Generating noise from all the way on the other side of the Atlantic, Lord are here to tell is a bit about themselves as Band of the Day. The feature comes in the wake of the band announcing last week that they are to break up after a final gig in August! Dugay answers most of the questions with a little help from Petrocelly…
The origin of the band was stationed out of Fredericksburg, Virginia for a good bit & now it resides in the “Fair City” of FxCo, Virginia.
How did you meet?
As one might be able to guess, we all met through sharing the stage in other bands and ultimately during said shows, strike up conversation(s) that did not include a cell phone and/or the interwebs and would later find out that we all tolerated each other well. In all seriousness, we all had mutual respect for each others talents, things lined up properly & our shared experiences and professionalism created a wicked record!
How long have you been playing as a band?
As for the members of LORD that created Desperation Finds Hunger In All Men record? Roughly two years if you include everything that entails creating/releasing said record.
Before you get sick of being asked… where does the band name come from?
Predates me but if I recall proper, there was an underground and/or local label called “Sludgelord” and the original formation of the band liked the idea of “LORD” from a simplistic yet emotional tapping perspective. What do you think of and/or feel when “LORD” is uttered? Them boys back when were onto something….
What are your influences?
Petrocelly: Drumwise – Mike Bordin, Nicke Andersson and John Tempesta.
DUGAY: As a band, there’s not enough room for that but I can say that the obvious general answer is anything “metal”. After that specific, it goes all over the place from anything acoustic base (folk and bluegrass….), to pop music, rap/hip-hop and anything else that grabs each of our attentions. Individually, my foundation is poured from the era of 80’s metal, mixed w/some death metal ugliness, sprinkled ah plenty of progressive music, bits of dance/trance boom booms & the beautifully dynamic layers of acoustic folk music in its many forms.
Describe your music. What makes you unique?
Metal with just about all of its varied and dynamic forms present & accounted for. In addition to what we create song by song, our live show is about as intense as one could ever ask for. Our intent is to be positive despite our extreme presentation & leaving the crowd wanting more while feeling fulfilled! Crazy no?
Do you have any particular lyrical themes?
Kerch can speak of those specifics. I do know he’s covered topics from the loss of a friend, varied “social issues” & deeper thing that only he can explain proper.
What’s your live show like? How many shows have you played?
Intense Controlled Chaos Proper. Loss track, too many pucks to the head in a prior career.
What’s the wildest thing you’ve seen or done at a live show?
Seen? An all girl mosh pit. I’m not kidding.
Done? Play my 12 string acoustic guitar live in front of real people & for some reason those people liked it?!?!?!?!?
What kit do you use / guitars do you play / etc.?
Petrocelly: I play a Tama Starclassic with K Custom cymbals
DUGAY: I can’t speak for the other guys proper so I shall spend this question on me. AhhA! Primary basses: ESP D-6 & an Ibanez 706 both with active electronics. Kalium &/or Conklin SnakeSkin strings because most off the shelf strings are crap. No picks. Peavey FireBass 700 head unit paired with either an older model Peavey 4×12 or Ampeg 8×10 cabs, Sennheiser Wireless unit (model eludes me), Boss Super Bass Chorus, OCD Distortion, TC Electronic Polytune & various forms of linked .308 rounds as a strap. Cheers!
What, if anything, are you plugging/promoting at the moment?
LORD’s new slab of sonic soundscapes under the title of Desperation Finds Hunger In All Men. We have three shows on tap – two in Martinsburg area of West by Goddess Virginia and one show in Bee-so-More, MD with the mighty Dreadnought from CS, Colorado.
What are your plans for the rest of 2018?
Find the proper drummer and continue to explore realms known and not so.
If you were second on a three-band bill, which band would you love to be supporting and which band would you choose to open for you? A chance to plug someone you’ve toured with, or a mate’s band we’ve not heard of before!
Fairie’s Death Waltz, Sluagh, One Slack Mind, Iris Divine, Silence The Blind, Shumaun… there’s more but that should work for the time being.
From previous Band of the Day Tailblock: What’s the most embarrassing mistake you’ve made at a gig?
Petrocelly: More nerve racking than embarrassing… just as I was about to count in the first song of my first show as a drummer, my snare stand broke and collapsed. Luckily the drummer of a band that played before us was willing to let me use his, but he had to dig through their trailer to find it. It was pretty goddamn stressful.
DUGAY: I forgot to plug in my cabs proper in my prior band’s Reticle “last show” to send off our drummer who was going into the army. Everyone to include myself wondered why things didn’t sound right and I found out quickly after the damage was done. Still was a good night but shitty from the bassist perspective of things. First world problem defined.
From another BotD, Ryders Creed: What’s the weirdest thing anyone’s ever heckled/shouted at you during a live show, and what was your reaction to it?
My only non-metal band was tapped to open up for Britny Fox and once those old rockers saw my setup with .308 rounds included, they made it a point to talk down about it. After I performed, they were like “you were awesome/great”. I found their transformation of liking my band to entertaining to say the very least. Once my bass strap of .308’s comes out, historically no one has ever pestered any band I’ve performed in and I find that so be weird. Ha!
And from Fall Flavored: What would you do with an eleventh finger?
Petrocelly: Hide it in shame
DUGAY: I need a new leg before I need/want an eleventh finger. Next.