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A Dirty Dozen with DISPOSITIONS – September 2019

| 26 September 2019 | Reply


According to a recent press release: “Texas based Metalcore band DISPOSITIONS has released the official music video for “Pitiful.” Filmed by Elynia Productions at Godfather Ink and the Chop Shop In Hurst, TX. Dispositions started out in 2015 as an internet project by guitarist, Ethan Massey. Soon after finding band members, Dispositions entered the studio to record their debut EP, Dead Era, which released in January 2017.” We get the band to discuss new music, influences, and much more…

1. Tell us a little about your latest release.  What might a fan or listener not grab the first or second time they listen through?  Are there any hidden nuggets the band put in the material or that only diehard fans might find?

Cody: It was written about the keyboard warriors who like to troll and run their mouths online all day every day, but as soon as you see them in person are quiet and reclusive. Listening to the track over and over you’ll grab new lines that catch your ears attention and probably listen a few more times to try and catch it. As for hidden messages, you would have to watch the music video and if you’re from the dfw you may recognize the YouTube page or know this particular person.

2. What got you into music, and can you tell us about the moment you realized you wanted to be a musician?

Ethan: I think what got me into music was my dad. He was always listening to Guns N Roses, Pantera, Ozzy, Metallica, etc. then always playing a game with me if I can guess what band was playing I’d get like a $1 or something. My dad was always surrounding me with music. He was good friends with Toby Keith’s guitarist (Joey Floyd) so Joey would give me his guitar and let me stand on stage while their crew was setting stuff up for the show that night. Pretty sure that was one of the moments I knew I wanted to go this route.

3. Building on that, is there a specific song, album, performer, or live show that guided your musical taste?

Ethan: Linkin Park was the main band that really got me into everything. Saying I was obsessed is an understatement. I saw them live multiple times and with each time I knew I wanted to do whatever it was that they did.

4. Who would be your main five musical influences?

Architects, Spite, Attila, Thy Art is Murder, and Wage War.

5. If you could call in any one collaborator to do a song with, who would it be, and why?

Taylor: I’d want to work with Landon Tewers from The Plot In You because he is a genius who can seemingly write in any style and still sound and feel 100% original and genuine. I feel like he is a lot like us and doesn’t worry about writing something that’s  going to fit into whatever niche of music people are listening to at the time but just writes what he wants to play at the time. It makes business sense to write for the fans, but if you don’t personally feel it, how the fuck can you explain anyone else to?

6. How would you describe your music to someone who’d never listened to you before? What is the one comparison a reviewer or fan has made that made you cringe or you disagreed with?

Jameson: I would describe my music as a piece of me. I would say that every song I write and develop always pulls from a personal experience and every song that I bring to the table will always have a story to it.  I would say that from the aggressive anger filled riffs all the way to the softer and touching melodic phrases are made with a specific purpose of reminding me why it’s as made. To help invoke the same feeling in the listener that inspired its creation. The number 1 criticism/comparison i received was that my music had the spirit of Dime in it. Although he’s a major childhood inspiration, I knew that comparison was only being made because at the time I played a dean ml because the god’s honest truth is that the music sounded NOTHING remotely close to him.

7. What’s the best thing about being a musician?

Cody: We look forward to all the bromances cause god knows the women ain’t flocking in.

8. When the band are all hanging out together, who cooks; who gets the drinks in; and who is first to crack out the acoustic guitars for a singalong?

Taylor would most likely be doing the cooking. Ethan would be busting out all the drinks. Jameson would be getting the guitar out.

9. When was the last time you were star struck and who was it?

Jeff: Brandon Salor from Atreyu in 2015 at South By So What?!

10. If you weren’t a musician, what would be your dream job?

Cody: If I weren’t a musician, my dream job would be a nature photographer or owning a large scale music video company.

11. Looking back over your career, is there a single moment or situation you feel was a misstep or you would like to have a “do over”, even if it didn’t change your current situation?

Taylor: We have never made a mistake. We are perfect.

12. If you could magically go back in time and be a part of the recording sessions for any one record in history, which would you choose – and what does that record mean to you?

Ethan: The record I’d have to choose is Meteora by Linkin Park. To me that is one of the most iconic records as far as heavy music goes. Also one of my all time favorites. No matter what mood I’m in, I can always play that album from start to finish every day and love it just as much as the first time I heard it.





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