Sunday, February 10, 2013

The Beyond Interview

>interview with danny starkiller from the beyond
>1. Can you tell us a little bit about the band for those that have never heard of you before?
We are a trashy black wad of energy haha
> 2.How would you describe your musical sound?
>pretty much punk/metal to put it bluntly. Blast beat/d beat driven cross between crusty toilet rock and early 90s norwegian black metal.

>3. What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?
>haha anything offensive pretty much, from rape, to drugs, to horror movies, to satan. Your standard family oriented sing along songs haha.

>4. What is the meaning and inspiration behind the bands name?
>The Beyond is an early 70s Lucio Fulci movie. 70s Italian horror for those who aren't familiar with him. 1 of my favorites.

>5. What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and how  would you describe your stage performance?
> we played several shows that have been really fun. we love to play at the Brass Rail in Fort Wayne Indiana, with The Lurking Corpses. we have opened up for a few big name bands as well, ie-Horna, The Mentors, Kommendant, etc. our stage performances always as energetic as possible. We try to make all recordings as close to a live show as we can.
6. Do you have any touring plans for the future?
> we would like to do a full tour, but as of now we have just been doing small mini tours/weekends. But we do travel a good bit.
7. On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of black metal and crust?
> the feedback we've gotten with our music has been relatively positive from both metalheads and punk rockers alike, which is what we r going for.

>8. What is going on with the other musical projects these days?
> well, our drummer is in a melodic black metal band called Horde of then Eclipse. I record a lot of industrial/ synth pop music when I'm not working on new material for the beyond.

9. What direction do you see your music heading into on future releases?
> I see us keeping on with the same thing we have been doing. some songs straight up punk rock, some songs ripping black metal, and other songs a cross between the two.

>10. What are some bands or musical styles that have influenced your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
> the beyond influences stem mainly from group like GG Allin, Dark Throne, Gorgoroth, The Casualties, etc. grimy black metal and punk rock.
>11. How would you describe your views on Satanism and Occultism?
> we don't really involve any serious views on the occult in the lyrics I write for the beyond.

>12. Outside of music what are some of your interests?
we are all into different things. Cray is really into writing, R:W is really into sports...i'm a huge horror geek haha. But dick and fart jokes is something we all have in common.

>13. Any final words or thoughts before we wrap this interview?
> keep an eye out for new upcoming releases from the beyond. hope to see you on the road.

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