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Summon: How did the band get started?

Kerry: I auditioned for the band and joined in 2005. The band was playing without a singer for 2 years prior to that.



Summon: What kind of music do you play?

Kerry: We often get labeled as a “stonerrock band” but I think we are just a good old fashioned hard rock band.



Summon: How has the fan response been?

Kerry: We have been pretty fortunate to be able to build our fan base with each release.



Summon: Where did the band name come from?

Kerry: We are all from Long Island NY.



Summon: Introduce the band members and what they do in the band.

Kerry: Vocals

Christian: Drums

Jhey: Guitars

Harry: Bass



Summon: How many albums/CD’s have you released?

Kerry: We have a demo 1 full length a E.P. and have been featured on 3 compilations. Our first full length is called Sic Semper Tyrannis our newest E.P. is entitled Useless Lucy and we the three compilations are called Trilateral Commission, Fumes From The Underground, and 118.



Summon: Tell me about some the songs on the latest CD?

Kerry: The newest E.P. is the first time we discussed what we wanted to do, began writing songs and followed all the way through with our concept. The songs are a lot more thought out than our previous releases.



Summon: Do you have any side projects?

Kerry: Yes I am in a punk/harcore/metal band called The Great Lie.



Summon: Who are some of your musical influences?

Kerry: Some of my biggest influences would be David Bazan, Sonic Youth, Ween, Soundgarden.



Summon: Which current bands?

Kerry: I love the new Free Man record.



Summon: What is the band like when you play live?

Kerry: We are pretty intense.



Summon: Have you guys ever played in another country?

Kerry: No.



Summon: How big of crowd shows up at shows usually?

Kerry: Usually 50 +.



Summon: How is the crowd response when you play?

Kerry: People seem to dig us, they come back for more.



Summon: What do you think of the US Black Metal/Death Metal scene?

Kerry: Seem to be flourishing right now.



Summon: What do you think of the Overseas scenes?

Kerry: Haven’t played overseas to find out.



Summon: When do you guys plan on writing any new material?

Kerry: Yes.



Summon: What does the future hold for the band??

Kerry: Only time will tell.





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