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|Paths Of Possession|
|with Randy on Oct 18, 2007|
|Please introduce yourself and the band.|
Hello, this is Randy. I play bass/backing vox for Paths of Possession.
|What was the reason for starting this band.|
I guess it was just like any other band. We just wanted to play some fucking metal and do some shows. There was never a goal we were trying to achieve. I had moved to Florida with a death/ thrash band from Alabama and we fell apart. Shortly after that I started jamming with Rich and Jay. They were in another band that lost their bassist. After the vocallist left and I took over we changed the whole format of the band to fit what we were really wanting to play.
|Is it important that the album sounds melodic, like Swedish death metal.|
Its not important to us to be in a certain style, this is just how we like to write. Me and Jay have always been huge Maiden fans and wanted to incorperate harmonies and melodies into our songs. I was doing this in my old bands way before I was even aware of the great Swedish scene.
|The new album is a concept album, why is that.|
Again, this is just how i like to write. I have always loved concept albums. The first 2 self released Paths albums were concept albums as well. The only reason that Promises wasn`t is because we re-recorded 3 songs off the first disc and 3 off the second. Even in my old bands where I wrote the lyrics I would always write like that. Its just what I love to do.
|Where did you record the new record.|
We recorded "The End of the Hour" back at Mana Studios in St. Pete florida, the same place that we did the Promises disc.
|Why did you team up with Eric Rutan.|
He is a great engineer and a great guy. He knows metal and he isn`t afraid to give his opinion and tell you what he thinks. If he thinks something you are recording stinks. He`ll let you know. Everything that come out of that studio seems to get better and better.
|Describe the new album in 5 words.|
Death, thrash, apocolyptic, please buy.
|Will you come to Europe next year.|
We will fucking be there. I know I said that last time. But that is our top priority.
|Do you like to tour?|
I love to tour, it is pretty tough sometimes. But I always want to be there.
|Do you like playing at festivals.|
Festivals are great because you get to see so many bands that you might not have ever seen. It`s amazing what some bands go through to play a fest. I really enjoy the whole atmosphere. I want to play first so I can drink there rest of the time.
|Is there anything you want to share with your fans and readers of Rockezine.com. |
Yes, I have started a new band "From Blood and Burning" and it just got picked up for a 3 disc deal with Blind Prophecy records, I will record a full length in January and you can check out 4 demo songs at myspace.com/frombloodandburning, I also run the Paths myspace as well, so let us know what you think of the new Paths disc "The End of the Hour".