Today we’d like to introduce you to Mack Chami.
Mack, we appreciate you taking the time to share your story with us today. Where does your story begin?
I.ve has been working in the experimental realm of music, specifically Noise and Industrial for over a decade. In the last three years I’ve been honing in on making electronic music with my project God Is War and I’ve managed to successfully curate a very unique and interesting approach.
Just in that short time I landed an LP release with Closed Casket Activities, acquired an agent from Heavy Talent who is based out of Denver, and got myself the opening slot for the biggest metal tour of the year with Full Of Hell and Blood Incantation. The first date is in Denver at the Gothic Theatre on September 13th! Very excited to experience Denver for the first time as well!
We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
Nothing about it was easy or comfortable. I had zero support from family and had to earn my way, every step of the way. Gave up comfort, safety, and financial comfort, in order to pursue my music and art. As a mixed first-generation Lebanese American, my ethnicity, and my art/music has been picked apart viciously since I began.
Since I am not this strict stereotype of what an Arab person is seen as by the West, my art naturally confuses and even terrifies not only the audience but also many of my peers. My current project God Is War is built strongly upon ideals of revenge. Whether it’s by success or actions, it’s all the same either way and I’m ordering seconds.
Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
My project is God Is War. I’m also known for my notoriety in my other musical projects Terror Cell Unit, Sutekh Hexen, and Crown of Cerberus. I specialize in experimental music that is heavy and aggressive in sound and presentation. I am most proud of everything that I have done.
What sets me apart from the rest is that I’ve never settled for anything easy with my work. I’ve always left people with more questions than answers in my art. Lastly, unlike many of my peers, I’m not afraid to expand into a different gear to strive for sounds yet to be heard.
Is there anyone you’d like to thank or give credit to?
God for allowing me to survive everything mentally and physically to get to this point. My wife after that, for always seeing the potential in me even when others didn’t when I was at my lowest. Massive love to my brother and bandmate Sam Torres, my greatest critic, and the only one who has been down to also be the hardest/best out in this music world.
Much love to Dylan of Full of Hell and Andy Nolan for pushing GIW as hard as they have and do. Many thanks to Ethan my agent for wanting to work together, and of course Justin at Closed Casket Activities for giving me my first big breakthrough release!
Last but never least, my incredibly loyal fanbase. Words simply fail with all the inspiration you have given me.
Nicole Charky and Shea Hardacre