Divinist – Interview

Interview with Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (

PD:  How would you describe yourself or your band as an artist?

D: Dark, heavy and sludgy.


PD: Can you tell us briefly about your background – i.e. where you’re from, how you came to make music, etc.

D: We’ve just made music since we’ve been in high school. Eric started playing bass with us and we’ve been fucking around ever since.


PD: Who and what inspires you to make music, both in terms of musical and other influences? What do you like to write about in your songs?

D: Horror movies and terrible shit that people do are what our songs are about. We’re inspired by old shit like Zepplin and the Doors and metal from way back like Sabbath and Wizard like every other doom band.


PD: What are your aspirations as an artist?

D: To make more music- drown people in riffs.


PD: What is the proudest moment in your music career so far?

D: The release of our new EP.


PD: Promoting one’s music is such a challenge these days, especially with so many new artists emerging from bedrooms in the day of the home studio. How is that going?

D: Well, we recorded in a home studio so… it’s going pretty well. We’ve promoted ourselves up until this point.


PD: And how do you book and promote your live shows and tours? Any performances coming up?

D: We’re just trying to pump out a bunch of music before we start thinking about shows.


PD: What do you think about downloading music online? What about streaming sites like Spotify?

D: It’s badass. Streaming put us in literally everyone’s pocket. It gives people the chance to listen to other bands that they’re not familiar with without having to buy a cd or album just to try them out.


PD: What song do you wish you’d written and why?

D: We’re content with writing our own music and what we’re putting out.


PD: Is there anything you don’t like about the music industry, which you would change if you could?

D: We wish there wasn’t so much greed and competition. Record contracts are nice to have promotion, but going on tour and barely eating seems super unattractive.


PD: So, what are you working on at the moment?

D: We have mad songs we’re finishing up and are getting ready to release- they’re pretty sweet. At the moment, we’re working on promoting the EP we just released on March 3rd.


PD: Where can we learn more about you and buy your music/merch online?

D: We’re on facebook, bandcamp, instagram and spotify.

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