Let's talk a little about the history of your band. When did you originally form and is this the original line-up?
Originally formed in spring of 2011 (March or April) - not the original lineup (was originally just Lord Azrith and Supreme Chancellor Wargoat)
Do you remember how the idea of forming the band first came up?
Lord Azrith and Wargoat had reconnected after a few years of not hanging out and decided they wanted to start a new band together. They were in Unholy Massacre in high school.
How would you categorize the style of the band?
Heavy Blackened Death Metal
What image do you want your music to convey to your fans?
That we hate religion, the world, and ourselves.
Who are your influences and how have they shaped your bands’ sound?
Cannibal Corpse, Dying Fetus, Dark Funeral, Immolation, Emperor, Nile, Kronos.
Those bands have shaped our writing process by giving us something to strive for.
Let's talk a little about your latest album what are the listeners in store for with this release?
The Sower Ov Discord is 8 tracks of pure blasphemy and hate at it's finest. Expect blast beats with all killer, no filler.
Where did record your latest release at?
Whiskey Bear Studios, mixed and mastered by Steven Miller.
Producers are a very important factor in recording a good record. Who did you use to produce your record?
Steven Miller of Steven Miller Recording.
Does the entire band contribute to the writing process?
Everyone contributes in their own way. The main writers are Michael and Stephen though.
How do you feel the band has evolved musically and personally over the last year?
We're really coming into our own sound that is recognizable, but also distinct in it's own way.
Where do you draw the inspiration for the songs you write?
History, war, religion, personal strife.
How important do you rate the lyrical side of your albums?
A 6/10 at least. Riffs first, lyrics second.
What are your current tour plans, if any?
We have a mini run in November with Serpentshrine, and then a 2 week run in January 2020 with our brothers in Gutted Alive.
Describe your live performance for those who have never seen you live?
We assume characters when we take the stage, we talk in exaggerated, growl-type voices and bear our custom made inverted cross along with our stage scrims. We hope to incorporate more stuff into our stage show, but we're working on that.
Do you see as we do that most local radio rarely support the up and coming new bands and even more local bands just starting out?
Yes. A local music shop to us used to play local bands over their speakers, but hasn't done that in awhile. I've never heard a local band on any public radio station.
What do you think of the music industry right now?
We think it's going in a better direction. More people are going to metal shows and buying music than ever before.
Did you find it hard to break into the business and what was the biggest obstacle you had to overcome?
To break into the business, not really. As for the biggest obstacle, it was definitively securing a stable lineup to tour and spread our name.
Tell us about your thoughts on your local music scene?
It's been drastically improving over the years, and it shows. If you book a sick show, people will come.
Are there any new and upcoming bands that you are into?
None that we can think of off the top of our head or we haven't heard em yet.
How has Social Media impacted your band?
It's given us a platform to spread our band worldwide to people that otherwise wouldn't knpow who we are, and that's pretty damn awesome.
Where can our readers find you on the web?
We have Facebook, Instagram, Soundcloud, Bandcamp, and a Twitter that we don't use.
What equipment is the band using and do you have any endorsements currently?
The guitarists and bassists use LTD guitars, Peavey, Marshall, and Acoustic cabs. Shure and Peavey mics.
Drummer: Drumsticks - Scorpion Percussion 2Bs. Pedals - Iron Cobra P910 Powerglide doublepedal with a replaced driveshaft. Drum Shells - Mapex M Series. Snare Drum - Mapex Steel Signature 14" or Tama Silverstar 13" Cymbals - A mix of Sabian and Paiste. Drumheads - Evans powerstroke on snare, EC2 clears on toms, EMAD on kick. Triggers - Roland TM2 into RTK-30 kick trigger.
Thanks for answering these questions. Do you have any last comments for our readers?
HAIL AND KILL COMING OUT IN 2020, BE READY FOR SICKNESS, MOTHERFUCKERS!
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