Interview with Children of Atom

Today, we sat down with Michael Fenris (vocals and guitar) and Josh McClure (drums) of Children of Atom to talk of their latest release, inspiration to write music and much more!


What is your inspiration to write your music? Is it your


Michael Fenris (vocals/guitar) – I’m usually inspired by weed and outer space. Music has always been my way to try and escape from my surroundings, so I dunno, I guess that counts.

Josh McClure(drums): My inspiration comes from a complete compulsion to do so. I have an unrelenting need to play drums.

What type of music did you listen to growing up?


MF: Rock and metal, occasionally country and gospel- not by choice. Though, I’m not gonna lie, as a little kid I’d bust it out to Achy Breaky Heart.

JM: I grew up on AC/DC, Pink Floyd, Sabbath and Zeppelin.

Is there someone you looked up as a hero?


MF: A few through different stages of my life. Hendrix, Dave Mustaine, Josh Homme

If you weren’t a musician, what would you be doing today?

MF: I’d probably be dead, or a traveling vagrant on a motorcycle. Maybe I’d be doing tattoos.

What advice do you have for our fans out there that want to create music?


MF: Music and art is so commodified anymore. People think they have to make money to justify their art. Just do it for you.

JM: Don’t stop! Persistence is key. Especially persistence in spite of your own self doubt.


Tell us about this current release

MF: Well, we just premiered our new lyric video for Bloodlust Boogie over on TheObelisk.Net. We wanted to share a little nugget of awesomeness while we spend the winter finishing up our next full length album. You can stream Bloodlust Boogie and all our music on Spotify and everywhere else. You can also pick up our music and merch over on our Bandcamp page.

JM: Also at