One of our very first gigs almost turned into a complete disaster due to a few technical issues surrounding several sound desks. Fortunately, as well as a very talented sound engineer, we had a band onstage who knew how to get things done and were not bothered by such little nuisances as no sound. They continued and played about a little until the sound was once again sorted. Divine Chaos have since played again for us without any issues and every time they play, they get tighter and tighter.
After an outstanding set at Beermageddon this year, they were announced as already booked for next year and I took this opportunity to catch up with the guys to find out what has been happening in the world of Divine Chaos. As with every chance I get to meet up with this band, I was once again reminded of a few things which make them such an easy bunch of guys to chat to. They are really passionate about their music, they like a good drink after a show and are quite fond of the odd practical joke. The sense of humour from the band is quite apparent as they describe their sound as "100% Pure Botswanan Slicecore" and naming their general manager as Arthur Daley.
Q: What year did the band form and who came up with the name?
A: We formed in 2006, and the name was thought of by me, as it suited the image we were trying to convey with the lyrics and we wanted to talk about things that we found interesting and were important to us.
Q: What line-up changes have occurred over the years?
A: It's a bit like Spinal Tap over the years! We've had a few members leave for different reasons but we settled with this lineup a year and a half ago and havent looked back. This is the one for us.
Q: What was your first gig like?
A: Our first gig was insane, pure carnage! The crowd were insane; it was a battle of the bands and we ended up coming in the top 5 out if 30 or so, making it an amazing experience.
Q: What was it like to play at Bloodstock, back in 2009?
A: Bloodstock was a massive trip; we had the unsigned tent packed and never seen a mosh pit so extreme before. It was, and still is, one of the best shows we have ever played.
Q: Which band would you most like to open for?
A: Opening for Exodus all the way, they are our heroes; pure metal titans.
Q: Who would you most like to thank for the inspiration and who has supported you the most??
A: For inspiration Sepultura, Exodus and Metallica and for the support, everyone from Slough. From day one, our home town crew have just been there and we can't thank then enough.
Q: If you could have one of your songs in an video game, which would it be?
A: It would have to be ‘The Infernal End’ as that's the one that transcends the most with everyone, but for me personally, ‘Path To War’, as that is still my favourite both lyrically and sonically, as it takes you where you need to go, both as a story and as a journey.
Supporting Gama Bomb
Divine Chaos will be playing at Beermageddon 2014, with tickets available at www.beermageddon.co.uk.
Article written by Pandemonium Tom, December 2013
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