Interview with Josh Owen (Bass) from Forever In Terror, August 14th 2007

Hi, first off all I just want to congratulate you with “Restless in the Tides” album. Are you satisfied with it?


Josh: Thank you, and yes I would say that I am somewhat satisfied with it. There are always things you wish you could change but I am very proud of the album and how the songs all turned out.


How did you get your name Forever in Terror?


Josh: It was the name of one of our old songs and we were forced to change our name because of some copyright issues and we decided Forever in Terror would be suitable for a metal band and sounds pretty cool.


Who has produced and mixed the album?


Josh: The album was produced by Don Debiase and engineered/mixed by Brandon Youngs at Track Six Recording Studios in Cleveland, Oh.


How would you describe your music to any of our readers who may not have heard of you before?


Josh: I would describe our music as being beautiful and brutal. We have a lot of melody worked into a lot of heavy parts and we some times like to call it “Brutiful”. We love a lot of different kinds of music and metal and it shows on the album.


Do you feel that your sound will evolve in some different direction, in the future, or you will still follow the same path?


Josh: I believe we'll follow the same path but we will most definitely develop as we age and mature as people and musicians. We still have a lot to learn and plan on using our experiences and new talents in our music as we progress.


Who has done the cover artwork to “Restless in the Tides”?


Josh: Derek Hess did the cover artwork for the album and we are extremely happy with how it came out.


How do you feel about the co-operation with your label, Metal Blade?


Josh: It’s been great. Everyone at Metal Blade has been really supportive and helped us out when we need it.


What tasks presently lie ahead for Forever in Terror?


Josh: We plan to tour a lot. We want to support our album as much as possible and build as strong of a fan base as possible before releasing another LP.


Let's speculate - you have been granted a free slot on a tour of your own choice - who would be your ideal touring partners?


Josh: Between The Buried and Me, The Human Abstract, Sikth.


What albums or bands do you believe have had the greatest impact on the history of metal?


Josh: Tenacious D for sure. As well as anyone who carried the Pick of Destiny before them.


Looking ahead, where do you want to be five years from now?


Josh: 5 years from now I’d like to be able to support myself with music. Maybe paying my parents back for some of the sacrifices they've made for me to be in a band. But mainly I just want to be rocking the fuck out of the world.


I thank you very much for participating in this interview and sharing this information and your thoughts with us - these last lines are entirely for you. Any final words you would like to round off with - a tip, a recommendation or a thought for the future?


Josh: I would like to say thank you for the interview and to anyone who reads. Check us out at and pick up our album "Restless In The Tides"!!! and Keep it real.



Interviewed by Peter Laursen


Forever in Terror - Restless in the Tides

Album available on Metal Blade Records.

For more info on Forever in Terror - click on the album cover.