Casey Ory (drums) Titans Eve
What is your name and band/label/etc?
My name is Casey Ory, and I drum in the Vancouver BC, Canada based modern thrash act, Titans Eve.
What are your top five albums that were released in 2012? (In order 1-5)
- Woods of Ypres - Woods 5: Grey Skies and Electric Light
- Nachtmystium - Silencing Machine
- Nile - At the Gate of Sethu
- Aborted - Global Flatline
- Corrosion of Conformity - Corrosion of Conformity
What band did you discover in 2012 (can be a brand new band or an older band) that had an impact on your life? What made them significant?
Spent what money I had for albums this year buying new discs from bands I already like, so I have to answer this question as follows: Woods of Ypres. Discovered them several years ago, and have been a massive fan ever since. Their last album, Woods 5: Grey Sky and Electric Light released earlier this year, saw the band reach a new level in their songwriting, writing both deep and sophisticated material, that is at the same time some of their most accessible material to date. Dealing with with dark and depressive lyrical topics of personal demons and pain in a highly intelligent, non-surface level manner. The album hit home further for me due to our touring history with Woods, as well as the tragic passing of Woods mastermind David Gold in late 2011, before the albums release. A huge loss to metal, and music in general.
How will you remember 2012? (In terms of music)
From my bands point of view I will remember 2012 for working hard on our latest album, "Life Apocalypse" which I am extremely proud of, as well as being able to to tour with legendary bands for the first time (Anvil, Arch Enemy, Voivod, Kill Devil Hill) and to tour and play shows in 7 countries over two continents, bringing our music to many new ears, and being appreciated by them. As for other music in general, allot of bands are releasing great albums very carefully walking the line of progressing, yet not so much so as turn off their fans. Either way is fine, for me its important that no matter where a band goes musically is that it is pure, honest and sincere. Some very quality albums released this year, not many 'classics' that have hit my ears, but very solid releases.
What can we look forward to from you in 2013?
2013 will see myself and Titans Eve spend allot of the year touring in support of our latest album, while simultaneously writing for our next album, and fleshing that out. Should be much touring in North America, and hopefully a return to Europe as well. Studio is a decent likelihood in 2013, but not until closer to the end of the year.
What records are you looking forward to most in 2013?
Looking forward to most, new releases from: Satyricon, Voivod, Black Sabbath, Anvil, My Dying Bride, Metallica and Motorhead.
Fundraising sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo have made a strong impact on the ability of artists to release music. Do you think this approach is a trend, or will it continue to shape how artists produce their material?
I think this approach will continue. Any way for independent artists to raise funds and gain valuable exposure will always catch on if it works. Any way to gain these things either cheaply, or for free will always catch on and be popular. Its very hard and expensive being in a highly active, indie band. Any new promotional or fundraising tools, and new technologies and mediums will always and wisely be adopted by young hungry artists to get themselves out there.