Six SIded Halo is an awesome band that I have had the privilege of seeing play a few times. The band is so cool and they have a drive that cannot be mistaken. Be on the lookout for these guys, they will be going places!!
• When and how did your band get together?
We actually found each other through Craigslist mostly. Even though Craigslist is good for selling your virginity and your first-born it also can work pretty good for you while putting a band together if you get lucky. But a quick history would be that I had the idea for a project I dubbed “The Six Sided Halo Project” and began writing music for it about 2 1/2 years ago while I was in another band that was a sinking ship for many reasons. I met Chaz at a bar one night and we kept in contact. Then I saw the Craigslist ad for DC and Raydn1 and gave them a call. We jammed for a while and really had a lot of great ideas that came together pretty effortlessly. After that point we put a few ads up on Facebook and Pauly was referred to us by some people and we were also told about him being “the guy we needed” to make it all come together. He came down and played and fit perfectly. Presto…Six Sided Halo was born.
• What genre of music do you play most? What is your favorite genre to play?
We are Hard Rock and Metal I would say. There are so many sub genres of the two though that I am sure you ask 10 people and might get 10 different answers. We don’t write anything we don’t love to play so I don’t really know what our favorite genre is to play. It’s always fun to just go balls out epic and heavy, but also great to be very melodic and have the notes tell a story throughout the song. I personally jam out to a lot of video game music when I am just by myself and messing around. Ya know, like Nintendo music? Yup, that’s what a lot of my parts are built off of…CastleVania and the Legend of Zelda.
• What do you value most about music and performing?
The ability to perform in front of anyone and everyone and have them reciprocate in a positive manner. It really is true happiness when you can do something that you love the most and have people support it and want to interact with you. We LOVE talking to people anywhere and our music isn’t just your typical bland music with no deep thought or creativity in it so it opens a lot of doors for conversations about the music and the overall message of the band. Not to knock other bands who write about strippers, getting dumped, and/or beating people up. That’s cool and everyone can relate to it, but if everyone can relate to it then it really isn’t opening anyone’s mind artistically or creatively if you’re writing the same thing a 5th grader is. Again, everything has its place, but that’s not us and we like that our musical content is more open-ended rather than black and white.
• What artists did you draw inspiration from when you began playing music? Are those artists still your inspiration or do you look to other artists now?
There are so many bands and pieces of music we are inspired from its crazy. Some bands are Dream Theater, Type O Negative, In Flames, Alice in Chains, Rammstein, Tool, Nine Inch Nails, Incubus, Mudvayne, Foo Fighters, Pantera, Pink Floyd, Iron Maiden, A Perfect Circle, Avenged Sevenfold, Queen, and many more. Their isn’t really any newer artists that have come out in a while that have added to the inspiration since a lot of the newer bands are really just putting our fabricated music that they know will sell because it is popular now. A lot of bands are just clones of one another and really is what’s making music so boring lately in my opinion. I am a big lyric person and when you have every other band talking about their favorite “dirty girl” or fighting someone it’s really hard for me to go “Oh man that really is so creative and mind-blowing that I need to keep these guys on my radar.” As I said before I really can’t get behind lyrics that are so basic and boring. It’s one thing to write a song about your ex, but there are so many ways to phrase it creatively and intelligently so that its not so black and white.
• What show was your most favorite to play?
Definitely the show we played with Cold. That was our first big show and we had a huge audience there to see us. The response we received was amazing and so far it has done a lot to get the Six Sided Halo name out there.
• What are you working on now? Where can fans come see you play next?
We are writing new music and putting together our stage show. We want our stage show to be as dynamic and awe-inspiring as our music is. Our next show is at Pranksters 2 in Scottsdale. It’s an all acoustic show so if you are a fan of acoustic music or us then you really want to hear how our music sounds “unplugged.”
• Anything you’d like to say to our readers and fans?
Please go and “like” us on Facebook, which is the source for all things <6>. This is our passion and our life. We are going to do all we can to take this as far as we can and to as many people as possible. We are and always will be eternally grateful for anyone who gives our music a chance and takes the time to say hello or purchase our music and merchandise. Expect HUGE things from us and we recommend you ‘Enter the Halo’ as soon as possible because you are not going to want to miss a minute of the ascension of Six Sided Halo! http://www.facebook.com/SixSidedHalo