5 Questions With Closure In Moscow
I love Australia! I went there a few years ago and it was absolutely spectacular. It really reminded me of California but with a completely different vibe. Plus, they drive on the wrong side of the road. You ask, “Why is he talking about Australia?”, well our 5 questions entry this week comes from the Melbourne, Australia band Closure In Moscow. I first saw these guys at Bamboozle Left last year and was pretty impressed at their combination of Circa Survive like melodies and Coheed and Cambria song structures. Their vocalist Christopher de Cinque sat down with us and spoke about the reasons that he is a vegan and why it’s important to learn about all animal rights issues. Check them out, I promise you won’t regret it.
1. What prompted you to become vegan? Were there any bands, books, etc. that influenced your decision?
Chris: I became a vegan after getting really curious about what I was eating and where my contributions were going. What I learned about the entire meat and dairy trade horrified me. Besides the animal cruelty, the strain on global resources made me rethink it all and make the choice to become a vegan.
2. What are some of your favorite vegetarian foods?
Chris: I’m a huge fan of Mexican food. To me there is nothing better than a bean burrito with guacamole and rice wrapped in a delicious corn tortilla. I’m also a nut fiend.
3. Of all of the major animal rights issues (factory farming, dog fighting, animal testing, the fur industry, animals in entertainment,etc.) are there any issues that are particularly close to your heart?
Chris: I can’t really say that any one of those issues are “closer to my heart” than another as they are all major issues pertaining to the abuse and cruelty towards animals. I think one of the major issues is education. Educating an individual about animal cruelty and the benefits of a lifestyle change such as vegetarianism/veganism is a cure for all of these present day issues.
4. If a fan were to approach you with questions about how to get involved with animal rights, what advice would you give him or her?
Chris: I would tell them to look into it and make an informed decision on their own. Veganism is a lifestyle change not a quick fix to a global problem. I feel one of the biggest drawbacks to presenting people with a vegan lifestyle is they already have a preconceived notion in their minds about it because they have been “bashed” by other vegans/veggies who are aggressive in their approach. I would challenge any person to sit through a documentary such as Earthlings and not want to make a change.
5. What does Closure In Moscow have coming up that we can be looking forward to?
Chris: We are out in support of our debut full length album First Temple, we have a string of dates throughout Australia and also Soundwave festival, we are also on the road to Japan and back to the United States next year.
As a side note, their full length First Temple on Equal Vision is quite a great record. Thanks for reading and if you have any questions you want us to ask bands in the future, let us know!
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