We had the chance to catch up with members of the rising super group that is Entheos. In case you live under some sort of metallic rock, the group consists of Evan Brewer (ex-The Faceless, Animosity), Navene Koperweis (ex-Animals As Leaders, Animosity), Frank Costa (ex-Animosity) and the Chaney Crabb (who’s well known for her beastly Veil of Maya audition). You can read up and learn what’s going on with the band down below!
CC = Chaney Crabb
NK = Navene Koperweis
MS = Mike Stahl
MS – First off, you just got back from your first official tour. How stoked were you for that and how did it go?
CC – We were incredibly stoked! The Matriarch tour was a really fun time. The shows were rad & Veil of Maya, Revocation, Oceano and Gift Giver were all amazing to watch and hang with— we’ve known a lot of them for awhile so it was rad to catch up and chill with friends every day.
MS – If you wrote the soundtrack to a movie, what type of movie would it be? And what would the movie be called?
CC – The Matrix
MS – Entheos has one hell of a lineup. I know three of you have worked together before but how did it come together this time around?
CC – Navene threw the idea of the band out to the rest of us as something to do for fun, and it couldn’t really have come at a more perfect time. We were all coming to a place where we wanted to be apart of something new. Evan had recently left the Faceless and was coming off of some solo runs, Navene had just returned from his third solo tour, Frank was returning to playing metal.
NK – And Chaney had put out a vocal video that was receiving some attention.
CC – We’ve all known each other for quite awhile, and just wanted to jam.. At the time we weren’t really sure what would become of the project, but we started demoing out songs and booked some time with our friend Zack Ohren to record drums. At some point within all of that, it became obvious that this was something we all wanted to pursue on a full-time basis. Since then we haven’t looked back.
MS – At any point, had you considered reuniting under the name Animosity?
NK – No. Animosity ended mutually quite some time ago, and everyone had moved on. We were more interested in creating a new metal band with fresh, new ideas.
MS – Can you tell us how you chose the names Entheos and Primal and what they mean to the band?
CC – Entheos is the root word for enthusiasm, and that struck a chord with us. Primal referring to a return to the essentials.
MS – Speaking of the Primal EP. How are you feeling about the response to that?
CC – The response to the EP has been overwhelmingly positive, which has been really cool.
MS – I wouldn’t say that there’s any ‘easy to play’ music from you guys. What’s the most difficult song to play on the EP? And what song is the most fun?
CC – They’ve all got their equally fun and challenging parts, I think we’ve made sure to give ourselves a nice ratio! haha. It’s hard to choose one— but there is a new song that we’ve been playing live that has some really tough parts.
MS – What are your plans for the rest of 2015?
CC – We’re currently in the process of writing a full-length, and hope to have that finished sometime around the end of the year. We’ve got some touring plans in the works for later this year, and some really awesome announcements coming up.
MS – I know you guys have touring experience. What’s the craziest thing that’s happened to you on the road?
CC – We had to make a stop at Guitar Center.
MS – Woah man. What band(s) should more people know about?
CC – We’re more about HBO shows. More people should watch Game of Thrones and True Detective.
MS – Fair enough. Just for fun – If you were given $100 million today, what would you do?
CC – We would do the same things we are doing now. Write music, live life, have a good time. We’d probably each just live on a few more acres of land.
MS – Is there anything you want to say to your fans before we wrap up here?
CC – Thanks for checking us out, keep head banging.
Pick up our EP! http://entheosofficial.bandcamp.com