Interview with Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (http://petesrocknewsandviews.com)
PD: What type of artist are you?
Jay: Hopefully an interesting and unique one.
PD: Tell us the brief history of yourself.
Jay: I was born a long time ago, fortunately I was raised a music obsessive from an early age, started playing guitar at age 10 or 11.
PD: Who are your musical and non-musical influences?
Jay: Too many to list, but I will do my best. Black Sabbath, Pink Floyd, Megadeth, Morbid Angel, Dystopia, Acid Bath, David Cronenberg, Dario Argento, Philip K Dick, William S. Burroughs, Lucio Fulci, The Mars Volta, Takashi Miike, Shinya Tsukamoto, Rod Serling, HP Lovecraft, JG Ballard, Max Ernst, Genesis P. Orridge, etc
PD: What are your dreams and goals?
Jay: Depends on the day, but mostly I want to be as musically productive as possible.
PD: Who writes your songs, what are they about?
Jay: Fortunately we all contribute to the writing. Yes, there may be one of us who comes up with a basic idea for a song, but there isn’t a single song without a contribution from each of us.
PD: How do you promote your band and shows?
Jay: Mostly through our various social media sites
What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?
PD: What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?
Jay: Other than the ones listed above, we use bandcamp for posting our music.
PD: What do you think about downloading music online?
Jay: Its fine if that is your thing.
PD: What song do you wish you’d written and why?
Jay: Any Acid Bath song
PD: What are some of your pet peeves?
Jay: Being talked down to/being condescending.
PD: What is your proudest moment in music?
Jay: Playing the Whiskey A Go-Go when I was 17. That place is a corrupt shithole nowadays, but my Dad used to tell me stories about going to see The Doors there and stuff when he was younger, so when I played there he was super proud of me.
PD: So what are you working on at the moment?
Jay: Fortunately we are always productive, always writing new songs. And now since shows are slowly starting to happen again, rehearsing!
PD: What music have you available online and where can we buy it from?
Jay: We have an EP we released last year, and our debut full length will be released Sept. 24th on Sentient Recordings. You can listen to us here: https://kesem23.bandcamp.com/