Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.
Ian (Saint Absinthe) Harper is the lead/rhythm guitar player/keyboard as well as lead vocalist for Absinthe From Society.
Ian, along with former drummer, Alliye Kim, and present bassist, Lexi Graham, started the band and released a six-song EP - Project Infection. Soon after, the band members were called by life to go their separate ways. After a few years hiatus, Ian then met present drummer, Adam (The Caveman) Roberts, in July of 2015 where they immediately clicked in a a big way. After a few trial bassists, Ian, soon convinced Lexi to rejoin the band in January 2016. And today the present trio has released the new EP - The Angels Ignored Us.
How would you describe your style? Which bands influenced your music?
Our style is a mix of hard rock intertwined with all of our different metal roots. Ian listened to a lot of Marilyn Manson and Nine Inch Nails, Adam was more of a classic rock and heavy rock fan growing up, listening to the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath and Lexi listened to a lot of in between stuff, such as Metallica and Linkin Park. We have been described as Prog Metal at times, hard sounds with texture, an etheral sound with a heavy background of sound.loud.
Why should a metalhead buy your demos/albums?
Our sound is different from a lot of metal that you hear nowadays and plus lets face it - IT KICKS ASS! We have a ton of interesting songs ready for the near future that pack a mean punch this is just the beginning.We have a different and unique sound, so people with open minds and want new music are going to love us.
What have you released so far and how were your releases received by the public/media?
Not many people even know about Project Infection but for the people that have heard it, they absolutely love it. It did reach other radio stations around the world, one of the songs from that EP, Asshole, was recently aired on CEMR. Projection Infection portrays a slower, more methodical Absinthe From Society, rather then the faster, harder driven songs that are on The Angels Ignored Us. We sound louder and fuller, even though we are a 3-piece band now.
Do you play live as well? How's your live activity so far?
We try to play live at a venue at least once a month and we love doing shows. We were so pumped to play live this month after being in the studio for a couple of mouths. Live definitely helps us blow off steam! We have done a total of 19 shows and we have won competitions as well.
What should labels/zines/promoters know about your band? Why should they be interested in it?
Members of the band are just truly fun to be around. We hang out socially and practice at least twice a week, we are truly friends. We are super professional and eager to work long and hard to make every single one of our fans happy. We are all different from one another in a lot of ways too and that helps in adding lots of diversity to our music. Between the three of us we have plenty of stage, as well as studio, experience and we can work quick and efficiently to get an end product.
What plans do you have for the near future as a band?
We want to eventually release a full-length album, record a video, play bigger venues, forever grow our fan base and continue to evolve as musicians.This is all truly a journey!
Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?
The EP - The Angels Ignored Us, is on Bandcamp and you can preview the full tracks there. We also have the EP for sale now on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play and more.
The full list of where you can purchase the new EP - The Angels Ignored Us: iTunes,YouTube Art Tracks, Spotify, Amazon Music, Goggle Play, Deezer, Groove, Rhapsody, eMusic, Simfy Africa, iHeartRadio, MediaNet,VerveLife, Tidal, Gracenote, Shazam, 7Digital, Juke, Slacker, Guvera, KKBox, Akazoo, Anghami, Spinlet, Yandex, Neurotic Media, Target Music, ClaroMusica, Zvoog, Saavn, N Music, 8tracks, Q.sic, Cur, Musicload, Kuack, Pandora.
For more information about the band you can visit our website www.absinthefromsociety.com