Xavier Carter



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

I see music as a form of expression... The voice of the soul, in a way. It gives me a healthy way to vent or make sense of what's on my mind.

What is your music dream?

Once I've got everything in order I'll probably start looking to join or start a band. Preferably metal, but gotta start somewhere.

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

People. People need to learn acceptance and move past differences. Not saying abandon their own opinions or beliefs ( unless unhealthy ones, like racism etc.), But be more accepting of others, maybe learn from the. Knowledge may be power, but you gotta know how to use it.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Schism by TOOL comes to mind.

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Hard to say, but off the top of my head and in no specific order: Dissection, TOOL, manowar, Behemoth, dark funeral , Godsmack, Rammstein, Korn to name a few.

What inspires you to make music?

Hmmm... Nature, my thoughts, my feelings, the old beliefs ( gods and that kinda stuff as well as the older forms of Judaism, Catholicism etc.) Sometimes people.

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

Nothing specific. .. hmm, I want people to learn from history so maybe it doesn't repeat itself in the bad ways, so sometimes I use metaphors and philosophy to convey that.

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

Never done it before, so I can't say... I'd be nervous at first I imagine, but I'd get used to it quick.

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

I'd say it's thriving in one way or another. I'd prefer if people were more open minded and respectful of each other's opinions, but that's about it.

What do you think of Drooble?

Seems easy to use, not toxic. Definitely a good place so far.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Coming up with a good sounding Melody but forgetting it before I can write it down. Not having money for proper gear haha.

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

Hmmm. Not a fan of country, but I do respect it. As long as they've got soul, I got respect. Most of the local talent plays in the bars downtown, sometimes I'll sit and listen.

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

Soul. I don't care what they play or sing, but it's gotta have soul. Talent is great, technique is better, but soul... You can't fake that.

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

Nucleus, Vektor, Drown the light. I'm not sure who's heard what, so it's difficult.