With In Solitude - 16th March 2012
caught up with Hornper from In Solitude before
they support Amon Amarth in Wolverhampton to
talk about the tour, their latest album and
for taking time out to do this interview, first
of all can you give us a brief history of the
band and how you came up with the name In Solitude?
Hornper- Vocals) I can’t remember how
the band name came about but we started in 2002
as a cover band, and as time went on we started
to make our own material around 2005, the foundation
was pretty much laid then for where we are now.
would you say your main musical influences are?
I think there's so much, on our first album,
they were important, but now we have figured
out our sound, Black Sabbath, Metallica, Fields
of Nephilim, they were pretty big influences
in the early days.
have been signed to Metal Blade Records for
a few years now, how have you found that?
It’s going really good, they’re
getting us out to people, they have done great
promotion for the album, and hooked us up, they
handled all the other stuff so we can focus
on the music.
released your latest album ‘The World.
The Flesh. The Devil’ back in May 2011
are you happy with how the album has gone down
with your fans and the press?
I don't keep track on what the media says about
it but when it comes to the crowd, I can only
base my perception on people coming to shows,
it’s been really good I think, have won
some more fans, it’s a much better record
than the others.
did you find creating ‘The World. The
Flesh. The Devil’ compared to your previous
It was a more intricate process I guess, it
demanded more of us as people and individuals,
it was an intense period, it wasn't just writing
songs for a rock album, it was more than that,
what we went through as a band and personally
is the thing that makes the album. When we were
younger we wrote songs in a very different way.
would you say your favourite songs from ‘The
World. The Flesh. The Devil’ are?
On Burning paths because it incorporates so
much what makes this band, both lyrically and
musically , and the underlying motives and personal
relationships to it, it was a strange song to
write, when we finished it we were blown away
are currently in the UK touring alongside Amon
Amarth how did the tour come about?
I'm not really the one, who put things together,
but we wanted to play the UK for a long time,
and this was the best possibility to do that.
Hopefully in the future we will be able to do
something with some bands that were good friends
with, but we don't really know these guys to
well, it’s also good to play in front
of other bands crowds.
are half way through the UK leg of the tour,
how have you found the shows so far?
It’s been really good actually, we have
heard that the UK crowd to be pretty hard to
communicate with, when you’re an opening
band, it can be hard but more and more people
seem to like us, especially yesterday.
weeks after your UK tour finishes you are heading
to America to tour with Behemoth, Watain and
The Devils Blood, how long is this tour and
are you looking forward to certain shows more
Its gonna be around a month long, there places
that I'm looking forward to more than others
for personal reasons from the first tour, but
we were always surprised when we first went
to America as we didn't know which nights we
were gonna be well received on, we were surprised
to find we went down well in places we wasn't
expecting to. I'm looking forward to it.
we expect to see you back in the UK over the
summer to play some of the music festivals?
I'm not sure really, we don't have anything
planed in the UK, we're gonna be at some in
Europe, but we shall see what happens.
do you hope to see In Solitude in a year’s
Finishing an album I hope, I'm looking forward
to being back home and making or finishing an
last random question that we ask every band,
if you could be an animal out of a zebra or
Giraffe which one would you be and why?
I would be the hunter maybe, Zebra maybe, a
snake maybe, I dunno.
for your time is there a message for your fans
Come and see us, these experiences destroy
us; everyone is free to come and celebrate.
Interview by Robert Lawrence
Solitude - The World, The Flesh, The Devil
Release Date - 22nd February 2012
1 The World, The Flesh, The Devil
2 We Were Never Here
3 Serpents Are Rising
4 Poisoned, Blessed, and Burned
6 To Her Darkness
7 Dance of the Adversary
8 On Burning Paths