Interview with Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (http://petesrocknewsandviews.com)
PD. What type of artist are you?
P. Progressive instrumental metal, we also all come from a jazz and classical background.
PD. Tell us the brief history of yourself.
P. The three of us came together in 2015 jamming and playing, after a long time trying to find the right singer we decided that our style had changed into something completely different, so with that in mind we decided to remain instrumental
PD. Who are your musical and non-musical influences?
P. Individually we all have a wide range of influences from jazz to classical to metal. As a band we are mainly influenced by tool, mastodon, primus and animals as leaders. We’re obviously huge fans of Alex Grey as well
PD. What are your dreams and goals?
P. Playing and creating music is our biggest passion, our goal is to continue to write and share it with as many people as possible
PD. Who writes your songs, what are they about?
P. All three of us write and expand off each other. Usually one of us comes in with an idea and we expand it together.
PD. How do you promote your band and shows?
P. Usually through Social media and flyers. Our friends and fellow musicians help a lot too.
PD. What do you think about downloading music online?
P. It definitely hurts the bands, but so does Spotify and iTunes so what’s the difference? At the end of the day if people want to listen to us that means the world to us.
PD. What’s your outlook on the record industry today?
P. It’s pretty disgusting how bands get treated, the industry is supposed to be there to help bands but it seems like now the industry has turned into a black market. We have no interest in a contract, what we do want is people that can help us with business, not turn us into a product.
PD. What song do you wish you’d written and why?
P. Gangnam Style. That’s a stupid question.
PD. What are some of your pet peeves?
P. Artists that regurgitate the same garbage, Also venues that treat bands like shit, specifically Blackthorn 51 with Kevin Scondotto and Nikki Camp.
PD. What is your proudest moment in music?
P. Getting an encore
PD. Tell us about your next shows and why we should be there.
P. June 14th at the footlight
June 29th at Dingbatz
July 6th at lucky 13
We show a very personal side of ourselves when we perform because of what the music brings out of us. Our shows are very intimate, it’s a unique side of us you’ll never get on a record.
Band location – New York
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