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I would like to buy a hardcopy version of your album but I don’t have a PayPal account or have access to one. How else can I pay?
We realise that many young people today do not have access to credit and debit cards (it’s one of the main reasons why we are giving our music away for free). However, simply send an email to band@chosen.ie and we’ll outline some alternative payment methods available.

Will you ever be playing a show in my city?

As much as we would love to play every major city in the world, it just isn’t as simple as jumping into a van and hitting the road. The economics of touring (transport, equipment, food, accomodation, and time off work) for a niche band such as ourselves prevents us from playing anywhere without careful planning and preparation beforehand.

Where exactly in Ireland are you from?
We both live on the east coast of the country (Drogheda and Dublin to be exact).

Can either of you speak the Irish language?

Very little. The education system doesn’t exactly inspire learning when it comes to the Irish language, hence why so few Irish people can speak their native tongue fluently.

Who are your musical influences?
Both of us have all kinds of different influences from classical music, to death metal, and almost everything in between.
Photo Credit: Fiaz Farrelly
How long have you been playing your instruments?
Paul has been playing guitar for some 21 years now, while David has been drumming for approximately 18 years, on and off.

What happened to your old band logo? Why did you change it?
We simply decided a fresh start was in order, visually as well as musically.

What do you get up to most often when you are not performing or writing music?
Usually working our soul-destroying day jobs. But, then, they do provide us with the means to create, record and distribute our music.

Is the band a hobby or have you ever considered trying to go full-time as professional musicians?
As a metal band? There is slim chance of that happening but it’s not a big issue for us. There are a select bunch of fortunate individuals who can thrive as professional musicians but they are few and far between, like with lottery winners.

Why have you released your music under a Creative Commons License? What it is and how exactly does it work?
Creative Commons is a non-profit organisation which provide a flexible range of license protections and freedoms for authors, artists and educators. Creative Commons licenses are not an alternative to copyright; they work alongside copyright and can be modified to suit specific needs and wishes. Creative Commons licenses allow creators to communicate which rights they reserve, and which rights they waive for the benefit of recipients or other creators.

Our music has been licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution/Non-Commercial/Share Alike 3.0 License. This means you are free to copy, share and remix the work under the following terms and conditions:       
Attribution — You must attribute the work in the manner specified by the creator or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work).

Non-Commercial — You may not use this work for commercial purposes of any kind.

Share Alike — If you alter, transform or build upon this work, you may distribute the resulting work only under the same or similar license to this one.
You should also be aware that this license in no way affects our moral rights, which allows us to object to any “derogatory treatment” of our work. “Derogatory treatment” is typically defined as “distortion or mutilation” of the work, or treatment that is “prejudicial to the honour, or reputation of the original creator”. For example, remixing any part of our music with audio/video samples of racist material, animal cruelty, or propaganda, etc., would be deemed “derogatory treatment” of the work.

Are you not concerned that this type of license could lead to plagiarism?
If other people wish to adapt or build upon our songs for the purposes of experimentation and personal creativity, they are welcome to do so, as long as they adhere to the full legal code of the Creative Commons Attribution/Non-Commercial/Share Alike 3.0 License. In our opinion, there’s nothing ethically wrong with modifying another artist’s work, especially when the original artist has put the work out there in the first place. The wrong comes in falsehood, by not attributing the derrivative work (passing it off as your own), and/or attempting to profit from said work and/or preventing others from adapting it further.
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