That Drummer Guy- So how did you get hooked up with Metal For Hire?
Samus- My long-time friend Devin (founder of the site) told me about it, and I instantly thought it was a great idea, so I jumped on board quickly.
TDG- It is definitely a very cool idea. What services are you offering on Metal For Hire?
S- Session drums, guitar, bass, some vocals, and even mixing/mastering/production.
TDG- That is a lot of great services to be able to provide. Although the site just started, have you had any requests so far?
S- About 5 requests so far, and I have completed 2 jobs
TDG- It sounds like you can definitely do a fast, reliable job. What are you most hoping to accomplish with working with Metal For Hire?
S- Great question! I guess getting my name out there as much as possible, while attempting to make a living playing music which is extremely hard. But I love helping people out where I can, and giving my input etc.
TDG- Definitely a great way to look at it. even before Metal For Hire, you have helped out and participated in a lot of different bands and styles of music. What are genres that you most like to play these days?
S- I'm not picky at all when it comes to genre, but it usually always ends up being metal! (haha) and I have no problem with that at all, but would also love to try anything else as long as I'm having fun.
TDG- And you have covered a lot of genres in metal as well. But it's great to see that other genres can be covered as well. With that said, Your Youtube Channel (which I am subscribed to) shows you in a lot of great Metal moments with a lot of different covers and funny videos. What inspired you to create the Youtube channel as it is now?
S- Hey thanks man! Haha I guess it started with my Team America cover. I had originally just filmed it on drums but I actually made a minor mistake during the performance, so I needed other footage in there so my mistake wouldn't be shown, haha!! So I figured why not cover the whole song with the other instruments too! And I had a blast doing it, and it seemed like other people enjoyed it so I decided to keep throwing in comedy here and there :)
TDG- It's amazing how an accident can sometime lead to some amazing things in life such as that. When looking over your Youtube channel, your most popular video by far is the Fart Metal video? Had you ever dreamed that would catch on as much as it has?
S- Haha oh man. That video was pretty much a last-minute accident as well. I got really excited when I finally got a smart phone a few years ago, and being the sick fuck that I am, I started recording all of my farts. About a year later I synced my phone to my computer and for some reason it just started playing all of my farts in iTunes back-to-back and it was the funniest thing I had ever heard. A song needed to happen hahaha. And no, I NEVER thought it would go that viral! Haha
TDG- We will be waiting for the Fart Metal sequel in the future! But besides the funny videos. You are known for your amazing Metal drumming in a lot of great bands. Is there any plans for hitting the road again in the future?
S- Ahhh. I would love to! It all depends on the type of job I can acquire when I am done with my university studies (which I currently have one year left of) but I would absolutely love to have a job that allowed me to tour!
TDG- It would be great to see you play in my neck of the woods again! Besides the work you are doing with Metal For Hire and Youtube, is there any other projects you are working on?
S- Mother Fucking Decrepit Birth!!!! We are about 95% done with the music writing for the new Decrepit Birth album, and we are scheduled to record the drums at the end of August. I can't tell you how excited I am.
TDG- I am so excited to hear that. Any new Decrepit Birth is good Decrepit Birth. Would it be fair to say that a 2016 release is possible?
TDG- Fantastic. and I would assume possible touring would be coming along with that as well?
S- Of course!
TDG- Awesome. So happy to see that happening. Is there any details you can give about the album yet, or is that too early to tell?
S- In my opinion, it will be the best album the band has written yet. Matt's riffs are just so sexy and catchy, and there is more song-structure and repetition now so there will be a few good hooks! As for style, expect a combo of all the DB albums thus far. It contains both melody and brutality.
TDG- That is so great to hear. Sadly I do gotta wrap up this interview. Thank you for taking the time to do this interivew. it was a tremendous honor. before we finish up, is there anything you would like to plug, promote, or mention that I have not brough up yet?
S- Sure! You can check out my newest video, "The Tempo Experiment" which is pretty much a parody on whether riffs sound better slower or faster. It's all a matter of preference, but I figured I would conduct the experiment anyways with a death metal riff, hehe! Thank you very much for having me! It was a pleasure, sahhh!!
Metal For Hire: http://www.metalforhire.com
66Samus on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3unJShm6iXtw9QgDnb9KPg
The Tempo Experiment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88NEedodzSE