Introducing... Remember The Monsters


Question: Firstly, where did the name 'Remember The Monsters' come from?
Remember The Monsters:
The name Remember The Monsters came from the dome. It reminds us to never forget, and even embrace the darker parts of our histories that shape who we are. It turns out it also happens to be the name of an episode of Dexter, oh well.

Q: What made you want to start making music?
RTM:
Nothing in specific really made me start making music, I've been pretty much drawn to music since the age of 4. My mother always reminds me that even when I was a little kid I was able to sit down at our piano, and create original songs of my own.
Q: What was it like getting into the studio for the first time?
RTM:
It was great, it definitely felt like we reached the next step in our evolution. But we showed up with a purpose and we were ready to rock as soon as we got there

Q: Who were your biggest influences?
RTM:
Some of our biggest influences span to a good bit of 80s hair metal, all the way to legitimate Movie score composers like Hans Zimmer.

Q: You recently released 'The Pieces Remain', what was that like?
RTM:
It's been interesting. It's awesome having a professionally mixed and mastered song, but with no label it's been up to us to get it out there. Getting it on music services like Spotify and iTunes was kind of a chore, but it was worth it.

Q: What's the story behind the song?
RTM:
The story behind The Pieces Remain is my ex girlfriend. I'm sure you know how that goes

Q: And what's the story behind the the single art?
RTM:
The photographer that did some of our band photos also did photos of local models (and model wannabes). We told him what we were looking for and he gave us this. We're happy with it.

Q: What's the biggest hinderence whilst making music?
RTM:
Well we're not famous yet. So things like jobs, schedules, we're currently looking for a drummer as ours left just recently due to school and scheduling issues.

Q: And why do you think your music sets you apart from the competition?
RTM:
We don't really see it as a competition. Our goal isn't to be "better" than anyone, but to express ourselves and write music we enjoy and hope others enjoy as well.

Q: If you could collaborate with any artist, who would it be?
RTM:
Ashten would love to collaborate with Lyndsey Gunnulfsen from the band PVRIS. Dom loves everything Davey Havok (AFI, Blaqk Audio, Dreamcar). Ian would say Chester Bennington of Linkin Park fame.

Q: What's your recording process like, is it easy or is it very challenging?
RTM:
Well there have been some technical difficulties with our recent production that's delayed the process a bit. Whenever we do record we always find ways to make our original ideas better in a professional setting. It's never just go in, record, get out. It's as much part of the creative process as coming up with the songs in the first place

Q: And how often are you going in to the studio?
RTM:
Right now as we finish up our first E.P. (available soon) we're getting in as much as possible. Sometimes spending 12 hours if not more a day in the studio.

Q: What's your future plans for your music?
RTM:
World domination. And a movie spot would be cool. We have some big ideas and are definitely passionate about what we do. We'll see where it takes us.

Q: And finally, how would you describe your music?
RTM:
I'd describe our band's music as a brutally honest, melancholic, bitter sweet, and electrifying shit show. The train wreck you can't help but look at.


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