What's the name of your band? What's the origin of that name?
Cerebellion. We wanted it to be in the theme of a thoughtful revolution towards a more just world…and something that is easily searchable, haha.
What are your names, nicknames and corresponding instruments?
Joe Arnold – vocals
John Arnold – guitars, background vocals
Marc Battung – bass
Jimmy Schultz - drums
If you could fill a pool with anything but water, what would it be?
Dirt and cement and then put a basketball court on top of it. Or beer.
What’s an average day like for the band?
When we’re not playing shows, day jobs, band business duties (like answering interview questions lol), walking the dog, taking care of the kids, practicing instruments, workout, Netflix/video games.
Where/When was your last show, when/where is your next show?
Our last show was on December 13, 2019 in Costa Mesa CA (southern cal). Our next show is not booked at the moment. We had planned to do shows in 2020 around the time of the official release of the Beyond Our Failures album but we’ll see now with COVID.
What are some of the best pranks you as band mates have pulled on each other?
Haha, we’re not so big on pranking. We’re probably bigger on trash-talking. A lot of that goes on. But I guess getting video of guys sleeping on the road is pretty fun haha. We’ve done that.
How has your music evolved since you first began playing together?
We’ve all become better players so we can do more and adventure into more areas, musically. And all of us have that yearning to constantly be inspired by new and different music so those new influences are going to have some impact on our sound, even if in a subtle way.
What is your favorite part about this line of work? Your least favorite?
It’s being inspired by art and creativity around you and the exposure to all of thinking outside of the box that is necessary to survive in this industry. My least favorite part is that you’re never “off.” Work is around the clock. I mean, you make time for other things, of course, but the
workload is never ending and there aren’t really days off. It’s worth it, though.
If you were a superhero, what would your power be?
Hmm, to change systems so that sustainability of the planet and thriving for all humans is our first priority. Too much? Haha.
What advice do you have for people who want to form their own bands?
Do it. Always do it for the love of music and the companionship you get with your mates. Don’t be afraid to try things that are a little uncomfortable for you. Work hard. Take the hits. Take breaks when you need them (and you will). Don’t give up if it’s your passion.
Who are some of your favorite musicians?
Metallica, Tool, Gojira, Tesseract, Architects, Between the Buried and Me, Slipknot, While She Sleeps, Primus, Sleep Token, Deftones, Killswitch Engage, Michael Jackson, Maiden, so many more.
What is the craziest thing you've ever received from a fan?
Probably a hand-written letter sent in the mail. It was very sweet.
What song of yours means the most to you and why?
Can’t think of one in particular. Probably the new stuff from “Beyond Our Failures” (which is “Now or Never” and “Though Darkness” currently and the rest of the singles and tunes to come) because the emotional attachment to them is recent and reflects more of our current thinking about things and experiences than the older stuff. Also, I’d like to think we’ve improved as artists, musicians, and songwriters and we worked harder on the new stuff than anything else. Having said that, the older stuff is still special and holds special meaning to us. They gave us great memories of times and places we get to revisit in our minds.
14. How can people gain access to your music?
If you had one thing to say to all your fans, what would it be?
To the fans: Thank you for supporting us and joining the ride! We’re thrilled to have you along with us!
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