Interview with Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (http://petesrocknewsandviews.com)
PD: How would you describe your band?
Steve: It is getting really hard to put bands into a specific genre, we have a lot of elements of Black and Thrash Metal, yet also have an old school feel. People often say they are taken back to the 80s when they hear us. It’s a great compliment, but we don’t try to go for that old sound, it’s just part of who we are.
PD: Can you tell us briefly about your background – i.e. where you’re from, how you came to make music, etc.
Steve: We played our first live shows at the end of 2018 and continued to hit the scene hard in 2019. Our 5-song EP “What Darkness Brings” was released in 2020 and the world shut down 2-days after our CD release show due to the pandemic. We were able to play a few shows at the end of the year and started 2021 with a bang. We have a 10-song album coming out in early 2023, we were trying really hard to release it in 2022, but due to so many different circumstances we had to move back the date.
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?
Steve: There are so many great bands out there, inspiration continually hits you in the face. We write music that we would want to listen to, and try hard not to sound like anyone else. Life can turn on you pretty quick, it makes you remember how short our time here really is, and that you had better accomplish as much as possible while you still can. We have a song on the upcoming album called Fallen One, it’s about Lucifer’s fall from Heaven, the rise of the Antichrist, and the final war of Armageddon. There is one titled Requiem (World of Hurt) which is a sequel to Heaven Shall Forsake from the EP. There are songs about reincarnation, extraterrestrial life, serial killers, and much more.
PD: What is the proudest moment in your music career so far?
Trek: Playing the direct support slot for Soulfy, THAT was an amazing show!
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?
Trek: It’s constantly evolving, with so much being done on social media and the internet you have to really try and follow the trends, yet not lose sight of where your fanbase is…..so it’s tricky.
PD: And how do you book and promote your live shows and tours? Any performances coming up?
Trek: Booking we do through our network of friends, promoters and other bands we know, promoting is done mainly online through social media and internet radio. We are playing our first show outside the US in Agua Prieta Mexico on Nov, 11th with a local band, another bands from Tucson, AZ and a couple bands from Hermasillo, Mexico.
PD: What do you think about downloading music online? What about streaming sites like Spotify?
Trek: We live in the digital age, everyone wants everything accessible at their fingertips, online access gives people worldwide an opportunity to buy or listen to your music. Spotify IS where the music industry operates these days, and for many people where their music collection is.
PD: What song do you wish you’d written and why?
Trek- “You Can’t Kill Rock and Roll” by Ozzy, not just because of the lyrics, but the musical mastery that was done with the arrangement.
PD: Is there anything you don’t like about the music industry, which you would change if you could?
Trek: The fact that a lot of “promoters” book shows, but don’t PROMOTE them. (unless you’re playing with an established national act)
PD: So, what are you working on at the moment?
Zack: We are currently in the process of mastering our upcoming album, we’re extremely excited about this and can’t wait to release it, it’s going to blow people away! We are also working on music videos for our upcoming singles, as well as getting a start on new material to roll out in 2023.
PD: Where can we learn more about you and buy your music/merch online?
Zack: To find out more about us, visit our Facebook, Instagram, Bandcamp and website, you can also hit us up at NeverReborn@outlook.com. Our music is up on all major platforms, we also have our official music video for “Heaven Shall Forsake” available on YouTube, as well as live footage. Our merch can be found at neverreborn.bandcamp.com/merch. We just restocked most of our apparel, we have shirts, hats, buttons, stickers, signed CD’s, and have started stocking magnets.
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One thought on “Never Reborn – Interview”
What a outstanding band…..takes you through all times of metal!!!!!
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