Queens Of Steel Interview

Hello, thanks for answering to our questions. What are you guys currently up to?
We just signed with OHM Resistence and we are releasing our latest album called “Another Scheme of the Wicked” which we are psyched about because it contains remixes done by some of our major influences. Also we are prepping for our debut live performance with The Blood Of Heroes for our label OMHM Resistence’s showcase at St. Vitus Bar in Brooklyn on May 31. Get your tickets now folks!

First off, could you make some history of the band?
We started working together about 10 years ago & we came from the gutter… I mean, varied musical backgrounds which gives us the hybrid sound that we have.

How could you describe your sound?
Our sound is a natural progression of what influenced each of us combined, from blackened death metal to electronic industrial noise with an edge of paranoia mixed in as well & it comes from both musical and non-musical influences which affect the writing style.

What are the band’s main musical influences?
William S. Burroughs, George Carlin, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Dario Argento, David Lynch, Brutus The Barber Beefcake and HR Pufnstuf.

How is the feedback for your new album being?
It’s coming out in the first week of April but from what we have heard it seems like people really like it. Our social media sites are swamped with more and more fans so it looks promising.

And are your personally satisfied with the final outcome?
Yes we mastered it 4 different times but we finally got it right. Kurt from Submerged mastered the final copy & SHVLFCE did the artwork for the cover and they both did a fantastic job representing exactly what we are about.

How could you describe this opus in just 3 words?
Oppressive. Industrial. Metal.

How has the production process for your new release been?
It was slow going, it can be frustrating at times, but in the end it was worth it. It’s a good feeling to have it accomplished especially when you find someone who is in tune with what you are trying to say & we got, so we feel pretty lucky.

And how do you use to work on the songwriting?
We write the drums around Dave’s guitar riffs & then arrange the song once we feel that we have good parts that fit together. We attempt to make our music as oppressive as we can without losing the industrial or metal edges & once we get the music recorded then we work on writing lyrics over it.

Finally, what are you near-future plans?
We plan to keep writing new material to release. We are constantly evolving in our sound with each new release.
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