Give us a little introduction to yourself and your bands.
My name is Steve Reishus. I play drums for Taking the Head of Goliath and Crimson Thorn.
What sort of movies and television really get you excited?
As far as movies, I tend to like a lot of action movies - classics like Heat, Reservoir Dogs, Falling Down, The Game, Boondocks Saints, etc. I'm also an early Star Wars fan; not so much the newer ones, but I'll still watch them. I used to really like comedies, but it's been years since I've seen one that wasn't like watching a steaming pile of garbage. It seems like instead of being creative, they just try to outdo each other in disgusting humor.
I really don't watch TV at all, so I don't have much for you there. Even the movies I listed are fairly dated, which tells you a little about how much I watch movies these days. The closest thing to TV for me is the occasional UFC fight or bare knuckle boxing. I was a martial arts guy for a number of years, so I love combat sports. I'll watch that if I run across it.
My viewing habits have changed a lot with my faith in Christ. When I became serious about following Jesus, I saw a big change in what I felt okay watching, and so that's part of the reason I don't watch as much now. A lot of those old favorites I really wouldn't watch now because they don't really speak to me where I'm at in life. It's not that I'm trying to be all goody goody, it's that I have a peace and a joy that comes through the proximity of my heart to Jesus. I see that get jostled at times when I'm careless about what I expose myself too. A couple films I've really enjoyed lately have been documentaries by Darren Wilson. He's got some faith based documentaries that I have found super enjoyable (Finger of God, Father of Lights, Furious Love).
Do movies and television affect your songwriting or lyrics?
Well, being I don't write lyrics, not really.
What actor is your favorite and why?
I can't say I have a favorite.
Have you ever been in a movie?
Tell us a bit about the latest album or project you're promoting?
Right now, Taking the Head of Goliath have a new single that we just released entitled Chord of Three Strands. You can find the lyric video on YouTube. We are also in the middle of recording a new album that will be called Futility of the Flesh, with a hopeful release date in 2020. Both the bands I play for will be touring this upcoming March with the Hasten Revelation tour. That's gonna be a fun one. It'll be Cardiac Rupture, Abated Mass of Flesh, Taking the Head of Goliath, Broken Flesh, Crimson Thorn, and some other special guests along the way. It's a whole lot of death metal on one ticket!