Interview with Valery Veings of Chaoseum

We were able to sit down and talk with Valery Veings guitarist of Swiss nu-metalcore band Chaoseum. It was great to talk with him and gain some insight on his musical upbringing as well as get some information on the band. They have taken a classic and loved nu-metal sound and fused with the metalcore tone that is desired by so many bands today.


Spencer Davis: “Who first inspired you to become a musician?”

Valery Veings: “When I was 15, I saw Iron Maiden on TV and I often watched the Live After Death. After that I knew that I wanted to learn guitar.”

SD: “How would you describe the music you create?”

VV: “On our first album, we had a female vocalist and the songs are somewhere between heavy and metalcore style. On our new album, “Second Life” we are closer to Nu-metalcore.”

SD: “Who is one artist you would love to collaborate with?”

VV: “I would like to write a solo album with Desmond Child, but he’s busy writing Alice
Cooper’s album…”

SD: “What’s your favorite album of all time?”

VV: “Only one… New Jersey by Bon Jovi.”

SD: “If you could open for any artist, who would it be and why?”

VV: “Personally, Iron Maiden of course, it’s a dream. But, bands like Korn, Slipknot, Trivium or Bullet For My Valentine would be perfect with our new album. I also would like one
more time on tour with Tarja. She and all the guys in the bands are really fantastic people.”

SD: “What are your favorite and least favorite venues?”

VV: “In our country, we have two incredible venues that I love. LesDocks in Lausanne where we recorded our live album and my favorite Swiss venue, Z7 near Basel. We played at January 19th Whisky à GoGo, that was an emotional gig. In Russia, we also played in some beautiful venues. But my favorite, I don’t know, maybe Z7.”

SD: “What does your songwriting process look like?”

VV: “Loïc write the main musical melody with our singer. CK and I write the lyrics and together we make the arrangement.”

SD: “What’s coming up next for the band?”

VV: “Our European tour was postponed to the fall of 2021. Now we are going to release some videos for YouTube and start to write new songs.”

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