Interview with lead vocalist, David Dannenberg from Voidemolition and Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (http://petesrocknewsandviews.com)
PD: What type of artist are you?
DD: I am a singer/ vocalist from Voidemoiltion.
PD: Tell us the brief history of yourself.
DD: I started being interested in writing music while being in high school. I developed further while I played in an ensemble at my music school. That was when I really started focusing on vocals.
PD: Who are your musical and non-musical influences?
DD: My musical influences are Matt Heafy (Trivium), M. Shadows (Avenged Sevenfold) and Daniel Winter-Bates (Bury Tomorrow). My non-musical influences are my friends and family.
PD: What are your dreams and goals?
DD: I dream of an easy and relaxed life, preferably with music being what I do for a living. Playing big shows, touring, seeing the world. But not excessively, as this is likely to become a burnout.
PD: Who writes your songs, what are they about?
DD: The instrumentals are mostly written by Timo, Björn or me. The lyrics are all done by me. The songs are about mental health, daily life struggles, finding your place in the world and conflict either with others or oneself.
PD: How do you promote your band and shows?
DD: The most is done via social media, Facebook and Instagram. But whenever we meet new people, we also talk about our music and every now and then we find someone who is excited about it. The same happens with shows. We try to push it out as much as we can. For example, we will play a show on September 10th at the Helvete in Oberhausen.
PD: What do you think about downloading music online?
DD: While it is nice for music consumers, it is a problem for musicians. There are only a few ways for musicians to actually make money and with streaming and downloading being a big thing nowadays, selling your music is not the most profitable anymore.
PD: What song do you wish you’d written and why?
DD: Interesting question but I struggle to answer that. I have many songs that I love but they are the way I love them because someone else wrote them that way. I am very happy with creating my own works and I draw inspiration from other artists, not to copy them but to understand their way of writing.
PD: What are some of your pet peeves?
DD: Waiting for stuff. I can be very patient but if I want something badly it is hard for me to wait. Like waiting for a new mix of our music. It is awful.
PD: What is your proudest moment in music?
DD: Actually, seeing that our music reaches people and influences them. That we connect with people around the world and touch them. With the release of our album “Sanity” we got so much positive feedback. That really makes me proud.
PD: So what are you working on at the moment?
DD: We are currently preparing the release of the last bonus track off of our album. It is called “Sceptre of Grief” and will come out July 15th. Besides that we are restructuring some things internally and booking shows for the rest of the year.
PD: What music have you available online and where can we buy it from?
DD: You can find all our music on all common streaming platforms, like Spotify, Deezer, Napster, Apple Music and you can also buy it from Amazon or iTunes. Keep in touch via www.voidemolition.com