A few years ago, Molotov Solution broke out of the City Of Sin and signed a deal with Metal Blade Records, unleashing a slab of unapologetic metal entitled The Harbinger. Since then, endless touring, lineup changes, and their signing to a new label has ensued. Now with the BlkHeart Group, Molotov Solution has returned with an all-out vengeance, slamming home a punishing new exhibition of metallic art entitled Insurrection. Nothing short of a triumph for the band, Insurrection delivers both thought provoking lyrics as well as heavy hitting melodies. Here is an interview we conducted with one of the members to find out more about Molotov Solution and their explosive assaults to the senses of all musical enthusiasts…
Introduce yourself, tell me what you do in Molotov Solution, and how long the band has been together.
I’m Nick Arthur, the vocalist/lyricist of Molotov Solution. The end of this year will mark year 7 for the band.
Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Any local bands you could recommend?
We’re based out of Las Vegas, being where the band originated, but we do have a couple of members who are from Sacramento, CA. The Vegas scene is always changing, as is the music scene, but shows are always good and bands always feel welcomed here. As far as locals to check out, give Impurity of Mriya a listen.
Is there any story or concept behind the CD title Insurrection?
The definition of Insurrection is: “The act or an instance of open revolt against civil authority or a constituted government.” This defines the overall theme of the record to a T and it’s not just speculation or fiction – it’s happening everywhere. The time is now.
Select two songs from Insurrection and what inspired the lyrics.
Prophetic Illusions was inspired by the belief in a God or Gods and the origination of these ideas or “prophecies”. Cruor Viaticus, which is Latin for “Blood Money“, is inspired by fear mongering and intimidation tactics used by the global elite and their monopoly over the media ulwhich they use to seek control of the flow of power through debt.
How does Insurrection compare to your previous Metal Blade release?
To put it simply, it doesn’t. BlkHeart Group is playing in a whole different ballpark than Metal Blade. We have full site ad takeovers, full page ads in magazines, full production music videos (yes,plural), CD release shows and party’s, tour support.. the list goes on.
How did you wind up working with the BlkHeart group?
I guess we can thank Jason Mageau, the back bone of what is now BlkHeart Group. He was interested in managing us after we left The Artery Foundation. BlkHeart Group was just getting started when we parted ways with Metal Blade and we jumped on board. The rest is history.
Who produced Insurrection and what was it like working with them?
Will Putney. Engineered, produced, mixed, mastered, guest guitar performance solo on the bonus track. Dude did it all. He’s the fucking man, one of the best dudes we’ve ever met, let alone worked with. There’s not much else to say other than he’s the candles to our menorah.
Was it a difficult decision to leave Metal Blade Records?
Not at all. Metal Blade is a great label, just not a suitable home for Molotov Solution.
What could one expect from a live Molotov Solution show?
Stages dives and at least a couple fights.
Who did the outstanding cover art for Insurrection and how much input did you have on it?
Robart Borbas aka Grindesign. He gave us nearly full artistic creativity.
Any strange touring stories you could share?
Hookers, cocaine, fights, destruction.. Choose your next words wisely.
The band lineup has changed dramatically since the release of The Harbinger. Do you still keep in touch with any of the ex-members, and how difficult were the lineup changes?
Of course. Still best friends. Kevin and Jeremy have a house together less then a block from my house. We party on the regular.
What’s up next for Molotov Solution?
International. Music videos. Festivals. Festivals. New Music?
Any final words of wisdom?
Read a fucking book!
Molotov Solution is…
Robbie Pina – Guitar
Nick Arthur – Vocals
Shane Slade – Bass
Jacob Durrett – Drums
Richie Gomez – Guitar
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