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A Dirty Dozen with MYTH OF CREATION – September 2019

| 15 September 2019 | Reply


According to the band bio: “Myth of Creation is a Metal band hailing from Colorado. Formed in early 2013 as a small project, they quickly gained recognition in their hometown, winning a Bronze award for “Best Band” in the same year. Their debut album, Trials, was produced by Scott Wilson, formerly of the Grammy nominated band Tantric, and sound engineer Richard Easterling (Muse). Trials was recorded at Sunshine Studios in Colorado and set to release on September 27th.” 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?

This is our debut release, the first taste people are going to get of us, of our tribulations we had to endure to cut this record. The second time through, someone might find themselves realizing just how dark the lyrical content of this record is. We’re hoping a diehard fan might notice the positive aspect of our message. They might empathize with the anger and hopelessness of some of the lyrics, and from that realize they’re a part of this family, this mythology.

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

Justus: I had an uncle who bought me a toy drum set when I was a toddler, because he was a drummer. I remember picking up my dads Shout At The Devil record, opening it up, being completely confused and captivated by it. Thinking to myself, “ I don’t know what this is… but THIS is what I want to do with my life” I’ve been playing the heck out of that record ever since.

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

Rob: If I absolutely had to choose, I’d go with Marlyin Manson’s Antichrist Superstar. It was the first time that I had ever heard something that I felt I could relate to so deeply; the anger and hopelessness was extremely relevant to what I was feeling at the time. It made me realize that someone else out there was feeling the same thing that I was feeling. It gave me hope, made me feel less alone and inspired me to follow in those same footsteps.

4. Who would be your main five musical influences?

Definitely Slipknot, Rammstein, Lamb of God, Behemoth and of course Hans Zimmer.

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

We would have to go with Einar Kvatrafn Selvik from Wardruna. That would be an amazing collaboration. It would bring our sound to an unexpected level, giving the listener something they’ve never heard before. So if you read this and know him, send him out way!

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?

Tim: Well, we just released our single “Trapped in Hell,” it’s kind of cool because we’ve been told it sounds like many bands from Godsmack to Rob Zombie to Five Finger Death Punch even Whitechapel. Honestly none of them have made us cringe; it’s awesome being compared to such a variety of successful musicians. So for me to describe our music I will simply say, I can’t. We don’t want to give expectations, just want to give a beacon of hope for those to find in the music.

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

Being able to give back what music gave to us. The opportunity to be the reason someone else decides to not give up, the reason to start playing music, to continue the circle of giving back what music gave to them.

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?

We honestly don’t do much musically outside of rehearsal. We’re just three normal guys, we usually rent movies and hang out. Robert’s usually the mixologist for Justus’s drinks, Tim doesn’t drink anymore, and Justus is always cooking up some new vegan stuff for us to try. It’s surprisingly good (but we still sneak some steak on the side)!

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

Justus: So I was at a Mötley Crüe concert in Vegas, walking to my seat and I felt someone bump into me. I turned around to say something and I saw Flavor Flav walking in a hurry. I didn’t really know what to say. I was literally struck by a star!! Ron Jeremy at the Rainbow was a close second!

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

Tim: I’ll always stick to what Corey Taylor said “don’t do what you love, do what you’re good at, and you’ll learn to love it” I’m pretty good at building Jeeps, and I’ve learned to love every minute of it.

Rob: I’d either be a video game designer or a professional giraffe racer!!

Justus: You’d catch me traveling the world as a photographer or cinematographer.

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?

It’s a cliche to say this, but we wouldn’t change anything. If it weren’t for the trials of our past we wouldn’t be where we are today. It’s made us who we are, shaped our minds, and helped us lay the path that’s ahead of us.

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?

Tim: I’d have to pick Vol. 3 Subliminal Verses from Slipknot. Hearing the stories of the mansion they rented out, and the hard times Corey was going through, hell he almost jumped off of the balcony. We can all relate to those feelings, and being able to turn those emotions around and put them back into the record. Through that album and Iowa I was able to finally hear the pain and emotion that he was going through. It changed the way I hear music, it gave me a sense of hope. He went through similar things and was still able to carry on, that helped me see that I can too. That alone is my biggest motivation, I want to make sure that I give that same thing back and then some for the people listening to our music.





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ToddStar - that's me... just a rocking accountant who had dreams of being a rock star. I get to do the next best thing to rocking the globe - I get to take pictures of the lucky ones that do. I love to shoot all genres of music and different types of performers. If it is related to music, I love to photograph it. I get to shoot and hang with not only some of my friends and idols, but some of the coolest people around today.

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