1. Can you tell us a little bit about the band for those that have never heard of you before?
T: We are A god or an Other. We play experimental black metal. I guess we call it experimental because we mix in several different genres along with black metal.
2. How would you describe your musical sound?
T: That is a hard question. We are still kind of developing our sound. I know what i would like us to sound like, and I don't think we are at that point yet. Id like to steer away from the "post" label.
D:-Experimental, psychedelic black metal with doom, sludge, and post-rock influence.
3. What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?
T: There isn't really a unifying theme with the lyrics yet. I think Sam and I usually tackle each song line by line and have different themes going on. General ones are despair, and enlightenment. In fact, I think those are probably two of the main ones on our full length.
S:3. Lyrics are pretty all over the place. We tend to touch on lyrics with an "other-wordly" feel to them. Outer space, esoteric religion, occultism are all featured heavily.
4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the bands name?
T: "A god or an Other" Is a phrase from Mark Z. Danielewski's 'House of Leaves". The book deals with a family living in a house with supernatural qualities, in particular, a closet leading into a labyrinth. The labyrinth is pitch black and never-ending. Any sound created inside echos, grows, and reverberates to the point where the listener can't tell whether or not it is 'a god or an Other' creating it. I liked the way it was written, god was not capitalized but 'other' was. Implying a generality toward god, but that the 'Other' could have been something much more powerful or terrifying; an extra-dimensional being, an abomination,something along those lines.
5. What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and how would you describe your stage performance?
T: We played with Velnias a while back, I'd like to play with those guys again.
D:-We've played house shows in Olympia, WA and Richland, WA that were absolutely insane. The energy those kids put out for us considering nearly all of them didn't know who we were before we started playing was inspiring and invigorating.
6. Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?