Denial Machine / Press

“INTERVIEW: I have conducted an email interview with Mark Anderson, guitarist of Chicago metal band Denial Machine. The interview talked about Denial Machine EP and the band activities. check out the interview below : Hi Mark, how are you doing? Doing great. Busy, busy, busy… Tell us about the upcoming Denial Machine EP? We tracked it in January/February of this year at Belle City Sound with engineer Chris Wisco (Dirge Within, Nonpoint, November’s Doom) it is currently being mastered by James Murphy (Death, Testament, Obituary). We released a preview track called “Devil In My Veins” to give people a taste of what’s to come. Right now we’re looking at an April release date. What do you expect from your fans after the release of this EP? Some will like it, some won’t. We have a new singer so that always changes the dynamic. We’re hoping that our new music will open some doors that were previously closed to us.”

“INTERVIEW: The MusicTalker Twitter account recently gained a handful of followers, many of whom were bands. One of these particular bands was Chicago, Illinois’ Denial Machine. Shortly after returning their favor of following me on Twitter, the band posted a new song on Soundcloud. “Devil In My Veins” instantly caught my ear and I subsequently wrote a song review to chronicle my bright first impressions of Denial Machine. Following my review, Denial Machine’s founder/guitarist/mastermind Mark Anderson agreed to answer some questions regarding the band’s formation, personal music preferences, and other topics of interest. My conversation with Mark may be found below. Additionally, I have heard the new material and recommend giving it a good, hard listen when it is released. It is heavy yet very melodic, especially in terms of the vocals. If you have heard their earlier music, the new songs have a very different approach and sound, as Mark expresses during the interview.”

“Up-and-coming Chicago-based alternative metal act, Denial Machine, recently posted a new song on SoundCloud. Titled “Devil In My Veins,” the track is from the forthcoming EP, The Flagrum, The Scourge, set to drop this month. Denial Machine vocalist Casey Lee Mullen has a similar style to Disturbed’s David Draiman with the range of a power metal singer. Combined with the instrumentation of a metalcore band, it would be predicted that this band may sound peculiar. However, the mesh between the operatic Disturbed-esque vocals with the riffage of Killswitch Engage or All That Remains works well for Denial Machine. There are also some thrash metal influences incorporated into “Devil In My Veins.” Along with the precision and melodic heaviness, there is evident emotion poured into this song. This band has a clear sense of passion which they have magnificently portrayed in this one song. This is the type of passion that can lead to a successful career in the music industry.”

“INTERVIEW: Denial Machine is an upcoming Metal band from Chicago, IL that will surely rise to the top very soon. Their combination of light, melodic riffs and singing combined with brutal chugging and screaming vocals creates a unique sound that pushes them out from the crowd. They’ve had two releases so far; One album, Denial Machine (2009) and The Gainsaying of Korah EP (2010). I’ve had the chance to interview this wonderful and talented group of guys, and here is the conversation:”

“Ακούγοντας το EP των Αμερικανών DENIAL MACHINE, The Gainsaying of Korah,μιας νέας μπάντας από το Σικάγο, εκνευρίζομαι με τον εαυτό μου. Μάλλον τους έχω αδικήσει. Έχοντας ακούσει ένα κομμάτι τους, το Another Savior, τους είχα δώσει μια μάλλον απογοητευτική γνώμη για τη μουσική τους πρόταση. Παρόλα αυτά μου έστειλαν το EP τους The Gainsaying of Korah και μου έκλεισαν το στόμα. Ζητώ συγνώμη από το συγκρότημα και ορκίζομαι ότι δεν θα ξαναπέσω στο ίδιο λάθος να εκφέρω γνώμη από ένα και μόνο άκουσμα ακόμα και όταν μου το ζητούν...”

“Chicago based Metal band Denial Machine released their debut album in December but with a sound reminiscent to the best work from Killswitch Engage, the five-piece are taking people by surprise. Featured on EspyRock (read feature), the band make one thing known for sure, that although they an unknown name now, they will be a name for the future. Denial Machine come with a back history of Hard Rock power from former band Ditchwater and with a refreshed line-up and the past behind them, their guitarist and founder Mark Anderson took time to answer some of our questions over email regarding the album. The album was released digitally just over a month ago with the physical release becoming available this month. How has the response been from fans, old and new, to the album?”

“DENIAL MACHINE is a little over 51 minutes long and weighs in at 12 tracks; a good average length for an album. With each track the listener is engaged by the skillfully crafted melodic death metal presented by the band. The music is filled with melodic leads (both guitar and vocal) and mixed with harsh growls and rhythms. There is also a good mix of mid- and fast-paced (most songs mix the two together) to ensure that all of the bases are covered. ”

“Pretty fast starts the last song "Worms of the Earth“. This song again unites all the elements that the sound of Denial Machine stands for. 6 minutes of changing moods. Pure aggression, speed and harmony breaks. Normally we could reduce the album to this last song, cause it owns all the bands trademarks. But this would be too easy. Again we are allowed to listen to a great guitar solo. This song nearly grows to a riot. Top track”

“Opening track ‘Recompense’, for instance, is proof that metalcore can thrive without ferocity and brutality, with serene acoustic guitars paving the way for powerful hooks and tuneful harmonised riffs, aided by a superb, diverse performance from vocalist Eamon Skube. Furthermore, ‘Promise’ is almost ballad-like in metalcore terms, and once again, the steady pace of the track allows Denial Machine’s melodic tendencies to flourish”

“The album starts off with what you could call “the calm before the storm” – an amazing Arabian intro, which is shortly followed with Skube’s brutal vocals. You can most definitely hear some All That Remains (Behind The Silence / Solitude-era) influence in their music, as they mesh together qualities of hardcore and modern metal.”