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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EMQ’s with THE SAVIOR COMPLEX

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EMQ’s with THE SAVIOR COMPLEX

Hi Everyone. Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Las Vegas based Avant-Garde Rock/Metal band The Savior Complex! Huge thanks to bass guitarist Roxxi 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?

Roxxi Dott/ Bass Guitar/ I am a notorious image specialist for rock bands in Hollywood for over 25 years. I styled Mr. X back in 1999 when he opened for Slash’s SnakePit at the Whiskey. We have remained friends and now I am bass player in his band The Savior Complex. How this came about was a phone call to style him again for Halo. Mr. X was showcasing solo in his video and I changed that. He needed a bad guy. And that was me. Mr. X, knowing that I’m a third generation bass player and have been a staple on the Sunset Strip, he picked me up immediately due to my vision insanity in styling his video.

How did you come up with your band name?

Mr. X came up with the name!

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

I’m from the motherfuckin’ USA, Hollywood, where Metal and Rock were born!!!!!

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

‘Halo’! It is the first single off of our EP and ‘Caroline’ will be next.

Who have been your greatest influences?

My father who died and left me his bass and rig! Sid Vicious for not giving a fuck and coming with it! Flea for his slap technique and Bootsy Collins for his fuckin funk!

What first got you into music?

My dad dying and me discovering that my grandfather was a pioneer in Bluegrass and Hillbilly starting in 1928. Pops died and I inherited his bass and rig. I strapped it on my back and hit the Sunset Strip. Six weeks later I was playing with a band called Cockpit.

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

It would be with the band I’m in. I believe in Mr. X, his longevity and my insanity equals success.

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

Ozzfest! No doubt. I was in jail in San Diego when I discovered Marilyn Manson and I became the Anti-Christ Superstar.

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

Hatred!

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

Pay close attention because shit’s about to get real! Time to bring back real music to the scene!

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

My dad! He played with Joey D and the Starlighters.

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

I most enjoy the thrill of the ride. I hate nothing about being a musician.

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

Changing the power of positions controlling it!

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

Marilyn Manson – “Antichrist Superstar”

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

8-Tracks!

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

The wrap party for the film Sympathy For Delicious. Mark Ruffalo directed it. Orlando Bloom and Juliette Lewis also starred. I was the key hair stylist and designed all of the actors’ looks.

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

Precision driver!

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Marilyn Manson, John Waters, the person who invented the Post-It Note, Mickey Mouse, and Your Mom.

What’s next for the band?

Working with director Dean Karr and ghost writer Steffen Lieber on the music video for ‘Caroline’!

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

https://www.facebook.com/The-Savior-Complex-164315000793764/
https://twitter.com/SaviorComplexx
https://open.spotify.com/artist/2EFmmcUoqO6EcXz6oE5CnV
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCE-U1sS8nuYcfVS0tzlTbXw

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Syrup!

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

It’s been a long hard road outta Hell and we are bringing a new take back to real Rock n Roll.

 

 

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EMQ’s with DIRTY RATS

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EMQ’s with DIRTY RATS

Hi Everyone. Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Melbourne, Australia based Rock ‘N’ Roll band Dirty Rats! Huge thanks to vocalist Wayne 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, Wayne here and I am lead singer for the Dirty Rats. The band has been in existence since the mid 1980’s and released a vinyl EP back in 1987 that achieved a certain cult status, but fame eluded them. Members have come and gone over the years and the current line-up includes an original member, Jamie on the bass, along with Andy on drums, Chooka on guitar and me on vocals.

How did you come up with your band name?

That one’s pretty easy. It was the 80’s and Dirty Rats sounded cool, at least to a bunch of teenagers, so it stuck.

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

Dirty Rats were born and fermented in the pub circuit of inner Melbourne, home of the greatest and most active rock scene in Australia. Our sound is loud, raw and gritty, just like Melbourne.

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

Our latest release is called “End In Tears” and is due for release on the 13th December this year. It’s a bit more contemporary than our last album, but doesn’t lose sight of our pub rock roots and influences. We have released this one on CD and digital, but we also decided to think outside the box a bit and released a limited edition credit card style USB. We noticed that a lot of cars these days don’t actually come with a CD player anymore, but they all have a USB port. So since our music is best listened to at full bore driving along the highway, we thought that might be a bit more convenient for our fans.

Who have been your greatest influences?

Strangely enough, although I grew up listening to Kiss and Rose Tattoo, my biggest influence has been Glenn Shorrock from the Little River Band. His songs always had great melodies and had lyrics that told stories that really spoke to me. I met him a couple of years ago and was so overwhelmed by his presence that I couldn’t even speak to him. I think he thought I was a bit slow, so he was very nice to me. I hate to admit it, but I am also extremely influenced by my band mates in the Dirty Rats. They have really taught me what pub rock is all about and there is no way I could write or perform as I do now if not for them.

What first got you into music?

Music in my house growing up was Little River Band, Johnny O’Keefe and Suzie Quatro, so I had a reasonable grounding in blues based rock right from the start. My biggest musical epiphany came when a friend played me “Kiss Alive”, the first live album I had heard and certainly my introduction to a heavier rock sound. From there I progressed to bands like Rose Tattoo, AC/DC, Angels and a lifelong addiction to pub rock was born.

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

Man, there are so many. I would love to play with Cosmic Psychos, the Tatts, Texas Hippie Coalition, any hard rocking outfit really. I just love playing at shows where everyone is heavy and fucking loud. I am actually branching out of my comfort zone at the moment and doing some guest vocals on the next Bofo Kwo album, a symphonic black metal outfit out of Scandinavia, so that is really cool fun as well.

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

We have always wanted to play the Wacken Open Air Festival in Germany; I reckon that would absolutely go off. There are a few festivals here in Australia that I would love to be a part of, but we can’t really get any traction in our own country, which is a pity, but Germany is our kind of scene. We are hoping to tour in Europe next year, so fingers crossed.

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

Got some homemade bourbon which only had a slight chance of sending you blind! That was pretty good, but Chooka drank it all.

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

It would be really cool if you purchased our albums and merchandise, but what we really want is for you to come and see us live!!!! I honestly could not give a fuck if we never sold another album, as long as all our future gigs were packed out with people dancing and drinking and singing along with our music.

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

Doc Neeson, one of the greatest frontmen of all times! Great singer, great mover, just a fantastic performer all round and some of the best Aussie music of all time!

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

I love performing live in front of an enthusiastic audience and I love writing songs. I hate doing promotion and booking shows, it drives me mad.

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

More prominence to original music and blow up all the commercial radio stations!

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

Well, obviously “End In Tears” by the Dirty Rats is the best rock album of all time, but if I had to pick another favourite, it would be hard to choose between “Destroyer” by Kiss or “Rising” by Rainbow.

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

I like digital downloads, it is just so accessible and immediate, and it kicks other formats arse for sound quality.

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

We did a show at the Cherry Bar, AC/DC Lane in Melbourne and I loved playing there. It is such an iconic Melbourne rock venue and you always feel the presence of the greats who have played there in the past.

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

I enjoy writing, so probably writing crappy books or poetry I guess.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Michael Palin, John Cleese, Glenn Shorrock, Paul Kelly and Kevin Smith! Great mix of comedy and musical knowledge for me to mine!

What’s next for the band?

Yeah we’re working on tours of Japan, Europe and if we can get the visa stuff sorted we will go to the USA. Our last CD is for sale in Amoeba records in LA. So we really should go there….lol. Got to do dates in Australia as well! We should get onto this…

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

You can find us at all sorts of places, like;
https://dirtyratsband.com/
https://www.facebook.com/dirtyratsaustralia/
https://twitter.com/DirtyRatsBand
https://open.spotify.com/artist/29Ayo9mD5KlKH2l1SWTmno
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgxx8dzZyhvz_KDduoyKjvA
Or wherever you buy or stream quality music.

Jaffa Cakes! Are they a cake or a biscuit?

I had to google what they are. Described as a cake, but they look like a biscuit to me. Either way, not as good as a wagon wheel.

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

The new album “End In Tears” is due for release on the 13th December and we will be playing with a couple of excellent bands that night, Avalanche and Riff Raiders, so looking forward to that. I loved the last album, but this new one is absolutely brilliant in my opinion, so I reckon all your readers should check it out and buy a copy!
Look after each other and be nice to your mothers.

 

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EMQ’s with OVERTOUN

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EMQ’s with OVERTOUN

Hi Everyone. Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Santiago, Chile/Boston, USA based Thrash/Groove/Death Metal band Overtoun! Huge thanks to guitarist Matias 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 Rick and friends of Ever Metal, thanks a lot for having us here. This is Matias, guitarist from Overtoun.

We are a Death/Thrash Metal band formed in 2014. The group started in high school as a cover band, when Agustin (drummer) and I met. Both of us wanted to play songs from the 80’s thrash metal era, signing up in a lot of ‘battle of the bands’ competitions and stuff like that. We didn’t have a full time vocalist at the time but a couple of friends that could sing helped us out. I would say that the first official line-up was Agustin, me and Cristobal (bass), a friend of ours that we met from another school. The three of us started to write our first songs and original music.

After high school all of us went to college, and I went to study to Berklee in Boston in 2017. That’s when I met the missing ingredient, Yoav, who is a bass player that was in my same Metal ensemble. Yoav knows a bunch of people in the metal scene, so I asked him to recommend me a death metal singer for the band, and he told me that he could do the job. That’s when we started to record our debut album “Centuries Of Lies”, that was released in 2018.

Early this year we parted ways with Cristobal, and then our new bass player Guillermo joined the band. With him we did our first tour and right now we are in the middle of the recordings of our second album. It has been quite a ride ever since.

How did you come up with your band name?

It’s kind of funny how we came up with the name. One day we were hanging out in my house, it was one of the first rehearsals we had. Obviously we needed a name, something creepy and catchy that had a concept we could work on. We started looking online for the weirdest places in the world, and that’s when the Overtoun Bridge came out. It is a bridge from Scotland where dogs commit suicide. We liked the mystery of the place and how the name sounded, so we took it from there.

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

The three of us (Agustin, Guillermo and me) are from Santiago, capital city of Chile. Although Yoav lives in Boston, he is from Mexico City. I would say that the Chilean Metal scene is complicated, right now there are a lot of new and interesting groups that try to do things professionally, however the audience is not really that supportive of local bands. It is quite hard to get noticed and make people come to the shows. There are not big record labels or promoters that get interested in smaller bands. Nevertheless, we know that we have to work harder and harder to get our name out there, and keep improving our art and music, building a fan base and so on. We hope that Chilean Metal also gets recognized abroad, so everyone from the scene gets better opportunities to develop their careers.

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

Our latest release is the video of ‘Aftermath’, a song from our first album “Centuries Of Lies”, that came up in December last year.

‘Centuries’ was a hard album to make, we had a lot of differences in the creative process that extended the production time, however we moved forward and I think we ended up with a good product, obviously there are a lot of things to improve, but we learned a lot from the process.

I’m glad that people liked the album, we’ve had nothing but great comments and support from international media and local press.

Who have been your greatest influences?

I think that our greatest influence will always be Metallica, Agustin and I have been Metallica fans since middle school and every time they come to Chile we try and go see them live. Also Pantera is a big influence for us, it was very painful to say goodbye to Dime and Vinnie. Death is another influence for the band, and now Guillermo got us into the music of Mudvayne, Jinjer, Arch Enemy, Epica and stuff like that. Yoav also showed us music of Power Trip, Blotted Science, Atheist, etc. I’m really happy for him that he got to be the new bassist for Atheist, he really deserves that gig.

What first got you into music?

For me personally what got me into music was my dad’s CD collection. He had a couple of records from Metallica, Guns ‘n Roses, Pearl Jam and such, and watching their videos online made me pick up the guitar. They all looked so cool and I could feel the connection that the artist had with the audience.

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

We’d be down to collaborate with Jinjer or Gojira, those two are the bands that are kind of spreading Metal all over the world, it would be really nice to do something with them.

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

It would be great to play Wacken Open Air. I think that ever since I started getting into Metal, Wacken was one of those festivals that always came to the picture as the biggest reunion of metalheads. That would be great for us, to share our music for fans from all over the world.

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

Once when we were on tour, a strange looking man gave us an unpacked bar of chocolate that was melted. It was gross, but we laughed so hard and made up a lot of funny stories from that situation.

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

Thanks for all the support you’ve been giving us; without them nothing would be possible, at the end of the day all the music we create belongs to them! See you on the mosh pit!

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

I would bring back Dimebag or Cliff Burton. Both of them made a huge influence in my music, and to see them perform only once would be priceless.

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

The thing I enjoy the most is playing live, there is nothing better than going up to the stage and headbang over the songs. What I hate is the feeling of self doubt that a lot of us have to deal with, it is a hard business so we have to keep our minds clear and do our best.

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

Negativity and bringing down the work of other musicians; if we are collaborative and support the work of our colleagues the scene will grow, and that will benefit us all.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

Pantera – “Vulgar Display Of Power”

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

I’m a vinyl and CD lover, I think there is nothing better than the physical format. I’m a vinyl collector too, at home I have lots of albums from my favourite bands.

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

I guess it was the last gig of our first tour, we were performing really good and the sound was badass, every now and then we watch videos from that performance, we hope to do that again in the future.

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

Maybe astrophysics or geology, I like science a lot. Also I love cooking, maybe something like that would be cool. By the way Agustin cooks really good American-style burgers, haha.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

I would invite the guys in the band and our producer Pancho. We always have fun together and every time we hang out there is good food on the table.

What’s next for the band?

At the moment we are planning live shows for 2020 and the release of our second album titled “This Darkness Feels Alive”. This new album is great, we all loved the process and how the songs turned out. We were recording in Estudio del Sur, the best studio in the country, it was really beautiful and inspiring. I hope you guys can have the new music soon!

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

www.overtoun.com
https://www.facebook.com/OvertounOfficial/
https://www.instagram.com/overtounofficial/?hl=en
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLi-joj2KFw
https://open.spotify.com/album/5jS0LFRA9jSubanKjZ4EZZ?si=HCqPHhK9Q9Wad8qWB6Yx9g

Jaffa Cakes! Are they a cake or a biscuit?

I’m not from the UK so I had to look it up online, haha. It looks like a biscuit but they say it’s a cake so I’ll go for cake.

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

Thanks a lot for the interview! We are really glad to be here and thank you for sharing our music!!

 

 

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EMQ’s with BLOODMORES

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EMQ’s with BLOODMORES

Hi Everyone. Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with North West England based Metal band Bloodmores! Huge thanks to Alex Cunliffe 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?

Hey, I’m Alex, and I’m the guitarist/vocalist with Bloodmores, and we play a sort of mixture of thrash and death metal. We got together after I was introduced to Richard, by a mutual friend, who then introduced me to Connor. The 3 of us then wrote the tracks for our debut album “The Seeds Of Seasons” together, and then met Chris at a later date, who joined us on drums. We released our debut album about 8 months ago, and started performing live soon after that.

How did you come up with the band name?

It took us forever to settle on a name, and in the end we decided it was best to sort of come up with our own word, so that there’d be less chance of us coming across another band with the same name, in the future, and then have to start thinking about changing it. So the word ‘Mores’ is used to describe like a trait, or characteristic, of a society, and so Bloodmores is like our way of describing self-destructive, or self-sabotaging, traits of society, but as it turns out though, nobody pronounces this correctly. Mores is supposed to pronounced like ‘mor-ays’ but absolutely no-one we’ve met through the band has ever pronounced our name Blood-Mor-ays, so everybody, ourselves included, just pronounces our name as you might imagine, like Blood-Mores.

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

We’re based in the North-West of England, and the metal scene here is pretty great. There’s a bunch of venues nearby, in places like Bolton, Burnley, and Preston ETC, where we’ve played, but the main local metal scene for us is definitely in Manchester, there’s a huge metal scene there, with plenty of venues that accommodate our type of music.

What is your latest release?

Our latest release was our debut album “The Seeds Of Seasons” which we released on February 1st, this year, and it can be streamed/downloaded from all the usual services, like Spotify, iTunes, Amazon ETC, with physical copies available for purchase via our Bandcamp page.

What first got you into music?

I actually wasn’t too interested in music until midway through high school. Nightwish were the first band that really caught my attention, and they’re still my favourite band now, but from there my taste gradually got heavier, which started with Children Of Bodom’s first album “Something Wild”. I remember being amazed by how intense and fast everything was, especially the drums, and I’d hate to think how many times I listened to the opening track ‘Deadnight Warrior’ throughout high school.

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

Honestly too close to call for me, so I’m going to break the rules a little, and say either Peter Tägtgren, from Hypocrisy, or Seth, from Septicflesh.

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

I would absolutely love to play Thursday night at Bloodstock one year. I’ve been to Bloodstock every year for the past few years, and the first night, in the Sophie Tent, is always awesome.

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

Funny you should ask. We played in Manchester literally last night (at the time of writing this) and some guy just set up shop at the front of the crowd, midway through our set, and just pulls out paints and brushes et; and just paints a picture of us, as we’re playing our set. He sent us a picture of his artwork later on, which I’ll send in with this interview for you to check out, and I genuinely love it. It was so random, I’ve never seen this happen at a show before, but I’m glad he went for it, cause like I said, I do really like the painting he did of us.

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

Thanks for the support. We’re starting to see some familiar faces at numerous shows, and it really does mean the world to us that people are enjoying what we’re doing, and keep coming back for more.

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

Probably Warrel Dane! I never got see Nevermore while they were active, as I didn’t really get into them until I met Richard, as they’re his favourite band, and so I would love for there to have been the chance for some reunion shows, cause I’m really into them now, and would have absolutely loved to have seen them live.

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

I just love to play live, and to be on stage, I really thrive off it.

As for hate, it’d probably just be drama over small things that don’t call for it. Like, we’ve seen sound engineers kick up a huge fuss when they find out we use in-ear monitors live, for example, and it’s like a 5 minute set up to get them going, it’s really not a big deal.

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

Getting paid something worthwhile from streaming services would be nice, cause right now we’re practically giving our album away on sites like Spotify.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

For me personally, one that’s especially influential for my work with Bloodmores, I’d have to say “Virus”, by Hypocrisy. For the other members of the band, I’d say either “This Godless Endeavour”, or “The Obsidian Conspiracy”, by Nevermore, for Richard. Connor would likely pick “Nocturnal”, or pretty much any other album, from The Black Dahlia Murder, and as for Chris, probably “As The Palaces Burn” by Lamb Of God.

What’s best: Vinyl, Cassettes, CDs, or Downloads?

I’d say CDs for everyday use, cause everyone has something that’ll play them, so if you want to show your mate a cool album, they can play it in the car, or just put it in their PS4, or whatever, so it’s nice and easy. However, I actually really like vinyl if the album has some cool artwork, and I feel like you can appreciate the artwork that bit more when you’ve got a bigger print of it. Albums like “Once More Round The Sun” by Mastodon, or pretty much any album by Baroness, where there’s a lot happening on the cover, and it’s really eye catching, and intricate, look great on vinyl.

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

As previously mentioned, we played in Manchester very recently, and it was definitely up there with the best that we’ve done. There was so much audience interaction, and I even clocked a few people near the front singing along when we played ‘The Gauntlet & The Guillotine’. It was great to see so many people enjoying what we’re doing, and really getting into it.

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

I could focus more on art, I suppose. I’ve done a few bits of concept art for designs and stuff for the band, which I can then use to show a designer the kind of ideas I have in mind, but my rough artwork is nowhere near high enough quality to use as a final design. If I weren’t into playing and performing so much, then maybe I could spend more time focusing on art and design stuff.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Ozzy Osbourne would definitely be a laugh.

I think Ola Englund would be awesome to hang out with too, I watch a lot of his videos online, and he seems super knowledgeable on guitar gear, but also a lot of fun too.

Joe Duplantier would be cool too, obviously a lot of his lyrics are centred around the environment, and preservation ETC, which I have some similar themes going on in my own lyrics, so it’d be cool to chat with him about it all.

I already mentioned him earlier, but Peter Tägtgren would be on my list too, again, to talk about lyrical content. I’m a huge Hypocrisy fan, and it’d be great to just chat about the various influences for his lyrics.

Lastly, I’d pick Vicky Psarakis, from The Agonist. I was already a big fan of The Agonist for their first three albums, and was initially apprehensive when Alissa left for Arch Enemy, cause she’s clearly a very talented vocalist, and I wasn’t sure how they were going to go about replacing her, but Vicky just exceeded any and all expectations I had. For me, I’d say she’s the best female vocalist, that I know of, in metal right now, and the footage that appeared online recently, of her performing the ending low vocals to In Vertigo, off their latest album, Orphans, is unbelievable. I’m going to see them with Jinjer later this year, and while Jinjer obviously have an amazing female metal vocalist too, for me, Vicky is just crushing it. I think she’s incredible.

What’s next for the band?

We’re heading up to Scotland for the first time soon, as well as spending some time working on some new material, which we’re looking to finish recording, and get something new released as soon as possible.

What social media/website links do you use to get your music out to people?

I post on our Facebook page, and answer all the messages there, as well as the ones that come in to our email address, and Richard handles our Instagram page. None of us are particularity into social media, and don’t really post much on our personal pages, or accounts, but we do our best to utilize it for the band, cause it feels like everyone around us is constantly using it.

https://www.facebook.com/bloodmores/
https://www.instagram.com/bloodmores_official/
https://open.spotify.com/artist/5GB3P7ONShfLLYL6mzRchZ
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtl_7OTFnMxjcJQTd0n4Ufw

Jaffa Cakes: are they a cake or a biscuit?

Hahaha It actually kind of bugs me that this is even an argument that people have. It literally has the word ‘cake’ in its name, what more do you need?

Thank you for your time, is there anything else that you would like to add?

Just thanks for having us. We’re still very much an up-and-coming type band, so we really appreciate your support. Cheers! 🙂

 

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EMQ’s with THE WORLD WITHOUT US

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EMQ’s with THE WORLD WITHOUT US

Hi Everyone. Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with West Chester, PA Progressive Heavy Metal band The World Without Us! Huge thanks to drummer Stephen Campbell 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?

I’m Stephen Campbell, and I play drums in The World Without Us. Mario (vocals) and Chris (lead guitar) started forming the band in 2016, later acquiring James on rhythm guitar and Pete on bass. They played their first show in May 2018 with a drummer who left the band (for personal reasons) last September. I joined them the following month and we hit the ground running.

How did you come up with your band name?

Our lead guitarist, Chris, came upon the name while reading In the Dust of This Planet: Horror of Philosophy by Eugene Thacker. There is a passage that discusses the concept of “the-world-without-us,” and what it represents through different thought processes. The passage goes on to say science fiction and supernatural horror are a means to explore hypothetical situations in a world without us. It’s a really fitting name for the band because we’ve been writing around a singular science fiction/horror concept aimed at the destruction of humanity.

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

We’re from the United States.

I hate saying this, but the metal scene has gotten smaller over the years, especially on the local/unsigned level. But it is definitely a community of talented musicians and all around good people that fight for the scene to thrive.

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

We will be releasing out debut EP “Incarnate” on October 25th.

Who have been your greatest influences?

Abe Cunningham and Danny Carey have been huge influences. More recently, I find myself studying Matt Garstka, Benny Greb, and Steve Judd.

What first got you into music?

I grew up surrounded by music. My mother played the piano any chance she got. And when she couldn’t play, she would have on a CD or the radio.

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

That’s tough! Right now, I think I would love to team up with Josh Scogin. I love the evolution of his music from Norma Jean to what he’s currently doing with ’68.

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

I’d have to go with Aftershock. The line-up is usually pretty well rounded with something for just about everyone. It seems like it would be really fun to play.

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

I honestly don’t think I’ve ever received something weird from a fan.

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

Be you and be true to yourself.

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

Keith Moon. He’s played such a huge role in modern music, and it’s a shame he couldn’t be here to see his influence.

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

I love the connections made through music. I hate house gear.

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

Ticket “handling” fees! They’re really starting to get out of hand.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

“The Shape Of Punk To Come” by Refused

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

The only way you’ll get the music as it was intended is CD or Vinyl.

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

My former band, Slave Dog, organized a show this past February. At the time, we were all in multiple bands, so we put on a show that featured each member’s other project. I opened the show with The World Without Us and closed the night with Slave Dog. It was a really great show!

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

I would still be doing something with music (probably recording and mixing). I’ve been watching people for years, and it’s interesting to see the different techniques used; it’s an artform in its own right.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Henry Rollins, Rainn Wilson, Dominic Monighan, Christina Scabia, and Greta Thunberg

What’s next for the band?

We’ve already started writing more. We had a lot of fun and learned so much recording “Incarnate”, so we’re excited to get back in the studio for a full-length in the not-so-distant future.

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

“Incarnate” will be available on all the major streaming platforms. We currently have two live videos on our YouTube channel.
https://www.facebook.com/theworldwithoutus/
https://www.instagram.com/theworldwithoutus_official/
https://open.spotify.com/artist/1MfKkLgD1i8cMWnI5wjBk9

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

I’ve never had one, but from what I’ve read they’re cakes.

 

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