In Parallel Interview

In Parallel are a self proclaimed "dramatic rock" band who hail from Nashville, Tennessee from members of Celebrity & Hopesfall. The band released their debut EP 'Broken Codes' in 2018 and have announced their sophomore EP 'Fashioner' is set for release September 4th.


'Leave It With the Ghost' is the lead single from 'Fashioner' and has already garnered comparisons to Nine Inch Nails and Tool. I recently caught up Lance Black (Vocals/Guitar) to discuss the upcoming EP, 'Leave It With the Ghost' and his love for Genesis...

"I fell in love with a band called ‘Far’ and I knew I wanted to be those guys – I wanted to sing and play with purpose like they did. They were cool as hell, and always so gracious to their fans after the shows."


Firstly, I have to ask this at the moment, how have you guys been coping in the lock-down, what kind of things have you been up to since the lock-down came into effect.


That’s a great question. Before COVID, we’d meet at Ryan’s place once or twice a week to talk, write, record, or have a drink at the studio in the basement of the house. Now we have weekly Zoom calls. It’s less inspiring but it keeps us connected. We’re a tight group of friends. We’ve all kept our sanity though, through continuing to write and create in other ways. Jesse’s always working on new art concepts for videos, album art, and t-shirts. Ryan has his hands full with his new baby girl, but still makes time to work up guitar ideas for the next record. Mark has discovered that he’s actually really good at painting, and he has a project of his own that keeps him busy, called ‘Deep Party’ – you can find that on all streaming services. I generally find relief in writing for the next record.


How did you get into writing and creating music? Was there a decisive moment or event that you rem