Band Interview Of The Day – Virtue In Vain

1. If could introduce yourselves for us, who are you?

I’m Hywel, I am the vocalist of Virtue In Vain. We are a metalcore band based in Cardiff/London

2. How did you all meet?

Me and our Guitarist (Emyr) are brothers. Dan (Drums) & Mason (Bass) we both know from other bands that we played in the south wales scene. So at one point we all ended up in the same band together.

3. How long have you been playing?

We have been going about 9 years when this band first started in concept but probably about 6 years we have properly been playing as a band.

4. What three words would you use to describe the music you play?

Heavy, Passionate and Punchy 

5. What are your musical influences?

Make Them Suffer, The Devil Wears Prada, Architects, Napoleon, For the Fallen Dreams, Crystal Lake & Currents. Plus many other bands we have played with over the many years.

6. What’s the weirdest thing you’ve seen during a show? 

Probably two guys full on fighting to a song. It was a proper fight and quite worrying. 

7. Being away from the stages in the last few years, where was the first place you visited when the restrictions were lifted?

I just went to visit family and friends. After that it was band prac. It had been so long that the first prac back left us a bit sore the day after. 

8. What’s the one record you own but wouldn’t ever admit to owning?

I don’t really know. I am not ashamed of what I listen to. Post malone maybe? I love him but it’s a bit odd for what I normally listen to. 

9. What have you been listening in the last few weeks?

I have been jamming Bleed Within lately. Really killing the scene right now. 

10. Are there any releases you have planned in the near future?

We are currently writing for our next EP. We have also just announced a small run of shows in the Uk later this year and also have some plans in the works to tour early 2023 so keep checking out our socials for updates. 

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Band Interview Of The Day – Processor

  1. If could introduce yourselves for us, who are you?

I am Johan Isaksson also know as the Electronic/Metal producer  called Processor. 

  1. How long have you been playing?

I have been around since 2002 as Processor. 

  1. What three words would you use to describe the music you play?

Distorted, drive , electronic 

  1. What are your musical influences?

3teeth, John Carpenter, Depeche Mode

  1. Being away from the stages in the last few years, where was the first place you visited when the restrictions were lifted?

Stockholm.

  1. t’s the one record you own but wouldn’t ever admit to owning?

Hmm guilty pleasure I guess..I don’t really have any records now but there are some good old 

Frank Sinatra playing sometimes. 

  1. What have you been listening in the last few weeks?

Health. Plus a lot of Swedish late 90s indie rock

  1. Are there any releases you have planned in the near future?

Colossal by Processo and Modesty Beast 

Band Interview Of The Day – Skidders

1. If could introduce yourselves for us, who are you?

Hi. Can I please first start by saying, rather than a band, I’m solo artist Steve Skidmore aka Skidders – song writer, producer, guitarist and session-guitarist. Born in Smethwick in the centre of England, within an area known as the Black Country due to steelworks, furnaces etc., during the Industrial Revolution.

I produce all my own material and play all instruments, apart from the human voice, which I am eminently rubbish at! So my compositions are 95% guitar instrumentals. On my three albums to date, I have not really limited my compositions to be “gig friendly”, hence me gigging mainly with other projects, as I call them. For example, I gig regularly with my duo Bukechi, with the fabulous Sammi Roberts on vocals. However, I will start working on my fourth album shortly, which will be geared towards taking on the road.

2. How did you all meet?

Well, my dad used to live a few doors down from my mom. She was a war widow and my dad asked her out. Apparently, they went out in my dad’s work’s van and my mom complained the rain was coming through the window. So my dad said “What do you want? A Rolls Royce?”. It was pure love from then on. They married a few years later and out I came. The rest is history, as they say.

3. How long have you been playing?

I started playing drums in a band when I was 14. By 15, I had taught myself to play the guitar with the theory I learned from piano lessons. I then took over as lead guitar from 15 onwards.

4. What three words would you use to describe the music you play?

Guitar; Eclectic; Blues.

5. What are your musical influences?

My first inspiration was The Shadows. Hank Marvin, their lead guitarist, played a red Stratocaster and I fell in love with the look and sound. Years later, around 2010, I saw him perform in a small theatre and was one of the best and most emotional concerts I have been to.

Following them, the Beatles – the best pop group that ever was for sure. In later years, I loved CCR, Led Zeppelin, TYA, Black Sabbath, Hendrix, Santana, Rory Gallagher and so on. These days, I love KT Tunstall, Ella Fitzgerald, John Mayer and throughout, Clapton.

6. What’s the weirdest thing you’ve seen during a show?

Getting drunk on Pernod and knocking my speaker cabinet over, was not one of my finest hours. Another time, my mobile went off in between songs. A friend wanted to know where exactly we were, so I guided him through over the phone and microphone at the same time – as he entered the hall, the audience gave him a great cheer! I’m afraid that’s it – I’ve never bitten any bat’s heads off or anything like that.

7. Being away from the stages in the last few years, where was the first place you visited when the restrictions were lifted?

I am still being very careful. Not wishing to bore you, but we’re in between houses and staying with the mother in law. She’s very frail and we can’t afford to get covid and pass it on to her. So we’ve avoided places where there’s a concentration of people. I have gigged with Bukechi, but that was outdoors. When we’ve moved into our new house, which should be soon, I’ll be checking out who’s on where. Until then, we’re sitting tight unfortunately.

8. What’s the one record you own but wouldn’t ever admit to owning?

T. Rex’s “Jeepster”. I actually bought the 7” single. Drat – I’ve now admitted it. This is really embarrassing.

9. What have you been listening in the last few weeks?

I’ve been listening to Amthyst Kiah’s “Wary + Strange” – it Is a really great album and I’ve been sharing it with my ‘music’ friends. A bit of a gem not to be missed!

10. Are there any releases you have planned in the near future?

My fourth album will be geared towards playing live, rather than my previous albums. So it will be less “produced” and more cut down instrument wise. I will start work on “Feckem Hall” later this year. I am also recording some guitar for a writer called Kylolus who is putting together a prog-rock album. It is very cool stuff and he has me doing some nice long guitar solos on quite a few of the tracks.

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Band Interview Of The Day – Faded Shades

1. If could introduce yourselves for us, who are you? 

We are alt rock trio Faded Shades! A bubbling kentish stew full of all things jangle pop rock.  1. How did you all meet? 

Joe & Charlie were introduced by their parents since they are brothers, and Liam was a bloke Joe met on  the internet many moons ago, a website called Join My Band to be precise. They joined another band  which eventually went on to split up but remained friends and jam buddies until the formation of Faded  Shades a few years later.  

2. How long have you been playing? 

The band has been established since our debut album was recorded and released in 2018! It Gets Heavy  was a defning time for the band and is available to stream via all major platforms. Its a full spectrum of the bands sound and I believe still demonstrates a lot of song crafting prowess.  

3. What three words would you use to describe the music you play? 

God like tunes 

4. What are your musical infuences? 

Our musical tastes range from Australian blues slide guitarists, through to mod era british invasion and all  the way to 90’s heavy rock. We really just love the quintessential guitar band vibes. A jukebox loaded with  Oasis, Small Faces, The Who, Black Keys, Arctic Monkeys and Rolling Stones is our idea of heaven,  especially if theres a pool table and beer involved.  

5. What’s the weirdest thing you’ve seen during a show? 

A tequila fuelled mosh pit led by an air guitarist.  

6. Being away from the stages in the last few years, where was the frst place you visited when the  restrictions were lifted? 

Went to see Gerry Cinnamon in Brighton which was amazing. Other than that just the pub at any given  opportunity, we shall never take it for granted again by lord.  

7. What’s the one record you own but wouldn’t ever admit to owning? 

I have a soft spot for Avril Lavigne that never seems to leave. Let Go was the frst album I ever bought also, I wear it like a badge of honour to be honest 

8. What have you been listening in the last few weeks? 

Liam Gallagher new album and saw him at Knebworth, Dropout Boogie from the Black Keys, Kula Shakers Love In Separation is a beautiful new song also. Plus a healthy dose of Eagles since saw them in Liverpool  recently! A whole array of old skool and new skool.  

9. Are there any releases you have planned in the near future? 

Yes! We have recently released our song Waiting on Tomorrow and its available to stream everywhere, also on 8th of July our next single “Heartache Calling” is dropping! Cant wait. Be sure to  follow us on our social media channels to keep up to date with the action via the handle @fadedshadeband.

Thanks for having us, Joe. 

Check out the bands latest single ‘Waiting On Tomorrow’ and be sure to stay tuned for their release of ‘Heartache Calling’ coming on the 8th July 2022.

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Band Interview Of The Day – Deep Talk

1. If could introduce yourselves for us, who are you?

Jordan: Hi, I’m Jordan. I’m one half of Deep Talk, usually play bass but also play a lot of other stuff for this project.

Christina: I’m Christina – I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area (where I still live) and am the other half of Deep Talk. Singing, lyrics, and everything else.

2. How did you all meet?

Jordan: I’m an old college friend of Christina’s partner. A few summers ago they spent a few days in Portland, and we immediately connected on music. The idea of collaborating came up, and it clicked really fast.

Christina: We met through a mutual friend and hung out for one day in Portland before sending each other song ideas while living thousands of miles apart. It was my first time visiting Portland, and Jordan took us to great food, bars with arcade games, and a local show. We also talked about music the entire time. 

3. How long have you been playing?

Jordan: Deep Talk formed in 2019.

Christina: Yep, 2019. We had only been writing music for a few months before the pandemic hit, which shut down any dreams of shows or collaborating in person. We were forced to focus only on songwriting, which means we entered 2022 with a strong backlog of songs.

4. What three words would you use to describe the music you play? 

Jordan: “Intense head bobbing” is the one we always use. Maybe it’s our motto.

Christina: Alt post punk. Pop post punk? Post pop punk?

5. What are your musical influences?

Jordan: Oh, tons. Talking Heads, the Replacements, Oingo Boingo. All that new wave, post-punk, college rock stuff is big for me… But I’m always looking for new things too. 

Christina: Recently? Sharon Van Etten, Courtney Barnett, Mitski. 

6. What’s the weirdest thing you’ve seen during a show?

Jordan: We played at a farm in San Francisco, and a chicken pooped on the stage right in front of me during our set. I had to be pretty careful where I stepped.

Christina: Definitely the chicken set. It was a cool setup though – the venue was outdoors in this eco farm former punk venue. The chickens would peck at oyster shells, breaking them down for fertilizer.

7. Being away from the stages in the last few years, where was the first place you visited when the restrictions were lifted?

Jordan: I went home to visit my parents! It was a huge relief to be able to go somewhere else and to see family.

Christina: Abroad! I got to visit some friends in London and visit my partner’s family. It was my first time visiting in Spring, so I was stunned by all the gorgeous blooms. I also got to visit our record label Animal Farm, which is based in London.

8. What’s the one record you own but wouldn’t ever admit to owning?

Jordan: I’m pretty sure I’ve got a signed Blue Man Group CD somewhere… I dunno. I’m not really a believer in guilty pleasures. I like pretty much everything I like unabashedly. 

Christina: My mom loves Enrique Iglesias and Ricky Martin, so it’s kind of a guilty pleasure throwback. I don’t know own their records, but I do sometimes listen to them online.

9. What have you been listening in the last few weeks?

Jordan: A lot of new releases. Cola, The Smile, Warpaint, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Let’s Eat Grandma, Melody’s Echo Chamber.

Christina: I’ve gotten into podcasts for the first time ever – so Huberman Lab most recently. I’m trying to get way better at sleeping.

10. Are there any releases you have planned in the near future?

Jordan: As of the time of writing this, we’re about to release a new song called “I Drove By” in a few days (June 17th). We recorded it back in December and can’t wait for people to hear it!

Christina: I’m really excited for people to hear “I Drove By.” It’s our first foray into a more traditional rock sound.

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Band Of The Interview – Ask Carol

1. If could introduce yourselves for us, who are you and How did you all meet?? 

This project started when we, Ask and Carol, the two members of Ask Carol, became friends right  after high school. We where studying music in southern Norway. We were always talking about  starting a band, but it would take about 7 years before we finally went through with the idea. The  summer of 2015 we stayed at a cabin in the Norwegian mountains, with no electricity and no water,  far away from people and civilization, only a few sheep outside the windows. That’s where our first  songs were made, and where the seed to what would become Ask Carol started. One more year  went by before we started for real, and Ask Carol was officially born, in 2016. Our first concert ever  was at a small blues club in Seoul, South Korea, called Strange Fruit. At that point, Carol was  already a somewhat known guitarist-for-hire in the Oslo music scene, and had never ever sung in  front of people before, or at all for that matter. That’s why we wanted to try out our music and hold  our first concerts far away from our hometown.  

After thinking hard and long about the band name, with many pretty good suggestions, we ended up  with the simple band name Ask Carol, the first names of our two members, Ask and Carol, put  together. Ask is a real Norwegian name, coming from Norse Mythology, the Viking religion; Ask  was the first human being, created by the God Odin, out of a piece of Ash-wood. You can read all  about that story here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ask_and_Embla 

2. How long have you been playing? 

As a band we’ve been playing together for a few years, but as musicians we have been playing since our  teens. We both started at around 14-16 years, but it would take many years before we started the band. You  could call us late bloomers, haha. 

3. What three words would you use to describe the music you play? 

Big, dynamic, rock 

4. What are your musical influences? 

We are both inspired by so many different things. A few of our biggest common inspirations are Jimi  Hendrix and Pink Floyd, which I think you can really hear in our music. In addition to that, Ask is very  influenced by The Clash, and Carol draws inspiration from amongst others, Nirvana.  

A place that has inspired us a lot in the past has been Carol’s cabin, high in the Norwegian  mountains. There is no electricity and no water, so it’s a very old school way of life. And no  internet. That means less distraction, and room for inspiration. The inspiration might always be  there, but with all the constant impressions and distractions from the internet there is just no room  for it. That is where we wrote our first songs as Ask Carol, in that cabin. 

5. What’s the weirdest thing you’ve seen during a show? 

There’s a lot crazy stuff that has happened on the tours and travels that is not fit for mentioning here, but  we’ll mention a few highlights. We got asked this a year ago as well, and sadly, because of Covid, nothing  has happened since then, haha. Anyway, here are some highlights:  

Valentines day in Open Air Auditorium, Rizal Park, thought we were playing for 100 people, but there was  1500 people there.  

Strange Fruit, Seoul. Our first concert as Ask Carol ever.  

Opening for The Brian Jonestown Massacre. Awesome band, and still some of our coolest concerts.  EuroTV. TV appearance on a Filipino TV channel. Host invited us home for drinks before the show.  LA Times Book Festival. Ended up speaking on one of the stages, which was so much fun. 

6. Being away from the stages in the last few years, where was the first place you visited when the  restrictions were lifted? 

We still haven’t really done any real traveling yet, but when we travelled to Tromsø to do a concert there in  March, our first plane ride in a long time, that sort of marked the transition out of the Covid-era for us. Even  though it was still a bit of rules, they were in the process of being lifted at that time. 

7. What’s the one record you own but wouldn’t ever admit to owning? 

None of us own anything we wouldn’t admit to. Of course, there’s lots of weird stuff from when we were kids in  our collections, but, we were kids, so nothing to be embarrassed about, haha.  

8. What have you been listening in the last few weeks? 

Ask: This last week I’ve been listening to a lot of new music, as I’ve been looking for bands to play with, do  support for, or work with somehow, and also to just find other bands who sound kind of similar to us. There’s a  lot of awesome music out there, it is just that it’s almost like it gets hidden away, haha. 

Carol: Led Zeppelin and Little Dragon. Have been working on new designs for our merch, and there’s been a  lot weird music in the background, everything from black metal to psychedelic electronica 😛  

9. Are there any releases you have planned in the near future? 

Yes, first up is one more single from our upcoming debut album, the last one, before the big album release on  August 26th. We’ve been working on that album during Covid, as we were stuck in the Norwegian  woods anyway, with nothing to do or anyone to talk to for that matter. Can’t wait to show you guys!

Check out the bands latest release, ‘Mountains Of Cash’ below.

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Band Interview Of The Day – Armagelion

If could introduce yourself for us, who are you? 

I am ARMAGELION, the Divine Beast.


2. How did you started?

It began in Los Angeles, California two years ago, even though the idea of ARMAGELION came up 10 years ago. I wanted to find the perfect combination between a larger than life character and pure hard rock with reminiscence about the 80s sound but with my own style.
Armagelion and his mythology come from the fascination for Sci fi, comic books and larger than life characters.


3. How long have you been playing?

Around five years. 

4. What three words would you use to describe the music you play?

Pure Hard Rock. 

To get deep into my sound I’d say Hard rock/ heavy metal. High pitched vocals, catchy and dramatic melodies, shredder guitars and melodic synths. 

5. What are your musical influences?

The big hard rock bands of the 80s. Specially Bon Jovi, Motley Crue, Europe and Kiss. 

6. What’s the weirdest thing you’ve seen during a show?

If I told you, I would have to kill you. ARMAGELION rituals are wild.
It’s not a show, but an experience, a ritual. Each venue becomes my temple.

7. Being away from the stages in the last few years, where was the first place you visited when the restrictions were lifted?

It was a tough time. Of course you could still create music, but there was no live audience to share with. 
The first place I visited was Lava Cantina, a venue at Dallas. 

8. What’s the one record you own but wouldn’t ever admit to owning?
Fortunately, I don’t think I have guilty pleasures. Maybe one or two songs, but I wouldn’t buy an album full of guilty pleasures. (laughs)

9. What have you been listening in the last few weeks?

I’ve been listening to Journey a lot lately. I love “Who’s crying now” and “Girl can’t help it”

10. Are there any releases you have planned in the near future? 
I have a new single to come, which is already done as the next preview to the upcoming album.
The upcoming single is sensual and energetic. It’s called “Playing with Fire”
Also, I’m planning to hit the road this year. 

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Band Interview Of The Day – Stealth

  1. If could introduce yourselves for us, who are you?

My name is Ivan and I am the vocalist of the Italian metal band Stealth.

  1. How did you all meet?

IVAN: Me and Daniele (bassist), we knew each other before forming the band. We were in the same  group of friends and the whole project for the band started from there. 

Just after me and Daniele formed the first line up of Metal Militia during spring 1997, Lorenzo (guitars) and Roberto (drums) joined us at the beginning of the following year. This has been the line up until summer 2000. We changed name into Stealth during spring 2000 while the original line up was still in place. We commonly agreed to change name because at that time we felt like we were to closely associated with Metallica and even though we were at that time performing few Metallica songs, we already released 2 EPs of our own music. So we changed into Stealth to avoid people thinking we were just a cover band. 

  1. How long have you been playing?

IVAN: The 3rd of August 2022 we will celebrate the band 25th anniversary. 

  1. What three words would you use to describe the music you play?

IVAN: Metal, Experimental, Innovative.

  1. What are your musical influences?

IVAN: I’d say bands like Fear Factory, Machine Head, Metallica and Iron Maiden influenced our entire musical career. But we are constantly experimenting something new. We are open to all kinds of music styles, both heavy metal and not. Daniele loves hard rock and discovering new prog metal bands together with Lorenzo. Michele, our drummer, is a big fan of Tool and Iced Earth. And finally me, I’m more into industrial and Nu metal in general. 

Also I’d say that we constantly take inspiration from all the underground bands we play with

in festivals and venues.

  1. What’s the weirdest thing you’ve seen during a show?

IVAN: It was in one London’s small club some year ago. There was this unusual doom metal trio playing with 2 bass players as frontmen. Weird but absolutely effective. 

  1. Being away from the stages in the last few years, where was the first place you visited when the restrictions were lifted?

IVAN: I don’t remember well but I’m sure it was a rock/metal venue nearby.

  1. What’s the one record you own but wouldn’t ever admit to owning?

IVAN: It’s a gospel CD that I usually like listening to during Christmas time. I attended a jazz/gospel vocal seminar in a small town of Appenino mountains here in Italy in the early 2000s. That’s why I used to follow and listen to some gospel artists at the time.

  1. What have you been listening in the last few weeks?

IVAN: I’m doing a global musical research on how metal music has taken influences from popular music. This is leading me to discover some really interesting underground metal bands.

  1. Are there any releases you have planned in the near future?

IVAN: We are thinking to release a compilation of our best audio recordings by the 3rd of August 2022, to celebrate the band 25th anniversary. Probably there will be 12 songs, each of them taken from the 12 audio releases of these 25 years.

Band Interview Of The Day – Kyle Chatham

  1. If could introduce yourselves for us, who are you?

I’m Kyle Chatham. I’m an artist/singer songwriter/ musician originally from the West Coast of Scotland now based in South London. 

2. How long have you been playing?

I’ve been playing music in some form or another for most of my life. I started on drums when I was about 5 years old which progressed to guitar and singing around the age of 10 and writing came shortly after. When I got into production in my mid to late teens that’s when my writing really progressed and experimented with different forms to come to where I am now. 

3. What three words would you use to describe the music you play?

Ethereal, Dark and Melancholic

4. What are your musical influences?

I grew up on 90s alt rock mainly like Pearl Jam, Soundgarden and other bands of that time. They’re still a big influence on me but now it’s probably more things like Ben Howard, Bon Iver, Frank Ocean, James Blake and King Krule that influence me more. Everything I listen to has an effect in some way though. I’m constantly experimenting. 

5. What’s the weirdest thing you’ve seen during a show?

My first show under my own solo music had a crowd of underage uninterested drunk teenagers, one of which was sick all over the middle of the hall floor. It descended into a small riot of thrown tables and chairs as the police showed up to shut the show down. 

6. Being away from the stages since last year, where is the one place you’d visit when the restrictions are lifted?

If you mean musically, I’m up for seeing any live music after it’s been gone for so long. I was lucky enough to catch Ben Howard in London a couple of times last year which was a real privilege to witness the spectacle of it all again. 

7. What’s the one record you own but wouldn’t ever admit to owning?

If I wouldn’t admit to it… surely I wouldn’t tell you? Luckily I’m not ashamed to admit anything like that. I’m not sure what would be the most surprising though. I’ve inherited a few records like Human League’s DARE  and I think an ACDC record or two. Don’t think I’ve spun either of them yet though…

8. What have you been listening in the last few weeks?

I’ve been enjoying the new Black Country, New Road album and dipped back to Endless by Frank Ocean recently too.

9. Are there any releases you have planned in the near future?

Yeah, I have a single out at the end of March titled “Once More Round Your Heart”. Keep an eye out for that one!

Before ‘Once More Round Your Heart’ drops check out ‘Valentine’ below.

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Band Interview Of The Day – Sweet Crystal

If you could introduce yourselves for us, who are you? 

I’m Marq Andrew Speck, lead vocalist and keyboard player for 24-time Detroit Music Award  winning band SWEET CRYSTAL . Along with founding members guitarist  Bill Blatter and drummer Steve Wieser and now joined by newest member and bass player Martin  Kuchar, we have been at the forefront of the Christian rock scene here in Michigan even before  this genre had its own radio and broadcast outlets. 

How did you all meet? 

The three of us that started SWEET CRYSTAL met right out of high school and became fast  friends for life. The newest (and youngest for that matter) is Marty on bass and as of today, has  been with us for nearly 5 years – I guess we passed his audition.  

We’ve all been playing since we were teenagers – actually Bill (guitar) and Steve (drummer) played  together during high school. I came along later, during our college years and we all set out to make  it our fulltime jobs (which we did for many years – 6 ½ tons of gear, 4-man road crew). The three of  

us – the core-founding members – have never stopped playing together since then (although live  touring did stop for a time). 

How long have you been playing? 

Getting ready for our fifth decade together. Does it get old after 40 years together? Absolutely not!  It just gets better with every passing day. 

What three words would you use to describe the music you play? 

Christian Progressive Rock 

What are your musical influences? 

We started out totally influenced by the progressive rock English music scene of the 60’s and 70’s:  bands like Pink Floyd, Yes, Genesis, Atomic Rooster, Uriah Heep all left their musical marks on  our writing and playing. We also listened to a lot of American bands like Kansas, Journey, Rush  and Spock’s Beard to keep our creative juices flowing.  

What’s the weirdest thing you’ve seen during a show? 

Every time we play a show on or near Halloween… seeing a dance floor filled with costumed  monsters, witches, Wookies, cartoon characters and big babies always makes you wonder “What  the…?”

Being away from the stages since last year, where is the one place you’d visit when the restrictions  are lifted? 

Even though 2020/21 were a very tough years for us – and everyone for that matter, what with the  closing of most venues and other places to play out – we had the great experience of Live  Streaming a 30-minute performance from our personal studios Nightcrier Music here outside of  Detroit. It’s up on our YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/AW776sHKAes along with a lot of other  online and live event videos that give a pretty sweet view into all things Crystal. It turns out this was a great way for our fans and new audiences to experience who we are and  what we offer musically while relaxing at home or anywhere they can get the web. We miss the live  audience feedback of a concert appearance but this at least kept us smiling. Once all restrictions  are lifted… the sky’s the limit! 

What’s the one record you own but wouldn’t ever admit to owning? 

What’s a ‘record”? Kidding – sold our album collection years ago. 

What have you been listening to in the last few weeks? 

The latest Deep Purple release (love classic acts that just keep going), a lot of the solo work from  Neal Morse (Spock’s Beard, Transatlantic, more) and the new CD from Jordan Rudess (Dream  Theater). Prog Rock Rules!!! 

Are there any releases you have planned in the near future? 

We just released 7th Heaven– which happens to be our 7th CD as well. We previously released 4 singles from “7th  Heaven” during 2020/21 with video support (on our YouTube channel and other social sites) but  thought waiting until this New Year (with the very challenging last two years behind us) might be  just the spark our fans and audiences would appreciate to make 2022 a much happier New Year  indeed. Our complete discography can be heard over at our Bandcamp and Soundcloud pages. 

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This latest album ‘7th HEAVEN’ continues where our last release ‘Got Your Six’ left off: songs of  hope and inspiration featuring our signature guitar sounds, synth melodies, straight ahead  drumming with just a few chanting monks thrown in for good measure. 

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