Summon: How did the project get started?
Erwin: The project started in 2011, a year after I bought myself an electric guitar. I was learning how to compose and record music. Early 2012, I uploaded some songs on YouTube under my name “Erwin Weber”, thought I would be famous (I was 15 years old). Of course that those songs were crappy, nobody even bothered to listen to them until the end. So I had to do even more songs to gain experience. I tried out different things. I ended up enjoying black metal because, in my view, its the most artistic subgenre of metal. I can do whatever I want without the need to justify myself why am I doing 17 minutes songs or why doesn’t it have a chorus. So I decided to form Signatura Rerum, my main musical focus. I was so excited that I could compose music the way I wanted it to sound that I wrote an album in less than 5 months. Early 2013, I was trying to get a little out of black metal and ended up experimenting again, posted another songs on Youtube, this time under the name “Varcolac”. It wasn’t much, but it was realy different from what I do in Signatura Rerum, and i enjoyed doing it. I enjoyed it so much, i did my first and last song with me doing vocals. 19 september 2013, the first time I used the name “Vaarcloc”, and again, another sound. I kept doing many different metal styles. Because of this experiments, I radically progressed in music: writing and recording.
Summon: What kind of music do you play?
Erwin: As I said earlier, Vaarcloc is for experimenting many styles. I think the most precise term would be Experimental Progressive Metal.
Summon: How has the fan response been?
Erwin: I really haven’t had any response with Vaarcloc since “Trade your Heroes for Ghosts” is my first discographic release. Hope there will be fan responses soon. 🙂
Summon: Where did the band name come from?
Erwin: Vaarcloc is an anagram of “Vârcolac” (Romanian for ‘werewolf’) the mythological half-man, half-wolf, a creature of antithetic character; the anagram of this word suggests the manipulation of the antithesis meaning the relative perception of what is good or evil.
Summon: Introduce the band members and what they do in the band.
Erwin: Me (Erwin Weber) – everything. Guitars, Drum programming, Synths, Producer, Artwork, etc.
Summon: Who writes the music? Lyrics?
Erwin: Beside Varcolac – I I I, a song with vocals and lyrics done by me, eveything is instrumental.
Summon: What is your view in Satanism and Occultism?
Erwin: Everyone has the right to belive (or not) in what he or she wants. I choose not to care about an existence of a God.
Summon: How many albums/CD’s have you released?
Erwin: The split “Trade your Heroes for Ghosts” is my first release. Every other songs are singles, posted randomly on Youtube and Soundcloud.
Summon: Tell me about some the songs on the latest CD?
Erwin: ‘Trade your Heroes for Ghosts’, inspired by the famous lyrics of Pink Floyd came to our minds due to it’s suggestive character, proning the listener to explore the loneliness of his condition. The release being exclusively instrumental, it is open to the listener’s interpretation. It is basicaly splited in 2 parts: Heroes and Ghosts (good and evil). My song represents the Heroes, while Somniaveri’s represents the Ghosts.
Summon: Do you have any side projects?
Erwin: I am working right now with a good friend of mine on a raw black metal project called Grave ov Myths.
Summon: Who are some of your musical influences?
Erwin: I’m not really an influential type of person. I try to do my shit as original as I can, although I am subconsciously influenced by all the music I listen, even the songs that I accidentaly hear from the radio.
Summon: Which current bands?
Erwin: Signatura Rerum, Symphonic Black Metal. My main band.
Summon: What is the band like when you play live?
Erwin: Until recently I never thought about making Vaarcloc a band. Don’t know if I will.
Summon: What do you think of the US Black Metal/Death Metal scene?
Erwin: I like Immolation, Cannibal Corpse, Deicide, The Faceless and Agalloch. I might have listened some bands from US and didn’t noticed. I don’t usually check out that detail.
Summon: What do you think of the Overseas scenes?
Erwin: In which perspective? I like listening to music, not investigating it. I don’t have an opinion about any scene, not even my own country’s one.
Summon: What are some of new favorite black metal/death metal bands?
Erwin: In silentio Noctis, Hamferð, Carach Angren, Iskald.
Summon: When do you guys plan on writing any new material?
Erwin: I might make a full-lenght album which will include every single song I’ve posted on the internet the past 2 years.
Summon: What does the future hold for the band??
Erwin: The future of this project is inpredictable since Signatura Rerum is my main focus.
Contact them at:
Signatura Rerum: https://www.facebook.com/signatura.rerum
In silentio noctis: https://www.facebook.com/insilentionoctis
Carach Angren: https://www.facebook.com/carachangren