A SOUND OF THUNDER'S NINA OSEGUEDA EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW!!!!
It was my pleasure to get to interview Nina Osegueda lead singer on A Sound of Thunder.
A Sound of Thunder is a Washington DC based band that conquers metal realms ranging from 70's blues based proto-metal...think Black Sabbath and early Judas Priest....to modern power metal like Primal Fear...
Q: How did your band get its start?
The band started in 2008 with Chris (drums) and Josh (guitars). They met in a cover band and decided to set off on their own. I joined in the summer of 2009 and Jesse joined in 2010.
Q: Who is in your band?
Well there's me! Ha! Nina Osegueda, lead vocals. Then there's Josh Schwartz, on guitars, Jesse Keen on bass and the great Chris Haren on drums.
Q: To what bands do you feel your band takes its sound from?
We get our sound from lots of sources. Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest and Accept, to name a few. But with our different backgrounds, it all comes together very nicely.
Q: How did the name A Sound of Thunder come about?
Josh and Chris came up with it. They were both fans of Ray Bradbury's work and felt that the name had certain "oomph". Being a sci fi nerd, I was happy to join!
Q: If you could tour with any band who would it be and why?
I wish I could choose two! I'd love to tour with Accept, because I love them and all that they do.. but man, who wouldn't want to tour with Judas Priest?! Losers, that's who.
Q: On your IPOD right now give your fans a song on your playlist that might surprise them?
I'm certain that nothing I do surprises my fans! But yeah, Daler Mehndi. Tunak Tunak Tun is one of my go-to party songs.
Q: Out of the Darkness was released in March how much different was it from your 1st full album? How has the band grown?
This album was majorly different because of 2 things. 1, we'd been a band for over a year and had been able to write more songs together. Everything was more "us". 2, Kevin "131" Gutierrez. He was simply fantastic and helped guide us on a path we could work with and enjoy.
Q: With all the Festivals that are about these days which one do you think you would fit best with?
There's quite a few, but I think the Keep It True! festival would fit us pretty well, what with our old-school style.. then again, Wacken would probably be the most epic of festivals!
Last question, is there anything that you would like your fans to know?
I'd just like them to know that I'm so thankful for them and their support. There's always a handful of haters on the internet, but there's far more love for what we do then hate, and for that, I'm eternally thankful.