EMQ’s with TURN COLD
Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview, with Atlanta, Georgia based Crossover Thrash band, Turn Cold. Huge thanks guitarist Brett, 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?
Hello! My name’s Brett and I play guitar in Turn Cold. The guys in the band are my best pals and we’ve played music together in other projects before. These songs started as demos on my laptop and then I started sending them to the drummer and he would send tracks back. Once things started to loosen up with Covid and we were getting vaccinated we did a couple practices and hit the studio to record an EP. It’s been pretty surreal really only existing as a band online.
How did you come up with your band name?
We spent a week or so just texting each other band names all day until we landed on something that sounded hard.
What Country/Region are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?
We are from Atlanta, Georgia and the heavy metal community is alive and well here. A vibrant group for sure. Lots of excellent bands hail from here as well.
What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single, Video)
Our first EP “Break Your Faith” will be released in September and the first single ‘The End Of My Rope’ was released on 30th July.
‘The End Of My Rope’ (Audio)
Who have been your greatest influences?
Slayer, Metallica and Cro-Mags are pretty big ones for me.
What first got you into music?
The first band I ever heard that wasn’t pop music was the Misfits when I was a kid. After that I had an unquenchable thirst for more music like it. On the hunt for anything I could find that was fast and/or evil.
If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?
The past year or so I’ve worked with Taylor Young of Nails/Gods Hate/Twitching Tongues, Cody Davidson of Sanguisugabogg (and his 10,000 other projects,) Mastering extraordinaire Nick Townsend and Damian Herring of Horrendous. I hope to continue this and keep working with people I respect and/or admire. What’s Rick Rubin up to? I’d def work with that dude.
If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?
I think some of the wildest people in the world are in Texas and would love to play something like Chaos In Tejas and of course any metal band wants to play Wacken!
What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?
Nothing stands out specifically but maybe a piece of weird fan art or designer drugs.
If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?
We’re a relatively new band so I think our fanbase is minimal, but my message for readers or potential fans would be we put a lot into these tracks and I think they’ll speak for themselves. and to all the haters out there I’d say thank you. You keep this thing going.
If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?
Lemmy. No question.
What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?
Playing live is a big ol’ rush. Finishing a record and bringing something to full fruition that started as an idea in your head feels insane. I don’t hate much about it except for being forced to be organized which does not come naturally to me.
If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?
I haven’t been in it enough to comment. All feels like a secret club to me.
Name one of your all-time favourite albums?
Metallica – “Ride The Lightning”.
What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?
Cassettes are my favourite.
What’s the best gig that you have played to date?
Playing a gig with Power Trip on the Manifest Decimation tour is one of my best memories playing live. R.I.P. Riley.
If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?
Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?
James, Kirk, Lars, Jason and Dave. Watch the sparks fly.
What’s next for the band?
Giggin! Tour and fests!
What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?
Instagram, Facebook, Bandcamp. We’re old-school too though. Never underestimate the power of a flyer on a telephone pole.
Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?
I had to google this lol. Here we’d go with cookie, for sure.
Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?
Thanks so much. See you in the pit!
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