Lunar – Interview
Interview with Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (http://petesrocknewsandviews.com)
PD: What type of artist are you?
BL: Literally? A metal musician. But if I were to answer with a little more self-analysis, I’d say the procrastinating type.
PD: Tell us the brief history of yourself.
BL: I was born in Sylmar, CA. Raised in Los Angeles for the most of my childhood. My parents moved around a lot for a while until I ended up in Whittier, CA in 2001. I started playing guitar at 13 years of age and met the Exmortus guys a few years later. They gave me my start and are an integral part to my history. Since then, I’ve been fortunate enough to jam with a lot of amazing musicians and have made many friends along the way.
PD: Who are your musical and non-musical influences?
BL: Musical influences can vary from bands like Maiden and Priest, to groups like Snarky Puppy, or individuals like Jacob Collier, Guthrie Govan, and Victor Wooten.
Non-musical would probably movies, friends, family, and life experiences.
PD: What are your dreams and goals?
BL: Dreams would be to have a sustainable living off of my craft, buy a home, and eventually have my own little studio. Goals vary from writing a solo album, to playing Wacken Open Air or anywhere around the world that is interested in what we’re doing.
PD: Who writes your songs, what are they about?
BL: Alex Bosson is the mastermind behind Lunar and does most of, if not all of the writing. We get to add our own spin on a few things and have creative freedom of expression, but he develops structures, lyrical content, themes, and overall direction for this project. He is a creative machine and always has ideas ruminating. As for what the songs are about, I’d say a reflection of life experiences and the human condition. But that’s just my own interpretation.
PD: How do you promote your band and shows?
BL: Social Media platforms like Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Bandcamp, as well as through great media outlets like this one!
PD: What do you think about downloading music online?
BL: I think it’s awesome! What better way to get your music into the hands of an individual than with the ability to download it or stream it directly via a phone? One can only hope that the music resonates enough with each listener to want to support the band after the fact. Please support your artists!
PD: What song do you wish you’d written and why?
BL: Oof. That’s a tough question. If I had to pick one, I’d say Thriller by Michael Jackson. That song as well, as so many others of his, have changed the world. Not to mention the monumental success of that song.
PD: What are some of your pet peeves?
BL: Dishonesty is the first that comes to mind. Another would probably be rude people. Oh, and being out of tune. Ha-ha!
PD: What is your proudest moment in music?
BL: Having people we’ve never met sing our music live, or hearing that our music has affected them positively in any shape or form. Knowing that what we’ve worked so hard on can reverberate so deeply with others sometimes is inspiring and motivating all on its own.
PD: So what are you working on at the moment?
BL: Working on tracking all my parts for the 3rd Lunar album, Novareign’s sophomore album, and writing for Judicator’s next album! A few other projects are in the works but don’t want to count my chicken’s before they hatch.
PD: What music have you got available online and where can we buy it from?
BL: The music for Lunar and all other projects are available on most streaming sites like Spotify, iTunes Music, YouTube, etc.
The place to buy would be via bandcamp – lunarbandofficial.bandcamp.com
There are lots of different options of merch; posters, t-shirts, etc plus the first 2 albums available on CD, limited edition cassette tape and “Theogony” is available on a limited vinyl pressing as well.
Thank you guys again for the questions and hope to catch up with Pete’s Rock News again real soon! Cheers!