Monday, February 17, 2014
Dinner Music For the Gods Interview
1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?
We’re based out of Las Vegas, Nevada, USA and consist of 4 longtime friends (two of us are brothers). We all share similar musical interests, and have a chemistry that we feel translates in our compositions.
2.Recently you have put out a new album, can you tell us a little bit more about the musical direction the new recording has taken?
This album is a culmination of songs that have been shaped over the past 2 years. We feel the album best captures our blend of metal and world music compared to all our works to date.
3.What are some of the themes and concepts the band brings out in the music?
We think a good album and song should play like a great movie, from action to emotion, to suspense and intrigue. We feel each song is like its own little move and that it should take you on an adventure.
4.Currently the music is all instrumental, are you planning on using vocals in the future or do you choose to remain instrumental?
We choose to remain instrumental. We think with this format we can say just as much, if not more, than a band with a vocalist.
5.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Dinner Music For The Gods'?
One of the bands influences is Al DiMeola, a Jazz/Fusion guitarist. He has a song called Dinner Music of the Gods, and we just thought it was a powerful and interesting name.
6.What are some of the best shows that the band has played over the years and also how would you describe your stage performance?
We’ve had so many great shows, it’s difficult to narrow it down … a few recent shows that come to mind would be playing with the Winery Dogs, and Michael Schenker. I would describe our performances as captivating; as no matter where you may be in the venue, whether you are in the bathroom on the toilet, maybe talking with friends at the bar ... once we hit the stage, people stop what they are doing to listen to our unique and powerful music …
7.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?
Our first show since the completion of Beautiful and Treacherous will be this month opening for Winger in Las Vegas, followed by several more local shows. We plan a small tour through the Western United States in the Spring and Summer and hopefully follow that up with a few shows in Europe late 2014.
8.Currently you are unsigned, are you looking for a label or have received?
Our current album is self-produced, but we are always interested in a label that could provide promotion and distribution on an international level. Our previous album, Blood and Red Wine is currently being promoted by Liquid Tree Records in Germany – please check it out!
9.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of metal?
We have had great feedback from our music, especially from the international community of Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
10.What direction do you see your music heading into on future releases?
We hope to just be able to continue to write interesting songs, that continues to captivate and bring joy to our fans, and will make them reach for our CD or iPod and want to put our music on and play it loud.
11.What are some bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
Our influences consist of Kind Diamond, Iron Maiden, Van Halen, Al DiMeola and Mahavishnu Orchestra, to name just a few.
12.Outside of music what are some of your interests?
We enjoy travel, movies, outdoor adventures, beer drinking, and great food …
13.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
Yes, we would like to invite our fans to please come visit us on Facebook, to stay informed on the latest DMFTG news. Also, if you would ever like to contact us please do so without hesitation. We also have shirts and physical copies of the CD you can purchase from our website at DinnerMusicfortheGods.com. Thanks!