Obviously the answer to this would vary among each member, but a common thread I could say is Florida death metal was a major introduction to extreme music.
TMR: If you had to describe your upcoming release “Macrobial” to a new listener….what two albums would you say strongly influenced its creation? What could they expect?
I read a review recently that described Macrobial as full of surprises. Moreover, we don’t think the listener will get bored and for as much complexity and aggression embedded in the album, there is relief in the elements or hooks that get you to listen to it again. Two albums that inspired Macrobial- that’s challenging because we’re inspired by all kinds of metal and music in general. If you’re asking me, Cruelty and the Beast by Cradle of Filth and Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia by Dimmu Borgir. Also everything by Old Man’s Child and Dissection, for good measure (laughs)
TMR: It’s no secret you guys went a while without releasing material. Did the well just run dry? Or was it just a ridiculously long adventure?
A ridiculously long adventure would better describe it (laughs).
TMR: What new metal bands do you guys see as up and comers in the genre? List some of your favorite new bands!
Yea, check out the Artisan Era roster! 😉
TMR: Do you have any shows planned promoting “Macrobial”?
Not for 2019.