1.How the band started?
Stryctnyne started in the early part of the 80’s, in Farmingdale, NY, when Samson James met G.Cyco. Eventually Johnny Scac came along on vocals. The band started with a different drummer, who I replaced. Then, in the early 90’s, I left the band. The new rebirth of Stryctnyne is back to the “original” members. I am the current, and last, drummer, TK Sabatino.
2.Which band is your role model?
For me, it was Led Zep, AC/DC, Yes, The Who…I was a rocker. I hadn’t really gotten into Metal. But Stryctnyne, is a melding of many different types of music. That’s what makes it unique. When yopu hear Stryctnyne, you hear influences of King Diamond, Mercyful Fate, Monowar, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, all sorts of types of Metal and Rock.
3.What do you think about today’s metal scene?
There’s some real talent out there, and some really cool things being done in the local clubs. I listen to Avenge Sevenfold, Five Finger Death Punch, Metallica, Volbeat, Slayer…they are all kicking ass.
4.How would you describe in one sentence your work?
Explosive Heavy Metal.
5.Why did you decide to play this musical direction?
This type of music moves us, get’s us pumped and the feed back from the crowd is like no other.
6.Where would you most like to play a concert?
Madison Square Garden would be awesome, but there are a few local places, very large places, that are cool to play in.
7.Do you think that the metal festivals are enough visited?
I’ve been to some festivals, and there has always been a pretty large crowd. It really depends on the line-up.
8.What are you listening to the most right now?
I listen to Avenge Sevenfold, Five Finger Death Punch, Metallica, Volbeat, Slayer…
9.What would you say to your fans?
Our fans are amazing. they have been with us from back-in-the-day, to today. They’ve been with us a long time. I’d say, thank you, we love you guys, and we’ll see you out in the clubs. For those fans out of the area, keep an eye out for new music.
10.What are your plans for the future?
We are in pre-production for a new CD, and in the studio writing new material. We have a show coming up in January, which will be our CD release party, and we are looking for new and exciting opportunities as they come.
My name is Vladimir Cincović. This blog was created out of love for music.Support the magazine and blog Demon Reports, We need your support.