The King Must Die
Corky Crossler: Drums –
Mike Sloat: Guitar –
Kent Varty: Guitar –
Scott Paterson: Bass –
1. How the band started?
We formed in 2011, starting with myself (Mike Sloat, Guitar), Scott Paterson on Bass and Corky Crossler on drums, then soon after we added Doggie on vocals and Kent Varty on second guitar. One year after forming we played our first show.
2. Which band is your role model?
We all grew up in the Bay Area Thrash scene during the 80’s and 90’s, so we’re highly influenced by all the thrash bands; Testament, Exodus, Metallica, Death Angel, Anthrax, Slayer….
3. What do You think about today’s metal scene?
It’s still going very strong in my opinion, some places more than others of course. Our own scene in the San Francisco Bay Area is pretty amazing right now. Tons of great bands and people in our scene.
4.How would you describe in one sentence your work?
Old-school thrash with a modern spin
5. Why did you decide to play this musical direction?
It’s engrained in us to play this type of metal, having been in the bay area scene for most of our lives.
6. Where would you most like to play a concert?
There are several great venues in San Francisco that we want to hit sooner or later; Slims, Bottom of the Hill, Thee Parkside, the DNA Lounge…
7. Do you think that the metal festivals are enough visited?
I rarely attend the big festivals these days, but they seem to be doing great.
8. What are you listening to the most right now?
I listen to anything from Dio to the Allman Brothers, Death Angel to Jackson Browne…Our influences come from all over the musical spectrum!
9. What would you say to your fans?
Thanks for the support! It’s so important to support the DIY bands, and our fans are really amazing and supportive. It’s very cool in this day and age to be able to reach people so far from our home-base.
10. What are your plans for the future?
We are still promoting our new album MURDER ALL DOUBT with shows around the bay area, and are looking to venture out much farther in the coming months, plus to keep promoting through music videos and lyric videos.