shannon low
shannon low
shannon low
shannon low

Greetings, I’m Shannon Low. Psychology/philosophy major, father, taco eater, and vocalist for The Order of Elijah.

 

VQDM- For someone just hearing of your band how would you introduce them to your sound ?

Shannon-We are heavy and unique. We don’t sound like anything or anyone really. Every member brings a different spectrum of art to our overall sound. Pulse slamming breakdowns built around an unorthodox arrangement of rhythms.

 

 

 

​VQDM: How did Order Of  Elijah come to be and how did you guys come up with the name?

Shannon-I approached Bryan, our guitarist at his Walmart stocking job. We wrote a few melodies and shit started to pop off... The name was conjured after a satanic ritual held inside a secret sacred cave near Athens. The name is a living entity.

 

 

 

VQDM: What made you choose the path you are all on now, compared to what your parents wanted you to do and what age did you know this is what I want to do?

Shannon- I was always driven toward music. I began learning to read and improvise music in treble clef when I was 10 years old. When I was an emerging adult I became obsessed with being a poet. Eventually those two passions merged into one.

 

 

 

VQDM: What do you like most about being in this profession?

Shannon- There’s something remarkable to me that music as an ultimate form of artistic expression. Music is a language understood by any human, no matter their ethnicity, that can simply connect with it.

 

 

 

VQDM: What has been your biggest challenge as a band? 

Shannon- Every album release is stressful and challenging, you just want everything done perfect. Other than that, occasional van breakdowns are always a bitch.

 

 

VQDM: How do the songs come together? 

Shannon- We have a few formulas that we use to put the songs together. Josh and BrYan structure a lot of the skeletons while James and I add a lot of meat.

 

 

VQDM:  If you hadn't been born in this century, when and where would you of like to have lived?

Shannon-I suppose 100 years in the future. I’m good on revisiting the past.

 

 

VQDM: Hobbies and or professions outside of Order Of  Elijah?

Shannon-I’m a full time student at Missouri Southern State University, a hella cool father to a 5 year old princess, a behavioral health counselor, a writer, a satirical news watcher (like the daily show), and in summer they call me the grillmaster 

 

 

VQDM: What advice would you give a up and coming musician? 

Shannon- Don’t over saturate your hometown. Pay for quality recordings, your friend Joey who had a “studio” in his garage isn’t gonna fucking hack it. Make a good logo and stick with it. Don’t be a little bitch about dropping money on your band, you live in a capitalistic society, learn to wield it. 

 

 

VQDM: What is the biggest change in the industry that you have noticed in the last 10 years?

Shannon- Everything is digitalis. The physical CD is almost obsolete. Almost...... Give it another half decade or so. 

 

 

VQDM: If you would describe your band members with a character from a movie/ cartoon who would they be?

Shannon-Teenage mutant ninja turtles.

 

 

VQDM: What embarrassing songs might I find on your ipod player? 

Shannon-2 chainz and Bon Jovi

 

VQDM: What can we look for in the future from Order Of  Elijah?

Shannon- PATHOS, LOGOS, ETHOS dropping soon! The first single from that album should be premiered as a teaser within the next few weeks!

 

 

VQDM: Any Shout Outs?

Shannon- Cameron and Larayne. The nice older Mormon couple that took a group of secular metal heads in recently while touring through Salt Lake. 

Also. Hi Alex.

VQDM- Jan-2018

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