Dreams in Peril are a five-piece deathcore band from Kansas City Missouri.Having formed in 2018, they found positive reception straight away, having won the Headbang for the Highway Summer Slaughter Showcase, the band went in to play the Summer Slaughter tour, ahead of the release of their 2019 debut album Mephobia.
I asked bassist, Dalton Collins, a few questions about this album and the next one in the works. Here’s what he had to say.
1.Which three influences can be most easily identified in your sound?
Answer: Deftones, Suicidal Silence, The Acacia Strain
2. Recently, the band has welcomed two new members, a singer and a second guitarist, tell me about those guys and what they bring to the table.
Answer: Lucas, formerly of the band Torn Asunder and is also a member of a band called Moosebite.
We initially tried him out on vocals, but after a few weeks of having him at practice, we soon noticed that his talents were best suited for the guitar position in the band. We needed another guitar player to help give strength, definition, and thickness to the sound, along with giving the possibility of layers of guitars in a live setting. And he does and gives us just that!
Dakota soon came after Lucas, we asked our friend, Dotty, a local scene photographer if she would be willing to help us look for a new vocalist and she came through perfectly for us! Sending us links to videos and sound bytes to different vocalists wanting to try out.
We came across Dakota who did a video of him doing parodies of other songs that are NOT metal songs but in a metal vocal style. Not only did this show personality right away, but his vocals were spot on for what we needed!! As soon as we had him out. We knew he was the guy!
3. Which emotions motivate you to write? Where do you find inspiration?
The artwork for Mephobia was done by Rifki Haq, an Indonesian artist.
Its symbolism to our personal uprise within our musical careers and within our local scene.
Thank you, Dalton, for hanging out with me answering my questions.
Dreams In Peril are:
Dakota Otte - Vocals
Joshua Crocker - Guitars
Lucas Munoz - Guitars
Dalton Collins - Bass
Jeffrey Adkins - Drums