Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Lord Almighty Interview

1.Can you give us an update on what is going on with the band these days?

We’re revvin up for a few fests coming up. There’s RPM fest out in Western MA which has a loaded bill. Bands of the likes of Barishi, Scissor Fight, Lazer/Wulf and Moontooth just to name a few. Three days of camping and chillin with some of the best dudes. Shortly followed by Shadow Woods, which is a fest a little outside of Baltimore. That one is a little more black metal based and gonna be hitting all the rituals in the woods, as it should be. We’re very excited that we get to hang and see people like Wino, Tombs and great friends of ours Coffin Dust, plus a shit load more.

2.So far you have released a demo and a full length how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on both of the recordings and also how do they differ from each other?

Usually i tend to laugh at this one because i feel like we’re carving a “Path,” if you will, in a new direction. Looking towards the morning in the woods feel. For example the morning dew and the sunrise, all of Earth’s life awaken and start the ritual of the day. As opposed to a lot of bands these days seem to aim straight for the night time party mode. In no way do i mean we don’t enjoy the midnight toke or chill session. Also in no way do all of us tend to be “morning people.” But there’s something about the beauty that occurs in the morning that I can’t get over.

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

I like to talk about the struggles of life, cause I know that we’re all going through them. Seeing this very standard American construct with the same shit day in and day out, it seems to have a huge disconnect from the people who live their lives and the government or religion or what have you. It’s not easy to find your place in life and what makes you feel comfortable and I just want people to know that that’s cool, we’re all there.

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Lord Almighty'?

Lord Almighty is actually a phrase that I heard a lot of when i was a kid, being from Virginia. My mom would yell that at me all the time whenever i was in trouble. It definitely has substance to us as a band though in the aspect that we feel like there is a heavy influence on this country to be religious even though there’s supposed to be separation.

5.What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and also how would you describe your stage performance?

One of the best shows we’ve played was with YOB here in Boston. Amazing show, great attendance and was our album release party. Also playing with Taake was a big highlight for us in Boston, and people came out to support hard. Really appreciated that. We actually played a show as Turbonegro at one point a couple years ago and that was definitely a highlight for me. I always wanted to do a rock n roll show and not remember it. Hell yeah

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

Next up on the agenda, other than the fests previously mentioned, we have a tour coming up in October/November. We’re gonna be hitting the road to attack about half the US again. Revisiting old and new friends, having parties across the country as usual. You know, just daily shit.

7.Currently you are unsigned, are you looking for a label or have received any interest?

All I can say at the moment is that we have a new album in the works and we have some ideas of direction but nothing set in stone. So we’ll see where we land and hopefully, it’s a great place.

8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of black metal?

So far we’ve been getting orders to all sorts of different places around the world. We’ve been very excited at the spread of the response and can only hope to keep expanding.

9.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?

Wherever the hell we want

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 nowadays?

In the beginning the aggression of old school black metal and melodies of Baroness were our biggest influences. We also couldn’t get away from things we grew up with, like classic rock and southern rock and all that. Bands like Thin Lizzy and Lynyrd Skynyrd come to mind. That rock n roll man, that’s what we’re really into.

11.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
Keep a look out for us at RPM fest in late August, Shadow of the Woods in mid September and our tour in October/November. Gonna be killer times.

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