1. Introduce us to your project!
The Beast of Nod is an Intergalactic Death Metal band, from Boston, MA, USA. Intergalactic Death metal is defined as a subgenre of death metal music featuring linear song structures, odd time signatures and extremely technical passages, wherein the songs explore the characters and events of a sci-fi universe called, “The Land of Nod”. The four members of The Beast of Nod are Paul on vocals, Görebläster on guitar and programming, Nate on drums and Brendan on bass. Learn more about the band at https://www.thebeastofnod.com/ and www.facebook.com/TheBeastOfNod/.
Our new debut album, Vampira: Disciple of Chaos, is out now!
2. How did you guys start out?
The band was initially formed by Paul and Chris in Upstate New York. After Paul moved back to Boston, he met Görebläster. Nate was initially hired to be a session drummer on the band’s first EP and was asked to join full time. Görebläster met Brendan at a party at Paul’s place, and the rest is history.
3. Describe your band’s sound.
As described above, we play Intergalactic Death Metal, a moniker we coined to describe our brand of weird, sci-fi influenced death metal. The band musically draws from modern tech death, progressive metal and death metal, but isn’t fully one of those genres.
4. What influences your craft?
We draw on inspiration from artists such as Cannibal Corpse, Gojira, Allegaeon, Fallujah, Scale the Summit, Plini, Sarah Longfield, Rings of Saturn and Berried Alive. But we like all sorts of different music, including synthwave, classic rock, and black metal. We also draw from physics, natural history, 80’s movies, and comic books. And we even have our own comic book and the first issue can be found on our website.
5. What makes your band different? Why should people listen to you?
We play proggy-weird-tech death that is based on our own sci-fi comic book universe.
6. When introducing people to your music, what song should I show them first? What is your quintessential track?
Maybe PotRoast the Rhinoman. It’s a bit of a showcase, from fast tech riffs to groove sections and an extended solo section, it’s a fun tune and it’s gives you a good idea of what we’re all about. Plus we have a 360 3D VR and 360 playthrough music videos for it found here: https://youtu.be/BJO4QeosHbE https://youtu.be/4n1vNFpd26o
7. What has been the biggest struggle in your career so far?
We’re an independent band so putting the time and resources into it all can be a bit of a struggle at times. But we do it, and we love it. We get to create music, media, and perform in front of people that want to see us play. You simply can’t beat that.
8. What has been the biggest highlight in your career so far?
On June 21st we’ll be playing a show with a band we all love, synthwave magicians Magic Sword, at Brighton Music Hall in Boston.That’s pretty damn cool! But really, we’re happy that we’ve been able to record music and play shows in general.
9. How bright is the future of your project – what are the plans?
Well we really don’t know, we’d like to think it’s bright, but I don’t think we know what that means for us yet. Ultimately, we’d love to be able to do this full time but at least as of now we’re independent and all have careers and jobs outside the band. We do have a lot more content lined up to be released and also have our next EP planned. For right now we’re focused on working hard and trying to take this as far as we possibly can while enjoying the journey along the way.
10. When all is said and done, how would you like to be remembered?
We’d like a large metal sphere no less than 1000 km in diameter with the ability to destroy planets to be constructed in our honor.