Interview with Mason Storm of TeamHeadKick

Interview with Mason Storm of TeamHeadKick

 


Interview by: Zelda

Our wonderful Geek Girl Zelda Did an interview with Mason Storm of TeamHeadKick. With over 30k You Tube subscribers, two nerdcore albums and a director for Machinima we are happy to hear his thoughts and advice.

Team Head Kick

Q: So, TeamHeadKick. Give the run down for someone who isn't familiar with your work. A: We record studio mixed MP3's catering to Video Games, and Gamers. We are the only band that records with live instruments, across multiple Genre's of music. Taking Nerdcore to the next level. I'm also a full time Gamer, and Film Maker. So naturally THK became a kind of "One stop shop" for Video Game entertainment.

Q: Your music is all over the map metal, rap, comedy. How is it you came to dabble in so many styles of music? It seems unusual for a musician to do so many things so well. A: When we started this project, we knew it would be a challenge. THK is made up of two of us, Me and Todd. We grew up together, and were in several bands together in High School, and after. We both have a real love for Metal, Rock, and Progressive Music. I just happen to be a white guy that can rap, and have always enjoyed comedy, and making people laugh. Add the fact that all I do is game, and it became a natural way to express myself musically. While we get plenty of love for what we do, crossing genre's of music is a dangerous thing to play with. Metal Fans hate rap, and vice versa, so our goal was to create a little something for everyone. So far so good.

Q: What is it that inspires you to write a song? How do you choose which games to write about? A: A good game is the inspiration, and that's also how we choose our content. I look for a connection to a game character, and then add my comedy to it. I generally try and rap from a first person perspective to a Character in a game. One of our most popular raps "Make You Bleed" was a comedic look at what Ezio (Assassin's Creed) Would look like as a bad ass womanizing pimp in the 1400's. It came out great.

Team Head Kick
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Q: Do you guys play any live shows? Will we see you at PAX or E3? A: As of yet, THK hasn't performed live. Mainly because our fanbase is so spread out, it would be hard to get them all in one place. Both Todd and I have a lifetime of playing live shows though, so this is something we expect to do down the road. As far as E3 or PAX, I go every year, and believe me, when we get the invite to perform live, we will!

Q: Your third album, Nerdgasm, is on it's way soon. What can people expect from it? A: Comedic Lyrics, professionally mixed and recorded songs, about some of your favorite games. We like to give "value" to our music releases, and generally put 16 Songs on each album, that we sell for 9.99 on iTunes. This way Gamers, and fans can pick out just a few, or can purchase the whole album without going broke. Its a good mix of Rap, Techno, Metal, Rock, and even some Blues, and Dubstep. Most importantly, its a soundtrack to game WITH. Just makes playing that much more involved.

Q: Do you have any good stories about meeting fans or celebrities? What has been your favorite TeamHeadKick moment to date? A: At E3 This year, I got recognized by a few people, and was shocked to give out autographs, and take pictures with fans. I've heard people in LA blasting our music from their cars, and its really humbling to me. The thing I love about gamers, is that they are die hard fans to their games. If I make a song, I always keep that in mind, because I want to do the fans justice. I'm a Director for Machinima.com and have been extremely lucky to meet and work with some of the biggest names in not only the Video Game Industry, but also the film industry. I often have to step back and appreciate what I have. I get to play video games, make music, and movies for a living. Its AWESOME.

Team Head Kick
Here's the video

Q: You've already accomplished quite a lot with TeamHeadKick 30,000 subscribers on youtube, 5,000,000+ video views, directing for Machinima. Where would you ideally like to see THK in the future? A: IN the games. We've been working with a few companies, as our next venture is to try and soundtrack some of the up and coming games. Also we are working on getting into Rock Band, so that our fan base can not only listen to the music, but play along with it as well. Really the sky is the limit, as long as we are getting support, views, and album sales, we will continue this project. I've been making Viral Videos, and doing Nerdcore music for almost 10 years now, and have a combined 100,000,000 Views on all of my projects. Our first album PWN STAR is gold, with over 100,000 Copies sold. Our second album VIDIOT is well on its way. We are expecting NERDGASM to follow suit. Then its continuing on with videos, and music, and eventually a 4th album. Also, I'm a Film Director, so ultimately I want to make feature films, and will do so under the THK name.

Q: Any advice for young geeks who are looking to get started doing what you do? A: Love what you do, and DO it. I can't tell you how many interesting, and artistic people I meet on a daily basis, that think they can't make creative vids for the internet. If you love it, then you owe it to yourself to make it. Don't worry about the fame, the money, or the haters. Simply put your art out there, and see what happens. When you build it yourself, it makes you feel incredibly good about what you are doing. When you love what you do, you will never work a day in your life.

Team Head Kick
Here's the video

Q: Where can people follow your work? A: The best place to follow our Videos, and Music is our Youtube channel http://www.youtube.com/teamheadkick but we are also on Facebook, twitter, and all the usual suspects. A quick google search of teamheadkick will give you about 100,000 results, so have fun! Thanks for checking us out!



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July 25 2012
























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