EMQ’s with ARRIVAL OF AUTUMN

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EMQ’s with ARRIVAL OF AUTUMN

Hi Everyone. Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Alberta, Canada based Metal band Arrival Of Autumn! Huge thanks to vocalist Jamison Friesen 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 Jamison Friesen, I’m the vocalist in Arrival Of Autumn. The band was formed in 2011 by Brendan (guitar), Ty (drums) and myself. We released an EP in 2012, an album in 2014. We eventually recruited our current bass player Kevin, and second guitar player Ryan. We got signed and released our new album on Nuclear Blast Records, it’s called “Harbinger” and it’s available now!

How did you come up with your band name?

Our drummer Ty brought the idea to us, it’s inspired by an Opeth song and we thought it was fitting.

What country are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?

We’re from Canada, in the province of Alberta. We have a fantastic metal scene out here and lots of great bands. There are hardworking promoters in every city and a lot of talented bands.

What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single or Video)

Our new album “Harbinger” was released earlier this year, on the same day we released a music video for the track ‘Better Off Without’ which can be found on Nuclear Blasts YouTube page. (Link Below)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPZWH6YM1oc

Who have been your greatest influences?

Metallica is my number one, other major influences for me in my younger years were Demon Hunter, Linkin Park, & Bullet For My Valentine.

What first got you into music?

As far back as I can remember I’ve enjoyed many genres of music. I was taken to my first live show at a young age and loved it.

If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?

It would be James Hetfield, no doubt.

If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?

Download Festival at Donington. There’s been so many legendary sets played there.

What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?

Chicken & Waffles flavoured cereal, it was amazing.

If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?

Create your own meaning in life, find something you enjoy and live for it.

If you could bring one Metal/Rock star back from the dead, who would it be?

Cliff Burton.

What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?

Being able to yell at people and call it art is pretty great! There’s a lot of self-doubt when dealing with song writing, it can be tough to stay positive when dealing with writers block.

If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?

Let’s get back to real musicians making money.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

The Flaming Lips – “The Soft Bulletin”.

What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?

I love being able to download an album as soon as it’s available, but I also enjoy buying vinyl copies of my favourite albums.

What’s the best gig that you have played to date?

We had a great set in San Diego recently, the energy was insane and we smashed it.

If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?

Gaming a lot more.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

You wouldn’t know them, but they’re good people.

What’s next for the band?

We’re embarking on a 7 week tour of the USA & Canada with In Flames & Red this winter!

What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?

We’re on all platforms as /arrivalofautumn or @arrivalofautumn. Listen to our music on Spotify, Apple, etc.
http://www.arrivalofautumn.com/
https://www.facebook.com/ArrivalOfAutumn/
https://open.spotify.com/artist/6OLm78czd7Y80yrzwAb7FK

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Cakescuit for sure!

Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?

Thanks for having me and thanks to all the readers checking this out! Make sure to listen to our new album “Harbinger” and catch us on tour in your city very soon!

 

 

 

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EMQ’s with CRYPITUS

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EMQ’s with CRYPITUS

Hi Everyone. Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Vermont, USA Thrash/Death/Prog Metal band Crypitus! Huge thanks to all of them 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?

Zach: Hi. I’m Zach. I play drums. Crypitus has been around for about 3.5 years. It all started with Doug and Pete living and playing together. At the time I was desperately searching the internet for local musicians to jam with and Pete was the first to respond with Doug in tow. The rest is history.

Pete: We are Crypitus. We play thrashy groovy prog Metal. Doug and I used to play guitar together and we decided to find a drummer. Zach was available and it’s been history since.

Joe: I’m Joe and I play bass. I joined after a friend introduced me.

Doug: I’m Doug and I’m the guitarist / vocalist for Crypitus. We really started this group in the spring of 2016 when Zach, Pete and I got together. After cycling through a few bass players Joe stood true as a solid fit.

How did you come up with your band name?

Doug: The name Crypitus actually came from when I was taking wilderness first aid in high school, my teacher came up to me rather excited and exclaimed “Do you know what a sick metal band name would be? Crypitus; it’s the sound of breaking bones!” I was sold instantly.

What country are you from and what is the metal scene like there?

Zach: We hail from Mendon, Vermont, USA. The metal scene varies from State to state here. My favorite local metal scene is definitely in Maine, which is the north Eastern most point of the country. No matter where we go in the states though, the music scene is a very humbling experience. It’s like a tremendous underground brotherhood.

Pete: We’re from the United States. The metal scene is booming here. Lot of different genres going on! The people are incredible in the scene. They just treat everyone like family.

Joe: We are from Vermont, USA. The metal scene is awesome here.

Doug: I love the scene we have around here, I see so many bands in the New England region hungry to make music for people and have a great time doing it!

What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single, Video)

Zach: We just released our first album, “Ill World (That’s What You Get)”. The first single from the album is called ‘Out Of Line’. We are very excited to have some fresh material out for the world to hear and we are looking into getting a music video made soon.

Joe: We just released our first album “Ill World (That’s What You Get)”.

Doug: “Ill World (That’s What You Get)” is our first official album, it’s so great to have that released now. It’s a culmination of the last 3 years of Crypitus, and we hope that it helps people understand our sound as a whole. The lyrical content is meant to display the danger we endure in this Ill, dying world.

Who have been your greatest influences?

Zach: My biggest influences are Blake Richardson from Between the Buried and Me, Terry Bozzio and Mike Portnoy.

Pete: Frank Zappa, Aaron Marshall, Between the Buried and Me, Exmortus, Mastodon.

Joe: Metallica, Primus and SOAD.

Doug: I love Megadeth, Death and Death Angel.

What first got you into music?

Zach: Birth. As a toddler, my father was a metal head. I had a drum set made of phone books and pots and pans. Riding in the car, I used to bang my head off the front of my car seat when the metal was blaring. It’s in my blood.

Pete: I’ve been into music since I was really young. I played piano from 5-10 and switched to guitar after that.

Joe: My parents listened to good music when I was growing up.

Doug: Music has always been amazing, ever since I can remember I was delving into music and artists and all the stories surrounding.

If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?

Zach: I’d really like to get a chance to rock out with Sithu Aye. There’s another local band that I’d really like to replace their drummer too.

Pete: I’d love to jam with Plini.

Joe: Primus.

Doug: I’d love to jam with Voivod.

If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?

Zach: Herd Flock. It’s a small one but it’s like home.

Pete: Reading Festival in England seems really cool.

Doug: I’d love the chance to play Heavy MTL in Montreal QC CA.

What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?

Pete: I’ve gotten some free drinks once but that’s about it.

Doug: We got sent home with an insane amount of homemade bread once!

If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?

Zach: Hakuna matata.

Pete: Just play the music you want to. Don’t conform to any genres.

Doug: Support your local artist! Literally anyway you can, we are working our tails off for you!

If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?

Zach: Chuck from Death. He’s the only one.

Pete: I’d bring Frank Zappa back.

Doug: What Zach said?

What do you enjoy most about being a musician? And what do you hate?

Zach: I really enjoy hitting things with sticks. Also getting to play in front of a crowd is pretty amazing. What I like least would have to be some of the long ass drives we make to get to a show.

Pete: I love expressing myself through the guitar. I hate breaking strings.

Joe: Get to play cool music and travel around to awesome places. Dislike long car rides.

Doug: I love being able to express myself, especially in front of people, it’s exhilarating. I do hate equipment issues with a passion.

If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?

Zach: The fact that it’s almost impossible to make a living as a musician unless you get famous.

Pete: I’d change the music industry to not rely on capitalism to thrive.

Doug: I wish that music wasn’t a trap for people to sell out in.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

Zach: My all-time favourite album is “Colors” by Between the Buried and Me.

Pete: “Dark Side of the Moon” by Pink Floyd.

Joe: “Sailing the Seas of Cheese” by Primus.

Doug: “Rust In Piece” by Megadeth

What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?

Zach: 8 track.

Pete: I love vinyl.

Joe: Downloads are cool.

Doug: CD’s for sure!

What’s the best gig that you have played to date?

Zach: That’s a hard one. It was either our first Herd Flock or this year’s RPM fest. Both were awesome crowds.

Pete: RPM fest in Massachusetts was pretty rad.

Joe: RPM fest was probably one of the best we played at.

If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?

Zach: Maybe fishing a bit.

Pete: Nothing. I’d be a husk.

Joe: Not a lot.

Doug: Disappearing into the woods and never coming back.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Zach: Gandhi, Blake Richardson, Plini, Steve Rinella and my dog Lucy.

Pete: Frank Zappa, Bill Hader, Bruce Campbell, John Mulaney, Joseph Stalin.

What’s next for the band?

Zach: A lot of shows and album promoting, winter hibernation, and world domination.

Pete: We’re playing with Exmortus in December.

Joe: World domination.

Doug: Scattered shows throughout the fall and winter and expecting a heavy 2020.

What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?

http://www.crypitus.com/
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVH3Jy1IikiY_nwoedEzV0A
https://www.musicindustrydatabase.com/artists/Crypitus
https://soundcloud.com/crypitus
https://www.reverbnation.com/crypitus
https://crypitus.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/crypitus

Jaffa Cakes! Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Zach: Do they have frosting? Do you smother them in gravy? Idfk what a Jaffa cake is.

Joe: It has cake in the name so cake.

Doug: Word on the street is it is a luxurious biscuit that is like a cake.

Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?

Please show us some love and pick up our latest release here!
https://crypitus.bandcamp.com/album/ill-world-thats-what-you-get

 

 

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EMQ’s with SUBSET

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EMQ’s with SUBSET

Hi Everyone. Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with London based Fuzz Rock band Subset! Huge thanks to them 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?

Subset, play guitar! We started in 2009 and toured a lot.

How did you come up with your band name?

We wanted something that sounded good, didn’t care much about the meaning.

What country are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?

UK, massive and weird.

What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single or Video)

A single called ‘Radenoid’ part of the”Phwoar!” album.

Who have been your greatest influences?

Youth, festivals, musicians we admire.

What first got you into music?

Women!

If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?

Theresa May.

If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?

Download fest, so that we can show people u don’t need to be angry all the time to roll.

What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?

Drawings, they do go weird.

If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?

Never give up

If you could bring one Metal/Rock star back from the dead, who would it be?

The Dog and Bounty Hunter guy

What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?

Enjoy most: hear bands on phone wanting to support us.
Hate most: cocky bands who have released only 1 EP and done 3 gigs

If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?

That likes count on social media.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

Nickelback’s 1st album “I Finally Got Laid”

What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?

streaming #binge!

What’s the best gig that you have played to date?

Paris 2016 100 peeps!

If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?

Tax adviser at HMRC!

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Rick
Morty
Pingu the Roll
Dick Cheney
Dick Tafon

What’s next for the band?

10 gifs tour in major UK cities including Dudley

What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?

Spotify and YouTube
https://open.spotify.com/artist/6H7U0QOkNsE55eRX30R8qV
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2mYSTzM7r6QFghka4kdXyg
https://www.facebook.com/subsetband/

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Jellyfishes!

Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?

Yes, big support to your blog and website, love!

 

 

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EMQ’s with ORTHANC

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EMQ’s with ORTHANC

Hi Everyone. Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Belgian Melodic Power Metal band Orthanc! Huge thanks to vocalist Ortwin Lietaert 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 Ortwin; I’m the band’s singer. We’ve been around since the early 90’s, but the history of the band members goes further than that. We’re all from the same area and have known each other since childhood. We were in different bands when we were kids, but there’s a truth in the saying that only the strong survive, and somehow we ended up in one and the same band.

How did you come up with your band name?

I read Tolkien’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ for the first time when I was thirteen and must have read it fifteen more times ever since. I opted for any name from that book that sounded cool, just because I loved it so much. The other guys in the band came up with ‘ORTHANC’ and that was that. I’ve been explaining ever since that it has nothing to do with my first name.

What country are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?

We’re from Belgium, and there’s a strong Metal Scene here. Bands like Oathbreaker, Channel Zero, La Muerte, Amen Ra and more have an international following. But there’s also a vivid underground scene. The only problem is that there is no real club scene. There’s only a handful of good clubs, so it’s a real problem to bring the music live. You can play, one or maybe two times a year in the same club, but then it ends. But there’s a pretty good festival scene, and one has to give it all in spring and summer.

What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single or Video)

As a band we just brought out our first full album, after nearly thirty years. It’s called “Carnival”. Imagine that? We’ve all been involved in other bands and projects, and all band members have had enough studio experience to do this recording. We all knew what we wanted, and David Ooms, the magician from Reddrum Studios who recorded us, was on the same level of thinking we were, from the minute we met him. So the whole recording went like a charm. It has been great fun for all of us.

Who have been your greatest influences?

Really? Too much to mention! I bought my first LP, with my pocket money in 1978. “Van Halen I” to be precise. Since then I have only been on one quest. “The Quest for The Perfect RIFF” It has been a hard and long endurance, and after all my years of experience, I came to the conclusion, that there is no hope. Or wait, there’s heaps of hope. Every time some kid plugs a guitar into an amplifier, there’s a chance that he or she, finds the next perfect riff. And two minutes later, on the other side of the globe, some other kid finds the next perfect riff. The thing is, I’m on a constant quest for new music. And I never let the age of the musicians get in the way of admitting that I like it and that I might take a bit of what I just heard into the next rehearsals. As a singer, Jaz Coleman from Killing Joke among others blows me to pieces. When I listen to, for example, ‘ASTEROID’ from “Killing Joke” (2003) I really wonder how the man is still able to even whisper after a performance like that.

What first got you into music?

A couple of kids from my neighbourhood had a band but no singer. The rest is history.

If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?

Someone with a different musical style and background! Very curious what a collaboration with Skrillex or 21 Pilots would sound like.

If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?

That would have to be Graspop Metal Meeting in Belgium. Been visiting the Festival for 20 years as a fan! It should be fun seeing it from the other side.

What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?

Someone gave me a toilet brush with a fake microphone on the other end. Lol! Didn’t know if he wanted me to do rehearsals on the loo or if he thought my lyrics were shit.

If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?

Protest against any kind of injustice. Let your voice be heard. Politicians nowadays seem to be doing whatever they feel like, without listening to their voters, and most of them get away with that because no one objects after the deed is done. Silence will silence us.

If you could bring one Metal/Rock star back from the dead, who would it be?

Eddie Cochran. The man died before he could prove he was the real king of rock ‘n’ roll.

What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?

I love the creative process when it comes to songwriting. Every member of the band focused on getting a song as perfect as possible. I don’t like all the hours a band has to wait between a soundcheck and the actual show. If I could get all those hours back I could take a five year holiday.

If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?

Online ticket sales. Back in the day one had to stand in line to buy concert tickets. That was fun. You met people in front of the record store all excited that their favourite band was coming and in a way that was when the concert started even if you had to wait for another two months before you would see the band. Now big corporations buy 1000 tickets at once and give them away to their customers, and the real fans don’t get a chance to buy tickets.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

Black Sabbath’s “Heaven and Hell”! Still sounds fresh every time I listen to it.

What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?

Hard to say! I only buy CD’s to support local bands. I download or even stream most of the music I listen to nowadays. But I still have part of my old vinyl collection that I play from time to time.

What’s the best gig that you have played to date?

Five to twelve concert for Belgian national Radio more than twenty years ago. A sold out concert in one of Belgium’s nicest venues Vooruit at Ghent! I had visited that place to see Pantera, Tool, Alice in Chains you name ‘em. And then realizing that our band was on that same stage as all the bands I adored was a life changing experience.

If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?

Fishing must be really nice. Staring at an orange bobber for hours on end! Marvellous.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

The first five that promise they will leave their cell phone at home.

What’s next for the band?

With the album coming out now, play as much as we can and record some new material by the end of the year.

What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?

Bandcamp, Facebook and looking to get the new album on iTunes!
https://www.facebook.com/orthancbelgium/
https://open.spotify.com/artist/40WT1dicxlO8oVlE7ciB8p

Jaffa Cakes! Are they a cake or a biscuit?

The guys from McVitie’s named them cakes. Who am I to disagree?

Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?

Keep it real.

 

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EMQ’s with THE RISEN DREAD

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EMQ’s with THE RISEN DREAD

Hi Everyone. Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Dublin based Metal band The Risen Dread! Huge thanks to guitarist William Ribeiro and drummer Colum Cleary 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?

William: My name is William, I’m the guitarist of the band The Risen Dread. The band started in 2018 when Colum Cleary found me lost somewhere in Dublin haha. That’s when it all started for me. We struggled a bit to find people who would fit in with our ideas and how we want to sound.

We’ve just released our EP on the 27th September. The art was created by Marcelo Vascos, the same artist who has done the latest Slayer album arts, alongside his works for Kreator and HateBreed among others.

Colum: I’m Colum. I hit things. Was it 2018? Oh shit yeah. Fucking February 2018. Originally for a Chester Bennington tribute gig! That gig did not happen. The band did.

How did you come up with your band name?

William: I’ll leave this with Colum as he was the mastermind behind it.

Colum: Well basically, we argued for a long time over what to call ourselves and we eventually settled on ‘The Risen Dread’. The idea behind which was to encapsulate the feeling of the existential dread that rises within. That risen dread!

What country are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?

William: I’m Brazilian and have been living in Ireland for about 5 years. I can talk about the metal scene in both countries, but I’ll focus on the Brazilian scene, leaving the Irish for Colum. I think most of the Brazilian bands have lost their identity a bit. If you remove the big ones like Krisiun, Sepultura and Angra… most of the bands in the underground scene try to play whatever is in the mainstream now.

Colum: I’m Irish. Dublin born and bred! Been living here my whole life. As for the metal scene here, in my opinion it is heavily populated but in need of a fresh perspective and possibly a new direction as it is kinda in the same rut just cycling through. There are a few stand outs however like ‘Warpath’.

What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single or Video)

William: EP “Delusions” which was released on 27th Sept 2019 and ‘Revelations’ Lyric Video which was released on 22nd Sept 2019

Colum: Yeah. Them.

Who have been your greatest influences?

William: as a guitarist I’d say Kiko Loureiro, he’s not the greatest in the world. But, I like the fact that he also plays classic guitar.

Colum: Ah I have too many but mainly Chris Adler (Lamb of God) and Moe Carlson (Ex-Protest the Hero)

What first got you into music?

William: Family, I always had cousins who play acoustic guitar.

Colum: Family. I come from a very musical one.

If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?

William: It’s hard to tell, there’re too many good bands out there. I’d still stick with The Risen Dread. As much as I like other bands, The Risen Dread is something that I’ve been in since the beginning.

Colum: Yeah, I dunno. I’d like to get lessons off a good few musicians and train and practice with them but collaborate? Nah I’m good with the lads.

If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?

William: There’re some good festivals, I’d say Full Force Fest.

Colum: Graspop. Wacken is tempting and all but Graspop is my own go to festival, been there three times.

What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?

William: I have never gotten a gift from a fan. But in my first band back 15 years ago, a girl walked into our backstage room and stripped for us. She came out of nowhere.

Colum: Lucky bastard. I ain’t got anything. No one loves me…

If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?

William: Enjoy our EP and there are still more cool things to come soon.

Colum: We’re only beginning. It’s all still to come. Enjoy the taster as the next thing we have in the pipeline is on a whole other level.

If you could bring one Metal/Rock star back from the dead, who would it be?

William: Dio, I’m a big fan of the classics.

Colum: Can I make a band outta dead folks…please?
Keith Moon – Drums
Jeff Hanneman – Guitar
Dimebag Daryl – Guitar
Paul Gray – Bass
Mitch Lucker – Vocals

What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?

William: The fact you get to create something you feel proud about it. Something that you own and doesn’t matter what others think of it, as long as you like it. What I hate? The recording process, it’s usually tiring and stressful.

Colum: Getting to be a creative soul and just unleash on a kit in the room with the lads and on stage. It’s just a rush. Mainly, I detest that I’m a perfectionist. I’m known as the band cunt cause I’m always the one who’s blunt and just points out song issues and mistakes.

If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?

William: I think sometimes it’s too closed. It’s hard to get in. Even the underground scene! Promoters like working with the same bands all the time, either because they like them or because they’re their mates.

Colum: Yeah, to be honest the death of the lifestyle really. Gone are the days of just being a musician and doing your thing. It’s all about being a business man now too. Can we go back to those days?

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

William: “Imaginations From The Other Side” by Blind Guardian, I know Colum may be thinking “for fuck sake William” hahaha.

Colum: Oh, so you like power metal now eh? To be fair the title track of that album is pretty good. I’m more set in my ways: “VII: Sturm und Drang” by Lamb of God or “Fortress” by Protest the Hero.

What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?

William: CD’s

Colum: CD’s. Those physical copies!

What’s the best gig that you have played to date?

William: I played in the Metal festival 15 years ago for more than 1K people, that was my first time on a big stage.

Colum: Eh…can I refrain from this question…A school hall with like 300 people back like 11/12 years ago.

If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?

William: I don’t know. Perhaps, just an ordinary guy who loves music in general!

Colum: Currently, studying 3D Modelling and VFX. So maybe something associated with that?

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

William: My wife, Marco Feltrin, Colum Cleary and Mat Maher. I’d rather being with people who are close to me.

Colum: I know five people?

William: yeah, he knows 5 people. But they don’t like him hahaha!

What’s next for the band?

William: We’ve just released our EP, so we want to gig as much as we can, we’ll probably get a video clip out this year and release something next year. Single, or EP, or a Full album! We don’t know that yet.

Colum: Gigs. All the gigs!

What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?

William: We use all social media, just started Twitter. Our EP is available in all streaming platforms. Here’s the links.
https://www.facebook.com/TheRisenDread/
https://www.instagram.com/therisendreadband/
https://twitter.com/TheRisenDread
https://open.spotify.com/artist/7yXRTjZOwuCY1BXlnba4sr

Colum: Them ^^^

Jaffa Cakes! Are they a cake or a biscuit?

William: Biscuit 😊

Colum: A biscake.

Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?

William: I’d like to thank you Rick and Ever Metal for opening this space to introduce The Risen Dread.

We’re a very new band trying to be as much professional as we can. Working heard. We hope to hit UK very soon.

Colum: First, we gig. Then WORLD DOMINATION.

 

 

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EMQ’s with INADREAM

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EMQ’s with INADREAM

Hi Everyone. Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Bochum, Germany based Post-Punk band INADREAM! Huge thanks to guitarist Thorsten Wüllner 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 Thorsten. I play guitar in a post-punk band called “INADREAM”. INADREAM was founded by Frank (voc), Dennis (bass) and me in 2016. By then we didn´t have a drummer, so we had to rehearse with a drum computer. In the beginning of 2017 Achim, who played together with Frank in his first band 20 years ago, joined the band. It was just in time because the first concerts were already booked. So we played quiet a few local concerts including club gigs and festivals. In 2018 and early 2019 we visited the “Megaphone Studios” where we recorded our debut album “No Songs For Lovers”.

How did you come up with your band name?

We wanted to find a name that unites all the different styles and genres that influenced us. Even if it sounds kind of romantic, everything can happen in a dream. You can have sweet dreams or nightmares. So are our songs. A straight rocker can be followed by a Ska-Track. You never know, what comes next, but it always sounds like INADREAM.

What country are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?

We are from Germany. The Rock/Metal scene here is still alive. On the one hand you don’t get much airplay on radio or TV, but you also have festivals like Wacken with around 80.000 visitors every year.

What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single or Video)

We will release our first Album “No Songs For Lovers” on November 15th 2019 via Echozone. Prior to that, two singles/videos ‘Red Light’ and ‘No Song For Lovers; will be released.

Who have been your greatest influences?

The biggest influences for the band are Pixies, Chameleons, Joy Division and a lot of German punk bands from the 80’s as well as many different hard rock bands like Buckcherry, Backyard Babies or Gluecifer.

What first got you into music?

That was our bassist Dennis. He is my cousin and a little bit older than me and he always gave me some cassettes where he recorded the latest rock and punk songs when we were kids. Well that was in the early eighties.

If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?

I think that would be the Pixies or the German punk band Fliehende Stürme.

If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?

I am not a festival guy. I prefer club gigs –loud, hot and sweaty.

What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?

I think the weirdest thing is, that I never received a gift from a fan. Maybe the other three got gifts and didn´t tell me.

If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?

Support new music! If you have never heard about a band before, it does not mean it´s bad. Get out of your comfort zone and go to concerts and listen to new records

If you could bring one Metal/Rock star back from the dead, who would it be?

I have to say Lemmy.

What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?

The best thing is playing live. It´s pure adrenaline! But I also like being creative. Four people in a rehearsal room, writing songs and creating something from nothing! That´s pretty cool. What really sucks, is the business stuff.

If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?

I would love to see, that music is recognised as something special again and not just as consumable, that is endlessly available.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

Guns N’ Roses – “Appetite For Destruction”.

What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?

I grew up with Cassettes but now I prefer Downloads or CD´s. But if you ask the others in the band, the answer would definitely be Vinyl.

What’s the best gig that you have played to date?

We played a gig as support for Fliehende Stürme in June this year. Big stage, great sound and a great audience!

If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?

We all still have regular jobs. So I think, we would be doing, what we do, but with less joy and fun.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

I would invite my three band members and two really good cooks.

What’s next for the band?

Right now we are focused on the album release. We will be playing some concerts to promote it and start recording the video for the single ‘No Song For Lovers’. We are also writing new songs that we hope to record in 2020. So we are pretty busy right now.

What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?

Right now we use Facebook and YouTube.
https://www.facebook.com/inadreamband/
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzdVLHlzDPEePrJwwCZSnWg

Jaffa Cakes! Are they a cake or a biscuit?

What are Jaffa Cakes?

Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?

You´re welcome. It was a pleasure.

 

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EMQ’s with LEXI LAYNE

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EMQ’s with LEXI LAYNE

Hi Everyone. Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Los Angeles based Singer and Performer Lexi Layne! Huge thanks to Lexi 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 Lexi Layne, I am a singer and I’ve been singing since I was 5. The “Lexi Layne” project finally started this year.

How did you come up with your band name?

I felt it would be most appropriate to use my name.

What country are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?

I live in the United States in Los Angeles, California. The metal scene I feel is a little dead here. I think it’s much better in Europe but the community is still tight and rocking!

What is your latest release (Album, EP, Single, Video)

My latest release is my new single ‘The Darkness Of Your Heart’ streaming on all musical platforms now. My music video for it is also out now on YouTube.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNdF7iM7x-4

Who have been your greatest influences?

I’ve been very fortunate to listen to some amazing bands. They are definitely my influences.

What first got you into music?

I started musical theatre at a young age, I always found such a love for being on the stage. That eventually lead to me writing my own music and working on my first EP at the age of 16.

If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?

This is such a hard question. I would love to collaborate with the band PVRIS and Jonny Craig. Both insanely talented!

If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?

Warped Tour was always my dream since I was a little girl. I honestly love all the rock festivals, it would be an honour to be on any of them.

What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?

A pair of head phones ha very random.

If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?

Be yourself and fuck what society thinks!

If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?

Elvis Presley

What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?

I love everything from being in the studio to performing live. I don’t hate one single thing. It’s my passion!

If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?

I wish it wasn’t so forced. Back then Music was raw, and real. I’m definitely trying to bring that vibe back.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

PVRIS – “White Noise”

What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?

Well downloads are the present and future but vinyl’s are classic.

What’s the best gig that you have played to date?

With the single just coming the band and I haven’t booked much yet. When the EP is out in 2020 we hope for great shows!

If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?

I would definitely still be in the industry performing, I can’t see myself doing anything else.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

The lead singers from In This Moment, PVRIS, KORN, Rob Zombie & Halestorm!

What’s next for the band?

The Main thing is finishing the EP coming out in 2020.

What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?

https://www.instagram.com/lexi_layne/
https://www.facebook.com/LexiXLayne/
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9mrC5MEJKwN67eZ809nW-g
https://twitter.com/LexiLayne

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Cake? Haha

Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?

Thank you so much for having me! Hope everyone will go check out the song and really loves it!

 

Lexi Layne

 

 

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EMQ’s with RENEGADE CARTEL

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EMQ’s with RENEGADE CARTEL

Hi Everyone. Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Boston, Massachusetts based Hard Rock band Renegade Cartel! Huge thanks to them 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?

We are Renegade Cartel. Vic and Stephen started with a totally different line-up. After 4 drummers, 3 bassists, and 2 rhythm guitar players, we finally settled on the Power Trio line-up we have now. We’re well equipped with 21 original songs on an EP and our upcoming debut LP. Feel free to groove with us

How did you come up with your band name?

As Star Wars nerds, we wanted something close to the “Rebellion”. Renegade was a cool choice, so we needed a type of group. We ride as the Cartel, because everyone knows the cartels are no joke. Renegade Cartel is a group of musicians that are rebelling against the cover scene. We have only a small window on this earth to make a mark. We intend on doing that by playing originals.

What country are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?

We are from the USA and the rock scene here is ABYSMAL. There is nothing new here. To quote Steven Wilson from Porcupine Tree fame, “How is it that one of the birthplaces of Rock and Roll and there is no music among the top hits?” But we think the country is hungry for it. It’s all underground right now, but we want to be part of the resurgence.

What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single or Video)

We are releasing our debut album “Dear World” on October 31st, 2019. It’s coming up close and we are super stoked to share it with everyone. With a little hard rock, blues, classic rock, and groove, we hope there is something for everyone.

Who have been your greatest influences?

We are inspired by a ton of music. Guns N Roses, Led Zeppelin, Black Crowes, Metallica, Black Sabbath, B’z, Iron Maiden, KISS, Slash, Alter Bridge, The Beatles, Van Halen, King’s X. A bunch of rock artists. Vic’s heroes are Slash, Jimmy Page, Rich Robinson, Eddie Van Halen, and Marc Ford. Stephen’s are Myles Kennedy, Koshi Inaba, James Hetfield, dUg Pinnick. Rob’s biggest influences are Peter Criss, Nicko Mcbrain, Tommy Lee, Tommy Aldridge, Alex Van Halen, John Bonham.

What first got you into music?

Well for me, I heard Metallica’s ‘Unforgiven’. The amazing blend of hard rock/metal verses, and the laid back, clean verses really showcased their breadth and it immediately made me want to sing and play guitar. From there on out, it was all about Metallica for a while. I’ve always credited James Hetfield for making me the musician I am today.

If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?

Oh man. Of course my first choice would be James Hetfield. I don’t care who’s singing or who’s playing what instrument. Anything he touches is gold. But I’d also love to work with Myles Kennedy on some vocal harmonies. dUg Pinnick on vocals/bass/guitar. I’m sure the other guys would love to work with anyone of their heroes, as would I.

If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?

I always wanted to play Ozzfest. That was THE festival growing up. I want Main Stage though, or headlining second stage with Rob Zombie \m/! I wanted in on ‘Orion’ by Metallica but that was short lived. My old band had a change playing with Locobazooka opening for Alice in Chains when they reunited with the new singer, but they wanted us to front an absurd amount of money. I guess I’d love to do the Family Values tour and try to get arrested like Rammstein. Haha!

What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?

Nothing has been too weird to answer this really. I wish I had a good story for this but I really don’t. I guess I could say that fans give me a gift of a “compliment”, as in “Oh you remind me so much of Meatloaf, I mean that in a good way!” What a compliment…

If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?

You guys aren’t fans. You are our friends, our family, and our lifeblood. You keep us going through every show, release, comment, photo, anything! We are so happy you come along with us for this ride, and I hope we can continue on and provide you with more rock and roll as time goes on. Thank you for everything!

If you could bring one Metal/Rock star back from the dead, who would it be?

Man, that’s tough. I want Chris Cornell back. Is that selfish, considering he didn’t want to be here? I don’t want to bring him back if he will continue on suffering. How about Bowie? I know he was almost 70, but I never got to see him live. Again, another selfish reason!

What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?

I love the feeling of playing. Pouring my heart and soul into my song and seeing the reaction from the crowd. That’s all that matters to me, that the crowd can groove to what we’re doing. Of course, we love our own songs, but when that room is pulsating with the many that are hungry for new rock, and they cheer us on, we are in euphoria.

If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?

Bring back the old days where people used to give a chance. Bring back the old days where a rock artist had even the slightest chance. I’d also like to make it so that independent artists make more money from streaming and stuff like that. I mean, our music isn’t more valuable, but we pay and struggle harder that the people on the inside. It would certainly be nice if a few hundred listens equalled even one album sale. It takes a lot.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

Metallica’s Self Titled, or “The Black Album”. It’s chock full of amazing tunes, and it’s the entire reason I play music. Before that, I had listened to some terrible music. I mean I always listened to Prince, which ended up becoming a huge influence for me. But ‘Enter Sandman’. C’mon, it’s only dumped on because it’s been played a bajillion times. ‘Sad But True’ ripping, ‘Of Wolf And Man’ tearing, and being able to chill with ‘Nothing Else Matters’, and ‘My Friend Of Misery’. Just an amazing album overall!

What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?

I love Vinyl most. I have to have a physical copy of something if I love the band. I have a complete Metallica collection and Bowie collection on vinyl. Plus much more! My second is CD’s. I know that Tape is a superior fidelity format to all but I can’t be bothered by sticking a pencil into the wheel and rewinding.

What’s the best gig that you have played to date?

We had a real awesome gig opening for Damon Johnson of Brother Cane/Thin Lizzy recently that not only went superb, but had Damon praising us. It was such an honour that he liked our stuff, as I’m a huge fan of him. But the BEST gig so far? Probably something up at Live@212, one of our favourite places to play in Maine. It’s a bit of a drive, but the place is awesome, the owner is an amazing host, and the people are so accepting. Love it.

If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?

I’d probably just be doing what I do now, but no music. I work full time as a security systems integrator. I’d probably be travelling as much as possible. I recently went to Tokyo and would love to be back there. There are so many places I want to see. I’d be working, saving up the dough, and travelling. It would be awesome if I could do that as a tour. Two birds, one stone!

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Like, just regular? Or celebrities? Umm my mum, my sister, the boys in the band, and my other bandmate. Is that hard pressing journalism or what?! Hahaha, sorry for my horrible Jimmy Carr style sarcasm! I’d have David Bowie, Prince, James Hetfield, Chris Cornell, and dUg Pinnick over. We’d talk about music, I suppose. I’d love to have just one dinner chatting with all of them. Absolutely wild!

What’s next for the band?

We will continue to push the album as far as it can go, hopefully touring off of it until the end of 2020. By then we may have enough material for another LP or at least and EP. We hope it takes off, gets picked up by someone, and we can tour the world, making people happy with our songs! It may be a pipe dream, but sometimes dreams come true.

What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?

We’re all over Facebook and Instagram. Twitter is kinda meh for us, but we still post! We’re getting into the Facebook live shows, and uploading videos to YouTube and all that stuff. We’ve paid for all the fancy streaming places like Spotify and Apple Music. The stuff is up for sale on Amazon and Google Play, We’ve got the original EP streaming everywhere, including the hub where you can reach all of our social media, up at RenegadeCartel.com – we also have a bunch of cool media up there too, if you want to check it out!
https://www.facebook.com/RCBoston/
https://www.instagram.com/renegade_cartel/
https://open.spotify.com/artist/3PqbzJ0fmVnOx3SAWQVpSM

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Jaffa Cakes are heaven. Here I’d call them a cookie, so maybe a biscuit. But I’m a huge fan of anything that tastes like oranges, so if I open a pack, I’m pretty sure I’ll eat them all. And I wonder why I have trouble losing weight! Do a lot of people from the US know Jaffa Cakes? I consider myself so lucky to have indulged in them!

Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?

Rock and Roll forever. God Save the Queen. Thank YOU for your time.

 

 

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EMQ’s with DRIFT INTO BLACK

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EMQ’s with DRIFT INTO BLACK

Hi Everyone. Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Sayreville, New Jersey Doom/Death Metal act Drift Into Black! Huge thanks to Craig Rossi 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 is Craig and I am the vocalist, guitarist, and keyboardist of Drift Into Black.

Drift Into Black is a Doom/Death Metal solo act from Sayreville New Jersey originated by myself in 2017. Paul LaPlaca plays bass and Klemen Markelj plays drums, both are session musicians.

In 2017 I wrote and recorded a five song EP entitled “Shadow People” then in October of 2017 I released my first full length “Dead Suns Under The Forever Moon” which is a concept album. Now in less than a month I’ll be releasing the next full length entitled “Anthems From The Darkest Winter”!

How did you come up with your band name?

This is a good question. Well for one it sounds cool, it definitely flows nicely. I also think because the lyrical theme of Drift Into Black is dark I thought it would be a fitting name. Plus it is so difficult coming up with a decent band name. They’ve all been taken!

What country are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?

I am from the US. I grew up in NY and now I currently live in Sayreville New Jersey.
There was a time that the metal scene years ago was dead around the NY/NJ area but now it’s picked up immensely. The local scene here has really gotten better with some awesome bands. I think after L’amour in Brooklyn and CBGB’s in New York City closed their doors there was sort of like an empty gap and no desire to go see bands play. Now you have places like Brooklyn’s St.Vitus bar, Starland Ballroom in New Jersey and other bars/clubs scattered around Staten Island, Queens as well.

What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single or Video)

My latest release is ‘The Darkest Winter’ which is a single from the upcoming album “Anthems From The Darkest Winter” which will release on November 15th.

Who have been your greatest influences?

Pink Floyd, Amorphis, The Doors, Paradise Lost, and anything Dan Swanö puts out!

What first got you into music?

Well I’m the youngest of my two older brothers and they listened to a lot of Judas Priest, The Doors, Ozzy, Black Sabbath, and Metallica back in the 80’s.

As far as what first got me into playing music I can tell you right away it was Amorphis – “Tales From The Thousand Lakes”. Imagine bopping to Metallica, Judas Priest, and The Doors which was like the only form of metal that was being instilled in me at a very young age and then you hear that album. I said to myself “This shit is like the Doors and Sabbath but really fucking heavy!” The keyboards with those folk like riffs really knocked me on my ass.

If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?

David Gilmour of Pink Floyd and Dan Swanö for sure!

If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?

Man too many to choose. I’d need a band first right? I am a solo artist haha. The rest of my guys are studio guys. I think any Doom/Death fest. Back in the 90’s I played a few Milwaukee Metalfests with my former band Grey Skies Fallen

What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?

I’m still trying to build my fan base but I have received some pins and CDs. Nothing weird or out of the ordinary yet

If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?

You’re gonna love the new album and thank you for being loyal!

If you could bring one Metal/Rock star back from the dead, who would it be?

Peter Steele

What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?

I love the creative process. I love writing the riffs, putting together song structures and layering cool sounds

What I hate is writing lyrics. If my lyrics are coming together quick and easy it only means I’m going through a dark spell in my life which is kind of bittersweet! But most of the time things are going well for me and it makes it that much more difficult to go to a dark place.

If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?

I think there is some real talent in our local scenes that the industry needs to pay attention to instead of repeatedly shoving over produced garbage down our throats.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

Pink Floyd – “Dark Side Of The Moon”

What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?

Vinyl of course! Not only has it come back and just recently outsold CD’s but they display the artwork the best!

What’s the best gig that you have played to date?

NJ March Metal Meltdown in 1999! I was in Grey Skies Fallen at the time and we went on (if my memory serves me correct) right after Arch Enemy, and before Amorphis and Hypocrisy.

If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?

Well I am currently an IT guy in New York City haha.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

I’m not really a star struck person. Perhaps some dead relatives and pets?!

What’s next for the band?

Well I’m basically going to promote the upcoming album as much as possible and then take some time off. I may upgrade my gear as well.

What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?

The Bandcamp page
https://driftintoblack.bandcamp.com
Spotify
https://open.spotify.com/artist/32ibOuXUiXrYYX5MDTaepY?si=tvExy_rNSXGKzXzsgjHOhA
Facebook
https://m.facebook.com/driftintoblack

Jaffa Cakes! Are they a cake or a biscuit?

They are Biscakes!

Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?

Nothing at all other than that this has been fun and thank you!

 

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EMQ’s with DISPOSITIONS

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EMQ’s with DISPOSITIONS

Hi Everyone. Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Fort Worth, Texas based Deathcore / Metalcore band Dispositions! Huge thanks to Ethan Massey 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?

Dispositions started out in 2015 as an internet project by guitarist, Ethan Massey. Soon after finding band members, Dispositions entered the studio to record their debut EP “Dead Era” which released in January 2017.Dispositions then began playing local shows around the Dallas/Fort Worth area. They then hit the studio in late 2017 to record with producer, Cory Brunnemann in San Antonio, TX to record two singles. One being a Linkin Park cover called ‘QWERTY’ and the other called ‘Imitator’, which Dispositions shot a music video for. With the momentum of those singles Dispositions started playing shows and going on runs with bands such as DevilDriver, Jinjer, Upon a Burning Body, Bury Your Dead, Drowning Pool, Attila and MANY more! Adding a second guitarist in the mix in 2018, Dispositions hit the studio again with Cory to record two more songs later that year. One being the song ‘Pitiful’ and the other being ‘For You’.

How did you come up with your band name?

It’s from a Tool song.

What country are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?

We are from the US, specifically, Texas. The music scene here in Dallas/Fort Worth is extremely active with lots of local bands of all genres and a good amount of venues that allow big tours to come through.

What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single or Video)

Our latest release is our song called ‘Pitiful’. We have a new song/video coming out.

If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?

We’d like to eventually work with Landon Tewers from The Plot in You.

If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?

Rock AM Ring would be pretty insane. Some of our favourite bands have played that one.

If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?

#spreadthehate

If you could bring one Metal/Rock star back from the dead, who would it be?

Dimebag Darrel or Chester Bennington

What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?

The shows and travel are by far the most fun part. Being a local band all this mostly come out of our pockets to fund at the moment so that’s probably the part we hate.

If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?

I’d personally love for it to go back to the 80’s style and you were signed based off your talent and showmanship other than social media numbers and streams.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

“10,000 Days” by TOOL

What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?

Downloads are the most convenient but CD’s were the coolest in the early 2000’s when they’d actually come with cool behind the scene booklets about the album.

What’s the best gig that you have played to date?

There’s a few that come to mind but I think when we played with DevilDriver at Gas Monkey Live or playing to a totally sold out crowd with Upon a Burning Body in Dallas.

What’s next for the band?

Next for us is to release our song, ‘For You’ on 11/15 as well as playing a few shows with Bury Your Dead, Fit for an Autopsy and more.

What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?

Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, distrokid, Spotify, Apple Music, google play, etc.
https://www.facebook.com/dispositionstx%20/
https://twitter.com/dispositionstx
https://www.instagram.com/dispositionstx/

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Honestly have no idea what those are. Lol!

Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?

Hit our website up, DISPOSITIONSTX.COM to get your merch and tickets!
https://dispositionstx.com/
Ethan Massey
Facebook.com/dispositionstx

 

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