October Changes take on the A-Z challenge

Our A-Z challenge is a fun way to get to know the many bands and artists out there, here it’s the turn of October Changes to tell us about themselves!

In today’s A-Z challenge, we asked October Changes to tell us all about themselves!

A song that made you want to make music?

Luk: just “one” song is hard but for example “hammer smashed face” from Cannibal Corpse, “I am the black wizards” from Emperor and “civil war” from Guns and Roses are some examples.

Lhana: Hmmm….tough choice. I have a lot, haha! I guess ever since I started singing songs from cartoons when I was little. 🙂

Best rider you’ve had?

Luk: a rider is and indication of what you’d wish but De Bosuil absolutely impressed me.

Craziest moment you’ve had in the band?

Luk: the craziest… signing the ass of one of the friends of our lead guitar player Bert. So I am def looking forward to more insane times.

Lhana: I can’t think of anything specific, my band is crazy as it is. 😀

Deepest lyric one of your songs features?

Luk: I dont want to sound vain… but they all have this personal vibe going on. But I think the one that is most “sensitive”, Amor Fati

Lhana: Lost Utopia, From Another World and Sleeping Beauty.

Easiest song you wrote?

Luk: Nothing ever goes easy :). Sometimes there is just a better flow and the ideas align pretty fast. One that might have been the easiest in version one was “lost utopia”. But this songs developed along the way

Favourite song in your set?

Luk: Shutter… its also the one that triggers the crowd the most. Nice sing-along.

Lhana: From Another World…I feel like an actual cosmic being when performing that song. 🙂 It’s truly magical.

Guest you’d most like to feature on your record?

Luk: there is not just one and it also depends on the vibe of the song. If we’d make another “feral” style track, it would be killer to have Will Ramos. But Cristina Scabbia from Lacuna Coil would suite on most tracks.

Lhana: Tarja Turunen from Nightwish. She was and still is my hero when it comes to metal music. She shown me the beauty of female voice in such a robust environment like the metal world. It would be a dream come true to perform with her.

Hardest thing about being in a band?

Luk: aligning the agendas amongst the members, everything else is mostly fun and smiles
Lhana: Different opinions on things, I guess. Luckily, I always find someone within the band who I can be on the same wavelength with, no matter which topic :))

I feel like I’m kinda the one who keeps the boys together. Whether it’s because I’m providing the feminine energy for the band, or because there’s simply always a part of me that can resonate with all of them.

Interesting fact about one of your members?

Luk: if you want to know facts… chat with us. We are discovering things about each other each day…

However, we had a gig in Kids at Antwerpen 2023. Wesley was setting up his drum mount and managed to hurt his index finger (we managed to have a real bloody mary)… we played the gig but for sure he remembers.

Jokes you have in the band?

No answer.

Key to writing a song?

Luk: never put pressure on yourself, it’s not productive.

Longest distance you’ve traveled to play a show?

Luk: That distance is not that far yet. A maximum of about two and a half hours is not dramatic in my opinion.

Most inspiring musician you’ve experienced?

Luk: There is not “one” there is always certain aspects of a musician that are more highlighter then the other.

New band you’d recommend?

Luk: Well… October Changes is quite new, so that would fit the shoe, doesn’t it? Next to that part of “arrogance”…. A lot of bands earn to be discovered. So not pointing out to just one band! Support the scene, as the scene needs your support. You’ll find out the new bands soon enough.

Lhana: I think, I’m going to join Luk here. Every day, we discover new bands and new talents as well, so it’s better to just keep an eye on everyone!

Opening for this band would be ideal?

Luk: Again, not just one band. All our the band members have totally different tastes in music. I am a huge deathcore/death metal/slam fan, where Bert is clearly more into black metal. Wesley doesn’t have one specific artist/genre and either does Lhana. However, opening for Lacuna Coil would be really amazing.

Lhana: I would love to open to Tarja or Amaranthe. That would be epic.

Place you’d most like to tour?

Luk: I personally don’t care. I just want to play in front of an audience that like our music, that we can entertain and to have both a wonderful time.

Lhana: America, Japan and Mexico! I’ve heard that they are very enthusiastic when it comes to interaction with the bands!

Quote you’d like to pass on to our readers?

Luk: That’s actually a quote from Marilyn Monroe…. But fits the shoe. “If you don’t like me at my worst, you definitely don’t deserve me at my best.”

Lhana: Hmmm…I guess I’d say that everything takes bloody time. Sometimes this can be infuriating, because you want to improve and keep moving forward. Just trust the process and eventually you will arrive to your destination.

Reason for the title of your recent/forthcoming release?

Luk: I am going to pass this question to Lhana. I clearly know the story, but it’s a band thing where in the end, she wrote the lyrics. Synthetic / Authentic is a phrase that appears in “Lost Utopia”.

Lhana: It’s a quote indeed from our song “Lost Utopia”. For context: We’re slowly heading towards an age where soon will be very difficult to separate real from unreal (synthetic from authentic). That can be revolutionary but it has a huge danger to it. We must remember who we are, what we are made of and we must not lose the very thing that makes us human.

See us live at?

Luk: Hopefully somewhere really soon in your surroundings. We want to play everywhere, no exceptions.

Lhana: Follow us on socials and you will see through the announcements! 😉

The old days of music were better than the current, do you agree?

Luk: I wouldn’t say “better”, I for sure would say different. But it’s not only just music, it’s the total picture that has changed over the years over the music industry.

Unusual merchandise?

Luk: Not thus far….

Lhana: Not yet but I certainly have some cool ideas. 🙂

Variations you’d like to do on any of your songs?

Lhana: Yes, certainly some acoustic versions.

What do your fans mean to you?

Luk: The world!! Without fans, there is no us! We can only have huge respect to fans, followers and people that do dig our music.

Lhana: Definitely a lot. It brings me great joy when people message us about how much of a positive impact our songs were for them. In that moment, I get a great reassurance for my craft, for the lyrics I write and it fuels me to go further.

X-rays or any treatments needed for band related injuries?

Luk: Perhaps to analyze the brain of Wesley (our drummer). Aside of that , no direct injuries yet related to that kind of treatment.

Lhana: Hahaha, Luk!
Also…what a strange question.

You’re late for a show, whose fault is it?

Luk: Always the bass players fault….. You can’t blame him anyway since we don’t have any (yet), that’s currently still on the backtrack played by a live person.

Lhana: We’re nerds, we’re always on time :)) (that’s actually the truth.)

Zoo animal that next describes the personality of your band?

Luk: That’s for sure a blend of different animals as “one” animal doesn’t fit the picture. I would say the happiness of a penguin (the electronic beats and awesome vocal lines), the power of a hippo (guitar work and drums), the innocence of a Dodo.

Lhana: Oof. I think…hmmm…I’m gonna go for a sea dragon. (look them up, they’re pretty neat.)

Elizabeth Birt

June 7, 2024

Band management assistant. Goth princess and lover of all things music and sport.


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