Aug 28, 2013 08:30 AM WV Sound
Keeping a beat in the Mountain State
Q & A with Disillusion Effect
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Morgantown’s Disillusion Effect is a band that appeals to diehard metal fans as well as people who might not be such avid listeners of the genre. With funk and groove-influenced bass guitar on some songs, aiming to create more emotionally charged songs, Chris, Jimmy, Bob, and Jacob love getting their audiences pumped up with energetic live performances.
Disillusion Effect is Christopher Rabideau on lead vocals, Jimmy Rhodes on guitar, Bob Stompt on bass, and Jacob Miller on drums.
Q: When and why did the band form?
Bob: We are all from Morgantown and the band formed in June of 2012. We love being in this band for the intense focus it pulls out of us, basically putting all of us on the same track and everyone is working toward the same goal. We all love heavy metal music and wanted to put together some music that made us happy and got us pumped.
Q: Why the name Disillusion Effect?
Bob: We picked the name Disillusion Effect basically because of its meaning. “To be free of illusion” in the sense of rigidly structured sub-genres and how people mostly view heavy metal as just noise. We feel our music opens eyes and changes points of view. To have that “effect” is what being in a band and performing in front of other people is all about.
Q: Chris, how do you sing like that?
Chris: There is a lot of technique involved to not only get the tones you desire, but to also save your voice for constant shows and everyday communication. It’s not just screaming into a microphone like most people think it is. I have spent countless hours mimicking my favorite singers, and it has taken me awhile to not only find my comfort zone, but to also find my voice. I like to keep up on my cardio, and I don’t smoke to aid in my screaming because let’s face it—this is definitely brutal on one’s body.
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