What are your names? / Who plays what? / How old are you? My name is CJ that's what I go by, real name is just Chris. Im 23 and I play all the guitars and drum programming. I have a vocalist in Kentucky who's a very close friend his name is Joe Smith, he's about 25 I believe? He's in the slam metal band Shitkluster and honestly I love em. The lyrics are hilarious but his vocals are insanely amazing.
Have you had other previous members? No I've always been doing music alone because I can't find anyone around my area into melodeath or wanting to do it and I could never rely on people o met online, or just they weren't into the same genre either .
Did you make music even when you were young? Actually yes ! As soon as I started guitar at 13 after a few months and doing covers of Dethklok I started writing my own kinda shitty riffs .
Where are you from? Im from Paterson NJ in America.
What year did the band form? My current project formed maybe 2 years ago now or a year and a half at least.
What's your style of genre? Melodic death metal.
What inspires you? Listening to other bands really and watching other guitarist on YouTube pull off licks that I'd eventually learn cause I think it's badass.
How often and where do you reherse? I play guitar in my room all my music always because I have nowhere else to go and do so, and I play basically everyday.
How have you developed since you started with the music? When I started , I didn't know what I was doing for shit. I would just take riffs I learned or fingerings and just try to get something out of it till I recently started learning theory about music and since, my playing actually made sense and become melodic and heavier as I wanted .
What made you decide to make this music? The bands I listened to, plus hearing old school metal guitarists like Vivian Campbell, yngwie malmsteen, Randy Rhoads etc. They all had such different styles and yet it was melodic and me I've always loved classical music , you know ..Like Bach and Paganini and such. So I wanted to incorporate those type of melodic sounds into metal and make it sound evil , if I could lmao.
What are your songs about? Honestly that's up to Joe to decide since he's the Lyricist. And since everything's not yet done I have no clue what he has in mind, tho from my own personal feelings on the melodies they sound to me like something Behemoth to what Lamb of God would write bout . Or the black Dahlia murder.
Where can people buy your merchandise? It'll probably be on bigcartel.com when and if I decide to get some.
How do you think the music industry have changed because of this? For the worse lmao. Today anyone can pirate anything from porn to music itself haha. So musicians aren't really making money as they used to like the old days. Unless you're some rapper or hip hop artist then. But musicians make their profit from selling merchandise and doing shows as far as I know. The lucky ones get those like 10k records and up sold.
How do you think and know that this interview will help you in the music business? Give people anticipation for a mix of heavy melodic music that isn't generic bullshit.
Do you have any role models or idols? Brendan small is my very first and Alexi laiho for sure.
Do you have something to add? I fucking hate metalcore , and zakk wylde sucks. DR strings are the best, fuck Ernie ball and jazz 3 picks are life.