Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Drude Interview

1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?
   Well, we are a three-piece from Indianapolis, Indiana. We like to make music that takes your head space to another place.

2.You have an album coming out in March, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording?
Oh, wow....that's a tough one. We pull from a lot of different influences, so it's hard to narrow it down. We are big fans of peaks and valleys. We will challenge your attention span if you give it a chance.

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?
  Weed. Growth. How the two work together. Searching for that "thing."

4.Originally the band was known as 'Burn The Army', what was the decision behind the name change and also the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Drude'?
   We felt the music outgrew the name, and we needed a fresh start. We feel the new name has a better ring to it. One word names are always tight. Sup, Drude?
  If you dive into Celtic folklore, you will find the meaning of Drude.

5.What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and also how would you describe your stage performance?
   One of our last show as "Burn the Army," we had the privilege of opening for Battlecross, and GWAR! 13 year old me was freaking out inside. Also, this past September we opened for Mutoid Man at the 5th Quarter Lounge (Indianapolis, IN.) That was huge for me (Dyllen-Drums.) Ben Koller has a huge influence on my style.
     We try our hardest to bring high energy. can't expect you to dig it, if we aren't diggin' it!

6.Do you have any touring or show plans once the new album is released? Right now, we are getting our contacts and resources  together to make touring a real thing. We are a solid trailer away from making it happen! in the mean time, we do  have several shows around the midwest planned in the next few months.

7.Currently you are unsigned, are you looking for a label or have received any interest?
   We've always had the attitude that we have to do this on our own.  That being said; if the right situation were to come along, we would definitely be open to talks.

8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of sludge metal?
    I feel like we've been well received.

9.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
      I don't see our overall sound changing, but we will obviously continue to grow as individuals and as a unit. Vibin'.

10.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays? That's a loaded question. I've recently discovered how awesome Led Zeppelin and Radiohead are. I realize I'm way late to both of those.....but goddamn. Tool has and will always be a constant for me. As a band, Russian Circles, the Melvins, Deftones, Job, Isis, Converge...It's all in there one way or another.

11.What are some of your non musical interests?
Not much.

12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
Thanks for taking the time to do this with us! We really believe in this record. Put in in your ears!

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