Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Blighter Interview

1.For those that have never heard or you before, can  you tell us a little bit about the band? We are just a bunch of close friends(and two brothers) that got together to play a bunch of our favorite elements of different genres and to have fun!

2.How would you describe your musical sound? 719 stoner crust!! A mix between crust punk, grind, stoner metal, doom, and sludge

3.Can you tell us a little bit about the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music? A lot of the songs are about the decline of society, very misanthropic topics.

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Blighter'? It actually originally came from our drummer and d&d, that's right dungeons and dragons.

5.Out of all the shows that the band has done so far, which one did you enjoy the most?
There's too many great times to pick one, we've had crazy lady bar fights while we were playing, and we've had some killer house shows in flagstaff and Olympia where so many people are crammed into a tiny place! Played in the forest and camped in Albuquerque, Every show is our favorite show, except for a few of them haha.
6.Do you have any show or tour plans for the future?

7.Currently you are unsigned, are you looking for a label or have received any interest? We really like doing the d.i.y thing at the moment and have had some friends help put out our music like our first 7" was released by us with the help of bad people records and our buddies in carrion decay in Texas have a tape label called hff records. Bryan, our guitarist also just started a label called what's left records. If a good label we respect approached us with something that would help get our music out there I'm sure we wouldn't turn it down, but we definetly aren't out searching.

8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of doom, sludge, crust and grind?
It's been great! We just toured with an excellent band from Germany called down on knees I'm weak (which are the best dudes ever!!) and are looking forward to doing a tour with them out there next year.

9.Are any of the band members involved with any other musical projects these days? Ohhhhhh yes!! We all have a ton of different bands. Bryan O sings in a grind/punk band called 908 and plays guitar/sings in a two piece zombie thrash band with cliff, while he also plays drums with lee in a killer doom grind band called rhogog, Sean plays drums and does vocals in a black metal/crusty doom band called saus and Bryan w plays bass in an awesome lo-if garage rock band called shiiii whaaa(it is members of his past awesome garage bands the nicotine fits and conjugal visits)

10.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?weve been wanting to go both ways, writing some songs that are a lot groovily and heavy and writing some full on grind assaults as well.

11.What are some bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays? We love bands like sleep, sabbath of course, disrupt, insect warfare, crass, dystopia, detestation, catheter and tons others! Some bands that we have met and become great friends with have also influence us as people: swamp wolf, godhunter, hanta/ronoso, down on knees I'm weak, Cron, Samothrace, carrion decay, gaff, greedy mouth, dripfed, sonic vomit, khemmis, in the company of serpents, whilt, and tons more, we love you all!!

12.What are some of your non musical interests? Weed, skateboarding, magic the gathering, weed, Denzel Washington movies, and smoking weed while skateboarding, playing magic the gathering on the way to the newest Denzel Washington movie.

13.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts? We want to say thank you very much to you and everyone that has taken interest in a band from Colorado Springs. From everyone that has put on a show for us, given us a place to stay, fed us, bought a record or tape, came to a show, liked us, hated us, thank you everyone or listening and giving it a chance.

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