Interviews: DRAWN AND QUARTERED

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In this new occassion we have had the opportunity to interview the Death Metal band DRAWN AND QUARTERED from Canada. Check out the interview and this band on their FACEBOOK PAGE.

1.Where did you get the idea for the band name, you planned it or came out just like that? 

Kelly Shane Kuciemba on July 27th 2018-I started the as PLAGUE BEARER, by around 1995 we had solidified a new line-up and decided to re-name the band. We tossed around a few ideas, Herb came up with DRAWN AND QUARTERED. We like this name, and it had that metal sound like BLACK SABBATH or IRON MAIDEN.

2.Why did you want to play this genre? 

KSK-I grew up listening to Hard Rock and watched the Heavy Metal genre develop. Death Metal was a logical step from SLAYER, POSSESSED, DESTRUCTION, VENOM, BATHORY, SODOM and DEATH. I liked the atmosphere and the technical challenges.

3. Did you know each other before the band was formed? 

KSK: I met the band members as a result of doing music, so no we didn't know each other before meeting at local shows to see death metal bands.

4. Each band member favourite band?

KSK: Simon-Misfits

Herb: IRON MAIDEN

KSK: Black Sabbath

5. Who or what inspires you to write songs?

KSK: In order to do the death metal project we needed original songs. It took a long time to learn how to do this, for me. I started out emulating BLACK SABBATH and SLAYER in the early days. Later as Death Metal began to grow, I discovered some bands with styles that were a good fit for me and emulated them. You can study music theory and composition, that doesn't hurt. Mainly our songs are pop structures. Our you can string together some riffs, parts or musical ideas. I'm less interested in impressing other musicians than making an impact on a death metal fan and creating something that compels a subsequent listen.

6. Where was your last gig? 

KSK: We headlined the BRUTAL ALBERTA Metal Festival in CALGARY, CANADA about two weeks ago.

7. Where would you like to act?

KSK: We are looking forward to playing Europe. 

8. Whom would you like to feature with? 

KSK: Many great bands such as PURGATORY, DEAD CONGREGATION, NECROT, ABORTED. BLOOD BATH.

9. Whom not?

KSK: No one in particular. I'm not racist or 'NAZI', I don't care for Nationalism or religions so naturally bands based on those things are ones I'm not interested in.  

10. Any of you has ever suffered from stage fright? Any tip for beginners on how to beat that?

KSK: Yes the first show and performances are the hardest, after that it is much more fun.  It is best to think about how you plan to perform in rehearsal. Practice moving around and interacting with the crowd. I'm not a great performer. Sometimes I can do pretty good. I need to be comfortable with my instrument, the monitors on stage, the sound I'm getting. Then I can relax and get into it. It is part of the deal with being a live performer. If you do a lot of shows, especially with touring, you get more comfortable and can develop your stage presence. Do everything you can to feel comfortable so you can spend some of your energy interacting with the crowd if that's what you are going for. Rehearse a lot, get your guitar and amp set-up for best results. Set your monitor levels before you start the set, those things help amidst the sometimes chaotic environment of a live performance. 

11. What bands have inspired you the most? 

KSK: BLACK SABBATH, IRON MAIDEN, JUDAS PRIEST, POSSESSED, SLAYER, DEATH, VENOM, SODOM, BATHORY, THE BEATLES, CATHEDRAL, NAPALM DEATH, METALLICA, INCANTATION, IMMOLATION, MORBID ANGEL, CARCASS, DEICIDE, ENTOMBED, DISMEMBER, DARKTHRONE, IMMORTAL, EMPEROR, TROUBLE.

12. What's the weirdest thing a fan has ever asked you for? 

KSK: I can't think of anything weird, maybe because I'm weird.

13. What do you think of your fans? 

KSK: I don't really think of them. I just have to focus on myself and doing this, it is icing on the cake to have someone appreciate your art. This isn't a commercial venture for me. I'm not in it for anything other than creating the music. The rest is cool, but I'm a creative person. Performing is great when you can focus on just that aspect. I always try to prepare too many songs for a release or performance: the ones that want our music I want to give as much as possible.

14. What do you think of our site?

KSK: That is a great question, and now I'll have a great reason to browse your site to check out this interview! Most of my free time is spent on the band, so I don't have as much time to look at that many web pages. But I think it is great to have a resource that gives some insight into bands music and the ideas behind them.  


15. Something add? 

Thanks for providing an opportunity to discuss DRAWN AND QUARTERED!!! HAIL INFERNAL DARKNESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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