Can you shortly tell us about your band and members?
- Melatonin was formed in the end of the year 1999, first named as "Praying
Corpses".Members has changed several times and the line-up of the band is
shaped in april 2005 and still same(Can Yamak-vocal,F.Onur BaГ°lan-electric
guitar, Umut YГЅldГЅrГЅm-electric guitar, Burak Sezgin-bass and GГ¶khan
Г‡imen-drums).We started as "students" and some of us has graduated and
working right now.We appear on a lot of concerts and university festivals,2004
Rock Station Festival is a milestone for our band and we also released our
demo in that year including five of our songs.
What is the meaning of melatonin?
Melatonin is a color-changing hormone, a hormone derived from serotonin and
is important in regulating biorhythms.
How do you describe your style?
- We can say that we are making a mixture of heavy metal and thrash metal.
Which bands do you listen?
- We were all inspired by "the gods" Metallica, Iron Maiden and Megadeth. We
also listen; Slayer, Testament, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest,
Sentenced, In Flames,Savatage etc.
What are your next projects for your band?
- We want to record our new songs and if there will be an opportunity we
would like to release a debut album and concerts, concerts, concerts ...
What do you do except from the band?
- If we have to be honest we surely know that we can not afford our lives by
playing heavy metal specially in Turkiye, than we can say we expect to have
some fun and make people remember Melatonin and its songs and stage shows.
What do your lyrics contain?
- This question is about what does life contain. We wrote about everything
that hurts us and makes us angry. I specially like to write about love and
death but also we had lyrics against narrow-minded persons and the "war" in
Iraq and about human psychology.
According to you, What kind of a place is Turkey for Rock and Metal
music? Are there any negative reactions to you?
- There is no negative reactions. Rock and Metal is not as popular as other
genres in TГјrkiye like it doesn't popular in other countries.Alternative or
populer rock have got a great numbers of audiences but heavy metal, thrash
or hard rock have not, it is reality.
What's your message for the visitors of the RockLyricsDB.com
- We have a simple website
www.melatoninmetal.com . They can download our demo recordings
from there. We would be very happy if they spend a little time to listen our
songs and comment on them. Thank you for the interview and thank all the
people who spend their time on reading about us.