EMQ’s with HUMAN HELL
Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with London, UK based Metal band Human Hell. Huge thanks to vocalist Evan 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 Evan, and I’m on vocals. Human Hell has been years in the making. Landing on our feet with the current line-up, things just clicked where they hadn’t before.
How did you come up with your band name?
If anyone can take a look at the world we live in today, compared to 10 years ago, they’ll understand. Human Hell is the metaphorical and physical embodiment of this feeling. This realm is hell.
What Country/Region are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?
We reside in North London, UK. This is one of the best places in the world for the scene. So much talent exists all over the world, but I’m still amazed at the benchmark of ability within this area. Even the buskers need a record deal.
What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single, Video)
Our latest release is our EP, “The Only Guarantee In Life Is Death.” This is now available on Spotify , as of August 28th.
Idle Hands (Official Video)
Who have been your greatest influences?
Personally, for me John Davy of Job For A Cowboy, Vincent Bennett of The Acacia Strain, Trevor Strnad of The Black Dahlia Murder, and Brendan Wilson of Into The Flood. If you know you know. Also Storm Strope who sang on Soulless Hymns by The Last Ten Seconds of Life had a real impact.
What first got you into music?
I had already been a guitarist and had American Idiot and other power chord songs under my belt. I then discovered Suicide Silence’s The Cleansing and Carnifex’s Dead In My Arms. I knew this was my life from them on; The vocal mould had been broken so all bets were off.as to what people could expect. What better time to get into it.
If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?
Conjurer. They are the most talented metal band on the scene right now. Immensely tight with no lack of passion live – it’s insane how they pull it off.
If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?
Hellfest. The line-ups have been getting more ridiculous as each year passes. It’s the festival to go to and how quick it sells out every year proves that.
What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?
Delicious brownies from @Ebzbakes. It was weird because we all got a surprise delivery! She’s a sweetheart with a sweet tooth and they were the best brownies we’d ever had.
If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?
Metal has always been about shining a light on the darker aspects of humanity, the psyche and the things we have done. It is therefore the most powerful platform we have now to speak out about what’s going on in the world. It is the place for it.
If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?
Chris Cornell and Chester Bennington, together. I’m a documentary fan 😊
What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?
The experiences I have gained through music, I thought were impossible. In a materialistic world I feel we do not identify progress unless it’s tangible. I could not put a price on what life has sent me and what we have created. I hate those who approach music taking this for granted.
If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?
The lack of societal impact and importance people seem to give artists, when outside of those people’s work hours – in this Netflix, Spotify, TikTok world – artists are what give them joy, escape, something. For example, during the lockdown in the UK, musicians have not been clearly communicated with.
Name one of your all-time favourite albums?
“Wormwood” – The Acacia Strain (I’d normally say “THE BIBLE”, the Job For a Cowboy EP)
What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?
FLAC download if you’re on the go all the time. As good quality theoretically as Vinyl!
What’s the best gig that you have played to date?
We played a packed-out Black Heart in London. A venue dear to all of us in the band, filled with a room of those closest to us. Carnage.
If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?
I had to interrupt my studies at University for Neuroscience for surgery. Guess I could say the lab isn’t for me now.
Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?
What’s next for the band?
The EP release will be followed up with dates yet TBA. Expect to see our logo.
What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?
Jaffa Cakes! Are they a cake or a biscuit?
Biscuits have to have a crunch to them on the wheat bit. They’re cakes for sure.
Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?
Thanks for getting in touch! Stay safe during these times. Hope isn’t on the horizon yet.
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