Invidious (Metal)

Written by rickmurder

Posted Sep 1, 2005.

Alex-Vocals - Ray- Guitar
Phil- Guitar - Jeremy-Bass
David- Drums - Matt-Turntables

What is music to you? Music is life. If there was no music in the world, I think there would be total chaos.

What does your band name mean? Tending to rouse, ill will, or envy.

What venue would you like to play? I would have to say Soma in San Diego. It's just one big room with a huge stage.

What venue has been the best to play? The Whisky-A-Go-Go in Hollywood, CA.

How was your first show? Our first show was local in Hemet called The Wheel House. We had only been a band for 3 months. It was probably one of our funniest shows because all the band's friends were there, so it was packed and we did not care if we were not that good.

How have you seen yourselves get better since then? I am still seeing us getting better each day. You have to push yourself everyday. That is the only way your band will get tighter.

What makes a show the best? When you walk out seeing all those people, you have a good stage and a good response from people.

Who do you one day want to open for? Slipknot.

What makes you strive to be heard? (Alex) We are doing something that is true to ourselves; doing this style is what we all want to do.

What inspires most of your lyrics? (Alex) My life, and what has happen to me when I was growing up. Plus, I like to write stories and compose them into songs. I think people and relate to that.

What you are saying through your music? (Alex) Just, be yourself and live the way you want to. Don't take any crap from anyone.

How did the band come together? (Alex) I posted an ad in the recycler and met Ray and David there. We were meant to play together in a band. David, Ray, and I have tried out a lot of people! We knew this band called Achor. We were good friends with them but there band was going down hill. They broke up, so we got Phil, the guitar player, and Ronnie, the bass player. I still haven't met anyone like him yet, no one can play as good as he can. Also, we just got Matt on sampler-turntables, who just joined us and hasn't played any shows yet.

For what reasons was your band formed? To play the style we play. I think, when we met and started jamming, we came up with what we have and it blew all of us away.

What is the best thing about being your band? All about the music.

Do you have any advice to starting bands? Write. Write. Write a lot of music. Get well planned out and get tight. Live before playing shows. A lot of these bands I hear on the radio cannot play live but I think you need to sound the same way you do live as on your studio recording.

What is the best thing about music? It's all from the heart.

What inspires each of you to play? It's the only place we can go and feel alive.

What do you think about UFOs? They are out there.

Do your parents like the person you are today? We could all say they are pleased with us and who we are. A lot of our parents come to our shows.

What were some of your favorite bands growing up? Pantera, Korn, Slipknot, Rush, Dream Theatre, Tool, and Nirvana.

Anything you would like to say to your fans? Just to keep metal alive.



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