Interview with Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (http://petesrocknewsandviews.com)
PD: What type of artist are you?
CR: Death metal band
PD: Tell us the brief history of yourself.
CR: We started doing this by releasing songs online, and realised a lot of our friends loved the songs and we got asked to play shows over and over. We finally decided to get together a band and everything else just came naturally from there
PD: Who are your musical and non-musical influences?
CR: My music influences are definitely Dave Mustaine of Megadeth, Children of Bodom, Def Leppard. Non musical influences are all the horror movies I watch. They heavily influence our music and feel.
PD: What are your dreams and goals?
CR: Our dreams are to continue to grow this band and continue to tour and grow our fanbase. We love being on the road and hanging with everyone at shows.
PD: Who writes your songs, what are they about?
CR: I typically start the writing process and bring full or mostly complete ideas to the band. Then everyone refines the songs with their ideas. Our songs are just about the dark parts of life, creepy things, dark things.
PD: How do you promote your band and shows?
CR: We are heavily active on social media to promote the band and releases. Even when we do shows and tours, it is heavily promoted on social media. We hang out with our fans on live streams, and create new content as much as possible.
PD: What do you think about downloading music online?
CR: I think streaming is great. We’re in a time now where streaming is finally becoming accepted and in a few years I can’t wait to see where it takes us. There is talk about NFT’s now, which will be sort of the next level of digital income for bands. It’s cool, and for those that don’t enjoy it as much there will always be physical media as well.
PD: What song do you wish you’d written and why?
CR: Awesome question. Probably anything off the Def Leppard Hysteria album, because the entire album was one hit song after another. That would have been an amazing experience. Any of the older albums… maybe for me, because of the process before the digital age. I enjoy reading or hearing about how albums were created back then.
PD: What are some of your pet peeves?
CR: People that drive slow in the fast lane!
PD: What is your proudest moment in music?
CR: There are so many, but my proudest moments are finding the best band members in the world to do this with. We’ve sacrificed so much and have had the funnest moments. Touring is probably our collective proudest moment. It’s so much fun for us and we’ve built up an amazing fan base across the country.
PD: So what are you working on at the moment?
CR: We are working on another single to be released later this year! I wish I had some more info but we’re just finishing up some final touches and mixing it this month so I don’t have any release date info yet.
PD: What music have you available online and where can we buy it from
CR: You can find all of our music for purchase on our webstore or Bandcamp. Here are the links to both
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