Interview: CANCEL by Matt D

With their new album Dark Reveries being released on May 12th we catch up with the swiss hardcore mob that is Cancel about 2018 so far and more…

As we
begin 2018 what were your highlights of 2017?

Yves Bucher (Drums): Bandwise it definitely was when we decided to write a new
album with our new guitarist Felix. It gives sort of a motivation boost. I’m a
forward looking person and need to have goals like that. Other than that I
started a new job at the end of 2016, so 2017 was the year of changes and
challenges, there were highlights at all times.

Felix Mechelke (Guitars): We had a Balkan tour in summer 2017, so
I really enjoyed that moment when we were somewhere in Italy, having a swim
(naked of course) in the sea right after a huge thunderstorm.

Remo Stalder (Vocals): For me it’s recording our second LP as well. I’ve learned
so much vocal-sound and recording-wise.

What are
your goals for 2018?

YB: To play and
tour whenever and wherever possible.

RS: I go with the
Yves’ answer. I think all of us know where we
wanna go as a band. It’s important to us to have similar goals.

FM: I want to share
our new record with as many people as possible, but I also want to learn more about sound, recording methods and gear in
general.

Which new
bands/artists would you recommend in 2018?

RS: God Mother
from Sweden are pretty furious. End is kind of
a supergroup with members of Counterparts, Fit
For An Autopsy, Reign Supreme etc. and their EP “From The
Unforgiving Arms of God” is heavy as hell.

What was
the band or artist that got you into music or inspired you to be a musician?

YB: When I was younger I emancipated from my parents music and
the first two heavy bands I started to listen were Metallica and System Of A
Down. They were  without doubt the two bands who made me want to have my own band. Later, Thrice showed kept my passion alive,
since they showed me how you can change as a band and still keep a fanbase by
just making great music.

RS: In the
beginning, it was just fun and to have a reason to be in a band room with
friends. These days bands like Converge, Norma
Jean, Dillinger Escape Plan and Every Time I Die inspire me. Not in a way to
copy their music, rather their ambition and methods to create something new and how to push yourself into new directions.

FM: Machine Head!