Hanna Tsepesh: Hello Doug! Thanks so much for accepting this interview and Welcome to THE GATES OF METAL! First of all: how are you and how are the things doing with your concerts?
Doug: Great just finishing up a great summer of shows, we have a couple left with our last being on Halloween before we go and record in Nov. & Dec.
Hanna Tsepesh: For those who do not know Pulse 8 could tell us a little how it all started?
Doug: Well it all started about 8-9 years ago when a previous drummer called me out to try out for a band him and Damon were putting together, I had been out of the music scene for about a year so I agreed. After a try out they asked me to stick around which I did and we then got Damon’s brother Scott, went through a couple of drummers and countless bass players to the ones we have now and the rest as they say is history.
Hanna Tsepesh: What inspired you the most to create the lyrics? The band writes the lyrics first or first the band creates the riffs to comply with the lyrics?
Doug: The band writes the song, and then I take it home, or write it on the spot taking issues from everything I can dredge up from my mind.
Hanna Tsepesh: What are your favorite bands? You have any musician that you admire the most?
Doug: I like everything from Jazz to Death Metal, I’d say Chuck Schudliner from Death, Mike Patton from Mr. Bungle, Wayne Static from StaticX, Eric AK from Flotsam & Jetsam, & Mark Osegueda are some of my favorite.
Hanna Tsepesh: Let’s talk about the “Tell Me What It Is” album. For people who don’t listen yet can you tell to us what we can expect from this album?
Doug: An album that goes from beginning to end with a drive that makes one find themselves bobbing their head.
Hanna Tsepesh: Everything went well at recording studio? The band feels pride with the final result or in your opinion is something that you like to change?
Doug: Yea everything went well, and we pretty happy, but a lot of musicians say that after a while you hear thing you might of tried different but overall we are very happy with “Tell Me What it is”.
Hanna Tsepesh: How has the response been to the album by the fans and media?
Doug: Great, everywhere and everyone, has seemed to really take to album and looking forward to our new one.
Hanna Tsepesh: If one of our readers wants to buy your album, what they can do?
Doug: Just about everywhere online: www.ratpakrecords.com
www.cmdistro.com & www.itunes.com
Hanna Tsepesh: what is your favorite music in this album and why?
Doug: I like it all it blends a lot of different elements which I really like.
Hanna Tsepesh: What is your opinion about the metal in our country? It is easy to get some support?
Doug: I think it’s growing and clubs and booking agents need to support it more, because it is getting bigger, if they haven’t already noticed.
Hanna Tsepesh: What is your big advice for a young musician?
Doug: Just keep true to yourself and never give up on your dream!
Hanna Tsepesh: Thanks o much for your answers and time. THE GATES OF METAL wishes the entire band a big success! Hope to see you guys very soon in here…
Doug: Myself and the rest of the members of Pulse8 would like to thank you and The Gates of Metal for giving us this opportunity to do an interview. Thanks again
Hanna Tsepesh: You guys are very welcome and thank you!
By: Hanna Tsepesh
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