Lucas Brighton, 30, is the vocalist for September, performing at 5 p.m. Saturday at House of Bricks, 525 E. Grand Ave.
Q: September performs industrial metal. How did you get into it and who is your biggest influence?
We were all metal heads up until a day in the late ’90s when we saw Gravity Kills open a show in Ames and it blew our minds. That was the first real exposure to industrial that we had and we all thought “That’s the type of music we want to make.” Here we are, years later, and Jeff Scheel from Gravity Kills performed a song on our new album, “The Beginning of the End of All Things Beautiful.”
Q: The album has been in the works for a while, right?
We started recording almost two years ago. Because of the way we do things (half the band is in Des Moines, half in Iowa Falls), we haven’t been so fortunate as to get together and jam a song out. We do the loops, beats and synths first and use it as a backbone of a song, writing from there. It can take several months to write one song.
Q: How did the band decide on the name September and the album name?
Tom (Brighton, guitars), Kyle and I have all had bouts with seasonal depression. Tom had a song called “September,” about how when autumn comes the beauty of everything kind of goes away for a while. We ended up rewriting that song, but kept the name for the band.