Joseph D. Rowland (bass) Pallbearer
What is your name and band/label/etc?
Joseph D. Rowland (Pallbearer)
What are your top five albums that were released in 2012? (In order 1-5)
- Pinkish Black - S/T
- Samothrace - Reverence to Stone
- Crippled Black Phoenix - (Mankind) The Crafty Ape
- Anhedonist -Netherwards
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?
That's a bit of a difficult question. It's been a turbulent year with a lot of ups and downs for me personally and I'm not sure I've had the opportunity to really let a band into my life to affect it like some tend to do. That said, for whatever reason Rush has really been a constant presence for me moreso than before. I've always been a fan but I've found their songs stuck in my head more often than ever, which usually results in me listening to an album or three.
How will you remember 2012? (In terms of music)
This was Pallbearer's first year to consistently play out of our general territory, so I will remember 2012's music mostly from an experience standpoint.
What can we look forward to from you in 2013?
Pallbearer is going to have a busy year, we'll be touring a lot more, and we also have our second full-length in the works, we'll undoubtedly be recording that at some point, along with some other small releases. I think a few of us have other projects brewing that might manifest at some point 2013.
What records are you looking forward to most in 2013?
I'd love to hear a new Camel record, new Cruciamentum, and the second Pinkish Black full length.
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 it varies from project to project. There have definitely been a few that have come to my attention that seemed fueled out of laziness, but also more than a few than seemed really compelling and, in a way, opening up new avenues for unique interaction between artists and fans with some of the exclusive content created. So yes to both, I suppose.