Otherworldly Entity – Interview

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

PD: What type of artist are you?

OE: We’re numetal/alt rock according to the playlists we show up on


PD: Tell us the brief history of yourself.

OE: We formed the band back in 2018 in support of my solo album DICHOTOMY. We initially went by the name “John Harris and the Otherworldly Entities,” but then we had the amazing opportunity to play with numetal legends Cold. It was life-changing, and after that we rebranded the band to OTHERWORLDLY ENTITY. As a band, we’re one entity.


PD: Who are your musical and non-musical influences.

OE: As a band, I think we look a lot at the early 2000s bands. System of a Down, Deftones, Cold, Staind, but we like to do things our way. Zlatko and I met playing folk/ Americana style music, and we hit it off right away. So we draw a lot of influence from that world, too.


PD: What are your dreams and goals?

OE: Personally, I want to be able to help people. Whether it’s through our message, our music, or it’s through the influence that comes with that, I just want to make the world a little better than it was when I got here.


PD: Who writes your songs, what are they about?

OE: We all write our music, but I am the main lyricist. For me, I try to keep things genuine and personal. I think vulnerability is the core to good music.


PD: How do you promote your band and shows?

OE: We’re lucky to have a great network of media and press, but we also have an amazing fan base that helps us get the word out.


PD: What do you think about downloading music online?

OE: I don’t think there’s anything wrong with it. I think if you’re a real fan of a band, you’ll support them however you can.


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

OE: Funeral Derangement by Ice Nine Kills. I think it’s the most underrated love song, and I am a softy for love songs.


PD: What are some of your pet peeves?

OE: Dishonesty. I feel like people spend so much time fearing the truth, but I’d rather hear an ugly truth than a pretty lie.


PD: What is your proudest moment in music?

OE: I think a lot of people would criticize me for this, but last year we played a show called Metalfest in Syracuse, NY. A couple of hours before our set, I was on the stage setting up some gear and it was raining. I slipped off the stage, and fell about 6 feet down into pavement. I fractured my skull, broke some bones, tore my arm open and ended up having a seizure. I still managed to get on stage and it was one of our best performances ever. I had blood dripping down my arm and my head, could barely stand, but I sang my heart out. After we got off stage, I took some selfies with some people and then was rushed to the emergency room. A couple weeks later we were back on stage at Metal In The Mountains in Pipestem, WV.


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

OE: We just finished our newest song “Monster Inside You” and released the music video for it. Now, we’re preparing for two shows in Rochester, NY including May 14 when we’re returning to the stage with Cold.


PD: What music have you available online and where can we buy it from?

OE: We have our first EP Cataclysm as well as other singles available to stream on all major platforms, but we also have CDs and merch available at our website

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