(NCS contributor KevinP interviews the ubiquitous Anil Carrier, pictured above right in the line-up of Britain’s Towers of Flesh. He is also a member of Binah, Exsequor, Necrotize, Purify the Horror, The Solemn Curse, and Theoktony — though we don’t claim that’s a complete list.)
K: I always joke how you are in like 532 bands, so I find it more than ironic we are talking TOWERS OF FLESH today while you are recording the new THEOKTONY. How do you find the time for all these projects?
A: Generally it’s very difficult and time consuming. You have to sacrifice a lot to do this on the level that I do. But as time goes on it definitely becomes worthwhile.
My role in each band differs. I may play all instruments and compose everything on a record or I might just jump in for the drums and leave the rest to others.
K: Do you ever feel burnt out or the need to just get away from it all with so many projects?
A: It can sometimes be very tiresome. But I have always been driven to build a body of work and although I wouldn’t say that it’s a selfish need it’s definitely something that drives me to carry on. I have periods where I don’t write music and other times when I can’t stop, so I wouldn’t say I ever get burnt out.