The Sonic Symphonic Podcast: Episode 13

The Sonic Symphonic Podcast

Nov 4 2022 • 42 mins

This is my interview with synth-wizard, story-creator, and all-round awesome Craig Rossi, the mind behind the doom metal band Drift Into Black . 'Earthtorn' (album; 2022) tells the story of an extra-terrestrial sent to Earth to destroy mankind but then instead becomes enthralled by our way of life, falls in love, loses his beloved to cancer and through all this; decides to abort his mission. It features some amazing music and I love it. Enjoy the show - come back soon!


00:00 Introduction

00:49 'Good Mourning Earth'

01:58 'It Fell From The Sky'

08:29 Craig Rossi, Grey Skies Fallen, starting Drift Into Black

09:57 Craigs setup

10:37 The great unboxing resulting in 'Ghost On The Shore'

11:44 The concept/story of 'Earthtorn'

13:31 'Patterns of Light' - a story of abuse and revenge,

16:57 Craigs transition to Drift Into Black

18:05 Lyric videos

18:52 Signing with Black Lion Records, patience.

21:00 Bobby Torres - Frightbox Recording, personal journeys into the world of mixing and mastering, plugins and VST instruments, keyboards

26:34 Another brilliant concept idea!

27:51 Keyboardists & Influences

29:26 Words of wisdom; "to hit the right buttons you have to hit the wrong ones first", patience (again).

34:09 For a BRIEF moment I believed Craig was a stripper, day jobs.

36:00 Reviews of Earthtorn and thanks to the community for downloading, streaming, buying.

37:01 My Posters, our mutual appreciation of Octavarium

37:56 Closing chatter, Halloween, and goodbyes!

38:55 Comments on the interview and introduction to 'Ghost On The Shore'

39:33 'Ghost On The Shore' _________________________________________

Ben Sebastian:

Ben Sebastian's 'Kalasin' series is a demonstrative outpouring of the extremes of epic symphonic and maniacally progressive metal musicality as in each instalment he unleashes his latest vivid instrumental, filmic, and mind-bending creations pushing each release to its absolute limitation. Each track is a journey in its own right, a navigation through seething sound-sphere seas whose tides seek to push, pull, unite, divide, ameliorate and obliterate the expectations of the listener. As if penned by a quill whose ink is dipped in the well of madness; Ben writes with fight, fervour and fever, yet is untiring in his desire to always be dynamically prolific in his dramatic proliferations. He is also curator of The Sonic Symphonic Podcast; an outlet for unsigned metal artists to get heard along with imaginative real-life story-telling and colourful interviews - all immersed in his philosophical mission to promote and engender musicians to invest in the furtherance of their own unique talents above all else as a mechanism for overcoming, and surpassing, the frailty of personal mental health and the general vicissitudes of life.

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