Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.
The band started as a one man projet in July 2010 and went through a few line up changes and by December 2013 to present time we have sustained the current line up. In the past myself, Nathan and Brandon were in our first band called Aeon of Death for a year and a half in high school. Our lead guitar player Michael Rohwer does guest work and has been in his own band prior such as Kingdom Scorned and Apopis.

How would you describe your style? Which bands influenced your music? 
I've called it Violent Progressive Deathrash, I feel like its the three best words to describe our sound in the present time. Bands like Death, Toxik, Cynic, King Diamond, Atheist, Sadus and Slayer influence the core sound, we also take influence from prog bands like Camel, Pink Floyd,   Watch Tower, King Crimson and Rush. I myself can take musical influences from movies I watch, I'm personally inspired by a million things like Hip-Hop, Comedy Albums, Outlaw Country, Jazz and horror movies I grew up watching like The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm St and The Toxic Avenger.

Why should a metalhead buy your demos/albums?
It's one of our only ways to survive as  band. We can play all the shows in our area and promote ourselves in every way possible, but if no one buys our music then it hold us back from advancing this band to the next level, which is always the goal for this band. We want to reach as many people as we can and tour, but if no one cares then there's no reason for us to go out and do those things. It especially sucks when I know there are fans we have all over the world that have never had a chance to see us live, and I know that because all the merch we ship is done by me, and I'm always keepiong my eye on our analytics so I know there are people out there who want more from us, but with no support it cancells all those aspirations out. 

What have you released so far and how were your releases received by the public/media? 
We've put out a lot of demos over the years, we've been doing that since we were sixteen and some stuff was received well some was not, we were naive like anyone else that young playing music on their own and we put ourselves out there to try and get anyonese attention. I remember we put out a terrible cover of Obscura's Incarnated and it was received so badly I took it off our bandcamp page, I hope one day we can redeem that cover and pay a real tribute to Obscura. Our first album "Between Forever ...and the End" was received well, like the demos our age showed in our work and people could hear our weakness and I'm sure now that's still something you can hear, but in my opinion that's the fun part of being a fan of a band is seeing their development over the years and if you go back and listen to our releases from  2011 you'll see that. 

Do you play live as well? How's your live activity so far?
We do, we try to play every month, we did that for almost 5 years straight, but recording put a small break on that. We're currently getting back to playing more locally and getting out as well. We're headed to Southern California for two night April 2 at the Lexington in L.A. and April 3 in Riverside and Mission Tabacco Lounge. 

What should labels/zines/promoters know about your band? Why should they be interested in it?
They should know we're a band playing a style of music that has been thriving since the early 80's, but unlike a lot of bands now we are not a nostalgia act, we don't play music that's trying to trap you in a time machine, we are modernizing this deathrash type of metal and creating our own atmosphere and as we make more music eventually we will define our own style separate from deathrash all together, its our template, but not our boundary. We're not trying to change metal or use deathrash as a platform to gain monetarily, this is for the passion of metal and bringing it to 2016 without bowing down to any of the current "old school" or djent trends in underground metal, people should be interested because we are a metal band with a new sensisability.

What plans do you have for the near future as a band?
To record and write more music. I've already started writing new  songs, so hopefully we can get started on a new album by the end of a year. Another one is to tour, we have yet to do a full tour and its an experience we've been missing out on and hopefully soon we'll be making our way to different parts of the world.

Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?
Our band camp has all of our music and links to our merch as well. 
Hemotoxin70.bandcamp.com    


March 2016

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