That’s what compilations are good for: to introduce us to some new and never before heard of artists next to already known acts so that they too can present their music to the interested audience. All this happens within a professoinal context such as the highly praised and successful compilation series “Interbreeding” (on the rising BLC Productions label). Right on, Sin, hailing from Los Angeles did a remarkable effort on “Interbreeding III: Xenophobic” and so it was time to give this promising and mostly unknown act a chance to spread some love out to the world…
Chain D.L.K.: Hi Sinners, please shortly introduce us the members of your band and give us an inside look at your history. Who are the members of Sin and when and why did you form the band?
Sin: There are 2 of us. I (Chris) do keys and programing, Robert does the vocals, lyrics and music arrangements. We formed the band because we wanted to try something different besides the metal stuff. Plus, my death metal band (Incinerator) was falling apart. Robert was doing dark Ambient with another person, but it didn’t work out.
Chain D.L.K.: On your website I’ve read that your musical influence is based on Black/Death Metal. Were there really no experiences with Dark/Electro EBM music before? Are you also still producing some Metal stuff, maybe with a side project?
Sin: No, basically the only experience that I had that was even close to the electronic stuff was a drum machine that we used for my Death Metal band. I did one song that was supposed to be Industrial with that same drum machine that ended up sounding like shit. Robert, did some programming for his Dark Ambient project on his first cheap casio. Yeah, I am currently working on an Industrial Metal side project. I should have a demo done by early next year. Robert is working on two side projects, one Black Metal, one Dark Ambient, no demos or releases yet.
Chain D.L.K.: When I am listening to your stuff, I am wondering why you haven’t been picked up by a label to bring out a full-length CD. Any news about this that you can give us here?
Sin: No, not yet.
Chain D.L.K.: You are based in Los Angeles but you are using spanish lyrics in a few of your tracks. Please explain us the reasons for this and your connection to the hispanic community?
Sin: The reason why we do songs in spanish is because Robert is hispanic and bilingual. Also, feels that certain songs would be better in spanish, and because there’s a large hispanic population here in L.A..
Chain D.L.K.: “Sin is not about about fantasies and fairy tales”. So what is Sin about? What inspires you lyrically?
Sin: Sin is about real issues in life, personal experiences that we’ve gone through, so Robert’s lyrics have a real meaning behind them. For example: “Mission Part 2 – Back with a Vengeance” (that will be on the second demo), Robert was threatened by someone with a gun to his head and he later got revenge. We can’t go into detail because of personal reasons.
Chain D.L.K.: I saw some impressive photos from several live gigs you have done in the past. For all those who couldn’t see you on stage, what can people expect when they attend one of your live performances and how important is it for you to share the contact on stage with your audience?
Sin: You can expect tampons being thrown at you, condoms, at one of our shows we had a blow-up doll that we threw in the audience which the security took away, and the audience went crazy. And don’t be surprised if you see blood on stage from self-mutilation. It is very important for us because since there is only 2 of us we a have to put extra energy so the fans can feel whats going on and we also like to feel the energy from the fans. Beside, no one likes going to a boring show. We want the fans to interact and enjoy the show because that’s the whole point of going to a show.
Chain D.L.K.: You seem to be preparing a new demo. How is the working process? Can you tell us something new about the planned release date?
Sin: The working process is slow due to our different schedules. Robert works during the day. I go to school during the day and I work at night so our schedule is pretty tight. But it’s almost done, we just need to record the vocals on a couple of songs. We will have it done by the end of this year.
Chain D.L.K.: Please give us a hint about your future plans…
Sin: Our future plan is to put out a full-length album. And hopefully to go on tours here in the U.S. and Europe.
Chain D.L.K.: Anything you would like to add for our readers?
Sin: We would like to thank the Sinners who have supported us, keep your eyes open for new material. And to those who hate us, here’s a big middle finger!
Chain D.L.K.: Thank you guys, for this interview. Keep up your great work, we’d like to hear more soon from you.
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[interviewed by Marc Tater] [proofreading by Marc Urselli]