Recently, DutchMetalManiac’s Tim van Velthuysen interviewed Void Collapse.
Hey, how are you?
Hey! I’m doing pretty good. I just got out of work.
Can you tell us something about the history of the Void Collapse?
Well, I’ve been working towards this band slowly since about 2001. Around then I wasn’t too knowledgeable about what I needed to do, but I kept working. Over the next ten years I started learning guitar, and recording. I recorded different styles of music, and figuring out what sounded good, and what didn’t. Around 2012 I hooked up with a drummer from France and did our demo. We didn’t end up playing together for too much longer after that, because we both wanted to write, and it was too difficult on two different continents. I met our drummer Shane on a message board, and we’ve been working together for the last five years. Here we are 2021.
When someone doesn’t know Void Collapse yet and you can choose one of your songs to present yourself, which song would that be?
Good question. The Cross Eyed Dove is the song I wanted to write up to this point, and really gives a good picture of what we’re about. It really came together exactly how I wanted it to.
What makes Void Collapse unique?
The juxtaposition of straight up death metal, and beautiful ethereal melody.
Any future plans you can already tell us about?
Our latest album Gwenda kicks off the first of a four part concept of albums. We’re going to try to put them out in a very timely manner, so stay tuned. We have a split with Before the Storm We Flourished that’s coming out in the next few months, and a Guns N’ Roses cover coming out soon also.
Any upcoming gigs coming up? Maybe coming to The Netherlands?
Unfortunately we don’t play out. The logistics are too tough. We both live in different states, and it’s just a project band at the moment. I do want to visit The Netherlands. My girlfriend went a few years ago and she loved it.
How do you think your life be without music?
I don’t ever want to think about that. Seriously.
What advice would you give to young and starting bands?
Do what you want. Dive in and figure out what you need to do to make it work. Just wake up every day, make lists and do stuff.
Thanks for your answer! Is there anything else you’d like to say to DutchMetalManiac’s readers?
Hey, thanks for checking this interview out! If you think you might be into us, give us a listen And, thank you having us! It was fun!
I’m Tim van Velthuysen and I started DutchMetalManiac back in 2014. I’m 29 years old and I live in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Of course, I like metal, but I can also appreciate other musical styles.
In addition to DutchMetalManiac I also have a personal website on which I’ll post various things that won’t fit on DutchMetalManiac, but might be interesting for you as well. It’s in Dutch though.