Time for the next edition of Metal Anarchy’s “new music showcase,” the feature where I introduce you to artists that readers of this site may find interesting. This time I have an exclusive Q&A with Otherworldly Entity.
METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:
OTHERWORLDLY ENTITY: We’re Otherworldly Entity out of Central NY and we’re a nu metal/alt rock band. We like to write songs that span the spectrum of human emotion, bringing to light the ups and downs we all deal with in a daily basis.
METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?
OTHERWORLDLY ENTITY: I would say Cold has been a huge influence on us. Their sound inspired me at an early age, and as a band, we’ve had the privilege of playing with them three times now. Every time has really had an impact on all of us. We’re also influenced by other nu metal bands like System Of A Down, Deftones, Korn, and we get a lot of comparisons to Tool.
METAL ANARCHY: What is your latest release and why should readers of this site check it out?
OTHERWORLDLY ENTITY: Our newest single and music video is “Monster Inside You.” The song is about overcoming negativity and rising above outside hate. As artists, we get a lot of animosity. I think all artists really do. There are always people trying to knock us down, but none of us in this band let it get to us. We never sink down to their level. We want to push forward with positivity, and never become the monsters that they want us to be. I think everyone can relate to that on some level.
METAL ANARCHY: What can people expect when they go to your live shows?
OTHERWORLDLY ENTITY: We put a lot of effort into combining visuals with our sound. We want to make a cohesive show that feels like an emotional rollercoaster. Not just loud and angry, not just soft and sad, but the whole range of our emotions. We want people to feel safe just feeling.
METAL ANARCHY: Where do you see your band in 5 years?
OTHERWORLDLY ENTITY: We want to be touring and playing bigger festivals. We were lucky enough to play at Metal In The Mountains last summer in Pipestem, WV and it was such a great experience. I would encourage everyone to check that festival out, but we want to be doing more of that.