Quick Questions With Chaoseum

Quick Questions With Chaoseum

Chaoseum creates an energetic music in a modern metalcore style. A polyvalent voice adds personality and another aspect to the songs. The musicians’ custom makeup as well as the theatrical side of their show captivates the public.

The band was founded in 2018 by Loic Duruz and Valery Veings, both former guitarists of the symphonic metal band Elferya. Their first album “First Step To Hell” containing 11 songs was released in September of the same year with Lola van Lo as the singer and Greg Turini as the drummer, both former Elferya musicians as well. This album was recorded at the Chaos Studio and mixed by Izakar at the Full Metal Studio. The artwork was entrusted with Gustavo Sazes.

In February 2019, Chaoseum joined Soufly in the USA for a tour of seven concerts on the east coast. Afterwards, back in Switzerland, the singer left the band which then asked CK Smile to join them. The song “First Step To Hell” was subsequently rerecorded.

A limited-edition Live album was recorded at the band’s second concert with CK as a frontman. It was released under the name “Live In Hell – Les Docks Lausanne 2019”.

In September of 2019, the band joined Tarja (Ex-Nightwish) for a tour in Russia. It had a considerable success with Russian metal fans.

Representing the Xvive brand, Chaoseum went to Los Angeles in order to perform at the Namm – the largest music trade show. There, the band also took the opportunity to play at the legendary Whisky a Go Go.

A few weeks later, the foursome released a first single “Into My Split” from their next album.

The album named “Second Life” was released on September 25th, 2020. It is recorded at both the Chaos Studio and the Conatus Studio. Gwen Kerjan from the Slab Sound Studio is in charge of the mix, and as always, Gustavo Sazestakes care of the artwork.

Quick Questions With Chaoseum


Quick Questions With Chaoseum

Answered by Valery Veings

1.Who inspired you to start playing?

When I was 14, I would watch almost everyday my video tape of Iron Maiden, Live After Death. I wanted to play solo like Dave Murray and Adrian Smith. I saved all my money and bought my first electric guitar one year later.

2. Which piece of equipment couldn’t you live without?

My blue guitar Solar and my Kemper.

3. What’s your favourite album of the year so far?

I think “Viva The Underdogs”of Parkway Drive. It’s a really good live album.

4. If you could have a lesson from anyone, alive or dead, who would it be?

The first name to come to my mind is Kee Marcello. I like his solo and his sound.One of my favorite guitar solos is in “Superstitious” when he played with Europe.

5. What is your number one tip for any new player?

Feel free to learn and play what you like.It doesn’t matter if everything is not perfect at the beginning.You will play better soon and it’s really demotivating if you only play scales or exercises.