The Seathmaw Project is Geovanni Munoz, an one-man melodic death metal band from Dallas. In December, he released his third studio album “Inexistence,” and he spoke for Progstravaganza about it, his influences, and other genres.
Alright, first thing is first. Before we dive into all the music stuff, how’s life?
Life is good, it can always be better but it’s good.
Speaking of new music, you have an album. What can people expect from “Inexistence”?
For the longtime listeners it’s more of the same just more refined, balanced, and sharp. For the new listeners they can expect a bit of an unorthodox approach to metal. Typically you get a band that gives you one genre or sub-genre and that’s it, there’s a handful of bands that blend a couple of styles every now and then. Then there’s The Seathmaw Project, you get a lot of different sub-genres thrown at you and there’s no telling what’s coming next. The song can start like a thrash metal song and you think it’s going to remain that way but it can merge into a break-beat style, then slap you in the face with some black metal and before you know it you’re leaving the song with a stoner rock style. It’s bananas!
What was it like working on the album?
It’s pretty chill, this album kinda just wrote itself. Since I have full control of everything the only person I have to argue with is myself, and that leads nowhere so its a simple process.
Are there any touring plans in support to “Inexistence”?
That’s the dream, unfortunately not the reality at the moment, the drawback to being the sole creator of the music is there’s no one around to take the music from the studio to the stage. The live band would ideally be a five piece, maybe one day.
While we are on the subject of touring, what countries would you love to tour?
With my previous band Inbryo we toured across the US, and that was fun but that was our backyard. I would love to tour Norway just cause of the amazing metal that has come from there. Italy would be cool too, and a lot of the sales from my albums seem to come from France, so I’m thinking that be a cool experience to play to my fans in France.
Who and what inspires you the most?
James Hetfield inspires me and lets me know that metal never dies, dude is still cranking out the riffs like a mofo, that’s the coolest most inspiring person in metal today in my opinion. What keeps me going is the future, what songs I will create, will I learn to sing? the unknown is a great inspiration.
What other genres of music do you listen to? Have any of the other genres you listen to had any impact on your playing?
Oh man, great question. I listen to a wide range of music: Indie Rock, Pop, Pop Rock, Speed Metal, Thrash Metal, Death metal, Black Metal, Symphonic Metal, Goth Metal, Industrial, NuMetal, Melodic Death Metal, Hardcore, Hip-Hop, Traditional Mexican… I could go on for days, I think it’s important to listen to as many genres as you can handle, I’m a music head, I love music. I think I draw from all of them for sure, a little bit of everything in the stew. My starting band was Metallica so Thrash Metal runs through my veins, I love speed more than anything in all of music, a good fast song regardless of style of music just gets me going.
I really appreciate you giving us your time today. Is there anything else you would like to tell us and the fans before we wrap things up?
Thank you guys for giving me a platform to speak on. To all new and old school fans that have been there from the beginning, thank you, good things are coming, these 3 albums are just the beginning.
“Inexistence” is available from Bandcamp.