EMQ’s with DREAMS IN PERIL PART 2
Back in May we did an EMQ’s interview with Kansas City based Metal/Hardcore band Dreams In Peril but a few things have changed so they kindly completed a new one. Huge thanks to bassist Dalton Collins for taking part!
What is your name, what do you play and can you tell us a little bit about the history of the band?
My name is Dalton Collins and I play bass for Dreams In Peril.
Dreams In Peril officially became a band In 2018 and we have had a bit of a ride since then. We have played alongside a lot of national bands including, but not limited to, Between The Buried And Me, Veil Of Maya, Born Of Osiris, The Acacia Strain, Upon A Burning Body, Volumes, ERRA, The Agony Scene, The Browning, Betraying The Martyrs and Many more!
We won Headband for the Highway shortly after officially becoming a band and went on to play a show on the Summer Slaughter Tour, We have one album out entitled “Mephobia” and have released a Music Video for our Single ‘Neckties And Nostalgia’ in early 2019. We then went on to sign with Metal Coffee PR and our Management, Extreme Management Group, joining a roster of bands such as Cattle Decapitation, Suffocation, and Misery Index.
How did you come up with your band name?
Our band name is honestly how we were feeling before creating this band. We are all from different bands in the Kansas City Music Scene and we have all felt as if every band we have been in has failed and as if our Dreams were in peril individually. It seemed fitting to name this band just that, in an effort to mock our past musical failures.
What country are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?
We are from the United States of America in Kansas City. The music Scene here has its ups and downs. There are times it is really strong and united and other times it’s as if bands are dropping like flies. Though, we are all very tight knit. We all know one another and have all played alongside each other many times in different bands. The fans here are hit and miss as well. Although the scene seems to be more active in the spring and summer time, it’s too cold here in the winter for people to want to get out to a show.
What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single or Video)
Our latest release is our music video for our single ‘Neckties And Nostalgia’ off of our debut album “Mephobia” This Music Video also introduces our new Vocalist Mike Yeager.
Who have been your greatest influences?
Individually it is very diverse and different. Though Collectively, to name a few… Suicide Silence, Whitechapel, The Acacia Strain, The Banner, Veil Of Maya, Oceano, Bury Your Dead, The Deftones.
What first got you into music?
For me specifically, I remember taking a CD from my sister. The CD was a compilation called “The Hard And The Heavy” with bands such as Static X and Coal Chamber.
If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?
I think I speak for all of us when I say ‘The Deftones’.
If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?
Probably Download Festival. From seeing it in videos and watching over YouTube. IT’S HUGE! I think it would be an amazing experience being able to play such a huge Festival.
What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?
Naked photos! Lol!
If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?
Believe in yourself! Never let your failures and struggles stop you from succeeding.
If you could bring one Metal/Rock star back from the dead, who would it be?
Dimebag from Pantera!
What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?
I enjoy the atmosphere, being able to create something that people can relate to and enjoy! Music helps people in their day to day lives. It is truly an honour to see people enjoy what I have created.
I hate how hard it is for bands to get recognition and to become successful. Bands have a hard time making any money and struggle with paying their own bills, let alone the expenses that a band requires to succeed.
If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?
To go off of my last answer from the previous question! I would change it in a way that musicians profit more and are better funded without the blowbacks of having to pay things back. Bands need more financial backing! We need it! We are constantly struggling to make ends meet.
Name one of your all-time favourite albums?
Such a hard question to answer! I would say “Around The Fur” by the Deftones or even “The Dead Walk” by The Acacia Strain.
What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?
In my opinion I like CD’s You get the full album art, the tracks, and you don’t have to rewind it like cassettes and it isn’t as big as Vinyl.
What’s the best gig that you have played to date?
The best Gig? That is hard to answer because we have had quite a few really good shows. One of our best shows was a house show. No kidding! The place was packed and the entire crowd went crazy… Then we had our first show with the Acacia Strain which was an amazing show… as well as our second showcase for summer slaughter when we had a packed crowd and what was so awesome is the crowd were singing the words to our songs right along with us. The show was a double show where there was an outdoor gig going on and an indoor show as well. The punk band the Cro-Mags were playing inside and as we got off the stage outside we were told that they loved our set and gave us tremendous complements.
If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?
Probably art! I was an Art Student in high school. I Just like being creative!
Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?
Samuel L. Jackson, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Lewis Black, Louis C.K., Angelina Jolie! LOL I don’t know!
What’s next for the band?
We are currently about to take some down time to write the second album which will be called “The Garden Of Bones”. We are currently half way done writing it and after that we plan to do some more Dates in the US as well as hopefully booking something out of country.
What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?
Jaffa Cakes! Are they a cake or a biscuit?
To be honest with you, I don’t know what a Jaffa Cake is! Haha!
Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?
We have accomplished a lot within our two years of being a band, We are still on the rise and we look forward to playing in a town of city near you!
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