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Saturday, June 30, 2018

MIST INTERVIEW!

1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members. 

The band began in 2012 when Mihaela(drummer) and Nina(vocalist) met at a concert where they became friends and almost immediately decided to form a band. Neža (bassist) and Ema (guitarist) joined soon after and it took us a few months to figure out what direction we wanted to take. Our first lead guitarist Nina joined a bit later and together we released the Demo in 2013. When she left to focus on family life we found Blaž who has been a crucial part of the band since.

2. What’s the origin of the band’s name? 

The word ‘Mist’ describes how one feels when there is thick fog around them - confused, scared, the path unclear - not knowing what could be lurking in the shadows. Your imagination runs wild, feeling lost and blinded.. It sets a perfect scene for our music. 

3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend? 

Our band is based in Ljubljana, Slovenia – a country with a  population of only 2 milion people. We have a lot of great bands  and it is a very small but connected scene where all of us know and support each other. It is also interesting that because there are few doom bands and practically none in our particular genre we get to play with different bands from heavy, thrash, black, death metal.. Since we are all fans of all those genres we enjoy those shows a lot!
As for bands to recommend There are so many I hope I can remember all of them! Here are some of our favorites from the metal scene: Hellsword (black/heavy), Teleport (cosmic death), Metalsteel (heavy), Eruption (heavy), BattleX (thrash), Black Reaper (thrash), Within Destruction (deathcore), Jegulja (stoner prog), Chains (doom), Dekadent (black),..

4. How would you describe your style? 

We are quite traditional in our style with short song durations and heavy riffing, but with a soaring female vocal on top to contrast it all. Our lyrics are inspired by nature, spells, death and in some cases the occult and together with the music they reflect some sort of a release of emotion.

5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works? 

We released our very first Demo in 2013 to show our friends what we were doing and maybe apply for gigs, so when the reviews and positive comments started coming in it was such an amazing surprise. The demo opened a lot of doors for Mist so we started to focus on playing live. Later after Blaž joined we released our EP Inan’ in 2015. Since the beginning we have focused on playing live instead of camping in the studio and it was this mentality that has allowed us to play some amazing gigs and European festivals, as well as a tour of the U.K. in 2016. Now we finally had the time and material to record a full album and are glad it has happened. We are looking forward to spreading our music at shows too!




6. Do you have any new music in the works? 

We actually have a few half-finished songs already and one song that's been with us for so long I can't even remember when it was written. But music with us is created at its own pace, we are not planning a new release at the moment, just following inspiration if and when it comes.

7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out? 

We have a few shows planned in the second half of the year which we are looking forward to, and have just announced a gig with the amazing Cauldron in october which should be very cool!

8. What plans do you have for the future as a band? 

It's hard to plan ahead having just released the album – we definitely want to promote it further at live gigs, also there is a music video in the making and we will see where we go from there.

9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff? 

The Album is available at our label Soulseller Records.

10. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?

We hope to evoke emotions in the listener, to convey the feeling we put into the music. I think the album has a dark and evil atmosphere but is at the same time somewhat upbeat and dynamic – we'd like to see the listener be intrigued by every song as if it were  a new chapter of a book.


All  answers by Ema - guitar

TRAYL INTERVIEW

1. Trayl started out in late 2012 with me just messing around the computer, recording songs here and there. I was unhappy in the band I was in at the time so I ended up writing a lot of songs in a very small space of time.
I figured that I should record them and make an album! I am the only band member at this point.

2. Like I've explained in the first question I do all of the writing.

3. Since I live in Ottawa and Montreal is so close I would love to end up there. The metal community over there is phenomanel.

4. I hate this question haha! I've got so many influences from all sorts of different musical backgrounds and all of that tends to bleed into my writing. I would still say that Post-Metal is where my music fits in at the moment. 

5. All of my music is available to download for free at trayl.bandcamp.com. I never wanted to profit from my music; it's there to share with everyone, if you like it then that is worth so much more than your money is to me.

6. I have a new album coming within a couple of months! An actual release date will be announced soon at https://www.facebook.com/traylband

7. With only myself in the band, it's pretty impossible to even set up a show in my hometown. 

8. At the moment Between the Buried and Me is probably my favorite band. As far as influences go: Meshuggah, In Flames, Neurosis, Today is the Day, King Diamond, Iron Maiden, Opeth... The list goes on. 

9. I would say https://www.facebook.com/traylband is the main website. You can be any age to access it.

10. I would love that a listener just gives in to where the song takes them. Music is an experience and it should make you feel fulfilled and happy.

11. There are lots to be quite honnest. These are my friends who lend me recording equipment when I need it.

12. My main recording guitars at the moment are a Jackson Soloist and a Fender Stratocaster, Takamine Acoustic Guitar, for bass Ibanez SG, the drums are always changing, and mostly Korg for keybords as well as virtual plugins.

13. Probably Nu Metal. Definitely not ALL of it but I'm talking about early Korn, System of a Down...

14. Thomas Haake (drums), Mike Patton (vocals), Steve DiGiorgio (bass), Paul Waggoner (Lead Guitar), Luc Lemay (Rhythm Guitar).

15. Please continue to send your love and support! New album coming very soon which should reallyblow everyone away!


STAYS IN VEGAS SPEAKS LISTEN!



1. Please tell us about the about the band and its members.
Stays In Vegas is a hard rock, alternative rock three piece band out of Little Rock, AR.
We began as a 90’s to now alternative rock cover band that switched to originals only in
2014. We have two studio albums and are currently working on our third due out this fall.

2. Who does the majority of the writing? Is it a group thing or does someone handle the
writing duties?

Most of the songwriting is done by our singer and guitarist Christopher Fulmer. He will
come up with songs and riffs and bring them to the band and see if they work. But we've
had quite a bit of songs that have been written in practice by the entire band. We will just
start jamming on something and 15 minutes later we have a new song. Our new single
Lower I Go was kinda one of those moments.

3. Where is the band based out of ? Where did you want to the band to end up? What
was the dream city to have as your home base once you got out of your scene?

We are currently based out of the Little Rock, AR area (Cabot, AR specifically). As far as
dream city to be based out of, I think Little Rock is perfect. We have an incredible music
scene here with some amazing local bands, but the venue system for live music is
dwindling and not a lot of places open to new and upcoming bands. But we are perfectly
located close to some major musical locales. Little Rock is 5 hours or under from
Memphis, Nashville, Dallas, St. Louis, Oklahoma City/Tulsa, New Orleans, so for touring
it's a perfect spot. Just not a lot of attention from music industry here.

4. What is your genre? What bands do you use to explain to people what you sound
like?

We are a mix of hard rock, grunge, punk and alternative. Best way to describe us is if
you mixed Nirvana and Tool, then throw in some Helmet and Ramones, add some
Queensryche and Queens of the Stone Age for flavor…you might get some Stays In
Vegas haha.

5. Can we buy anything from you Cd's shirts etc and where can we buy them?

All our albums and songs are available for download from iTunes, Amazon Music, CD
Baby or you can stream on Spotify and Pandora. We are currently working on our
website to add merchandise and CDs to purchase there at
www.staysinvegasofficial.com and on our Facebook page.

6. Do you have studio time lined up anything new coming soon?
Yes, we are currently in the middle of recording our third studio album Kings of Queens.

It's a 5-6 song EP that should be released this fall. Our first single from the album is
Lower I Go and was released in May and is available everywhere right now

7. Have you ever been on tour? If so where and with who?

Yes we we on a regional tour and show dates last year to support our second album
Revelations with various supporting bands and to support local and regional bands as
well. We are currently booking a supporting tour and show dates for our new album and
have some national/world tour possibilities as well.


8. What is your favorite band? Who are the bands who influenced you?

I think the band that influenced us the most in Stays In Vegas would be Nirvana. But
other bands like Green Day, From This Moment, Tool, Silverchair, Muse, they've all had
an influence in some way.

9. Do you have a website? And do I have to verify that I am 18 to enter it?

Yes we do. www.staysinvegasofficial.com and it is free for all ages to explore.

10. What about your music do you want people to remember? What is the quality you
want to hit people when they hit play?

Hmm, that's a good one. I would say to listen to a few of our songs to really see the
diversity of the band and our music. We have songs that can relate to all types of
listeners and genres, so if a hard rock, metal song is your style, we have a few of them.
If youre more grunge and punk, we got songs that will fit you. If you like gritty rock or
acoustic ballads…got a few of those as well. We are music fans just like everyone else,
and think that music should fit all emotions and mind states. So our songs and style give
listeners a mix of styles to choose from. Our live shows do the same as well. Always a
surprise as to what we will play, or what we might even say on stage…always a good
time.

11. Name a person who is integral to your band that nobody knows about , what person
drives your band like they are part of the band? Who is the extra member ?

Gotta give props to our merch girl Lauren Grogan, she keeps us on track with
merchandise and makes sure we don't just throw out all our stuff for free and lose money
haha. And also our roadie team of Kyle and Austin who help us do the hard part. First
and foremost though our spouses and significant others, they are the true energy behind
what we do! But there are sooooooo many people behind our band that we don't even
know where to begin, super fans, other bands that are our brothers and supporters,
venues that are our friends…that is just a never ending question to answer! We couldn't
do what we do without all of them.

12. Tell nerds like me tell us about your live rig and equipment.

Now that's an awesome question. For a three piece rock band, we have a lot of gear lol.
The guitars run out of two, Marshall MG Series 4x12 cabs with a Marshall MG100 Head
and a Marshall CODE 100 Head. Also run a Fender Super Chorus 2x12 Combo Amp.
Guitars include an Ibanez Artcore Semi-Hollowbody and a Fender Jazzmaster guitars
running through multiple effects pedals.
The Bass rig runs through a Peavey 4x10 cab Headliner 1000w amp and also utilizes a
Fender 4x12 cabinet and a Randall 120w head to run both bass and guitar tones.
Drums include Pearl Professional DLX series 5 piece kit with Zildjian cymbals and Alesis
Sample Pro sample pad.

13.What is your musical guilty pleasure that you are ashamed of?

That's a very loaded question for a musician lol. I think we all have our own guilty
pleasures in the band. So instead of guilty pleasure Ill give you our band ritual song. We
always have to play a specific song from a band called Little Big before every show

otherwise we don't have a good show. Its been proven and tested on many occasions,
so we have to play this song…even if we have to call a band member on the phone and

play it…its weird, but it works.



14.If you could custom build a band who would be the members?

Oh I love this one. I think the perfect superband has already been…and that was
Audioslave. Rage Against the Machine and Chris Cornell? Wow. Another close second
is Velvet Revolver..GNR and Scott Wieland.


15.Message to the fans? What is it?

Support your local bands. Go out to a show, discover new music and support the hell out
of them. Buy their merch, rock out at the front of the stage and hangout with them after a
show. The only way to keep music alive in your area is to support the bands that are
coming up and make the venues realize that live music still pays. Call in to local stations
and request they play your fav band. Get on Spotify and hit repeat on the bands playlist.
They notice it, they appreciate it and it keeps them going.
To our fans…we love you so much. We appreciate all that you do for us, and you keep
us going more than ever. We cant wait to see you at our shows and please come say hi,
we might even buy you a beer (or soda if your underage lol).


American Standards INTERVIEW!! HELL YEAH!

1. Please tell us about the about the band and its members. 

We got Corey on guitar, Steven on Bass, Mitchell on Drums, and Brandon on Vocals.

2. Who does the majority of the writing? Is it a group thing or does someone handle the writing duties?

 It’s usually a group effort. We all dabble in guitar and come to practice with a riff and then we all bounce ideas off each other.


3. Where is the band based out of ? Where did you want to the band to end up? What was the dream city to have as your home base once you got out of your scene?

Phoenix Arizona. I don’t think we’d be the same band if we lived anywhere else.



4. What is your genre? What bands do you use to explain  to people what you sound like?

Hardcore/Punk/Metal. For lack of a better explanation, whenever someone asks us what we sound like, we usually just tell people we sound like Metallica. 


5. Can we buy anything from you Cd's shirts etc and where can we buy them?

Cd’s, koozies, shirts, hats, vinyl records and more! All on our bandcamp and Facebook!


6. Do you have studio time lined up anything new coming soon?

Nothing set in stone as of yet, but we do have some stuff planned on the horizon.



7. Have you ever been on tour? If so where and with who?

Too many places to name. And too many names to mention. #StayWild 



8. What is your favorite band? Who are the bands who influenced you?

Slipknot, Tom Waits, System of a Down,  Bjork, Pantera, and Converge to name a few.


9. Do you have a website? And do I have to verify that I am 18 to enter it? 

We welcome any and all ages from 2 to 92! We’re on all social media as well as Apple Music, Spotify, Rhapsody, Friendster, MySpace, Live Journal, the Twitters, Pandora and many many more! Just google us!!!



10. What about your music do you want people to remember? What is the quality you want to hit people when they hit play?

I’d like people to remember that we’re just regular dudes with regular boring 9 to 5 jobs that take up the time between waking up and playing a show. Anyone can do it, even you! 


11. Name a person who is integral to your band that nobody knows about , what person drives your band like they are part of the band? Who is the extra member ?

Mike Hyde, and Nathan Unterreiner. 


12. Tell nerds like me tell us about your live rig and equipment.

Corey runs a 6505 straight into his Marshall 1960B cab filled with vintage 30’s and green backs in an X formation. Right now he’s playing a stock Charvelle we found at a pawn shop.

Steven has an Orange Tiny terror that he runs through his Acoustic 8x10. Only peddles he uses besides a tuner is a Sans Amp, and a Rat distortion. Live he’ll use his Fender Aerodyne. When recording he’ll mix it up between that and his late 80’s Gibson Grabber.


13.What is your musical guilty pleasure that you are ashamed of?

When you get to our age, we’re not ashamed of anything anymore. I guess a “guilty pleasure” could be considered how much Steven loves Rod Stewart, Corey loves Phill Collins, Brandon loves Tom Waits, and Mitch loves Bjork. 

14.If you could custom build a band who would be the members?

Rod Stewart, Phill Collins, Tom Waits, and Bjork!



15.Message to the fans? What is it?

Keep on rockin’ in the free world!!!

Friday, June 29, 2018

DOAN RE RE INTERVIED


1. Please tell us about the about the band and its members.

Formed of Diane Thibault at vocals, Olivier Roy on the drums, André Labrecque on bass and Nicholas Roy on guitar, they first established in 2011 as a cover band bearing the name Ghettoblaster. They changed their name in 2017 to dedicate themselves more seriously to their own compositions.

With their first album "Stupidity Kills", they are ready to rock the stage and look forward to making you listen to their music 

Diane Thibault: Singer, author and musician (guitar). She has always been passionate of music and open to any musical styles. She has been practicing her passion for more than 20 years doing some shows with various musicians in various styles. Now as the lead singer for the band DOAN, her main goals are to create and have fun while doing all this very seriously. 

Nicholas Roy: Guitarist, back vocal and composer. Growing up in an environment where the music was always very present without being surrounded by musicians. At 16 years old, he began to play electric guitar aiming at following the tracks of his idols James Hetfield from Metallica and Scott Ian from Anthrax. He has been a member of various cover bands as well as one of the founder of the Montreal hardcore band Xplicit Noize with whom he recorded 4 albums and made hundreds of shows in Canada and Europe. Now guitarist for DOAN, he’s totally devoted to it. 

Andre Labrecque: Bassist, back vocal, author and composer. He has been practicing his passion for more than 35 years. Approximately one decade of learning with different garage band and then another decade with more serious bands. For more than 5 years, he did a whole lot of bar gigs. Now bass player for DOAN with the first album, he can’t wait to make it back on stage. 

Olivier Roy: Drummer, very open to various musical styles but more into the metal and hard rock. He bought his first drum kit when he was 15 years old and since then he did several shows with different cover bands. Roadie for the band Xplicit Noize for a few years, he participated to the two European tours they did back then. Now drummer for the group, he dedicates itself totally to DOAN.



2.Who does the majority of the writing? Is it a group thing or does someone handle the writing duties?

The band’s music is the result of a collaborative effort. Nicholas or Andre first comes in with their riffs in a structure as a base for a song. Then the others write their parts for their instrument. Then Diane compose lyrics and melodies over the music.



3. Where is the band based out of ? Where did you want to the band to end up? What was the dream city to have as your home base once you got out of your scene?

We’re in Montreal, Canada. We don’t really have a dream city or a place where we want to end up to, we’ll go wherever the music will lead us to!



 4. What is your genre? What bands do you use to explain  to people what you sound like?

Alternative metal is, we think, the best categorie that sums up the style of music we’re doing. Heavy and incisive to sweet and melodious, our music is a melting pot of metal, hard rock, grunge and progressive rock.



5.Can we buy anything from you Cd's shirts etc and where can we buy them?

For now the only way to get our merch is to come see us live! A merch store in gonna be soon up and running on our site!



6.Do you have studio time lined up anything new coming soon?

We’re not yet at a studio stage but we’re always working on new music!



7.Have you ever been on tour? If so where and with who?

We’ve been on tour with two awesome bands from France, Porno Graphic Messiah and Blackburst. We’re really liking those guys! We now have great friends in France!



8.What is your favorite band? Who are the bands who influenced you?

There’s too many good bands to choose just one but our music is influence by the music of bands like Tool, Alice In Chains, Mastodon, A Perfect Circle, Deftones, Godsmack and many others



9.Do you have a website? And do I have to verify that I am 18 to enter it?

www.doanband.com and don’t worry kids, it’s an all ages web sites!



10. What about your music do you want people to remember? What is the quality you want to hit people when they hit play?

We want them to remember the emotions it brings to them, that’s what music is all about isn’t it?



11.Name a person who is integral to your band that nobody knows about , what person drives your band like they are part of the band? Who is the extra member ?

Richard Sexy Piché is definitely the extra member of DOAN! He always was involved in our music projects and still is today! We often play shows at his house we’re he have an awesome complete pro scene setup with lights, smoke machine and everything we need to make a great show!



12.Tell nerds like me tell us about your live rig and equipment.

Olivier plays Sonor drums, André plays Music Man bass in a Gallien Krueger 2001rb amp and Nicholas plays PRS CE-22’s guitars in a Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier amp.



13.What is your musical guilty pleasure that you are ashamed of?

We’re very open minded about music so we’re not ashamed of any music that we love to listen to!



14.If you could custom build a band who would be the members?

That is a really tough question! So many good musicians out there! So every member of DOAN have choosen a musician to replace them to form a super group.

Diane choose Yma Sumac on vocals

Olivier choose Nico McBrain on drums

André choose Geddy Lee

Nicholas choose Adam Jones on guitar

That would be something out of this world!



15.Message to the fans? What is it?

There’s so many good bands out there, if you like music take the time to search the web, social medias, streaming sites... you will find awesome music! Go out to see shows! Support your local scene! Bands need you!

R.I.V.: listen to the new album "Prog-Core" by Spotify


R.I.V.: listen to the new album "Prog-Core" by Spotify

Has just been officially released the first album of the group "R.I. V". Merging Thrash Metal, Progressive Metal, Death Metal and Core, the Brazilian group is one of the only ones in the world to perform this style of music. Aggressiveness and weight are the main features of R.I.V. that in 12 tracks managed to synthesize all your energy and sound destruction in your newest release, the album "Prog-Core".



The album is available on all platforms Streaming world, being easily found on Spotify, Deezer, Itunes, Google Play, Bandcamp and Amazon. The R.I.V. was idle for more than 20 years, returning in 2016, when they released a demo presentation. Now with stabilized training the Group releases in physical and digital format's debut album "Prog-Core".



Check out the album on Spotify:

https://open.spotify.com/album/5CDpFYxRx6GEzToy4NmcyI?si=n4fGgv4nQPClyS4w46hrHQ



Official tracklist "R.I.V.-Prog-core":
01. War Flames
02. Headache
03. In the ... P.A.S.
04. Rainbow Warrior's Mayday
05. Progressive Core
06. Testicle Man
07. Caligula 2332 A.d.
08. Freaks In Action
09. Animal
10. Delicious Yum! Yum!
11. Ashes
12. Spiral

Netherhall interview

1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.

We are currently a 3 piece Instrumental alternative progressive Metal band from Birmingham. Originally forming as a 4 piece in 2015, we have continued as a 3 piece since November 2017. We are actively looking for a new member however to add to what we have already crafted.

2. What’s the origin of the band’s name?

Netherhall stems from a estate situated in Great Barr where us guys used to go round looking for ghosts aha. Before it become a housing estate, the area was home to St Margrets Mental Hospital.

3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are
there any local bands you could recommend?

We are based in Birmingham. The scene in and around Birmingham is a thriving one with tons of excellent local bands. We are very lucky and honoured to be a part of it. A couple we recommend (just to name a few) are: Pelugion, Cenfora, Trivax & SID.

4. How would you describe your style?

Heavy and atmospheric. Our style weaves heavy, crushing riffs with atmospheric overtones to draw you in and keep you there.

5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your
works?

We released our debut EP 'Imacular' in May 2017 when we were still a 4 piece. Imacular contained some of our earliest material which led to the EP being very diverse in tone.


6. Do you have any new music in the works?
We do! We have been writing & performing new material over the last year, perfecting it to a point we are happy with it. We are delighted to say a release is coming soon!

7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?

We have plenty of shows coming up. One of our personal highlights being our support slot for The Contortionist coming up at The Asylum 2, Monday 9th July.

8. What plans do you have for the future as a band?

We have plenty of material that we want to record and put out there however, bringing in a new member is one of our top priorities and thus will influence our plans going forward.

9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?

You can listen to our recorded material on all good streaming sites and stores, including itunes, Bandcamp & Spotify. For live footage which includes new material, our facebook page and youtube page contain the official footage from our time at Bloodstock 2017.

10. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?

The emotion of the music and how it makes you feel as an individual. We pour our whole into our music and live performance and we aim to deliver the same experience to our fans.



Thursday, June 28, 2018

AUTHORS PICK! Roses Unread

*A note from Wes J , Over the years I have played a lot of bands and a very few of them I follow to this day because they stand out. Most of the interviews on this page are bands on Metal Coffee PR or bands other PR companies are covering. Roses Unread I am putting here because I DIG THEM!!
Thanks to the band for the interview.

1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members. 

Roses Unread formed in 2007, with various member changes up until 2016. The current members are: Allison Purifoy (vocals), John Purifoy (guitars), Jed Hood (bass), and Caleb Lancaster (drums). Allison and John are the core founders of the band since the start, and Jed and Caleb entered around 2016. The band shares a love for raw, real music, no sugar coating or cookie cutting. They describe their music as space-pop-metal.

2. What’s the origin of the band’s name? 

The band's name is almost a metaphor in itself. Picture a rose blooming...it takes time, and worth the wait. Think of an unread book, it also takes time and is worth the wait. Some people are patient and others expect things too quick, they won't give things a chance. We hope with our music can provide a peep hole of light in a dark tunnel of doubt. Stay on the path and don't stray off, be patient, give things a chance. 

3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?

 Allison and John live in TN and Jed and Caleb live in Mississippi. So we always say we are from "Tennessippi" when we are on stage. The scene is pretty good, but sometimes can get oversaturated. Some good bands we recommend are: Insect to Monarch, Seeking Seven, Jupiter Stone, The Skeleton Krew, You The Few, 5 Stories, and the list goes on...(if you like this list I can always give more)

4. How would you describe your style?

 Space-pop-metal 

5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works?

 We are working on our 6th release. You can find our previous albums/EPS on itunes and you can see our music videos on YouTube. Expect an emotional rollercoaster...

6. Do you have any new music in the works?

 We are currently writing in our home studio as we speak.

7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out? 

We are focused on the writing right now, but have two really cool Memphis shows coming up in the next month.

8. What plans do you have for the future as a band?

 Write music, play shows, and world domination.

9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?

 YouTube, Itunes, our website (rosesunreadofficial.com)


10. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?

 Remember earlier when I said give things a change....refer to interview questions 2. :)



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SCHUBERT IN ROCK INTERVIEW

Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.

This is a long story ;-)) for further information I send you some

What’s the origin of the band’s name?

At that time there were the Doobie Brothers, Blues Brother, Allman Brothers etc. and we were not brothers!!
Conclusion: No Brothers for short ”NO BROS”.
            The international project “Schubert In Rock” don’t need any explanation
            if you look at my last name ;-)

Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there?
Are there any local bands you could recommend?


Hard and Heavy isn’t that big in Austria, but we try ;-)
Local Bands: Opus, Speed Limit, Serenety ...
How would you describe your style?


I think it’s Heavy Rock, but I wouldn’t narrow it down to some cliché


What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works?


Countless “No Bros” records and
“Schubert In Rock” 2013
Expect true and honest Hard Heavy Rock ;-)


Do you have any new music in the works?


There are always new songs on my mind.
A little surprise next year maybe…


How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?
2018 all our energy is focused on promotion all over the world
and in 2019 there will be live-gigs with SCHUBERT IN ROCK and my
main band NO BROS wherever they want us!?!
What plans do you have for the future as a band?
Enjoy Rock ‘n’ Roll ;-)


Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?
https://www.puresteel-records.com
http://www.pandaemonium.co.at/ 
And I think in every well equipped Music-Store


What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your
music for the first time?

That’s a difficult question only the listener himself can answer maybe.

But I hope it’s only enjoyable memories ;-)



Wednesday, June 27, 2018

DESOLATE PATHWAY INTERVIEW


1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.

(Vince) Desolate Pathway is myself on vocals and guitar, Mags on drums and backing vocals and Jaeme on bass. We formed in mid-2014 with Mags and myself as the original members and Jaeme being with us almost a year now.



2. What’s the origin of the band’s name?

 (Vince) The band originally started around 2013 as a solo project under the name Origin Konrad with Konrad being a family name. I released a 4 track mini album with the help of Drummer Darin McCloskey from USA doom veterans Pale Divine. Early 2014 I decided to form it into a real band with Desolate Pathway originally being the debut album title, soon changing that to Valley of the King and changing the band name to something more fitting to the music.



3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?

(Vince) We are based in South East of England and to be honest there is not much of a scene here, Especially for our genre. The area is flooded with cover and tribute bands so we tend to play in other areas including overseas. Sometimes we get offered to play in the area but very rarely is it with bands that would normally fit with us and the gigs have such mixed and confusing bills.



4. How would you describe your style?

(Vince) I would say our style is Classic Metal riff based melodic doom. Or for short, Epic Doom



5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works?

(Vince) We have 2 albums and a single released. Our debut album “Valley of the King” is a pure concept album telling a complete story from beginning to end.  It’s a quest of legends with castles, demons, haunted forests, swords, battles and much more. The single was limited edition named “Into the realms”. This was just a tease of what is to come on our 2ndalbum. Our 2nd album “Of Gods and Heroes” again is a concept album although rather than one story but many short stories based on Greek Mythology including Charon, Medusa, Pegasus and there is even a mention of Jason and the golden fleece.



6. Do you have any new music in the works?

(Vince) Yes we do. The plan is to introduce a new track to our rehearsal schedule over a period of time until we are happy to take the step and actually record another album. We have 3 new tracks that will be played live on our forthcoming shows. I feel it is always good to test them live too.



7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?

(Vince) We did some gigs in Scandinavia and mainland Europe recently and we are getting prepared for a show in London in August and HRH Doom vs Stoner festival in Sheffield. We hope that we can get more shows confirmed for 2019.



8. What plans do you have for the future as a band?


(Vince) That’s hard to say as we never know what’s around the corner. We just go with the flow and make the most of what we do as it’s in our hearts. As long as we stay true to the music and play what we like then anything else is a bonus.


9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?

(Vince) our main website links to all outlets www.desolatepathway.co.uk or alternatively we can be found on Big Cartel, Band camp, Spotify, YouTube and all the usual social media platforms.



10. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?




Wreck-Defy INTERVIEW


1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members. 

The band was formed in 2016 by Matt Hanchuck.  I assembled some songs that I had laying around over the years and elected to do proper recordings of them and potentially release them.  I reached out to Glen Drover via social media to have him mix and master the songs.  He offered to have his brother Shawn do all the drum tracks and I contacted my former band member Justin Stear to perform the vocals.  This turned into our debut Fragments of Anger which was released on Oct 31st 2017.



2. What’s the origin of the band’s name?

 The band's name is an homage to my 2 favorite thrash metal  bands...the color and stenciling was inspired by Overkill and the bullet hyphen was taken from the band Vio-lence...which was the only thrash band to my knowledge that ever incorporated a hyphen into their moniker.



 3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend? 


Band is based out of 2 places...Thunder Bay Ontario...home of Matt Hanchuck the guitar player and chief songwriter.  As well as New Westminster British Columbia, which is a suburb of Vancouver, this is where Aaron Randall (current vocalist) resides.


4. How would you describe your style?

we are purely a thrash metal band...plain and simple.  I think what's different about us is that we have a real singer...and not a cookie monster like sooooo many of these new age thrash metal bands



 5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works? 

Our debut Fragments of Anger was released independently on Oct 31st 2017.  We have since signed a distribution deal with Alone Records in Greece and the label recently released our debut on limited edition hand numbered 180 gram vinyl.





6. Do you have any new music in the works? 

Our new album Remnants Of Pain is currently being recorded and is almost completed.  It features Aaron Randall on vocals, Greg Christian on bass, Dave O'Neal on drums, Matt Hanchuck on Guitars and mixed and mastered by Juan Urteaga.



7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out? 

 We are planning to do some festival dates in 2019.  hopefully the European circuit, and some of the bigger events in Canada



8. What plans do you have for the future as a band? 

 Hopefully we can sign with a proper label who can promote the band and provide tour support.



9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff? 

 You can check the band out at Wreck-Defy on bandcamp, or you can contact the band via facebook, Wreck-Defy@underground4560, to purchase a CD or vinyl copy directly from the band.


10. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time? 

 A nod to the old school influence from the bay area, and the melodies that the vocals have to offer.  Also the shredding guitar solos which have been reintroduced into metal music in the last decade...





STORMY ATMOSPHERE interview.

Thank you very much for this interview, we appreciate a lot such opportunities to spread our word among metalhead listeners, who still love and care about the music in this world, in spite of all the info-boost today lol.




1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.

 Stormy Atmosphere is an Israeli Progressive Metal band, active since 2002. In these years we made two full albums, had been to three international tours, took part in many international festivals, and dozens of local shows, both as headliners and participants. We have six band members - two vocalists (male & female) a keyboard player, a guitarist, a bassist and a drummer. Some players left and joined the band through years, but the spirit of the band kept on going.



2. What’s the origin of the band’s name?

The root of our name is in our music and in the spirit of the band. All the players have different taste in music, different perceptions and energies, and from this storm the music we make comes out.



3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?

 Here in Israel the metal scene is not as powerful as in Europe or US, but we have a small but devoted and solid audience here. There are some local bands who act in the similar genre like Orphaned Land, Orpheus Blade and more.



4. How would you describe your style?

 We play Progressive. This style is an eclectic mixture of various genres, anything is welcome. We prefer mixing heavy riffs with classical melodies, interesting unusual rhythms, and some electronic and special effects on the way.



5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works?

As mentioned before, we had two major full album releases (in 2009 and 2015), this year we have been working on a third album to be released pretty soon hopefully, we also try our best to release music videos once in a while and visit some local radio and TV-shows.  Also, in both albums we tried to put some extras and secret "easter eggs", because we know our audience like and expect such add-ins...




6. Do you have any new music in the works?

 Yes we do. More than a half of our next album is made, some songs are already been played in our late shows.



7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?

Every few months we try to have a major show (like a tour or a festival), in between we take parts in some middle-size events with other local bands. We do our best to keep our hand on a pulse, staying on and tuned to our audience.



8. What plans do you have for the future as a band?

 Definitely taking part in more international events, releasing more albums and music videos, maybe trying some new sounds in our music... that's pretty much the way we see in front of us



9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?

You can listen to our music online in all the media channels, such as Youtube, Facebook, our website and more. We have CD's and t-shirts you can buy on our shows and our web site and Metal Scrap Records label site.



10. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?

The variety and the colorfulness of our music, the message behind the lyrics, and most of all -  that he hasn't heard it all yet and some cool stuff is yet to be played. An anticipation and a wishing for some more music from us.