Metal Anarchy’s New Music Showcase: Exclusive Q&A With Minneriket

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 Minneriket.

METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:

MINNERIKET: Minneriket is the only relevant Black Metal band in the Norwegian underground scene, and the only one who dares to think differently and venture in new musical directions. In a landscape of stale and orthodox music Minneriket is a shining beacon of hope and creativity, pushing boundries and stepping up the game. It’s music and visions on a whole new level, breaking shackles and doing away with all the former pretentious bigotry of the contemporary bands. You’ve heard the rest, now prepare to hear the best.

METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?

MINNERIKET: I consume a lot of music, and am influenced by any and all kinds of music and art. Wherever there is something which exists on both a complex and minimalistic level at the same time, I can find influence for Minneriket. A painting, a tree, an idea… It doesn’t matter. Life and memories exists in everything. Venturing into a spiritual journey within myself as I drag up forgotten wounds makes for the lyrics, and musically I’m influenced here by everything from Hans Zimmer to Burzum and Phil Collins.

METAL ANARCHY: What is your latest release and why should readers of this site check it out?

MINNERIKET: “Gjennom meg går ingen til hvile” releases Jan. 21st and is a milestone of modern Black Metal.

METAL ANARCHY: What can people expect when they go to your live shows?

MINNERIKET: Minneriket does not play live. I am not a trained circus monkey.

METAL ANARCHY: Where do you see your band heading in 5 years?

MINNERIKET: I don’t plan that far ahead. Ideas and creativity within art should be improvised. But I’m probably working on new music in some form.

Metal Anarchy’s New Music Showcase: Exclusive Q&A With The Dark Horde

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 The Dark Horde.

METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:

THE DARK HORDE: The Dark Horde is a collective of internationally recognized musicians, vocalists and actors from Melbourne, Australia. Together they have created “The Calling,” a concept album written and directed by Andrew ‘Brewin’ Drage, who is here today to answer your questions. “The Calling” is a musical narrative experience featuring a supernatural horror story set to an “eighties heavy metal” soundtrack. It is the prequel to Brewin’s award-winning horror novel “The Dark Horde,” set in south-eastern Australia in 1989. Music for the album was written and performed by Hanny Mohamed (Black Majesty) and Logan Jacobs, with the exception of two guest tracks by Chris Kane (Eye of the Enemy) and James Lowe respectively. Main vocals are performed by Danny Cecati (Wicked Smile, ex-Pegazus and Eyefear), with narration by Kevin J. Powe, demonic vocals by Shaun Farrugia (In Malice’s Wake), and acting appearances by Dexter Seamus, Jane Brewin and Andrew Carolane. Artwork is by Aldo ‘Valgorth’ Requena (Hammerblaze). Mixed by Ricardo Borges and mastered by Jens Bogren (both of Fascination Street Studios).

METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?

THE DARK HORDE: The original inspiration for the concept comes from Jeff Wayne’s musical version of “War of the Worlds,” whereby a story is set to a soundtrack complete with both spoken and sung parts from a variety of actors and singers. Musically the album, which is set in 1989, is influenced by the eighties heavy metal of that era – bands like Judas Priest, Iron Maiden and Alice Cooper – and the musical soundscapes of composers like John Carpenter and Giorgio Moroder. The writing itself, like the related horror novel, is inspired by the creative works of writers such as H.P. Lovecraft, Clive Barker and H.G. Well.

METAL ANARCHY: What is your latest release and why should readers of this site check it out?

THE DARK HORDE: If you’re into eighties heavy metal music and supernatural horror stories, then “The Calling” is a concept album I think you’ll enjoy. And critics agree – for instance Metal Temple scored it 100%, Metal-Rules 90% and Rock Hard Germany 80%.

METAL ANARCHY: What can people expect when they go to your live shows?

THE DARK HORDE: Primarily this is a studio project. That said there are plans afoot to stage a live performance in 2022 and record a video for this as well, which promises to be a unique experience for all concerned.

METAL ANARCHY: Where do you see your band heading in 5 years?

THE DARK HORDE: I’m primarily a writer of books and games myself, and am always working on different projects in various stages of completion – this includes future books and possibly albums and games connected with the story of The Dark Horde, but it is hard to say yet when and what order these are liable to be released. The future is open!

Metal Anarchy’s New Music Showcase: Exclusive Q&A With Roy Niv

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 Roy Niv.

METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:

ROY NIV: We are located in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan. We met online during the pandemic in 2020. Matt had an album written that he wanted to get recorded and needed someone to sing on it. He met Bryan and they tracked the song “Runaround” which turned out amazingly. From there it has been just writing and recording and the final product is an album called “Twin Flames” which we are very proud of. Having a lot in common and similar musical tastes made it easy to work together and hone in on this sound we were going for. We each have 20+ years of music experience and love what we do.

METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?

ROY NIV: Dave Grohl, Lead singer of the Foo Fighters, was always my hero. Songs like “The Pretender”, “Walking After You” and “Walk” got me through my worst and best times of my life. After being in a Foo Fighters concert in 2019, I immediately knew that music is what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. The story of Dave proved to me that if the desire is there and making music makes you feel like you already have everything you ever thought you needed, the sky is not even the limit. I recommend watching his speech which made me realize a lot about being a musician.

METAL ANARCHY: What is your latest release and why should readers of this site check it out?

ROY NIV: “Stay Up”, which is my latest single and also the one I am closest to, is about overcoming obstacles and challenges as we are trying to live life as best as possible and reach our goals despite all the noise and negativity people can project on you. I find it extremely important to stay resilient to negative energies that sometimes cross our path and to find the strength to ignore them or resolve them into something that can lift you up instead of dragging you down. What makes this song special to me is that it doesn’t tell an ordinary story about a boy who loves a girl (no disrespect, I have many love songs as well) but “Stay Up” tells the story of a real struggle and the emotional strength necessary to overcome it and build a better life for yourself by staying up and not giving in to frustration and negativity.

METAL ANARCHY: What can people expect when they go to your live shows?

ROY NIV: Mostly get ready to party. We keep it as tradition to make every show a party with a lot of high, hard rock energies. I love going wild on stage and I think the crowd likes to do the same with me. One of our greatest shows was in Tel Aviv, in this little club on the main street. It was one of our first shows and we were so excited to get it started! The crowd really felt our fire burning and bursting out of us as we waited so long to start performing. People were jumping and dancing and pushing each other around the place and I even got to go down the crowd and do a full song among them which really got me feeling their love and support.

METAL ANARCHY: Where do you see your band heading in 5 years?

ROY NIV: As a kid, I’ve always watched those massive rock shows in stadiums, and when I look ahead into my future, I see in my mind’s eye the tens of thousands of people jumping, having the time of their life and singing the lyrics with me. I see myself running and jumping across the stage as the crowd goes wild. This was always my purpose, to make people emotionally fulfilled with music, just like music did to me when I needed it.

Metal Anarchy’s New Music Showcase: Exclusive Q&A With Dead Echoes 

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 Dead Echoes.

METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:

DEAD ECHOES: We are located in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan. We met online during the pandemic in 2020. Matt had an album written that he wanted to get recorded and needed someone to sing on it. He met Bryan and they tracked the song “Runaround” which turned out amazingly. From there it has been just writing and recording and the final product is an album called “Twin Flames” which we are very proud of. Having a lot in common and similar musical tastes made it easy to work together and hone in on this sound we were going for. We each have 20+ years of music experience and love what we do.

METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?

DEAD ECHOES: Some of our main influences are bands like Tool, Godsmack, Sevendust, Black Sabbath, Pink Floyd, and pretty much any grunge band from the 90s. These are the bands that we listened to growing up and who got us into music in the first place.

METAL ANARCHY: What is your latest release and why should readers of this site check it out?

DEAD ECHOES: We are about to release the title track of our new upcoming album, “Twin Flames”. The entire album is telling a story which progresses with each song. Twin flames are people who are similar to soul mates but usually don’t end up together. The song is about realizing that the person who you thought was your soul mate was actually your twin flame. There is a lot of emotion in it but it rocks out! This is the fifth single that we will have released from the album. It’s really good and easy to sing along to.

METAL ANARCHY: What can people expect when they go to your live shows?

DEAD ECHOES: While we haven’t had a chance to play any live shows yet, we have thrown around ideas of how that will look. We definitely want to embrace using visual elements to help set the tone of each song and fully immerse fans in the story we are telling. We don’t want to give anything away about it, but it will definitely be a good time.

METAL ANARCHY: Where do you see your band heading in 5 years?

DEAD ECHOES: Well we are very excited to even be making our music and releasing this album so anything else for us is a bonus. We are a few songs deep into a second album so continuing to release new music is definitely going to continue to happen. Ideally, we would like to see this pandemic die off and even more fans getting back into attending live shows. We want to see packed venues again. Hopefully, we will be playing in those packed venues. That would be fun. Guess we will see what happens.

Metal Anarchy’s New Music Showcase: Exclusive Q&A With pMad

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 pMad’s Paul Dillon.

METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:

DILLION: pMad is the solo artist title taken by Paul Dillon from Galway, Ireland. But blessed to have fantastic, family & friends like Liam Martin (Zedakube Recordings & Records), Dominik (Protonaut Studio) and Ortega (Elith Mastering Labs).

METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?

DILLION: My musical influences are so broad and I think it will come across in the singles and album. Dark goth, new wave/80’s, metal, indie and alt rock. A sucker for a bass line. Big Cure-head in the day and still Goth (The Cure, The Sisters of Mercy, etc), that looked out of place at Indie ‘A House’, Fugazi/Sonic Youth/Dinosaur Jr., loving Tom Waits to Suicidal Tendencies. Varied inspiration coming out in what I create.

METAL ANARCHY: What is your latest release and why should readers of this site check it out?

DILLION: ‘Who Am I’ is my debut single, a mix of goth, darkwave, rock, punk, post-punk with a modern twist. Hopefully it is an impressive piece of production, which brings a fusion of punk, electro-pop and Goth rock with a touch of dark metal, giving listeners a truly exciting listen. ‘Who Am I’ asks the questions of Good and Evil & If you don’t live you die (inside). We owe it to ourselves to be our best selves and enjoy our lives, but not to the detriment of others..

METAL ANARCHY: What can people expect when they go to your live shows?

DILLION: Nothing planned, all brand new to this. Covid of course has restricted the couple of opportunities that have come pMad’s way. But quite happy to wait and get the releases out and be confident that there is a big enough audience to play to. Loving it all so far, everyone has been so kind. Long may it last?.

METAL ANARCHY: Where do you see your band heading in 5 years?

DILLION: The future will bring what it brings, just looking forward to it!! The plan is to release ‘Medicine’ the follow up single on 1st February 2022 on CD single with ‘Who Am I’ also on the CD along with all the streaming services. ‘Medicine’ is an introspective look at ourselves and hopefully gets across that ‘Hope is the Medicine’. Then the 3rd single ‘Broken’ and so on until we get to the album release sometime in 2022. Anything can happen between now and then and pMad will face it and enjoy it!

Metal Anarchy’s New Music Showcase: Exclusive Q&A With Fire The Humans

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 Fire The Humans.

METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:

FIRE THE HUMANS: Born & raised just outside of St. Louis, Missouri, in the United States. I played with a handful of bands and grew up in the local scene. After releasing music with other bands, I decided to start my own lifelong dream of embarking on a solo project. A project named “FIRE THE HUMANS”. Ultimately, a tongue n’ cheek reference to how poorly we’re managing ourselves as the human race. My goal is to write great music with stadium-sized hooks, anthem-sized melodies encompassed with true soul and feeling in every word. I partnered with the ever-accomplished multiple Grammy Award recipient, .j at The Toybox, to help take my vision to new heights. In March of 2021, “VANISH” became the debut release of “FIRE THE HUMANS”, and so it began! Feedback and praise from coast to coast welcomed this new sound and it’s beginning to snowball. My follow up single, “Can’t Stop”, dropped on November 26.

METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?

FIRE THE HUMANS: I’ve always been influenced by artists that carve their own path. Swim upstream so to speak. I like when an artist is so confident in their identity, music or vision, that social success or failure is irrelevant. I think that comes through in the music when you do not care about the outcome, you’re simply unapologetically yourself. That’s a gift.

METAL ANARCHY: What is your latest release and why should readers of this site check it out?

FIRE THE HUMANS: “Can’t Stop” dropped on November 26 and I’m really proud of this one. I’ve worked on this song for months. Like most of my songs, it all started with a very catchy melody. I took it into the studio and my producer, .j, loved it. We went to work right away I truly think it’s amazing. I loved it so much that I re-recorded a “stripped version” after we finished that I’ll release as well. It just a great song. Lyrically, I believe most of us can relate to it. There’s an uncomfortable act of looking back into a failed relationship and wishing you could do it over. Wishing they would come home. It’s a vulnerable song, but honest. I absolutely love it.

METAL ANARCHY: What can people expect when they go to your live shows?

FIRE THE HUMANS: In my personal shows, I’m able to release all of the energy and feeling that I’ve had bottled up or contained. This new project, Fire the Humans, brings a different side to me than I’ve done in previous bands. This is more streamlined and focused. My previous projects have been closer to shooting at the wall and hoping I hit something. Fire the Humans comes with a sniper scope. I know exactly where I’m shooting. Whether you like it, or not, it’s on purpose. With that, I can bring that laser precise attention to the stage and deliver a high-octane performance. You will feel what I’m singing is honest.

METAL ANARCHY: Where do you see your band heading in 5 years?

FIRE THE HUMANS: That’s an interesting question. I truly only focus on time & feel that’s the only valuable commodity we have. I live in the moment and try to make today amazing. I would love to say in 5 years, I want to be happy and free. That is the ultimate goal, of course. Still writing, still releasing great music and most importantly being true to myself as an artist. Fire the Humans is a project I see around 5 years from now and beyond. Regardless if the general population continues to see the beauty in my art or not, I’ll continue to paint pictures through music. The right people will show up to have a peek.

Metal Anarchy’s New Music Showcase: Exclusive Q&A With Safety? Always Off!

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 Blake Mickens and Dan Wachtel of Safety? Always Off!.

METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:

DAN: We’re an easycore band of two songwriters. Blake lives in St. Louis, I live in Urbana, Illinois. We try to step away from the pack when it comes to other easycore bands by seeing how heavy we can get on our heavy parts, within taste of course. We’re not trying to put blast beats on a part that would sound best with just a simple upbeat.

BLAKE: We started off kinda as a joke, I made a tweet about wanting to revive easycore and Dan had just joined this EP race and so he asked if I wanted to make some easycore songs with him for it and it ended up working out really well, we both enjoyed collaborating with each other a lot. We wrote and recorded like two EPs in the span of like 3 weeks and then it just went on from there.

METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?

DAN: Trivium, Senses Fail, Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! and City Lights.

BLAKE: For this band specifically I’d say Four Year Strong, Rise Against, New Found Glory, Parkway Drive, and Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!

METAL ANARCHY: What is your latest release and why should readers of this site check it out?

DAN: We released an album a couple weeks ago called Off to the Races. We did borrow a few songs from our older releases that we felt like we could have done better and put them on the album, but readers of Metal Anarchy should check this album out because this is the release where we start to establish our own sound. Not only that, but people who I haven’t spoken to about this album have been hitting me up saying that they genuinely like this release. We have confidence and you can hear it.

BLAKE: Obviously we’re an easycore band but this record definitely isn’t your run of the mill pop punk with breakdowns situation. I feel like we really brought a lot of interesting elements that haven’t been explored too much in easycore, like elements from death metal, black metal, hardcore, and even indie rock. We really tried to create something that took elements of genres we love and expanded upon them and I think when you listen to the record it’s really evident how much fun we had while doing that.

METAL ANARCHY: What can people expect when they go to your live shows?

DAN: We haven’t played any live shows yet, but I know Blake well enough to know that he doesn’t just stand around when he performs sets in high-energy music like the type we put out. I feel like I can say the same about the band we’ve assembled to play live with us. If you come to one of our shows expecting to cross your arms and stare at us, you’re not going to have a good time. I don’t know how off the top of my head, but I can feel it.

BLAKE: We’ve just gotten our live band together and we have our first rehearsal pretty soon so fingers crossed shows come after that. Our music is very high energy as Dan said so we want to really have our performances reflect that. We have no intention of giving a lackluster show at any point in time.

METAL ANARCHY: Where do you see your band heading in 5 years?

DAN: This is kind of a doozy because I’m no fortune teller and I don’t know any. Obviously growth is the biggest hope and I hope to do so with a community. Fingers crossed for a tight-knit easycore community in half a decade. Maybe we’ll be signed, maybe we’ll have released more music, but community is first and foremost.

BLAKE: This is definitely a big question cause I’ve not been in a band that’s lasted that long up to this point but I’m really hoping we’re able to keep the creative energy we have now for a long time. The relationship that we have has been probably one of the best that I’ve ever had in a band thus far and I definitely think the desire is there to just keep going as hard as we can with this.

Metal Anarchy’s New Music Showcase: Exclusive Q&A With Catching Mangoes

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 Catching Mangoes.

METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:

CATCHING MANGOES: We are Catching Mangoes – a 5-piece indie rock band from the South UK. We’ve been playing for around 5 years together, mainly as a 3 piece but recently have extended our reach to 5. Earlier this year we released our first album “Kevin’s Town”.

METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?

CATCHING MANGOES: While recording this we were listening to a real eclectic mix of tunes, but mainly 70’s rock n roll like The Doors and The Beatles. We have made a playlist of all the tunes we were listening to at the time that we made the album – Here’s the link!

METAL ANARCHY: What is your latest release and why should readers of this site check it out?

CATCHING MANGOES: “Kevin’s Town” is a concept album following the journey of a young boy names Kevin who goes on a crazy adventure, in search of his long-lost father and trying to find out the truth behind his hometown. It’s a pretty wild ride and quite a mix of genres and tunes, so I think there’s something for everyone in there. If you’re quite light-hearted and up for having a bit of a laugh, but also like good classic tunes, you’ll be into it, I’m sure.

METAL ANARCHY: What can people expect when they go to your live shows?

CATCHING MANGOES: We pride ourselves on our live shows, they are always high energy and fun and we try and vary up the set where we can to keep it interesting. We often dress up too…

METAL ANARCHY: Where do you see your band heading in 5 years?

CATCHING MANGOES: Honestly I have no idea, but that’s why its exciting!! We are working on new tunes at the moment from a variety of different influences like Santana and some more latin type stuff so we definitely won’t be doing the same stuff as now. Can’t wait to find out!

Metal Anarchy’s New Music Showcase: Exclusive Q&A With Death In Paradise

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 Death In Paradise.

METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:

DEATH IN PARADISE: It depends on what you would like to know…mainly, for now..we are a three piece of scallywags who live for the music. We’re all from different countries…I’m from Trinidad and Tobago, my drummer Anton Aatamila is from Finland and the bass player, Luiz, is from Portugal…We’re based there at the moment, in Lisbon, but I am currently in the UK trying to get those bastards here now.

METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?

DEATH IN PARADISE: Each of us come from quite unique backgrounds and influences…but mainly in the music, you can here a bit of Soundgarden, Guns N’ Roses, The Cult and A Perfect Circle….we do have a heavy and punk attitude also..so bands like Slayer, Rancid to NOFX are also big influences…

METAL ANARCHY: What is your latest release and why should readers of this site check it out?

DEATH IN PARADISE: We’ve just released our single “Closer” with The Animal Farm Label….the song is from the yet to be released album “Sacrificing the Goat”….I think from the response I’ve been getting from fans and listeners, it’s more than I anticipated really! I guess one can say it’s a Balls out, car crashing, panty removing Rock track..

METAL ANARCHY: What can people expect when they go to your live shows?

DEATH IN PARADISE: A Loud, uninhibited rock n roll show…no goat sacrifice onstage though! At least not yet (laughs) maybe if we ever open for Black Sabbath!

METAL ANARCHY: Where do you see your band heading in 5 years?

DEATH IN PARADISE: Playing the major festivals and shows alongside our favourite bands, being a prominent band and releasing more of Death in Paradise music. Thanks ☠️

Metal Anarchy’s New Music Showcase: Exclusive Q&A With Ghastly Murder

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 Ghastly Murder.

METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:

GHASTLY MURDER: Ghastly Murder is a solo project delivered to you by Gary Emmins/Mr.E. (Singer/songwriter & guitarist of The Filthy Spectacula) Ghastly Murder is an entirely different beast. The music is darker, the music is heavier. There are definite influences of gothic metal within the sound that I/we make. The idea for Ghastly Murder to re-emerge (I released a solo track a couple of years back as Mr.E’s Ghastly Murder) was mainly brought about by the lockdown and by the frustration of not being able to rehearse or play live. For a while I had had this type of musical project in mind and this seemed the now perfect time to put those plans into action. So I wrote some songs that were darker than what I was used to performing and set about finding people to make this happen. I first was recommended a drummer (Sam White) who did a great job, I then went down to Brighton to record the songs with a couple of members of the band Birdeatsbaby who own a home studio. I recorded 6 songs down there which is now the E.P. ‘The Rise & Demise of Gory Emminence’ – My plan is to release a track roughly 1 per month. The bigger plan would be (money allowing) to expand this E.P’s worth of songs into an albums worth. I have a concept in mind of creating a whole world for these songs to exist within based in a post (punk) apocalyptic time in a ‘loose’ conceptual album/narrative.

METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?

GHASTLY MURDER: For Ghastly Murder I have looked towards more gothic rock and industrial bands in terms of the sound of the guitars. It is a very drum driven sound that is accompanied by the roar of the guitars amongst the melodies and hooks. As a musician my tastes are quite eclectic so I think it is difficult for me to pin point exactly who I had as an influence, I always tip my hat to the likes of say Rammstien or System Of A Down but I have no desire to try and sound like them as I like to think my music in unique and I will (it seems) always take the more difficult path of doing material that maybe difficult to pigeon hole – I don’t aim to sound like other bands. If I wanted to do that I would join a tribute band.

METAL ANARCHY: What is your latest release and why should readers of this site check it out?

GHASTLY MURDER: As I said the EP songs are coming out one by one. First out of the blocks is a chaotic and whirling tornado of a song called TWITCH which can be found HERE. It also has a zero budget music video for the song which is on YouTube. Other releases hot on the heels of this is a very dark song called ‘CHLOROFORM’ which will be released on December 3rd- followed monthly by the other tracks – First out on Bandcamp then on Amazon/iTunes/Spotify, etc. All information about the band can be found HERE about what we are releasing and what we are up to HERE or HERE.

METAL ANARCHY: What can people expect when they go to your live shows?

GHASTLY MURDER: Playing live is something I love to do and I front The Filthy Spectacula very successfully. Ghastly Murder as a live event has not happened as yet due to this being currently a solo project. I have had live offers and I am tempted to do it solo but I think it would be nice to play live as a band, so I am on the hunt for the right musicians to bring this to life on stage. It would be a very visual show and would be themed in terms of set design, costume, lighting and sound in an attempt to create the post-apocalyptic world of Ghastly Murder. I would like audiences to see something as well as hear something- so no jeans, no trainers, no t shirts etc… I want it to be an immersive experience.

METAL ANARCHY: Where do you see your band heading in 5 years?

GHASTLY MURDER: Once established (and remember this is basically the embryo stage of the band) I would like our audience to find us and us to find them. I see this as a ‘band’ and as a live experience playing clubs, venues and festivals in the U.K and beyond. I would obviously like to release more material (an album or 2) and a handful of videos etc. In 5 years it would be nice for the world to know the music, the look and the name GHASTLY MURDER (enter our world if you dare!)