Tijdens de show van 22/05 kregen we de kans om een interview te hebben met Lee McKinney, de gitarist van Born of Osiris. Helaas had de band weinig tijd maar maakten ze toch eventjes vrij voor ons. Lees binnenin het volledige interview.
1. So, Lee. How was the concert?
It was fun. I mean it's like two shows put together in this building. We're on tour with The Faceless, Veil of Maya and Gorod. And so we joined up with Caliban, As Blood Runs Black and Adept. Good time.
2. You are halfway in your tour. How has it been so far?
It's been good. It's been a lot of fun. The package of the crowd is really sick. I think all the fans seem to like the same bands. You know, so fans of our music for the most part like Veil of Maya and The Faceless and vice versa. So, it's been a sweet tour so far.
3. How was the crowd?
I don't know. I couldn't really see. They were kind of strange. When I was watching others bands I had the feeling they never really lost it. They were chill throughout
4. What is it like being in a band with 6 members? Does everyone get to do their part?
We recently bought a house. So we all live there. Up until then we all were in high school and we lived with our parents so it was kind of hard to get together and find the right moment. But now were all together it's a lot easier.
5. Do you have any advice for aspiring musicians?
Yeah, sure. You have to find your own identity, your own formula that works. If you attach your image to one style you won't have a career. When you just play someting that has been done before your career won't last.
6. Do you think you'll keep playing this technical style or do you think it has been enough and maybe try to tone things down and maybe inject some other creativity into it?
I think if we were to tone anything down it would be a side project. I'd like to do something more mellow. The keyboard-player and me are into progressive rock and more electronic stuff. It's just when I'm on stage I like to play heavy. But when I come home I also listen to a lot of not-metal.
7. Do you think you have to be a musician to get it?
Sometimes it is. But it also depends on wether they know the music. Here, our music is harder to buy. The crowds activity depends on wether it's a new record. Maybe they would have reacted more to our older stuff. They had more chance to listen to it.
8. How does the proces of songwriting go?
When I write I don't only hear the guitar. I also here the bass and the drums with it in my head. The vocals and the keyboards are later added by the other guys. But they also come up with stuff and then we work on it together.