Scott Eames is a musician hailing from the United States. Scott performs guitars & backing vocals as "Wicked One" with black metal giants THY ANTICHRIST, as well as his own band NEVALRA where he is vocalist, guitarist & songwriter.
Scott is an Award Winning Live & Studio Musician, snagging awards like "Metal Band of the Year" (twice) and "Hardest Working/Best Promotional Band". Thy Antichrist (Napalm Records) and NEVALRA (M-Theory Audio) are both signed to Worldwide Record deals and continually tour the world. Scott has been tackling a relentless Worldwide Tour schedule and has performed in 22 countries to date. He has been featured in Decibel Magazine, MetalSucks.net, BraveWords, Sick Drummer Magazine, RockHard.de (Germany), Metal-Temple & many more Worldwide publications; including being on MetalSucks.net TOP Metal Albums of 2015 among the likes of Lamb of God, the Black Dahlia Murder, August Burns Red & others.Scott regularly appears at the NAMM Show in Anaheim, California for endorsing companies B.C. Rich Guitars, EMG Pickups, Randall Amps, Floyd Rose, Ernie Ball & more. Scott has his own line of USA Signature Series Guitar Cables dubbed "Terror-Flex" by Spectraflex.
Scott has entertained fans from inside the Stadium at 4 NFL Games; has shared the stage with the likes of Alice In Chains, Stone Temple Pilots, Slayer, System of a Down; and has even sang Pantera with Phil Anselmo himself at Gefle Metal Festival in Sweden. With tours set for both inside and outside the USA, Scott Eames is out to conquer even more territory. Expectations are set high. Expect more music, more albums, more touring and even some unexpected projects coming up soon...
Welcome on board, Scott!
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1) What are you working on now?
I am probably the busiest I've ever been at the moment. I perform as "Wicked One" in Thy Antichrist (black metal from Colombia, South America) in which I play guitars and backing vocals. I write and perform for my own band NEVALRA as main vocalist and all guitars, and recently I got the chance to join forces with the legendary death metal band Vital Remains; for which I am the vocalist. 3 international touring bands. I also have another project coming up, likely in late 2020, that should wow a lot of fans of extreme metal. We have already tracked the album for that. So keep your eyes open for an announcement there.
I've seized my opportunities to perform in 23 countries, in 2019 alone...
2) What is your musical background and influences?
Self taught guitarist & vocalist. I dabble in drums, keyboards and bass. I study music and songwriting pretty regularly around the bands' tour schedules. As for influences, as most teenagers of my time, Metallica is what got me into playing guitar. Slayer, then death metal and black metal took it from there. I find something I like and always take it to its extremity.
3) What is the role of education in music?
I think it is important to understand at least some music theory. We don't have to become the next classical composer to understand a bit of "what, when, why" in music. I think any knowledge I can absorb definitely helps when I am writing and being creative. I have probably 8 or 10 friends that are current (or past) students of Berklee. So I can definitely appreciate those who go the extra mile to learn music properly. Be it in self educating, from the stage, or in the classroom.
4) How do you feel about the current 'state of the music industry’?
I think the music industry is strong. I just returned from NAMM and it seems like it is only growing. There is definitely a push/pull when it comes to Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, etc... While musicians make next to nothing on plays/views, it is good in that musicians can definitely reach more ears.
5) Why do you play Bantamp and Mooer pedals?
Simply the high-end technology thrown into small packages. It seems like I live in airports nowadays. Having top-notch gear that doesn't weigh a ton and are very reliable is the best thing about MOOER & Joyo. I have gear that carries 5 times the price tag (or more) of these brands that do almost exactly the same things.
A fraction of the cost? Fits in carry-on luggage? Just as reliable? Sign me up. I love the gear they are creating.