In this new occasion we have had the opportunity to interview the Metal/Hardcore band Chernobyl The Secret, from USA. Check out this band and give them a like on their FACEBOOK PAGE.
1.Where did you get the idea for the band name, you planned it or came out just like that?
Coming up with the band name was definitely planned. The original vocalist of CTS, Josh Hutfles, came up with the name when we first started the band back in 2013. Basically, Chernobyl is a disaster and a "secret" is a beautiful thing kept between people. A mixture of heavy and beautiful in one package.
2.Why did you want to play this genre?
We all want to play this genre because of all the passion that goes into it. Like many have said before, it's a perfectionist genre and we're constantly trying to push ourselves with what we can accomplish on a track.
3. Did you know each other before the band was formed?
Cole has known Hunter the longest. They used to hang out and jam in the early high school years. And they've ALWAYS wanted to be in a metal band together. It just took 10 years for it to happen. Britney was initially the only member, then Carlyle reached out to her in early 2015 - then Cody stemmed from that - then Cole and Hunter. Side note: Cole and Cody went to high school together as well. Cody, Carlyle, and Cole all briefly worked together at Mighty Fine in 2011. Needless to say, we're all big one happy family.
4. Each band member favourite band?
Carlyle: Silent planet
Hunter: After the Burial
5. Who or what inspires you to write songs?
Having the ability and creativity to write such complex music is enough inspiration in itself. It's also very motivating and inspiring to know we can make a living out of what we write, and make this our life/career. Plus, the way people vibe and bond with our music is amazing, extremely humbling, and mind-blowing.
Hunter: The first real metal-core band I ever heard was As I Lay Dying. It completely changed my life and what I play on guitar and immediately all I wanted to write was metal... and I wouldn't change that for anyone or anything.
What inspires me to write: Learning other people's songs and covering them is cool and all, but I want to showcase what music has come from my mind. All I have ever wanted to do is write music that people can connect with and create a bond between fans and the band... and if some kid wants to sit down and learn one of our songs on guitar that's a huge plus.
Brit: Nirvana/Kurt Cobain got me into playing electric guitar in general. I'd have to say The Devil Wears Prada and Underoath got me into writing/playing more heavy, metal-core stuff. I love the energy/passion metal can bring to the table, though. I live and breathe it every day.
What inspires me to write: I go to A LOT of shows and listen to A LOT of music. All of that inspires me to write original music that I can share with other people as well. I also do it for myself because it is my one true outlet that keeps me alive and going. A huge goal of mine is to have a crowd of people sing/yell our lyrics along with us.
6. Where was your last gig?
Our last gig was our EP release show on October 22nd with Wage War, Backwordz and Rebirth in Austin, TX at Come & Take It Live.
7. Where would you like to act?
Collectively, Australia would be a dream to play in. The whole continent is amazing. The scene out there is equally as wild and rugged as the natural environment. Playing in the birth-land of Parkway Drive and Thy Art is Murder would be awe inspiring. Also, koalas and kangaroos. Need we say more.
8. Whom would you like to feature with?
We would love to have the opportunity to share the stage with our influences because that would be a true accomplishment for all of our hard work: After the Burial, Fit For An Autopsy, Fit For A King, Veil of Maya, Oceans Ate Alaska, Invent Animate, Parkway Drive, Betraying the Martyrs, Northlane, Wage War, Slaughter to Prevail, Volumes, etc.
9. Whom not?
We don't really have an answer for this one.
10. Any of you has ever suffered from stage fright? Any tip for beginners on how to beat that?
You know that old saying, "Just picture everyone in their underwear"? Well I like to flip that around. Picture yourself in your underwear so if or when you mess up, they won't even notice. Cause you know, you're in your underwear and they'll be so impressed with your gumption, that it won't even matter.
11. What bands have inspired you the most?
The small list would include the likes of Silent Planet, Fit for an Autopsy, Thy Art is Murder, Veil of Maya, Architects, Parkway Drive and of course The Devil Wears Prada.
12. What's the weirdest thing a fan has ever asked you for?
A) A friend of a cancer patient asked Carlyle (our vocalist) to sing him happy birthday. He didn't want him to scream it though. It was still nice to do.
B) One girl asked if she could pay Carlyle $20 for an autograph. He told her to use that $20 for a shirt and that he'd sign anything for free anyways. Regardless of money, I think she was flirting.
C) Had a guy kiss Carlyle's hand after a show and informed that he does drywall, has a decent paying job and would cook him brisket... we think he was flirting, too... this was all said in front of Carlyle's pregnant girlfriend.
13. What do you think of your fans?
Our fans are our extended family. This music is all for them. For them to heal and grow. We play our music to fufill our purpose in life. That being to spread love and happiness. So when sweaty kids after moshing hard at our shows come up to us saying how much they loved it, we reply how much we love and appreciate them. They are our backbone.
14. What do you think of our site?
It's a very dope site that features really awesome music. The logo at the top could probably be worked on or switched to the emblem in your Facebook profile to match the overall style. If you ever need someone to help in that department, our guitarist is a graphic designer. ;)