A Q&A with Inherently Lost
Nightmarish visions and personal truths in hard metal crossover from Ohio – here’s Mikey from Inherently Lost
What’s the title of your latest release, and what does it mean to you?
‘Unraveling Sanity’. It means a lot to me personally. Music has always been a huge part of my life so it’s like a bit of a dream come true to be putting something out that I’m really proud of.
What was the hardest part about putting this release together, and why?
For me it was adjusting to playing to a click. It’s well known that bands tend to play faster at shows/practice. I got so used to the normal pacing of the song that playing it at the speed it’s supposed to be was a bit of a challenge.
What do enjoy most about producing your own material?
There’s no real stress to it. We can do what we want, when we want, and how we want. I feel like that lends the song a lot of authenticity.
What do you want the listener to take away from listening to your music?
The energy and authenticity of the music.
How does a track normally come together? Can you tell us something about the process?
It all starts with an idea and we just kind of build off of that idea.
What band/artists have influenced you the most since you started this project, and why?
Since I’ve joined this group I’ve found so many new artists that I add to my arsenal of inspiration that it would be an absolutely monumental task to name them.
What countries would you like to tour?
Anywhere in Europe would be cool. I hear that metal is big game there. I’ve also heard that their crowds are insane.
Are there any standout venues you’d like to play in?
The Agora Theater in Cleveland would be sweet. If we’re talking a dream gig then I’d say Rock Am Ring.
If you could pick one track for our readers to listen to in order to get a taste of your music, what would you pick, and why?
Our songs vary widely but I think our newest song ‘Unraveling Sanity’ would be a good starting place.
What ambitions do you have for the band/your career?
Wherever the journey takes me and the band. We’re just gonna keep on fu*kin’ sending it and see where it goes.
Finally, as you leave the stage, what are your parting words?
I need some baby wipes to wipe this stage blood off.
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