Interview With JSR, Guitarist Of 'Brutal Harmony'
We had a quick chat with JSR, guitarist of Horror Metal band Brutal Harmony, hailing from St. Louis, America. Here's what he had to say.
Firstly, introduce yourselves and tell us a little bit about the band and how you came to be?
We all have a long background in touring bands and original projects. We're all friends that have played together over the years in our own respective bands. One day we were just jamming around and some cool shit came out. At that point we started Brutal Harmony as a side project but eventually it took over and became all of ours only project.
What were you all up too prior to the band, was this always the chosen path or did you have other dreams and aspirations?
Me personally (JSR-Guitars) have always been pursuing music in one form or another. When I was younger I wanted to be a comic book artist but that went to the wayside when I picked up my first guitar.
Tell us about your latest release and why our readers should check it out.
Our first single/video release we feel is original and truly captures the spirit of what Brutal Harmony is supposed to be. As far as why people should check it out.......well.......we think they should!
Have you ever come face to face with someone within the music scene who has left you awestruck and why?
Plenty of times over the years. Really too many to list but meeting Dan Donegan from Disturbed was a highlight because he had no ego whatsoever and was a super nice guy.
If we were to head out to one of your live shows what can ourselves and others expect?
You can expect killer music of course but also we have a heavy focus on delivering not only a concert but a very theatrical stage show. Actors, props, light shows the whole nine yards. It's still a work in progress but the end result will be something people won't forget.
If you had one artist/band that you could go on tour with tomorrow who would it be and why?
Well, that will vary between members but I would love to go with Slayer. Not only one of my main inspirations for playing, period, but I believe they deliver the whole package. Uncompromising music and dark themes that all go hand in hand.
You can spend an hour with a musical icon living or dead, who would you pick, why and what would you speak about?
Dimebag Darrel hands down. A huge inspiration for me and everything we've ever heard about him suggests he was not only a icon but a super cool laid back guy. Honestly not sure what I would talk about but would love to throw back a few with him.
And finally and most importantly is Die Hard a Christmas Movie?
Well this is a hard question! I guess it falls on both sides. Is Lethal Weapon a Christmas movie too? Lol.