interview with Kill the straggler.

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Have any of you played in other bands? We have all been in numerous bands over the years, ill make the list short by just naming the bands some of us were involved in that led to our formation. The Grey Curtain (Bill and Ted) Inablackout (Bill and Dwayne (me))
How is it that you started playing music? Bill Casey and Ted Maillox formed the band initially soon after inviting Matty Jodoin and then Brian Ducat and Myself (Dwayne Eldredge) into the fold.shortly thereafter Brian Ducat left the band and was quickly replaced by Mike Tellier.
What are your names? / Who plays what? 
Dwayne Eldredge-Vocals
Ted Maillox-Guitars
Matty Jodoin-Guitars
Mike Tellier-Bass
Bill Casey-Drums
Have you had other previous members? Brian Ducat-Bass
Did you make music even when you were young? we have all been doing this for many years, some more than others. 
Where are you from? Eastern CT. USA
What year did the band form? we are in our 2nd year together
What's your style of genre? We are a blend of Traditional metal and hardcore. classic yet modern
What inspires you? Live shows, the brotherhood of our local scene and the support of our fanbase
How often and where do you reherse? We rehearse once a week and we play out pretty regularly
How have you developed since you started with the music? Our style continues to shape itself with all the different influences we bring to the table.
Do you have other interests of work outside the band? My world revolves around music, metal is my religion. Our drummer is an outdoorsy kind of guy. Ted is a metalhead in redneck clothing. Mike enjoys knitting, and Matty loves making bad decisions. Im kidding. Not really.
Are you looking for a booking agency, and what are your thoughts around that? I run Scene Productions and do most of the booking, but the other guys have been around the block and book some stuff as well.
Are you looking for a label, and what are your thoughts around that? We arent shopping for a label at the moment, as we are working on our debut release. Some label support in future would certainly be welcome.
What are your songs about? Real Life!
Who does the composing and writes the lyrics? We all have input, but generally the initial composition comes from music that Ted and/or Matty wrote and then I add the vocal melodies/lyrics and help with arrangement.
Do you start with the music or the lyrics? I have some lyrics done from inspirational moments without music for future use, but usually the lyrics come to accompany and match a musical idea brought to the table.
What language do you sing in? English
What are the least and most people to attend one of your gigs? we generally play to between 50 and 250 people depending on the show and location
What ages are most of your concert attendants? we have a diverse crowd ranging from late teens into their 50's
Do you always play the same songs live, or do you vary? We have a set that we play regularly ,but as we write new material we are sprinkling the new stuff in 
Where have you played live this year? Rhode Island,Connecticut, and Massachussetts
Where do you plan to gig the comming year? Same plus possibly into a few other neighboring states
Where can people buy your merchandise? www.killthestraggler.com and at live shows (shirts,posters,stickers)
What do you think about people downloading music instead of buying records now a days? I am perfectly ok with it, I enjoy physical copies of vinyl still but other than that i enjoy digital music. I have no problem with people downloading the music illegally either.I know that people who end up loving the music will find a way to support us somehow.
How do you think the music industry have changed because of this? It has changed a great deal, but there is still a great deal of great music from all over the world being made. Heavy Metal will never die!
What do you think of my work? I am new to your work, I appreciate the oppurtunity to do this interview with you and i am a huge fan to Metal music,but i am also a huge fan of people who support it \m/
How do you think and know that this interview will help you in the music business? Hopefully we will reach people we may have not had the chance to reach otherwise thru this and hopefully make more fans and friends along the way.
Is it easier to find inspiration from older bands, or bands that are more active today? I find a great deal of inspiration from both.
What have been your biggest obstacles? Life and responsability
What advice would you give other bands or artists? Keep doing what you love and have fun with it. Dont stress over it, you already have a job, you dont need another one.lol
How do you get psyched for a gig? the crowd,the music,the atmosphere, the comraderie is enough for me.
Do you have any new material? we have new material being written and we are working on getting it all recorded fr a debut release in the near future
What are your web sites?
www.killthestraggler.com
www.facebook.com/killthestraggler
also search us on www.youtube.com and www.reverbnation.com
How can people reach you? website or facebook
What are your plans for the future? Keep making music, keep playing live,keep making new friends, and hopefully get our debut release "Fight My War" to you guys soon
Do you have something to add? Thank you so much for taking the time to help us reach new audiences \m/
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