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Brian is Voice in New Zombie Video Game

by on Dec.06, 2011, under APOCALYPTIC SPEW, MOVIES | TELEVISION, TECH MESSIAH, UPDATES

Do you like Zombie Video games? Brian Copeland of Euphonic Dissonance will be the voice of BASE – a commanding military voice heard barking orders through the crackling radio carried by a United States marine soldier. Could this BASE be the cause of this zombie outbreak? What do they know that they aren’t telling us? To find out – CLICK HERE to witness the development of this New and Exciting First Person Shooter Zombie Kill Fest!

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OVERVIEW
Infection, and self-replication. The two ambitions of a virus that removed the very idea of safety from violence from the human experience. Each force of resistance it encountered was devoured. As the infection spread to the very last bastion of civilization, the people who faced certain infection carefully carved their stories into the cement walls of the desolate buildings around them. Proof that they once existed. But then, there were cries to push on. A handful of men and women the nation once sent away and baptized in the horrors of world war stand tall. They urge the fight to continue on. Is this madness, or will this be our salvation?

CLICK HERE if you don’t see a Kick Ass Zombie Video Game demo above.

Gameplay
I Shall Remain is a bird’s eye view RPG that allows you to control the journey of a Marine who has awoken in a city infected by the Z0M-31 virus. Memory impairing head trauma requires him to slowly relearn who he was. When he comes to and realizes who he is, his peers are more convinced that people like him are man’s greatest weapon against certain extinction. Navigate the Marine through the city, organize teams of survivors and equip them to fight, plow through the crowds of zombies with lead, vehicles and explosives. The careful and calculated execution of this just might allow you to survive.

It was great fun working with the team behind I Shall Remain and we have no doubt this video game is going to be amazing.

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Unique Compact Disc album that’s also A Synthesizer?

by on Nov.28, 2011, under MUSIC

Musician Moldover has found an innovative New Tech use for the Old Tech audio Compact Disc and  his use of home built software synth controllers on stage have branded him The Godfather of Controllerism. He lists his genre on facebook as Neo-Post-Modern-Futuristic-NextSchool.

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**if you can’t see the Moldover Live video above CLICK HERE**

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Moldover was bored with the old school way of selling music Compact Discs so he decided to get inventive. What did you expect from a guy that builds his own electronic controllers? His album isn’t just a CD – it’s a Theramin. A theramin is an electronic musical instrument, played by moving the hands through electromagnetic fields created by two metal rods [named after Leon Theremin (1896-1993), Russian scientist who invented it].

If technology and music are your life, brace yourself- MOLDOVER is about to reformat your soul. Hailed by 700,000 YouTube viewers as “The Godfather of Controllerism”, Moldover is a new breed of music icon. Combining the charisma of a rock star, the mad genius of a basement inventor, and the radical inclusiveness of the DIY internet generation, Moldover is “literally throwing away the rule book and reinventing the wheel” (Remix Magazine). Witness his balls-to-the-wall LIVE SHOW at a club, experience his MULTIPLAYER MUSIC INSTALLATIONS at a festival, or pick up and play the “LIGHT THERAMIN” packaging of his debut album and understand why the next paradigm for music is a one-man-brand called Moldover.

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A brilliant combination of technology and art. It’s enough to make you wanna cry – beautiful job Moldover. Your instruments are art and your art are instruments.

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Defend Your Internet Rights

by on Oct.03, 2011, under MOVIES | TELEVISION, MUSIC, POLITICS

The government (conspiring with big business) are constantly plotting ways to control the free enterprise of the internet and Euphonic Dissonance will be there to fight them every step of the way. We enjoy the ability to bring you new music downloads and it would be a shame if government restrictions kept us from continuing this. There is strength in numbers and we need your help to fight the good fight. Corporate hardliners in the Senate are rushing to push through a measure to give phone and cable companies absolute, unrestricted power over the Internet.

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Called a “resolution of disapproval,” this measure would destroy all existing Net Neutrality protections and strip the FCC of its authority to protect Internet users – letting companies block our right to speak freely, connect with one another and share information on the Internet. If we can get just 51 votes in the Senate it will stop this free speech-killing measure in its tracks. We’re asking you to take action now to stand up for online freedom by letting your senators know you don’t support S.J. Resolution 6. The resolution would enable phone and cable giants like Comcast and Verizon to restrict access to competitive video services, mobile applications and other innovative services.

We love the ability to bring our fans new songs for download and we hope to provide you with more video in the future but actions by our government threaten our chances of providing you with all that great stuff.

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New music from Euphonic Dissonance – sneak peak of their newest song

by on Aug.22, 2011, under MUSIC, TECH MESSIAH, UPDATES

Hello everyone. Brian of Euphonic Dissonance here with an update on our progress.

We’re back to toiling away on the Tech Messiah album deep within Aromatone Studios. It’s been awhile since we’ve worked on anything. Took a bit of a break to deal with this thing called life in this world that’s out of control. I found myself sorting through what we have worked on and I found this sweet little unfinished song. Realizing that we haven’t released anything in quite some time I thought it might be nice to give you something that lets you know we’re still alive and we’ve recently started kicking. Kicking is fun. So is setting stuff on fire. I probably just flagged myself as a potential looter suspect in the recent U.K. riots with the previous two sentences.

Again, this is only a rough draft of this song. It doesn’t have a title yet. It’s mostly bass and drum but I still find it quite moving even at this stage. Hope you enjoy the new track.

CLICK HERE to HEAR Euphonic Dissonance’s NEWEST SONG Fleet Of Mac Trucks (rough draft and tentative title)

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CLICK HERE to HEAR Euphonic Dissonance’s NEWEST SONG Fleet Of Mac Trucks (rough draft and tentative title)

Hope you like the new song. Please leave us a comment telling what you think. Thanks to everyone for the support.

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Win Prizes from Euphonic Dissonance – join our street team

by on Jul.06, 2011, under MUSIC, TECH MESSIAH, UPDATES

Want a chance to win cool Euphonic Dissonance gear? We’re finally rolling out a street team signup where you’ll have a chance to win prizes and gifts from your favorite progressive industrial band – Euphonic Dissonance. All you have to do to win the prizes is play our music for your friends, advertise upcoming shows, tell everyone that the Tech Messiah is coming and ask them to accept the soothing sounds of Euphonic Dissonance into their heart. Be sure to click on the box that says JOIN THE STREET TEAM then click on SUBMIT. If you just want to be on our mailing list then don’t check the box.


We’re looking forward to giving out street team missions. If you have any suggestions as to what you would like to see given away as Street Team Prizes then please leave a comment on this blog. Expect more information soon.

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Euphonic Dissonance on the labeling of Progressive Industrial music

by on Jun.22, 2011, under MUSIC

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Brian explains why Euphonic Dissonance is labeled as progressive industrial music

I must confess – I do tend to drift away from the self prescribed genre picked for Euphonic Dissonance when I’m writing songs but I can’t help it. If you are expecting ED to puzzle piece fit into the progressive industrial genre then you’re definitely going to be upset when you hear the full repertoire of our musical catalog. There are just too many wonderfully different styles of music in the world to listen to and learn from. How can a person possibly constrain themselves to just one style? In my mind – such a concept seems ludicrous and yet I chose to label the band with a very limiting genre distinction. Why?

Because, if I hadn’t chosen a label for this band someone else would. So I took the initiative and created a label that I felt best described the project in a broad sense. I simply combined two of the greatest influences on the creation of the band: progressive rock and industrial music. By doing this we created a new genre that didn’t exist before. The Progressive Industrial Music Genre was born.

Does that mean we can only perform those styles of music? Of course it doesn’t. We will continue to experiment with all sorts of musical genres for our own personal amusement and hopefully the amusement of others. We will continue to examine different styles such as aggrotech, electronic rock, techno, indie rock and dubstep. And in a pinch –  we will always be able to rely on our progressive industrial roots.

If you were going to pick a genre for Euphonic Dissonance what style would it be? Here are a few songs to help you decide.

Thanks for listening and don’t forget to tell us the style you chose for us. We look forward to reading your responses.

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Scientists discover the Tech Messiah link to Apple computers

by on Jun.11, 2011, under APOCALYPTIC SPEW, MUSIC, POLITICS, RELIGION, TECH MESSIAH, UPDATES

Scientists have accidentally unearthed the Tech Messiah plot and they don’t even know they did it. To read about the Tech Messiah story CLICK HERE.

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Is it possible that Apple computers could be involved in the Tech Messiah takeover? A recent discovery by British neuroscientists certainly seems to verify such suspicions. Having performed a brain scan on an Apple zealot, these neuroscientists declared that Apple was a religion!  The neuroscientists had previously scanned brains of the religiously faithful and saw markedly similar results.

CLICK HERE to read original article – Scientists: Apple makes your brain go all religious

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So yet another sign in the coming apocalypse and rising new order of the Tech Messiah has been delivered unto us all. We can choose to prepare or we can sit back and wait to become mindless zombies in the service of The Messiah. It’s your choice. Think about it before you pick up that iPhone. You only have to come in contact with the device just once and Apple’s specially designed nanotech virus will seep through your skin and turn you into one of them.

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Do us all a favor and smash your iPhone now before it’s too late!!!! Don’t be fooled by the ease of use and reliability – it’s only there to lure you in and take over your brain.

Don’t want to smash your iPhone? Well, Euphonic Dissonance have a solution for you. Click the picture of the iPod below and you will be transported to our iTunes account. There you can download our progressive industrial music. We have secretly embed a anti-nanotech neuro-blocking rotating frequency that will sever you from the Tech Messiah’s mind control signal. You can then enjoy our music and live your life again.

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Progressive Industrial free music download on the PirateBay.org

by on Jun.05, 2011, under MUSIC

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In our efforts to get our music into the hands of as many people as possible we have posted our first album on the PirateBay.org for free download. Oh, for the record, Euphonic Dissonance supports net neutrality and the PirateBay. Now all you little pirates can get your progressive industrial music fix and it’s only a torrent download away.

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CLICK HERE to download music  – Euphonic Dissonance’s “Transitions” album from the PirateBay.org

While you’re there please leave a comment about the album and be sure to tell all your friends about us. Thanks for listening. Hope you enjoy your new “Transitions” album.

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An interview with AXIS – Industrial Electronic Rock Band – Part 2

by on May.08, 2011, under MUSIC, UPDATES

AN INTERVIEW WITH AXIS Part 2
MARCH 24, 2011

TO READ PART 1 of this interview CLICK HERE

This interview was recorded March the 24th of 2011 at the Cherry Street Coffee House in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Axis Industrial Electronic Rock Band

CLICK HERE to hear the AUDIO MP3 INTERVIEW with AXIS – industrial electronic rock band from Oklahoma

I’m Brian Copeland – lead singer of the progressive industrial group Euphonic Dissonance. I’m conducting this interview with Axis to expose people to other great industrial/electronic bands from our home state of Oklahoma.

Axis has shared the stage with some of the most influential bands in the industrial and electronic genres. These include Slick Idiot, Mankind Is Obsolete, Lords Of Acid and My Life With The Thrill Kill Cult. Filled with meaningful melodies and emotional depths, Steven Blackwell’s programming, producing and studio sound experience along with Vixx’s resonating vocals combine to create their unique sound.


I’m having coffee with the members of Axis in a back room of a very busy and – needless to say – noisy coffee house. Let’s meet the members of this mind warping electronic rock band – Steven and Vixx.

Brian:  You recently opened for the Belgian industrial techno band Lords of Acid at their show in Tulsa. What was it like opening for such a well know and influential band?

Steven:  It was a lot of fun. It was a lot of fun. Still kind of taking it in. It was our biggest crowd in Tulsa easily and definitely the most responsive too. Aside for opening for some really great bands last night and getting to meet some really good – really talented and influential musicians – our live side of it was amazing. We had a great time. I am still recovering actually.

Vixx: Yeah, that was the best show we have ever had. We had so much fun. We had really great crowd response. We sold the most merchandise we’ve ever sold. We actually ran out of stuff which we never thought would happen in Tulsa because there was actually a lot of new people. It wasn’t just our friends that we usually always see out. Actual new people got to hear us for the first time and really liked us and actually wanted to support us whereas our friends they support us in spirit but they don’t feel like they need to buy anything because they know us.

Steven: That and I have a bad habit of giving things away.

Vixx: Yeah.

Steven: Going back to that question about industrial being dead – after seeing the crowd and everything last night that’s my inspiration on saying no I don’t think industrials dead.

Brian: I tend to agree. But there’s a second part to this question which is – do you think the experience will open to doors for Axis? You’ve kind of answered that. Obviously a good crowd came to your show. People saw you that had never seen you before. Where do you go with that?

Steven: To be honest with you I really didn’t think it was going to do a whole lot for us. I was kind of skeptical. I was really happy to be on the bill but we’ve been on bills before but it was great. We had great crowd response – we had a good time but it never really went beyond one good night – one good show. Um, last night however – the Lords of Acid show we seemed to get a really good crowd response – we sold a lot more merch than any of the other show. We got a lot more exposure and the bands Angelspit, Lords of Acid, Chant, Radical G – all those guys gave us nothing but praise after the fact and had mentioned the possibility of putting us on their label. So we’re still kind of waiting to hear back on that and see how that goes but it definitely opened some doors.

Vixx: As far as where to go from last night – not too sure. I mean I asked a lot of people for their facebook information but Tulsa has been such a fickle market for us and trying to get repeat fans has not been easy. I think we have one or two actual fans that will come to most of our shows but as far as getting a good group of people to come to all of our shows has not happened and we’re kind of at a loss for how to make that happen.

Brian: When it comes to live performance what musical artists influence you the most? And strictly just live performance in this scenario.

Steven: Oh man. I don’t know if there is any  one particular. I was really inspired by – some of the first shows I went to were some of the big names in industrial in the 90’s. They were easily the best shows that I’ve ever seen. Bands like Gravity Kills, Nine Inch Nails, KMFDM, Ministry – all these guys put on great show and I would be flattered if anyone ever said you guys put on a show to that caliber. So I’d have to say that just seeing those shows is what inspired me, It wasn’t anyone in particular.

Vixx: I just kind of recently got into industrial over the past five years. Before that I was into metal and I went to a lot of metal shows pretty early on so for me kind of some of my influences were Motograter who did some awesome stuff with saws and Slipknot who were just banging on everything. You kind of get a little bit of that with our live performance now. I play on a big oil barrel. I do percussion on that and then I also have a angle grinder that I shoot sparks off of.

Steven: We’re working on interpreting some more strange percussion and the use of more power tools. Things that shoot sparks – things that make noise – I love all these things. I think they make for a good show.

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Brian: What can we expect to see at a live gig? I think you just covered that but give us some more.

Steven: We try to keep it as energetic as possible. It kind of depends on what show. We’re pretty versatile in that like I said earlier the E.P. is very gritty – it’s very energetic and electronic and then the album is much more well electronic rock oriented. So the live shows at any given time depending on who we’re playing with or where we’re playing – we can play songs from either genre or mix it up. We usually try to keep it pretty energetic – sometimes emotional. Like I said, we like to bring crazy stuff up on stage and see what can we do with it.

Vixx: Almost any given point during a song one of us will be on vocals. I bounce back between percussion, keyboard and vocals. Steven’s on guitar and we’re just kind of all over the place bouncing around. I’m playing on different things. We’re just rocking out and having a good time.

Steven: I’m always looking for some way to create some new piece of equipment to bring on stage.

Brian: And next question is my favorite – what’s the craziest thing that ever happened to you at a live performance?

Steven: (asks Vixx) What’s yours?

Vixx: Hm. I know what yours is.

Steven: What’s mine?

Vixx: Whenever Trent broke the angle grinder blade. The one where the dude broke his jaw in the mosh pit.

Steven: Oh yeah, I think it might have all happened at one show. It was a just simultaneous. It was all complete havoc. *Steven laughs* It was when we were down to a three of four piece from the five piece and my vocalist at the time broke out the angle grinder on a barrel and it was really kind of spontaneous. And I just like ripped off my shirt – ran over and grabbed the barrel in front of him and he pushed down on the angle grinder too hard and busted the blade. So it shot chunks into my stomach and shot other chunks into the audience members and simultaneously or sometime into the set ….

Brian: You shrapneled your audience?

Steven: Yes, we shrap-metaled the audience. And at some point during the same song some kid got his jaw broken in the mosh pit. As soon as the song was over there was just a group of people standing off in the back of the audience recovering. That was pretty crazy.

Brian: (to Vixx) Can you top that?

Vixx: No, I can’t really top that but probably the craziest thing was last night. I had gotten this cat suit it was spandex like or blend. I really couldn’t find anything good to wear and I figured it would be a good time to wear that. I’d been wearing it around the house because it like feety pajames an it’s comfortable. So we knew that it was a little bit see through but only just a little bit. Then I got and stage and with the stage lights it was completely see through. So, I’m still kind of embarrassed about that one.

Steven: Well, the audience loved it.

Brian: Yeah, I’m sure the audience had a much greater appreciation of that than you did.

*everyone laughs*

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Brian: Trent Reznor said in a 1992 Spin magazine interview that  people in Tulsa, Oklahoma are weirder than people in New York or L. A. because there is nothing to do and when they rebel they go all out. How have you been received in Oklahoma. Unfortunately, you kind of covered that earlier. It doesn’t sound like very well.

Steven: Well it depends because the show that I just mentioned with the shrap metal – the broken jaw and all that was in Enid, Oklahoma. Enid, Oklahoma – they invite us back all the time despite this stuff. They love it. They absolutely eat it up. When the shrap metal went into the audience and everybody got kind of cut up and everybody was just like “yeah!” and they rocked out for the rest of the set. Those guys love it out there and I mean this in the best possible sense – a little weirder. They do go all out whereas Tulsa to me is not the city that used to be when it comes to the underground. Tulsa used to have a lot more underground feel. A much more underground, artsy, artistic scene and the kids used to dress up a lot more and come out to shows a lot more.

Vixx: I think everyone went a little all out a one  too many times  and nobody goes out anymore.

Steven: Yeah, you don’t really see it much anymore. If you go to the smaller towns that is still true – like Enid.

Vixx: Stillwaters pretty good. Lawton.

Steven: Little towns where there really isn’t anything to do. We go out and play those shows. Those show are often the most fun because they really will go all out.

Brian: What sort of fan base does Axis attract?

Steven: That’s hard to say. We’ve had  a pretty eclectic group of people through the years. It’s one reason I don’t like to stick to saying we’re an industrial band because I really like having a broad audience. That’s one thing that I’ve always appreciated having – people that are into completely other styles of music coming up and saying that they really like our stuff. That’s incredibly flattering to me.

Brian: Other than VampireFreaks.com where’s the best place to find you on the web?

Steve: You can find us on facebook as Axis Satellite. We’re also on ReverbNation under Axis Satellite. Just to clarify – the reason we use Satellite at the end was partially promotion for our upcoming album which was titled 23 Degrees and we were trying to keep with this theme. Like the earth’s axis is on a tilt of 23 degrees. Essential the website or anything online are kind of a satellite from what we’re actually doing. I just felt like that needed justification because everyone that  finds us thinks we’re Axis Satellite.

Vixx: And the main reason is also Facebook was the big push on that because you can’t have a band name. It has to be a first and last name. Well, we still want people to find us as a band so we added Satellite as our last name.

Steve: So you can find us on Facebook and ReverbNation.

Brian: Excellent. Well that’s all the questions. I want to thank you for doing the interview here at the wonderful Cherry Street Coffee House in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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An interview with AXIS – Industrial Electronic Rock Band – Part 1

by on Apr.09, 2011, under MUSIC, UPDATES

AN INTERVIEW WITH AXIS part 1
MARCH 24, 2011

This interview was recorded March the 24th of 2011 at the Cherry Street Coffee House in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Axis Industrial Electronic Rock Music

I’m Brian Copeland – lead singer of the progressive industrial group Euphonic Dissonance. I’m conducting this interview with Axis to expose people to other great industrial/electronic bands from our home state of Oklahoma.

Axis has shared the stage with some of the most influential bands in the industrial and electronic genres. These include Slick Idiot, Mankind Is Obsolete, Lords Of Acid and My Life With The Thrill Kill Cult. Filled with meaningful melodies and emotional depths, Steven Blackwell’s programming, producing and studio sound experience along with Vixx’s resonating vocals combine to create their unique sound.

I’m having coffee with the members of Axis in a back room of a very busy and – needless to say – noisy coffee house. Let’s meet the members of this mind warping electronic rock band – Steven and Vixx.

CLICK HERE to hear the AUDIO MP3 INTERVIEW with AXIS – industrial electronic rock band from Oklahoma

Steven:  I’m Steven.

Vixx:  And I’m Vixx.

Brian:  Steven and Vixx. Steve Albini once called industrial music disco through a fuzz box. This type of music came into style in the early 90’s and is now 20 years old. Some would go as far to say that industrial music is dead. Give us your take on the current state of the industrial music scene.

Steven:  Um, it seems like it’s going pretty strong right now. It’s picking up a little bit of momentum as of the last 6 months to a year. It’s hard to say with the music industry as a whole being on kind of a down curve but I think it’s not dead at all. You can look it up and search it on any given search engine and you’ll pull up a ton of bands. Some of it good – some of it bad – but dead? I don’t think it’s dead.

Brian:  So you think it’s just the economy?

Steven:  I think it’s just the economy and the music industry as a whole.

Vixx:  With things being so accessible online it’s a lot harder for bands to generate any business for themselves.

Brian:  That’s true and it seems that a lot of it is no so much album sales as it is singles sales. You guys find that you’re having to put out a lot of new songs just to keep up with things as they are?

Steven:  Sort of. With our new EP out that was kind of where we were going with it. We figured and EP would be a good way to get back into things and try to make some money off of it. Try to get our music out there and it’s a lot easier with a single or an EP than try to just release an album.

Brian:  What is Axis doing that is different from previous industrial oriented groups?

Steven:  I don’t know. I’d like to think that we’re a little bit more creative than a lot of stuff that has happened over the last several years. I like to say that I’m musically A.D.D. and so I can’t stick to one particular style for too long. The EP is a little bit more of a narrow version of what Axis really is. We have an upcoming album – it should be out in a few months – and it’s going to be pretty all over the place.

Vixx:  We like to write things that are more personal to us and things that we feel have a little bit more meaning than just the surface – dance hits.

Brian:  You just released a new EP. What’s the name of the new album and what will people hear when they download the new EP?

Steven:  The EP is titled POLAR. It is the dancy side of Axis. It’s the really gritty, dancy stuff. Um, I feel like there should be more of an explanation to all that… *looks towards Vixx*

Vixx:  Okay, well, the reason we decided to name the EP POLAR is because we had these songs that we had made but we didn’t like but they really didn’t fit on the album. They were just a little more on the surface than going into the depths of the actual album so we decided “let’s just throw them on an EP” and since they’re a little bit different we’ll call them POLAR cause they’re not so much the opposite of what we’re doing on the album but they’re definitely different.

Brian:  So, not so much B-sides as just different?

Steven and Vixx:  Yeah.

Brian:  Right. Okay. How is the current EP different than the previous LP album? I think you kind of covered that just then.

Steven:  Well, the last album we released – we had a five piece band and it was a lot more rock oriented. So it’s different in that the EP is pretty straightforward electronic. The next album is going to be more rock oriented. It’s going to be a good mix of electronic and rock. Whereas these songs stuck out as being overly gritty and electronic  – so then I thought – well, we’ll just stick these songs together on an EP as it just made more sense that way. But yeah, the previous album is much more guitar based drums – you know rock band with a decent amount of electronics.

Brian:  You say that’s the full five piece band. I gotta assume losing the full five piece band has considerably changed the sound. Has it caused you to stroke out in a different direction?

Steven:  A little bit. The next full length album’s gonna sound a lot different in that the musically production has evolved a lot since that first album but the overall sound in some ways isn’t going to change a whole lot. I like staying in the vein of electronic rock I guess because if you classify yourself as an industrial band too much people have an expectation. Say something like electronic rock and people don’t know what to think of that so it gives us a broader umbrella of what we can do.

Vixx:  I’d say it’s quite a bit different because on the last album I wasn’t involved in the music writing process at all and now it’s just the two of us. It’s a lot more focused and a lot more of just our ideas without having to go through five other people to agree on something and try to get a little bit of everyone’s input in. It’s kind of more of a collaboration of just the two of us and we’re very similar in our tastes.

Steven:  Actually, it’s much more focused. That’s a really good way to sum it up. It’s gonna be a lot more focused than the previous album.

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Brian:  My favorite song from the new EP is BURN. Can you give us some insight into what prompted the creation of this particular track?

Steven:  Ah.. man. I’d like to say there’s some really awesome back story but really I was just super pissed off one day and got home and wrote a song.

Brian:  It kind of sounded that way. I think that’s why I liked it.

Steven: Yeah, it was really just written from a bad day. I had been working on a couple of sounds and a couple of patches. Just kind of pieced it together over the course of a day – ran it by Vixx – she really liked it so I moved forward with it and it kind of evolved over the course of a few days.

Brian:  That’s my favorite song. What’s your favorite song off the new EP?

Steven:  Ah, that’s tough because I actually ended up liking BURN a lot.

Vixx:  We got a really good response from RX. A lot of people on the past couple of shows that we’ve done said that was their favorite song live. I don’t know if they’ve heard it recorded but it definitely got the crowd going. It was the best response that we’ve had from a song in awhile.

Steven:  Yeah. And I think TRASH is kind of the other favorite on the album because it’s more experimental. Out of the five tracks on the EP it’s the most experimental of the bunch and it’s a good combination of the two of us.

Brian:  What will you be working on next?

Steve:  We’ll be finishing up our album titled 23 DEGREES and we should have it out this summer. There’s no exact date as we’re still polishing up the recordings and finishing up all that. And since we’re an indie band we’ve got to pay for it. We’ve got a tour planned for June and July 2011. It’s pretty much an east coast tour of the United States. Hopefully a break after that.

Brian:  Do you have any concept of exactly where you’re going on the east coast?

Vixx:  It’s been set up for us so we haven’t got the full details on it yet. All we know is that we’re starting in Philly.

Steven:  Our booking agent just gave us the thumbs up on the tour two days ago. It’s something like two and a half weeks long. Starts in Philly and ends back in Oklahoma.

Brian: Are you going on the road with somebody else or just yourselves?

Steven:  Yeah, we’re going on the road with Man And Machines.

Brian:  I’ve heard of them.

Steven:  Yeah, they’re pretty good. I like them a lot.

Brian: Yeah, yeah. *approvingly*

Steven: We had just met our current booking agent. Apparently he really liked us so he immediately threw us on a tour that he had. They’re based out of Philly so we’ll meet them in Philly – go up the east coast and into the central U.S. and back down to good ol’ Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Brian:  Do you compose your music using hardware or are you more into the computer software thing?

Steven:  Oh man, you see, I could go on for hours and hours on that. I’m a total tech junkie. Both, uh, both is the short version.

Vixx: Yeah. We still have our favorite hardware synths that we like to use. You can get a lot of different sounds from VSTs but nothing takes the place of pushing down all the keys and tweaking everything and getting it just the way you like it.

Steven:  We do record everything in software. There’s a lot of effects and some VSTs that are used in the process. We play bass, guitar and drums on some of the tracks so it goes back and forth.

Brian:  I don’t want to get too into a tech discussion because we’ll bore people to tears with that but I do have to say – I noticed you posted on Facebook that you got a new keyboard.

Steven:  I did, yeah.

Brian:  Want to tell us a little bit about that?

Steven: Ah man, I’ve really only got to spend a couple of hours cause we’ve been so busy. Since we got it we’ve maybe spent two hours with it. We just picked up the M-Audio Venom and I don’t want to sound like a commercial but the thing is awesome. It blew me away in the two hours that we did get to play with it. Just on the fly, it’s really cool in that it’s a good combination of hardware and software. It’s set up to where you can install the software on your computer and use the keyboard as a controller or you can use the keyboard as an independent unit so I’m totally loving that thing.

Brian: M-Audio’s a great company for covering both side of that – with the computer and the hardware solution – which is nice. *looks at Vixx* Do you have any input on the keyboard?

Vixx:  I really like it because it has a few knobs but you can really get in depth on the software and import it back into the keyboard. So you don’t have to sit there and like twist the knobs and make sure they’re exactly where you want them. On the keyboard itself you can go in and click on it – turn it whichever way you want it – listen to it that way and then put it back on the keyboard to actually use.

Steven:  Please sponsor us M-Audio. *everyone laughs*

Brian: That would be nice – wouldn’t it?

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