I have an early Christmas present for you all: it's an interview with one of my favorite new bands, Cursed Altar!
What are your main musical influences?
For Cursed Altar, there are a lot of influences. I’m influenced by Black Metal like Deafheaven, Xasthur, Leviathan, Darkthrone, etc. I’m also influenced by other genres like Doom (Evoken, Saint Vitus, Argentinum Astrum), Drone (SUNN, Earth, OM), Sludge (EyeHateGod, Black Sheep Wall) Stoner Metal (Sleep, Pressor, Electric Wizard). I’m also influenced by Post-rock/metal like ISIS, Neurosis, Cult of Luna, Envy, Explosions in the Sky, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, etc. Let’s just say I’m influenced by a shit ton of music.
How has living in North Carolina influenced your music?
Surprisingly, I’m not all too knowledgeable about the traditional music of North Carolina. I’d really like to be. I love what Panopticon did with ‘Kentucky’. I’d really like to something like in the future.
The local music here in NC where I live has had a huge influence on me, though.
Just a quick promotion of some really awesome NC bands:
Bare The Traveler
I’m actually in college right now. I’m trying to find a full time job, but that’s not going very well.
I’ve never heard of them, but I will certainly give them a listen!
I actually do love to read! I have not read a good book in a long time, though. My favorite authors would have to be Cormac McCarthy, Chuck Palahniuk, Charles Bukowski, and Henry Rollins (I’m a HUGE Black Flag fan).
Favorite books would have to be Child Of God, Walden, and The People Look Like Flowers At Last.
Each and every one of you are awesome and I cannot thank you all enough for the support you have given me. This year, for Cursed Altar, has been an incredible first year of existence. I have no one to thank but you guys. I’ll try my best to do more for you all in the future.