Sin Seer is heavy metal group consisting of two individuals originating from the roots of south Texas. By taking their heavier influences and blending them with alternative melodies, the duo have been honing their craft by developing a unique sound that separates them from other heavier acts of today.
Please list all of your band members and their roles in the band.
TS: My name is Trey Saucillo, and I write all of the lyrics and vocals for the group.
CM: My name is Cameron McLendon and I play electric and bass guitar for the group. The drums are digital but each pattern/beat is laid out individually.
For starters, what bands were you guys a part of prior to Sin Seer?
TS: I’ve been in three other bands. My first one was a metal core group called Cutoff Midway. Second was Divide & Conquer. After the group went on indefinite hiatus, I joined Count Your Dead, and have been working with them ever since.
CM: Trey has me beat on that one, I haven't been in any bands.
TS: I’ve seriously tried to get this guy in every band I’ve ever been in, but for one reason or another, it never worked out. But I always felt like we’d end up working somewhere down the road.
How long has the band been around?
TS: I look at it from the first song we had written together from start to finish, which was back in Summer 2015. I want to say a little around July or August.
CM: Pretty much what Trey said, this all kinda started out of the blue.
What’s the origin of that name and have you changed the band’s name before?
TS: There’s no origin really. I just picked it up from a movie I had once seen while I was still working at a video rental store. I just pitched it to Cam and we both thought it sounded really cool. Not to mention the title had sort of a play on words, which is something I normally enjoy throwing into my songwriting. So it fits the personality of our writing to a T.
Who writes your songs?
CM: I do all the writing for our songs. It usually just starts with a cool sounding riff I'm digging at the moment and it just blossoms from there. I'll keep adding layers to it till something sticks and has a good sounding melody.
What are the main themes or topics for most of your songs and do you think these topics will change over time?
TS: I don’t see how they would at this point. I feel like I’m more honest now with everything that I write more than I ever have been. The subject matter always derives from where I’m at mentally at that point in time. That is the beauty of having the music already set in front of me. Through what I’m hearing I can interpret what kind of vibe I’m going for with what I’m trying to say.
What bands are currently inspiring the music that you’re making?
TS: He Is Legend’s album ‘White Bat’ is the kind of record I hope to make one day. Schuylar Croom is vastly underrated in my opinion. But truth be told, I’ve been looking more to the underground for inspiration. I really love coming across new bands through networking, which I have with Instagram, Twitter, and Spotify Playlists. Bands I’m really big on right now are Overthrone, As Heads Is Tails, Sunset Gore, and Braincell just to name a few..
CM: Well, mostly it's from older bands (Metallica, Alice in Chains, As I Lay Dying, Deftones) but more recent would be, Brutality Will Prevail, Kublai Khan, After The Burial, BLKLST just to name a few.
Was there a particular band/artist or concert that inspired you to start a band?
TS: For me, it was watching Korn on their ‘Who Then Now’ Home Video. I knew after watching that, that this is what I wanted to do.
CM: Not necessarily to start a band, but Lamb of God had the biggest influence on myself and what direction I wanted to go.
What do you do to prepare for a show? Any flexing, exercises, ect …
TS: Stretching. Always stretch!
What has been the biggest highlight of the band’s career so far?
TS: Getting paid for making music.
CM: Like Trey just stated, getting paid. Just to add something extra, getting to hear/see people's reactions to our music. It's great.
TS: I second that. The reactions make it all the more worthwhile.
If you could tour with any bands, past or present, who would they be and why?
CM: Lamb of God. Those dudes had some crazy ass times touring with each other. Would love to get that experience traveling all over the world.
TS: I think the easy answer would be any of our favorite bands or influences. But I think I’d like to see us on the road with some of the other groups we’ve been on the come up with. It would just be rad to see all of our names on the same posters all over the place knowing we’d tear it down.
Is there anything else you would like to add?