PD. What type of artist are you?
Zach: I hit things with sticks till it seems like art. I’m also a master of multiple realities
Pete: I make metal strings under tension sound like music
Joe: The type that plays bass.
Doug: We are metal artists!
PD. Tell us the brief history of yourself.
Zach: A very long time ago, in a Galaxy far far away, I took flight and landed on earth to melt faces
Pete: I was born, did some stuff, learned guitar, did some more stuff and here I am.
Joe: I grew up and here I am.
Doug: Grew up in a small town in Vermont called Satans Kingdom, ran around in the woods for a while but now I’m having the time of my life.
PD. Who are your musical and non-musical influences?
Zach: Blake Richardson is my favorite drummer, but I’m a huge Mike Portnoy and Zappa fan too. Bill Dance is my non musical hero.
Pete: Tosin Abasi from Animals as Leaders, Black Dahlia Murder, Frank Zappa.
Joe: Metallica, Primus, System of a down.
Doug: Death Angel, Dissection, Death, Scale the Summit.
PD. What are your dreams and goals?
Zach: World domination via Crypitus
Pete: I want to make music all the time and not have to work a day.
Joe: World Domination.
Doug: Where ever it is that I do or am, I just want to be happy doing it.
PD. Who writes your songs, what are they about?
Zach: Doug writes the lyrics. I think we have a song about Apple pie.
Pete: Doug does the lyrics but we all contribute to the instrument portion. They’re about life, volcanoes, the state of the world we live in, apple pie.
Doug: A lot of my themes are dystopian, songs about the force of nature, and the mind.
PD. How do you promote your band and shows?
Zach: We use the internet to harass people into going to our events. We still plaster the town with fliers before a show as well.
Pete: If we have a show in our hometown, we hang up fliers. Otherwise it’s Facebook for the most part.
Doug: Social media is a good start, that’s the easiest way to connect with a lot of our fans.
What do you think about downloading music online?
Pete: I think online streaming and downloading is great. It lets little known bands get discovered without so much of the work they used to have to do.
Doug: It opens up a huge door to get your music out there for sure! Bandcamp is my favorite platform to download from because I know that’s one of the best websites for artists to not get destroyed by fees and taxes. CDBABY isn’t bad either.
PD. What song do you wish you’d written and why?
Doug: Toto – Africa because holy crap I can’t go anywhere without hearing someone play that.
PD. What are some of your pet peeves?
Zach: My biggest peeve is when someone doesn’t put the lid back on one of my jars tight or the cap on the toothpaste. But even worse is the rare occasion when music gets out of sync.
Pete: Breaking strings in the middle of songs
Joe: I hate being asked the same question over and over.
Doug: Unorganized people.
PD. What is your proudest moment in music?
Zach: Right now. We just finished our first tour and we are slaying.
Pete: Playing with Psychostick was amazing
Doug: The first show we had in Maine was amazing, so many genuine people, and a super packed venue!
PD. So what are you working on at the moment?
Zach: We’re working on finding a place to record our first full length album. We always have a bunch of new material in the works.
Pete: We’re working on finding a studio to record our first full length. One more tour for the summer and Herdflock festival too.
Doug: We are working on tightening some tunes for the record! Plus a few scattered shows across New England.
PD. Tell us about your next shows and why we should be there.
Pete: We’re touring the north east with Black Absence in a couple weeks and playing Herdflock in August. You should be there because we’ll be there and that’s where all the cool kids will be.
Doug: We play Revere MA on 8/24 with Alions from Maine! We love metal at the beach, who wouldn’t!
Band location – Rutland, Vermont
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