Please list all of your band members and their roles in the band.
Fahim Zaman - Vocals/ Guitar
Munir Haque - Guitar
Jimmy Lee - Drums
Josh Chastain - Bass
For starters, what bands were you guys a part of prior to Slant? How long has the band been around?
The band has been around since early 2000. Our current lineup became concrete circa 2012.
What’s the origin of that name and have you changed the band’s name before? Just like it's definition, Slant is our perception/take on the art we create.
Who writes your songs? What are the main themes or topics for most of your songs and do you think these topics will change over time?
The song writing varies from song to song. A lot of our lyrics come from our own lives, struggles,emotions, events that we have persevered through.
What bands are currently inspiring the music that you’re making?
Tool, Nirvana, Deftones
Was there a particular band/artist or concert that inspired you to start a band?
I (Munir) was inspired by live music in general and everything about going to a show from the anticipation right before the band goes on stage to the energy from the crowd.
What do you do to prepare for a show? Any flexing, exercises, ect …
Jimmy always goes for a walk/run and works out. Josh and I roam around the venue and stretch. We all meet up in the dressing room at least 20 minutes before we go on to hype each other up and cover any last minute changes.
What has been the biggest highlight of the band’s career so far?
One of the coolest things is with Slant we have been fortunate to travel the world with our music. We have shared many cool experiences and have met a lot of great people through this art. We strive to make a difference with the people that we encounter at every gig.
If you could tour with any bands, past or present, who would they be and why?
Tool and Deftones. Tool is and has been one of my favorite bands for a very long time. Their music and live show is incredible. I would also love to tour with Deftones. I've been a fan ever since the "7 words" music video on MTV.