Rig Rundown: Murder by Death
Down-tuned axes and a thirst for experimentation fuel the rootsy indie-rock band’s sound.
Sarah Balliet plays a Zeta electric cello re-housed in a wooden body to give the visual aesthetic of a traditional cello with the practicality of a Zeta.
Murder by Death’s bassist Matt Armstrong managed to squeeze in a quick interview and walk us through the band’s gear before their show in Nashville. The band’s spacey-meets-gothic vibe is powered by low-tuned axes, effect-laden cellos, and a unique approach to tone.