Sunday, 24 February 2013

Devastator Q&A

Your name:
Herb Simms.

Where are you from?
Newfoundland, Canada.

Name of band:

Who else is in your band?
Darryl Reddy, Dwayne Whalen, Joe Dolomont and Chris Coleman.

How would you describe yourselves?
Just metal, really loud aggressive heavy rock and roll. Not much into the label thing, people can call it whatever they want, but I always just see us as presenting a real dark and aggressive side in our lyrics and music.

Who are your main influences musically?
Slayer, early Metallica, new wave British heavy metal; basically anything that kicks ass from AC/DC to Pantera.

What do you hope to achieve in music?
We want to be a full time touring act so we can bring the madness to the world!

What has been the highlight of your career so far, and why?
Devastator has had a couple of line ups, my own highlight is playing the Milwaukee Metal Fest 1997 with GWAR, and a bunch of other awesome bands. I would also have to say though not in Devastator, my four years playing in several Detroit metal bands, including opening for Anthrax, SOD, Clutch and a bunch of other killer acts.

And what’s the moment you want to forget?
A guitar player I hired for one line up who turned out to be not much more than a pretty boy.

If you could choose just one of your songs to represent your music, what would it be and why?
One More Altar (coming on new cd currently being mastered at FinVoxx Studios by Mika Jussila.) Because it basically tears your face off and contains a bunch of disparate elements that work really well together, just like this line up.

Where can we listen to it ?
New album is not available yet, probably within the next month! Keep ur ears open! But our previous album Savage Wasteland can be heard on our Reverbnation profile

Where can we find out more about your music?

Anything else you’d like to say about your band that I forgot to ask?
We are planning on shopping the new album as soon as it is ready, looking for interest from a label. We are very happy to have worked with Ritche Perez, Dan Moore, Rick Hollett and Mika Jussila to get this killer album out to current and future fans. We have worked really hard on the new material and feel it represents us well. We are extremely proud and excited about this new cd!

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