My band wake up and rage brings a lot of originality and energy to our sound. We love writing originals but the love for music outside of the post hardcore genre like hip hop and trap and combining the styles was the inspiration for the Cardi B Bodak Yellow cover. Our love of bringing contrasting genres will be the inspiration behind the writing in our original tracks and covers to come. I am the vocalist writer and percussionist for my band. I work with one other guitarist at Corrector Studios he tracks the guitar and helps bring my ideas from ideas to reality so for now i'm doing everything for my band. Besides tracking, guitars and mixing.
2.When did you decide you wanted to be in a band?
I decided to be in a band after my father and I threw in what money we had on my 15th Birthday. My mom had left the family in ruins as she did many times throughout our lives. It was only two years later that i decided to enter my schools talent contest. After being on stage in front of the entire school & going up against the full choir , the drama classes performance and Cheerleading squad performance and other colorful act including full bands. Me performing a three minute Drum solo leaving my peers and faculty speechless. It was that point on that I decided to do whatever it takes to get a successful band together & get out to play shows. The 1st band i was ever in got to play in front of 6,000 people & it was amazing to see a whole civic center arena go crazy for our music. We played for a ROCKSTAR Energy drink sponsored event & ever since then I knew it was something i’d never stop chasing.
3. What is different about being a musician than you imagined?
The hardships one has to go through to get recognized even when they have practiced and logged over 10,000 hours of practice time there are many things i didn't see jumping towards my dreams it's like u can be the most talented writer ,drummer ,vocalist,in the world but without advertisement and a good team behind you u will remain unfound hope i found my team- wake up and rage
4. What gear do you use and why?
Drumwise i `like mapex hardware with zildjian and sabian cymbals love the sounds they give for my style of music i use these drumwise because it's` what y pops liked, i love the sound it generates . recording i use reaper,the mics ive been using are shure brand, when practicing i go to corrector studios to record i have 2 line 6 cabs in the practice area but the studio uses way better gear to record, and the cover was recorded with an 8 string in drop e
5. What music do you listen to that would surprise people?
Wakeup And rage loves a wide variety of music. Me (founder) joel metz i love everything from taylor swift ,to straight metal i think i have a wide range of what like to listen to i love post malone,suicide boys,cardi b,lots of hip hop but also love, as i lay dying,animal farm,emmure, but also die hard love attila so really we love many styles of music we hope that surprise you!!!!!
6. How do we find your music and merch to buy?
Wake up and rage’s link’s.
Big Cartel Store - https://karmakillas.bigcartel.com/
FaceBook - www.fb.me/wakeupandrageofficial
Wake up and rage Big Cartel store - https://wakeupandrage.bigcartel.com
7.How did you get a record deal? Or do you want a record deal or are you DIY?
I would love a record deal and more support i'm doing it all on my own and pouring money into it hopefully this will get me where i need to be
8. What bands do people compare your music to?
Attila,emmure,eskimo call boy.motionless in white,palisades,issues,fame on fire ,our last night,i see stars,suicide silence,a day to remember ,miss may i ,the word alive,asking alexandria
9. Are you pro Spotify / streaming services? Or do you think it hurts sales?
i say pro spotify it is a great platform to use
10. What’s the Ultimate goal for the band?
get out and play shows write many full albums and find the right team of bandmates ,enjoy life
11. Will we see you tour?
with the right resources and support and management team i would like to hope so that is the ultimate goal
12. Who would you love to tour with?
asking alexandria ,motionless in white,attila, emmure, really any band or music group
13. What is your favorite song of yours and why?
The time has come by die a legend because it was based off of a poem to my mother
14. Why should people take the time to listen to your band over the thousands of other bands?
because we are original and we promise to bring you a hell of a good time keep on the lookout come party with wake up and rage !!!!!!!!
15. What are your favorite music websites, labels, podcast etc?
Staysick, youtube, roadrunner, matal blade,ocean,
16. Is imagery important to you? Do you judge albums by the cover? i don't like to judge anything based on appearance it's all about what vibes your music brings your vibe attracts your tribe
17.If you could choose a cover song your band mates would hate what would it be? weezer /hash pipe
18.Is the record or live show more important?
live show i think aLTHOUGH THE RECORD IS VERY IMPORTANT also….i think the memories you share with those you look up to resides the most within
19.. Name 3 people dead or alive you would want play your music for?my father my grandfather,my sister,your mom not mine
20.Lemmy, Ozzy, Dio, and Rob Halford in a cage match who wins?
rob gang bangs them all and makes them all his bitch lolololool