INTERVIEW BY MIDWEST METAL
Hail Ominous, how are y`all doing?
We are all fine Thanks you
Your history is pretty interesing could you give me a rundown on the bands past?
Well We started in 2002 with Just Myself and our Drummer Jayson, we clicked from the very start, we started writing music so fast that we had a 4 song demo out in just a couple of months, we recorded it in about two days on a 8 track in jayson's basememnt we had no title for it, we recorded it made copies amd very Quickly it Curculated around the world. Throught that 4 song Demo Word got around that we needed a Bass Player, thats when we hired Eric Dahlberg one of the Craziest Bass players We have ever Met. Soon after that we started Playing gigs.
If not already answered, could you give me the lineup?
(Victor Gonzalez Lead Vocals Lead Guitars) (Jayson Meerholz Drums) (Eric Dahlberg Bass and Backing Vocals)
Where do you get your influences from?
All of us have Diffrent Influences, Thats why We sound pretty Much diffrent than other bands, For Example I'm Really into Cradle Of Filth and Obituary, Jayson he is into Dying Fetus, Deicide, Cryptopsy. And Eric he is into Suffocation, Deicide. You can hear a little bit of all these bands in our music.
How many releases do you have to date, and what are they called?
We have our 4 song Demo, and our latest Cd self entitled OMINOUS.
You guys are brutal as fukk, how would you describe your music?
As I like to Describe our Music DEATH METAL WITH GROOVE, Ha Ha
You guys going to be playing any shows near Mo, any time soon?
We are trying to set up a small tour Around the Country right now, We are just trying to get info on some clubs out there to start booking, If you know of any good clubs out there in MO let us know and we will head on out there Very Soon.
What merch do you have for sale, and how can people get ahold of it?
For Right now all we have as for merchandise is our latest CD and Stickers available, we are working on some sick Shirts right now also, you can get our Cd's with free stickers on our website http://ominousnj.tripod.com
Do you have anything in the works right now?
I just Designed a Signature Series Guitar called The Desecrator it is Being Built by the Company Yavcon Guitars out of mass, you can see the progress of my Guitar on there website www.yavcon.com And also we are in talks with people in NYC to Shoot a Music Video For two songs The Sleeper and 13 Years Of Pain.
What has been the highlight of your carrier so far?
All the Poeple that we meet everytime that we do a gig and all the big bands, Such as Deicide, Vital Remains, Suffocation, Kataklysm, Dying Fetus, Strapping Young Lad. Way Cool.
What does Ominous have planned for the future?
Another Cd to Be Released sometime in earky 2004 and a Small Tour around the Country
Do any of you watch horror movies, if so what are your favorites?
Oh Man I love Horror Movies To the Max, I love Evil Dead, The Last House on The Left, all of the Friday the 13th's, all of the Omen's, Way too many to list, I also love going to Horror Conventions, I go to a big one out here in Jersey called the Chiller Theatre, www.chillertheatre.com I actually Met Will from Mortician there He goes Every Year. The other guys they are really into Hanging out and having Fun and Drinking and getting Laid LOL
Does anyone in the band have any side projects going on, or are all of you concentraiting on Ominous?
It's OMINOUS 100% for all three of us