There is so much music being released on an hourly basis in the modern age that sometimes it is necessary to hedge your bets and look into outside interests that could possibly align with your own in an attempt to combine forces.
This is much easier said than done, especially considering that something like that would usually involve having to work with other people thus reducing the individual impact of your work. The smarter – and infinitely harder – way to do things is to diversify on your own, but that then poses even more problems of having to make two projects work rather than one.
The lucky (or more lateral thinking) few manage to dip their toes into two projects and weave their sonic tapestry into one wholesome product, as seen recently with US rocker Kurt Deimer who has combined his love of film with that of his music.
In recent years Deimer began work on a horror movie franchise called Hellbilly Hollow, writing, acting and producing the films to an ever-growing fanbase. And what one thing do all good horror films possess?
A metal soundtrack.
Which is where Deimer found his niche, slotting his new track Doom into Hellbilly Hollow in the pivotal closing scene.
Deimer has so much more going on both musically and on film that HEAVY just had to make time to chat with him to find out more.
“I have two movies coming out in 2024,” he corrected. “Scared To Death and then Hellbilly Hollow which is my horror franchise that I started. Doom features in the epic final scene of Hellbilly Hollow, which I why I originally wrote the song. It’s just a slammer, man. It’s bringing rock and roll to the world the way I do it and hopefully everybody sees that it doesn’t sound like everything else.”
“We needed a good, epic song for the final scene. I wrote the song originally for the movie, that’s what inspired it, and you can have a lot of doom in a horror type movie that’s scary and a lot of scenarios that create that doom feeling. But I also write to try to help people realise other things that are going on in the world and things I’ve gone through in my life. I wanted to also point out that drug abuse – whether it’s heroin or cocaine or any drug of choice, pills, whatever – can also create doom in ones life.”
In the full interview, Kurt talks more about Doom and how it fits in with the movie, other songs that will appear on the soundtrack, the storyline of Hellbilly Hollow and the whole franchise, having a role in the Halloween remake, other new songs he has recorded and what he plans to do with them, his love for Hoodoo Gurus and more.