Games, Brrraaains & A Head-Banging Life bring you an interview with proggy and sludgy metal band, Chorosia.
1. Hello! Thank you for taking the time to chat to us. First things first, tell us a little bit about yourself and how you got started.
Chorosia was founded in 2017 in Vienna by four guys from Bosnia, Italy, Luxembourg, and Germany. Just four dudes who had recently moved to Vienna and wanted to make some music, so we became buddies and started making some music.
2. Someone comes to you and asks you to sum up what kind of music you play – what do you tell them?
Most people describe us as prog/post-sludge metal and we’re fine with that. We don’t really think we fit within one specific genre since we’re combining a bunch of different elements from all over the metal spectre. You can think of it as just good solid metal with a bit of a twist.
3. What’s currently going on in your camp? New releases? Tours? Etc.
We just released our latest album, it’s an EP called “STRAY DOGS” and it’s the best fucking thing you’ve heard in a long time!! We’re really proud of this one and you should really check it out if you like good ole prog post psych sludge! We’ll have a tour in central/southern europe next month. After that we’ll do some weekend gigs in central Europe. If you want us to come play in your town just hit us up, we’re always down.
4. What has been the most positive experience of making music to date for you?
All of this is one giant positive experience. The moments that stick out are of course the moments of support from our friends, fellow-bands, and overall audience. I don’t think I could single out one specific thing right. We love this whole thing!
5. Likewise, what has been some of the more challenging aspects and how have you overcome them?
Being kicked out of rehearsal rooms for being too loud. The way to overcome it is to find a new place and play a bit louder than before! It’s freaking rock and roll. Die if you don’t like it.
6. How do you handle the modern expectations of being in a band? Always online, having to put out content constantly, your success measured in likes and follows?
We don’t haha! We’re not really always online and we don’t really care much about likes and follows and stuff. I mean social media is definitely a good way to get in touch with your audience and spread the news about what you’re doing and all that. But it pretty much stops there for us. It’s not a measurement of success by any means. Call us old school but that’s how we feel. We could probably benefit by being more active on there and coming up with perfect plans and strategies, but that’s not really who we are.
7. What’s something that really ‘grinds your gears’ about the industry/business these days and what would you propose is done to combat it?
We’re not really super deep in the business part of it as we’re an underground band with a micro-niche. Related to the previous question, it kinda sucks that everything is based on likes and social media engagement today. I guess more musicians should just stop giving any fucks about those things and focus on the art itself. After all, the art you make is the only thing that is going to stay behind you. All those likes and comments and whatnot are gone within one move of a thumb.
8. Speaking directly to listeners – what would you ask they do to help support your music?
The best thing is obviously to buy merch and/or music from sites like bandcamp. On top of that, coming out to gigs is always great. We really enjoy talking and chatting with our fans, it’s weird even calling them “fans”. Anyhow, if you want to support us, buy stuff and come to gigs. That’s the best way.
9. Outside of the music, what’s do you do to relax?
Drink whiskey and listen to Slayer.
10. Where can people find you?
Physically in Vienna, most often. Psychically, in Iommosphere worshiping our lord and savior Matt Pike, he who riffeth. Virtually, our data belongs to Zuckerberg under the name of Chorosia or sometimes Chorosia.doom and he shall do with it as he pleases.