Chronic Trigger

Chronic Trigger (Metal/Hardcore) - Utah












-Interview- (10/22/21)
1. How did you get started with music and how did you develop your sound? Who thought of the name “Chronic Trigger" and is there any meaning behind it?

Most of us grow up around music, it has always been a major part of who we are. I don't think it was even a question whether we would be musicians, it's what we are in our natural form. In regards to our sound. It is actually each individual member's very diverse taste, love, and personal experience with music that creates our sound. We don't set any expectations for the end result. We just write what makes us giggle and is a struggle to play.

The name Chronic Trigger is a representation of the unique sound, weird changes and overall sonic prostate massage that is our music. Anyone that says different is definitely on drugs and probably lying, we have never heard of anything else that sounds similar in any way shape or form.


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

The main thing we hope people take away from our music is to feel at least an ounce of what we feel while playing it.


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

Weird, heavy and weird. We have been called the Mr Bungle of Metalcore.


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

We would love to tour with anyone! Really though because of our sound we have and can play with bands from all genres. Every time we hit the stage unwanted, we leave the crowd favorite. As far as fun greatest tour ever would be us, Psychostick, Nekrogoblikon, Mr Bungle.


5. How has Covid affected what you do as a band?

Honestly, Covid hasn't affected us that much. Aside from touring which has really been a downer since we live for the road. We had a big tour with Paramnesia, a Canadian band set up just before Covid once the borders closed, that was out. Which of course made us very very sad, so we focused on the new album which makes us very happy. Hopefully after the Covid is for reals over then we can reschedule our tour with Paramnesia and also tour for our album release.


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

Scenes like Metalcore/Hardcore and so forth are always evolving, plus who is actually defining these bands? Like is it just the bands themselves giving themselves the genre label or some gatekeeper elite society that decides? Nobody knows, when we are asked what genre we are, we don't even know how to answer. It's like ahhhhhhh, are we Metalcore? Progressive? Mediocore ? Clowncore? Basementsludgedoomplasticlollypopcore? How can you really be sure. So we just say progressive and if you are only listening to music based on genre buddy you are missing the fuck out. Good music is just good music bottom line.


7. What’s the current music scene like in Utah?

Crowded.. lol seriously there are over 500 local bands in this state right now. The great thing about that is the incredibly amazing amount of talent and passionate people we have here all working together to create some unbelievable music. Utah is an often overlooked state when it comes to music but the thing about Utah bands is we try like hell, you have to be extremely driven and dedicated to break outside of the "Zion Curtian".


8. What’s your take on the royalties that streaming services pay out to artists?

Royalty's??? Quaaaa? You get paid!!!?? I doubt many bands are actually generating any real income from these platforms, especially at our level. Streaming platforms mainly serve as a way for our music to be heard easily and by anyone anywhere and that's amazing. If it wasn't for that most of us bands could never distribute our music. Just managing a band these days requires that you be a business, marketing, and design expert, not to mention life coach. Upcoming bands could never get over the hurdles of how to actually produce a physical album with upc's, distribution and so forth. Nowadays we make our money from selling merch and playing shows, streaming gets us around the world which equals touring. So in final streaming good, but some money would be nice.


9. What’s next for Chronic Trigger?

Our First full length ablum "You Can't Dance To This" will be releasing in 2022 until then lots and lots of content, Then we tour like hell!!


10. Any shoutouts?

Shout-out to anybody that has ever given an unheard band a chance. You guys are the real heroes. Anyone can listen to stuff they know is good but it's people that give the new shit a chance that help change the face of popular music.