Four years ago there was hype surrounding a record that was said to change the way people viewed the creative cycle. Margin of Error was a band that only underground industrial-metal fans had even heard of, yet even before its release, the fans knew that this record would be special. Destroy.Create.Repeat. set a new standard for what people should expect from a band. This self-released juggernaut boasted so much before it was even seen by the world. The music was one thing, but the imagery and conceptual continuity took this record to uncharted heights for an underground band from Cleveland, Ohio. ”I really wanted to create something that was more than a record,” said frontman Travis Meyers. ”It was our full length debut and I thought it was important to set the tone for what Margin of Error was capable of. The whole presentation of this record is what I am most proud of looking back on it 4 years later. The insert is a masterpiece of imagery that really reflects the creative cycle which is what the record is all about. Gone are the days of attention to detail and conceptual continuity and I am very proud to say that we were never a part of that decline.” One of the most interesting elements contained in this record beyond the songs, is the extremely recognizable imagery. The record had a style all its own in the midst of a time where everyone was trying to emulate the current trend. Destroy.Create.Repeat. is a concept record that I am sure many bands would love to call their debut, but only Margin of Error was capable of. It’s a bold, creative risk in a time where music was playing it safe. Four years later you can see what Margin of Error was trying to do, jolt life back into what had become of a once interesting and creative music scene. ”Look, if people want to look at what I do and think of this project as just a band, that’s fine,” continued Travis Meyers. The people who actually own our records, and follow what we do know that we have always been much more than that. Those fans keep me creating in this bleak and miserable time to be an artist. Thank you to the people who don’t settle for the current boring state of music, you guys have the ability to change things for the better.”
I come to you from an undisclosed location from no particular time or space. I’ve sat alone waiting for the perfect time and conditions to address all of you. The pews are filling and the time to grab your seat is now. As I look out into this world I recognize what it has taken and the ground I’ve stood to get to this point. I have shape-shifted and given my followers many gifts and tragedies along the way. I have revealed the creative cycle that was Destroy.Create.Repeat.. I tried to become human and show how the lines can blur when an artist takes things too far with What You Are About to Witness. I now realize that trying to be human was a mistake, because I am not. I also understand that this needed to occur so I could learn who my betrayers are. You tried to kill me, but on December 25th, 2011 my resurrection has begun. The Demise Pattern will be the perfect storm. It will complete the true trinity and will represent the third head. The forty legions are waiting to be called upon as repercussions will finally be handed out to the pathetic. I think the world has been waiting for someone to take action in an age where many are content to watch this meaningless shit take front stage. I am ready to take the vacant throne. I am ready to make promises and keep them to my followers. And we, together, will begin to rid the waste of the naysayers. Please do not mistake me for god as I will actually appear. The 1st Age is approaching as the black winged messengers have foretold a demise that I will lead.
Soon the transformation will be complete and the forty legions will be called upon. The next time you see me, you won’t recognize me.
Even long after the release of the controversial music video for “Your Life in Playback” it is still continuing to gain attention, this time in award winning fashion. FEARnet held their Best of 2011 Music Awards and Margin of Error landed the “Sickest” Music Video of the Year! ”It’s an honor to be among some of the top music of the year on FEARnet, said Travis Meyers. I’ve seen all the artists they cover from Cradle of Filth to Carnifex and we’re very proud to win such a fitting award for us. I want to thank my band and my good friend and director Steve Shilson for helping me to bring my vision to life in an extraordinary way. Lastly, I want to thank FEARnet for debuting this music video in its entirety when many other websites wanted to censor it.” You can check out the full article over at FEARnet below and check out what they had to say about “Your Life in Playback.”
On this day 2 years ago Margin of Error released a record titled “What You Are About to Witness” to the world. The album was a huge stepping stone for the band and people fully recognized that they are willing to push the envelope and not be bound by any genre. Going from a more industrial based metal project to showing a heavier side of what they’re capable of was something the entire band wanted to experiment with. ”I think some people think we turned our back on our old sound, but that wasn’t the case at all, said Travis Meyers. We thought this was our next step as a band toward finding the exact sound that makes us who we are. I think every time we create something new we are taking a risk. That’s what art is about, and that’s what we will always be about.” The controversy of this record helped it succeed, but the great reviews prove its a great record and why people are still talking about it 2 years later. The music video for “Your Life in Playback” had many sites who wanted to debut it, but wanted to censor parts of it in order to show it. Margin of Error wanted no part in the censorship even if it meant less publicity for the video. After the horror giant FEARnet got wind of the video, they wanted it and they wanted it in its violent entirety. Now two years after the release that shook up how people looked at Margin of Error the band will embark on their third record that has been titled, but beyond that no one knows much about. ”I think people have no idea what we’re going to do next based on our last two records, and I like that. We are capable of many faces and what is coming will be no different. Although we may contort and shape-shift, our formula is still the same and it always will be. People not hearing about the new record is not an accident. You will know more about the new record soon, and I assure you this will be the biggest thing we’ve ever done”, Travis added.