Saturday, June 11, 2016

Chronobot Interview

1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?

We're a cosmic doom band from Saskatchewan, Canada. We like our music fuzzy and spaced-out, just like our heads.


2.How would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recordings?

We felt like the sessions for this split went really well, and we were able to showcase the different elements of our sound really well. We recorded live off the floor and we were able to pair the slow fuzz-guitar riffs with the eerie organ and synth taking off to outer space while the riffs hammer down.


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

Outer space, time-travel, but of course also our main inspiration, weed and psychedelics. We give tribute lyrically to the love of getting fucked up together that got us making music as a band in the first place.


4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Chronobot'?

It's a similar thing with the name, Dave (guitar) came up with it years before the band ever really existed – 'the Chronobot' is a dope-smoking, time-travelling robot from the future, here to lay waste to the present and rain hazy destruction upon us all.


5.What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and also how would you

describe your stage performance?

Our performances are high volume, and high energy. We like to come out and crank it, and give it all we've got. Playing live is a hell of a feeling and it feels like we connect with audiences the most when we're all fucked up and banging around together.


We were lucky enough to play with Weedeater a couple years ago, so that show is up there in terms of our best. On tour in Lethbridge, Alberta in 2013 was one fucking hell of a show, too, and playing Kamloops with our buds in Hemptress for the first time, in late 2013, was incredible. The parking lot party that night was insane and by the time everyone played we were all trashed as one, but everyone just layed it down. Then in 2014 on our eastern Canada tour, when we met the AlgomA guys, actually, that show was fucking nuts. It was a destroyer. Quebec city on the same tour as well... there's more but I guess if we had to pare it down those are some of the standouts!


6.Do you have nay touring or show plans for the future?

We've got a couple shows here in city, in June and in September – we'd like to get back out on the road but we're also focusing on getting our next full-length written after these back to back splits so the immediate focus is on that.


7.in the last year you have shared split's with both 'Hemptress' and 'AlogomA', what are your thoughts on the other bands that had participated on the recordings?

We don't have enough good things to say about those bands. Hemptress from Kamloops, BC are the best guys you could ever meet, and they know how to play rock and roll. Greasy fuzz jams, and motherfucking sick guitar playing. And just some of our best bros in the world as people besides rocking so hard as a band!

Meeting AlgomA was one of the best moments of our entire trip East, and they treated us so well. And honestly, they crush. Holy fuck they're devastating live, going on after them was one of those moments where you're watching them, thinking “how the fuck do we play after these guys, they're so fuckin heavy”. Like smashing your face into a brick wall, sonically. Love it!! And we've talked about doing a split release with them ever since.


8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of stoner and doom metal?

Pretty good so far! No crazy breakout success or anything, but that's the norm obviously, and not why we got into this kind of music. But we've shipped out some records and our debut CD to all over Europe and the support online seems really good. It's rad to know that people outside of our immediate area at all are listening to what we're doing!


9.What is going on with some of the other bands or musical projects these days that some of the band members are a part of?

Scott (bass) is in Hashfiend, with Quinton, our former bass player, who actually played on the split haha. Which is rad cause they're both our bros and we all like to play together! Cody (drums) is in Hexensabbat, a black metal band gearing up for their first release, and Darius (organ/synth) is in Ave Sol.


10.When can we expect another full length and also where do you see the band heading into

musically during the future?

Hoping by next year!! We'd like to keep pushing the envelope of comfort, of how fucked up and spaced out we can get and what different elements of rock and doom we can meld together.


11.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?

Sabbath and Hawkwind are what we built this band on haha. Obviously we're fans of Sleep and the Wizard too, and all the rest – there's some real hard-tripping bands out there these days. Currently digging Causa Sui, Electric Moon, Papir... but that's just me, we all listen to different stuff too so I know the other guys are rocking some other rad bands.


12.What are some of your non musical interests?

Cody's pretty into farming, I think he's actually seeding right now honestly. He's all about vintage tractors. I'm into books, lately sci-fi; I just finished the Dune series. Scott digs his football, I know he's already counting down til the season, Dave's been in on the beta of the new Doom. We all got some different shit going on haha.


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

Yeah, thanks for having us guys, as always, smoke weed, drink beer and have yourselves a fuckin time

No comments:

Post a Comment