MONSTROSITY

MONSTROSITY is a classic Florida death metal band that everybody should know of. Answers from Lee. Anders Ekdahl ©2018

We live in a world where there are literally millions of bands to check out now. What was it that made you want to do a new MONSTROSITY album now?
LEE: Well there is always a next album. Some take longer than others but we always like to move forward.

How hard was it for you guys to pick a name? What had that name have to have to fit your music?
LEE: It was pretty hard deciding on names. I remember we had a list. Its been so long I forget the other ideas we had. I wish I would have kept that list. It would have been funny for sure.

What band(s) was it that turned you on to the kind of music you play? What inspires you today?
LEE: I grew up listening to heavy music and Ive always loved the heavier styles of metal. I like it where its not watered down.

What is the advantages/disadvantages of CD and vinyl these days of internet promotion where digital seems to be king?
LEE: I think people still like to get copies of the albums they like. I still do even though I use digital mostly.

I use Spotify and Deezer but only as compliment to buying CDS (it’s easier to just have your phone or pad when your out) but I fear that soon music as we know it will be dead and buried. What are your worries as a band?
LEE: It just seems there are bigger issues as far as anything really changing. It seems like more people are in tune to the music im making these days so maybe the way music is being delivered is making it more available to more people? Hard to say.

What part does art work and lay out play? Any message that you want to bring forth with it?
LEE: Well we want to provide the lyrics for those who like to read and keep up with the ideas. The art is there too so were happy with it. I think its funny how people love to critique the art.

Is it a whole different way to promote a band today with all these social media channels? Or do you go about doing promotion the same way? Playing live and word of mouth.
LEE: It seems more instant. When we released Cosmic Pandemia the fans responded quickly so that was interesting.

Do you feel like you are a part of a scene, locally, nationally and internationally?
LEE: Pretty much. Most are my friends from younger days so its all friendly competition.

How much of a touring band are you? Is touring/gigging still a great way of spreading the word of the band?
LEE: I love touring actually. I took the band off of the road in 2011 just so when we come back we could time the tour with release of the album but unfortunately our singer had some prior commitments so that all fell through. So not sure when we will get a chance to tour.

What will the future bring?
LEE: Hopefully more tours and more records. Thats my plan. Thanks for the interview.!!

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