When Nate Newton is not on tour playing bass for Converge, he lends his guitar and vocal skills to Doomriders, a metal band that has released two full length albums and a handful of splits – they’ve even played a few shows with Danzig.
There are no goals or expectations with the band. Newton, Chris Pupecki (Cast Iron Hike), JR Conners (Cave In), Jebb Riley (Disappearer) are just friends in a band playing music. And these friends go many years back.
In fact, the origins of the group can be traced to the mid-90s when Newton and Pupecki met while on tour with their respective bands. When Newton moved from Virginia to Massachusetts in 1999, the two began jamming out of Pupecki’s parents’ garage, conceiving what is now Doomriders.
I sat down with Nate Newton to discuss his Converge offshoot. He begins the interview by explaining how he met Chris Pupecki…