Ghastly Murder Interview 27/11/21
MM: Can you tell us about your Band and whos your biggest influences
GHASTLY MURDER is (currently) a solo project and it was born of frustration during the lockdown period when no one could be face to face to rehearse or play live. I was climbing the walls but I had always had this idea in mind to produce heavier and darker music, so rather than wait to find members for a band I decided to just go ahead and record some songs the first 6 of which form my latest EP ‘The Rise & Demise of Gory Emminence’
Influence wise – anything dark, loud or twisted – and not necessarily music
MM: Where do you draw your inspirations and ideas from
For GHASTLY MURDER I had a concept in mind and I sort of worked from that premise. All the events in the world of GHASTLY MURDER happen in a post apocalyptic world where tribes scavenge in the streets and new religions and icons are born. It was sort of a film or theatre outline and the ideas flowed from that point onwards- I have always been a visual artist and for me this was a perfect project- it must have been a slow and miserable day
MM: What would you say is your Bands favourite song ?
All my songs are my babies and I love them equally but current fan favorates seem to be ‘TWITCH’ (which has a video, a darker heavier tune called CHLOROFORM or maybe a sinister waltz type number called ‘YOU’RE GHOSTS’
MM: Plans tour and festival wise for 2020
2020 plans were all about getting out of the house- I presume you mean 2022 now….well first up form a live band I can do this solo with a backing track but that to me is not organic enough – so form the live act, work on the show and then let audiences have the full GHASTLY MURDER experience
MM: What can we expect from (Band Name) live
Rule 1 in GHASTLY MURDER- there will be no jeans, trainers, denim or T-shirts on display. It is an all encompassing experience that has to be right in terms of the look, the set design and of course the music- I want audiences to feel that they are part of the tribe that belongs within the world of GHASTLY MURDER
MM: What do you like best and worst abt touring
Best things are always playing to an audience and feeding off their vibe and of course chatting to people afterwards- (I play live a lot with my other band The Filthy Spectacula)- ahh the sex the drugs the rock n roll
The worst parts are for me the constant driving (Hurry up road crew and luxury tour busses) the waiting around and sometimes the fatigue
MM: Which three Bands would be your ultimate touring buddies
Rammstein, Ministry & The Cramps (RIP)
MM: What's the most memorable concert you've been to (other than your own) and why
Any Rammstien show that I have been too I have found is the ultimate experience live (apart from the venues being too big- but they are the only band I would go see in a stadium) I like the visuals, I like the fire, I like the smell and I love the music
MM: What do you feel has been your biggest accomplishment so far with
GHASTLY MURDER (to date and remember this is it’s embryo state) to get the songs out of me and into a studio and now out there to the world- it has not been easy but I do have a never say die attitude. With my other band The Filthy Spectacula – album releases
MM: Which are your Two favourite Albums of all time
My always go to albums are possibly ‘classic’albums such as ‘The Downward spiral’ Nine Inch Nails or Nevermind Nirvana- but these will always change dependent on mood
MM: Can you remember the first time you ever played live and how it felt to have people watching you?
Yes I do ,it was in a youth club, we were a very young punk band full of attitude and energy and we were shitting ourselves…..until after we played and then that adrenaline that still exists hit me for the first time
MM: Growing up which Bands posters did you have on your bedroom wall.
I never really had heroes on my wall as I felt the moment I committed to liking any band that they always seems to let me down somewhere down the line- I always had classic horror film posters on my wall such as ‘The Exorcist or ‘Nosferatu’ etc.
MM - Who do you think influenced the world of Metal / Rock more than any other person
In the beginning there was Black Sabbath…. And (for me) Alice Cooper band – nuff said I think
MM - What's the most important thing to the band right now?
World domination by album 2 or 3
MM:If you could do a cover of any song which one would it be and why?
I am fundamentally a song writer and do prefer to do my own thing BUT if I/we were to cover a song I would look for something a bit out there that I could inject life to and add my stamp- I have in the past done a cover of an old nursery rhyme called ‘THE HEARSE SONG’ which I love …..For GHASTLY MURDER I always think I could destroy the Madonna song ‘Frozen’ make it epic so may be that …hmmmmm
MM: Tell us why we should buy and listen to your Band
If you want something less ordinary and less cliché that has no connection to any other band then I say come this way- we are powerful, dark hearted with a sound that drags you in with it’s big guitar and drum sound that are wrapped around songs with melody and hooks. We come from the darker side of the tracks and we want your ears, your hearts and your dark soul!- enter only if you dare!
MM: Four words to describe GHASTLY MURDER
Spectacular, Epic, Twisted, Unstoppable
Final Words for your fans and our readers
GHASTLY MURDER[s new EP ‘The Rise & Demise Of Gory Emminence’ is being released track by track in a drip drip mannor . The songs that have escaped so far are – TWITCH & CHLOROFORM but more are hot on their trail and more to be recorded
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