Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Interview with Of Creations!

Genre(s): Metalcore
Location: Muncie, Indiana
PSAB: Why was the name "Of Creations" chosen for your band?

OC: Naming a band is an incredibly difficult thing. If you think producing music that is "original" is difficult, naming a band something "original" is an even more difficult task. Of Creations formed and had written six songs before our band had a name, but at that point we pretty much sat and said, "to play shows we need a name". So we tossed around a lot of ideas some bad, some worse. And somehow we came out as "Of Creations". 
Some of the members of the band might argue there is a little stronger meaning but I "Scott" am not aware of it specifically. We thought that the word "Creations" to us represented something spacey and the creation of the world or something. Although we acknowledge it may not be the most "Original" name in the world, we have been Of Creations for over three years and feel the name will stick. 
PSAB: Your most recent album, Misbelief, dropped back in May. How was the feedback for that album, and can we expect new material this year? 

"Misbelief" Was our follow up to our first album we released in 2013. "Misbelief" we felt for the most part was a step up for us compared to our first release. Although I won't say that "Misbelief" was better, we went in a different direction with songwriting and with the changes that were made the response to the the new music was overall good. Although we did not reach as large of audience as we would have liked with this release we feel like it was a solid second release from our band and those who have heard it have been supportive. 
With that being said you can definitely expect some new music from us in 2015. We went through a little bit of a transition period after releasing this album but after a couple of lineup changes we have already regrouped and already have written what we consider to be our best material to date.

Of Creations will be releasing songs in 2015, we are not sure on whether it will be a number of singles, a full length, or an EP, but there will be songs put out. (Unless something crazy happens)
PSAB: If you had the choice to have a musician featured on one of your tracks. Which musician would that be and why? 

For this question I went directly to our Vocalist Chris Sloan, his answer being; Rob Zombie.

Chris said this was an easy question to answer, saying that Rob Zombie is his all-time favorite artist and with our sound would make for an "interesting collaboration".
PSAB: What is the local scene like in Muncie, Indiana? 

Indiana (and the midwest in general) is known for being loaded with solid heavy music scenes, but Muncie Indiana we would not consider to be one of them. Muncie has shown decent support for us since we started although most of our shows are in Indianapolis. We have one main problem that puts a damper on our local scene in Muncie. We currently lack an all-ages venue. 
We have some locations that are often transformed into all-ages music venues like we have done for our release shows, but what the Muncie scene really needs is an all ages venue. We (and a few other Muncie locals) have shown that when you put the right heavy show in Muncie, people will come out. The Muncie scene definitely has potential but just lacks a few ingredients.  
PSAB: What are your plans for this year? Record? Write new music? Play shows/tour? 

For 2015, our plans: New Music, New Look, New Video. Work on distribution and getting our name out there.

Of Course we would love to be out on the road for all of 2015, but our first priority is getting new music out. We will be playing out also though just not as heavily due to the writing, and recording.
PSAB: Do you have any shout outs to give to your fans? 

We would like to give a shout out to anyone who has checked out any of our songs, whether you liked us or hated us. Thanks for trying us. Thanks to any venue, promoter or band who has put us on a gig. We appreciate it.

No thanks to Facebook who cut our online reach by fifty this last year through changes and made gaining fans and getting music out a lot more difficult for bands around our size, but we are adapting.

Thanks for reading.


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