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Meet Mike Sullivan

Today we’d like to introduce you to Mike Sullivan.

Hi Mike, can you start by introducing yourself? We’d love to learn more about how you got to where you are today?
I was inspired to become a vocalist after hearing the first Danzig record when I was in middle school. I played in several local bands prior to forming my current group, Secular Era. We recorded our first album in a D.I.Y. fashion while still in high school. Since then, we’ve released multiple projects in the hopes of giving our fans the same inspiration and motivation that other bands have provided us. To give support when life seems bleak and hope is sparse. I’m currently in the process of recording another full length album as well as other various projects.

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
The main obstacles I’ve faced have been several rotating work schedules and fitting everyone’s together to collaborate on a regular basis. Thankfully, I am able to record myself, having a home studio. We also come from a small town, where shows and opportunities can be sparse. Therefore, we have to travel to larger areas to play shows, assuming there are any, given the pandemic during this last year and a half.

Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
Aside from writing music, I practice in graphic design, often creating the art and promotions for my band. I’ve also made art for other bands/artists who wish to outsource their workflow. What sets me apart is my experience with a wide amount of influences and genres from outlaw country to black metal and electronic.

The crisis has affected us all in different ways. How has it affected you and any important lessons or epiphanies you can share with us?
I’ve learned the importance of having multiple sources of income as well as strategically scheduling releases to get the most impact out of my work.

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