A great "one man band" 'cauz he does all alone. He has recorded a CD called "Revive & Rebuke". So know, let's have a talk with Billy.
Tell us how Discern got started.
know that you're alone in the band, do you project to do a full band in the near
future ? Probably
not, due to my busy schedule and some other things I have going on with music.
Also, if I was going to be playing out with a death band, I would want to
jam with some guys with a different sound, perhaps more melodic.
Another thing that would alter that as well is finding guys who love the
Lord and want to be a ministry with a band.
listened to your "Revive & Rebuke" CD, which is excellent. Do you
project to release an album in the near future ? I am so happy that you
liked it!! Thank you so much for
your kind compliments!! I am
writing more Discern material right now, and there will be more Discern, I
a Death Metal band, right ? What bands have influenced your sound ? Yes,
you are correct! ha ha....Influences of Discern would have to be Napalm Death,
Suffocation, Mortician, older Paramaecium, Crimson Thorn, and Stevie Ray
you christian before you started your project band ? Yes, I accepted the
Lord and was born again at age 11.
are you favourite bands ? Oh man, I have so many favorite bands, let's
see, ......starting with Napalm Death, Suffocation, Mortician, Paramaecium,
Crimson Thorn, Living Sacrifice, Morbid Angel, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Absu, Heart,
Barnabas, old Bride, old Sepultura, Philadelphia, Bloodgood, Saint, Hammerfall,
Death, Oppressor, Son Volt, Persecution, Resurrection Band, The Lead, Trisha
Yearwood, Queen, Kiss, DRI, Youth of Today, Insted, Fugazi, Minor Threat, Sick
of It All,Vomit Remnants, and Twila Paris.
do you do except playing for Discern ? I am an assistant manager at a
pizza restaurant here in Dallas, and have a big snake collection.
The best thing in my life is that I have an awesome wife who God has
blessed me with!!!
have you chosed Discern ? What signification has this name for you ?
Discern means to detect, to perceive. One
of the things that we as Christians need to have is discernment.
The Holy Spirit gives us this as long as we are open to Him.
The more you follow Him, you see things differently in this world, in a
way, you discern between things of the flesh, versus things of the Spirit.
come back to "Revive & Rebuke" again. Does it have been a good
success ? It has been pretty good, and I am still promoting it as much as
I can. The secular scene has given me nothing but great reviews from a musical
standpoint. The lyrics they hate,
and some reviews are spent whining about the lyrics more than the music. ha
ha....oh well... I have Discern in
4 secular distros being sold. That
is a blessing. I have sold quite a
few in the Christian scene as well.
final comments to say before we quit us ? Discern CD's are available for
10 US dollars postage paid. Send to
DISCERN, pmb#4778, 11408 Audelia Rd, Dallas, Tx 75243, USA. Take care and metal