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Sunday, 30 July 2017
New Jersey's Paralysis interview done by Patrick posted on 7-29-17
Interview with Paralysis done by Patrick
1. Hello, How are things going in New Jersey this week? Please introduce yourself to the readers?
Hello everything's good. I'm Jon Plemenik from Paralysis
2. When did you first start listening to metal music and who were some of the the first bands you heard?
Well it all started out with my mom buying me a Queen CD and that's all I would listen to and then I heard crazy train by Ozzy Osbourne and started getting into metal more.
3. Paralysis was formed in 2010 when did you all get the idea to form this band? Who would you say are the bands biggest influences?
Well me and an old friend of mine Jon Barrett decided to play instruments and wanted to play music together and tried to get other friends of ours to make a band. I would say at the time Metallica was our biggest influence to start a band.
4. Life Sentence is the bands debut full-length does the whole band take part in the writing process or does one member usually write everything?
All the writing was done between me and the bassist Patrick Harte
5. Who usually handles writing the lyrics and what are some subjects you all wrote about on Life Sentence?
The lyrics are all really handled by all of us in the band. The subjects we chose to write about real life problems that we are either dealing with now or have dealt with in the past.
6. Paralysis self-released the debut would the band like to find a label to work with or do you prefer to self-release your music?
We would prefer to have a label back us because it gets really hard putting a lot of money into it especially when we have other things in life we have to take care of.
7. I believe Life Sentence is a digital release are their any plans to release it on cd or cassette soon? Besides the debut does the band have any other merchandise available for the readers? If yes what is available and where can the readers buy it?
We have physical cds for sale along with t-shirts patches and decals on our BigCartel website. We would love to release it on vinyl and cassette in the future.
8. Paralysis comes out of New Jersey what is your opinion of the metal scene in New Jersey?
It really depends where you play and who you play with but overall it has a good scene.
9. Who are your all-time favorite bands coming out of the New Jersey scene?Are their any new bands you feel the readers should check out soon?
One of my all time favorite bands to come out of New Jersey is Overkill. Another great band from New Jersey is Condition Critical.
10. Besides metal do you all listen to any other forms of underground music? If yes what genres do you listen to and who are your favorite bands or artists?
I have been starting to listen to underground rap like $uicideboy$, Pouya, and Ghostemane.
11. When not working on new music or band business what do you enjoy doing in your free time?
I enjoy watching tv and hanging out with my girlfriend. I also love to ride bmx bikes when I can.
12. Besides music we are big movie fans here do you all watch a lot of movies? Do you have a favorite movie genre?
I don't watch many movies but our bassist Patrick is huge into horror and sci-fi movies.
13.What are your all-time favorite movies?
I love all the insidious movies.
14. Who are some of your favorite actresses and actors? Are their any directors you like to watch?
I don't really have any specifics that I favor over.
15. Thank you for taking the time to fill this interview out do you have any final words for the readers?
I would like give a special shoutout to my mom. She has supported me with everything. I have done from day one and I wouldn't be doing any of this if it wasn't for her support.