Saturday, August 26, 2017

Dead Medusa Interview

1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?
We are a four piece, guitar oriented, good time death metal band from mid Missouri.

2.Recently you have released your first ep, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording?
I describe our band is blackened death, cosmic thrash. We write riff ripping songs, with groove, brutal breakdowns, gut wrenching gutturals, and guitar solos that make your uncle Lester want to light up a joint and put on his old snakeskin boots.

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?
EP is a concept, following a man through the final stages of a declining human existence on earth. Each song follows the storyline in order following the protagonist through his experiences in war, assimilation to a civilian life, space travel, cyber genetic engineering, and then ultimately becoming a mutanoid renegade existing in the last civilization on earth known as "Riff City"

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Dead Medusa'?
Dead Medusa is a character, a muse. She's an antihero oracle that has risen from the dead in this comic book universe story being told by the band.

5.What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and also how would you describe your stage performance?
Actually back in July, we played our hometown at Rose Music Hall to a PACKED house, and totally destroyed the place. It was a milestone moment for us, particularly with all the ups and downs, hard work, and sacrifice that's been put in over the past year.

6.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?
We're bouncing around a bunch over the next couple months, doing the weekend warrior thing. Working on a small tour in November. Gearing up to really hit it hard next spring and summer hopefully with some longer tours, and festivals. All of us still have full-time jobs too, so it's a lot to juggle but we'll do we can.

7.Currently you are unsigned are you looking for a label or have received any interest?
We are currently unsigned, and I wouldn't say that we're necessarily looking for a label right now, but we are definitely open to management and support. However we will be particular on who we work with as we feel we have a very strong product and a lot to offer, not to mention that we come this far on our own, we are self-sufficient, and  we are confident in our abilities to continue pushing forward.

8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of extreme metal?
Globally the feedback has been great so far, again we're not huge but was surprised at the reaction from folks outside the states. Recently we've been getting new fans from areas we've never even been to or at all familiar with.

9.When can we expect a full length and also where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
A full length will probably be a year or so off, we plan to spend the next year really pounding the pavement, pushing the EP, and trying to get our name out there.

10.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nwadays?
Oh man, Thin Lizzy, Judas Priest, slayer, Megadeth, Black Sabbath (specifically the DIO years! Fuck Ya the DIO years!) All the way up to Pantera lamb of God, Meshuggah, Mastodon and Gojira!

11.What are some of your non musical interests?
artwork, comics, sci-fi and action films. Just a general lust for life, trying to find meaning and purpose on a tiny blue rock floating through space.

12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
Life's too short to be focused on negativity. Spend your life working towards your dreams or you will spend your life working for someone else's. Be unapologetic in your existence, and show compassion towards one another.

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