Interview with Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (http://petesrocknewsandviews.com)
PD: What type of artist are you?
IS: We are Cyber Metal, a metal band with synths and keyboard effects.
PD: Tell us the brief history of yourself.
IS: We were all friends first and came together as our former band name, Curse of Dawn, over a decade ago. We’ve recently resurfaced as In Sonder with a new musical direction.
PD: Who are your musical and non-musical influences?
IS: Those vary wildly! A few of us are inspired by symphonic bands like Nightwish and Epica, or more progressive like Dream Theater and Devin Townsend. Some of us even listen to EDM! Then there’s modern metal bands like Spiritbox, Architects and Northlane, I think those are the sound that we’re most like.
PD: What are your dreams and goals?
IS: Going forward and releasing our musical and all of the energy we have pent up between us. For me, it would also be incredible to headline a festival.
PD: Who writes your songs, what are they about?
IS: We write between each other, Fletch (keyboards) and Jonny (guitars) tend to come up with the ideas more often than not and then work with Tom (bass) and Lindzi (lead vocals) to complete them. A lot of the songs are inspired by modern events and feelings caused by those events, as well as the struggles of neurodivergence.
PD: How do you promote your band and shows?
IS: We’re mostly on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube). Because of individual involvement with multiple other projects, we already have a fanbase!
PD: What do you think about downloading music online?
IS: I think there’s nothing wrong with paying to download music. It can be easier on small artists since it can be quite expensive to produce CDs.
PD: What song do you wish you’d written and why?
IS: Jonny: Juular by Devin Townsend. It’s such a theatrical song that bends genres. It’s wild!
PD: What are some of your pet peeves?
IS: Blatant rudeness!
PD: What is your proudest moment in music?
IS: It might seem trivial, but seeing the album cover of your music on streaming services for the first time was a really triumphant feeling I don’t think I’ll ever forget!
PD: So what are you working on at the moment?
IS: We have several singles in the works, including the first one, Quintessence, which will be released soon!
PD: What music have you available online and where can we buy it from?
IS: Our first single, Quintessence, will be available on all streaming services and from our Bandcamp from January 20th!