5 Questions With... is your chance to get to know a new or up-and-coming metal band. After The Burial has been around for a few years, and In Dreams is the melodic death metal/deathcore group's third album. Since After The Burial is from Minneapolis and I'm a huge Vikings fan, I had to ask guitarist Justin Lowe about some football in addition to the music-related questions.
Give us a brief history of the band.
We formed in the fall of 2004. Right away we got started recording a full length album, playing as many shows as possible, and booking our own tours. In 2008 we signed with Sumerian Records and are extremely happy to be a part of their vision for independent music.
How would you describe your sound, and how it has evolved from Rareform to In Dreams?
We have always described our sound as aggressive and abrasive. The sound of Rareform evolving to In Dreams can be described better as a leap back to our first album, Forging a Future Self. On In Dreams, it was important to us to maintain elements of each previous album.
What are your upcoming tour/live show plans?
We embark on the December Decimation tour as direct support for Winds Of Plague.
How's the metal scene in Minneapolis?
Minneapolis has a strong music scene in general. It's a great city where you can find live music, any night of the week at numerous different clubs, bars and larger venues. We are lucky to have the opportunity to play and live in a city with historic venues and a long track record of producing great artists.
What's going on with the Vikings?
The Vikings just pulled an amazing 4th quarter comeback in week 9 led by veteran quarterback, Brett Favre, throwing for a career high 446 passing yards. Two of our band members love playing fantasy football and we're considering doing a weekly fantasy blog next season!
(photo courtesy Sumerian Records)