| Band: Deepest Symphony|
Interviewer: Julie Johnson
Deepest Symphony is the aggressive musical concept of Dave Spencer and Dan Wells. We have extensive experience as musicians, beginning early on with guitar and developing skills on a variety of instruments throughout our career. Over the past 5+years, we have forged a distinct sound with Deepest Symphony, now culminated by the completion of the full length album Psycho 101. Based in Ohio USA, we now have our sights set on the world at large! We are eternally grateful to all those who have been with us and helped the Deepest Symphony cause along the way. We look forward to the opportunity ahead of bringing our music to the masses! You are invited to join the Symphony!!! -www.myspace.com/deepestsymphony
GC:= Grave Concern Question
Band Name: Deepest Symphony
Julie (GC): Hello everyone, lets check out Deepest Symphony who are Dave Spencer and Dan Wells from Ohio.
GC: How did you become connected to make music together?
We were tired of the same bullshit that ends up killing a lot of bands progress. We had the same ideas and mindset of what we wanted to do, so we started Deepest Symphony and haven't looked back!
GC: What are your musical influences?
Don't want to sound like we are dodging the question, but we have listened to so much stuff over the years that its hard to tell where one influence begins and the other ends. We have just kind of absorbed music like sponges over the years , added our own personalities and styles to it, and then presto! you have Deepest Symphony.
GC: What is your live show like?
Similiar to putting horns on the gas pedal of your car!
GC: Tell us about your own unique style of music?
We like to create a combination of dark energy and melodies you can remember. Our desire is for people to have our songs playing over and over in their heads torturing their souls! HA!
GC: What serparates your band from all the other bands out there?
For us it's not really about separating ourselves from other bands or comparing ourselves to other bands. We enjoy creating music that is real and at the core of who we are. We want to bring that to the fans!
GC: How do you go about writing songs?
It depends. We have always believed that formulas kill creativity. We throw ideas out and get a baseline vibe of where we want to go with a song. Then we build on it from there.
GC: Pick one of your latest songs and talk about everything from writing it, meanings, the challenges of recording it?
The track 216. The track from a writing stand point came together for us rather quickly. We'll leave the meaning up to the listener. One of the biggest challenges of that song was getting 'two perfectionists' to get the guitar tone we wanted!
GC: What is your latest news with the band?
Release of our new cd 'Psycho 101' on Dark Star Records. Official national street date is Sept. 6th 2005. We will be slammin the main stage in prime time at Gothicfest 2005 in Chicago! We are going to celebrate the release of our CD at the event as well. A lot of killer bands will be playing there. Main headliners will be Hanzel Und Gretyl and Slick Idiot. Our friends at Defacto Clothing are also one of the sponsors of Gothicfest.
GC: Where do you hope to be in 5 years with your band?
Still making music the fans can enjoy and spreading the Deepest Symphony vibe throughout the world!
GC: How are people currently reacting to your music?
Not to sound cliche' but we have had very positive reactions at every turn. We have been humbled by how many people have really taken to our form of expression. It's been awesome so far!
GC: Can you tell us about your songs on your latest release, anything from messages to inspirations?
We didn't really plan it out, but the flow of the album sort of takes you on a journey of various emotions. It deals with some of the darker parts of the psyche but gives you different angles to look at them from.
GC: What is your best experience as a band?
Seeing things really coming together as we prepare for our national release.
GC: What is your worst experience as a band?
It doesn't matter because we are doing what we want to do. Not everyone gets that opportunity so we always keep that thought in mind.
GC: What is most important to you in your band?
To continue to stay open minded and always remembering that fans are everything. 'No fans No bands' or so the saying goes. It is important to take time and appreciate the people that help you achieve success as an artist.
GC: Do you have a personal favorite song, could be your own or other, and why?
Dave: Give it Up off the new album, mainly because it is a very in your face take no crap song musically and lyrically. Dan: Dead Like Thing off the new album. It has a personal darkness, a sort of inner demon quality that really grabs you.
GC: What was the hardest song to write and why?
Probably Tears of Pain. We put a lot of effort into making sure the emotion of the song was captured in the studio the way we envisioned it.
GC: What do you think of the current gothic/ EBM/ Industrial/ noise/ synthpop etc scence today?
It just keeps getting better. There are so many talented artists out there. The scene keeps gaining momentum. The skies the limit as far as we're concerned!
GC: What music do you currently listen to, and why?
Dave: Hanzel Und Gretyl's latest stuff and the Genitorturers. have been spinning a lot in both of our stereos lately. We listen to a lot of different stuff when we get the time.There are so many good bands it's hard to find the time to listen to them all. Dan: No question on HUG and the Genotorturers! Still hitting a little Type O' Negative when I can get a listen! We are always looking to be exposed to cool new bands.
GC: How do you keep changing your music from album to album or plan to change it?
We don't want to plan too much really. We get together and create what feels right and we don't expect that philosophy to change.
GC:How long did you spend on your latest effort?
The recording and production process was about 3 months.
GC: What is the hardest thing about being in a band for this genre?
We are having way too much fun to worry about that!
GC: What are you looking forward to most right now as a band?
Getting the Psycho 101 album released nationally on Sept. 6th on Dark Star Records. We have spent a lot of time bringing Deepest Symphony to this point and we both are heavily anticipating getting the album out to the masses! All are welcome to join the Symphony!
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