Skyla Talon started out in the metal bang Killingbird in 2000. This catalyzed into touring in a slough of bands including, Scum of the Earth, Hatebreed and Type O Negative, and eventually delving into electronic music. Talon then joined forces with Kyle Hickey and the duo infused heavy sounds of wires, and guitar strings into his electronica, making the signature sounds of Blackburner. Meshing heavy bass sounds of glitch and dubstep with genres of rock and EDM, the dark, sweet sounds of Blackburner are intruiging and dynamic. With their recent release Drop Bass Not Bombs and plans for touring on the way, look out for this force to be reckoned with deemed, Blackburner. Please check out their sounds artist interview below.
How would you describe your unique sounds?
A twisted sci-fi electronic euphoria.
How do you feel like your recent release Drop Bass Not Bombs is different than your first record Feel the Burn?
We went for more bass and more energy but tried to capture the feel of “Feel the Burn.” It’s a different direction than our last album “Planet Earth Attack.” We wanted to get that excitement that our first album gave us.
Can you talk a little about how you got into making metal music in Killingbird?
I grew up just playing guitar and Hard Rock/Metal has always been my first love. Killingbird was the first band I put together when I first moved to Los Angeles.
Where do you pull your dark and twisted sounds from?
It seems the longer you sit in a dark room for hours upon hours the more crazy you feel so that must translate into the sound design.
How long have you been producing dubstep and glitch for?
I’ve been deep into those genres for the last couple years.
What’s your DAW of choice?
How long would you say you take to produce a track? Are you meticulous about all production elements or do you let it unfold more?
It all depends on the track. The hardest part for me is knowing when to quit and move on. I’m always trying to add to the track.
How do you choose which tracks you want to remix, like Pink Floyd’s Comfortably Numb?
We will do a handful of remixes when we do our albums. Sometimes one will come out great and fit well with our original tracks so they make it on the album.
What’s next for Blackburner?
We plan on extensive touring and of course we are always working on new material.
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