Where does DUEL story begins?
DUEL began about 3 years ago. Drummer JD Shadowz and myself started jamming some songs I had put together. We played with a few bass players before Shaun Avants and Jeff Henson joined. Shaun and I had been in Scorpion Child together and wanted to do another project, do it worked out great. We all live near by in Austin Texas so we spend a lot of time together writing and playing a few shows a week in and around Texas and other parts of the US.
Do you like better American or European metal scene and why?
I have my love for both European and American metal Scenes. I’d say we enjoy touring Europe more than the States at times. The European festival scene for metal and heavy music is better than the states, but I think some of the venues and shows in-the US are cool too. Both has its advantages.
Is it hard to be a musician?
Being musician isn’t the easiest way to make a living, but we all do it because we love it. We feel like we need to this to be happy and complete. A great satisfaction comes to us from making something from nothing and doing what we want. Also being able to express ourselves in such a loud manner. The work doesn’t feel like a job, it feels like fun.
Where do you get the inspiration for the music you create?
A lot of the inspiration for our music comes from heavy music of the 70’s and a dark old school horror vibe. Many of the song ideas are something that could be found in old occult, horror films. We try to have a dark doomy vibe without being boring.
You guys will play on the 5th of December in Močvara. How will your performance look like? What to expect?
We believe we are a band that is meant to be seen live. We try to always have the energy cranked up to 10, leaving our sweat on the stage to prove it.
Now invite your Croatian fans to come to the show!
We are stoked to come to Croatia for the first time, and look forward to melting faces and making new friends.