Q&A Session With Existing In Exile (Nashville, TN)
Why did you name your most recent EP Infinitum Brutalitas?
Bradley Trotter: Our guitarist Jason came up with it.
How many songs are on Infinitum Brutalitas?
Bradley Trotter: 6
What is your favorite song off this EP and why?
Bradley Trotter: "Cursed by beauty." We went a little outside of our normal, and it has a lot of emotion in it.
What was your favorite part recording this EP?
Bradley Trotter: Adding little bits and pieces to each song as the recording process progressed.
How long was the writing and recording process?
Bradley Trotter: This album took roughly 6 months to write.
Who inspired you to come up with the lyrics and songs off the EP?
Bradley Trotter: The entire album is based on stories of Greek mythology and the gods. We wanted to tell the stories , but also make it vague enough for them to be interpreted into everyday normal life.
What was your favorite part about recording an EP?
Bradley Trotter: Hearing every little piece of the puzzle that you normally miss during practice or on stage.
What is next on the agenda for Existing in Exile?
Bradley Trotter: Getting back on the road if health conditions allow to expand our fan base.
Are there a hidden meaning in any of your music?
Bradley Trotter: Not really . The songs are mostly straight forward written about mythology.
Now tell us about the band…
Where did the name come from?
Bradley Trotter: Our vocalist George came up with the name, and it was the choice that we were all able to agree upon.
How many members are in your band and where did you all meet?
Bradley Trotter: There are 5 . George Kingery on vocals , Blake Byrd and Jason Smith on guitars, David Smotherman on bass, and myself on drums. We have all been around the local scene for quite some time. David, Jason, and George were all in a band together previous to this band forming.
How long have you been a band for?
Bradley Trotter: Roughly 4 years now.
How would you describe the music that you typically create?
Bradley Trotter: Mainly melodic death metal, but with mixes of lots of influences thrown in there.
What is your favorite venue to play at?
Bradley Trotter: Honestly , the venues are just part of the fun. The people we get to meet and connect with are our favorite parts of playing anywhere.
Which musician would you like to collaborate with next?
Bradley Trotter: Phil Bozeman (Whitechapel)
If you could go open a show for any artist who would it be?
Bradley Trotter: Lamb of God
What got you into music?
Bradley Trotter: My uncle had a band when I was a young kid and I always loved going to their practices and shows . So I knew I wanted to grow up and be the guy on the stage.
Where can your fans check your music out? Spotify, ITunes , Apple Music , or any major streaming platforms
Anything you would like your fans to know?
Bradley Trotter: Thank you for all of your support and letting us chase our dream, but don’t forget to chase yours!
Infinitum Brutalitas - EP Releases World Wide March 13th, 2021
Special thanks to Bradley for reaching out to us and taking the time to answer our questions. We are very excited for the new album and hope that soon bands can travel again so that more people can see play them live.
Existing In Exile Is:
George Kingery (Vocals)
Blake Byrd (Guitars)
Jason Smith (Guitar)
David Smotherman (Bass)
Bradley Trotter (Drums)