EMQ’s with REBEL RIOT

EMQ’s with REBEL RIOT

Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Riga, Latvia based Heavy Rock/Metal band Rebel Riot. Huge thanks to vocalist/rhythm guitarist Bob Concrete 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’s Bob Concrete, I’m the lead singer and rhythm guitarist in REBEL RIOT.

How did you come up with your band name?

We first went with Rebel Yell, but it seemed too associated with Billy Idol, we liked the Rebel part, so we changed the other to Riot, making it as a word play.

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

We are from Latvia, a rather small country next to the Baltic sea with rich folkloric traditions. Therefore, the biggest metal band here play pagan/folk metal. Sure, there are a few other good heavy rock and metal bands of different subgenres, but all in all the underground scene is not that big, we almost all know each other here.

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

We just released a new single ‘Pedal To The Metal’ from an upcoming album, simultaneously also a music video for that track. Check it out on our Youtube channel!

‘Pedal To The Metal’ (Official Video)

Who have been your greatest influences?

AC/DC, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Trouble, Pantera, Accept – just to name a few.

What first got you into music?

I sang in different ensembles and choirs as a kid. Played a bit on the xylophone and recorder. Then picked up classical guitar around the age of 12. Rock music was also always there mostly thanks to my older brother.

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

Probably none. All the good ones are starting to die out.

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

Wacken, Brutal Assault – those are some of the best festivals in Europe/World. But there sure are cool smaller fests around which are fun to play.

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

A sack of candies, a Halloween pumpkin carved with our logo.

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

Just enjoy our music and show it to everyone else you know! Haha! What else could we ask?!

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

Lemmy.

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

Writing a great song is the best feeling! Sometimes playing it to an empty venue really sucks.

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

It’s hard to say, everything is so interconnected. But sure, there’s too much shitty mainstream music out there.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

Megadeth – “Killing Is My Business…And Business Is Good”.

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

All of it! It’s all essential of letting the music find you.

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

Opening for Accept in Riga, and a couple of years ago in Kilkim Žaibu festival (Lithuania).

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

Not sure, maybe I’d be a mad scientist, or into some other form of arts. I used to be a pro dancer and also a swimmer. But that was another era for me.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

My bandmates and 2 of some closest friends.

What’s next for the band?

More singles coming out soon in 2020.

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

Mostly it’s through Facebook, Youtube, Bandcamp, Instagram.

www.rebelriot.com/
www.rebel-riot.bandcamp.com/
www.facebook.com/rebelriotmusic/
www.instagram.com/rebelriotmusic/
www.twitter.com/Rebel_Riot
www.youtube.com/channel/UCVOeTpHrbyk_ev5s6_mVdiQ

Jaffa Cakes! Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Juicy cookie.

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

Just keep it classy!

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EMQ’s with DARKRAZOR

EMQ’s with DARKRAZOR

Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Brasilia, Brazil based Melodic Death Metal band DarkRazor. Huge thanks to guitarist/vocalist Matheus Damásio 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 am Matheus Damásio, lead singer and guitarist for DarkRazor.

Well, in early 2016 I had a few compositions in mind and wanted to start something new, that would not be limited to a specific genre of metal, as inspired by my idol Chuck Schuldiner. I truly believe that by calling a band as being only a “death metal” or “black metal” band would, in the end, limit the view of the public about its music and of the members themselves. So, in early 2016 I called Rafael, whom I knew from other bands we had together, and he became interested in the concept I wanted for the band and the songs.

How did you come up with your band name?

For real, it was inspired by another band whose member and singer was the lead guitarist for DarkRazor, and it was DeathRazer

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

I was born in Brasilia, the Capital of Brazil. The Scene here is something very peculiar. We have very old and important bands maintaining the scene, such as P.U.S and Death Slam, who are still kicking till this day and great and promising bands popping right now, even in quarantine, like Nightwölf, Subterranea and Evil Corpse. In normal days, there are a good number of shows happening in a few houses that still support Metal. Also, there is an optimistic mood that the scene will always be here. But I really want to address that we, as a community, need to get more professional in order to reach higher objectives. I lost count of how many times I heard some musicians complaining about needing to buy a better amp, a better guitar or something that would make their sound better, and in the next minute they are spending all of their money on beer. At the end of the day, it is a great and supportive scene, but with little issues.

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

Our last release is the 2018 Conceptual Album “The River of Souls”, a story of an intergalactic dictator that in the end, dies alone while being destroyed

‘The Time Device’ (Lyric Video)

Who have been your greatest influences?

As a band, I would of course say Death, Testament, Revocation, Vektor, Megadeth, Evile, Sepultura, Rivers of Nihil, Trivium

What first got you into music?

My father would play some Queen, The Doors, Scorpions and especially Dire Straits, which is one of my all-time favourites.

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

If I could, it would be a pleasure to play some tunes with the guys from Trivium. I am really a big fan of theirs and there are some songs I would be thrilled to play with them.

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

Wacken Open Air would be the realization of a Life. It is the greatest metal festival in the world, and it would be a dream coming to life.

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

I would not say weird, but something I did not imagine was when a fan told me he actually wrote a song inspired by one of ours. It was a blast and I personally was very happy with it.

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

Thank you all for everything, all that we have accomplished is because of you and there is nothing more important than the metal fans of the world.

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

Chuck Schuldiner for sure. One of the greatest Metal Geniuses of all time.

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

I love composing and especially that moment when you first record a song and you can hear all of that work coming to life in the form of sound. And I really hate when the metronome keeps going after a mistake in the recording sessions.

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

Probably the making of talentless people, that cannot write songs by themselves, into gods walking among mortals. Most notably coming from Pop music. I mean, even in pop we used to have great musicians, but now is just sampled garbage pulled at our faces over and over.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

“…And Justice For All”, “Symbolic”, “Rust In Peace”, “Brothers In Arms”, “Long Live Rock ‘n’ Roll”

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

I am a digital era kid, so it would be normal for me to say Downloads, but nothing got me thrilled more than listening to a Dire Straits Vinyl in my grandmother’s house. The sound was so good, and it got me hooked for life.

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

For now, it was a show with my old band “Primal Wrath” with Rafael, I believe it was for 1500 people and it was a really good day to be a musician.

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

I would like to be a TV host for some sports show.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Emperor Dom Pedro II, Aristoteles, Jesus, my grandmother Maria and George Lucas.

What’s next for the band?

We are preparing a special release that will feature some of the songs from our first two records with Orchestra and we are already in pre-production for our third official release.

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

Our Instagram especially, to inform our fans of the music we release on YouTube and Spotify, but we also use Facebook.
www.facebook.com/DarkRazorBand/
www.instagram.com/darkrazorband/
www.open.spotify.com/artist/6Vc55JGyX3SKqhZLSm4OZU
www.youtube.com/channel/UC9csks1iqbDtV4XNdsikQcA/videos

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Definitely cakes HAHAHA.

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

I would like to thank Ever Metal for this wonderful space for me and everyone from DarkRazor. It is a real blast for us to have such an amazing opportunity. And for those that want to start their own bands or even start composing new records, just do it HAHAHA. Don’t think too much about if it will be a success or a failure, just start working and give everything you have. Go for it.

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EMQ’s with MOJO ALICE

EMQ’s with MOJO ALICE

Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Wellington, New Zealand based Hard Rock/Heavy Blues band Mojo Alice. Huge thanks to guitarist Bro-d 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 Bro-d, Guitar player for “Mojo Alice”. We formed in 2016 started writing original music and in 2018 made the national finals of the NZ Battle of the Bands (which was the last 15 bands out of 80 entrants.) In 2019 we recorded and released our debut album “Liquid Sin”. In June 2020 we signed with USA management company 434. While we’re very focused we don’t take ourselves too seriously. We love sitting around together having a few drinks and a laugh.

How did you come up with your band name?

Basically – Mojo is for the blues influence, the voodoo, beats, balls & guitar riffs you’ll find in our songs. Alice (reflective of Alice in Wonderland ) is for the story telling. Together – it just sounds weird enough to stick in your head and inevitably, that is what we want!

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

We are from New Zealand! The music scene as a whole is really strong here and seems to just keep getting stronger with new great bands coming through all the time.

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

Our debut album came out almost 1 year ago exactly! It’s called “Liquid Sin” and we are really proud of it. Its pure Stomp Rock!

Who have been your greatest influences?

Probably AC/DC is my biggest influence – everything else kinda branched off them. The rock, the blues – they have it all.

What first got you into music?

My Dad was in bands as a drummer growing up and still is. We always had good music on in the cars and around home which must have had an effect on me.

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

Ahhh not too sure about that one. I am pretty keen to stick to our band for the moment.

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

No doubt that would be Ozzfest – The greatest heavy metal festival in the world

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

Drawings of the band are always funny. Some are better than others haha!

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

Spread the Stomp Rock!

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

The greatest metal guitarist of all time – Dimebag from Pantera

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

I like being creative and being in a band is great fun. I hate that if you do not practice – you lose it

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

It should not be “who you know” to get somewhere. It should be the best bands who have great songs that are on the radio etc. There are a lot of politics and untrustworthy people in the music business which is no secret.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

“Appetite For Destruction” – Guns N’ Roses

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

Vinyl for the old school cool factor.

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

Opening for “The Feelers” last year in Wellington. They are a successful band from New Zealand and it was a lot of fun.

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

Hmmmm, teaching guitar?

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Dead and alive? Angus Young from AC/DC, Michael Jackson, Dimebag from Pantera,

Zakk Wylde and Ozzy…now that would be a good time!

What’s next for the band?

Hopefully playing some shows over the summer and writing a new album which we are excited for!

What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?
www.mojoaliceband.com/
www.facebook.com/MojoAlice/
www.instagram.com/mojo_alice/
www.open.spotify.com/artist/45GM6LXVzYojhSPNMw3sLD
www.youtube.com/channel/UCEjM-T28pWfK2mhsII-axQw

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Fuck knows! Never heard of them haha, sounds like a cake though.

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

Thanks so much for the questions – It was a lot of fun.
Spread the Stomp Rock \m/

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EMQ’s with RAHWAY

EMQ’s with RAHWAY

Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with New Jersey, USA based Hard Rock/Metal band Rahway. Huge thanks to guitarist David Cardenas 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?

David Cardenas, Guitars RAHWAY. We are a band that Loves to write, have tons of laughs, and play Live.

How did you come up with your band name?

We were working with famed producer Jack Douglas (Aerosmith, Cheap Trick, Lennon Fame) and at the time we were known as Sun. He brought us up In conversation with Steven Tyler, who thought the band name was stupid, then asked where we were from, Jack said Rahway, New Jersey. Steven told him that they should name the band Rahway, and so we have been known as Rahway ever since.

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

We are from the East Coast of the USA. New Jersey to be exact. The scene is very cool, condensed but cool. I can throw a rock in any direction and hit a musician by accident lol.

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

We have an EP, “Slumlord of New Jersey”, dropping September 18th of this year and its Killer, very proud of our work on this one.

Who have been your greatest influences?

Well that is easy, Led Zeppelin, Mötley Crüe, Van Halen, Guns n Roses.

What first got you into music?

An old Johnny Cash album my Dad played me when I was a boy. I was hooked.

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

James Michael of Sixx AM would be great to work with. I love his work…so Powerful.

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

Castle Donington…it always seemed that’s where everything happened, and all bands collected.

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

Funny…people send me Bigfoot stuff, I’m a believer.

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

One Trillion Thank you’s, you never let us down!

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

John Henry Bonham.

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

Writing and Preforming are what it’s about for me. Driving and waiting suck, there’s a lot of waiting in R-n-R…!

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

That it was more like the days when if a promoter liked and believed in you, you got the big gig…and built a fan base. Now you pay for it.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

“Physical Graffiti” by the great Led Zeppelin.

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

CD’s…solid, easy, tangible.

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

Opening for Skid Row at The Starland Ballroom, good friends, family, fans. Just a great vibe all around.

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

A Primatologist.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

The four of us in the band and our Manager, were a fkd up gang. Hahahahahahahaha!

What’s next for the band?

We are heading back into Sonic Stomp Studio with the amazing Mike Orlando to record the follow up EP, should be amazing.

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

Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, iTunes, Apple Music, Pandora, all of theme, WE ARE EVERYWHERE LOL…
www.rahwayband.com/
www.facebook.com/Rahway/
www.twitter.com/RahwayBand
www.instagram.com/rahwayband/
www.youtube.com/user/RahwayBand

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Oh, those…they’re a cakey biscuit…hahahahahahahaha…idk…I never heard of them before. We must not have them here in New Jersey.

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

Great spending time with you, thank you so much…please go to our site and check us out, grab some merch and watch some videos…

http://www.RAHWAYBAND.com

Peace!

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EMQ’s with UNDER THE TONGUE

EMQ’s with UNDER THE TONGUE

Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Berlin, Germany based Alternative Rock duo Under The Tongue. Huge thanks to Mark Eden 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 Ever Metal, thanks so much for having Under The Tongue here and thanks for your support.

My name is Mark Eden, I sing, play guitar, drums and drum programming. Julia Eden sings, plays bass and piano.

How did you come up with your band name?

I remember walking out of our courtyard here in Berlin and we were talking about different ways that people heal themselves and what they use to do so. One of the ways that came up was Homeopathy and quite often you have to take drops as part of the remedy that has been prescribed. Under the tongue was the main way and Booom!!! There it was, that was the name, it was screaming to be used. We love the ambiguity as other substances are also taken under the tongue for a different desired effect…that wasn’t lost on us.

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

I am from Australia, but I live in Berlin and the scene is quite healthy here with many clubs to play and many festivals also. After all Germany has Wacken which is huge.

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

Our latest single is ‘Waterfall’ and you can watch the video on youtube. It was filmed in Berlin and is dark, fun and filmed like an action movie, it’s pretty cool if I do say so myself. We are totally DIY and did everything ourselves.

Our new song ’I Can’t Breathe’ is now released, as of August the 21st, with a video to follow.

Waterfall (Official Video)

I Can’t Breathe (Spotify)

Who have been your greatest influences?

The Beatles to be honest…not very Metal …sorry 😉 (The Beatles are just fine with us – Rick)

What first got you into music?

Actually, my Dad used to play guitar at home when we had house parties in Australia. They are the kind of parties where people would actually come to your house to party. People would get up spontaneously and dance, scream and go nuts and the atmosphere was pretty wild for a 7-year-old I can tell you. That is what made me get into music I am sure of it now but wasn’t thinking about it at the time.

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

Puscifer would be cool.

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

Oooh!!! That’s a hard one. Wacken would be cool but there are so many other cool ones.

The audience is 100% into it, go nuts and that’s my kind of festival where the participation from the audience is as important as the band that is playing.

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

I have had a few weird ones. It was not a gift but an experience that comes to mind.

I was actually standing getting ready to pee at a urinal in Australia and a fan came up and started to sing one of my songs as loud as he could in my face while I was standing there…that was very weird but at the same time it was kinda cool.

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

Go for it, life is not a rehearsal, live, love do crazy stuff, dance like a maniac, travel, enjoy, trust yourself, listen to new music whenever you get the chance and whatever you do, do it with your whole heart.

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

Kurt Cobain & John Lennon, sorry that was 2!!

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

I love the process of writing songs and doing videos also, playing live is awesome and the feeling of playing tight as a band is wicked. I don’t really hate any aspect, but some things really get on my nerves 😉 ‘Music Promoters who get paid thousands of Euros and don’t do a thing to promote your music…actually yes, I fuckin’ really hate that.

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

Refer to the above 😉 Also that we would have many more places where independent bands can play.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

Sgt Peppers!

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

Gotta be Vinyl!

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

That’s a hard one as some of the small intimate gigs have been awesome. Playing at a festival in Austria where people went crazy and also playing in the middle of Australia at an Indigenous festival was definitely a highlight.

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

I would be doing more painting and sculpting and probably robbing banks 😊

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Osho, John Lennon, Nietzsche, Basquiat and Janis Joplin.

What’s next for the band?

Our new single ‘I Can’t Breathe’ is now released with a video to follow. Also, we will be releasing new music every 6-7 weeks with a video then the album after 8 singles. Touring next year is in the planning stages as this year is not happening for everyone.

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

www.open.spotify.com/artist/0ODOqiRiyO1YnumWEX1EUs
www.instagram.com/under_the_tongue/
www.facebook.com/UnderTheTongue
www.youtube.com/user/UnderTheTongueBand
www.twitter.com/UnderTheTongue

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Sorry for my ignorance but I have never had one.

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

I would like to thank you on behalf of Under The Tongue for the cool questions and for having us here. It really means a lot to us.

Cheers
Under The Tongue

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EMQ’s with APOKRISIS

EMQ’s with APOKRISIS

Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with São Paulo, Brazil based Progressive Death/Thrash Metal band Apokrisis. Huge thanks to guitarist Evandro Bezerra 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 Evandro, guitar player from Apokrisis.

The band started its activities at the end of 2007, where me and Rodrigo made some rehearsals with covers from the bands we like to listen to. The main idea was make the music that we love, since we’re always heavy metal fans. In time, some ideas came to the light and we started with our own songs.

How did you come up with your band name?

Rodrigo brought the idea. We were searching for an uncommon name what could translate the thematic of the lyrics, so APOKRISIS, which is an ancient Greek word that means Revelation, carries the synthesis from this concept.

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

We are from São Paulo, Brazil and there are so many good heavy metal bands here.

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

We are promoting our brand-new single ‘Absinthe From The Gods’, taken as the first single from our four album “Misanthropy”, which will be released at the end of this year 2020.

‘Absinthe From The Gods’ (Promo Video)

Who have been your greatest influences?

We like a lot of bands: Iced Earth, Pantera, In Flames, Slayer, Death, Arch Enemy, Testament, Dream Theater, Metallica, Kreator, Helloween, and so many more. So, for sure, we have a large mix of influences in our music.

What first got you into music?

At 11 years old I was starting my interest for heavy music, so, as almost every kid, I started to play some notes on an acoustic guitar, and to jump to electric guitar was in a blink of an eye…so, this is the story.

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

Iced Earth, definitely Iced Earth (lol).

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

WACKEN OPEN AIR and BLOODSTOCK, for sure!

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

I never get any gifts; I think our fans don’t like me…(lol).

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

I’m really honoured to have each one of you, following and supporting what we do, you are amazing!!!

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

Dimebag Darrell…this guy was awesome, but his music will remain forever!

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

I love to transmit my feelings through my music, really love it!

I hate to play in some places that do not offer support for the bands…this is really bad.

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

Heavy Metal could have more popularity as other music styles.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

“Alive In Athens” from Iced Earth.

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

I like CD, I really do prefer it.

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

FORCAOS, it’s a great music festival which happens every year in Brazil.

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

Working with “I.T”, I work with this actually.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

My daughter, my wife and my three band mates…

What’s next for the band?

We are preparing all the stuff for the release of “Misanthropy” at the end of this year, so be prepared to smash your ears with some heavy stuff out there…

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

www.open.spotify.com/artist/2XNf6yCvTS6bBIBanHU7Bk
www.music.apple.com/br/artist/apokrisis/1203151993
www.deezer.com/br/artist/11883607
www.youtube.com/channel/UCzzff61BANckPF1wgIfytZw
www.play.google.com/music/preview/Aarvbk365ip4d6jrissjuboy2jq
www.music.amazon.com/artists/B01N6Y0QL2/apokrisis
www.br.napster.com/artist/apokrisis
www.facebook.com/apokrisisofficial/
www.instagram.com/apokrisis_official/

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

I never tasted it before, in Brazil we don’t have Jaffa’s cake…sorry.

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

We appreciate the opportunity and support, and we hope to get back to the Gigging as soon as this pandemic ends, but stay tuned on our social media to get all the new stuff from Apokrisis.

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EMQ’s with D.I.G

EMQ’s with D.I.G

Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Bengtsfors, Sweden based Hard Rock Power Trio D.I.G. Huge thanks to guitarist/vocalist Björn Holmström 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 Björn and I play guitar and sing in D.I.G. The history of the band is that we formed for my 30th birthday party. We played some covers and found that playing together was really fun! Since I had some tunes written we continued to play, and the rest is history so to speak 😉

How did you come up with your band name?

Getting a good band name is one of the hardest things ever! And our name might not be the easiest but it was fun when we decided. We had a little band party and we joked around with names. This was during Christmas time and I said “dopp I grytan” in English that would be “dip in the pot” it´s a Swedish Christmas thing 😊 and then we just put dots between and hey you got D.I.G!

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

We are from Sweden. Sweden has produced a lot of metal bands so the scenes for bands are pretty good! There are a lot of good metal studios and producers. What is not good is the live scene! The rock metal scene is getting smaller every year with clubs closing down or shifting focus. People need to get out off the couch and support live music.

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

We have a pretty new single out called ‘In The Blink Of An Eye’. A pretty straight forward rock song! And we will probably release a new single in October.

‘In The Blink Of An Eye’ (Official Video)

Who have been your greatest influences?

My parents always loved music, my dad played guitar and my mom played piano. So, I guess they are the ones that got me into music. But I remember KISS was the first big influence. But man, I have soooo many bands I like and that I feel have influenced me a lot.

What first got you into music?

KISS made me get interested in music and the at age 13-14 me and a childhood friend started our first band! We played a bunch of Black Sabbath songs but I don’t think we ever wrote our own material.

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

Since I´m a rocker I would get Mike Portnoy (Ex Dream Theater and more) on drums, Dug Pinnick on bass (King´s X) Mark Tremonti on guitar (Alter Bridge) and Russel Allen on vocals (Symphony X) And I would just hang around and try to act as cool as possible haha.

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

Sweden Rock Festival! Since it´s the biggest rock festival in Sweden it would be so much fun the be able to play there! But also, Hellfest in France would be cool! Just such an amazing festival and the feeling is so cool there.

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

Weeeell, do we have fans haha? Yeah some! But getting a gift hmmm don’t know if that has happened yet? May be some beer and booze haha.

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

Hang on! This corona shit will end and then we will get back on the road and we hope to see you all then!

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

Chris Cornell! Miss that voice so much!

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

The community! Musicians getting together and talking music and gear that’s the best!

I do hate that people don’t take musicians and music seriously. Music today is just something that people take for granted, or at least the masses do. Everybody I know listens to music but they don’t want to contribute to the craft behind it. Just pay Spotify and everything is ok! People need to support music and artists so that they can survive and keep on doing music.

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

I would like bands and artists to have a fair chance of making a living on music! People need to understand music ain’t free. We do put a lot of time into our craft, learning to play, writing music, recording music, releasing music! It´s a long chain and today people go on youtube to watch music and Spotify to listen. I think Spotify should be like 39 dollars per month and they should start paying the artist more per stream! Feels like I could rant on forever hehe.

But yeah there are a lot of things to change!

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

One of, not the most! But one of my favourite albums is “Images And Words” by Dream Theater. Just a classic album!

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

I see it like this! For audio quality CD! If an album is made today it would sound better on CD. Vinyl is great for albums that was originally released on vinyl. A Cassette is just hipster to me haha.

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

Bomber Bar in Motala (Sweden) and Lilla helfvetet in Mora (Sweden) Great gigs with great people! I really hope they can survive during these hard times cause we would love to go back there!

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

Own a BBQ joint! I love to cook and BBQ is the best!

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Oh man that’s tough! It should be interesting people and fun! Like this I think

1. Quentin Tarantino, cause he can talk a lot. 2. The Johansson brothers (ex Yngwie) because they can get the party going haha. 3. Sofia Vergara, Actress, she seems funny and pretty good looking. 4. Ricky Gervais, no comments needed. 5. Karl Pilkington!

What’s next for the band?

We are going to hit the studio and record music! We plan to release an album by the end of the year.

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

Please follow us on:
www.facebook.com/digband/
www.youtube.com/c/digtheband
www.open.spotify.com/artist/6hu6g5p29GPAydztJU7wU1

We are also on Spotify ,Itunes and more! Just search for D.I.G and listen to the songs ‘In The Blink Of An Eye’ and ‘Think’ to get an idea of who we are.

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

What are Jaffa Cakes?????? Please send some 😉

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EMQ’s with KILJIN

EMQ’s with KILJIN

Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Michigan based US Heavy Metal band KILJIN. Huge thanks to guitarist/vocalist Trevor Aumaugher 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 there. My name is Trevor Aumaugher and I am the lead guitarist and lead vocalist of The metal band KILJIN. We formed the band in 2020. We are a metal band who loves to perform and thrives on the energy of the audience!

How did you come up with your band name?

We came up with it on our own. We made it up off the top of our heads. We wanted to create a band name that no one else had in the world. That is why we went with KILJIN.  We wanted a unique, stand-alone name that people have never heard before.

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

We are from Michigan, located in the USA. The metal/rock scene here is wonderful. It’s a thriving scene where people can express themselves with heavy metal music and chaos. KILJIN is here to make it an even better place to be!

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

Our latest release is our debut album entitled, “Master Of Illusion” which was recently released wherever music is streamed, including iTunes, Spotify, Deezer, Apple Music, Napster and more.

Who have been your greatest influences?

Some of our biggest influences would have to be bands that we listened to growing up. Bands like, Metallica, Megadeth, Dio, Iron Maiden, Ozzy, Black Sabbath, David Bowie, Queensrÿche, KISS, and more have been huge influences in our lives and on our music.

What first got you into music?

When I first saw KISS live as a boy, and I saw and felt all the excitement, is when I knew I wanted to be a performer and give a live show that would amaze and astonish. We all got instruments at a very young age, and from that point on, we thrived! We have all been performing since we were young.

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

That’s a tough one. So many great bands have influenced us and there are MANY that we would be honoured to collaborate with. Some off the top of my head def would be KISS and maybe Metallica. For a current band, I would have to say, 5 Finger Death Punch or maybe Avenged Sevenfold.

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

We would love to play OZZFEST because it would be great to perform with all the talented musicians that we look up too. Besides Woodstock, It’s one of the most recognizable festivals in the world and we would love to be a part of the chaos.

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

The weirdest gift would have to be a homemade guitar pick made from a toenail (Okay, that’s definitely the winner so far – Rick), ALSO, once a fan gave us a little shrine that contained pictures of our heads glued to a Bonsai Tree? Not really sure what that was about or what the meaning was, but damn it was different. Lmao!!

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

Thank you for all the support you have and continue to give KILJIN. A musician or band is NOTHING without fans. And make sure to hold on tight because KILJIN is about to take you on a chaotic ride of hardcore metal! It’s time we all make music what it’s supposed to be!

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

Tough one. David Bowie.

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

We enjoy the energy of being on stage. Being in front of a huge crown that is screaming their heads off. We feel right at home when we’re in front of a roaring crowd and it makes us want to get crazy! The thing we hate the most is NOT performing.

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

SCOUTING. We would like to see the day when a talented band can get heard and noticed through their talent and NOT on who they know in the business. SEND OUT THE SCOUTS!! Time to discover great music again! Start going to clubs and watching local bands.  Scout out new talent.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

The first KISS album.

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

All are awesome in their own ways. But my favs are CD’s and Downloads. Digital downloads make it easier than ever nowadays to get your music to the fans.

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

We have performed with MANY major acts in the past including Brett Michaels, Ratt, Candlebox, Quiet Riot and more, HOWEVER, our most fave performance was when we played a benefit for a young boy who wanted to see us live before he passed. I still get chills when I think about it and it was our fave show of all time. We happily performed for him and made it a show he would never forget!

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

I think I would go to law school or dental school. Become a Lawyer or Dentist.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Peewee Herman, Mr. Bean, Ernest P Worrell, and the trailer park boys. It would be a crazy, surreal party! LMAO

What’s next for the band?

Right now, we just released our debut album, “Master Of Illusion” which is available on ALL streaming platforms. Next, we are concentrating on advertising the band and growing a following. We cannot perform live right now because of the Covid pandemic, so right now we’re just recording music and getting ready for our “Master of Illusion Tour” which will be kicking off in the, hopefully. near future. We also can’t wait to get back in the studio and work on our next album. We got a bunch more songs written and ready to record.

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

We have a website at:

www.KILJIN.com

You can also find us on:

www.facebook.com/KILJINusa/
www.twitter.com/kiljin2
www.instagram.com/kiljinband/
www.soundcloud.com/kiljinusa
www.open.spotify.com/artist/5Puhk91Rv0Ra35F8WyWrOI
www.youtube.com/channel/UCn55H7fo3qrMUrPb5BZ6yDA

Jaffa Cakes! Are they a cake or a biscuit?

CAKE!!

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

Just want to say…Stay Rock N Roll!

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EMQ’s with POSSESSOR

EMQ’s with POSSESSOR

Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with London, UK based Metal band Possessor. 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?

Graham: Graham Bywater, dream warrior, axe wielder and excuse for a singer and songwriter.

Nathan: Nathan, drums.

Ollie: My name is Ollie and I play Bass.

How did you come up with your band name?

Graham: My old pal Mark and I were talking about the bands Confessor and Possessed in the pub years back and it just struck me that the two combined made a killer name. It’s got a good horror feel and it’s got that classic metal look when written down. There was a thrash band from the US with the same name, which I didn’t realise at the time, but they seem to have split now. Shame as they were good.

If we’d been more pissed that night we may have ended up called Confessed.

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

Nathan: UK, London – Competitive, ferocious and unpredictable – it’s a horror show of gruesome proportions and we love it.

Ollie: For the most part it’s decent.

Each genre has its own little sub culture, places where gigs happen, promotors etc. As with a lot of cities it certainly helps to know the right people but there are some great independent venues/bars and promotors supporting up and coming bands.

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

Graham: We’ve just unleashed our new single ‘Coffin Fit’ which will be followed by a second single and video. Both are taken from our upcoming album “Damn The Light”. Keep an eye out! It should he landing late September. Album due on Halloween!

‘Coffin Fit’

Album Pre-Order

www.possessor.bandcamp.com/album/damn-the-light

Who have been your greatest influences?

Graham: Tobe Hooper, Peter Cushing, Metallica, Darkthrone, Fu Manchu, Nirvana, Cannibal Corpse, KISS, Bruce Lee, Star Wars…

Nathan: Neil Peart, Dave Lombardo, Nicko McBrain, Thee Slayer Hippy, Les Binks, Simon Phillips, Paco Carena from Conflict…

What first got you into music?

Ollie: “Kill ‘em All”. First album I purchased when I was 12 and I remember fondly how gnarly it sounded when the intro to ‘Hit The Lights’ kicked in, followed by that first riff!!!

Graham: Probably my parents Queen and Paul Simon tapes and my brothers Iron Maiden records. I was also a bit doolally for every film soundtrack I heard as a kid, be it whatever. Maiden got me into somehow owning tapes by Kreator, Nuclear Assault, Slayer and Megadeth…things got heavy pretty fast.

I got inspired to actually play around the age of 12 when my cousin sold me a bass that looked identical to the one Nikki Sixx used in the ‘Dr. Feelgood’ video. That’s odd as I knew even then that Mötley Crüe were an awful band. Style over any sort of substance. Nice bass though.

Nathan: The pulsing throbbing grime of early AC/DC. That was where I got the metal bug after listening to a friend’s older sibling’s tapes. In the early 80’s it was fascinating. Hearing Slayer for the first time, before Google and Sky Tv truly felt like you were taking a step into the dark side and gambling with your soul – that excitement never fades.

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

Graham: Our producer Wayne Adams plays in a very noisy electronic two piece called Petbrick. I’d like to lay some riffs onto one of their songs.

I don’t see collabs being particularly worthwhile if the bands are of the same genre.

Nathan: Happy where I am.

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

Nathan: Impossible to pick just one but Hellfest, Bloodstock, Maryland Deathfest would be high in the list. Right now, we will play any festival anywhere it’s viable. Bring on 2021!

Graham: I guess Wacken or Hellfest? Something big and epic! Obscene Extreme would rule too as that’s just one massive silly party with folk dressing up as bananas and stuff.

It’s not a festival but I’d love to play at the Natural History Museum.

Ollie: For me it would be Obscene Extreme. Heard nothing but great things about it and the way it’s organised. Looks like a cool location and the crowds always seem completely into whatever band are playing.

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

Graham: Someone sent me an amazing Terminator action figure from America. Not weird as much as just really awesome! And generous.

Nathan: Space cakes or portraits.

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

Nathan: We love you!

Graham: Always listen to albums from start to finish.

Ollie: Keep supporting underground bands and your local scene.

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

Nathan: Neil Peart. He was cruelly taken WAY before his time.

Graham: Either Buddy Holly, Kurt Cobain, Freddie Mercury or Cliff Burton.

Ollie: Tough question. I’d probably go with Freddie Mercury.

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

Nathan: The thrill of the live show. Playing at your best to people who love it is the best thing. I hate nothing about it.

Ollie: It varies depending on how I’m feeling but I’d go with playing live shows and only having to focus on that one moment. The thing I hate is chasing the tone, never quite happy with it and just when I think I’ve got it, it’s gone.

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

Nathan: Nepotism and rudeness.

Graham: I hate any form of sexism or macho bullshit. There are some creeps out there. They should be strung up.

Ollie: “Cliques” within music genres.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

Nathan: King Diamond – “Abigail”.

Graham: Helloween – “Keeper of The Seven Keys part 2”

Ollie: IMPOSSIBLE!

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

Nathan: Cassettes then vinyl. But the reality is most music is heard via streaming or downloads, so you have to accept it and go with the flow. We make our records and releases at high cost so those who do buy them have something truly quality to enjoy.

Graham: I’m a sucker for a nice CD, but that’s because they are easier to carry about, post, play in the car and not have to turn over. Vinyl looks the best though of course!

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

Graham: Probably Sonic Blast in Moledo. We played next to a swimming pool full of half-naked stoned head banging party animals. Much fun ensued. That audience was just the best!

Nathan: The Lexington, long may it reign!

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

Nathan: Wiring electrics in grade 2 listed buildings.

Graham: I’d like to illustrate kids’ books, run some high-profile social media or focus on recording other folks music.

Ollie: Well I’m currently work in Multi-Media so perhaps still that, but I’ve always wanted to be a carpenter so maybe that.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Nathan: Ozzy Osbourne in 1981, Tobe Hooper, HR Giger, Dennis Hopper, Kendo Nagasaki!

Graham: That’s tough! Er…Peter Cushing, Mark Hamill, Arnie, Steve Coogan, Kathleen Turner, Stevie Nicks…oh that’s six. Sorry.

What’s next for the band?

Nathan: As soon as we can we’ll be hitting every place we can with a vengeance. We miss the stage.

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

Graham: Instagram is really enjoyable as it’s so simple and straight forward. Facebook is absolutely useless on most levels but it’s a good way to spread the word and promote. I’m pretty sure 75% of our page followers don’t see a thing I post though.

Bandcamp is the main site we use. I’d say that’s essential. It’s run so well and is quite frankly a genius idea.

The owners clearly care about their clients and the music.
www.possessor.bandcamp.com/
www.instagram.com/possessor_band/
www.facebook.com/possessorband/

Jaffa Cakes! Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Graham: Grim Flying Saucer

Nathan: Cake in a biscuit packet.

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

Graham: This Halloween you will damn the light.

Photo By Ryan Whitwell, Shotison Media

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EMQ’s with RISE TO THE SKY

EMQ’s with RISE TO THE SKY

Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Santiago, Chile based Atmospheric Doom Metal project Rise To The Sky. Huge thanks to main man Sergio 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 Sergio, the sole member of “Rise to the Sky”. I play all instruments, sing vocals, and do the arrangements. This project was launched in December 2019, with my first album “Moonlight”, which was an experimental rollercoaster. I had many raw feelings I wanted to express through music, mainly about the past, therefore the songs from that album have different atmospheres and a lot of sudden changes, or just plain screaming at some parts. In 2020, I kept experimenting with different vocals styles and recording some singles, and finally came out with the EP “In the Grave of a Forgotten Soul”, which reflects the sound and atmosphere I was always looking for.

How did you come up with your band name?

The band name, Rise to the Sky, makes sense to me in many ways. It reflects the idea of your consciousness and humanity leaving the body when dying. The way you live your life, knowing you will eventually die and leave loved people behind, is a subject that is present in many of the songs.

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

Chile is a metal country, there is a strong metal culture, and many bands of all metal sub-genres that play great music. You may also hear from many metal bands that have toured in Chile how great the fans are, we Chileans love the mosh pit!

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

My upcoming album “Death Will Not Keep Us Apart” will be released on October 9,2020 through the Russian label GS Productions. This is a very personal album; I created the whole concept for it while traveling away from my loved ones during a time of fear and uncertainty. When I arrived back home, I immediately started to write the music for the album, and I knew exactly that I needed to incorporate funeral/death doom elements to get the proper atmosphere for the album. The album is a full story about a couple in an apocalyptic world, which I really dreamed of and which reflects my thoughts on fearing death and loss.

Link to album:

https://risetothesky.bandcamp.com/album/death-will-not-keep-us-apart

Who have been your greatest influences?

I’ve always listened to doom metal, My Dying Bride, Woods of Ypres, Shape of Despair, and Celestial Season in the early days, have been my greatest influence in terms of making music in this genre.

However, not all my influences are doom metal, I get many ideas from classical music. Bach compositions and structures are a great source of learning and inspiration and Wagner operas, his leitmotivs and complexity of characters such as Wotan or Tristan are something that cannot be overlooked. You should not be surprised to identify some dramatic/operatic elements in my albums.

What first got you into music?

I’m not much of a talker, and I’ve always though music was a way of expressing myself without words. I’ve always played music, but I’ve had trouble finding people interested in the music I wanted to make. When I started to listen to one-man bands like Unreqvited, Violet Cold and A Fall of Every Season, I knew that it was possible to make great music on my own, those bands were my inspiration to start everything.

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

Right now, I really could not be more satisfied with the current collaborations I have. I am working with two amazing artists, Filippos Koliopanos, from the band Ocean of Grief, and Gogo Melone, design artist and singer and composer from the band Aeonian Sorrow.  Filippos is doing all my post-production, he is an amazing musician, and knows all about mix-mastering and getting the right sounds, we are always talking about how to improve the music and how to move forward with the project. Gogo Melone did all the artwork for the album, she knew exactly how to translate the concept and ideas into astonishing graphics.

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

I honestly prefer any small gig that is more intimate and that focuses in getting the proper sound quality.

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

I cannot recall any weird gift, but my most precious gifts are all the messages and comments I get in social media. People have been overwhelmingly positive and enthusiastic with the music. I constantly get good comments and reviews from people all around the world. The doom metal community is really a great one.

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

Try to put all your energy and humanity into and artistic expression, whatever it is, Thank You for your constant support, and most importantly, stay Doom!

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

Peter Steele without a doubt, Type o Negative is one of the greatest bands ever, in my opinion he was a music pioneer, created a unique sound, and delivered a brilliant set of recordings. I would have loved to see what he would have done afterwards.

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

The best part is music has no real boundaries anymore, nowadays you can easily share the music for the whole world to hear with just an upload. The bad thing is that is difficult to make a living out of music, there are many talented musicians, that have put incredible amounts of effort and their whole soul into their music and that are struggling.

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

I feel that a part of the music industry is focused more in gaining a profit than in delivering good quality music, and sometimes they overload the music channels with the same stuff over and over, so fans don´t really know much about other bands than the usual ones. Luckily enough, the doom metal community is much more diverse, and I think there is room for many types of projects and styles, and honestly I don’t think many doom metal bands are in this for the money which makes it great for the quality of the music.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

Celestial Season – “Solar Lovers”. In my opinion, doom metal at its finest. This album marked my whole existence, it is genius in many ways, compositions, sounds, and instrumentation, the drumming is one of the best I’ve heard.

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

I love cassettes, they have sentimental value to me, but now I like to hear my metal very loud, so it needs to be CD´s or Downloads.

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

Unfortunately, no live playing for one-man bands so far…who knows in the future…I already have people interested in joining the band.

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

I would be wandering around the world, going to metal festivals, and just enjoying every gig I could go to.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Heike Langhans, Amelie Nothomb, Mia Wallace, Fred Armisen, and Michael Scott.

What’s next for the band?

I am already writing new music to deliver new releases in the future.

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

www.RisetotheSkyBand.com
www.RisetotheSky.bandcamp.com
www.youtube.com/channel/UCyF4UUetgmfKTdbZHMS1HKA
www.open.spotify.com/artist/25HKbngvl5yZ7y1RCG5Vs0
www.facebook.com/RisetotheSkyBand

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Never had one, if I were to guess by looking at it, sounds like a fancy name for a biscuit…

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

Check out the album and reach out to me on social media, I am always interested in talking to fellow musicians and doom metal lovers!

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