Luck, luck is something every band needs. Luck, talent, and fans that will go the distance for the band. Fulgora has three for three.
St Louis, MO isn’t only known for the Arch and barbecue. B. L. LaMew (Guitar/Vocals), John Jarvis (Bass), and Adam Jarvis (Drums) make up this metal band, Fulgora. Recently signed to Housecore Records, and touring in support of Stratagem, the guys have been busy. John gives up some time to talk to us instead of doing bassist things, which we still don’t know what a bassist does off stage, but we digress. So, grab your new record player needles, and snuggle in for a vinyl fueled ride with Fulgora.
â€œFULGORA is cuteâ€ ~ Philip H. Anselmo
NRR: What’s been going on with the band in the last year to catch the Full Terror Assault fans up to speed?
John Jarvis: In the past year we have played some killer shows like Maryland Deathfest, Housecore Horror Film Festival, and a few shows with Superjoint. We are currently writing for our next album.
NRR: Hopefully you guys have a great time on stage this year. Are you looking forward to anything in particular at FTA?
John Jarvis: I have been to the FTA campgrounds a couple of times before, so I know the area and how perfect it is for something like this. There will be many friends in attendance and catching up with them is always killer at fests like this.
NRR: Your latest release, Stratagem, is out recently, right? What makes this album special to you guys and what should fans take away from it after snagging their copy of it?
John Jarvis: Stratagem is a compilation of our first two seven inch records, with a new track, “Meridian,” and a couple of samples thrown in. We will be performing every song at FTA, so anyone looking to get familiar with us should check it out
NRR: You guys all came from other bands if I have things correctly. Why come together to do Fulgora?
John Jarvis: We are all old friends and have been in bands together since grade school. Fulgora is way different than Pig Destroyer, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, and Misery Index, so it’s nice to mix things up.
NRR: If FTA rolled out the red carpet, for anyone, that you guys would want, is there anyone you’d love to have onstage for a song or two, and if so who might it be?
FULGORA – “Meridian”
John Jarvis: There are some vocalists playing FTA we hope to work with in the future, but I’d say Phil Anselmo would be my number one answer.
NRR: What can we expect from the band after FTA is a dark, slithering dream of a sleeping metal giant until 2016?
John Jarvis: We plan to release a seven-inch [vinyl] to hold people over while we work on our new full length, and will do a show around Christmas.
NRR: Is there a band or bands on this year’s FTA line-up that you are looking forward to seeing as fans?
John Jarvis: Murder Construct, Eyehategod, Putrid Pile, Napalm Death, Misery Index, Waco Jesus, Internal Bleeding, Obituary, Iron Reagan, Black Fast…I could go on all day.
NRR: What was the writing process like for the album? Was it one person doing the main writing, or was it a group project from the beginning?
John Jarvis: Brandon does the majority of the writing, and Adam and I chip in here and there. The beginning was Brandon and I with a drum machine spending weeks on drum beats… It’s nice to have Adam now.
NRR: For you guys, how important is selling merch at a show like this? And what can fans hope to score at your booth this year?
John Jarvis: It’s extremely important. We will have CD and Vinyl copies of Stratagem as well as a few T-Shirt options. I will be doing an autograph signing at the famous Juggalo Drug Bridge after our set for anyone who buys a copy, (laughing).
â€œItâ€™s an honor to be a part of the Housecore family. Itâ€™s the perfect fit for us, as they are very artist-friendly, and music fans first and foremost. We look forward to working with Phil and the entire Housecore crew, and hope to see everyone on the road soon!â€ ~ Fulgora
NRR: Tell me about joining Housecore Records. How did it come about and what does it mean for the band to be with them as a label?
John Jarvis: It’s very important to have Housecore behind us. Working with them has been awesome. Basically, Phil messaged us online saying he was a fan, and next thing you know we are at his house recording and we are on his label, pretty unreal. We couldn’t be happier. See you at FTA!
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