Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.
In 2006, Isaac Faulk (Drums), James Hansen (Guitar), and Max Holloway (Bass), along with fellow metal head, Tony Meitin (Guitar/Vocals), started playing together under the name Centimani. After a rocky start and one show in 2007, the three mutually split ways with Tony over creative differences. Isaac, James, and Max played together for several months trying to find a way to make a three piece band work. Eventually it was decided that the music that they were trying to make was too powerful for a three man band, so the search began for one or more replacement members. Somewhere between the end of 2007 and the beginning of 2008 James moved across the street from a house that he noticed was constantly blaring metal. Several beers later, he convinced the residents Eric Van Langenhoven (Guitar) and Marty Caschette
(Ex-Vocals) to come to a practice or two and see if they wanted to join. They decided to join us, and as it turns out, they were just what was needed to breathe new life into Centimani. Eric brought a much darker and classical side to balance out James' signature style of death and trash. After playing together for a while, Eric brought up the idea of bringing in a keyboard player to finish out our sound. Everyone was excited about the idea, and Eric called up Stu "Mouren" Puls (Keyboards), who he had played with in the past. Once Stu had written some parts for the songs, it was evident that, with his influences from classical, rag time and video game music, he was the final piece to give Centimani their unique sound and atmosphere. At the end of 2010, Centimani had to unfortunately part ways with their vocalist Marty. This left the future of the band uncertain. Centimani tried out several people, none of which seemed to be a good fit for the band. Suddenly, the answer seemed to be right under their noses. Good friend and "roady", Kyle Francis, tried out one night after a show. Kyle was just what Centimani was looking for, and now bringing the same guttural ferocity as Marty.
How would you describe your style? Which bands influenced your music?
Centimani plays a mix of black, death, thrash, and elements of folk and doom, all with a symphonic edge.
Why should a metal head buy your demos/albums?
I think that a lot of bands that try to combine black and death metal don’t find a good mix of the two, and I think Centimani has found that balance.
What have you released so far and how were your releases received by the public/media?
In 2009, we recorded a two song sampler in our basement, just to have something to show. However, our first significant release was our 3 song EP "Usurping the Throne of Flesh” in 2010. This EP was received well in the local area. Now with this new CD "Aegaeon” coming out soon we have already receiving a lot of positive reviews and are looking forward to the release some time in the next month or so.
Do you play live as well? How's your live activity so far?
We try to make our live shows as much as a theatrical experience as we can, with stage props and gore and shit like that to make it worth your while. It used to be that when you went to a show they would at least try to entertain you, and we are trying to bring some of that to our shows.
What should labels/zines/promoters know about your band? Why should they be interested in it?
I think they should be interested in what we are doing because we are taking several styles of metal and making something different and new.
What plans do you have for the near future as a band?
Centimani is getting ready to release the CD "Aegaeon,” and after that we are planning on a few tours around the states. We are really looking forward to seeing what happens with this CD.
Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?
If you get a chance, you can go to Centimani’s website at www.centimanimetal.com. You can listen to our songs there and also buy any of our merch. If you are looking for downloads, we are on most of the big mp3 download sites like iTunes and shit like that.
If you would like to join our mailing list, first 50 people that email Centimani their email address to be added to the Centimani mailing list will get a free download of the Centimani EP "Usurping the Throne of Flesh”!