Welcome to Plague Of Purity! What started out as a solo project back in 2009, has grown into a fully fledged band with EP release and another one on the way!
The band recently appeared on our Progstravaganza compilation, and here is what they told on the Progstravaganza Questionnaire.
How did you come to do what you do?
I started playing the guitar after I saw a friend of mine cover Nirvana and Van Halen with two other school friends at the yearly school festival. I was so intrigued by how this electronic piece of wood and metal could be manipulated to make so many different sounds. I was lucky enough to get a guitar the Christmas after the show and started my musical journey in the 6th grade.
What is your first musical memory?
My first musical memory is with my first guitar teacher. It was our first time meeting and he asked me what my favorite band was and I realized I really didn’t know any bands. I started in my parents footsteps listening to rush, AC/DC, Van Halen etc.
Where do you draw your inspiration from?
The bands inspiration is from but not limited to, the Black Dahlia Murder, Lamb of God, and Job For A Cowboy.
What message does the song on our Progstravaganza compilation carry?
The message in song on the compilation titled Realization is basically saying that life is a enigma to be experienced and never understood.
Do you tend to follow any pre-defined patterns when composing a piece?
With our demo “Quest For Truth” I kept it pretty simple with a intro verse chorus and solo, but with a lot of the new material we break from that quite a bit.
How do you see your music evolving?
I notice our music getting heavier in different ways. Our song are kind if branching off into different categories of heaviness from a weird kind of heavy to a slow kind of heavy to a thrashy kind of heavy.
What advice would you give to other musicians, trying to make inspired music and get it out in the world?
Be as original as you can, and don’t worry about what you think people want to hear. Be different and be you.
What are you looking forward to?
We are looking forward to releasing our sophomore EP Blackened Hallows via Esoteric Entertainment this fall.
Do you think that Progstravaganza compilation series is good way to showcase the potential of many unheard bands on the already overcrowded scene?
I think the progstravaganza compilation gives a lot of up and come artists the exposure they deserve, and really helps get the word out there.
Prog Sphere is compiling the first physical (CD) Progstravaganza progressive rock & metal compilation. Interested acts can get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org