postponed in October 2021. We will continue to promote our new album over the next few weeks as well so come connect on facebook to keep up to date!