1. Hello! Who are you, where are you from and all that good stuff.
My name is Galina Rin and with my trusty AI Unit, Okami, we are Death Ingloria. We gave up living on Earth a number of years ago and we now reside on a spinning station known as Home Base Alpha, high up amongst the stars above Planet Earth. We’re not totally removed of course, that would be mad. We have a relay base in a Northern Sector of Terra City 1, the city you know as London. We spend our time exploring Humanity’s depths, its heights, and its inevitable conclusions through music, illustrated comics and animation.
Our debut album and comic The Wolf Onboard is a Science Fiction story told across seven songs, a seven page comic book and seven animated videos which play out during Death Ingloria‘s performances. The comic is the narration of the story, the songs the voices of the characters.
It’s an age old story really:
Girl becomes morally aware.
Girl creates a neurovirus pandemic.
Girl wipes out most of Humanity.
Humanity hands over control to a super artificial intelligence (Okami)
Humanity continues down an ever increasing spiral of death and self destruction.
Humanity escapes Planet Earth in an attempt to save what’s left of its crippled, hobbling existence.
The Universe continues blissfully unaware and unaffected.
I’m not going to lie. Everybody dies. You probably already suspected that anyway.
Everyone is free to join us up here on Home Base Alpha. It’s open to all who’d prefer to keep the madness of Earth at a good safe distance. Be warned though, this is no Utopia. Tech breaks down and things can go wrong, just like on Earth. We are still Human after all… well except Okami of course but he’s new here.
2. Tell us a bit about the music you make.
I like to think that we make Progressive Pop Rock but I’ll happily borrow from any genre that suits the song. I believe I’ve used Metal, Punk and some Blues guitar techniques in here but don’t be fooled into thinking these are complicated 10 minute Prog epics. They certainly are not. They are catchy, danceable rock songs with big choruses.
We write, record and produce everything but the drums, ourselves. For our album we were lucky enough to catch Acle Kehney from the band Tesseract between writing their album and touring with Megadeth to produce the drums on four of the album tracks. The rest were done by Jamie King (Between The Buried and Me, Motionless In White) who also mixed and mastered the album. Jamie is one of the easiest Humans to work with and his communication channels are super clear and precise. We can highly recommend him to anyone. We came across Jamie through a company called Noise Creators that matches artists with producers and engineers. Yet another Earth based efficiency we’d be hard pressed to live without.
3. When did you start and what made you want to start making music?
Death Ingloria developed from the bottom of a deep trough of darkness, much like the one that runs through the bed of Earth’s Atlantic Ocean. Strange unknown creatures lurk down there in the shadows. You certainly wouldn’t want to visit it. It takes a certain desperate temperament to want to leave your Home Planet. When years pass and all other avenues of music creation and band belonging fail, the only option left to you is to take off on your own and start everything again from scratch. I’ve wanted to be a musician since I was a tiny child. Played guitar, badly, from a teen to young adulthood. I’ve spent many years helping others chase their ideas and dreams. Then you realise you can’t do that anymore, the limiter hits its capacity, the fuse blows and the only way that’s left is up, literally.
4. Stage or studio?
As our studio is on Home Base Alpha and our stages are on Earth, we can’t possibly compare the two. It’s like space chalk and land cheese. We love being left to our own devices to learn new instruments, create new stories of utter destruction, creating whatever pops up there in my little skull. However we also love travelling back to Terra Firma, playing shows and hanging out. It is our Home Planet after all and I’m yet to find a cake that fares well during take offs.
5. What gear do you use to make your tunes?
Due to the high price of maintaining a spinning space station, we keep our live and studio set up simple. So simple, in fact, that they are are exactly the same.
We use: Mac Computers, Logic X, Slate Everything Bundle and VMS, Avid Eleven Rack, RME UFX Fireface, Gibson Les Paul Nemesis, Yamaha PSS-790 Keyboard, Boss TU3 Tuner.
We also use projections to show the animated comic during our shows so for that we use a large round projection screen of my own design which I fashioned using cable conduits and copper wire as well a a cheap Chinese, no name, short throw projector.
6. And what is your choice bit of gear and why?
Without doubt the Slate Everything Bundle and the VMS is worth its weightlessness in gold. As mentioned before our weight restrictions up here are terrifying. Ryanair has nothing on us, so the fact that we get every bit of gear we could possibly wish for all in the box (ITB) is fantastic. Quite frankly it’s made this whole hooha possible. We’ve been huge fans of everything Slate for many years and for an Earth bound company their ethos greatly matches ours.
Our sound is very much based around the lynch pin of my voice. It’s the only thing we have, that only I can do. The Slate VMS allows me so many options and as I have to do the majority of my backing vocals myself, having a large mic choice range is essential. Not to mention that cost saving incurred with their vintage modules.
7. Where can we check out your tunes?
You can find us on all regular communication networks:
Twitter and Instagram: @death_ingloria
Death Ingloria can also be found on Spotify, iTunes, Amazon, Deezer and all other sites.