Thursday, September 22, 2011

Reign Of Vengeance Interview

1. Can you give us an update on what is going on with the band these days?

     REIGN OF VENGEANCE is currently in the studio recording a new single that will appear on the Brain Damage Films/Music Christmas releases.  We are also preparing for some live shows we have coming up, are in the process of auditioning new full time drummers to sit in our thrown of brutality, and we are working on a music video for "She's Best Kept Headless".
 2. How would you describe the musical sound of the new album?

    Brutal, Bloody, Death fucking Metal.
 3. What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the new album explores?
   The new album explores many different topics ranging from sexuality, religion, everyday life, and political assassination.  All of these concepts are of course explored with a perception altered by a craving for violence and bloodshed.  Lyrically, each song was written as its own stand alone horror story with a plot-line, climax, and resolution.  The album is then all tied together with the last track "It Shouldn't Have Been Found, It Shouldn't Have Been Written."
 4. What is the meaning and inspiration behind the bands name?
    Brutal, Bloody, Death fucking Metal.
5. What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and how would you describe your stage performance?

    We did a show in an otherwise pathetic and metro-sexual club in Scottsdale that was rather interesting.  The staff consisted of many bouncers that did not like or respect metal so the tension was blade-cut thick.  They did not show the bands or our fans an ounce of respect so we in turn all did the same.  One large and stupid asshole kept getting in Jon Rice's (Job For A Cowboy) way, who was guest drumming for us that night, as he was trying to set his drums up on stage.  It was fun terrorizing that place and watching their crowd stare at us horrified as we performed songs like "In The Club (with a chainsaw)"- a song about a man hacking people down with a chainsaw in a place exactly like that.
 6. Do you have any touring plans for the new album?
   Yes, we are currently in between booking agents but once we find one that is reliable we will be on the road again.
 7. Currently you are signed to Brain Damage a label that is more known for horror films, how di you get in contact with this label and how would you describe the support that they have given you so far, in addition what do you think of their horror films I nkow that alot of people complain about some of their movies for being way too low budget?
  I met Darrin when I was working a part time job that I hated to finance the album....  There is a song inspired by this job in the album titled "He Hates His Fucking Job, He Hates his Fucking Wife, He Hates His Fucking Life.".......  I commented that I liked his shirt and many of the Brain Damage Films movies and he then informed me that he was the companies owner.  We got to talking about music, met for a few beers, and then decided that REIGN OF VENGEANCE and Brain Damage Films would do best forming a strategic alliance.  Based upon how popular Brain Damage Films made many of the bands from their "Traces of Death" soundtrack the band knew that Brain Damage Films would be able to assist the band in completing many of its goals.  Brain Damage Films has distributed over 250 films to date. They pride themselves on distributing a lot of indie horror so of course they are going to have some that are awesome and some that are not the greatest horror films ever made.  Overall, they are a solid company and have worked well with us so far.
 8. I know that the band members have a lot of experience playing in other bands, what made you decide to go for a more brutal or technical sound with this band compared to the other styles that you have played  in the past?

   It felt like the time to unleash something brutal again.
 9. On a worldwide level how has your music been recieved by death metal fans?

   Fans... Critics...... They don't fucking matter.  What matters is that the band is very satisfied with our work and the release....for now.

10. What direction do you see the band heading into on future releases?

   More brutal, more technical, but all within classic style song structures.

11. What are some bands or musical styles that have influenced your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
   Some of the influences came from the other bands of the members that recorded this album.  Other than that we were more inspired by violent films, alcohol, a forensics class I had taken, a ridiculous amount of marijuana, and occasionally crashing my Dr. friends autopsies at the local college.  We do our best not to be inspired by other musicians because that's when all of the bands start sounding the same and the music becomes stupid and pointless.
12. Outside of music what are some of your interests?

     There is not much time anymore for other interests.  When I do have time to do other stuff I more often or not find myself lifting weights, drinking alcohol, writing, reading, or banging some good looking chick I randomly picked up somewhere.  Tommy has a couple of other musical projects that he keeps himself busy with and he owns/operates The Kompound Studios where the "Disemboweling Swine" album was recorded.  All of those different projects keeps him extremely busy.  He is also very into professional wrestling which inspired one of the songs on this album that was written about one of the superstars that lost his mind a couple years back.
13. Any final words or thoughts before we wrap up this interview?
No.  That is efficient.

Marshall "fucking" Beck -Vocalist, Booking, Published Author.

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