Even In Death – Interview

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

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

EID: We are a collection of very different personalities and tastes that blend our talents into a heavy but groove oriented style of music.


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

EID: Our band was originally started in 2013 in San Antonio, Texas. Over time various members came and went until we landed on our current lineup.

Led by veteran front man Sean Nations, a fixture on the Texas Metal scene for years and has been a member of several acts that have toured both regionally and nationally. Sean brings a dynamic presence to Even in Death both on and off stage with his powerful vocal style and charismatic persona.

The guitar duties are handled by the duo lead guitar attack of Anthony Carrillo and James Garza both of whom besides showing off their guitar wizardry have energetic stage presence and unique guitar styles that compliment each other well. Anthony Carrillo also brings the added experience of having toured with various acts both nationally and internationally.

Driving the band and bringing the thunder for the rhythm section are bassist Anthony Aleman and Drummer Frankie Diaz Deleon. Anthony, a veteran of the Texas music scene has toured regionally and nationally with various acts and is a dynamic bassist who brings non-stop energy to the stage as well as strong backup vocals for the band. Frankie, an incredible drummer, brings both fury and passion to the band with an aggressive style of drumming that drives the band and gives that little bit of an extra edge to the music.


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?

EID: Our music is created from  a mix of things such as life events, news we get influenced by and subject matter that peaks our interests.


PD: What are your aspirations as an artist?

EID: Originally it was artists like Metallica, Judas Priest and other classics then it moved into Pantera, Nine Inch Nails and we’re still fans today as well so other bands that are more current like Bad Omens,


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

EID: Playing Rocklahoma with FFDP, Megadeth and Korn last year was an awesome experience. Hopefully the first of many.


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.

EID: How is that going? It’s a full time job in itself! From creating ads, to posting on all our platforms and constantly making sure we have a presence online it takes a lot of dedication.


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

EID: We currently self promote and book but are actively looking to sign with a booking agency so if you’re one and interested hit us up! We are getting ready to do a west coast to midcoast run with the band HED p.e.

07.19 Gold Field Trading Post Sacramento, CA

07.20 Silver Moon Brewing Bend, OR

07.21 Rustix Pub Portland, OR

07.22 El Corazon Seattle, WA

07 24 Club David, Sioux Falls, SD

07.25 1867 Bar Lincoln, NE

07.26 Stockyard Rock Bar Rockford, IL

07.27 Piere’s  Entertainment Center Ft. Wayne, IN

07.28 Hobart Theatre Hobart, IN


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

EID: The way music is consumed now has really changed how bands release music these days. It went from putting out an entire ten song album at once to promoting and releasing singles every few months, It’s like it was when bands started in the 50’s and 60’s and now has come full circle. Though I do wish artists got paid more for streaming revenue I do appreciate sites like Spotify because they give the smaller bands like ours the power to distribute our music the same as the big bands do it.


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

EID: There are so many that I we’d spend hours going over them and why they move me.


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

EID: I do wish that there were better ways to get a band into the bigger shows and festivals as opposed to a closed circuit like it is now. I do understand that not everyone is ready for the big stage though they may think they are but even when you are ready it’s difficult to make the jump.


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

EID: We are currently working on a follow up release for our next album.


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

EID: You can find everything you need to know about Even In death at our website and buy our merch and music there too-

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