Thursday, January 22, 2015

Discourse Interview

1.Can you give us an update on what is going on with the band these days?

We have a record coming out in late January on Closed Casket Activities. We're playing some fests and most likely touring a good bit off of it in the Spring.

2.You have a new album, coming out this year, how would describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording and also how does it differ from the stuff you have released in the past?

It's more focused and straight-forward than our previous stuff.

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the newer music?

It's maybe half personal stuff, half political. Losing friends & family to drugs & depression, animal rights issues, the police, religion, etc

4.All of the band members are straight edge, do you feel being sober makes you more motivated to write and play music than some of the bands that drink or do drugs?

No, I would never make that generalization.

5.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Discourse'?

It doesn't have any special meaning.

6.What are some of the best shows that the band ha splayed over the years and also how would you describe your stage performance?

I don't know what you mean about stage performance. Some recent highlights have been FYA Fest 2013 & 14, Rain Fest 2014, and the tour we did with Code Orange and Twitching Tongues.

7.Do you have any touring or show plans for the new album?

Nothing set in stone yet. We'll be touring around Rain Fest again, and playing New England Metal/Hardcore Fest.

8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of hardcore?

Seems like people in Germany and Japan dig our band. I send shirt orders to those countries fairly regularly.

9.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?

Songwriting isn't my department. Hopefully it sounds more like Turmoil.

10.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your newer music and also what are you listening to nowadays?

We all dig the early Victory catalogue, plus Indecison, Turmoil, Botch, Coalesce, Cave In, etc.

New bands I fuck with - Criminal Instinct, Angel Du$t, Heavy Chains, Freedom, Modern Pain, Society Sucker

11.What are some of your non musical interests?


12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?

Thanks to Justin at Closed Casket. Crush all fakes.

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