-Interview- The Creatures In Secret (4/21/17)

The Creatures In Secret talks about their "Gathering" album, the Tennessee music scene and much more.


From: Knoxville, TN
Sounds like: Metal

1. How did you get started with music and how did you develop your sound? Who thought of the name “The Creatures In Secret” and is there any meaning behind it?

Well the band name came from Motionless In White's album "Creatures" the band loved that song much. They basically named the band after it haha and we all got different styles of playing. A lot of different influences. Jacob loves more technical fast paced stuff. Allen loves bouncy, jazzy fun filled riffs. Adam and Jeff love breakdowns. Breakdowns are life and Casey likes technical/beautiful dueling riffs. But this album was made before most of us found what we love. You will hear our true sound on the upcoming Creatures album! It will have everything. There is no boundaries! It's gonna come alive and hopefully take over the music scene.

2. What do you want listeners to take away from your "Gathering" album?

No matter where you are in life or what problem you are struggling with know that life has darkened days and bright. Always know the brighter outweighs the dark.

3. What can people expect from your live show?

It's always different, but in a good way. We always put on an energetic show and make the crowd involved as much as possible. You can always expect a great time.

4. What's your favorite track to play live?

"Me, Myself, and I."

5. Who are three bands you’d like to tour with?

Sworn In, Emmure, Beartooth, Silent Planet, Phinehas, Born of Osiris, Etc. Basically any band that is sick and loves their fan base as much as us.

6. Any crazy show stories?

We had weed delivered to us in Brooklyn and smoked on top of the venue we played at. In Tennessee we also got banned from an upstairs venue. We had the whole crowd jumping and it knocked out lights on the floor underneath.

7. What’s your take on the current state of Metal?

It's constantly evolving and I'm honestly wondering how much longer it will be at it's original core before it's completely changed. But it still has the most hardcore loving fans. The least judgmental fans for sure!

8. What’s the current music scene like there in Tennessee both locally and state wide?

Locally it's not bad. There's quite a few music lovers in Knoxville but for Metal it can be a stretch. That kind of goes for the state as well. Hopefully it starts to pick back up.

9. What’s your take on legal/illegal music downloading?

I can't lie and say I haven't done it. I'm sure we all have at some point. But if you truly support an artist and their movement, you'll buy their material. That's how they make it. But if you don't, we still love you. Just keep sharing and supporting.

10. What’s next for The Creatures In Secret?

We're about to be going into the studio for some new material and possibly some new show dates as well. Keep a look out for more news on that.

11. Any shoutouts?

Shout out to all the loving fans that have supported the TCIS family, to all the amazing bands that have supported us, Wavetransform studio.