Hello, this is Mark. I'm the leader of our group.
How did the band start?
Eric Noble our bassist is a music/theatre graduate from Yale, and I myself have a BS is Environmental Science and Master's Degree in Education. Our drummer Peter Mariscal is also a professionally trained musician. We started this project a year and a half ago founded around the idea of
making raw heavy metal/hardcore punk.
How did you come up with the name?
As our popularity grew in Orange County I incorporated the band under the name Indian-Burn Inc.
I run our band entirly DIY using our website as our main medium of distribution our music.
Who would you say are your influences?
My influences come from a few different places. I am heavily influenced by the Oakland crust scene from bands like Dystopia, Grimple, Ojorojo, and Econochrist. My other main influences are
Sepultura/Soulfly, Dead Kenndys, Bad Religion, and Guttermouth who were my neighbors growing up.
What is the punk scene like in Brea?
Brea is a small suburban city in Orange County. The scene in Orange County is looking bright for the first time since the 90's. Much of this has to do with the shows thrown by Peter Meriscal and Troy from the Uncivil. There simply were no good shows in the area so we decided to join forces with the Uncivil and start throwning shows ourselves. A great new all ages venue called the Can just opened up in Little Sigon in Westminister. This is definatly my favorite place to play.
What have you released?
We have released and EP called "Ancient Songs From the Future" and are releasing our first full length album towards the end of spring called "Sofa King Cool", So fucking cool!
Do you prefer to do shows at large venues or small clubs?
We will play anywhere at anytime regardless of the crowd size. Some of our best shows have been in front of 20 or 30 die hard fans. I think we all enjoy rehearsing together as much as playing shows. It's all about the music for us. We play first and foremost for ourselves as a cathartic release of anger, pain, and aggression.
Have you toured?
As soon as it becomes economically viable for us to tour without loosing money we will. We have been invited on tours but cannot afford to lose any money right now. We are all ready to go in a
second if the opportunity arises.
Is there a favorite band you like to do shows with?
Our favorite band to do shows with are the Uncivil from San Clemente. They are a hardcore punk band that has true punk values. They were the ones that gave us our initial opportunies to play shows to their crowds. We are like family.
What do you see is the future of Indian-Burn?
The future for Indian-Burn is as high as the sky. I do this as a full time job now and feel that I am only limited by my imagination and determination. Our popularity in Orange County is growing like
wildfire and we are receiving music sales in large numbers from the India, Pakistan, China. Only 19 percent of our music sales come from the united states right now.
How can people contact the band?
Before now, there has been no real way for anyone to contact our band. Until we became established in Orange County we worked with others in person or over the phone. This has enabled us to have a
strong network of bands and friends that are all cooperative. As a team we are much stronger than any selfish band. We believe that there is room for everyone and any Metal or Punk band that has success
is good for us. Soulfly just played the Viper Room which is the most mainstream club in hollywood. This was the first time that a hardcore metal show was thrown there and everyone went nuts. If it wasn't for bands like Soulfly, Slayer, Metallica, and Slipknot breaking people in, there would be no room for us in Mainstream Music. Our mainstream popularity is what surprises me the most.
Indian-Burn is my personal road to salvation, and the fact that we are receiving so much support worldwide is just a nice side effect. I would play if we didn't make a dime.