Standard Interrogation Techniques: Five Questions for Heriot (Interview)

Although I’d ideally love to be able to conduct hard-hitting, in-depth interviews, who has the time these days? In lieu of this, I’ve thrown together the below question template, hopefully to gather some interesting and informative results, without taking up too much of anyone’s time.

Introduce yourself – who are you and what do you do?

My name is Erhan and I play guitar in Heriot.

Tell us about your latest release and why people should listen to your music

Our latest is our first full body of work together – over the last few years, I feel like we’ve come to a point as a band where we’ve found our sound and Profound Morality is the best representation of us right now. The EP is full of industrial elements, fast heavy riffs and ethereal breaks, so if you’re into that you’ll dig it!

What’s the most important thing to you about your music? What meaning does it give you and what purpose does it serve in your life?

We’re all metalheads, so to write, record and perform music is everything to us. I personally love the energetic shows either as a performer or a fan just for the mental release. Our lives are so busy with so much going on all the time, so it’s nice to be able to get away, clear my head and get out to a show!

Tell us a lesser-known interesting or funny anecdote about your band or music

In Carmine (Fills the Hollow) there is a section of feedback that sounds eerily reminiscent to Brian May’s solo in Bohemian Rhapsody, so for ages after we wrote the track we referred to it as ‘Freddy Merkz’.

Finally, what are you listening to at the moment that you especially enjoy and wish more people knew about?

At the moment I’m listening to the new Ocean Grove record Up in the Air Forever – they’ve strayed away from the heavy stuff they used to play, but they’re so so good! More people should know about them.

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