Who are you and what do you do in your band?
I'm Dan Harrington, guitarist for Bastard Son
Chad Parsons vocals
Jeff Higgins guitar
Ty Clements drums- vocals
James Flint bass
When/where was your band formed?
We have all played together for 20 plus years in one form or another. But Bastard Son was formed late 2011 and put out our first album in 2012.
Why did you choose to play Death Metal?
We all grew up playing instruments together. I guess death metal is the ultimate progression. Rock, to metal, to thrash, to death metal
How do you compose your music? Does only one guy do everything or does everyone contribute?
Jeff usually composes the majority of the song, then Ty and myself will work out drum patterns and additional guitar work. The song will be recorded, then passed along to Chad and James. Chad will write lyrics and James will add bass lines. The band then will get together and work out the final arrangements.
Tell us about your lyrics, writing, inspiration etc.
Chad writes all lyrics at the moment, they are of a wide variety of subjects. Everything is based off anger in one form or another.
Is there an ideology behind your band?
Five angry guys playing as heavy as possible.
How do you see the state of Death Metal music these days in your country and in general?
I think death metal comes in cycles. We've been playing it since it's inception. I feel it will always have it's fan base and at the moment I feel its strong and old school styles are back in full force.
What are your long term plans as a band? What do you want to achieve?
Plans. Put out as much music as possible and play as many shows as we can. Everyone likes commercial success, but we play death metal for the love not the profit.
Name an other Death Metal band from your country that everyone should hear.
Currently we've been listening to "Ataxia", out of London Ontario, if you guys get a chance, check them out
Thanks to the fans for all their support and check out on our Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BastardSonDeathmetal?fref=ts