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Necessary Evil – Interview


Interview with Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (http://petesrocknewsandviews.com)

PD:  How would you describe yourself or your band as an artist?

Cain: We already have our own unique style, which is expressed in a combination of heavy and electronic music, in the use of a variety of female vocals, as well as in solo guitar parts, which are almost never found in similar genres.We try to keep up with the times, and this is reflected both in our music and in our image.

 

PD: Can you tell us briefly about your background – i.e. where you’re from, how you came to make music, etc.

Cain: We call ourselves citizens of the world, because we all have one common home – this is our planet. The rest is just conventions, which, unfortunately, give rise to a division into “us” and “them”.

As for our biography, then Necessary Evil (ex-Violet Sky) project was formed in 2019 by Cain Grey (music\recording\mixing\lyrics) and Violet de Vitte (vocals\lyrics). In the spring of 2021, we released  our first EP album Modern Fairytales under the old name , consisting of 5 tracks. Immediately after that, an animated video clip was released for the composition Grey Cat Story. In our EP album, we used exclusively live instruments, and our style was close to Hard Rock\Heavy Metal, except for the track Lycanthropy, which was written in the Black Metal style.

In October 2021, we released a new video clip – cover to the song Rats by Motionless in White  on our YouTube channel. After that, we changed the name to   Necessary Evil, and started writing the first full-length album, where we began to combine heavy and electronic music .

At the end of August 2022, we  released our first full-length album called Beautiful Death, which consists of 10 tracks. The album’s tracks combine genres such as Industrial Metal, Alternative Metal with elements of Modern Metal, Metalcore and EDM (Electronic Dance Music). Immediately after that, we  released a video for the song Last Party.

 

PD: Who and what inspires you to make music, both in terms of musical and other influences? What do you like to write about in your songs?

Cain: I can be inspired by anything related to art. It can be music, not necessarily similar to what we do, films and series, computer games, books. For example, our composition Last Party and its video were inspired by the computer game Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines.

I think that the style of our project was primarily influenced by Motionless in White. It was this band that I heard some inclusion of electronic music among heavy guitar riffs, and I really liked the way it sounds. Solo guitar in my understanding should tell a story without words, create and convey to the listener the appropriate images and atmosphere. In this regard, I have my own vision, but I think that such projects as Shadow of Intent and Avenged Sevenfold could help me form it, I like their vision of music and choice of notes. I also like to listen to electronic music, so I do not exclude the influence of such projects as Centhron and FGFC820.

The lyrics of the project are devoted to various topics with a social, fantastic and mystical bias, as well as fictional stories that have their own plot.

 

PD: What are your aspirations as an artist?

Cain: We want to bring our creativity to everyone who might be interested in it. We are interested in development in the musical field. We want to perform, write new albums and shoot interesting videos without any restrictions.

 

PD: What is the proudest moment in your music career so far?

Cain: Most of all, we are proud of the results of our work – our music, our videos, because we ourselves enjoy listening to or watching our work. There are only two of us, and it is very difficult for us, but this does not stop us and will not stop.

 

PD: Promoting one’s music is such a challenge these days, especially with so many new artists emerging from bedrooms in the day of the home studio. How is that going?

Cain: We will make every effort to ensure that they know about us and listen to what we put our soul into. We will never retreat or give up, because we all know that the harder the path, the sweeter the victory. We already have something that will set us apart from others – our own musical style and approach to writing music, catchy vocals, a bright image … the rest is just a matter of time.

 

PD: And how do you book and promote your live shows and tours? Any performances coming up?

Cain: So far, we are not concert musicians, but we would like to start soon. We are ready to fly anywhere under adequate terms of collaboration.

 

PD: What do you think about downloading music online? What about streaming sites like Spotify?

Cain: Streaming services allow you to make music heard. However, if we are talking about income, then only popular performers of popular genres receive money. In this regard, an independent artist has a very hard time – he spends his personal time, money and his creative potential on making music. This is a difficult job, so it is not surprising that not all people continue to do it despite the circumstances. Let’s hope that the music show business will develop and give more advantages to promising young projects.

 

PD: What song do you wish you’d written and why?

Cain: I would like to write many more different songs, but everything has its time. I can only say that the next small work to be written will be dedicated to one of the works of art that I have grown to love this year.

As for everything else, I want to note that our music is mainly aimed at distracting from the daily hustle and bustle and some typical issues. We do not promote any ideas, you will never hear a word about politics here. Most often, we come up with entertaining stories and sing about what inspires us.

 

PD: Is there anything you don’t like about the music industry, which you would change if you could?

Cain: We would like people in the music industry to be more open to dialogue. Young teams often have to knock on doors that do not open, write letters that will not be answered. First of all, this concerns cooperation with labels and bloggers. It would be easier for musicians if they could just be listened to, could be seen what they have to offer.

 

PD: So, what are you working on at the moment?

Cain: Now we are actively preparing to shoot a new video for one of the tracks from our full-length album Beautiful Death, which we recently released. What composition it is- is still a secret, but we will definitely release an announcement on our YouTube channel. The video will be filmed towards the end of October. We will try our best to release it this year. It will be a very cool job.

 

PD: Where can we learn more about you and buy your music/merch online?

Cain: We are always in touch and open to dialogue and suggestions. As for purchasing music, at the moment everyone can do it in our Bandcamp profile. As for the merch and the rest, we are interested in cooperation with those who could take on these issues together with the project management. All this will definitely happen as soon as our project gets more publicity.

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