Pale Horseman Interview
Interview with Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (http://petesrocknewsandviews.com) with Eric Ondo co-guitarist/vocalist of Pale Horseman
PD What type of artist are you?
EO. Pale Horseman is a four piece sludge metal band from the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois – U.S.A.
PD. Tell us the brief history of yourself.
EO. We started the band in early 2012 and have been going strong ever since. We have previously self-released three full length albums and one vinyl split with The Mound Builders on Failure Records. On 12/8/2017, our 4th full length album will be released on Black Bow Records.
PD. Who are your musical and non-musical influences?
EO. We all have many musical influences including Godflesh, Neurosis, Autopsy, Earthride, and many other genres. Non-musical influences would include traveling, landscape, geography, and good beer!
PD. What are your dreams and goals?
EO. Our dreams and goals are fairly simple. We hope to do some touring in the near future and to play at more festivals.
PD. Who writes your songs, what are they about?
EO. Andre Almaraz (guitar/vocals), and I (Eric Ondo – guitar/vocals) write the majority of the music & lyrics. Our songs mostly have references to the apocalypse, the paranormal, and ancient history.
PD. How do you promote your band and shows?
EO. Most of our promotion is done online through different websites including Facebook, The Chicago Metal Factory, Dewar PR, and many more. Andre handles the majority of our gig booking. We have also had a great deal of help from Shane Merrill and Empire Productions.
PD. What do you think about downloading music online?
EO. I think it is great as far as getting our music out there. I am personally a bit more old school, in that I still enjoy buying a physical copy of an album, especially when it’s purchased directly from the band.
PD. What’s your outlook on the record industry today?
EO. It definitely has changed a bit over the years but we are very optimistic about our new partnership with Black Bow Records. I will say that it does suck that there are not many record stores out there anymore.
PD. What song do you wish you’d written and why?
EO. There are many songs that are masterpieces but I’ll name the first to pop into my head – “Fighting The Devils Inside You” by Earthride. I chose this song because it blew me away the first time I heard it!
PD. What are some of your pet peeves?
EO. People who talk shit behind someone’s back, and EMO music.
PD. What is your proudest moment in music?
EO. At this point in time, I would have to say it was when we played at Metro in Chicago with the mighty Bongripper earlier this year.
PD. Tell us about your next shows and why we should be there.
EO. Our next show will be a very pivotal moment for us because it is our official release of “The Fourth Seal” on Black Bow Records! We are expecting this to be a great night of bands with Hypnochron, DeathCult, and Faces Of The Bog, all sharing the stage with us. Being friends with all of these guys will help in our celebration and we hope to see you all there!
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