-Interview- Circadian Lapse (1/12/18)

Circadian Lapse talks about the current state of Metal, the New Jersey music scene and much more.


From: Stanhope, NJ
Sounds like: Progressive Metal

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

We’ve all been playing in bands since we were youngins. Most of us were in the final chapters of previous projects while Circadian Lapse was just starting, so the pieces just kinda fell together for us. Some of our bands even played shows together before Circadian Lapse. Not to say we didn’t have our troubles finding the right lineup. We didn’t try to force the sound. We all have different styles that just seemed to mesh the more we played together. Ryan came up with the name. It refers to our biological cycles, and how we sometimes feel a disconnect from life.

2. What do you want people to take away from your music?

It’s not a bad thing to feel angry or frustrated, especially in the early stages of this age of anxiety. We want to be your outlet so you’re not taking it out on each other.

3. How would you describe your sound to the average listener?

An eerie mixture of melody and brutality. We’re somewhere in between melodic Metalcore and Deathcore.

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

Between the Buried and Me, Every Time I Die, or Erra to name a few. But there are just too many awesome bands to list everyone we want to play with.

5. What are your three desert island albums that you'd never get tired of listening to?

Between The Buried And Me - Colors, System of a Down - Toxicity, or Veil of Maya - ID. Again, there are too many albums we love to list them all.

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

It feels a bit saturated at times, but there are a lot of great bands on the rise. The key for us to keep the genre fresh as bands is to hone our own sound, rather than chasing fleeting trends.

7. What’s the current music scene like there in New Jersey both locally and state wide?

It’s alive and well. As we stated before, it’s a bit saturated, but there’s great music out there. Circuitry, Ocean of Illusions, Sentinels and Planetary Alignment are a few bands we like if you’re looking for some new underground music.

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

The general consensus is that we don’t care. There’s so much music out there that you would have to spend a fortune to hear it all. Bands will complain that they’re not making money, but the internet also gives us infinite opportunity to reach the people who will support our cause.

9. What’s next for Circadian Lapse?

We are currently working on demoing our new album, and the plan is to hit the studio by this spring. In the meantime, we’ll be booking plenty of shows in the Tri-State area, and working on setting up a summer tour.

10. Any shoutouts?

The moms and the haters.