We recently caught up with the main songwriter and rhythm guitarist Michael Powers of Indianadesolate, and asked him how he feels about the success of the latest album. What he, and the guys from Indianadesolate have been up to, and if any forward progress has been made on a third album. Here is Mike's reply. "The new album, where to begin, gosh! Well I pushed for a ton of paid radio play with mostly what I feel are the best two tracks of the album are, and that's when the rubber meets the road, and raise the horns. The problem is without a larger budget and the dough in your pocket , and also being a unsigned online band. Also with no label pushing our stuff, it's twice as difficult. Even though we have tons of talent, and we write great metal music, a lot of times it helps to have strong, popular, and financial connections in your corner. Going on my part time measly budget it was very difficult. I was mostly working with the platform Fiverr for almost all of the radio play we did get. We had great success with a station named www.radiorockon.com out of Los Angeles with our tune 7 Abominations. The station gave us legit radio play and they also played our tune 6 times a day, which gives us great exposure just starting out, so that station is awesome! Now I'm not bitching but I absolutely hated the fact that the other stations mostly just threw us into the mix with a genre were not even in. They would play When the Rubber Meets the Road but we were being played with what is known as pop, hip hop, and what's called EDM, which stands for electronic dance music. We had a song time issue with When the Rubber Meets the Road with the www.radiorockon.com station because the song was too long for the time slot, so we couldn't get it played with other Rock songs. We were successful with having those two songs on paid radio stations but it was a real letdown because I didn't get to hear how hard rock or heavy metal fans liked the songs. Where I am located in Kalamazoo, Michigan, I hardly hear any feedback on how the album is even being received by people. It seems like without a marketing team or expert helping us it's very difficult to gain popularity. I have to also cut myself a little slack because I am doing a lot of this stuff for the very first time, and with no teacher or mentor guiding me. I am hoping and praying that I do not make any major mistakes that hinder our progress or upsets our fans, or potential fans. By the way, yes this album has done better by leaps and bounds, we are getting better, but as the leader I need to really try to stay focused. Right now I have guitar writers block, and for me, it's to where I can create cool riffs, but for some reason my mind is not allowing me to stay focused long enough to fully lay down what needs to be recorded. It's like a attention span thing or something. Maybe its my older age, I am not sure, but it needs to leave. I spoke to my doctor about my short term memory and he recommended a vitamin b complex pill to help with the memory. I am taking that, and I hope it will help soon. I don't want too many medications clouding my mind up. I have lots of good and great lyrics penned for about 16 songs right now, but with no music. I am hoping to catch a break soon. I have been busy lately trying to sort out a possible love life with a female but have been unsuccessful because I do get lonely, but I don't want the fallacy that I can rely on a female to provide my happiness in life. With this pandemic it's even more difficult with social media sites, because you never know if the person is legit. Going on almost five years now since my ex wife I think I would like to get off of the bench and play in the game again sometime soon. But we'll see, I need a bad ass bitch, lol!!! What I mean by that for all of the P.C. Police out there is that the woman I get with needs to be supportive of my vision and dreams of being successful in the heavy metal industry. For her to realize that I spend a ton of time making this music. She would have to understand that I am not content with a mediocre part time auto parts delivery driver position to fulfill my life. Yes, it helps pay the bills, but I am better than that. Indianadesolate as a band is way too good for a mediocre life for each one of us. So I push harder to become better and to have life better for each one of us."
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In the latest band news 1/16/2022
It's official, Indianadesolate has now began working in the studio on the third album. We spoke with Michael Powers and here is what he had to say, "Yeah it's one of my favorite yet challenging times of the year for me because I have to stay so focused with keeping the priority on this next album and not get side tracked by other things in life that can interrupt the recording process." We then asked Mike if he can give us any details on the concept or name of the third album yet. "I am under a strict no reveal status right now. I can say that we did receive the album artwork back for the cover and we like it very much, and we hope the fans will also. I also was able to officially record and finalize with Jo's help one track already and it sounds really great. We are very proud of the work everyone has done so far. I also want to let the fans know that in March of 2022 Indianadesolate due to Integrity issues will be removing ourselves from the Reverbnation platform. We are giving all of the artists from that domain a major heads up that we are leaving the site. As the CEO and Co CEO Jo and I are taking this decision very seriously and feel our efforts to reach fans will be better utilized with other social media platforms. I, on the multiple reminder posts will leave all of our other social media links on the posts so the fans we have gained on Reverbnation if they wish can still follow us ."