interview with The Alpha Structure

Have any of you played in other bands? Ryan and Colton played in a band called Suicide in December in highschool. It was the first band for the other members. 
What are your names? / Who plays what?
Ryan Christian - Guitar
Nathan Gifford - Guitar
Terrence Dean - Vocals
Colin Dean - Bass
Have you had other previous members? We've had a total of 6 drummers, 1 previus guitarist  and 2 other previous vocalists. 
What year did the band form? 2015, but we didn't get actual material ready and written until 2016
What's your style of genre? It's mainly deathcore with hints of djent here and there. 
What inspires you? The struggles we go through in our day to day lives. 
Are you looking for a booking agency, and what are your thoughts around that? We currently aren't looking for booking agencies at the time, with COVID and all. We feel it's best to stay home right now. 
Are you looking for a label, and what are your thoughts around that? We are already signed to music-records france and don't forsee ever signing to another label. 
What are your songs about? About how terrible people can be, struggles in our day to day lives, and giving into instincts and vices. 
Who does the composing and writes the lyrics? Terrence the vocalist. 
Do you compose in a certain inviroment? Not really. Our members work mostly remote and write music in their spare time and send it to each other for feedback and edits. 
Have you done any covers live? No, we like to play our music live. 
What are the least and most people to attend one of your gigs? Riverafest in Myrtle Creek was our biggest sghow, there were a few hundred people there. Our smallest show was about 5 people. We ended up playing a bar at 1am in the morning on a Sunday, no one was there but the employees. 
What ages are most of your concert attendants? 21+, we rarely see all ages shows in this genre anymore. 
Do you always play the same songs live, or do you vary? We played the same songs for quite some time, and have swapped them out a few times. When we get back to playing, we want all new material. 
Do you have a regular place you play live often? We don't currently because of COVID and local sound ordinances. 
What was your first gig like? It was awesome. We hosted the show ourselves with no promoter and did all the sound and booked all the bands we wanted. So the show was cohesive and all the bands got paid. 
What was your latest gig? We haven't played a show since last year. ROughly in Novemeber/october. We wanted to take a break on shows for the winter, and then COVID hit. 
Where have you played live this year? We haven't been able to play live this year. 
When did you start to sell merchandise, and what do you have for sale? We started sellign merch back in 2018 when we were playing shows all the time. We did t shirts, stickers, and beer cozies. 
Where can people buy your merchandise?
What do you think about people downloading music instead of buying records now a days? Unfurtunately there is nothing we can do to prevent it. If you like the artist, support them by buying their content. 
How do you think the music industry have changed because of this? People will be more reliant on selling tickets, merch, and receiving streaming revenue from platforms. 
What do you think of my work? It's awesome, thank you for taking the time to interview musicians and give people perspective. 
How do you think and know that this interview will help you in the music business? We're just happy we can get on a more personal level with anyone out there that may be a fan. 
Do you have any role models or idols? Some of the members do have role models. Although they may not be related to music. 
Why do you think that they exist? To have a goal or reference to obtain when striving to be a better person. 
Is it easier to find inspiration from older bands, or bands that are more active today? Newer bands for sure. 
What have been your biggest obstacles? COVID has definitely been the biggest obstacle. 
What advice would you give other bands or artists? Keep on going no matter how hard it gets. 
Do you have any new material? Not at the time, we are focusing on promoting our album that just dropped back in June. 
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