How would you describe your music?
We play Intergalactic Death Metal, which we define as a subgenre of death metal that features, linear song structures, odd time signatures, and extremely technical passages, wherein songs explore the characters and events of a sci-fi universe called “The Land of Nod”.
Tell us about how the history of the band?
The Beast of Nod was formed by Paul and previous member Chris in upstate NY. When Paul moved to Boston, he hooked up with Görebläster and Ryan, our old bass player. Nate was initially asked to come on as a session drummer for our first EP, but was then welcomed into the fold as a full member. The guys met Brendan at a party, and he joined the band prior to recording the second EP. The band has been in this line-up for over 3 years now.
What are you influences/ musical heroes?
We draw inspiration from artists such as Cannibal Corpse, Gojira, Allegaeon, Fallujah, Scale the Summit, Plini, Sarah Longfield, Rings of Saturn and Berried Alive. We like all sorts of different music including, but not limited to, synthwave, classic rock, and black metal.
What inspires you?
The creative drive and the desire to perform in front of people.
Do you write on the road? or do you prefer to write in the studio?
We first discuss the idea, story, or concept we want to express. Then, Görebläster will create the initial composition of the song. From there we each work on our own parts and give feedback on the song as a whole. Next, we practice it and make tweaks as needed until we feel as though it’s complete.
What is your favourite song to perform live?
PotRoast the Rhinoman.
What would be your dream tour to be a part of?
Cannibal Corpse, Plini, Dream Theater, Van Halen, Animals as Leaders, Cattle Decapitation, and Kesha.
What are your current thoughts on the music industry?
With change comes innovation and opportunity.
What is the funniest/weirdest experience you have had on tour?
While touring with Graviton, they started mimicking every Facebook/ Instagram photo we made in the van, even the one after Paul got a black eye.
What are your future plans?
To continue to work hard, produce more new music and media, and see where we can take this.