Mortal Infinity – Interview
Interview with Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (http://petesrocknewsandviews.com)
PD. What type of artist are you?
MI. A simple one. We make classical bay area type thrash, spiced up with some hardcore and death metal. Pretty simple, right?
PD. Tell us the brief history of yourself.
MI. We formed Mortal Infinity 10 years ago, we managed to write an EP and three albums, despite problems that most bands have: Changing lineups, the difficulties in the music business and getting the band alligned with our personal lifes. That is an achievement we’re proud of!
PD. Who are your musical and non-musical influences?
MI. Everything from the big names in heavy music of the last thrity years, like Slayer and Lamb of God, up until recent acts like for example Power Trip are our main influences. Obviously, we have other influences outside of music that play a role in our crative process, such as movies for example.
PD. What are your dreams and goals?
MI. Goals are on the one hand to be a band with integrity. We do not like to curry favour with somebody just to get attention or support, if it doesn’t feel right. On the other hand, we try to pull off our own thing, meaning to be true to yourself and only really do the type of music you really love and don’t make just what you believe most people would like to hear.
PD. Who writes your songs, what are they about?
MI. Everybody in the band is involved in creating new material. Either by actively writing riffs or lyrics, or by reviewing and analyzing new song ideas. We run thtrough a full pre-production phase with all material being self-recorded before even entering a studio.
PD. How do you promote your band and shows?
MI. Like everybody these days I guess… you hang around the internet and tell everybody on social media what your’re doing all day 😉 But seriously, most professional promotion that you’re getting offered these days is not worth it’s money, because big brother Google is in the game anyhow. Apart from that, we promoted our last record “In Cold Blood” via our budy Marcus from “MetalMessage”, who at last is a guy who actually try to support the artists he’s working with. Thanks for that!
PD. What do you think about downloading music online?
MI. Doesn’t really matter what we think about it. It’s part of the game now. And anyhow, nobody is downloading anymore, illegally or legally. Everybody is just streaming. I understand as I am a music consumer myself, that a customer wants it as easy and cheap as possible. Unfortunately, not much money flows back to the creator, at least not to the small ones. I really hope that the upcoming years bring changes for the small artists and support them better.
PD. What song do you wish you’d written and why?
MI. We don’t envy anybody else for the great music that they’ve created. We’ve created some nasty riffs by ourselves for which we’re proud of having written.
PD. What are some of your pet peeves?
MI. Stingy venue operators. We played a club once, where we had a freezing cold backstage area, because the guy didn’t want to turn up the heating. Seriously?!
PD. What is your proudest moment in music?
MI. We’re very proud of our new music video for “Misanthropic Collapse”. It was produced on a budget with the entire concept worked out by ourselves. Always a proud moment as well of course is seeing people really fired up in front of stage at a show of us. That really wants you to continue doing this!
PD. So what are you working on at the moment?
MI. At the moment we are in live mode playing shows with “In Cold Blood” in the package. Obviously, we are also thinking ahead on how new material could emerge.
PD. Tell us about your next shows and why we should be there.
MI. For info on our upcoming shows check our social media instagram@mortal_infinity and facebook.com/mortalinfintiy.
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