Friday, May 1, 2015

Rolling Through The Universe Interview

1.Can you give us an update on what is going on with the band since the recording and release of the new album?

Since we were in the studio, we have been building a new practice space and honing the songs to keep them fresh in our minds.  The album has just been released so not much has happened yet.  We are booking a west coast tour this June and will be playing a local gig on May 18....Aside from that,  just the seasonal allergies and over consumption of adult herbs, and beverages.

2.Recently you have released a new album, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording?

The sound of the album is more full than our previous albums.  The songs tend to touch most of our inner thoughts, which is really noisy.

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the newer music?

We write a lot of about the universe, consciousness, culture and society... all that neo-psychedelic intellectual rhetoric. That said, not much of it is distinguishable and is just meant to add to the sound, to become another instrument in the dusty sound that we produce.

4.Originally the band was all instrumental, what was the decision behind adding vocals into the music?

A tin can.  Really it was singing into a tin can that made it come to life. REVERB REVERB REVERB!

5.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Rolling Through the Universe'?

We are all rolling through this universe... Did you forget that we are on a some what of a round planet?

6.Originally the band was from North Dakota but now lives in Oregon, what was the decision behind the move, and also how would you compare the two states?

Well, ND is pretty much a cultural/environmental wasteland, so moving to Portland was an amazing and rewarding experience.  The Band was moved here to escape a life of monotonous cycles of self-harm and lack of good beer.

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

We opened for Yob and it was the best show ever.  Our stage performance was sort of like Yob's, but more on the funny side of things:)

8.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?

Yes: we will be touring the southern west coast in June! In late august we will be touring the northern part of the US. In spring we plan to do a European tour, as most of our album sales/interest are incorporated over seas.

9.The new album was released on Hidden Temple Records, can you tell us a little bit more about this label?

We have been an independent band the inteire time.  Our music does not fit the regular day to day scedule of most labels so we created our own.  You never make money in the music industry, why not go down with your own fucked up idea?

10.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of sludge, doom and post metal?

Really early to ask this question but, it seems to be taking hold in Europe and Mexico, oddly enough.... by taking hold we mean, people who have been downloading our new album overseas.  This is a first for us to see the interest spark so quickly.  Its like a flame that will keep burning.  We hope it consumes the planet.

11.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?


12.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?

Earth, Fire, Wind, Water, heart.

13.What are some of your non musical interests?

Coconut oil, wet pants, spicy tuna, bearded clams, shredding pussy, and Totino's Pizza Rolls.

14.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?

Don't ask this question in an interview!

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