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Thursday 17 December 2020

The Spotlight: 2020 Catch Up Interview with Cranial Separation By Matt Bladen

MoM: How have the band members been handling the lack of touring and even the lack of practicing in 2020?

Chris Machin: Ray was losing his mind as he didn't stop working as he's a labourer & his house was getting partly rebuilt as there was a baby on the way (arrived September, well done Ray).
Sams been ok, and has been releasing music for his SWH project (look it up it's good).
As for myself, I've been working from home since March and trying to stay sane (like most of us). Just finished building a bass guitar which was very fun, who knows I could start my own brand haha. (Basses Ex Machin sounds like a winner - Ed)

MoM: Were there any gigs/shows/events that you were particularly gutted to have missed?

CM: Yeah, we are gutted about our headliner in Fuel, the gig with Sodomized, Eradication Festival & the tour we were planning, all cancelled. We had a band photo shoot planned for the album but the country went into lock down on the week it was planned.
We were also planning an album release show at Fuel, but again we will have to wait until next year.

MoM: What did you have to do to adapt to the pandemic situation, i.e digital releases, videos, livestreams?

CM: We've released the Album on Bandcamp, Apple Music and Spotify. It's been selling / streaming well but a large part of the community wants a CD release, but due to the pandemic no distributors were taking on new artists.

MoM: This year saw the release of your debut full length album. Does it feel good to finally have it out there? 

CM: Feels amazing that it's finally out. We are immensely proud of it. Shout out to our drummer Sam, who did an amazing job mixing/ mastering It.

MoM: How has the album gone down so far amongst the metal community?

CM: All the reviews have been very positive so far. A lot of 5/5 reviews which we are proud of.
It's been received well by the community to, who are really digging the sound and how unashamedly death metal it is.

MoM: What are the plans for Cranial Separation going forward in 2021? (Obviously pandemic permitting)

CM: Depending on how quickly the government gets the vaccine out, we are going to get a distributor sorted for a CD release, new "Yeah Man" t -shirts, and an "album re-launch/ post Covid party". Hopefully a mini tour as well. We look forward to gigging again, sharing the stage with awesome bands and having a pint with our friends and fans.

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