Summon: How did the band get started?
RA: Waning was founded in 2007 and the idea behind it was to create some kind of impressionistic extreme metal, where the content revolves around the mundane, monotone and in many cases depressing aspects of our modern day society.
Summon: What kind of music do you play?
RA: Musically I guess we end up in the black metal genera, a few people over the years have called us black metal with an industrial under tone, which I don’t think is wrong. Personally I would like to call us Impressionistic metal.
Summon: How has the fan response been?
RA: Great, we do have a group of dedicated fans
Summon: Where did the band name come from?
RA: When we started Waning we sat down and determined the overall frames of the project and we thought that Waning was a good word to describe our society
Summon: Introduce the band members and what they do in the band.
R.A: Bass & Vocals
Summon: Who writes the music? Lyrics?
RA: The musical frame work is made by AA and AF who sends it to the rest so everyone can listen and come with suggestions. After that the song is finalized in the rehearsal studio. The lyrics and the vocal arrangements are done by me and are continuously shared with the rest of the band.
Summon: And where do the lyric ideas come from?
RA: Every day life, human encounters and behavior.
Summon: What is your view in Satanism and Occultism?
RA: There are still people in this world how believes, we are not among them.
Summon: How many albums/CD’s have you released?
RA: We have three releases, our debut “Population Control” 2008, “ The Human Condition” 2012 and our recent mini album “Feeding of Fragments” 2013.
Summon: Tell me about some the songs on the latest CD?
RA: Our latest release” Feeding of Fragments” opens with” When Spawned” a fairly straight forward and angry opening track, it is followed by” Not Among Them” that is a song about my view on religion. The third track “With a Back of Sorrows Bent” is about a colleague of mine, he is that type of person that can talk for thirty minutes straight without actually saying anything. Finally, we have the “Faceless in Line” track, which basically is about me observing people, letting their actions inspire me.
Summon: Do you have any side projects?
RA: Our guitarist AA is also involved in Obitus And I’m involved in Stykkmord.
Summon: Who are some of your musical influences?
RA: I generally dislike name dropping bands; we all like different styles of music and a great number of bands in a great number of genres. Exactly how that affects our music I don’t know.
Summon: What is the band like when you play live?
RA: That’s a question that’s almost impossible to answer. The reason for this is that we haven’t played live with our current lineup.
Summon: Have you guys ever played in another country?
RA: Yes, we’ve played in Germany and the Netherlands.
Summon: How big of crowd shows up at shows usually?
RA: As for all bands this varies allot, depending on if it’s a festival or club show and when you go on stage
Summon: How is the crowd response when you play?
RA: The response is mixed. We seem to be that kind of band you either like or you don’t. We rarely get the response “well, the opening song and the fourth and fifth songs were great but why did you play the other ones? They weren’t any good.”
Summon: What do you think of the US Black Metal/Death Metal scene? / What do you think of the Overseas scenes?
RA: We have never played in the US and I can’t really say that this scene or that scene is in this or that way, it varies from gig to gig.
Summon: What are some of new favorite black metal/death metal bands?
RA: So persistent with the name dropping questions.
Summon: When do you guys plan on writing any new material?
RA: We are constantly writing new material. But we plan to release another mini album during the first quarter of 2014.
Summon: What does the future hold for the band??
RA: In the near future we are planning one more digital mini album to crown and put an end to the era of “The Human Condition” and “Feeding of Fragments”. After that we desire to do a little bit more bleak music.
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