Genre(s): Melodic Deathcore
Location: Nampa, ID
Location: Nampa, ID
PSAB: Why did you choose the name "Forsythia" for your band?
Forsythia: At the time we were having a lot of trouble coming up with something original, and overall just something that would be short and simple. Besides being a breed of plant, It actually came up in a movie we were watching at the time called "contagion". It caught our eye and I knew it was perfect for the idea we were going for.
PSAB: You recently released your debut EP Aversions on the 17th of May. Have you received any feedback for it? If so, was it positive or negative?
Forsythia: So far the positive feedback has outweighed the negative. But for being our first ever release, we're pretty content with the outcome of the criticism. There's always room for improvement with every album a band puts out. And because we're just getting started, I feel like we can only go up from here.
PSAB: Why did you choose to play the type of metal you play over the other sub-genres of metal?
Forsythia: Its just something that came naturally to the writing process. Our musical interests differ between every band member so I feel like that's what gave us somewhat of the diverse sound we were looking for as a band.
PSAB: What is the local metal scene like in Nampa, Idaho?
Forsythia: I'll try to keep this as short and simple as I can, but we basically come from an area where local music has died down in the past five years or so. Our neighbor city which is Boise, is where most of Idaho's music scene thrives. Due to a lack of venues and generally just people interested in local music as of late, it has dwindled by a lot, so it makes it a little harder to put your name out here as a band. There is the exception of some awesome bands and booking managers that strive to keep things going around here, so i give my respect and thanks towards them.
PSAB: If you could have any musician featured on one of your tracks, which musician would that be?
Forsythia: Honestly out of anyone I can think of, it'd probably be Aaron Marshall of intervals. The guy has some killer talent that really stands out in the genre they play and besides that, he's a huge influence on me, personally.
PSAB: Do you have anything to say to the readers out there?
Forsythia: We're in the process of writing a full length that should be done and recorded by early January of 2015, hopefully. Other than that we appreciate you all taking a minute to read what we have to say, and especially to pig squeals and breakdowns for the interview!