Interview with UnholyGate.com
Interview with Elias Vihma of In Silentio Noctis
Unholy Gate: For the uninitiated, please provide a quick description about you and your band.
Elias: In Silentio Noctis plays symphonic black metal with excellent clean vocals of the female persuasion. That's the short story, but I really think that listening through our debut album gives a better picture than any long-winded description from my behalf would do. It's called "Through Fragments of Christianity" and it has just been released worldwide through My Kingdom Music.
Unholy Gate: Tell us about your latest album.
Elias: It's round and it has a hole in the middle! Seriously though, it's a dark and fast album and it is the outcome of basically everything that we've done as a band so far. Some tracks on the album are as old as four years, while the latest ones were written just recently before we started to record the album. The lyrical themes deal with the hypocritic nature of christianity and other dysmal aspects of human nature. Fancily put, it is a dark voyage through the depths of the human soul with a hint of maddening vistas and ghastly visions of the endless pit of abysmal blackness that is humanity.
Unholy Gate: What's your touring situation?
Elias: At the moment, we're not doing any gigs. The only thing that's holding us back however is our lack of a permanent drummer, and once that matter is settled I think there will be a lot coming up... But for now, we're not in that lucky position yet.
Unholy Gate: Any videos or special appearances coming up, or perhaps a recent story to share?
Elias: Videos - not yet, special appearances... Nope! But I could share my opinion on the reviewers who have taken up the habit of comparing us to the so-called 'female fronted metal' genre. It's really funny, how it often seems that a review writes itself before the critic has even given the album a full spin. If it wasn't just the case, that this is our debut album and we're not able to storm the stages right away and really let everybody know what we're all about - it wouldn't bother us that much. It just seems like a lot of people are ready to create their opinions about our stuff based on what they superficially hear on our album, which is only a piece of the whole cake. I mean, you don't really hear a lot of "Ave nostri satanas" -chorals over 240bpm blast beats with those gothic/rock/metal bands - and still we're being compared to Nightwish. Which really does annoy us quite a bit, since the music and lyrics we write are straight reflections of ourselves. How far do you have to stretch it to be taken seriously? Because of that, it really is a sort of personal insult against us and our beliefs.
Unholy Gate: What does your music mean to you?
Elias: In short, everything.
Unholy Gate: Where should one go to find more about your band?
Elias: A good starting point would be our website at www.insilentionoctis.com and our myspace profile at www.myspace.com/insilentionoctis. Visit also our label's website at www.mykingdommusic.net!
Unholy Gate: Thanks again Elias, we appreciate it!
Elias: My thanks to you, we appreciate it as well!