We sat down with Kublai Kahn to talk about their new record, working with Rise Records and more!
Interview by Jane Howkins
We hear that you have a new record out at the end of August called Nomad. What can you tell us about that, and when is the release date?
It comes out on September 29th. It’s our first album with Rise records and we are super stoked with the material and over all vibe of our new music
Are we correct in thinking it’s your first release on Rise Records? How have you found working with Rise?
It is in fact our first release with Rise. So far it has been above and beyond what we could have hoped for. We have a solid team and solid backing and it’s really helping to push us further.
Rise Records are fiercely independent. Is that something that is important to you as a band?
We just want to work with people who want to work with us. We are fiercely independent about our own band but working with like minded people will be a huge step in the right direction.
This will be your third full album. How have things changed since you started out, and how do you think your sound has improved?
We have definitely found our niche in heavy music. We have refined a sound that has taken us 9 years to really hammer out. It’s still simple snd heavy but with new tones and dynamics.
Will you be releasing any singles? If so, when, and what can you tell us about them?
We released a single called the hammer with a music video. It got alot of good feedback and the views keep climbing. We should be releasing another in September.
You’re from Sherman, in Texas. What is the music scene like down there, and are there any other local bands you can recommend?
Honestly it’s a very small bands and almost no bands are even active. We are one of the few bands to ever come out of Sherman.
Who/what influences you most, and what have you been listening to recently that you can recommend to our readers? Do you listen to stuff outside of the metalcore genre?
We influence off alot of early metalcore and just heavy music in general. I listen to alot of music honestly. Lately it’s been alot of kendrick Lamar and artists like that.
Why did you choose the name Kublai Khan? Are you interested in Chinese history?
We based it off the poem about the dream. We couldn’t decided on a name everyone liked but that one stuck out to us all.
Do you have any tour plans? Why do you think people should come and see you play, and what can people expect from a Kublai Khan gig?
We start our headliner tour in september. And if people enjoy heavy music and mosh they should definitely come see what we all are about.
Any last words for the fans?
I appreciate you for reading and I hope to see you at a show somewhere down the line. Thank you!