HeavyMetalSource.com conducted an interview with SINCE THE FLOOD/ex-THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD vocalist Nate Johnson on January 27, 2008 at The Waterfront Tavern in Holyoke, Massachusetts. Nate talks about how he joined SINCE THE FLOOD, his departure from THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD and his side projects.
In a recent online posting, Johnson stated about his decision to quit THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD "It was not because I thought anyone in the band was an asshole, or I had suspicions of anyone stealing money. It just wasn't my thing. Yes, I am a big fan of death metal, and I thought it would be a great opportunity to be in THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD. Everyone put in A LOT of effort and their own shit aside to make sure the record came out as best as it could, get on the road as much as possible and just have a good time.
"Fast forward 6-7 months later, and I just basically lost interest. I didn't really enjoy being a death metal vocalist as much as I thought I would. I played some of the sickest shows I've ever played in that band, but when you're not really feeling it in the end, what does it matter? It just started to feel like a job. I'm getting older every day, and I'd much rather do something I love than continue dealing with a situation I wasn't happy with, and in turn just making the whole band situation worse."
THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD's latest album, "Malice", was recorded with Erik Rutan (HATE ETERNAL, MORBID ANGEL) and features artwork from Paul Romano (MASTODON, THE RED CHORD, THE ACACIA STRAIN), "Malice" is THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD's follow-up to 2005's "Bloodlust", which was supported by an appearance on last year's Sounds of the Underground tour.
Watch the four-minute clip below.