After forming a few years ago, Bahamut recently (read: finally) released their five-track promo EP. The prog-metal release presents battling textures, highlighted by an intelligent, almost mathematical rhythm and evil timbre. Terry Peake, who holds a bachelor’s in music composition and theory, writes all songs.
At shows, they skip the antics and let the music do the talking. Perhaps that comes with seasoned musicianship, as this isn’t the first band for any of the guys: Matt Wedge (vocals) comes from Fordirelifesake and Roses Dead; Terry Peake (guitar and bass) you’ll know from Junecast and Nipon; Matt Moy (drums) handled duties in Before I Go and Evan Mattson (lead guitar) — also the lead axe man in Junecast.
What were your goals with the individual compositions?
When I write anything, I always strive for “timelessness.” As a result of my training, I always aim to break new ground. The music for this band is very technical and progressive, but I still try to make it catchy and overall just sound good to fans of hardcore and metal.
Are you currently working on more?
Yes, I am always writing new material.
What’s your creative process like?
Composition is a very interesting and personal thing, and I usually don’t write two songs the same way. I have a lot of different ways of writing the music and lyrics that are probably too detailed for the scope of this interview.
Why do you guys have a professional take on your music?
Being professional is essential; in this business, there is a lot of what I like to call “one strike you’re out.” If you don’t have your act together, it is very easy to ruin your reputation.
What’s this year have in store for you guys?
This year, we aim to play regular local shows, branch out to neighboring states and the East coast and seek support from a reputable label, manager and booking agent. But before seeking that support, there is a lot you can accomplish on your own.
What will the show be like?
We have an amazing show with other progressive metal bands like ourselves. The show is only $5 and there will be free beer — you can’t go wrong! | RDW
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