PALL­BEARER

NOT CON­TENT WITH REIN­VENT­ING DOOM, THE ARKANSAS QUAR­TET ARE AIM­ING FOR WORLD DOM­I­NA­TION

Metal Hammer (UK) - - Golden Gods 2017 -

Why do you think you’ve cap­tured the imag­i­na­tion of the un­der­ground?

Joe row­land (bass): “Hey, who knows? We’ve had a pretty spe­cific vi­sion in mind over the years, and I guess it turns out that a few other peo­ple out there hap­pen to like it.” brett camp­bell (vo­cals/guitar): “We set a trap for it, and waited pa­tiently. Now we’re hold­ing it hostage and will con­tinue to do so un­til we sell out and make mil­lions of dol­lars...”

Are bands break­ing out of the un­der­ground more eas­ily these days?

Joe: “I wouldn’t even con­sider my­self that in tune with what peo­ple would con­sider to be ‘un­der­ground’ me­tal these days, but we’ve been work­ing hard as hell for years, as have many of our friends and con­tem­po­raries – that cer­tainly seems to help.” brett: “It may seem like we just blew up, but it def­i­nitely doesn’t seem as easy when liv­ing in a van for months on end. If any­thing, in order to be­come more well­known nowa­days, be­yond just hav­ing good songs, you have to tour as much as pos­si­ble. Luck­ily, none of us have kids or any­thing, and we had noth­ing to lose, so we were able to just throw our­selves into it and work hard.”

What Are your Am­bi­tions for pall­bearer?

Joe: “To play the first show on the moon.” brett: “Noth­ing short of WORLD DOM­I­NA­TION! In all hon­esty,

I’d like to make a de­cent liv­ing do­ing what I love, mak­ing mu­sic with my friends, with­out mak­ing artis­tic com­pro­mises. We have enough ideas and con­cepts al­ready to last us years. So, if we’re lucky, we could do this for a long time.”

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