Interview: Daniel Bohn

Daniel Bohn is a metal musician with an intense sound to his music, also having proggy electronic vibes to it. I checked out his song Divinity recently and loved it – hopefully our readers did too! If you missed it, you can find it at the end of this interview.

By Jane Howkins

You recently released a song titled Divinity, which we reviewed. What can you tell us about this song and where can it be purchased?

Divinity is rather an important piece in the story – The main character understands that his gods were the reason for all of the suffering he has endured. I really wanted to convey the anger and surround it with more electronically driven tones, that bring out the power of the gods. Divinity can be streamed on all major music providers, and can be purchased through Bandcamp and iTunes.

Has the pandemic hindered your work much?

The pandemic has thankfully not hindered the actual production of music for me. Other areas like inflation and making it very difficult to play live have hindered it. Thankfully, I can write and record in my home so the pandemic in some ways helped me since I had more time to focus on music.

What is the writing and recording process like for you?

The most important part is writing from the heart. I want to make sure my passions flow in the writing. Once I get a groove, riff or whatever down, I usually record it and start layering and before you know it, I have a song.

Have you started writing for a future EP/album? What direction would you want to go into next time around?

I am currently writing a new album! I think the this next albums natural flow is leaning more towards a heavier sound with a tinge of electronics and brutal drums. Since the tone in this album is more angry and mysterious, it tends to flow more in that direction.

Do you plan to release any more singles in the near future?

I do – I hope to have one late this winter!

You’re based in Missouri. What is the local music scene like?

The local music scene is average. I feel when I was younger it was better. It seems that more and more music is moving to Chicago or KC. However, I feel metal has grown here, which is really cool to me.

One of the things I found really interesting about your music was the mix of styles. What/who influences you most as an artist? What have you been listening to recently?

I love to mix up styles and genres. I don’t think my music will ever be super consistent. Meaning, albums sound will explore different styles and each one will differ from the last. I do think this is partly because, as time goes by, I am influenced by other music and events in my life. I like to shape my music with new influences and emotions. Recently I have been listening to heavier more extreme metal, like Obscura and Hath. I do think you will hear a bit of that bleed into this new album.

Do you have any plans to tour in the UK?

I wish! I hope maybe someday, at this time my goal is to play more shows in general, especially local shows.

Why do you think people should come and see you live, and what can fans expect from one of your shows?

I think once I start playing more live, people who are interested in experiencing a journey through music will really love my show. Someone who listens and lets their imagination flow. I think fans can expect a show that will give their ears multiple eargasms! In all seriousness, I think fans will enjoy hearing a mix up style of metal that may be a nice break from what they are currently listening too.

Any last words for the fans?

Take a chance, you may just find something you love!