EMQ’s with THRASHERWOLF
Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with London, UK based Thrash Metal band, Thrasherwolf. Huge thanks to frontman, Daniel Lucas, 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?
Hi, my name is Daniel Lucas from the London Thrash metal band Thrasherwolf. I’m the front man which means I shout blue murder and shred at the same time, sounds challenging and it’s just as hard as it looks. The band was formed when, in my college years, I thought…fuck this, I want to make metal because I’m good at it and it makes me feel amazing! So, I spent some time, a couple of years maybe, going through different people and auditioning them for the band, which at first was going to be called “Metal moon”. I’m damn happy we changed it! I finally met the people I’m with now and things just clicked, there’s a union, a real pack feeling. They’re like brothers and one of them biologically is. Now the pack is on the rise, so you all better be looking out for us in future, because we got some good shit coming your way!
How did you come up with your band name?
I noticed a lot of bands with wolf in the title tend to make it. Call it stupid ol’ superstition, but I went with it. I also coupled it up with trying to be raw and down to earth, so we do exactly as it says on the tin. We thrash and wolves are cool! Done. Simple, moral, fun to eat.
What Country/Region are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?
We’re from England, London specifically. I’d say our scene is thriving, especially the more you go to the north of London. Camden and Central London have some amazing places for young unsigned talent. It has a magical way of bringing acts together.
What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single, Video)
Well our first release will technically be the single from our upcoming album; the album entitled “We Are Revolution”, is being released in mid-September, and the single mid-July. The single is called ‘The Vortex’, and you better hold on to your arses, because it will tear you a new one in a flash!
Who have been your greatest influences?
My greatest influences should be obvious to anyone who has either seen us, heard us and or actually checked what I look like! Bands like Megadeth, Metallica, and Kreator make up my influential bread and butter.
What first got you into music?
I picked up a guitar and heard Metallica and Slayer. I started writing stuff almost immediately based on what I loved about the style and found that I was loving every second and I was really good at it. Why waste talent and opportunity like that?
If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?
Personally, I’d love to collaborate with Annihilator, I adore their music and they’re a band I never get tired of, and I’d consider it a personal sin to hit the skip button when ever they came on my iPod.
If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?
Gotta be Download or Bloodstock. They’re both such an important part of what makes metal in England great. Both have amazing atmospheres with amazing acts and even offer opportunities to younger bands.
What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?
The weirdest gift we’ve ever received are the countless compliments and encouragements! I say weird because we never expected them, we just go to play, and they like us. We’re honestly so grateful to them all.
If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?
You’ve got a ton of good shit to come very soon! Keep an eye out and an ear to the ground, members of the pack!
If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?
Let them rest. Nothing crueler than making them have to go through the whole dying process again.
What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?
I love the feeling of unlimited creativity! The chance to feel like a god when you create something amazing from nothing and then have the chance to share it with others. It’s an amazing feeling when the record takes form from your imagination, and you actually hear it for the first time.
Hate is a strong word. Dislike would be more accurate. I dislike that there are people out there who censor creativity and artistry just to meet their own agendas. We try not to work with those sorts of people.
If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?
Absolutely nothing as of yet. We aren’t experienced enough to understand all its nuances, it’s do’s or its don’ts. We’re learning as we go along. We wouldn’t have the right to change anything about a hard-working industry without more knowledge and understanding first.
Name one of your all-time favourite albums?
Onslaught – “The Sound of Violence”. Just truly…superb in every way.
What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?
CD’s, nothing like holding a physical copy in your hand, actually feeling like you own it. Mind you, downloads lessen clutter and are quicker to access.
What’s the best gig that you have played to date?
The time we played the Valentine’s Day Thrashacre at The Fighting Cocks in Kingston with Hellfekted and Bangover. The crowd, the atmosphere, and the over all experience was just like a huge learning curve for us all, and really gave us the confidence to push forward with Thrasherwolf! And we got our first mosh pit! We went on from that to win the Metal 2 The Masses pit rounds at the very next gig, so the proof is in the pudding, as they say.
If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?
Probably be passed out in the pub! Oh, you mean work wise? I probably would have gone into acting.
Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?
I’d invite Dave Mustaine, because he can bring the wine, Corpse Grinder Fisher, because he can bring the meat, James Maynard Keenan because he can bring the boof, the guys from Primus because they can bring the cheese, and lastly I’d invite James Hetfield because he can bring the table.
What’s next for the band?
Well at the moment Thrasherwolf are focusing on the PR and marketing for the release of our new album “We Are Revolution” coming out mid-September. We are releasing the first single on the 17th of July (preorders available on the 3rd) and the second single mid-August. Other than that, it’s dealing with our online presence because of the lockdown, and getting our gigs/tours and festivals booked up for the next year, big things to come let me tell you.
What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?
Distrokid for starters, they’re amazing at what they do and they’re Glen Fricker approved! Great price too. Lots of options and lots of destinations all of which can do nothing but aid us.
Jaffa Cakes! Are they a cake or a biscuit?
After convening with the rest of my band and coming up with an answer, Jaffa cakes are definitely biscuits, if you don’t agree, fight me!
Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?
Keep an eye on our social media pages! That’s Thrasherwolf (all one word) on Facebook and Thrasherwolfthebandofficial on insta. Big things to come guys, stay safe, join our pack if you haven’t already and come get lost with us in the eye of the vortex!
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