Monday, October 10, 2011

Dischordia Interview

1. Can you tell us a little bit about the band for those that have never heard of you before?
Dischordia is a three piece progressive death metal band from Oklahoma City. We've had this current line up for about 6-8 months and everything feels sexy.

2. How would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the e.p?
Technical and progressive in nature. We tried to pick an array of songs that capture the range of our sound. We're heavily rooted in death metal but we try to use all of our outside influences to showcase the diversity within the band.

3. What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?
We try to explore multiple ideas with each song. The range of topics is a lot more meaningful than normal death metal gore-type lyrics.
Some of these topics include faith, love, death and other concept based ideas.

4. What is the meaning and inspiration behind the bands name?
We liked the concept of using "Dischord" in the name. We then borrowed the term "Discordia" from The Dark Tower series by Stephen King, and added the "h" for the musical implications. We also then remembered 'The Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers'.

5. What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and how would you describe your stage performance?
Our first headlining show here in Oklahoma City was probably our best show. But we also got the chance recently to open for Dying Fetus in Tulsa. That of course was huge for us. We try to have high energy on stage to match our sound.

6. Do you have any touring plans for the future?
We were hoping to have something lined up for December, but if that doesn't pan out we'll for sure be making our way around in the Spring of '12.

7.Are there any side projects besides this band or is this a full time line-up?
This is a full time line-up, but our drummer, Josh, plays for another local progressive metal band called Switchblade Rosie. We all write and compose in all styles in our own free time for potential projects.

8. Currently you are unsinged are you looking for a label and if so, what kind of label do you that would be a perfect fit for the music?
We basically are looking for anyone who can help us get on the road and keep us there. We're using this release to shop out to labels to see what is available.

9. On a worldwide level how has your music been recieved by technical death metal fans?
Canada likes us! We hired Eric Burnet, an online media specialist, from Ricburn Media. He is based in Canada and helped us form an online presence beyond Oklahoma. The feedback we've received as a whole has been positive and reflective of our major influences.

10. What direction do you see the music heading into on future releases?
Afro-Cuban Polka. Like we said we have a lot of material but the new things we're working on are definitely getting more technical.

11. What are some bands or musical styles that have influenced your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
Decapitated, Meshuggah, The Dillinger Escape Plan, and Opeth would be our main influences. We all have a wide variety of musical tastes which keeps our music from becoming stale. Our guitarist Keeno is currently hyping the new Steven Wilson solo album, the new Opeth, and some select Depeche Mode. Our vocalist Turner is currently jamming the new Thrice album, the latest release by The Dear Hunter, and he is always listening to Dredg. Our drummer Josh always keeps Catch 33 by Meshuggah close by. He's also jamming the newest Decapitated and the new Trivium.

12. How would you describe the metal scene in your home state of Oklahoma?
Our local scene is really involved but it's very saturated with bands that sound very similar within each genre. Either way we have some great supportive fans and there are a lot of good bands around.

13. Outside of music what are some of your interests?
Keeno is working on his doctoral dissertation in Counseling Psychology and just finished his first batch of home brewed beer... and it doesn't suck. The Josh's are immersed in music through school and through teaching. Turner is working on a Master's in Percussion Performance and Josh is finishing his Bachelor's in Music Performance, so there is no real time for anything outside of music... besides Netflix.

14. Any final words or thoughts before we wrap up this interview?
Read The Dark Tower series and don't just listen to metal. Now go buy our EP. Thanks for having us.

- Dischordia

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