Friday, August 10, 2018

Flood Peak Interview

1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?

We are three friends who get together to enjoy music. We come from different musical backgrounds - Flood Peak is the product of it all.

2.In February you had recorded your first album, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording?

Bleak, hopeless, ominous, dark, tired, and angry.

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?

Religious beliefs and how they can be blinding. Hopelessness of living life while blindfolded.

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Flood Peak'?

One of our members, Peter, lived through some flood peaks growing up in Portland, OR. This made an impression on him, and he felt it was a good name for the project.

5.What are some of the best shows that the band has done so far and also how would you describe your stage performance?

Our second show (with Old Iron, Year of the Coyote, and Berator) was really fun. Our stage performance is heavy, energetic, and loud.

6.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?

We’ve talked about it with friends from Lament Cityscape and Sól, but nothing is set in stone at this time.

7.Currently you are unsigned, are you looking for a label or have received any interest?

We’d love to have a label to support us in the future. So far we haven’t been contacted by any labels, so DIY is where it’s at until further notice.

8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of black and sludge metal?

90-95% of the feedback has been positive. Two reviews were negative - one reviewer actually said our music taste sucked. Regardless of their words, I appreciate that they listened to Plagued By Sufferers and wrote about it.

9.Are any of the band members currently involved with any other bands or musical projects these days?

Dylan (drummer) plays in Sól (post-metal).

I (Pierre; bassist) have my own solo project (Juracán; modern composition; ambient) and play bass for Vohké (post-rock, progressive rock).

10.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?

It’s hard to tell. It really comes down to the writing process: members involved, flexibility, and openness to experimentation.

11.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?

Amenra, Yautja, Celeste, and Mare are bands we respect greatly.

I (Pierre) am all over the olace: from Nils Frahm to Mare; from This Will Destroy You to Juan Luis Guerra.

12.What are some of your non musical interests?

I (Pierre) love anime, video games, downhill skateboarding, photography, videography, playing soccer, and hanging out with my pets.

Peter loves hockey, video games, his cats, and beer.

Dylan loves comics, camping, video games, his dog, and sports (hockey for sure... but football too, maybe?)

We all love hanging out with family and good food.

13.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?

I’d like to end by saying that music has been a part of our lives since we were teenagers. It doesn’t matter where we play music - our practice space, a recording studio, or a venue - we always have a good time.

If you catch us live, we will do our best to transmit the same energy and feel we put into our record.

Thanks for reading!

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