Joe Mullen (drums) Odium
What is your name and band/label/etc?
Joe Mullen - Drummer for Odium
What are your top five albums that were released in 2012? (In order 1-5)
- Gojira – L’enfant Sauvage
- Lamb of God – Resolution
- WhiteChapel – Whitechapel
- Veil of Maya – Eclipse
- Katatonia – Dead Kings
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?
The band that I discovered this year was Gojira. A friend recommended them to me and I was immediately hooked. The riffs are unlike anything I have heard before and the drum production is impeccable. Very happy to be a fan of Gojira I must say.
How will you remember 2012? (In terms of music)
I would say in general, I will remember the message from these 2012 releases. It has and continues to be one of healing, enlightenment, and searching for a higher purpose. All in tandem with where our universe is headed. Coincidence…I think not.
What can we look forward to from you in 2013?
Most likely a new record!
What records are you looking forward to most in 2013?
Mutiny Within – Synchronicity Hatebreed – The divinity of Purpose
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 believe it is a continuation of the ever-evolving creative consciousness. The Internet has made pretty much anything possible. It’s an incredible tool for any artist as is really does away with any geography issues. An artist can learn all about making records online, can buy all the equipment online, and then can both release the material and sell the material online. Definitely a great time in history to be a musician!!