We're from Massachusetts and we're 2 bassists and a drummer playing some sort of black metal.
2.How would you describe your musical sound for those that have yet to hear the music?
3. I have noticed when I listened to the album, the bass guitars are the lead instruments and there are no regular guitars, do you feel this adds a lot more power to the music and also do you plan on using some regular guitars in the future?
Above all else, it forces us to think creatively when composing. I follow the work of Jean Baudin and other extended range bassists and think about how I can weave these musical elements into a style of music that has a distinctive aura, musically and lyrically.
In the early days when the band started out, it was just me and a drummer (different from the current one). We played Ralph's Diner in Worcester, MA a few times and had a basket of sour candy and razor blades at the front of the stage for the crowd to dig through. Shows are supposed to be entertaining, and it would be all too easy to just come on stage in cloaks and play through our songs without connecting to the audience or offering them something different than what they may be expecting.
All our future shows can be found under our Facebook page, that's the best place to look.
Not interested at the moment, enjoying having full control over the creative process and merchandise without any expectations. We make music for ourselves primarily, to look back on when we're old and say that's what I did.
Similar to how it's been locally. Some love it, some hate it. I came across an online Russian metal forum arguing about what genre we were due to us not having any guitars, similar to the debate I've overheard at our local shows.
Steve and Andrew are both in Cryostasium. I (Alx) play bass for Closed Casket, which released a full length in 2013 at the same time as Barren Oak's EP.
We have a few new songs since this release, the direction is more technicality and despair. One thing that will remain the same is that our releases will always be available online for free download (if you know where to look).
Biggest influences would be Unexpect, Agalloch, Jean Baudin, Dornenreich, and Klabautamann. Listening to Judas Iscariot, Grave Miasma, and Borknagar a lot lately.
Nature and urban photography, riding bmx, watching Star Trek with my girlfriend.
Thanks for the interview and for checking out our songs. If you like it, buy it or download it for free