Games, Brrraaains & A Head-Banging Life are pleased to bring you an interview with alt-metal, metalcore and industrial band, Seeker Pearl.
1. How did you get started as a band?
We have each played in too many bands to name, the last band we played in was where the three of us met. We were in a metalcore band together, but when covid hit, that project kind of fell apart. The three of us wanted to continue to work on music together so, slowly over the pandemic shutdown, we started writing songs and formed this new band.
2. How would you describe your sound?
We make heavy music that spans genres alt-metal and modern metalcore with electronic (trip-hop, deep dub, IDM, EHM) and industrial influences.
3. What bands/artists would you say have influenced your style of music?
Our influences range genres and eras – some notable bands that had a huge impact on us are Pink Floyd, Led Zepplin, Pantera, Slayer, Children of Bodom, Rage Against the Machine, Tool, Soungarden, Deftones, Nine Inch Nails, Massive Attack, Portishead, Architects, etc.
4. Has the rise of YouTube & music streaming helped or hindered you as a band?
Technology is interesting, it connects us to people in a way that we wouldn’t be able to connect before, but we definitely see how music has been devalued through modern streaming platforms. Different ways of generating income are required to maintain the creative process – it takes money to record and create creative output. Artists must rely on supporters to buy merch, come to shows, or support in other ways like patreon. We adapt, but it would be beneficial if the monetization of streaming was more evenly spread to artists and not large, centralized tech companies – of course.
5. What do you enjoy doing when you’re not making music?
One of the great things about being in a band – versus just creating music on your own for yourself – is that it offers lots of outlets for creativity, and you’re always working on different creative things. For us that’s working on merch designs, videos, album covers, show posters etc. We think of everything as a skill that can be learned. One of the hardest things to do is put your experiments out into the world – you might not be an expert videographer, but part of the task is allowing other people to come on that ride with you – if you want to connect with people that is. We also enjoy going to shows, riding around the city on motorcycles, and training in MMA.
6. What are your future plans musically? Tours?
We are working on a full length album at the moment as well as releasing some singles in the rest of this year. We are building out our show schedule for fall and winter as we speak.