Friday, September 9, 2011

Domination Through Impurity Interview

1. Can you tell us a little bit about the band for those that have never heard of you before?
1. Well....we are called Domination Through Impurity and we are a 2 piece band, comprised of myself (Joe Payne) and Jordan Varela. I front the band and Jordan plays drums. We are an extreme death metal band and we've been around since 2004.

2. How would you describe your musical sound?
2. Intense! Haha. Pretty much everything about this band is in your face. Technical, brutal, fast, heavy. Intense all around.

3. What is the meaning behind the bands name?
3. That might be a better question for Jordan, but to me, it means dominating each of our trades and dominating with our musical abilities in general. Basically overcoming anything by any means necessary.

4.How would you describe the lyrical content of the music?
4. I vent a lot of my anger and frustrations in most of the songs, which can sometimes be violent. In our sophomore album, "Masochist", a story is told about somebody losing their mind and becoming darker and more evil along the way in order to destroy their old self and become stronger.

5. What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and how would you describe your stage performance?
5. One of the best shows would have to be the "Reclaiming the Throne" festival in Jacksonville, FL a few years back. Our stage performance is very precise. It's not exactly a lot to see, visually, due to me being busy with the vocals, which makes it hard to headbang constantly. We have a good time though and so does the crowd, even though we're just a 2 piece.

6. Do you have any touring plans for the future?
6. I'm not sure if DTI will ever tour. Jordan has a great career, which doesn't allow much time for him to tour. I think for the time being, it's safe to say that we are a studio project that will sometimes play festivals and shows in the Carolina area.

7. How has your music been recieved so far from death metal fans worldwide?
7. Not too bad. The first album "Essence of Brutality" had some complaints due to the electronic drum kit, which I asked Jordan not to use, but he was hell bent on using it, so it went on the album. Everybody who has heard our latest album "Masochist" so far, has loved it. One thing I've learned is no matter how good an album is, you can never make everybody happy. Hopefully the metal scene loves "Masochist" as much as we do.

8. What is going on with the other bands these days?
8. Divine Heresy has pretty much been on a hiatus due to Dino rejoining Fear Factory. We just did a short tour with Fear Factory and Dino played double duty every night but not we're back to hiatus status as far as I can tell. I'm currently working very hard on my true passion "Pain After Death". We are a metal band that has a little bit of everything and will definitely tour as soon as we finish our debut album, which is tentatively titled "11 Ways to Leave this Earth with a Bang".

9. How would you describe the metal scene in North Carolina?
9. The metal scene in North Carolina is, for the most part, completely lame. North Carolina is "scene hardcore" territory. There are awesome metal bands around here but they are pretty unappreciated due to the lack of fan base.

10. What are some bands or musical styles that have influenced your music and what are you listening to nowadays?
10. Growing up, I was mainly influenced by old Metallica, Pantera, and Meshuggah. Seeing Tosin Abasi play in the band, Reflux for the first time changed my perspective on music and playing guitar in general. He is definitely my biggest influence. I'm currently relentlessly listening to "Animals as Leaders". Other than that, I listen mostly to classic rock and early 90's grunge music. After touring for 5 years with metal bands, it's hard to listen to metal nowadays when I'm at home.

11. What are some of your interests outside of music?
11. Sex. Haha. Seriously, that's about it.

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