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                                                       Cthulhu Dreamt interview  10.2.23

MM: Can you tell us about your Band and who your biggest influences are?
Jake: Cthulhu Dreamt is a heavy story driven project that spans a whole
bunch of metal subgenres! My personal biggest influences are Fallujah,
Emperor and At The Gates.
Reed: Yeah, the concept of Cthulhu Dreamt is built on a parallel story to my
experience of having lost a child. My biggest influences span the range from
Mastodon, to John Powell, and Nine Inch Nails, and so many more.

MM: Where do you draw your inspirations and ideas from
Jake: Hot take, but music is my biggest inspiration. I also find a lot of
inspiration in folktales, paintings and photography.
Reed: Other stories. Shows, movies, books, games... it’s all contributing to
my brain chemistry.

MM: What would you say is your Bands favourite song ?
Jake: Probably The Awakening which is also arguably our heaviest.


MM: Plans tour and festival wise for 2023

Reed: No current plans for touring. We’re focused moreso on completing the
next chapter of the Cthulhu Dreamt story... the TTRPG.


MM: What can we expect from (Band Name) live
Reed: Hopefully good music!


MM: What do you like best and worst abt touring
Reed: No experience with that yet.


MM: Which three Bands would be your ultimate touring buddies
Reed: that’s a hard question to answer. I’d want touring buddies that were
low drama, and pretty chill.


MM: What's the most memorable concert you've been to (other than your own)
and why
Jake: Opeth, Devin Townsend, and Gojira at Red Rocks was a bucketlist moment for me! It’d be
hard to find a better line-up than that.
Reed: I saw Gojira and Deftones on tour in 2022, and that was insane. They sounded so good, and it
just felt right.


MM: What do you feel has been your biggest accomplishment so far with
Jake: I think our first album is our biggest accomplishment. Finding our
sound, recording, and meeting each other all while during a pandemic and

getting an album out of it was pretty cool.
Reed: I agree with Jake. Having met on social media and developed this
project together through the pandemic was quite an accomplishment.


MM: Which are your Two favourite Albums of all time
Jake: That’s tough. Master Of Puppets & Devin Townsend – Ocean Machine
Reed: Refused: the Shape of Punk to Come, and Rust In Peace.


MM: Can you remember the first time you ever played live and how it felt to have
people watching you?
Reed: yeah. My first ever live-playing show was in a nirvana cover band in a
small coffee house. I remember thinking is was super fun.


MM: Growing up which Bands posters did you have on your bedroom wall.
Jake: Growing up I had an Opeth Ghost Reveries poster on my wall that I
thought was the coolest.
Reed: Sepultura


MM - Who do you think influenced the world of Metal / Rock more than any other
Jake: Tony Iommi


MM - What's the most important thing to the band right now?
Jake: We really want to play a show. It’ll be difficult with band members
spanning the globe but I’m sure we’ll figure it out!
Reed: Again, Jake is right. We’re working on the logistics to play a show.
Before that, though, we’re finishing the soundtrack for the TTRPG.


MM:If you could do a cover of any song which one would it be and why?
Jake: I think Slaughter of the Soul by At The Gates would be so fun, they’re
big inspiration and that’s one of the songs that got me into them.


MM: Tell us why we should buy and listen to your Band
Jake and Reed: If you’re a big Lovecraftian themed progressive synth-metal
fan, our stuff is right up your alley!


MM: Four words to describe your band
Jake: Conceptual, dream-like, heavy, Lovecraftian


Final Words for your fans and our readers
Reed: If you, or anyone you know is into Cthulhu themed metal, or games or
stories, check out our stuff and our upcoming project at
And thanks so much for checking us out!

The Metal Gods Meltdown

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