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)
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.
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!