Friday, April 12, 2013

Bone Sickness Interview

1. Can you give us an update on what is going on with the band these days?

We've been writing a lot of new material and getting our set locked in again for various shows that we've got planned for the next few months. 

2. How would you describe the musical sound of the new album and how it differs from previous efforts?

"Alone In the Grave" definitely has a much "fuller" sound than our previous effortsWe've gone through a number of line up changes since our demo days, so, this record is really true to our current live act.

3. What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the new release?

Writing lyrics was a very collaborative effort for this record. We won't get too into the topics, but wewill say that they will dig the listener a little bit deeper into the grave.

4. What is the meaning and inspiration behind the bands name?
Our first guitar player, Ben Moore-Maley, came up with the name after watching a no-budget gore flick of the same title. 

5. What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and how would you describe your stage performance?

We had the the privilege of playing Chaos in Tejas, down in Austin, in 2011 and it ruled. Great fest, great bands, Timmy's the man. As far as our stage performance, we don't do anything too special. We just play and people tend to go wild.

6. Do you have any touring plans for the future?

We're actually planning a tour with Oakland's RUDE in late July/early August. The plan is to make it over to Texas again.

7. On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your new album by fans of underground metal?

Everything has been really positive and we've heard a lot of good words. We hope to play our of the country and actually bring our tunes to a wider audience soon.

8. What is going on with the other musical projects these days?

Two of us are in a Seattle-based death/black metal outfit called "Patibulum". Sam plays in the Tacoma-based band "Trepanation", and Rusty, our guitar player, plays in a few jazz groups in the Tacoma/Seattle area.

9. What direction do you see your music heading into on future releases?

We plan on keeping our sound as raw and real as we possibly can.

10. What are some bands or musical styles that have influenced your newer music and also what are you listening to nowadays?

The songs on the new record were sourced from a lot of different influences. We all listen to a really broad spectrum of music. Rusty is ZZ Top's #1 fan, Mitch loves all aspects of punk/US hardcore and Chase is really into Despise You. Sam's lost almost all touch and listens to Jay-Z constantly.

11.Outside of music what are some of your interests?

Horror flicks. Grave Robbing.

12. Any final words or thoughts before we wrap up this interview?

I'd like to dedicate this interview to the "Voices of the Damned and Possessed". RIP Cy Thoth.

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