13 Questions to Volkan Caner (She Past Away)

What was the very first record you bought?

Iron Maiden – The Number of the Beast

What is the most expensive record have you bought?

I usually collect second hand vinyls. The last and comparatively pricey vinyl that I bought was Christian Death – Only Theatre of Pain

What are your 5 very favorite bands ever?

My top 5 is:

The Cure, Asylum Party, DAF, Xmal Deutschland, Death in June

Name 5 bands that have your life change?

Bands like… Sisters of Mercy, The Cure, Joy Division, Siouxsie and the Banshees, The Smiths life changing influence on me.

Name your 3 favorite Gothic Fests?

WGT, Entremuralhas Fest, Kalabalik Fest (synth-wave)

Name your 3 favorite gigs as a musician and as fan?

As a musician:
Leiria- Entremuralhas Fest 2014
Paris – Petit Bain 2017
Lima – Tumbas Eternas 2016

As a fan:
Alien Sex Fiend – Dark Munich Fest 2015
Xeno and Oaklander – WGT 2013
Selofan – Kalabalik Fest 2014

Name the most 3 influential albums for you as an artist?

The albums that had influence on the music of She Past Away:
Sisters of Mercy – First and Last and Always
Clan of Xymox – Medusa
Siouxsie and the Banshees – Tinderbox
The Cure – Faith
Asylum Party – Borderline
And more…

Describe yourself with 3 adjectives

Sleepy, Forgetful and Dead.

What is the most overrated gothic band?

What is the most underrated gothic band?

Instead of gothic I will give you post-punk and coldwave bands: Asylum Party, Siekiera, Decima Victima

In which band would you have liked to play live?

I would have liked to play Siouxsie and the Banshees – Royal Albert Hall 1983.
Nice dream..?

Name 3 new gothic bands that have caught your attention lately?

I listen more coldwave, post punk, minimal wave than gothic rock. Ivy’s Void, Stockhaussen, Neu Strassen are the bands that caught my attention recently.

Gothic Rock or Post Punk and why?

Post Punk. Because gothic rock bands that I listen have post-punk roots.


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