Santa Barbara California
I didn't really understand Sinsation the first time I heard them. The variety of subject matter shuffled my brains as I looked for a common theme. As it turned out Sinsation is full of suprises. I was really excited to ask Sammy these questions. Take a breath between serious and lighthearted subject matter and enjoy. All answers by Sammy McPherson.
1.What three influences are most evident in your sound?
Motörhead. Children of Bodom. Avenged Sevenfold.
2.Please tell me all about the new album coming out in March. What's it called? Why did you write it? What is it like?
The new album is an EP called Cursed.
It’s really a journey through the evolution of Sinsation. We wrote it in our first year together. It ranges from deeply personal(Paychosomatic) to pretty silly(Alligator) to deadly serious (Cursed).
3. Who writes which parts? Who plays what?
Hannah writes all lyrics. Sammy and Austin write the music. Every song is a collaboration from all members though. Although Sammy sings backups , Hannah is the orchestrator of all things lyrical and vocal. Sammy and Austin play rhythm and lead, switching off on solos. Mikey the maniac plays bass and Billy”the beat” Brown rips drums.
4. Anything about shooting the video for Alligator suprise you? Why did you write the song and how does the video reflect that meaning?
The Alligator video has been really fun. It started out in Sammy’s swimming pool and is ending up being edited in the Yucatán peninsula. Ha ha. We have swung machetes and spit blood. So yea a lot of surprises. We work with Director Gabe Ruiz Crowded Coffin Productions, on all videos. It gives us a lot of creative freedom
And it’s always a riveting. Thrill ride. I am becoming a director myself, and everybody in the band comes to the storyboard sessions with great ideas to put to film.
5. If there's a difference of opinion at band practice, how is the final decision made?
We haven’t had any major differences, we all respect and admire each other. I think if anyone is really passionate about a particular idea, we can live with letting it fly.
6. Was there ever a time you wanted to stop making music? What changed your mind?
I’m embarrassed to say I had the “white picket fence” life and was jolted out of it by tragedy. I think we will all be creating music until the end of time. Which is a long time because we are vampires from another dimension. But that’s another story.
7. What is the purpose of live performance to your life? Why do you perform?
Live performance is a huge part of Sinsation. We have incredible chemistry live and feed off of each other. As soon as things open up we will continue our path to world domination.
8.Where you you find inspiration?
Inspiration is found through extremes. In California we have beaches, sunsets, movie stars, glamour. We also have serial killers, skid row, wildfires. Incredible darkness and stunning light. Sinsation embraces both.
9. Where can we find you on the web?
We can be found on TerrorCrew Productions and that has a link to all our media and merch. YouTube, Spotify, all streaming platforms.
10. Is there anyone you'd like to give a shout out to or thank?
Huge shoutout to you Danielle!
Felton Guitars, Warp Core Pickups, PigHog cables, Solar Guitars, Dirtbag Clothing, Intune guitar picks, Shroeder Cabinets, Artillery Music Group, Terror Crew Productions, Crowded Coffin Productions, Robin our number one fan. Sinsation nation. All our label
Mates. And......MOM LOL
And I would like to thank Sammy McPherson for giving me his time and answering all my questions.
Hannah Rebel- Vocals
Austin Shadowsill-Lead Guitar
Sammy Fearce McPherson-Lead Guitar, backing vocals
Billy “the beat” Brown- Drums
Mike “ The Maniac” Fitzgerald