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Sunday, July 7, 2013

Toad Interview

1. Can you give us an update on what is going on with the band these days?

We just released Endless Night and are already hard at work on the next record.  We're going to tour extensively in support of Endless Night later on this year, and will be playing songs from the record as well as material no one has heard. 

2.How would you describe the musical sound of the new album and how it differs from previous releases?

Our sound is what would happen if a 1970's American rock & roll band shared a practice space somewhere in the cosmos with a 1990's Scandinavian metal band.  One night both bands are at the practice space at the same time and they watch horror films together. Then both bands end up subconsciously influencing one another. As far as how this record compares to others, Endless Night is our most powerful output to date. It's the culmination of everything we've been involved with in the past.

3. What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the new release explores?

In short, the themes of Endless Night deal with darkness, the unknown, and the power held within. We've described this idea in more detail, and that can be found in our Earsplit press releases.

4. What is the meaning and inspiration behind the bands name?

Take Over And Destroy is both the meaning and the inspiration behind the name.

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

Every show is different, so we learn new things and are fulfilled in new ways every time we play. It's impossible to pick a best or favorite performance.

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

Yes. The plan is to tour extensively. We have several things in the works.

7.Currently you are signed to Comfort Point Records, can you tell us a little bit more about this label?

"Comfort Point is very private. I own it all."

8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your newer album by fans of underground music?

People feel the energy we put into the album, which will always be our goal.

9. Are there any other musical projects going on these days?

Certainly. Everyone has to stay busy.

10. What direction do you see your music heading into on future releases?

Only time will tell.

11.What are some bands or musical styles that have influenced your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?

We're inspired by far too many bands and styles of music to get into specifics.  Lately we've been listening to a lot of Dio when we're all together.

12.Outside of music what are some of your interests?

Horror films.

13. Any final words or thoughts before we wrap up this interview?

Thanks for the interview, we'll see you soon.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Toad/Endless Night/Comfort Pain Records/2012 EP Review

  Toad  are  a  band  from  Arizona  that  plays  a  mixture  of  black  metal,  sludge  and  death  'n'  roll  and this  is  a  review  of  their  2013  ep  "Endless  Night"  which  was  released  by  Comfort  Pain  Records.

  Drums  range  from  slow  to  mid  paced  playing  with  no  fast  drumming  or  blast  beats  being  present on  this  recording,  while  the  synths  which  are  only  used  briefly  are  very  dark,  psychedelic  and  atmospheric  sounding,  as  for  the  bass  playing  it  has  a  very  strong  and  powerful  sound  with  heavy  riffing  that  dominates  throughout  the  recording.

  Rhythm  guitars  range  from  slow  to  mid  paced  riffs  that  combine  melodic  black  metal,  sludge  and  death  'n'  roll  together  to  create  a  sound  of  their  own  along  with  a  brief  use  of  clean  playing,  while  the  lead  guitars  are  very  melodic  sounding  death  metal  guitar  solos  and  leads.

  Vocals  are  mostly  grim  sounding  old  school  black/death  metal  screams  and  growls  along  with  a  brief  use  of  clean  singing,  while  the  lyrics  cover darkness  and  horror  themes,  as  for  the  production  it  has  a  very  strong,  powerful,  heavy  and dark  sound  where  you  can  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  this  recording  with  some  of t he  songs  being  long  and  epic  in  length.

  In  my  opinion  Toad  are  a  very  great  sounding  hybrid  of  melodic  black  metal,  sludge  and  death  'n'  roll  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Taste  Of  The  Grave"  and  "Boundaries  Of  Flesh".  RECOMMENDED  BUY.