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New Album- 'Methods of Torture'
Question: Talk a little bit about your music. Why is it your felt most comfortable in the type/style of music you create and produce?
Converter Thief: All of us in the band grew up listening and playing aggressive music. It felt like natural path to take to write Metal music. We didn’t just wake up and decide to play this or that we just play what comes natural.
Question: An artist wants their music to make their fans 'feel.' When the lyrics, melody and parts are being worked through what tells you as an artist- this is it?
Converter Thief: When the music and lyric are in sync it gives off an energy that you just know that’s the part or that’s the lyric. We get that “feel” and this is confirmed when we play live. Our fans also have that feeling at those parts. It’s almost as if you wrote a hit song and knew it was a hit song without anyone hearing it……although we have yet to have a hit song (laughed).
Question: Many bands and musicians want to make a difference. Whether that is something small or huge or found in between. For you as a band of mates- what are some things you would like to make a difference in for your community and fans?
Converter Thief: If someone if having a bad day and can put our music on and feel better about the situation they are in that’s the difference, we would like to make. Also, when we set up shows with other local bands on it we like to set those up so these bands can make some money and have a decent audience to play to. We like to inspire people to be better and do better and if we can do that for just one person then we are successful.
Question: Top five songs currently spinning on your playlist (CD, Stream, Vinyl however you listen):
Slaughter to Prevail -Chronic Slaughter
Suicide Silence - Disengage
Just Another - Ginger
All Shall Perish - Black Gold Reigns
Black Dahlai Murder - Unhallowed
Meytal- everybody hates you now
Kevlar- give it up
Coheed and Cambria- colors
All shall perish- the past will haunt us both
Diamond Rio- meet in the middle
Evan Brewer - Currency
Dimmu Borgir - Puritaina
Strapping Young Lad - Wrong Side
Fallujah - The Void Alone
Pop will Eat Itself -Chaos and Mayhem
Amorphis – Silver Bride
Katatonia – Saw You Drown
Paradise Lost – Host
Rush -Digital Man
Question: What does the most supreme tour line-up for your band would look like?
Converter Thief: Killswitch Engage, Soilwork, Fear Factory
Question: Who in the band or group is the loudest most outgoing extrovert?
Converter Thief: Luke
Question: Who in the band or group is the quietest least social introvert?
Converter Thief: Rob
Question: What instrument did each of you learn to play first and do you still own that instrument today?
Luke: Trumpet. He now does Vocals.
Art: Guitar. He still owns his first guitar, a B.C Rich Mockingbird
Jon: Bass. He doesn’t own his first bass “Frankenbass”
Rob Drums. He doesn’t own his first Pearl drum kit but currently plays on Pearl drums.
Question: Can you finish the sentence?:
Converter Thief: “Music for me (us) is The Alpha and Omega.”
Question: Favorite Fast Food Pit Stop any time before or after a performance is?
Converter Thief: Taco Bell and Chipotle
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