• 1.) I first wanted to take the time and thank you for doing this interview with me today. For our readers who haven’t heard of you yet, can you tell us about yourself and anything about the band you’d want us to know? Who have been your major influences in your writing style?
Joe: I’m Joe and I play bass. Metallica and Primus are influences for me.
Zach: Hi I’m Zach. I play drums. My biggest influences are Blake Richardson from BTBAM, Mike Portnoy and Terry Bozzio.
Pete: I’m Pete, I play guitar. Doug and I used to jam to his songs and decided to do something about it. We found Zach on Facebook and it clicked. Joe was a friend of a friend. Third bass time is the bass charm I guess. For a while, classic rock and mid 2000s alternative influential to my playing early on. Death, Black Dahlia Murder, Between the Buried and Me, and the immortal Frank Zappa have been my latest influences.
Doug: I am Doug Friend, founder of Crypitus, original a project I tried to take off in 2015, but re assembled which a new crew (Pete and Zach) and we redid a few other songs and through together a heavy reserve of thought invoking compositions. We have tackled the northeast of the USA and are getting ready for more!
  • 2.) Let’s talk about what you currently have going on. Any new music or new tours in the works? If you were to say one song of your own perfectly sums up what you are all about which song would that be? ( Please attach any link for public use )
Joe: We’re working on a few new songs with some shows here and there. Symphony #1 is one I like of ours.
Zach: We’re always working on new material and going new places. Sometimes I forget that this isn’t my full-time job. I’d say Danger or Ash best represents us. Danger is about the terrible state of the world and Ash is about ripping the bong. I’d say Ash.
Pete: We have plans to record a full length soon and a smattering of shows between now and winter. I would say Ash or United Divide really define our sound best.
Doug: We have our next three gigs with Alions from Westbrook ME and then we start working on our debut album!
  • 3.) When you write any new music, can you tell us what the process is like? Describe to us what happens in a typical writing session.
Joe: I like the internet for getting music out there and stuff. Not really anything if changed or can think of.
Zach: They all come up with something and I start hitting things to make the mess sound acceptable
Pete: With the songs we play live, Doug usually has a riff that we jam to for a bit. He’ll come up with more parts and eventually it becomes a full song.
Doug: Accidental riffage turns into accidental tunes!
  • 4.) With the music industry always changing and evolving, what are the things you like and don’t like about it? What aspects of the industry do you feel have hurt or helped your career? If you could change anything about it, what would it be?
Joe: I like the internet for getting music out there and stuff. Not really anything if changed or can think of.
Zach: I love the team work. We’re all here for the same reason and most all bands we play with are looking to pay it forward. The internet is a priceless tool for getting our name out to the world.
Pete: What I don’t like is that only bands that sign a contract that controls their music makes it big enough to support themselves just by playing music. I think streaming services are awesome and I’m pretty glad it’s surpassing mp3s as the main source of music. It’s let fans of any genre discover new music they love whether the artists are well known or not. 
Doug: I love how quickly that info can spread but with all the social media its so hard to get some out of their future life to enjoy a show some times. Like my favorite favorites don’t get stream us on Spotify they come to every damn show they can go to. 
  • 5.) Do you or any of your band members have any side projects? If so, what are they?
Zach: Doug and I just kinda joined up with a nasty project called Aegri Somnia. 
Doug: I pick up bass in a sick techdeth band Aegri Somnia
  • 6.) When you’re preforming how do you handle any mistakes on stage if they ever happen? Do you have any stories that stand out to you that you had to make a memorable recovery?
Joe: If I make a mistake i just find my place and keep going.
Zach: I recover as best I can. Usually nobody notices. But I like to bitch up a storm afterward. 
This one time we went to start our set and my drums started floating away. That was a hard one to recover from. 
Pete: Just play on. Whether it’s a broken string or a guitar strap malfunction, just keep playing. My amp head used to have a tremolo effect sometimes even though it’s not a built in effect. Another band’s guitar player change my head while I was playing one time and it was so fast it felt like a pit crew on stage. 
Doug: Back in The early days I only brought one guitar to the gig which made the ending of an early local show with only one guitar 
  • 7.) How do you decide which songs go into a set when you perform live? Do you change up the sets or stick to a regular set list? Do you have any covers?
Joe: Doug usually picks what we play.
Zach: We don’t do covers. Doug just picks what we play depending on what the crowd seems to be into. 
Pete: Doug pulls songs out of his ass on stage usually. They’re songs we know of course but we know 10 or so any given time. No covers.
Doug: we wrote a set list once. I like acting on the fly. 
  • 8.) If you had a choice to go on any bands tour, which tour would you pick and why?
Joe: Any cool band.
Zach: Id like to tour with Exmortus someday. We’d also fit perfectly in a Voivod line up.
Pete: Between the Buried and Me or Intervals. I’d love to chill with Aaron Marshall.
Doug: Death Angel, Intronaut, Cynic ect. 
  • 9.) Do you have any advice for any upcoming artists? What’s the best piece of advice someone gave you when you realized you wanted to be a musician?
Joe: Practice makes perfect.
Zach: Id like to tour with Exmortus someday. We’d also fit perfectly in a Voivod line up.
Pete: Keep practicing even if it’s just you and an amp in your room. Don’t give up when something is hard. Push through.
Doug: If you can’t make a goal something unimaginable possible this isn’t for you. 
  • 10.) Any last words?
Zach: yeah. Always keep a jar of marbles. Make sure you always know where they are. Do not lose Yer marbles. 

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