Interview: Operation Fear
What got this band together and started in this business?
Justin and Jeremy went to the same high school. A few years after they had graduated, they started jamming and decided to look for a singer and drummer. It was pretty casual at first, but after Justin suggested Brenden, his brother, for a singer, it became apparent that they had something good going. After that, they began looking for a drummer.
Several drummers came and went. It was very difficult, at first, to find a drummer with the same dedication and drive to becoming a professional musician. After the revolving door of flake drummers, no-shows and failed auditions, the trio got a myspace message "You're a band looking for a drummer, I'm a drummer looking for a band" and that was all it took. It became clear during the first audition that Daniel had talent and drive to make things happen and we've been working hard ever since.
Who writes and produces all the material for the band?
It's a collective effort. Everyone brings their own piece to the puzzle. We often will build off of a guitar riff that Jeremy's been working on or something that Justin's working on the bass. We all work on the songs' structures and progression. Daniel then lays down some sick drums. While the song is being worked on, B will find some lyrics to add to the song or write it as the song progresses.
Has the band played in front of or with any acts our readers would know from the mainstream?
Not that we're aware of, but we are very excited to be playing a show with Hemlock on September 11th.
Where can people access your music on the web?
We are currently recording an EP and have some music up on
We have some garage recordings up on
After we finish our EP it will be available on most major digital distribution outlets such as iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Napster, etc. And we should have some video up on soon!
Any embarrassing moments on stage?
Justin once had some kind of stomach virus and in the middle of a song, he puked all over and off the stage. It was nasty, but he kept his composure and some how nailed the rest of the set.
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