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Otherworldly Entity: You’ve never seen THAT before.

Please describe the band in a single sentence.

JH: genuine humanity in an Otherworldly setting

What’s your latest project and what are you working on right now?

 JH: We just released our new single and music video Monster Inside You and we’re so happy with how it’s being received. We’re working on more new music and a new album, but we’re really focusing on our upcoming live shows

 How do you want people to feel when they listen to your music?

JH: for me, it’s not as important HOW they feel. It’s more important THAT they feel. Everyone has their own reactions, their own interpretations. We might have 200 people at a show, and they’re going to feel 200 different connections to our songs. We don’t want to tell anyone what we want them to feel, we want them to feel what they feel and know that it’s valid just by the pure circumstance that they are feeling it.

Major influences: Who put you on this path?

JH: Cold really had a big impact on us early on, playing with them and being inspired by them. But we’ve gotten a lot of influence outside of the rock genres. Zlatko and I met playing in acoustic folk settings. I think the biggest influence each of us has in this band is each other. We keep each other inspired and writing.

 If you had to flee the country as a band, where would you choose to live?

 JH: Personally, I’ve always wanted to move to Norway. I don’t know if the guys would agree with that, but that’s my answer. Their political environment, their economy, their culture, it would be nice.

What’s the ‘wow factor’ that makes YOU decide which songs to keep, record and release?

 JH: the biggest thing for us are the dynamics. We don’t want any song to be just one thing. We want our songs to face dynamic ranges and emotional changes in them, and it’s those variations within each song that we really look for as we write. Humans don’t just feel one thing, we are emotionally complex. We want that to come through in each and every song.

 What’s the most hilarious band memory you can think of?

JH: when we played Metal in the Mountains in Pipestem, WV and our old drummer Taylor Porter (of A Greater Danger) accidentally locked Zlatko’s car keys in the car. It was late at night, we had just arrived in WV, and everyone was tired. Everyone was upset, and I looked at them all and said “we’ll handle this in the morning, let’s get some sleep.” We were camping, so I woke up and got out of my tent, Zlatko and Taylor are just sitting there silent at the picnic table. I lit a cigarette, grabbed a coat hanger out of the back of my car, and popped Zlatko’s car door open without saying a word. It was just a very cinematic moment.

What would be the title of the band’s biography?

JH: Otherworldly Entity: I’ve never seen THAT before

What’s the next milestone you’d like to achieve as a band?

JH: We’re getting ready to tour and play some festivals. We really want to be on the road. We’ve developed a great fan base all over the country, really, all over the world. We want to meet everyone.

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