The Metal Asylum Talks To…IMMORTAL SYNN!

Can you tell us about the origin of the band name, a history of the band and a little bit about the various members?

 – I originally formed the band in September 2004 when I was a junior in high school. We went under various names in the early days, but the one that stuck, Immortal Sÿnn, came about in 2005 when the bassist at the time and I were driving around town. We were listening to the fight album, War of Words, which contains the track, “Immortal Sin”. We thought it sounded like a cool name so we went with it as a band name.

 – The current line-up consists of me, Tony Z on guitar and backing (some lead) vocals, Duel Shape on lead vocals (occasionally guitar and keyboard), Brad Wagner on guitar and vocals, Axel Berrios on drums (occasional lead vocals), and Sean Ryan on bass

Are you all from the same area? How did you get together as a band?

 – Brad, Sean, and Myself are from Colorado – Evergreen, Firestone, and Denver, respectively. Duel hails from Bridgewater, South Dakota, and Axel is from Chihuahua, Mexico. I met Axel through an ad on Craigslist, and we met Duel that way as well. Brad was working at Home Depot at the time we needed a new guitarist. I have to go in there all the time for work, so that’s how I started talking to him; though, he has been in the music scene for quite a while and I did meet him briefly in the past through that. Sean was friends with Brad and jumped on bass through him.

Who are your favourite artists/bands and how have they influenced your own sound?

 – My personal top five are: AC/DC, Metallica, Megadeth, Black Sabbath, and Pantera; however, I listen to artists in dozens of different genres, and enjoy a plethora of music from the first written record of music up to the present. I try to incorporate a little bit of everything that I hear into our songs while sticking to our style of thrash mixed with NWOTHM.

Did you always have the ambition to be a musician and in a band or did you originally have other plans?

 – Although I have had multiple plans throughout my life and still have some of those plans in mind, being a musician has always been at the top – ever since I first saw the “Johnny B. Goode” scene in Back to the Future when I was four.

What songs or albums are on your current playlist?

 – As of this writing I am going through Dokken’s entire discography. I am currently on their album, Erase The Slate.

Do you sing in the shower?

 – I did when I lived alone.

Do you have any plans for the band for this year and into next year?

 – We are currently planning our summer tour of the midwestern US, and hope to be in the Wacken battle of the bands again. Hopefully we will have a new EP out in the coming months as well.

Do you currently have any new songs/albums ready to be released?

 – As previously stated, we are hoping to release a new EP this year, but will, at the very least, have at least two new singles.

If you could play at any venue in the world where would you choose?

 – Red Rocks seems to be the priority for many people – us included – and it’s only a few miles from us!

Do you have a favourite album? If so, what is it?

 – Not really, but since 2005, I find myself always returning to Screw It! by Danger Danger.

Do you have any guilty pleasure songs/albums?

 – I don’t consider anything I listen to a “guilty pleasure”. People are WELL aware of the stuff I like, and I make no effort to hide it. Google my name and the Taylor Swift trial in Denver back in 2017 to see what I mean ;-p

If you were putting together the greatest show on earth, who would be playing?

 – I never cared for this question every time it is asked because it is way too subjective, and most people place artists that no longer exist. However, I’ll say that anything we are a part of is already the greatest show.

Can you remember the first album you bought with your own money? What was it and do you still have it?

 – I have no idea.

As your fans will be reading this, is there any message you would like to send out to them?

 – We hope to make an even bigger splash in 2023, so let us know what you’d like to see from us!

Finally, let us know all your social media sites so your fans, old and new, can find and follow/like you!

We, at The Metal Asylum, would like to thank you for your time. Is there is anything further that you would like to add?

 – Thanks for giving us the opportunity to speak with you!

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