Boreworm had a great opportunity to go on tour on the 2014 Summer Slaughter tour this year with bands: Dying Fetus, Morbid Angel, Thy Art Is Murder, Origin, The Faceless, Goatwhore, Decrepit Birth, Within The Ruins, and, Fallujah!
I had a chance myself to interview the band members Benjamin and Mike of Boreworm!
Q: Where did you come up with the name Boreworm and what is the significance behind it?
A: Boreworm started out as a concept band created by our guitarist Mike based around the game Splatterhouse for the Sega Genesis. The name is taken from the final boss in those games. As the band formed into a more serious project a story and mythos of our own was created around the name. If you read the lyrics to some of our songs, you can get an idea of what Boreworm is all about.
Q: How and when did the band form?
A: The music for Boreworm had been written a while back by Mike but there wasn't a full band until fall of last year. Mike and Cody had been working on getting the songs solid for a few months before starting to bring other musicians in. There were a few people that fell through so Mike decided to hit me and Nate up. We had been in a band with Mike for about 4 years called The Yellow Sign so it was easy for us to get back in the groove of playing metal again. Our first show was in December of last year and we've been shredding since!!
Q: Boreworm is currently on The Summer Slaughter 2014 tour; how did you get on the tour and how has it been to get this opportunity?
A: We got involved in the headbang for the highway competition in MI and ended up winning that and the other two competitions in Missouri and California. It was a huge surprise for us but we were extremely excited to be on it! It was a great experience and a ton of fun!
Q: What has it been like on the road with all of the incredible bands on the line up?
A: Been a ton of fun with all these great bands we grew up looking up to. Definitely a bucket list thing to play with Dying Fetus and Morbid Angel. All of the bands have been awesome to us and there's definitely no shirking the underdog going on with anyone. Just a ton of headbangs and metal!
Q: What are the bands that you admire and helps influence you?
A: I like a lot of different music and try to take on a ton if influences. My all time favorite bands are probably Blind Guardian and Killswitch Engage though.
Q: Are you currently under any record label or searching for one?
A: Boreworm is unsigned but we are definitely trying to get label attention. Looking for the right opportunity to present itself.
Q: What are your favorite places to travel to and why?
A: Personally I love Denver. It's just a clean city with good weather and good people. I love traveling out west though. As far as crowds go, Florida was definitely the most fun!
Q: What are the bands that inspire Boreworm?
A: Boreworm is very much influenced by old school death metal, thrash and a lot of heavy bands like Meshuggah and Bolt Thrower. We try to put in all those elements because that's what we all grew up listening to. Music isn't the only thing that inspires us though. The stories of H.P. Lovecraft are a huge influence as well as other sci fi horror and video games. We are huge nerds!
Q: What other bands have you shared the stage with?
A: Since playing we have shared the stage with Ulcerate, Anagnorisis and a bunch of great local MI death like Etheriality, Konkeror and Gutrot.
Q: Do you have any albums that your fans can purchase (and where)?
A: We have a self produced demo out you can find on itunes and bandcamp or visit our webstore at boreworm.bigcartel.com.
Q: How would you describe the music of Boreworm?
A: METAL! hhaha I would say we are epic dark scary heavy fast and spacey. definitely got something for all fans of the metal.
Q: Where do you see your band to be in the next ten years?
A: Hopefully we'll still be touring!
Q: What has been the craziest tour story?
A: Craziest story is definitely waking up to us sideswiping a semi. Nate fell asleep driving and totaled the driver side. We still made it through the rest of Summer Slaughter though!
Q: What has been the funniest tour story?
A: Funniest part of tour for me was when the dudes in Origin got us all wasted in Ohio on vodka shots. I had left to go inside and watch the bands and when I came back to the parking lot to see what was going on, here was Mike and Nate basically thrashing around on the ground surrounded by puke and empty beer cans.
Q: Lastly, what would you like to tell your fans?
A: See you in the pit! BRING YOUR HEADBANGS! HAILS!
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