Summon: How did the band get started?
Aaron: The band was started in January of 2008 by Richard and Aaron. We wanted to form a metal band with other members who wanted music as their career.
Summon: What kind of music do you play?
Aaron: We play metal music. We strive to blend many different styles of the genre together. We love Iron Maiden, just as much as we love Cannibal Corpse and Cradle of Filth. We want to create our own sound, combining all our different influences.
Summon: How has the band response been?
Aaron: Very well, we have had some really positive reviews. Our audience keeps growing with every show. We have also gotten a lot of industry interest as well.
Summon: Where did the band name come from?
Aaron: Foreshadow has been a name that has been in Aaron’s mind for a long time. In literature, Foreshadow is defined as “to represent, indicate, or typify beforehand.” Aaron always felt it was the right word to define our metal sound.
Summon: Introduce the band members
Aaron: Dan-Vocals, Aaron Robinson-Guitars, Richard Hudson-Drums, Perry Bassin-Bass.
Summon: Who writes the music? Lyrics?
Aaron: Aaron writes most of the music. Richard also contributes to some of the song writing. Perry is bringing some fresh ideas to the songs as well. Dan writes all lyrics.
Summon: And where do the lyric ideas come from?
Aaron: Everything from life to death, from war and peace.
Summon: How many albums/CD’s have you released?
Aaron: We released our debut album “Nations of Failure” in February 2009. Our second release will be a self-tittled EP released this January.
Summon: Tell me about some the songs on the latest CD?
Aaron: Meaning of Life is about the struggle of day to day life. Art of Hate is about that one person who can really get under your skin. Death By Medicine is a more morbid interpretation of the great Shakespeare play “Romeo and Juliet”.
Summon: Do you have any side projects?
Aaron: None of us have other side projects at this time.
Summon: Who are some of your musical influences?
Aaron: Randy Rhodes, George Kollais, George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher, Trey Willams.
Summon: Which current bands?
Aaron: Dying Fetus, Dark Tranquility, Pantera, Cradle of Filth.
Summon: What is the band like when you play live?
Aaron: We keep the high energy going. Constant on stage movement with a lot of audience interaction.
Summon: What was the best band you played with?
Aaron: The best band we have gotten to play with is TYR, a viking metal band from Norway. Their show was amazing. We were fans of the band, getting the opportunity to meet and play a show with them was fantastic.
Summon: Have you guys ever played in another country?
Aaron: Not yet, we are planning on touring in South America next summer. Were very excited about it.
Summon: How big of crowd shows up at shows usually?
Aaron: Between 75-100 people.
Summon: How is the crowd response when you play?
Aaron: Great! They have been fantastic keeping the mosh pits going. This motivates us to give them our best everytime.
Summon: What is your opinion on the conflict of Black Metal Vs Death Metal?
Aaron: Honestly, I didn’t think there was a conflict. We are big fans of different bands in both genre’s. I don’t understand why there would be any conflict at all.
Summon: What do you think of the US Black/Death Metal scene?
Aaron: We think that they’re some really great bands here state side. They’re just isn’t a lot of fan support in America for the bands to be successful.
Summon: What do you think of the Overseas scenes?
Aaron: It is obvious that the scenes overseas give more support to the artist. The metal festivals are numerous and successful. A lot of our more successful American bands, spend more time touring Europe than the U.S.
Summon: What are some of new favorite Black/Death Metal bands?
Aaron: Dying Fetus, Cannibal Corpse, Morbid Angel, Death, Immortal, Emperor, Cradle of Filth
Summon: When do you guys plan on writing any new material?
Aaron: We have new songs that we plan on recording next year as part of a 2013 full length release to be tittled “The Stranger End of Death.” But we are really looking forward to getting our new EP released this January.
Summon: What does the future hold for the band??
Aaron: With the new EP coming out, we are currently putting together a East Coast US Tour starting March 3-April 14 2012 that will take us all the way up to Maine, and through some of the Mid-West. We are also looking to do a South American tour next summer, and a West Coast US Tour next fall. Then back in the studio.
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