The Beast of Nod Says Much on The Nod and the Universe Surrounding It!

Intergalactic death metal band THE BEAST OF NOD has been around for a short while, releasing a debut album, whilst currently working upon a sophomore album. But besides working on newer music, the just wants to continue to improve within themselves, making more depth for the universe of nod, while having as much fun doing it as well. See what else this so called universe of nod has to offer from what the band says below.

1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.

A number of years ago Paul started making the first demos with previous member Chris. Several years ago, Görebläster joined up after meeting Ryan our previous bass player and began transforming the band into what it is today. Nate came in and did drums on our first EP and became a permanent member shortly after. We knew Brendan through friends and he joined us right before our second EP. Since then we released an album in 2018, gigged all over the Northeast, and are currently working on our next album Multiversal. Super Hoop contacted us several months back with his version of PotRoast the Rhinoman and we loved it so he ended up doing a couple more songs.

2. What’s the origin of the band’s name?

A long time ago (like 9 years) in a galaxy far, far away (central NY) Paul and previous member Chris came up with the band name. It was chosen because we were setting out to create heavy music with some groove, hence The Beast of Nod because our music makes you nod your head. 

3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?

We’re based out of Boston, MA, USA and the scene in the New England area is absolutely great, even while there aren’t shows now due to the pandemic the community is finding ways to stay in touch and create new things. Some of our favourites include Chuggernaught, My Missing Half, Sonic Pulse, Vivisepulture, Ice Giant, Das Muerte, Before the Judge, Pathogenic, The Summoned, Carpathia, Untombed, Protean Collective, The Floor’s Embrace, Lost to the Waves, Goblet, Virus of Ideals, Unflesh, Solium Fatalis, Xenosis, Myth of I, Deer Hollow, Graviton, Begat the Nephilim, Grave Knight, Garroted, Omnia, Graveborn, Aversed, Carnivora, Kill the Straggler, Dapper Duck, Beneath the Machine, Crypitus, Black Absence, Burial, Incontinence, Lattermath, Thunderforge, Seven Spires, Fleshbore, Covalent, Malphas, Scalpel, Swarm of Eyes, and Divinex. 

4. How would you describe your style?

Intergalactic Death Metal [noun] 1. A subgenre of death metal music featuring linear song structures, odd time signatures, and extremely technical passages, wherein songs explore the characters and events of a sci-fi universe called “The Land of Nod.”but now Chiptune too.

5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works?

Currently we’re working on our second full length album "Multiversal" and our first album "Vampira: Disciple of Chaos" was released in 2018. We also released a few songs from one of our two EPs we recorded in the past under the title "Cephalopod of Doom". And of course, we just released these three awesome Chiptune covers that Super Hoop produced. And you can expect the same wacky, technical, heavy, catchy, weirdness that we brought before but with more cohesiveness and a linear story throughout the whole next album.

6. Do you have any new music in the works?

Currently working on our second full length album "Multiversal" and hope to release it some time later this year.

7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?

Very much looking forward to booking shows again was it’s safe to. And the band will be moving from Boston, MA to San Francisco, CA in the next year as well.

8. What plans do you have for the future as a band?

Continue to strive to improve as musicians, create more depth for the universe of nod, and have while doing it.

9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?


10. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?

Specifically for this Chiptune release I think a listener should remember what it was like to go up against a difficult video game boss when they were a kid the most when listening.

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