Refrain Interview: DISCOΛERIES

DISCOΛERIES is a 5 piece outfit from Raleigh, North Carolina. The band completely defies having a specific genre by simply delivering consistent and relentlessly heavy songs. While using all different combinations of the vast sub-genres of Metal, their songs will leave you barely standing. Blasting dark, low tuned crushing rhythm sections laced together with ominous lead production, and the terrifyingly demonic range and attack of vocalist Chris Winterholler. The music and band serves as a reminder to always search for the road not taken.

DISCOΛERIES has recently released their newest single, the brutal “(un)stable”. Produced, mixed and mastered by Brandon Garrison, the track is a full frontal assault from the opening seconds, showcasing DISCOΛERIES evolving take on the metal and hardcore genres.

We had the chance to interview DISCOΛERIES as part of our Refrain Interview series.

Refrain Music Blog: Thanks for taking the time to do this interview. You have a new single out now. Tell us about it? What’s it called?  

The song is titled (un)stable. 

RMB: What’s the single about?  

Our new single (un)stable is about mental health and exposing the dark thoughts that consume one’s mind. We hope to raise awareness and encourage people to reach out if they need help and that they are not alone in their fight. 

RMB: What’s the story on how it was recorded?

The recording process was a lot different this round. We knew that we wanted a different sound from our previous releases, and this song was written with that intent. We took the extra time to pick apart each instrument and get a lot more detail from the tracking process. A huge amount of credit goes to our producer Brandon Garrison for helping us in spearheading our redefined sound and adding new, refreshing elements. 

RMB: Tell us a little about the band. Who are the members and what do you each play? 
Discoveries is a 5-piece metal band hailing from Raleigh, North Carolina. 
Chris – Vocals 
Evan / Trey – Guitars 
Mark – Bass 
Josh – Drums 
RMB: How long have you been together? When and how did you form?  

This band was originally formed at the end of 2016.  
A few of the members had played in previous bands together for several years, the most recent one disbanding in August 2016. The last show that band played, we met a guy named Craig through mutual friends of ours, who would ultimately become our original bassist. There was a lot of writing/recording over the next few months, but there was no intent to start another band because we didn’t have a vocalist….. or so we thought. Sometime in October, we received a message from someone asking if we were looking for a vocalist. We eventually made contact and invited Chris out to our spot to record vocal tracks. He absolutely blew us away. And the rest is history. 
RMB: Have you had any significant line up changes recently?

The band’s most recent lineup change happened last year with the addition of our new bassist, Mark. He brings a lot of great ideas to the table and everyone is happy to have him involved going forward. 

RMB: What’s the one thing you are most proud of in your career so far? 

Being able to perform with artists who have inspired us personally. Within The Ruins, Erra, and so many more. 

RMB: If you had to pitch your music to a potential fan in less than 10 seconds, what would you say? 
Heavy-hitting, aggressive, in your face breakdowns with some tasteful riffage. 
RMB: What’s one piece of advice you’ve gotten that you think everyone needs to hear or that has meant the most to you? 
If you give up, the answer to your dreams will always be no. Fight for it, then fight some more. 
RMB: If you could go back in time, what’s a piece of advice you would give to a younger you? 

There’s a lot of obstacles that will try to prevent you from reaching your goals. Work through them and remember the reason why you started. No obstacle can get in the way of an undying love. 

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