Rich Miller


I first started getting into music when I was about 12 years old. My biggest influences were Metallica, Pantera, Megadeth for bands and guitarist was Slash. I've mostly played in cover bands since I got out of High school but a few years ago started writing again. I started playing with a good group of guys and we formed the band now known as Order To Chaos. My heart is in this band 100% and truly believe it will go somewhere and eventually hope to land a record deal. We consider ourselves hard rock and metal as a genre but there is no other band out there with our exact sound. We as a band have a pretty unique sound and just strive to keep writing good music that everyone can enjoy from us as much as we enjoy it.







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

Music is my release, its gives me a way to vent to the world about anything and everything and more often than not there are a ton of other people in the world that can relate.

What is your music dream?

My music dream is still to hit that rock star status, I'd love to write full time and play music all over the world...

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

That is a really tough question because there is so much stuff that could change. I would probably start with diseases only because I'm a diabetic, so that may be selfish in a way, but to rid the world of diseases would end a lot of suffering.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

There are really to many memorable songs from my childhood to only list one. I relate different songs to different events in my childhood and especially my teenage years but Fade To Black was one song that always has stuck with me because no matter how bad you think thing's would get there was always Metallica

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

I am a pretty big Metallica fan and really a thrash metal fan, Megadeath, Exodus, Slayer, Pantera, but if we're talking right at this point, August Burns Red and Parkway Drive for big name bands, on the flip side I love local and underground music so Seven Cities Dead, H1Z1, and Disappearance are all some local Wisconsin bands I think everyone should check out

What inspires you to make music?

I pull inspiration from everything in my life, Something More, is a song I wrote with my band and it stemmed from a homeless man holding a sign off the freeway exit stating homeless veteran please help, and a guy started screaming at him get a job and what not. its rather emotional to think that young boys go off to war and some can come back home only to be forgotten about.

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

We are all here on planet earth together, everyone goes through tough times but with music you can let all that go and just jam out, relate to some songs and realize life isn't that bad and your not alone, someone else is probably jamming to that same song, feeling the way you do right now.

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

I still get nervous, but its really exhilarating and makes me feel on top of the world. Even if there are only 10 people in the audience I play like there is a thousand because they deserve the best I can offer.

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

I think technology has taken over the music industry. It's good and bad, some use to much technology to create music and most isn't good music. But people have any type of music they want to hear right at their fingertips. With that being said it makes it harder to just get people out to a show they don't have to leave their house to hear a band so no one goes out to see local bands or support the music scene anymore.

What do you think of Drooble?

I think Drooble is great, its social networking for musicians and music lovers of any kind. I have gotten more views on my songs off of Drooble than any where else so far, I have also found some really good music that I would have never heard, if it wasn't for Drooble.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Empty bar stools, the local scene is not what it use to be.

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

yes of course, buying other bands merch and just filling one more seat for their show. As a musician it means a lot just to have an audience

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

If I knew the answer to this I wouldn't still be a local musician but I'm learning and putting effort into Internet radio, YouTube, and wherever else I can send my bands music off to get played

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

Seven Cities Dead, Disappearance, Cyanide Son, 40oz Fist, H1Z1 and of course my band, Order To Chaos