Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.
Aaron Brittain - Drummer. He's played in bands such as Rue, Fistula and The Unclean.
Adam Horwatt - Guitarist. He's played in bands such as So Long Albatross and Slow Blade.
Larry Brent - Vocalist. He's been in bands such as Splinter, The Unholy Three and Don Austin.
Chris Chiera - Guitarist. I've been in bands such as Sofa King Killer and Abdullah
How would you describe your style? Which bands influenced your music?
I would describe our band as amplified rock or just plain heavy metal. My influences - Captain Beyond, Black Sabbath, Atomic Rooster, Sir Lord Baltimore, Cactus, Pentagram, Iggy Pop.
Why should a metalhead buy your demos/albums?
We offer a different take on metal. I am influenced mainly by rock described above. Aaron and Adam are into bands like Whores, Floor, Goatsnake, Thou. Larry is more into stuff like Black Flag, Minor Threat, early hardcore. We all like different things but at the same time we all listen to bands like Goatsnake or Floor.
What have you released so far and how were your releases received by the public/media?
We released a demo in 2015 on bandcamp just for download. Larry wasn't in the band yet so it was just instrumental. In 2016 we released 3 songs from Deny Everything just to get them out there. We have had some good responses and have had some songs featured on different websites just from us posting on youtube and facebook. When the new album comes out I think people will be into it. The recording came out really well and the work RobustFellow is doing for us is amazing.
Do you play live as well? How's your live activity so far?
We have only played in the Cleveland / Akron, Ohio area so far. Getting on some bigger shows like festivals around the country would be ideal.
What should labels/zines/promoters know about your band? Why should they be interested in it?
Since we have a mix of styles going on in our music some would consider doom, stoner rock, punk or metal. We are a band that really offers a unique take on rock and metal itself.
What plans do you have for the near future as a band?
We are currenty writing some new songs and want to release a split album. We want to play some bigger shows out of Ohio and if we get invided to Europe, we would love to do that.
Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?
You can listen to our music and find links to buy our merch at: http://www.contracleveland.com