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 a Q&A with Austin Mulka.
METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:
AUSTIN MULKA: As a solo artist, I am the creative force behind my music. I aim to weave together raw emotion, existential philosophy, and the power of the human condition in a sonic tapestry that’s both haunting and uplifting. I write, produce, and perform all of my songs, which allows me to maintain an intimate connection with my music and my audience.
METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?
AUSTIN MULKA: My main influences are wide-ranging and include iconic artists from various eras like Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, The Beatles, and Queen. I also draw inspiration from contemporary artists and the world around me. More than just their music, I am inspired by their creativity, their passion, and their ability to influence and shape the world through their art. For my latest album, my influences have been Nirvana and Foo Fighters.
METAL ANARCHY: What is your latest release and why should readers of this site check it out?
AUSTIN MULKA: My latest release is “6-MAM” which is the second song from my upcoming album “Reveries and Requiem,” a deep dive into the grunge music of the ’90s, particularly inspired by the raw and powerful sound of Nirvana. The songs in this collection explore the dichotomy of life and death, dreams and reality, much like the existential themes that were prevalent in the grunge era. Each track is layered with gritty guitar riffs and emotive lyrics, echoing the same spirit of rebellion and introspection that Nirvana encapsulated.
METAL ANARCHY: What can people expect when they go to your live shows?
AUSTIN MULKA: At my live shows, you can expect a raw, emotional experience. I aim to create an intimate connection with my audience, to take them on a journey through my music. There’s an energy and a spontaneity to my performances that’s truly special – it’s a place where we can all let go and just be in the moment together.
METAL ANARCHY: Where do you see your band heading in 5 years?
AUSTIN MULKA: As an artist, I hope to continue evolving and growing. In five years, I see myself reaching wider audiences and using my platform to promote messages of peace, understanding, and unity. Music has the power to bring people together, and that’s something I want to continue to explore and emphasise in my work. I see a future filled with more music, more connection, and hopefully, more understanding.
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