Listen to the new song from Concrete Injection – Devil’s Crypt
Tell us about where you are from and how you got to this position today.
We’re a brand new 5 piece band currently based from the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. Our goal in Concrete Injection is to blend the sounds of our collective influences (rock, pop, grunge, acoustic, and metal) into our own unique formula with a familiar intonation that inspires force, passion, and emotion from each and every listener.
What do you have coming up? What are some of the new projects we can expect to see?
We have every intention of performing live throughout North America starting in late 2013, so if you’re anywhere in the continental United States we’re sure to be at a venue near you to put on a memorable performance you won’t soon forget – we promise!
Tell us more about the current song you are promoting to everyone.
The song Devil’s Crypt is an introspective that explores the darker side that few dare to explore, at least not in depth. Some have compared it’s sound to a Metallica style sound. The lyrics are haunting and familiar, which in all honesty is the case with many of our original songs.
How does your music separate yourself from other artists and bands out there?
That’s a good question! We are not a “carbon copy” of the mainstream rock bands you hear on a daily basis, but have a familiar, unique sound. We’re hopeful people will enjoy our sound and share the music with all of their rock fan friends so they can say they were part of the Concrete Injection Army from the very beginning.
Tell us about one of the hardest challenges you had to face in the industry?
The music industry has changed greatly over the past several years and continues to evolve. As an independent band, one of the most difficult challenges has been finding time to professionally record our best work and promote it to the widest audience possible through online channels. Thankfully it’s something we’ve begun to address in recent months.
What was one of the biggest set backs in your career and how did you bounce back?
Thankfully we’ve not had any major setbacks so far, so we’re counting our blessings!
What are some things artists need to be careful of?
Watch the bottom line and keep an eye on your expenses. Make sure to find the time to perform live as it’s the lifeblood of any serious artist, but don’t over-expose yourself in a single market.
What suggestions do you have for other artists like yourself?
Stay vigilant in your passion for performing and recording your music. Keep writing new material! Seek feedback and don’t be afraid of constructive criticism or constructive praise. It will help you mature and cultivate your craft. Grow thick skin and stay true to your ideals and vision!
What is one of your favorite ways to promote yourself and your music?
There are a myriad of options that can be leveraged, so we utilize many online resources. A few examples are SoundCloud, Reverbnation, and Facebook. We also like to stream our music online. We’ve been honored to be featured on Music World Radio during 2013 as well. In fact our song Vulnerable Skin has remained in the Top 20 charts during all of 2013. How cool is that!
There is also no real substitute for “word of mouth” and personal networking with other artists and fans. We love meeting people and take pride in the fact that they never forget a name, place, or face!
Where can people visit you?
We’d really appreciate your comments and feedback by visiting us at Reverbnation (www.reverbnation.com/
Please stop by, say hello, and download some of our professionally produced tracks. We’d love to hear from everyone possible and thank you so much!