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A Spotlight Interview with Trunk

A new EP release from Trunk will absolutely destroy you within the first 2 songs with thrashing deep toned riffs, grows, screams, and a brutal death and black metal style that features some insane energy and raw power.

The Eternal Vacation EP is a blistering array of metal that explodes into a vast and engulfing soundscape with slamming drums and elements of hardcore drudgery that reaches into your inner self and expels your demons so they can make them dance to their tune.

Songs hit the influences of all kinds of classic death metal bands, and they take it all on in a soiree of face melting tracks that will keep your head banging the entire time.

You even get some pitch harmonics and bendy guitars that churn into open chord break downs that you can jump in the air with anytime.

The heaviness and sheer brutality of it is aggressive and done with a pure love for the craft.

You also get the feeling these guys would kill it live. The record makes you want to see them perform in front of your face just to see if they have the same energy as they do on the EP itself. Which is likely they absolutely do.

Songs drip into each other as they end in raw feedback and fade back into crushing riffs and a ruinous vocal approach.

With the release of such a badass record we wanted to have a chat with Trunk to find out where this all came from and what may be next for them.

Here's what happened.

RAG: Okay so let's start with Eternal Vacation EP. This record has a killer thrashy style to it! Where did this EP come from?

Well, we were a pretty active band until 2018 then life happened. But during quarantine, I taught myself drums and Jer had his library of riffs. So, Sat in my home studio and wrote the album. Eventually got Luis in the mix so I could jump back on bass and vocals.

RAG: So how did this all begin for you guys?

In 2016 I was kinda trying to figure out what to do musically after the band Sovereign I was in broke up. So eventually I found a guy I work with and found a drummer on Craigslist and just starting writing and jamming.

RAG: Who is in all your headphones right now?

I’m really into Cannibal Corpse “Gallery of Suicide” at the moment. But really depends on the mood I’m in.

RAG: What inspires you to write a song?

Working overnights and stress. Really just a release and chance to feel human.

RAG: I'm hearing some great styles on this record. Who are some of your biggest musical influences?

Acid Bath is definitely a big influence that you can do whatever, mix as many different ideas together and just make cool, heavy music.

RAG: What are you all doing when you're NOT working on music?

Spending time with the family and friends. Love to travel and work on music in my studio or jamming somewhere. I also run a small DIY label, Black Bunny Records.

RAG: Would you say live performances are a big part of what you do?

Live IS what we do. We’re definitely a live band and love to grind, play as many shows as our lives allow and just go crazy. Main reason I play music is that high you get playing live and giving all your energy up there.

RAG: This EP feels like a big undertaking, is there any advice you'd give to other up and coming bands out there?

Keep trying, and failing. Be you and if that’s your passion/dream, chase it. Being an artist isn’t always easy, but it’s so important to the future of people.

RAG: What can your fans expect from you in the near future?

A lot of shows over the next few months then recording the new full length and then some longer touring next year.

August 26 - Martinsburg, WV

August 27 - Baltimore, MD

August 28 - Boone, NC

September 17 - Wilkes-Barre, PA

September 23 - Baltimore, MD

September 24 - Philly, PA - Cousin Dannys

October 15 - Philly, PA - Snake Pit

October 29 - Dundalk, MD

RAG: Before we go, what would you like to say to fans of the music?

Just thank you and keep spreading us around. We’re only getting started.

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