Motionless in White Issue Recording and Tour Update
Life is busy for the members of metalcore group Motionless in White. Not only have they just wrapped up a tour opening for Marilyn Manson in Australia, which included a date at the Soundwave festival, but they’re gradually working on a new album with former Manson, KMFDM, and Shotgun Messiah member Tim Skold. Even still, they began a tour with Asking Alexandria last week, and their “Creatures” Celldweller “Beast” remix goes live on iTunes tomorrow. Revolver recently touched base with frontman Chris Motionless to find out whether they’re keeping their morale up through all of this.
REVOLVER How did Soundwave and the Australian shows with Marilyn Manson go down?
CHRIS MOTIONLESS They were great. I was really surprised to see the reaction we received. I didn’t know what to expect going into it, but some of the shows ended up being insane. I can’t wait ’til we go back for another tour.
What can you tell us about the record you’re working on?
It’s definitely going to be different in a lot of ways. I know that scares people, but I can assure you, it all will makes sense when you hear it. We wanted to try some bigger better things and try to expand our sound beyond breakdowns and metal riffs. You can only live off of that shit for so long.
How does it differ so far to Creatures?
It’s surprisingly upbeat in a darker way. A lot more “groove” to the songs instead of just heavy part after heavy part like we’ve done before. We wanted to concentrate on writing parts that would get stuck in people’s heads.
What has it been like recording with Tim Skold?
It’s amazing. I had a lot of ideas and things I wanted to accomplish and Tim really helped that to happen. We clicked really well when it came to finding the sound of the ideas and I’m really stoked that Tim was able to add his unique production style into everything.
How do you feel about the fans’ huge response to your music videos?
I’m just really pleased that most of the fans understand the message the videos try to convey. There’s a lot of metaphorical value to what we do and to see people understand that and enjoy it is all I could ask for. Can’t wait for the next one.
What’s next for you guys?
We are are on tour with Asking Alexandria right now but are most concerned with finishing the rest of the record before we head out on Vans Warped Tour this summer. Staying busy as much as we can before releasing album two. You guys are gonna love it, I promise.
Photos by Lisa Johnson