Interviews: STONE NOMADS

On this new occasion, we have had the opportunity to interview the Stoner Metal/Doom Metal/Sludge Metal band, STONE NOMADS from the USA. Check out the interview and follow the 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?

The name took some time to figure out, and we bounced a lot of ideas back and forth. Ultimately it came about as one of those names that have dual meanings and it just fits too perfectly for who we are, where we came from, and where we're going. 

2. Why did you want to play this genre?

I have been a fan of doom since I discovered Trouble and Paradise Lost back in the early 90s. Jude is a big fan of Pentagram and Saint Vitus, and we both love Black Sabbath. We also are both really into a lot of 90’s NOLA sludge like Crowbar, Acid Bath, etc… So it just made sense to play what we love and listen to rather than try to play something because it’s popular right now.

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

Jude and I (Jon) have known each other for a long long time. We've actually been in multiple bands and projects together over the years. Dwayne has been with us for one year now and although we met him on a classified-type web ad, we found out we had some close connections from way back as well, so it just seemed like it was meant to be...

4. Each band member's favorite band?

That's a tough one because I don't think any of us have what we would consider a favorite band as we love so many. I would say the common link between the three of us is the Black Sabbath. If I had to pick 3 bands that stand out for each of us, I'd go with Trouble (Jon), Saint Vitus (Jude), Alice in Chains (Dwayne)

5. Who or what inspires you to write songs?

I've been compelled to write songs as soon as I picked up the guitar for the first couple of times. There's some sort of drive that seems to be innate, and when the ideas start flowing, it's like there's some sort of connection there that keeps it going. 

6. Where was your last gig?

Our last gig was in Austin TX Oct 1st with our buddies from Houston - Direlands and a really cool Austin band with 2 bass players called Umman Manda

7. Where would you like to act?

We'll play wherever the road takes us, but the US and European festival circuits are both a goal for sure

8. Whom would you like to feature with?

It would be great to open for our influences, bands like Crowbar, COC, Trouble, Sleep, High on Fire, etc... But we also love playing with up-and-coming bands like ourselves - Fostermother, Warlung, High Desert Queen, Direlands. Sometimes those shows can be the most rewarding!

9. Whom not?

We're pretty open to playing with artists of all genres, as long as there is an actual performance going on.

10. Have any of you ever suffered from stage fright? Any tips for beginners on how to beat that?

Sure most of us have experienced that before. I always try to remember the advice I heard the MMA fighter Randy Couture give which is something along the lines of - the hormones in your body that make you feel nervous (or stage fright) are the same hormones responsible for making you feel excited, you just have to direct the energy positively. So I try to keep my mental status in a positive light and remember that I'm just excited!

11. What bands have inspired you the most?

Black Sabbath would be our largest common influence. Beyond that, there is a plethora of bands in multiple genres that have been big influences on all 3 of us. I'd say right now we're all listening to a lot of Sleep, Crowbar, Elder, Monolord, and Conan

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


13. What do you think of your fans?

We love our fans, and have nothing but gratitude for everyone that takes the time to listen to our music, write reviews, attend our shows, or buy our merch! It's amazing to have people love and support your art, it's the greatest reward we could ask for.

14. What do you think of our site?

Looks like you're doing everything right, keep up the good work, and thanks for taking the time to get bands like us in front of your audience!

15. Something to add?

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