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ROCKET Interviews Jeremy York Of TRIGUNA

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Illinois’ TRIGUNA is fronted by a death metal style growler, Claude Bird, and has unleashed a DIY full length studio effort entitled “Embryonic Forms” in 2015. The band has begun to make its way in the crowded underground scene, in hopes of becoming famous for their brutal heavy metal music. Jeremy York is the lead guitarist, along with Matt Schneider on rhythm. Micheal Blanding handles the drumming and the bass is played skillfully by Justin Herr. Keep your eyes and ears on this group because the sky is the limit when you possess this much raw talent.

THE METAL DEN’s Randy “Rocket” Cody has conducted an interview with lead guitarist Jeremy York of TRIGUNA for his loyal Den Headz around the globe.


ROCKET: Where were you born and raised?

JEREMY: I was born extremely premature. At one point I was 2lbs 2oz. I lived with my father until I was eight years old and then moved in with my grandmother, who I still live with today.


ROCKET: Do you recall your first rock concert?

JEREMY: Yes, Great White with L.A. Guns, and posibly Whitesnake?

ROCKET: When did you first start playing guitar?

JEREMY: I have heard from family that I started picking up instruments very young, but the first time I remember actually starting to play guitar was in 3rd grade. I took lessons with the same teacher up until two years ago or so.

ROCKET: Who are some of your biggest playing influences?

JEREMY: Any and all good music!

ROCKET: Briefly, how did TRIGUNA first form as a band?

JEREMY: I was practicing death growls in German class, beacuse you know school can be boring, and Bird heard it. We became freinds and after two years we had the current lineup.

ROCKET: Let’s talk about your new album. What is the title and where was it recorded?

JEREMY: The new album is titled “Embryonic Forms” because we are still embryos. Drums were tracked at Michael’s house, bass was half tracked there and half tracked at Justins. Guitars were tracked in an extra room in my grandmother’s shop which we called “Eagle sound” and vocals were also tracked there.


ROCKET: Where is the best place for fans to buy a copy?

JEREMY: You can purchase in many online stores; Amazon, GooglePlay, Bandcamp, and Itunes or stream on YouTube, Spotify, LastFM, and Soundcloud. I probably forgot a few but there’s most peoples choices.

ROCKET: Will you be releasing an official music video?

JEREMY: Yes, we have plans. Expect more info soon…and something special for email list subscribers.

ROCKET: Do you have any equipment endorsements?


JEREMY: No! Micheal uses all Zildjian though *cough cough*

ROCKET: What kind of guitars are you currently playing live and in the studio?

JEREMY: A Jackson Kelly from the famous 90’s imports. I can’t wait to get a USA Kelly. Same guitar in the studio, it’s a tank

ROCKET: What kind of amp rig?

JEREMY: For live I use a Peavey XXX with 6l6 tubes, into a Randal 8ohm cab with Fender speakers and Randal speakers in the x pattern. For practice at home I use an ada mp-1 (the 80’s version of Fractal) into a ada speaker simulator. The simulator then goes into Tascam us1800 into headphones for quiet practice.

ROCKET: Do you play with any effects?

JEREMY: Nope. I like simple setups because of Murphy’s law. But I wish I had Fx. If I used an axe Fx I would definitely use some liquid talent for solos (delay) but im then torn up beacuse I love tubes.

ROCKET: How many hours a day do you practice playing guitar?

JEREMY: Man. I wish it was a lot. It depends on what is going on. When we tracked the new record, whenever I had free time I was practicing.


ROCKET: What is the ultimate goal for TRIGUNA?

JEREMY: To take it as far as we can, have fun and most importantly write good music!

ROCKET: Who are some of the other bands in the underground metal scene that you think are good and deserve to get mentioned?

JEREMY: Honestly we are kind of isolated from the scene, but we would like to be a part of it!

ROCKET: If you could open for any metal band on a worldwide tour who would you choose and why?

JEREMY: Right now it would be Atheist because I’m really into them but that will change in a week most likely.

ROCKET: It’s been another great year for heavy metal music. What is your favorite metal album of 2015 so far?

JEREMY: The new Between the Buried and Me! Or the new Enslaved. I am also really excited for the new Black Dahlia Murder, as with everything else with me and music that will change in a week.

ROCKET: Where do you see yourself in ten years?

JEREMY: Rocking!

ROCKET: What are some of the upcoming shows for TRIGUNA?

JEREMY: We will probably play a show at the Bada Brew in Joliet, IL Aug 8th.

ROCKET: Thanks for rocking this out with me. Best of luck with your music. Any last words for your fans?

JEREMY: Thanks for all the support and hope to see you out at a show!

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