Sunday, September 14, 2014

Burn The Army Interview

 1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band? Well, our name is Burn the Army. We are trio from Indianapolis. The members are Corey Clark, Jordan Smith, and myself, Dyllen Nance. We all come from fairly different musical backgrounds, but have managed to construct a very interesting middle ground.  

2.You have an ep coming out in October, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording? I hate to use the word "epic," so, I won't. Peaks and valleys are what this band feeds off of. We like building things up then blasting off. The Tide to Sink the Summit covers a great deal of the aggressive musical spectrum. Think Isis, Tool, Converge, and maybe even some world music influences.

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?
The Tide to Sink the Summit is loosely based on Greek Mythology. That was the idea from the get-go. The lyrics were collectively written about our own experiences. We derived inspiration from the mythology to make it a more interesting story: I.Sky II.Sea III.And IV. End. 

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Burn the Army'?
Answer 1) It is a lyric from the first song we wrote as a band that stuck out to us. 

5.What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and also how would you describe your stage performance? We had the honor of sharing the stage with Jucifer, as well as Author and Punisher, who was on tour with Phil Anselmo's band at the time. The performance is dramatic and energetic and we strive to engage those around us. We have worked hard to be able to put on a tight and solid show that causes unavoidable head bangs. 

6.Do you have any touring or show plans once the ep is released?
We have plans to tour following the release. We also have some new material to record. As far as shows, we are playing with Wolvhammer and Mortals in Indianapolis on November 13th. Were also coming to Lexington, KY on October 12th to play a show at Al's Bar with our friends from Nashville, Black Tar Prophet and Kentucky natives Dirt Bag and Sonic Altar. We're definitely stoked about the upcoming shows. 

7.Currently you are unsigned, are you looking for a label or have received any interest?
If it were the right label at the right time, sure.

8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of post metal?
The feedback we've received has been remarkable so far. I'm not currently aware of an international attention but that's definitely a goal. 

9.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
I believe it will always remain in the same realm, we will just continue to refine our skills and get better as a band. 

10.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? 
We are a melting pot of all of the bands that we came together over to start the band. To name a few Isis, Converge, Pelican, Russian Circles Deftones, Tool, and of course, Sabbath.   
Between the three of us, there is always a wide array of music. At the current moment, a collective list is as follows: Doomriders, Truck Fighters, Foo Fighters, Red Fang, Mastodon, Sleep, Isis, Sade, Earth, Yob, King Diamond, Black Sabbath,  Baroness, Melvins, Talib Kweli, Kendrick Lamar, Neurosis, Old Man Gloom and a lot of other stuff. We're eclectic.  

11.What are some of your non musical interests?
Corey is a full-time tattoo artist out of High Caliber, Indianapolis. Jordan enjoys reading and collecting all physical mediums of music. I don't really have a life outside of work and music. I'm not complaining one bit though.

12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
We have something for everyone in our music. One of my biggest goals is to convert those that don't typically enjoy the genre, while keeping it crucial for those that have cut their teeth on heavy music. Music from the heart. You can hear it.

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