Sunday, March 13, 2011

The Dead Interview

1. Can you update us with what is going on with the band these days?
The Dead (Chris): We have almost completed recording our next album. Should be out on Diabolical Conquest Records around /June.

2. How would you describe the musical sound of the new album, and how does it differ from previous releases?
The Dead: I'd say it is our most 'musical' offering to date, having said that, it is our most primitive sounding release in both songwriting and production . We are doing the whole recording ourselves this time, so we will have no-one to blame but ourselves!

3. How would you describe the lyrical content of the new album and what are some ideas that came into your head when writing the lyrics?
The Dead: Well I can't speak for why Mike writes what he does, I've no idea really . I know he likes "killing n shit"

4. What is the meaning and inspiration behind the bands name?
The Dead: The inspiration was to not sound like a metal band. Last thing the world needs is another metal band.

5.Have you had any oppurtunities to do any live shows yet, if so what are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and how would you describe your stage performance?
The Dead: We've been playing live since 2005 so we have a few shows under our belt. Our best show was supporting Obituary at a small, local club.The promoter was a drug-addled dick and started ranting at us that we were late for a soundcheck (that never happened) and we won't be playing blah blah.... We set up in 5 minutes and started playing which shut his fat, greasy, speed-frothing mouth. The Obituary guys were really cool tho.

6. Are there any current side projects besides this band, or is this a full time line-up?
The Dead: I play in a side project with Aphotic Mote from Portal but it's not metal. The other guys - this is their main band.

7. On a worldwide level, how has your music been recieved by stoner/doom/death metal fans worldwide?
The Dead: Some people like it, some don't. More people generally contact you if they like it than if they don't so the scale is weighted in numbers to those people.

8. What direction do you see your music heading into on future releases?
The Dead: No idea. At this stage we have put any new ideas on hold until the album comes out. Then we will start the process again and see what comes out.

9. Are any of the members into black metal, on one of the songs I noticed a black metal feel?
Yea we enjoy music of all kind, even Black Metal haha. Actually the other guys are more into it than I am. I couldn't really hold much of a conversation about it.

10. What are some band or musical styles that have influenced your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
The Dead: All three of us have extremely varied taste but we all agree on the classics like Morbid Angel, Bolt Thrower, Voivod, Black Sabbath etc etc as being great . I'm currently listening to a lot of Laura Marling. Mike is probably listening to 80's thrash or death and Adam hopefully is listening to our album while mixing it.

11. Outside of music, what are some of your interests?
The Dead: Mike likes video games, Adam likes working on his muscles and I like to buy shit I don't need and/or can't afford.

12. Any final words or thoughts before we wrap up this interview?
The Dead: Yes... if I see another three word band name I'll vomit.
- thanks for the interest in the band.

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