Sunday, October 7, 2012



Recently, I was able to conduct an interview with the Metal band LIFEMARE and learn a little about the them, but first I want to tell you about my thrilling experience of seeing them live at Somewhere Else Tavern in Greensboro, N.C. I have been listening to the band for weeks now, on Youtube, Reverbnation and their Facebook page. I knew how talented the band is,but nothing could prepare me for the all out assault of brutalizing sound and vocals that I witnessed. I was astounded at how great the band sounded live and the show that every member of the band mesmerized us with.I have seen many shows and I must say that Jennacide (Lead Singer) had some of the best vocals I had ever heard live in any venue.

Youtube Channel:

The Band Members

  1. Jennacide-Vocals
  2. Andi Khaos-Guitar
  3. Jess Insidious- Bass
  4. Eyeball X-Drums

The Pit Unsigned:
Where did the name Lifemare come from and what does it mean?
LIFEMARE: At the time we formed the band we were all experiencing in one way or another that some part of our lives seemed to become a nightmare imposing itself on reality. A Lifemare is when your life is a living nightmare that you can't escape. It is appropriate for us because that type of entrapment is universally experienced by everybody at some point.

The Pit Unsigned: Have there been any lineup changes in the band?
LIFEMARE: We have tried a few different musicians in the formation of this band, but the core exists as it is today with the four of us. 

The Pit Unsigned: What bands have influenced Lifemare the most?
LIFEMARE: We are all very different, and we draw from different types of metal, hardcore and punk influences spanning many decades. There are simply too many too name.

The Pit Unsigned: I know you guys are based out of the Greensboro area,do you
mainly play local clubs are do you travel around and play different clubs around the state? 
LIFEMARE: We are working on building our local presence and are branching out in North Carolina and the surrounding states for shows. You know, it's like the nip... I mean the ripple effect. 

The Pit Unsigned: What are the musicals backgrounds of everyone in the band?
LIFEMARE: Andi has been playing guitar for around 14 years. She has had an acoustic solo project, a band based out of King, N.C. and previously played in a band with Jess. 
Jess has been playing bass for over ten years, and played previously in several bands in Maine, California and North Carolina. 
This is Jenna's first endeavor as lead vocalist for any band but, has played guitar in various bands over the last ten years in N.C. 
Eyeball is the most eclectic of us and has been playing piano since he was six, marched in drumline in high school, has played guitar in various bands such as: Cedar Stump; played Drums for: Nightwing, Releas'd Chaos, Hemlock Vinetongue, and Floor13; has played as Bassist/frontman: Fleamarket Hotrod and is also a member of Mystery Square.

The Pit Unsigned: What is the biggest crowd Lifemare have played for so far?
LIFEMARE: We had the honor to open up for the Kung Fu Dykes a few months ago and played for a crowd of a little over 200 at a local club (The Somewhere Else Tavern).

The Pit Unsigned: Have you had the chance yet to play with any National Acts?
LIFEMARE: Not yet.. but we are certainly open to new experiences. 

The Pit Unsigned: Who is the creative mind behind all the songwriting?
LIFEMARE: We all contribute in some way. Jenna, Andi and Jess all contribute lyrics; Andi and Jenna write guitar parts and Jess writes all her bass parts, and Eyeball makes beats, bakes cookies and keeps his damn mouth shut. We all email each other new ideas and it all comes together at practice. 

The Pit Unsigned: What was it about the song The Liar,that led the band to make it your first big release? 
LIFEMARE: That song is really powerful and straight forward and says it all in the name and lyrics. There is nothing cryptic in the words. It's about not letting people who bold face lie to you get away with it for any reason. 

The Pit Unsigned: What type of feedback has Lifemare been getting for The Liar and will you make an official video for this song?
LIFEMARE: We have had tons of great feedback on it so far from our fellow musicians and fans! As far a video, its a possibility...

The Pit Unsigned: Who did you work with to record the single The Liar and how was it working with them?
LIFEMARE: We recorded it with Jamie King so every aspect of recording was top notch. Jamie is a musical Jedi who uses the force to extract the best out of all of us. He was easy to work with, highly professional and untouchable as far has his production quality and taste. We would record again with him in a heart beat... and already have scheduled more dates with him to record for 2012. 

The Pit Unsigned: Do you guys plan on releasing an album or Ep soon?
LIFEMARE: Yes.. be looking out in the year of 13... That is if we live past December 21st of this year. Bruhahahaha... 

The Pit Unsigned: What about merchandise,have you been able to put out
anything yet?Is it something Lifemare will be doing in the future? 
LIFEMARE: So far we only have stickers. We are in the process of designing and will have more Lifemare paraphernalia available soon. But for now we are thinking of items such as used Lifemare panties and boxers to be available after each show, for $69 a pair; limited availability post-show only. 

The Pit Unsigned: I want to say,After listening to this band there is something
special going on with this group and I wish Lifemare the best of
luck in the future. 
LIFEMARE: Right on! Thanks for the interview PIT Unsigned fucking rules!