1- Hello, thanks for answering to our questions. What are you guys currently up to?
WE JUST RELEASED OUR 10TH FULL LENGTH ALBUM IN JULY AND HAVE CONTINUED WRITING FOR THE NEXT RELEASE. BEEN KIND OF QUIET ON THE LIVE FRONT LATELY, BUT WE HAVE A FEW THINGS COMING UP.WE JUST KEEP ON KEEPING ON.
2- First off, could you make some history of the band?
WE GOT STARTED IN 1993 AND WE NEVER STOPPED. WE DID 2 DEMOS, 10 FULL LENGTH ALBUMS AND 1 MCD. PLAYED ALOT OF SHOWS WITH ALOT OF BANDS. SWITCHED DRUMMERS IN 2005 AND HAD A SECOND GUITARIST COME AND GO. CURRENTLY : ME ON BASS, TIM ON GUITAR, MIKE B. ON VOCALS AND JIM ON DRUMS.
3- How could you describe your sound?
OLD SCHOOL DEATH METAL WITH A DOSE OF BLACK/DEATH. WE TRY TO USE ELEMENTS OF THRASH AND OCCASIONAL SLOW STUFF. ID SAY OTHER BANDS LIKE GOD DETHRONED, BELPHEGOR, IMPIETY AND DESASTER WOULD BE BALLPARK WITH WHAT WE DO.
4- What are the band’s main musical influences?
MOSTLY STUFF FROM THE LATE 80S INTO EARLY 90S LIKE BLOODFEAST, SACRIFICE, KREATOR, POSSESSED, DARK ANGEL IS WHAT WE CUT OUR TEETH ON. WE STILL GET INFLUENCED UP TO TODAY, AND ALOT OF THE MORE VIOLENT BLACK METAL HAS SEEPED INTO OUR SOUND. BANDS LIKE TSJUDER, MARDUK, THUNDEBOLT AND ABSU HAVE GIVEN US A LITTLE MORE BLACK ESSENCE.
5- How is the feedback for your new album being?
SO FAR PRETTY GOOD. ALOT OF REVIEWS SEEM TO PICK ON HOW WE WEAVE OUR WAY THRU DEATH METAL, BLACK METAL, THRASH AND SO ON. ITS COOL TO SEE AS THATS MORE GRATIFYING THAN : «ITS BRUTAL, 10 OUT OF 10 » ….HAHAHAHA! WE GOT A LOT OF 7 OUT OF 10S FOR THE LAST RECORD, AND IT SEEMS
WE MAY BUMP UP TO AN 8 AVERAGE THIS TIME! 🙂
6- And are your personally satisfied with the final outcome?
FOR SURE. OUR BEST PRODUCTION AND COVER ART TO DATE. IT CAME OUT ALOT BETTER THAN I REMEMBER IT FROM THE STUDIO.
7- How could you describe this opus in just 3 words?
Metal. Above. All.
8- How has the production process for your new release been?
NOT SURE WHAT YOU’RE REFERING TO. WE RECORDED THIS ONE AT VELOCITY STUDIOS IN CAVE CITY, KY. WITH OUR BUDDY SCOTT BRIGGS. VERY COOL GUY, LAID BACK AND REALLY MADE US SOUND BETTER THAN WE REALLY ARE. I THINK IT’S OUR BEST PRODUCTION EVER.
9- And how do you use to work on the songwriting?
USUALLY TIM COMES UP WITH RIFFS AT HOME AND HIM AND JIM FLESH THEM OUT JUST ABOUT EVERY WEEK AT PRACTICE. I USUALLY WAIT TIL THEY HAVE THE BARE BONES OF THE SONG SORTED OUT AND TRY TO GIVE INPUT FORM AN OUTSIDE STANDPONT. MIKE B. USUALLY DOESNT TRY TO SING ON THE NEW STUFF WIL WE HAVE IT FLESHED OUT ALL THE WAY TO THE END. SUTFF CHANGES OVER TIME, BUT THE CORE OF THE BAND IS JIM AND TIM.
10 – Finally, what are you near-future plans?
MORE BEER, MORE HEADBANGING AND MORE METAL. MAYBE SOME SHOWS.
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.
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