Hi, first off I just want to congratulate you on your debut album
“Under Reprisal”. Are
you satisfied with it?
Threat Signal -
Yes, it sounds huge! But
there are always little things you’ll miss about the demo.
being said it came out better than I could have imagined.
How did you get your name, Threat Signal?
came down from heaven and gave us the name…..we were chosen.
In what words would you describe the music and moods of Threat
Signal for someone that has not heard you yet?
Threat Signal - For
me it’s everything that I’ve always wanted to hear in a record.
It kind of takes me back to why I loved metal in the first place.
Plus it’s a nice break from the ill trend that’s going on in
metal these days...
What’s the song you consider most representative of your debut
album and why?
Threat Signal - “When
All is Said and Done!” - because it was the last song written for
this record and I think a look into the future of Threat Signal.
Do you feel that your sound will evolve in some different
direction, in the future, or you will still follow the same path?
Threat Signal - It
will always evolve; we don’t want to make the same record again
next time. Plus if you stop growing as a band and musicians the
music will suffer… We want to take it to even greater hights next
How long do you need to practice to feel comfortable with your
songs before you record them?
Signal - A
few weeks but we practice them through a lot…
The music scene really changed between the 70's, 80's and 90's.
What would you say has been your strongest influence?
Threat Signal - Late
80’s, early 90’s everything from Pantera and Slayer to Alice
in Chains and Soundgarden.
Any plans to go on tour? If so, when and where?
Threat Signal - Actually
we are going out in the states with Soilwork in the fall. And
before that we are going to be hitting a few of the festivals
Let's speculate - you have been granted a free slot on a tour of
your own choice - who would be your ideal touring partners?
Threat Signal - Tool,
Meshuggah and Slayer hands down! Playing
with Soilwork is a dream come true as well.
Who designs your CD artwork and who has the final word on what
actually goes on the album cover?
Threat Signal - It
was actually Mircea from Mnemic and he did an amazing job. And we
all have a say in what we think about those issues. Thankfully
we’re normally all on the same page.
What are you doing besides Threat Signal, job wise as well as
Threat Signal - Jon
has a cool job building basses for F-bass. I and Kyle teach a bit
and Rich goes to school. But we don’t really have time for
hobbies maybe X box and drinking!
What albums or bands do you believe have had the greatest impact
on the history of metal?
Threat Signal - “…And
Justice for All” and “Master of Puppets”, “Vulgar Display
of Power” and “Black Sabbath”.
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…
Threat Signal - Thanks
for reading and Hope to see you on tour this year!!