7Descent is a rock band out of Tennessee, consisting of four members, Ishmael Herring (Milo) on vocals, Ed Taylor on guitar, Brian Coffey on bass, and Andrew Cremmins (A.J.) on drums.
The band was born when Ed and Milo met in November of 2019 through a Craigslist ad, leading them to find the other two members of the band. They are a hard rock band with pop, soul, and hip hop influences. Each band member brings their own unique influence to the band’s sound. They have named Judas Priest as an important influence for their band as a whole, citing the band’s ability to take groundwork from previous bands and expand on it with an entirely new sound that has now influenced their generation.
While this is guitarist Ed Taylor’s first venture into the music industry, each other band member has some experience, with Brian and AJ each having played with bands before and Milo having been on a few studio albums during his time in the music industry. Finding this lineup was difficult, since steady and dedicated band members are few and far between, especially for an early project with little to no financial compensation. Since they began making music together, their songs have steadily evolved as they have grown closer together, and they really got going when Milo came onboard with his songwriting and versatility. They hope to continue growing together in the future and create a legacy of their own like their influences before them.
What first got you into music?
As the front man. I was about 4 years old when Prince and Michael Jackson were on top during the 80’s. Witnessing the pandemonium and having that shared experience with the world really got me into music.
What is one message you would give to your fans?
The biggest message to our fans is the idea that everyone is an engine of hope for themselves and for other people. Anywhere there’s people, there is power.
How do you feel the Internet has impacted the music business?
The internet has been more of a curse than a gift. Mainly because you are competing with a constantly replenished coliseum of content. It makes it hard to stand out amongst a sea of millions of other artists, all vying for the same spotlight.
How would you describe the music that you typically create?
I would describe our music as sort of a revival of true stadium rock that just happens to be played in bars and clubs. We are basically really adept at taking what worked in the 80’s/90’s and modernizing it. We just make it fresh.
What do you enjoy most about being an artist?
What I enjoy the most about being an artist is simply documenting culture and preserving the story of the human race, warts and all. We are akin to historians in that regard.
What is the most useless talent you have?
I have the useless talent of being a really good Belcher. Burping seems to be in my genetics or something.
What historical figure would you love to see in 21st century life?
I would pay a couple million bucks to spend some time with Alexander the Great. The man conquered the known world by the time he was 25 years old…ON A HORSE.
Which is cooler? Dinosaurs or Dragons?
Dragons are so much cooler than dinosaurs. For Pete’s sake, they fly and shoot streams of fire from their mouths.
If you could learn any language fluently, what would it be?
Spanish would be the one language I would learn. It’s such a beautiful language that can be spoken with such passion and authority.
Do you sing in the shower? What songs?
Funny enough, I don’t sing in the shower or even throughout the day. I save all that for the band. However there is a new song by Elton John that is just kicking my ass and taking up way too much real estate in my brain
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