Ray Packer


I'm in a Brutal Death Metal band from South Wales named Cranial Separation, My drummer recommended me this website so I come to play & have a go.







What is music to you? What does it give you?

Gives me a good social platform & puts focus & purpose into my life. If I did not start playing in Meal bands I would of been dead by now.

What is your music dream?

To tour the world.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

I'd have a drink & then decide afterwords.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

I'm going to go with Cannibal Corpse-Hammer Smashed Face.

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Alex Webster, Chuck Schuldiner, Corpsegrinder.

What inspires you to make music?

I have an addictive personality disorder don't know if they have a terminology for it, but my point is if I stopped I would hate to think what I'll end up being addicted to next.

What is the message you want to send with your music?

Keep supporting Death Metal.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

Like it's the best thing that the joys of the fabric of humanity can offer.

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

I do think right now bands should be coming up with better strategy's to get a bit of income coming in. There is far to much moaning going on with bands saying the money is shit & I do believe if they all had the mindset to sort out a bit of income for there band they really can using the art of mind over matter eventually will take you there without even being a sellout to there fans. Other than that I don't think really it is possible to improve the way it works, this is talking from the perspective of a teenager that the only way he could go & listen to a local band at home was to go to there gig & by there demo which had a street value of £3 back then, now there just pinned up on YouTube, but then them bands needed the cash to go to the studio & record but bands are now able to do that at home. It is sad that the value of the demo has fallen to be worth nothing but in apposed to that you can get exposure the whole world if you have even a smart phone handy. So I guess now were all getting the exposure that underground bands from when from when I was a teenager could of only dreamed of but the value of there demos has gone which them bands needed to pay the recording bills but these days bands don't need to pay recording bills course we can produce the records at home for free. I would just like to add these days, as it is so easy to get exposure, it dose mean the whole music platform is getting congested & it is difficult to come across a particular favorite band or artist course you will come across a new one with in seconds & I don't really think the human mind is invented to take in so much, so sometimes I find the star that shines twice as bright & then in seconds it is forgotten. Sometimes I wish I was born straight into the modern ways of the internet as in apposed to growing up in an era of flyers & phone numbers but I guess if I wasn't then I would't of have experienced it enough to find something in this box to wright about.

What do you think of Drooble?

I need to do further testing.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

People telling me that I'm just throwing my life away spending more money than I'm earning at it. Wen your in school they give you all the courage to be an iconic rock star then as soon as your an adult they go, right! Get a job, climb the corporate ladder & just be normal, so I spent all this time in school learning all this iconic rock star stuff for you to tell me that it is completely useless when just yesterday I was on my way to being a bloody millionaire at it.

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

I am more on Facebook supporting bands now, I do my best when I'm at the gig playing. I am to busy with my own band in this fast pace society we live in now. & plus I live in the Valleys which is more or less the country side of South Wales & all my mates bands are from Cardiff in the city, so it is difficult just to come out to see a gig for me.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

There work needs to be lots more well presented than they used to be, They need to know a good artist for there albums art work, or be a good artist themselves, they also need to have a well developed social interaction not only face to face but on the internet now. & above all that they need to be incredible business men or women.