In 2014 the band released their debut EP Southern Metal and spent the entire year touring in Scandinavia and the United States. Tim and Jimi have graciously agreed to take a moment and bring everyone up to speed on the band and what’s in store for 2015. Although Methane is a fairly new band, Tim and Jimi are seasoned musicians with plenty of experience. Jimi is the former guitarist for the death metal band Hell Patrol. Tim, originally from Northern California, has been in a number of bands since 1987. He moved to the New York City area and was asked to join Revenant. After they disbanded in 1994, he moved to Florida and joined the band HatePlow (which featured members of Cannibal Corpse). He left HatePlow in 1999 to relocate to Sweden, where he was a founding member ofMargrave in 2011. He then worked on a project with Volturyon while simultaneously producing music and touring with Methane. Needless to say, with that much experience within the band they are sure to be a success.
Not signed with a label, Methane does what other independent bands and musicians do and turn to social media for exposure. As Tim puts it, “Yeah totally, I mean of course the internet and social media have made meeting people alot easier than the old days when we would write letters and tape trade through the mail. Discovering new bands is almost too easy, taking some of the charm away. There are just so many bands out there; it can take time to find the diamonds in the rough. But we are making tons of new connections and meeting loads of new cool music interesting people, it's crazy!” In addition to Southern Metal, Methane released an e-book in the U.S. entitled The Atomic Fart That Saved the World. Also released was the Louder Than Hell – Hang Me High video compilation (Indonesia) and D.O.Z. Vol. 1 – Scars and Bars compilation album (Brazil).
On the 2014 U.S. tour one of the shows was the Rage of Armageddon Fest in Brooklyn, New York where they played with Whiplash, Blood Feast, Hobbs, and Angel of Death among others. With these guys the possibilities are endless. To find out more about the band, their music, and upcoming tour information please follow any of the links below.