Sin City Presents Magazine January 2019 Volume 6 Issue 1 - Page 56

By: Mick Michaels

Cosmick View: Hello, Jaron, and welcome to The Cosmick View. Thank you for taking some time out of your day to chat with me, it is greatly appreciated.

CV: The past 14 months have been such an exciting time for you. Tell us a little of how you came to be the new bass player for Tantric?

Jaron Gulino: Thanks for taking the time to speak with me. It has been a whirlwind over the last year and as half. It all started when I was asked to fill in for an Australian rock band called Dellacoma. After that run, the drummer, Troy Patrick Farrell had asked if I would be interested in helping him with another band that he was playing with, which was Tantric. I immediately jumped on the opportunity and have been loving it ever since.

CV: Was it an easy decision for you? Were there any considerations you needed to take into account before taking the position?

JG: The decision was easy, but tedious. I had to leave my entire lifestyle behind to jump on board the touring machine. I left a well paying desk job and had to pretty much say goodbye to family and friends that I was accustomed to seeing so often. There is a lot of baggage and a high price that comes along with living on the road but it has been worth the ride for sure.

CV: The new album “Mercury Retrograde” just rocks. There is so much energy and excitement. What type of role did your joining play with the album's explosive final outcome?

JG: The majority of the material was already written prior to my involvement in the band. However, I had a role in choosing which songs to record as well as free reign on my playing and contributions. I think it is a very powerful release and I can’t wait to get back into the studio for the next one.

CV: You were already a seasoned road warrior prior to suiting up Tantric. Any special pre show rituals you would like to share with us?