Metal band Crejuvent have a debut EP release titled "Time", with more talks about the EP, as well as everything else in-between.
1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.
I needed a project through which I could safely navigate my emotional state and explore my reaction to the world introspectively whilst still being able to make fart jokes, and so Crejuvent was born. I released a set of demos in 2015, a debut EP last year called "Time", and am now working on a new single.
2. What’s the origin of the band’s name?
It’s a dumbass word I made up. When I googled it (many moons ago) it actually yielded zero results which was weird because it totally sounds like it could/should be a word. So I immediately claimed and forever secured my place in the history of the internet.
3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?
The project is currently based in Liverpool. In terms of metal, there isn’t too much happening here really. Although we are slowly getting more touring bands popping by, there’s still a lot of work to be done before the local metal scene can be compared to those of other UK cities. For anything other than metal, there’s a lot happening. It’s a bit of an over-saturated market to be honest, but at least it’s an active scene and there is always something going on.
4. How would you describe your style?
Like a poor man’s Strapping Young Lad. Or like the world’s worst handjob. Where you don’t even finish. Basically an EXTREME tease.
5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works?
I released a set of demos back in 2015, and an EP last summer called "Time". There’s a lyric video for the title track, a play through video of the track "Code Orange", and a live video of the track "Word Vomit". Right now I’m working on a new single and B-side and an accompanying music video. As far as expectations, I’d recommend your readers to really lower them if they really want to expect anything at all. I don’t aim to disappoint, and at this point I don’t want to be accountable for any impending disappointment! Go in with no expectations and you can’t really be disappointed can you?
6. Do you have any new music in the works?
Yup yup yup, I’m working on a cover of the famous aria from Leoncavallo’s Pagliacciopera called Vesti La Giubba and it’s sounding GREAT! I’m also working on a b-side for it, it’s an 8 minute sonata that’s, in a lot of ways, incorporating a lot of elements that I haven’t previously used in Crejuvent so it should be interesting.
7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?
So far my process for getting shows booked for Crejuvent has been a bit… random. I play and sing on my own to backing tracks, which so far has actually worked out great and people seem to really respond to it! But obviously most promoters are hesitant to book an extreme metal act that consists of just one guy and a laptop so I don’t get to perform nearly as much as I’d like but I take what I can get.
8. What plans do you have for the future as a band?
Plans are for nerds. I’m a big supporter of the "wing it" philosophy. I try to place myself in positions to attract opportunities and when they present themselves I take them. It’s a simple as that.
9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?
Literally everywhere. The debut EP "Time" can be found on all the hip new streaming platforms, alternatively you can find it AND the previous set of demos on the band’s Bandcamp page (www.crejuvent.bandcamp.com) where you can also buy physical copies of the EP. You can also message the band page on Facebook if you’d like to buy some beard trimmings and/or bellybutton fluff.
10. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?
I’d like for them to remember that the world can be a cruel and unforgiving place, but at the end of the day the universe is laughably indifferent to your problems. So when shit gets hard, just remember "Nobody gives a shit!" and move on with your day! Except for that really embarrassing thing you did in high school. That actually DID matter.