Exclusive Interview with ICON graduate Chase Brawner and Alexis Mincolla, of the provocative industrial metal band 3TEETH. The two discuss their “create or die” premise, creative workflow, and their latest album shutdown.exe.
ICON graduate Chase Brawner and bandmate Alexis Mincolla, of L.A.’s premier industrial metal group 3TEETH visited ICON. The band is hot off the heels touring with Tool and releasing their second full-length album shutdown.exe on OMF Records. The two discuss their “create or die” premise, creative workflow, and their latest album shutdown.exe.
Frontman Alexis Mincolla shares how the band collectively creates everything from music to design to video. He explains how this “create or die” approach is a necessity for artists to survive in the music industry. Guitarist Chase Brawner jumps in and tells us about how he learned Ableton Live at ICON. And Alexis reveals the band’s creative workflow and collaborative efforts in the studio when creating music. The two then explain the idea of their new album. They describe how it’s a way to hack your own consciousness while shutting down consensus reality tunnels.
We just love to create whether it be song or video or design or anything. It’s like the whole thing is this “create or die” premise.
Building upon their aggressive sound and compelling visuals, the industrial revivalists unleash shutdown.exe. This thrilling musical assault expands the band’s conscious bending hellscape sound that masterfully increases anxiety and unease. Creating a brutal and unforgiving post-apocalyptic landscape, shutdown.exe also borrows the energy of early-era Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson, Rammstein, KMFDM, and White Zombie in a refreshingly new way.
The album centers around the idea of shutting down consensus reality tunnels, which is a way to describe the generally agreed-upon perspectives of what is considered real. Alexis Mincolla