Front Paige Metal News: How do you describe Vestibule's music?
Greg Havilla: It's a mix of alternative rock, prog, punk, metal, jazz, classical, electronica, and Latin.
FPMN: What inspires you as a performer and a musician? When did you first realize that music was a passion for you?
Greg: I started playing music at a young age, but my first real inspiration was hearing the drumming of my high school music teacher, Alan Abraham. When he sat down at the drum set, he didn't really play beats but just kind of flowed around the set in a way that sounded amazing, yet seemed effortless. I'd never seen anyone play drums like that before. It was definitely a blessing to be able to learn the art of percussion from him. I'm inspired by artists who continually push the boundaries of their medium, anyone who innovates and strives to break away from the paradigm of normality.
FPMN: When can we expect to hear new music from you guys?
Greg: Right now we're in the midst of the songwriting process for our second record. Expect a new album by the end of 2013.
FPMN: What else is coming up for Vestibule?
Greg: We have a few local shows coming up and are planning a Summer 2013 tour of the northeast U.S.
FPMN: What mark do you hope to leave on the music industry?
Greg: Making records that stand up to the test of time and putting on a live show that captivates fans around the globe. Our lyrics are infused with positivity and optimism, and we always try to convey a message of goodness with our music.
FPMN: What is something that you would like my readers to know about your music?
Greg: We have a lot of fun making music, and we hope you enjoy our art!
Vestibule's debut album through_the_surface is currently available for free download here. Be sure to connect with them on Facebook!