at: 28th, April 2015
everything I write is made of deliberation, because
spontaneous is just not my thing."
(Rob - Guitars/Backing Vocals)
Hails Rob, DISORDERLY CONDUCT is basically formed by you and
your brother, is that right?? How difficult have been to
conduct your band as a duo and tell us how did you get into
"metal" for first time?
Yeah that’s right. It has been difficult being a duo when
we wanted to do live events, because we couldn’t, but now
that we have a full lineup, that’s not a problem. Making
the demo was fine just Sam and I because we knew what we
wanted for each instrument. I got into heavy metal in high
school, just listening to what my friends were listening
Cole: Basically, when I was about 9 years old,
I started playing guitar hero and started getting really
good at it. My siblings listened to a lot of rock, hard
rock, and heavy metal, and their interests might have rubbed
off upon me. But with that said, I always hard a hard time
figuring out exactly what music I liked. I was too young to
really grasp and comprehend music to find the underlying
meaning, whether it was my own meaning or the meaning the
artist attempted to portray.
You have recently added to Cole as a drummer, what about a
bassist? Have you established a solid and completed line up?
Have any plans to start to play live shows??
Sam: Robert switched from rhythm guitar to
bass guitar after several months of looking for a bassist
that had the same musical interests but couldn’t find one
that was a good fit. At the moment we have a complete lineup
but we are looking for another rhythm guitarist. We plan to
do live shows as soon as we can, probably in April 2015.
Who came up with the band's name? Does it have any deeper
meaning for you or did you just choose it because it sounded
Sam: Robert came up with it. I thought it
sounds bad ass and shows we're out there to break the rules
Robert: Plus, we act very disorderly at
parties, so I thought it was appropriate haha. No deeper
You have mentioned old classic metal bands such as MEGADETH,
METALLICA; SLAYER, OVERKILL..etc. Which is very curious
being you two young guys. Take us briefly through your
life’s musical journey. Were either of you classically
trained as a child? Musically, what were some of your
early favorites? What music did you enjoy early on, but
later grew out of?
Cole: I eventually grew out of Metallica
and other bands of the same genre. A few friends of mine got
me into progressive metal, thall, Nu Metal, and/or screamo.
Some of my favorites are KoRn, Disturbed, Nirvana, Pantera,
Rage Against the Machine, Avenged Sevenfold,
Sam: Growing up I played the piano and would
listen to music my dad listened to, mainly Elvis Presley.
Middle school was when I got into Godsmack and Disturbed,
and high school was when I got into the old thrash metal
Robert: I played the piano and violin when I
was a kid. I first started listening to nu metal bands in
high school, which I now have grown out of, like Disturbed
and Godsmack were my favorites. I got into thrash after
college, and also have gotten into speed and power metal
From the first time I listened to your EP, I was rapidly
evoked to the great old times when everything was sounding
old fashioned, and pretty "primitive", and you
have attained this feeling perfectly with this 7 songs, How
you feel about all of this and which reactions have you got
so far towards this debut release?
Sam: I think these songs are a great
representation of what we are and what we can do musically.
I can't say I'm expecting any specific reactions, other than
hoping people love how heavy and fast it is. Robert:
I think it’s great that our demo is associated with those
descriptors: “old fashioned,” “primitive,” because
that’s what we like and that’s what we were going for.
The reaction of our demo has mostly been one of curiosity
because most kids our age haven’t heard a lot of old
school style metal. That, and they said the mastering needs
to be better, which we fully admit to be true haha because
Sam and I know next to nothing about mastering music.
How much of your work is the result of conscious
deliberation and how much is spontaneous inspiration?
Robert: Almost everything I write is made of
deliberation, because spontaneous is just not my thing. I
suck at it haha. Sam: Some songs I thought of
slowly overtime, planning everything elaborately and
efficiently. 'Wear and Tear' I specifically wrote in one
night after my night went complete wrong and my (then) best
friends had sex with the girl I liked at the time.
Robert: That was hilariously stupid.
How much time and effort do you spend on the band to get
everything to look and sound the right way?
Sam: We used to not spend that much time
perfecting our sound, etc. But recently we decided to slow
down and take as much time as we need to make sure it sounds
as metal as we can make it.
With so many bands competing for attention what do you do in
order to stand out and be counted? How far would you go in
order to gain attention?
Sam: I believe we stand out because thrash
lied dormant for about a decade, (mid 90’s to mid
2000’s). While some thrash bands are rising up from the
mid 2000's, we hope to be right up there with them, (Evile,
Havok, Bonded by Blood), etc.
Robert: I’d go pretty far to get attention,
as a new band we need all the attention we can get, but
without compromising on any of our ideals. We stand out
because we’re combining different metal genres into one
band, namely thrash, speed, and power. While bands usually
stay in one genre and then might change into another later
in life, we hope to do several genres simultaneously.
As a metalhead, I guess you enjoy to collect cool metal
items. What are your jewels, and are there some demos, lps,
eps, cds you are actually looking for? What kind of riffs
drive you insane?
Robert: Most of the albums I’ve wanted, I
already have. My favorite riffs are tremolo picked speed
metal riffs, like early Metallica and Blind Guardian. The
main riffs in “Hit the Lights” and “Majesty” drive
Sam: Musical pieces that I have considered
significant to me are the beginning riffs in Puppets, pretty
much every riff Dimebag Darrel has in Cowboys, Marty
Friedman, and Dave Mustaine had written in Rust in Peace,
and any of Kerry King's frantic solos.
What are some of your interests, occupations and hobbies
outside of composing music?
Sam: Outside the band I work as a
server/dishwasher and try to hang out with my friends as
much as I can.
Robert: I write action adventure fiction
stories that I’m looking to get published. I like keeping
up with current international affairs. I go to grad school
for Public Administration and work in a live theater.
Thanks for the interview and for putting us on your
compilation CD. Follow us on Facebook and Youtube to keep up
with everything the band is doing. We’re going to be
releasing a full length studio album in 2015, (Cole is much
better at mastering and producing music than Sam and Robert
are haha). So stay tuned for a new look on old school style
heavy metal from Disorderly Conduct!