EMQ’s with BURY ME WHERE I FALL
Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview, with East Midlands, UK based Metal band, Bury Me Where I Fall. Huge thanks to, Phil Kavanagh, 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 Phil Kavanagh, also known as Chili Phil! I moved up to the East Midlands from Birmingham 6 years ago and met up with fellow local musicians. We found that we all had the same music tastes so decided to form a band and write the kind of music that we all love! We originally started as a four piece band but have now slimmed down to a three piece.
How did you come up with your band name?
Well, we were struggling with a name early on and we were talking about some of our favourite bands and it just so happens, one of them had a song title called BURY ME WHERE I FALL…I checked online to find that no one else (that we know of) took it.
What Country/Region are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?
East Midlands – South Derbyshire and Leicestershire. There is a cracking venue in Coalville called the Vic which has all kinds of bands on. Other than that, because I am originally from Birmingham myself, I am only mega familiar with that scene!
What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single, Video)
Our latest release is the “Beat Down On The Brave” EP which is on YouTube and Spotify! We have a new Single called ‘The Faded’ coming very soon also!
‘Beat Down On The Brave’ (Audio)
‘Conspiracy Of Silence’ (Audio)
Who have been your greatest influences?
Our influences are very diverse – from Rock to Black Metal. Although the band sound far from Black Metal, the three of us have a keen ear for such. Bands wise I would say, Kerbdog, Therapy?, Killswitch Engage, Metallica, Death, Pantera.
What first got you into music?
My sister would play rock music when I was younger and I used to hear it all the time. As soon as I heard bands like Metallica, 3 Colours Red, The Wildhearts and Kerbdog I was all over music.
If you could collaborate with a current band or musician, who would it be?
What a great question. I would love to do something with Therapy?.
If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?
Bloodstock. It’s down the road from us and it’s the coolest festival. I hope we get the chance one day!
What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?
I once got given a metal plectrum that made me break a string that very night!
If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?
You will never realise how much we appreciate you!
If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?
What a question…Would have to be Dimebag, we need him right now!
What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?
I love the writing and recording process. Bringing a simple idea into the other guys and watching it transform into a BURY ME WHERE I FALL song. Then hearing it blasting back in the studio and watching everyone record their parts. Hate wise – it would have to be the fact it’s so difficult to be able to be a musician full time.
If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?
Bands earn more from Streaming etc. There are some songs out there by low level musicians and they are a work of art. It should be rewarded as such, like it was when bands would sell thousands of albums.
Name one of your all-time favourite albums?
“The Great Southern Trendkill” – Pantera
What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?
I will always miss and love CD’s. Cassettes were also cool.
What’s the best gig that you have played to date?
Our first one at the VIC in Coalville. It was the first show I played in a couple of years as a band and I was blown away by how many had shown up and the support we got! Made me realise how much I love playing live.
If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?
Playing far too many video games…
Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?
Cormac Battle of Kerbdog, James Hetfield, Russel Brand, Johnny Brennan (Jerky Boys) Raphael Rowe (the guy who does the Prison Documentaries). I think the conversations would be crazy!
What’s next for the band?
Next is a Single EP – ‘The Faded’, followed by work on the album. Which we have plenty already for!
What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?
Jaffa Cakes! Are they a cake or a biscuit?
Definitely a biscuit.
Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?
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Thanks for your time!
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