Casket Robbery – Interview
Interview with Cory Scheider of Casket Robbery and Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (http://petesrocknewsandviews.com)
PD: What type of artist are you?
CS: We are a death metal band. Intense and unrelenting.
PD: Tell us the brief history of yourself.
CS: I (Cory) am one of the founding members of the band. The band started as a recording project, but quickly gained attention from our friends and peers and we were asked to do shows. We didn’t have a full band at the time so we just asked some friends to learn the songs and jump in. From there we just kept hitting it hard, doing shows, and upping our production on each release. It’s been growing since day one and we just keep hitting it hard. The band has taken us on multiple U.S. tours, festivals, and we’ve played with so many killer bands! We’re also very stoked to be announcing a new music video and single coming out in the next couple months.
PD: Who are your musical and non-musical influences?
CS: Our musical influences are all over the place. Anywhere from Lamb of God to tons of genres outside of metal. Our biggest influence is horror movies. They kind of set the tone and mood for how we want our music to sound. Like a sound track to a death metal slasher movie. The music has to keep hitting the listener constantly and never stop.
PD: What are your dreams and goals?
CS: Creating music, touring and consistently growing this bigger and bigger as we go. We love our fans and we love to play live. We are constantly looking for opportunities to grow this band bigger to reach more people.
PD: Who writes your songs, what are they about?
CS: I typically write the songs in the beginning stages and then I bring them to the band and we all go through them and add changes and ideas to bring everything to life. Megan writes the lyrics. We stick to a horror/dark theme throughout the lyrics and music. The music has to suit the vibe of Megan’s lyrics so we kind of write the music and lyrics together and fit all the pieces together like a puzzle.
PD: How do you promote your band and shows?
CS: We pride our selves on promoting online. From day one we were always trying to embrace the online promotion and new social media that was coming out. Digital streaming, digital releases, connecting with our fans and inviting them into our band process. I think that is the best way to grow. It’s like a grass roots style online. Connecting with one fan at a time.
PD: What do you think about downloading music online?
CS: This is still a touchy subject for some reason but I believe streaming is the future and we have fully embraced it since the beginning of the band. At this point in our own career we believe in letting people have the choice to download or stream our music for free in hopes that we connect with them later on at a deeper level. I’d rather make one friend/fan by giving them a free download and chatting with them.
PD: What’s your outlook on the record industry today?
CS: It’s like the wild west. I’ve heard other people say this too and I think it’s best described this way. There isn’t really any set rules to how to run a band. Like the old days, there was a clear cut formula to use. Now, the bands that stand out are the ones that make up their own rules. It’s pretty awesome that way. Each band is their own thing and unique that way.
PD: What song do you wish you’d written and why?
CS: Wow, what a crazy, hard question. I wish I would have written any Megadeth song. If I could riff like those guys it would be a dream for me haha
PD: What are some of your pet peeves?
CS: Another tough one. I guess working with people that say one thing and never follow through. Constantly having to ask people “hey, what’s going on with that thing you brought up two months ago,” a million times. And people that drive slow in the left lane.
PD: What is your proudest moment in music?
CS: Everything we do makes me really proud. We’ve come a long way and made it through so many hard times and sacrifices. We work so hard, constantly at what we do and that makes me proud.
PD: Tell us about your next shows and why we should be there.
CS: We have an awesome run of midwest shows coming up to promote a new single we will be releasing this summer. Our live show is intense and in your face, check us out at these dates. And thank you so much for the interview!!!
6.29 Sioux Falls, SD @ Icon Event Hall + Lounge
7.12 Dubuque, IA @ The Lift
7.13 Madison, WI – SMP Presents Midsummer Metal Mayhem 2019 @ The Wisco
7.25 Green Bay, WI – Midsummer Madness Featuring Casket Robbery and more! @ SV2
7.26 Kenosha, WI @ Hattrix Baby!!
7.27 Menomonie, WI – Zymurderfest 2019 @ Zymurgy Brewing Company
8.9 Minneapolis, MN – Cerberus Entertainment Fest @ Hollywood Roadhouse
8.10 Rhinelander, WI – Project Mayhem @ Camp George Campground
8.17 Sioux Falls, SD – Eat Your Face Metal Feast
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