Metalcore outfit Voids released their debut album “No Character : No Crown” on October 13th which was produced and engineered by Brette Ciamarra (Rings Of Saturn, Those Who Fear) who helped the band bring the heavy on the album, with the constant driving drums, brutal yet melodic guitars and the low vocals which mix with their harmonious choruses. Vocalist Chad Yockel throws us a few words in a quick and light hearted Q&A.
If you could erase or void one trait from human DNA, what would that be? (and yes, pun intended!)
If I had to pick any trait to remove from human D.N.A it would probably have to be carelessness.
When is your first memory of music giving you goosebumps?
My first music memory that gave me goosebumps was listening to New Found Glory for the first time.
Your favorite track of the first record you ever recorded? (Doesn’t have to be with Voids, but if the band is still together you don’t have to use their name.) What about that song makes it your favorite?
If I had to pick any of the tracks that I first recorded in general it would be “One of None” back when I used to play bass for Wretched Reality.
What’s your favorite smell?
Hopefully I’m not the only one on this one but I love the smell of gasoline.
What is the strangest thing or most unexplained thing that has ever happened to you?
So I was hanging out with one of friends and these little kids kept following us and I told the multiple times to kindly just to stop. When I walked her back to her house and head to my car I had one of their moms threatening to beat the crap out of me. Don’t know how else to explain it but it was freaking strange that someone would behave that way when I was beyond nice about it.
How many concert t’s do you have?
If I had to take a guess, probably ten.
True or false: On tour or when travelling, I pack light.
I saw a billboard that said 1.3 million earths would fill up the sun. The sun is massive AF!! When I read a statistic like that, it kind of humbles me or puts things into perspective that even our time here on earth is a mere blip or the size of an atom in the grand scheme of things, and yet I worry about the most insignificant things. How does music assist you individually or if filling this out as a band, how does music assist in creating a peaceful or calm existence?
Music for me has always been a gateway for me to deal with whatever emotions or struggle I’m dealing with whether it’s writing it or listening to it. As far as music creating a peaceful and calm existence goes I believe it’s a way for people to just get lost in a song or a beat and just forget all about their problems.
If all the telephone poles in the US were piled into one giant pile, how big do you think that pile would be?
It would have to be atlas the size of Texas.
Take a look at “Eris” off the “NO CHARACTER: NO CROWN” record released Oct 13 and then go grab down from the www on Google Play or iTunes!
No Character : No Crown was produced and engineered by Brett Ciamarra (Rings Of Saturn, Those Who Fear) helped the band bring the heavy in this metalcore album, with the constant driving drums, brutal yet melodic guitars and of course the deep low vocals which mixes with harmonious singing in the choruses.