OP Neptune Spear (Operation Neptune Spear) began as a concept in 2015 and began recording in 2016. In the ever evolving fashion of indie music makers, The Shez leds the band… which includes The Shez playing bass, drums, guitar and vocals. The first track from OP Neptune Spear I grabbed was Cipher, which excited me with its rage. Speaking of rage, one of the influences The Shez listed was Rage Against the Machine. This influence rolls into the hard rock sounds created on many of the OP Neptune Spear tracks which all have a political message to deliver. YAY! FUCK THE POLICE STATE! We’re with you OP Neptune Spear. Other influences include The Beatles, Oasis, and The Haunted Fear Factory.
Indie Spotlight Q&A – Operation Neptune Spear:
What was the first song you performed as a band?
First song that came out of the crazy idea grinder was a track called NOMAD it can be found on our debut album World on Fire.
[Side note, the intro track on World on Fire shows off some of the acoustic guitar skills.]
What milestones have you reached in your music career that you’d like to share?
Shez got invited to the Earache records Christmas Party one year that was pretty cool lol.
We have been number one on the ReverbNation charts for Sheffield, had track of the day on a few indie music stations/sites, and we have had some pretty great reviews written about our stuff for which we are immensely grateful.
[Side note, The Shez failed to mention the milestone of this Pitched feature. We forgive you.]
What is your fondest musical memory?
Out of them all probably as a child going across to Manchester every other Sunday and listening to my Dads 60’s and 70’s mixtapes in the car (in my mind it was always sunny).
If you could only listen to one song for the rest of your life, what song would it be?
Oh come on that’s a bit tricky lol and one song it would get boring I imagine and you would crave something different or it would drive you insane and cause you to go on a chocolate egg smashing spree.
Going to go with The End by The Doors.
Any totally embarrassing anecdotal story from one of your performances?
I was in a death metal band and during one of our more vigorous songs I was wind milling away and when I stopped I was that dizzy I fell into my bass amp, kept playing though (consummate professional), which leads me to my next point don’t drink and windmill it ends in bruises.
Do you write your own songs?
Yes sir [cough cough… it’s ma’am] every last one, we did put a cover of Eve of Destruction on the debut album though.
What projects are you currently working on?
Currently working on a collaborative EP with a band called Replicant Theory, so far it sounds epic. Also supposed to be working on some tracks for a band called Blackavar and in between all that we are trying to write and record our third EP and hopefully get an album done by the end of the year.
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