With song titles like “Holy Mountain” and “Jaguar Scarification Ritual” on your album, is there some sort of higher spiritual or occult nature to the disc? Tell me a little bit about some of the concepts behind this self-titled album.
No and Yes. Our album has certain spiritual resonations with me, but that doesn’t mean everyone should feel the same way I do. I would like to think that different listeners could take away different messages. If the listener feels something spiritual when they hear our music, amazing. If not, then I hope that they can at least enjoy it for what it is.
As far as beliefs go, how do you gentlemen look at the world today? Obviously there are very beautiful things, and most obviously there are some quite terrible things out there. But it seems like people these days are starting to wake up and realize that we’re more than just the flesh – as something connects us all on a much higher level.
Well, we all have different beliefs and outlooks on the world as it is today. I think you said it best when you said it seems as though people are starting to wake up and realize they could be a part of something greater. I believe that we’re all a minuscule part of the big picture. Maybe we’re microbials in some giant’s world or something. I dunno. I just know that I’m happy to be doing what I love with a group of musicians who feel the same.
Finally, what do you think of the future of this planet? Do you think that we’re at a turning point to a new vision of the world, or headed for complete disaster?
(*disclaimer* this opinion does not reflect those of my band mates.) If something doesn’t change, then this planet is doomed. I think that the world would be best after a complete and total financial collapse. Capitalism is fucked, but communism seems impossible to instate without creating some type of dictator. I dunno. Sometimes it feels so impossible to change anything that I’d rather spend my time listening to music, but sticking your head in the sand doesn’t make the problem go away. I’m fairly positive total disaster is headed our way. If not for us, then for future generations. Might as well listen to music and find some kind of inner peace/happiness.