How would you describe your music?
TP: Groove Metal… We mix all different types of influences into our recipe. Old school rock, speed metal, death metal, thrash metal, power metal, hard rock. We focus on groove with hooks and melodic pieces mixed in.
What is your creative process?
TP: Chris and Alex are the main writers. Chris plays guitar as well just not live. So they are always coming up with riffs and ideas. Sometimes Chris will sing something and Alex will come up with the riff under it. Sometimes CJ will start with a cool beat like our new song “Divide & Conquer.” Nothing is set in stone. Ron and Dave are newer so we will see more from them on the third album.
How long have you been pursuing your craft?
TP: As Threatpoint, 2 years! As individuals, since we were young kids. Our ages vary so there is a lot of different influences floating around.
How is the music industry in your area?
TP: We are lucky to have a bunch of venues in the Scranton/Wilkes Barre area that host original music. There is always something going on around here.
How have you evolved personally and musically since you first began your journey?
TP: You definitely mature with age, and playing together. Especially touring, you find out it’s not easy, it’s not a big party non-stop. It’s work! From our first album to our second you will hear a great difference, that’s true time spent together, really knowing what each other is doing and being on the same page. You have to be on the same page or you self destruct.
How do you measure success?
TP: That’s a broad question. Success to us is getting our music out to the masses, touring meeting fans that eagerly waiting for you when you pull up to a show. We all would love to be able to quit our regular jobs and make enough to take care of our households. That’s reasonable success.
What has being an independent artist taught you?
TP: No one hands you anything. It’s a dog eat dog world and you fight for every single inch out here. You have to prove yourself every day. With the band and without, you now carry a name and your associated with it.
What is the best advice you can give to another Indie Artist.
TP: Do it because you love it, never give up unless that’s what you truly want. It’s more work than play.
How do you engage with your fans?
TP: Our favorite part, talking with everyone. Meeting new people all over, hearing their stories and how they live. Being real with them. We are not Rockstars nor do any of us want to be, We are humble and approachable, we are no more important than anyone else. And without fans bands are nothing, I really wish they all would remember that!
Are you currently performing and touring….
TP: Yes, We play out consistently, doing about 100-150 shows a year, still holding down full-time jobs.We have been running the east coast into the midwest. SO FAR !