VORDEMFALL charges through their noise rock songs with pendular energy that exudes metal-undertones one moment and classic rock the next. In our interview ahead of Clash Symbols #13 they share some of their favourite acts and desires to go rogue with only squirrels for neighbours.

Photo by Chloé Desnoyers

Photo by Chloé Desnoyers

Bang On Team: Tell us a little about your project.
VORDEMFALL: Our music is standing on the verge of noise rock and a ritual soundtrack. We confront progressive and repetitive patterns around the bass/drum core that is the band’s foundation. The vocals release a highly contrasted range of emotions and the whole thing is pretty bipolar and hot-tempered. For the juicy news, a guitar has recently joined the line up and it feels very refreshing!

BOT: Why did you start to make music?
Monika: To face the shit and transform it. It is definitely cathartic.

Tammo: Don’t know. I guess where I come from there was not much to do. It became an obsession quite fast, though.

BOT: What’s been your best moment as a band so far?
So far i don’t know, but last week a guy told us that he was feeling on the edge since a while and that our set made him feel strong again.

BOT: Who are three bands everyone should listen to right now?
M: Shannon Wright (she is turning me upside down), ENOB, Moondog.

T: International Music, The War On Drugs, Exodus.

BOT: How do you prepare for a gig?
M: I obsess over details and make last minute changes in the songs (which pisses the guys off). I also love hardcore rehearsal sessions; those that leave you completely drained. Then I wash my hair.

T: Making sure to not drink too much.

BOT: What can people look forward to about your set?
M: A noisy ritual and a lot of guts.

T: High-energy mood switches.

BOT: Finish the sentence. If I wasn’t making music I would…
M: Live in a forest with a bunch of squirrels and wild pigs as my only neighbours. It will happen one day. I know it.

T: …be more relaxed but also emptier.

Catch VORDEMFALL at this Saturday's Clash Symbols #13 with Mademoiselle X and Nunofyrbeeswax.