Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Earthling Interview


1.Can you tell us a little bit about the band for those that have never heard of you before?

Brently- Earthling is our interpretation of what we love; Rock 'n' Roll, Heavy Metal.
2. How would you describe your musical sound?

Alan- Dark, primitive, raw, and deeply rooted in influences from across the board of Heavy metal, Punk, Crust, and Hard rock

3. What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?

Alan- Destruction, society, nature, freedom, death, resent.

4. What is the meaning and inspiration behind the bands name?

Alan- you could interpret it in a lot of ways, but it was meant to reflect the primitive, down to earth style we intend for our music to convey.

5. What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and how would you describe your stage performance?
Brently- The funnest shows I have played are house shows. House shows are almost always energetic and carefree, but in reference to big shows, I thoroughly enjoyed playing with Possessed, Vektor and Absu.

6. Do you have any touring plans for the future?

Alan- We will be on the road with Inter Arma, April 19th-28th. mostly north-eastern US. There is another tour in the works for late may, but im waiting to anounce until all dates are confirmed. Beyond that we hope to be on the road as much as possible in the near future.

7. Currently you are signed to Forcefield Records, how did you get in contact with this label and how would you describe the support they have given you so far?

Alan- We have known Tim for years and generally party with him whenever we play Richmond. Right around the time we were thinking about recording Dark Path, Our buddy Steven, from Inter Arma had the same idea and got the wheels turning for the forcefeild release. Forcefeild has been great so far, all we expected and more!

8. On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of underground music?
Brently- The feedback has been very positive so far; lots of kind words, good reviews and support on a monetary level through social networking sites. Merchandise sales and a crowd on the roadobviously help keep gas in the van and help with band morale, but a good review keeps spirits high at homeA personal drive and work ethic will only take you so far if you are consistently getting kicked in the pants by everyone around you.

9. What is going on with the other musical projects these days?

Brently- I play in a Crust band called Thrones Of Deceit and I'm currently working on another project called Eso. Thrones should be recording in the next few months and there isn't much on the plate as faras touring. Eso is in its infancy.
Alan- I play bass in a heavy metal / hard rock band called Valkyrie. We just did a few shows this winter celebrating the bands 10th year of activity. Were currently writing material for a 3rd album in the not so distant future. Praveen plays guitar in a black/death metal band called Orthrus. They just recorded an album last year that should be out soon. Keep an eye out for that for sure, Deffinitly worth a listen!

10. What direction do you see your music heading into on future releases?

Alan- We are currently writing new material, pretty much in the same vain as the old. Fast raw and aggressive with a lot of shredding guitars. Brently just bought a double bass pedal, so that is probably the most notable difference, Dark path is all single kick.

11. What are some bands or musical styles that have influenced your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
Praveen- Budgie, Budgie, Budgie, Budgie!
Brently- Recently I've been listening to a lot of Willie NelsonAndy the Doorbum, Captain Beefheart,Craft, OmnizideTST and Dead Congregation.
Jordan- The past couple weeks I've been blasting Inter Arma, Iron Maiden, Craft, Morbid Angel and Carcass.
Alan- Cianide, Darkthrone, The Cro-Mags, older Scorpions, & Judas Priest.

12. Outside of music what are some of your interests?

BrentlyA large portion of my time and money goes towards restoring old drums; mainly Ludwigsnares. If I'm not fixing gear I enjoy a 12 pack and a sleezy B Horror flick.
13. Any final words or thoughts before we wrap up this interview?

Alan- Thanks for your time and interest. Come catch us on tour!