Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Dark Country Interview

1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?
We are a five piece rock n roll band from Portland Oregon. We Formed in 2009. We like whiskey wrestling and drive-by compliments.

2.A year back you released your first album, can you tell us a little bit more about your musical sound?
We are tone dorks.  The record is loud and melodic. As a band, we are constantly evolving. 

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?
The human race as a whole. The good and bad qualities of human nature. Also, some magical and end of the world stuff. 

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Dark Country'?
It was a bad translation from the movie "The Seventh Seal", by Ingmar Bergman. Toward the end, one of the characters witnesses Death leading a group of people off to the "Dark Country". Unfortunately, some people seem to think, when they hear our name, that we are going to be a country band. Bummer for them.

5.What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and also how would you describe your stage performance?
Our live show is typically chaotic, confusing, and energetic. Sweat happens and beer spills. The best shows we've played typically involve those things happening in no particular order.
6.Do you have any shows or tours scheduled in the next few months?
We will be touring Europe in May. 
8 countries in one month. 

7.Currently you are signed to Gunner Records, can you tell us a little bit more about this record label?
Gunner Records is based out of Germany. They have been extremely helpful with helping us book our tour. We are fortunate to have their support and to be apart of the same family as Gaslight Anthem, Red City Radio, Frank Turner and Cobra Skulls. 

8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of metal, punk and rock?
It's been an unexpected surprise to realize that people are listening to us world wide. We don't even really know how it happened. We have had support from all walks of life. Punk bands, metal bands, rock n roll bands. It's been fantastic!

9.When can we expect new material and where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
As we said earlier, we are constantly evolving. We don't exactly know (stylistically) where we are heading, but we do intend to get back into the studio in the coming year. 

10.What are some bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
Sabbath, The Sword, Iron Maiden, Graveyard, Thin Lizzy, Led Zepplin, Motorhead, Deep Purple, Doomriders etc

11.What are some of your interests outside of music?
Hobo-makeovers, sandwiches, scrap-booking, cuddling, knitting.
Also, we like beer. 

12.Before we wrap up this interview do you have any final words or thoughts? 
We're pregnant, there is a good chance it's yours. 

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