|Quick introductory interview.|
1. Who are you and how did the band get started? |
The Cold View is the one-man-band of A.A.S. This Drone / Funeral Doom project was created in November 2011. I wanted to compose one song per month from November till March, aligned to the concept of a winter album. I wanted to bring in my special feelings and nature experiences of the particular winter month into a related song as an outlet for the creative pressure I had inside. In the end the first record "Weeping Winter" arose. I started creating music together with a friend a couple of years ago recording a demo for our small Death/Doom Metal Band Bestial, which is currently on ice. My friend now has a recording studio in Berlin and did the mixing and mastering.
2. Why did you choose Doom, and how would you describe your style?
I am into Doom from the very beginning of listening to Metal. Esoteric was one of the first Metal bands I have discovered. I always liked the slow droning dark and heavy sound of this style, but also the possibility to extend this sound with sad or desperate melodies.
The sound of The Cold View is oriented on Drone, Funeral Doom and maybe also aligned to Noise and Industrial. It is of a very droning, bass driven, noisy but also brutal kind. The music has a dark, depressed and desperate feeling. The sound structures and themes get iterated and varied, like a kind of meditation. The compositions are abstract, but in the other way there are always points and simple melodies one can hang on.
3. What would you consider to be the high point of your career so far?
For I have a short career so far, this is hard to say. I am happy that the first record "Weeping Winter" is this well received. I have a couple of very good reviews from Germany, Great Britain, Russia, Greece, France, USA and Japan. "Weeping Winter" is a free download release and can be downloaded from thecoldview.com and thecoldview.bandcamp.com The record was downloaded more than 1.500 times from all over the world in the first three months after publishing it.
4. Which three bands most influenced you?
This question is hard to answer, for I like bands from many musical styles. But the most important Doom Bands for me are probably Ahab, Esoteric and Shape of Despair.
5. What are your plans for the near future?
I want to record another record, which has to get different in style from the first record, but is still Drone and Funeral Doom.
6. If there is anything you would like to add, the last words are yours. I this world too much is said.