Interview with Inherently Lost
What got you into music, and if you had not gotten into music what would you be doing today?
Music has always been a part of my life. If it wasn’t for music I’d still be doing the same things I do now just without any form of artistic enjoyment.
What do you like to do when you are not playing music and how does that influence your creativity?
Blow shit up and put out fires(I am a volunteer firefighter). The only similarity would be that it is another way to let off steam from all the shit going in the world and the day job.
How long has your band been around?
Jamming started 2017/2018, show wise the end of 2019.
Where are you based out of and how did that influence your music?
Youngstown, Ohio. It’s a pretty boring place I suppose. It leaves you with a lot to be desired. I think in some way that fuels my fire…the want for something more. There is a lack of metal bands in this city, known to be the Rustbelt of Ohio.
How did you come up with the name of your band and what does it mean to you?
Our heavy vocalist Mark was inspired by a book he was reading about how there is something in people and animals that are not learned behavior, instinctual almost. Combined with the Lost state of humanity you get Inherently Lost.
Tell me about your most memorable shows.
My first show ever was with Inherently Lost back in December, I am a newbie for live shows.
What is your favorite venue to play at, and do you have any places you want to play that you have not already?
I don't have a favorite at the moment. However it would be sweet to play in the Agora Theatre in Cleveland.
If you could play any show with any lineup, who would be on the ticket?
Kataklysm, 3TEETH, Void of Vision, Annisokay.
What is some advice that you would give to someone who is just getting into playing in a band and some advice that you would give to your younger self?
Turn the frustration into motivation. Let it push you to be better.
If you could go back in time and give yourselves advice, what would it be?
Keep doing what you’re doing and don't look back.
Of your songs which one means the most to you and why?
Unraveling Sanity. It’s the first some I was a part of constructing from the ground up.
Which songs are your favorite to play and which get requested the most?
Senseless Sacrifice, Our Last Midnight, Unraveling sanity. Most requested would be Flesh Covered Coffin.
What is the creative process for the band, and what inspires you to write your music?
It seems like someone comes up with a riff or even part of a song and we just build off of it. We all pull from different influences.
What kinds of messages do you like to get across in your music?
That’s a tough one….. some dark personal truths of mental health/life experiences and don't be afraid to mix some styles together.
Do you ever have disagreements in your band, and how do you get past them?
Nothing really worth mentioning. Typically we’ll take a vote.
What are your plans for the future, and do you have anything that you want to spotlight that is coming up?
I’m just going to keep living life by the seat of my pants. It’s worked out well enough so far. February 2nd our new single Unraveling Sanity hits all platforms with an accompanying lyric video. We have a Motley Crue cover in the works with the full length album titled Art of Corruption to follow fall 2023.