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Interview: for all the emptiness

For those unfamiliar with your band’s history, can you tell us all how you all met up and decided to  start a band?

many years ago, back in high school an idea was slowly forming. i wanted to make music that was a mix between industrial music and musical theater. for a long time, it remained an idea in the back of my head. i was playing around with software, and hardware but never took the idea seriously. a number of people joined and left over time, however the heart of the project was myself.

a number of years passed by and i watched a video where i saw a musician break a fight during his show. the fighters ended up hugging and working it all out.

i witnessed the power of art, and i knew that i wanted to strive to that moment when the world is made better because of art.

Who would you list as your musical influence?

my influences are generally structured and melodic. on the electronic side they range from Seabound, Neuroticfish, Icon Of Coil, Cruxshadows, VNV Nation, Apoptygma berzerk, and Evil’s Toy. The heavy metal in me enjoys Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Within Temptation, Theater of Tragedy, Rammstein, and Metallica. the pop music ranges from Robyn, Lady Gaga, to Adam Lambert and Elton John. of course musical theater like Les Mis, Evita, Sunset Boulevard, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Tommy. like most people, i could go on and on, but that would be a good list.

What’s the coolest thing that’s happened to you as a band since you started up?

the best part about the project is that through all the hardship and terrible people around there are some magnificent human beings. the fact that i was able to meet so many amazing people and interact with them is easily the best part.

what are your hopes and dreams as a band for the next few years.

in the near future i am hoping to release more videos, a remix version of the new ep, and tour more. as for the distant future, it’s really the same, release more music and tour places i have never performed in before.

what are some of your favorite albums from the past few years?

Jonny McGovernGayest of all Time

Robyn – Body Talk

Do you see any real use for social media , or is it all just a pain in the ass to keep up with?

social media provides musicians who choose not to be on labels the ability to communicate and advertise. we (people who make music) no longer use bootlegs, mixtapes, radio, or tv. we use facebook, twitter, youtube, and kickstarter.

Do you pay attention to reviews or comments from people about your music or do you just turn that noise off.

i try not to, i can read one hundred things about myself or the music that is positive, but if i see something negative that is the thing i will remember. regardless of the comments, the music is unaffected. i will make music which i enjoy, and i don’t focus on what would make others say.

If you could tour anywhere in the world , where would you want to go?

i would be interested in europe, perhaps a month or two. 6 days a week. that would be fun.

Can music save the mortal soul or is just a good backbeat to your life?

in reality there is no such a thing as a soul. artistically speaking, yes it can save ‘the mortal soul’. in reality it can make people happy, it can change the hearts, and minds.

Any last thoughts for your fans?

thank you all for listening and coming to our shows, if you ever see myself or another member of the band please say hi.

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