How would you describe your music?
I would describe our music as energetic metal that encompasses many influences from elements that fall under the metal flag. Melodic killer riffs, skull slamming drums, wrapped in growling vocals
Tell us about how the history of the project?
Shattered was pioneered a few years back by Tony Pettry ,he found four other musicians that shared the same goal, to create great metal and have fun playing shows.
What are you influences/ musical heroes?
Some influences that drive us are At the gates, Skeletonwitch, King Diamond, Mortician, Old Man’s Child.
What inspires you?
Alot of what inspires me is H.P. Lovecraft books, I’m also very into mythological literature. Current events in the world play a role in my Lyrics from time to time. I am also very inspired by horror movies and my skull collection.
Do you write on the road? or do you prefer to write in the studio?
I prefer to write in the studio, but I will write whenever the inspiration hits me.
What is your favourite song to perform live?
My favourite song to perform live is ‘Parasites of the Earth’. This song has one of my favourite riffs, and just absolutely kicks my ass!
What would be your dream tour to be a part of?
My dream tour would definitely be overseas in a metal festival with the bands that I love that never tour the U.S.
What are you current thoughts on the music industry?
I think in the age of internet and downloads it makes it hard for bands to be able to make the income to record albums and afford merch for the fans, however Attendance to shows is up and the scene is stronger than ever.
What is the funniest/weirdest experience you have had on tour?
I’d have to say that the weirdest thing that happened to me…I stored a friend’s girlfriends purse in the van so it didn’t get lost in the venue, after the show they asked if they could get it back. So I go grab it real quick and run in to some cops on the way back, keep in mind it’s 2am.The officer asks ME” What’s wrong with this picture?” I tell him it’s a friend’s, and if he would follow me back to the venue I can show him, so they escort me back in to the club. The room goes quiet , I hand back the purse and got to avoid a night in jail.
What are your future plans?
We have our 2nd upcoming album called ‘Skinwalker’ in the works, this album is going to be Killer do not miss it!!! Keep an eye out for show and tour dates. We look forward to seeing all of you guys out there on the road! Shattered would like to thank From the Depths Entertainment ,Rogue Pr, Sinister guitar picks ,Fireball, Loud-stuff.com and most of all our fans ,you guys keep us going!