1- Hello, thanks for answering to our questions. What are you guys currently up to?
We are in the process of dark reflection. A retrospective of our experience with suffering. This process creates our material. We are about to record our newest EP ‘Gross Knowledge of Genital Mutilation.»
2- First off, could you make some history of the band?
We formed in 2010 in Tampa Fl. We had several incarnations of the band before settling on our current line up. We share a desire to live in gross excess. We have two prior releases. «Daydreamer» and «Suicide Sex Pact» which met with a good amount of critical praise. Our previous EPs can be found on our bandcamp.servantsofthemist.bandcamp.com
3- How could you describe your sound?
Our sound mirrors the conflict within. A conflict to escape our humanity and embrace our demons. We are heavy and sinister. We are sad at the same time. The music is slow and allows you to bear our burden with us. We are the soundtrack of our own personal hell.
4- What are the band’s main musical influences?
Cough, EyeHateGod, The Melvins, GG Allin, and our experiences with things outside of this reality.
5- How is the feedback for your new album being?
We are anxious to see what the feedback will be like when it is released. Our previous EPs met with a great deal of positive reviews.
6- And are your personally satisfied with the final outcome?
We are always satisfied with the outcome of our work because it is honest. The songs are not meant to create outrage. They are simply what we feel most of the time. We don’t refine or polish. We just crush with all the ugliness that would be expected of a Servants project.
7- How could you describe this opus in just 3 words?
8- How has the production process for your new release been?
There really is no production process. We bring in our amps and record. I cant see how you could make beautiful such an ugly face. We just focus on the weight of the music.
9- And how do you use to work on the songwriting?
I write most all the songs and the band helps with the arrangements. If the band feels the song we work on it. I usually have the songs completed before I bring them to the band.
10 – Finally, what are you near-future plans?
We feel our material speaks to those who feel they have no voice. We want to tour more and expose more people to our brand of self loathing. We would love to get some label support.
11- That’s all from our side, thanks again for taking your time to answer our questions. If you now want to add some final words; feel free to do it.
We know what its like to hate and love simultaneously . We are a reflection of our environment. We have learned that excess will lead you to great pain and enlightenment. W e follow a dark philosophy. Our music will bring you closer to. our master. It will keep you safe and help you realize there is no definition of morality. Listen to the sounds of suffering and walk with us to our death…thank you…Ed Tobar
Servants of the Mist:
Ed Tobar – Guitar
Richard Smyth, Jr. – Vocals
Kenny Nguyen – Guitar
Jason Kleim – Bass
RJ Howley – Drums
Brian Schille – Keyboards