Games Brrraaains & A Head-Banging Life is proud to being you an interview with Threatpoint… a band built ground up from the valley of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
1. How did you get started as a band?
The band formed in early 2012. CJ and I were in a band that had just broken up and Chris’ band at the time had just broken up as well. We knew each other for a few years since our old bands used to play together. Our bassist Matt is actually the one that told Chris we were looking for a singer, that’s where the initial seed for the band was planted. We’ve had many line-up changes through the years and now Matt is officially a part of the band. It’s very fitting since he’s the one that pretty much put the band together.
2. How would you describe your sound?
Aggressive and groovy. We like to play heavy music but also focus on the groove aspect and keeping the listeners’ head banging. We write music that is fun to listen to and fun to play live. We’re energetic and like to get the audience involved, whether it be headbanging or moshing or dancing. We feed off of their energy and they feed off of ours. I feel like I’m going to pass out after we get done with our set. It takes a lot of you but there’s no other feeling like it.
3. What bands/artists would you say have influenced your style of music?
As far as metal I like old thrash bands like Metallica and Testament as well as newer bands like Shadows Fall and Trivium. Everyone in the band listens to a lot of music outside of metal as well. It’s nice to have a diverse taste in music, as far as songwriting goes, an idea can spark from listening to any type of music or band.
4. Has the rise of YouTube & music streaming helped or hindered you as a band?
I think it’s doing a little of both. It’s nice to have ease of access to artists’ music, it’s also an easy tool to discover new bands and get the name out to literally the whole world. Unless you’re a nerd like myself who likes to go and buy albums, you can just search up any artist and listen to their music anywhere at anytime for free. This makes it difficult for artists to make any significant record sales. It’s definitely a double-edged sword but we all just have to adopt to the always changing technology landscape.
5. What do you enjoy doing when you’re not making music?
I enjoy hanging out with family and friends and watching movies.
6. What are your future plans musically? Tours?
Going to start working on some new material for 2017. We are on a hiatus for the time being, just taking some time off and hanging out with family and friends. We have a few local gigs lined up but nothing extensive planned.
We’d like to thank Threatpoint for taking part in this interview & Stencil PR for arranging it. You can find out more about Threatpoint by visiting their official website, checking out their Facebook page & on Twitter.