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A Dirty Dozen with DREW from INHERENTLY LOST – January 2024

| 10 January 2024 | Reply

According to the band’s bio: “The story of Inherently Lost begins as a side project somewhere around 2017-2018. Bringing together musicians not only with different influences but allowing the individual influences to be heard in the music. Ranging from symphonic metal, industrial, melodic death metal, black metal, doom, nu-metal, alternative, rock, hardcore, progressive metal, and everything in between. Inherently Lost takes the listener on a journey of apocalyptic visions as well as some dark personal truths of mental health and life experiences. In a world filled with endless consumption, it is not hard to imagine why we are all Inherently Lost.” We get bassist Drew to discuss new music, influences, and 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 you put in the material or that only diehard fans might find?

Our latest album is titled Art of Corruption. I think people will be surprised by the layers to it. The keys and synths add a lot of depth. We didn’t really put any hidden gems although we are releasing some covers to show our influences. We recently released our cover of Mötley Crüe’s “Red Hot” which is on all streaming platforms.

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

When I was a kid I was the typical outcast, and we all grew up on MTV when I saw Metallica and all the headbanger’s ball videos I identified with that and started really getting into heavy music.  Soon after I wanted to make the heavy.

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

Mostly old Ozzy and all things Sabbath.

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

Probably Ripper Owens, he’s kind of local to us and seems like a good dude with some killer pipes.  He also enjoys doing guest vocals.

5. What is your favorite activity when out of the studio and/or not on tour?  What do you like to do to unwind?

Raise cats, get fat, smoke grass.

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?

We often get describes as melodic black metal. That’s fairly accurate but I think there are some industrial and symphonic elements in there. I haven’t got any cringe comparisons yet, but I do look forward to them.

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

We haven’t had much time to hang out lately but we usually hit the local metal shows. Mikey and Joe will be hitting up the bar.

8. When was the last time you were starstruck and who was it?

Juan Ricardo. A Cleveland metal legend who’s in a million bands and the nicest dude ever his main act is Sunless Sky. Saw him a few months ago.

9. What is the best part of being a musician? If you could no longer be a musician for whatever reason, what would be your dream job?

The best part is the brotherhood of it all, and getting to experience a lot of great music. If I couldn’t be a musician I don’t know, maybe a job blowing stuff up would be cool or like a pizza tester is that a job?

10. What is one question you have always wanted an interviewer to ask – and what is the answer? Conversely, what question are you tired of answering?

If someone asks me about my gear I would nerd out pretty hard but no one asked me… I will say I love Peavey products and bardic audio pedals. Most asked question is how did you come up with the band name. No offense to anyone that asked that question.

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?

In my early days I had some tour opportunities and an indie label opportunity that we passed on. If I had a do over I would probably take it but, maybe I wouldn’t have ended up in Inherently lost and I am quite happy here.

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?

Jimi Hendrix, Electric Ladyland. They were basically inventing modern recording and partying with Jimi would be awesome definitely a favorite album of mine.

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