Interview With 'Threatpoint'
Firstly, introduce yourself/yourselves and tell us a little bit about the band and how you came to be?
Threatpoint is Chris James (Vocals), CJ Krukowski (Drums), Matt Van Fleet (Bass) and myself Alex Olivetti (Guitar). The band formed in early 2012. CJ and Alex were in a band that had just broken up and Chris band at the time had just broken up as well. We knew each other for a few years since our old bands used to play together. Our bassist Matt is actually the one that told Chris we were looking for a singer, that's where the initial seed for the band was planted. We've had many line-up changes through the years and now Matt is officially a part of the band. It's very fitting since he's the one that pretty much put the band together and we all knew each other prior.
What were you all up too prior to the band, was this always the chosen path or did you have other dreams and aspirations?
We all have day jobs and have hobbies outside of the band. Matt was in the Marines and was in professoinal boxing years ago.
Tell us about your latest Album and why our readers should check it out.
Our latest album "RIP" was a long-time in the making, we went through a couple line-up changes; the whole process took about 14 months. We are all proud of the outcome. The fastest song we ever wrote is on here as well as the darkest/moodiest track we ever wrote. Our friend Lauren from the and Dramascream even did guest vocals on a track. It's a very diverse record and has something for everybody.
Have you ever come face to face with someone within the music scene who has left you awestruck and why?
Not any one person off-hand that I can think of that we ran in to. We've played with many great bands and musicians over the years.
If we were to head out to one of your live shows what can ourselves and others expect?
We're energetic and like to get the audience involved, whether it be headbanging or moshing or dancing. We write music that is fun to listen to and fun to play live.
If you had one artist/band that you could go on tour with tomorrow who would it be and why?
That's a tough one, for me personally I'd go with Trivium. They've been a huge inspiration to me not only as a guitar player but being a part of a band. They have a good dedicated following and I think our styles would mesh well.
You can spend an hour with a musical icon living or dead, who would you pick, why and what would you speak about?
I'd have to go with Mark Tremonti, he's been a huge influence on my playing and my approach to song-writing. We'd probably talk about music and guitar ideas, I'd try to make it a guitar lesson.
And finally and most importantly is Die Hard a Christmas Movie?
Most importantly, YES. My buddies and I discussed this and watched it this past Christmas.
Website - https://www.threatpointofficial.com
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/threatpoint/