After their debut EP, Twice Born, was finished and released in August 2019, they recruited Jared Hill on bass and Alex Miskell on guitar. Their first show was in May of 2019. Currently, the four of them are writing new music, intent on making the best songs that they possibly can.
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What Musical Genre Do You Feel Best Describes Your Music And How Would You Describe Your Sound?
Pale Hell is a nu metal/hardcore hybrid. Some people are using the term nu-metalcore for this genre and I think that suits us pretty well. It's kind of like if Slipknot, Gojira, and Cane Hill had a love child.
How Did You Get Your Name? Is There A Story?
Our drummer, Wyatt, named the band. Pale Hell is an existing phrase that refers to "white trash." He heard a musician we like say it on an Instagram story.
What Are or Have Been Your Musical Influences?
I'm a die hard Metallica fan so that was a big influence. Like I said earlier, Slipknot, Gojira, Cane Hill. A band called Vein was also a big influence on our debut EP. Other bands from that underground hardcore scene as well including Chamber, Jesus Piece, Orthodox, and Kublai Khan.
What Are You Working On Now? Any Future Collaborations We Can Look Forward To?
We are definitely working on new music! Not sure if we are going to stick to singles right now or do a new EP. We don't have any future collaborations at the moment but are thinking about doing a split EP at some point.
What Is Your Ultimate Goal In The Music Industry? What Is Your Plan Of Action?
Our ultimate goal is just to play shows and get our music to as many listeners as possible.
What Is Your Favorite Track To Perform Live and Why?
I personally like to perform our song Full Circle just because of the energy it brings. The song is short but it never stops and some of my favorite vocal lines are in this one.
What Has Been The Biggest Challenge In Your Career Thus Far?
Well, our career is still pretty young. The biggest change thus far is having band members. After Wyatt and I did the EP, we recruited Alex as a guitar and Jared as a bass player and they are bringing their own skill sets to the table.
What’s Your Typical Songwriting Process?
Lots and lots of revisions. Work on a song and "conclude" it. Come back to it a week or two later and revise it. Rinse and repeat. Normally, the instrumentals are pretty much completed by the time I start working on vocals.
How Has Social Media Influenced Your Career As An Artist?
Other than letting people know about our shows so far, it hasn't. We definitely want to continue building up our social media accounts!
What Are Some Tracks and Artists Currently On Your Playlist?
The new August Burns Red album, Guardians, is phenomenal. I'm always listening to them, Between The Buried and Me, After The Burial, and about a 100 other bands. The National and Trophy Eyes are always getting played as well.
What Did You Do Before You Started Making Music?
I was in school. At SUNY Geneseo. The EP didn't really come to fruition until a year or so after I graduated.
Any Advice For Young People (Men or Women) That Want To Succeed In The Music World?
Make good songs. Be consistent. The fans will come.
What Would You Change In The Music Industry If You Were A Top Music Executive?
If I were a top music executive I would try to pay artists better. And I would emphasize the live show in anyway I could because that's how most bands fuel their careers these days.
How Do You Feel About Originality?
I have mixed feelings. In some ways, originality is dead. There are only 12 notes in music. Writing songs is just as much about execution as it is composition. It's no secret that every pop song uses the same 4 chords. That being said, bands keep finding new ways to draw from their influences and create something that's not only interesting and unique, but artistically substantial.
Is There Anything Else We Should Know About You Or That You Would Like to Add?
We'll have new music coming out by the end of the year so keep an eye out!