Interview: TYLER STOCKTON of Indiana metalcore quartet THE CAMBION on new blistering album SUFFER FOREVER.
SICK AND SOUND presents to its readers an interview with THE CAMBION, a brutal metalcore / deathcore outfit hailing from Lake County, Indiana consisting of Tyler Stockton, Jake Evans, Brian Moore and CJ Rayson.
The band has been knocking around for a few years after debuting with BAD SEED EP in 2016 and is currently signed to DuckPhone Records. The Cambion are now making their comeback to the heavy scene with blistering new album SUFFER FOREVER released on June 7th, 2019.
Our editor-in-chief Alex is catching up with TYLER STOCKTON who took some time out of his schedule to talk about their new album, the writing process and lyrical inspiration and also discuss their most recent live experience on stage with deathcore monsters Oceano, AngelMaker and Prison.
- Hello Tyler and welcome. What’s the mindset behind choosing THE CAMBION as a name?
An ex-member came up with the name and we decided to roll with it because we felt it was ambiguous enough and sounded fitting.
- On June 7th, 2019 you released your new album SUFFER FOREVER via DuckPhone Records following up your BAD SEED EP dating back to 2016. So what’s remarkably different or crucial in terms of the writing process for this album as opposed to your previous EP?
We spent roughly a year and a half working on what we’ve released in the past. The difference between this and our previous releases I’d say is the cohesive sound and focus behind the album. We wanted to write the most crushing material we could come up with, now here we are.
- Track BASTARD. After watching the video release, this song seems related to your personal experience and story dealing with your father. If you are comfortable in talking about this, let’s share more details about this song.
My father and I have had a very strained relationship for as long as I can remember. The song is essentially about both of us. Our struggles with mental illness, anger, and coping with horrible thoughts and emotions all pour out into that one.
- Track THE HORDE. Why has this song been picked as a lead single and in what measure does this best represent your music output?
The Horde is about a large population of people basically acting as a hivemind and never being able to think for themselves or form actual opinions based on their own thoughts and ideas. A horde of people doing the same thing.
- What’s the heaviest track on the album and what’s the most experimental one?
As far as heavy? I’d say Bloodmoon without a doubt. It was the first track we started on when the album needed to be written and it blew me away hearing the preproduction for the first time. It’s a straight up ass-beater for lack of a better term. Soaked in Sweat seems to be a slight departure from the rest of the sound but still maintains what we were shooting for in terms of the overall idea.
- I would love to know more about the lyrical inspiration behind this record, the message The Cambion wish to spread, if any, and the themes discussed.
Each song has its own idea/message/story that I tried to convey. I don’t like writing about the same thing over and over, and I’ve really never tried to convey any kind of mission. We write what we like and that’s how it’s been since the beginning.
- You’ve been recently hitting the road with deathcore monsters Oceano, AngelMaker and Prison. So let’s discuss the overall experience you had and the most memorable moment on stage.
The entire tour package was an absolute blast to tour with. I’ve idolized Oceano since I was 13 or 14 and I’ve loved watching them grow over the past decade or so. The shows were all fantastic, but our Nashville date selling out was incredible. The people there lost their minds and very few in attendance had heard us before, so that was a really crazy experience. Shoutout Nashville.
- What’s in store for THE CAMBION in 2019? Any shows, festivals or anything else worth mentioning?
Keeping things as under wraps as possible, all I can really say is that we’re working on filling out our year as well as playing a festival that has a lineup that I wish I could tell everyone about. All I can say is to keep your eyes peeled and listen to the album until you’re sick of it.
Thank you for your time Tyler, it’s been a pleasure. Good luck with the promotion of your new record. We are fully supporting The Cambion into Europe and US!
The Cambion – Suffer Forever tracklisting:
1. Blood Moon
2. Barren Wombs
3. Death Rattle
4. The Horde
5. The Teeth
6. They Wait
7. Night Stalker
9. No Pressure
10. Soaked in Sweat
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