EMQ’s With Inherently Lost
Hi everyone! Welcome to another EMQs interview, this time with USA Melodic Black Metal band, Inherently Lost. Huge thanks to Joe, their Guitarist, for taking part.
What is your name, what do you play and can you tell us a little bit about the history of the band?
Hi, I’m Joe and I’m the guitarist. We started as a band between 2017- 18. Had a couple member changes since then, but we have our solid line up now.
How did you come up with your band name?
Our vocalist Mark was inspired by a book he was reading about how there is something in people and animals that are not learned behaviour, instinctual almost. Combined with the Lost state of humanity you get Inherently Lost
What Country / Region are you from and what is the Metal / Rock scene like there?
We are from Youngstown, Ohio in the U.S. and the scene is consistently growing here.
What is your latest release?
Our latest single was just released early Febuary titled ‘Unraveling Sanity’, off our new full-length album titled “Art Of Corruption” which we’re shooting for an early June release on.
Who have been your greatest influences?
Oh, so so many personally. A few off the top of my head would be Black Sabbath, Tool, Godflesh, Gojira and Meshuggah.
What first got you into music?
Basically, just growing up with so much great rock / metal. Also, I always felt I had a knack for it. You can say music has always been in my blood, so to speak.
If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?
Justin K. Broadwick, from Godflesh /Jesu and so many other great projects. He’s just a brilliant musician.
If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?
I would say Hellfest in France. I’ve never been, but have seem some killer videos of bands playing there.
What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?
Well, nothing weird that I can think of. But, give it time ha ha!
If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?
Stay true to yourself and follow your passions.
If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?
Jimi Hendrix. Would love to see what more he could have done musically, especially with all the cool gear we have available to us today.
What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?
I enjoy creating the most. I don’t think there is anything I hate about it. Although, recording can sometimes get a bit tedious ha ha!
If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?
That it would be more like it used to be. Where bands actually had support from labels. Also, with music being so easily accessible today, the market is over saturated with music. Which can also be a good thing. So, it’s a really tough thing to gauge.
Name one of your all-time favourite albums?
Ohh so tough to choose just one. I’ll go with Tool- AEnema.
What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CDs, or Downloads?
Vinyl I feel captures the warmth and soul. Whereas CD’s are more cold, but yet more dynamic. So, somewhere between those two would be perfect actually.
What’s the best gig that you have played to date?
Our last gig at The Vortex in Cleveland, Ohio was great, and the line-up was killer.
If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?
Probably still making art, but in a different form.
Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?
If past or present, I would say John Lennon, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Syd Barrett and Elvis.
What’s next for the band?
Finishing up our new album and booking more shows.
What Social Media / Website links do you use to get your music out to people?
We’re on all the socials. We’re not hard to find ha ha.
Time for a very British question now. As an alternative to the humble sandwich, is the correct name for a round piece of bread common in the UK either a Bap, a Barm (or Barm Cake), a Batch, a Bun, a Cob, a Muffin, a Roll or a Tea Cake?
I’ll go with Barm.
Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?
Keep an eye out for our new album and check out our newest single Unraveling Sanity available on all platforms!
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