EMQ’s with BOMBSCARE

EMQ’s with BOMBSCARE

Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Bakersfield, California based Thrash Metal band, Bombscare. Huge thanks to vocalist/bassist, Patrick Murphy, 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 Patrick Murphy, I’m the vocalist/bassist of the band. Myself and my brother/guitarist Tom founded the band the end of 2013. At first it was just a studio thing because we couldn’t find members. But we eventually got a drummer in 2015 and played as a 3 piece for a good while. We put out our first release “T-Minus…” in 2017 and did a small tour to support it. On the road we realized something was missing, so we brought in a second guitar player, and that solidified the line-up we have today. We put out an EP in March this year, titled “Bastions of Blood”, but due to the current state of things we can’t tour, so we’re just writing and doing behind the scenes stuff until we can get back on the road.

How did you come up with your band name?

I smoked some weed, sat on the couch, and tried to think of a cool band name, and Bombscare kept coming back to me. I did a quick internet search, and nothing came up at the time so that was that.

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

We’re based out of Bakersfield, Ca which is the lower mid part of the state. We’re about two hours north of LA. There isn’t much of a thrash metal scene here, it’s more of a hardcore thing here as far as heavy music goes. So, we play a lot of hardcore shows here, not that that’s a bad thing. I honestly prefer mixed genre gigs. But if we want to play with other thrash/death bands we usually have to travel.

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

Our latest release is an EP, “Bastions of Blood”. Our buddy Issac Sanchez (Trinity Sound Studios) did our tracking, and we were blessed with the opportunity to work with Bill Metoyer (Skull Seven Productions). The artwork is a colab of my friends Britton Shrum (New Wasteland Design) and Joe Ortega (Useless Artworks). The EP’s available on CD and all digital formats.

Who have been your greatest influences?

My favourite band is Forced Entry. They were based out of Seattle, Wa, and were active from 84-95. I first found out about them a little late (maybe 6 years ago), but when I first heard them, I was floored. They changed the way I go about making my own music. So, without Forced Entry, style wise, Bombscare would be a very different band.

What first got you into music?

Metallica and Iron Maiden made me love music. I got “Master of Puppets” and “Powerslave” as a kid and it was game over for me, that was it!

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

That’s a tough one. If I’m shooting for the top here, it would be an honour to do something with Exodus. But on a more achievable level, I would love to do something with my buddies in Paralysis or Intent.

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

Wacken. That’s self-explanatory.

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

This didn’t happen in Bombscare, but one time I signed this kid’s rotten ass shoe he was wearing. That was pretty messed up.

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

Thank you for being a fan. You have no idea how much any level of support is appreciated.

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

I wish they were all still here. It’s really hard to answer that one but I guess I’ll go with Cliff Burton. I love Newsted, but it would be really interesting to see what could have been, you know what I mean?

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

It’s the only thing that makes me happy. I live and breathe my music. Being on stage is my therapy, if you see us live, I think you would pick up on that pretty easily. I hate the business end of things. I handle pretty much all of it in the group and it kind of sucks the life out of you! But if you have aspirations in this game, it’s what you have to do.

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

I wish there was more artist development on the label/management end. It seems as though no one will touch you with a ten foot poll unless you’ve got huge numbers on social media, which is a crock of shit in my opinion, because anyone can just get numbers and it doesn’t equate to talent. I’d rather have a smaller number and it be all organic then having a large number that has no idea who you are. Social media is a blessing and a curse. But hey, what do I know?

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

Here’s a few.
Forced Entry- “As Above, So Below”
Razor- “Shotgun Justice”
Solstice- “Solstice”
Forbidden- “Twisted Into Form”
Vio-Lence- “Oppressing The Masses”
Dark Angel- “Time Does Not Heal”
Demolition Hammer- “Tortured Existence”
Nuclear Assault- “Handle With Care”
Exhorder- “The Law”

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

I like CD’s best, but I know vinyl is super popular. I don’t get the cassette thing. I’m old enough to remember dealing with them. They suck and they break!

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

Opening for Skeletal Remains was a lot of fun.

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

Exactly what I’m doing now. I’m a body piercer and a stagehand. I love both of my jobs.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

I hate dinner parties. I’m pretty antisocial, kind of counter intuitive for being a frontman but it is what it is.

What’s next for the band?

With the whole Covid thing, all our plans for this year are shot. So, I guess all there is to do is write, demo, rehearse, and figure out what to do when concerts exist again. If we get the finances in order, I would love to buy on to a larger tour package.

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

www.facebook.com/bombscareband
www.instagram.com/bombscareband

Our music is available at
bombscare.hearnow.com/

Jaffa Cakes! Are they a cake or a biscuit?

I had to look up what that was. I guess I would call it a cake, but the term biscuit has different meanings in the US and UK, so I guess it could go either way.

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

Thank you for the interview and thank you to everyone that reads this. Bombscare is:

Patrick Murphy: vocals/bass
Tom Murphy: guitar
Gar Flores: guitar
Fernando “Nano” Villagran: drums

EMQ’s with DEATH PLAGUE

EMQ’s with DEATH PLAGUE

Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Queensland, Australian based Extreme Black/Death Metal band, Death Plague. Huge thanks to vocalist, Dam Kel 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?

Dam Kel, I’m the vocalist of extreme metal band Death Plague, from the Sunshine coast of Australia. The band formed in 2017 and we’re a 5-piece act. In these early years we have already done a demo/EP called “Smear Your Blood”, we have a new album coming out this year, and we have played many shows and mini fests , as well as organising and running our own shows and mini fest.

How did you come up with your band name?

At the time we wrote our first lot of songs, we felt plagued by our own creation. And for myself personally, the band had become my reason to die, so if this is the last project I do then I’m taking it to the end. Death Plague is who we are, it’s our way of life and we are in it until the end.

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

We are Australian based band and Brisbane is the main city near us. The scene is ok but can be fairly hard to judge as to how gigs will plan out. There is a solid following, but with the way the restrictions are with licenced venues it makes it very hard to get people motivated to come out and make a night of it.

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

So, the last release we did, the ‘Parasitic Homicide’ music video, was a while ago, however, stay tuned for our upcoming tracks. It’s heavier then before and really showcases us as a full-on machine.

Who have been your greatest influences?

My greatest influences have been Wednesday 13 (not just the music but the amount of work he puts in, the guys a freak) Satyricon, Soulfly, Psyclon Nine, basically anything that’s creative and catchy.

What first got you into music?

Oh man, just the feeling of being able to express yourself on that kind of a platform! It’s absolutely awesome being able to make a connection with people live or even through recording.

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

Locally (Australia underground wise) I’m currently collaborating with members of both Awful Noise and Terra Mortem. I think international it’s a massive playing field and hopefully we can collaborate with many different bands out there.

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

Definitely would have to say Wacken. I know, reach for the sky’s, but that place is just a freak of the best talent the world has to offer in metal, it’s my Graceland.

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

A hug (laugh) ok back story… At a show, some member of the crowd went to knuckles me, I did and said into the mic “is that how humans connect?” then another member from down the back ran up and said “no this is how we connect!” and gave me a hug. Very weird moment but hey, if that’s not metal…. I don’t know what is!!

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

Album is almost finished, not too much longer! We will be seeing you all very soon and the party will be massive!

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

I don’t think I’d bring one back to be honest… they would be cranky, pissed off and smell really fucking bad. I think we should let their legacy live on. They were who they were and that’s what makes them special in almost every way.

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

I love being creative and connecting with people and crowds. I don’t think I hate anything… oh… I stand corrected, I hate having to wait for our own stuff to be ready to showcase. I just wanna get it out there and have some fun.

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

Downloads. All the way, they should not be allowed. Yes, it’s convenience but it’s worth nothing to the eyes on the computer screen. The physical copy always has cool designs and a booklet and is just… so much more worth it. Can’t sign a computer screen for someone. Think about it…

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

Soulfly “Dark Ages”. So many great tracks, never gets boring.

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

Yea… I’d say CDs, unless it’s great vinyl. Cassette tape was never really a great idea. I think it was good for the time but yet it was never timeless.

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

By far it would be an interstate show in a place called Newcastle! Best crowd, shot them beers (like a whole fucking keg), it was incredible just how much love we got from that place.

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

I think Marketing. I’m creative and always trying to do some weird stuff with posters and designs and how to reach people. It’s all really fun to me.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

My band members, they are the best mates and the strongest team I’ve ever had in my life.

What’s next for the band?

Studio time, upcoming shows, and focusing on where we go next and how we achieve that. It’s always good to have goals and accomplish them.

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

www.facebook.com/pg/deathplagueww

Jaffa Cakes! Are they a cake or a biscuit?

They are clearly biscuits, although, maybe we are wrong about that as well. Maybe the are not either cake or biscuits, one of those questions that will keep you up at night that’s for sure.

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

Stay tuned, some awesome stuff coming, support your local scene and help the bands make your life a little bit less sucky It’s ok to escape and shut off the world while listening to music. Stay safe.

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EMQ’s with DOWN FOR DAYS

EMQ’s with DOWN FOR DAYS

Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Houston, Texas based Hard Rock band, Down For Days. Huge thanks to drummer, Paul ‘Sandy’ Sanderfur, vocalist Jeff Alberti, and bassist Jordan Goldman 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 guys, my name is Paul ‘Sandy’ Sandefur and I am the Drummer for the rock band Down For Days. We’re based out of Houston, Texas and have been around since late 2015, early 2016. We are currently; Jeff Alberti – vocals, Dustin Newbold – guitars, Jordan Goldman – bass and myself on the drums.

How did you come up with your band name?

Down For Days is a bit of a word play that we see fit for several reasons. Our original lead singer battled bouts of depression and would literally be down/missing/unresponsive for days on end while he regrouped. We also like to think positive on occasion and correlate ‘Days’ with good, ‘Nights’ with darkness and to long for the good, well is a good thing. lol

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

We are based out of Houston Texas! We are blessed to be in such a large city because that offers you more venues, more opportunities, more people and more contacts to interact with. If you look hard enough, you can find whatever you are looking for. However, on the flip side, Houston is so large that there’s always something people can go do, so a rock concert may not be the bright shining moment that catches a new fan’s attention when they’re looking for entertainment. The talent here is phenomenal, and there are venues that cater to whatever type of music you like to listen to, so if people search for it, they will be able to find it.

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

Our latest release was our second EP, “Lost In The Grey”, which we put out in 2019. It’s a very cool EP that we are proud of. We have our material on most of the common social media and digital distribution sites. https://music.apple.com/us/album/lost-in-the-grey-ep/1464218946

Who have been your greatest influences?

Man, I’m gonna have to get some input from the fellas on this one. I’d say for me personally my greatest influence was my Pops. He was a life-long musician who exposed me to the dig of music. The constant revolving door of musicians and band practices he had at our home while growing up seemed normal at the time, but it built that love of creation and individuality that is still with me to this day.

Jeff: Elvis, Guns-N-Roses, Metallica, Staind, Hank Williams Jr. Megadeth & Slayer!

Jordan: Rush, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles & Billy Joel

What first got you into music?

Me personally it was a combination of growing up and a musical environment at home AND discovering KISS as a kid. Was my first band that I gravitated to and fell in love with. But, who my age didn’t. lol

Jeff: Sitting in front of the stereo singing with my dad when I was a kid.

Jordan: As a child The Beatles and Billy Joel were playing constantly in my house. I always had music in my head and heart.

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

That’s a tough one, so many people I could learn from. I have a lot of respect for Dave Grohl and would love to pick his brain. The dude is a master at making simplicity sound epic.

Jeff: 5 Finger Death Punch

Jordan: The Black Crowes

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

Well, playing a festival would mean the most to us if we were eventually festival headliner worthy! Just being there would be an honour, but if we’re dreaming big here then I’m wanting us as headliners! lol That being said, send us to Europe and lets headline the infamous Wacken Open Air Festival over in Germany.

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

Don’t get too many gifts from fans these days, they’re gonna have to up their game a bit. I remember in some prior bands we would get things being thrown up onstage while we played like a bag of weed, or some girls panties. Good times.

Jeff: compliments spit and screamed in my face by a really messed up fan. LOL

Jordan: was paid an extra $600 to play Red Barchetta!!!!

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

We are definitely not the type of band to preach or try to influence the way someone thinks. However, we do want to offer an escape from the everyday. That’s what is great about music. We try to write material that is moving, so that it takes you away from the daily grind even if for just a few minutes, and lets you enjoy your own little world for a bit. So, I guess our message would be to open yourself up to new things, new bands, new people and new ideas. Life is about living, and you can’t find something new if you’re too scared to open up. Hopefully, new people will enjoy our stuff, but we encourage people to test drive as many new bands as possible. The world is full of killer bands just waiting for people to find them.

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

Well, as a drummer my choice would be Neil Peart. The ultimate writer/drummer. So much we could learn from this man.

Jeff: Elvis, because he’s Elvis!

Jordan: Neil Peart for me as well. I’m heartbroken he’s gone, and I wish my young son, also a drummer, would have had the opportunity to meet Neil and jam.

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

We enjoy the camaraderie within this band as well as with other bands. When you’re playing something that you’ve written, and people are digging it, there’s really no better feeling. The gift of give and take between you and the crowd that you are delivering with your bandmates (which is like family) is second to none.

The hate . . . none. I dislike some things, but I don’t think I truly hate anything about music. Difficulties and setbacks are a part of what defines you and you learn how to overcome those obstacles. I think if I ever truly felt some hate within music, then it is probably time to hang it up. It would no longer be giving you the joy that music and all that comes with it is created to do.

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

The business side of it. It is necessary to promote, work with venues, promoters etc but it becomes like a job and takes away from the actual reason you joined a band in the first place. The bad thing is, for us DIY bands, I don’t know of an answer on how the business side could become less chaotic. Open to all ideas! lol

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

Gonna include all my guys on this one. For me, Pink Floyd’s Dark Side Of The Moon.

Jeff: Guns N’ Roses “Appetite For Destruction”

Jordan: Rush “Moving Pictures”

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

All are good, use what you like, and enjoy as much as possible.

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

All of them, some are better than others, but we simply love to play. It’s what keeps us motivated and improving.

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

I seem to break things around the house pretty easy. Maybe some sort of toy tester or demolition man?! lol

Jeff: Making movies

Jordan: Smashing windows! hehe

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

I’m going with a wish list here of all time so . . .
1. Neil Peart
2. John Paul Jones
3. Axl Rose
4. Jimmy Page
5. John Bonham

What’s next for the band?

We have recently added Jeff Alberti to our DFD family, and he’s got some great pipes! Going to take a few weeks to get our sound how we like it and then it’s back out playing shows, writing new material and eventually getting us back into the studio.

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

We have all of the usual ones.
ReverbNation – www.reverbnaOon.com/downfordays
Facebook – www.facebook.com/DownForDays/
Instagram – www.instagram.com/downfordays/
Twitter – www.twitter.com/DownForDays_DFD

Jaffa Cakes! Are they a cake or a biscuit?

??? Have no idea??? But they sound delicious! hehe

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

Thanks for the interview!

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EMQ’s with MARTYR ART

EMQ’s with MARTYR ART

Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Newburgh, New York based Digital Goth Metal artist, Martyr Art. Huge thanks to Joe for taking part.

What is your name and what do you play, and can you tell us a little bit about the history of the band?

My name is Joe/JD/JoeyDiabolic/Diablo and I literally do everything in-and-related to Martyr Art.

How did you come up with your band name?

I had the shape of the logo well before the band name, which came to me while I was selecting branding for my freelance graphic design services.

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

I’m from the United States and the metal scene is all over the place, sometimes non-existent in certain locations.

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

Recently, I’ve been remastering and re-releasing my entire back catalogue. Still a few releases away from being 100% completed, though it should be all done by September.

As far as my most recent releases, “Through Soundwaves Vol. 1” and the single ‘In The Shadows of Philadelphia’ are the current go-to. “Through Soundwaves Vol. 2” (featuring covers of Buffy, Nine Inch Nails, The Weeknd and Killing Joke as well as a new original ‘The Current Subsides’) has just dropped at the end of June 2020.

Who have been your greatest influences?

So many to choose from… Metallica, White Zombie, Faith No More, Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails, Madonna, Wes Montgomery, Korn, Limp Bizkit, Machine Head, Genesis, Slipknot, Fear Factory, Hugh Syme, Edgar Allan Poe… this list could go on forever.

What first got you into music?

Jumping up-and-down on my parents’ bed while losing my mind to “Splish Splash” by Bobby Darin on repeat, always.

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

I’m pretty much open to collaborate with anyone, genre is never a deterrent. The only thing that matters to me is the strength of the material. Currently collaborating on a few projects, but it’s still in the developmental phase with no release date.

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

I’m open to performing at any festival, though it would be great to see OzzFest resurrected and brought back to its heyday and be on that bill… it broke a lot of bands or at least allowed them to level-up within the industry.

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

So far, I haven’t received anything weird as a gift… but the opportunity is still there, so for whoever’s reading this… here’s your chance 😊

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

Live your life with an open mind… because something isn’t “metal” doesn’t mean that it lacks importance and/or value in the totality of your life.

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

Jimi Hendrix. I would have loved to hear his art evolve throughout the years.

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

The thing I enjoy the most about being a musician is the ability to create and vent in a positive manner. I don’t dislike anything about being a musician.

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

Better residuals and pay to the artists… maybe get some baseline health care for them as well.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

Fear Factory – “Demanufacture”

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

Depends on the auditory experience I’m going for… If I’m working in the studio, at the office or traveling… streaming; If I want to vibe-out… vinyl, cd and/or cassettes. I’ve got so much software and session files on my computer that I literally have no room for downloads… though having said that, If I really dig an independent release, I’ll go to the Bandcamp page and buy the download version of the release to directly support the artist.

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

I don’t have a particular gig that I favour over others, but I would say that the run of shows (from 2017-2019) promoting “Fear Faith Machines” was, to date, me at my absolute best.

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

I’d probably dive deeper into the realm of digital design and get into 3D world creation.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Good people and good vibes, that’s who’s on the invite list.

What’s next for the band?

In 2020 and 2021, “Through Soundwaves, Vol. 2 thr 4”, as well as complete the remasters of the Martyr Art back catalogue.
In 2021, “At The Core of Darkness I” (June).
In 2022, “At The Core of Darkness II” (January)
There are some other things happening as well, though not fully confirmed.

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

Streaming, Mailing List Sign-up and Merch links are all available through
www.MARTYR-ART.com

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Unknown. I’ve never had the pleasure.

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

Be kind, respectful and understanding of one another.

#BlackLivesMatter

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EMQ’s with BRANDY AND THE BUTCHER

EMQ’s with BRANDY AND THE BUTCHER

Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Columbia, South Carolina based Punk/Sleaze Rock band, Brandy And The Butcher. 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?

Brandy and the Butcher. We’re made up of some Columbia, SC scene veterans- Kevin Brewer and Jay Matheson, and two relative newbies, Liz Hale and Roger Shattuck.

How did you come up with your band name?

Liz gets the best ideas when she’s getting pedicures- also, once upon a time, she wanted to be a butcher.

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

Columbia, SC. We have a LOT of really great heavy bands here in town. Abacus, Garrow, Space Coke, Boo Hag, Skullduggery, Deviate and Decadence are just a few.

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

A full length 12″ LP called “Dick Circus” is up for presale on Bandcamp.

https://brandyandthebutcher.bandcamp.com/album/dick-circus

Who have been your greatest influences?

Iggy, Joan, Suzie, Debbie and our moms.

What first got you into music?

American Bandstand. I watched it every Saturday and danced my lil 6-year-old tushy off.

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

We did collaborate with Saul Seibert from Boo Hag on a song called ‘Flim Flam Man’ and are pleased with it.

Liz has a soft spot for Rod Stewart, and she says, “Rod Stewart!!!”

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

Rebellion Festival. All the old school punk bands are there!!

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

Liz has a stalker, he sent her a weird German Christmas bread (called a Stollen) last December.

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

DON’T STALK LIZ, IT MAKES HER CRANKY. (even if you send yummy German pastries).

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

Does Liberace count as a rock star? If not, then definitely Lemmy. He was a cool cat.

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

I LOVE the work hours. I really dislike the road food.

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

Make the physical product an important option again. It will probably never happen, but bands used to sell tons of records, CDs and tapes at shows and in stores. Now with downloads and streaming being the norm musicians actually getting paid is an anomaly.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

Mott the Hoople – “Live”, Iggy and the Stooges – “Raw Power”. Yeah, I gave you two!!

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

Vinyl

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

We just keep getting better, I think the best is yet to come.

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

Riding a bike all over! Recording bands.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Living or dead? I guess the dead don’t eat much. Friends of ours and Willie Nelson.

What’s next for the band?

Hopefully back to live gigs in a few months and promoting our new LP!

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

Bandcamp, Facebook, Instagram.
www.brandyandthebutcher.bandcamp.com/
www.facebook.com/Brandyandthebutcher/
www.instagram.com/brandy_and_the_butcher/

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Beats me. We put gravy on our biscuits down here. Cakes are better with coconut.

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

Wash your hands and listen to your rock.

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EMQ’s with GODETH

EMQ’s with GODETH

Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Leeds, UK based Metal band, Godeth. Huge thanks to guitarist Dylan 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 Dylan, one of two guitarists in Godeth. We formed in 2018, and have been gigging since February 2019 and have played at venues such as The Key Club, 02 Academy Leeds, The Fenton, BOOM, 02 Institute 3 Birmingham, The Mulberry Bar and Venue etc. We also competed in the SoundWaves Music Competition 2019, which we got to the national final of, something we are pretty proud of considering it was a competition mainly focused on finding more “mainstream” acts.

How did you come up with your band name?

The original placeholder name was Snowdeth, but that was a bit shit so our bassist came up with Godeth and so we decided to use that.

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

We are from Leeds, which has a good underground metal scene. Some great venues such as Boom and The Key Club, with some sick bands who in my opinion deserve a lot more attention such as Master the Crown, OND, Anarcadia, Nihilus, and Pariah (although they are technically York but I’m still counting it).

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

Our latest release is our single ‘Blunt’ which came out last month and was written by our singer Eddie. It also marks our first ever lyric video. This was supposed to be a proper music video but then the world went to shit which meant we had to put this idea on hold unfortunately.

Who have been your greatest influences?

For me personally Metallica are the main reason I properly got into metal (even got their Ninja star logo tattooed on the back of my leg), but also bands like Alice in Chains, Pantera, Rage Against The Machine, Death, Sepultura etc. Everyone in the band has a bunch of different influences, so we try and bring as many of them together when writing songs.

What first got you into music?

Err I will thank my Mum, Dad, and Stepdad for that, they would always play me music from a young age, and I can probably thank them for my current tastes.

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

Power Trip, fucking love them!

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

Definitely Download or Bloodstock, I’ve been to both countless times and have met some great people and friends at both, so to play either would be a dream.

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

Can’t say I’ve received a gift unless you count getting flashed at our Key Club gig.

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

BUY OUR MERCH!!! Nah just everyone stay safe and we can’t wait to play to you all once this blows over

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

Either Layne Staley or Peter Steele, but I’m going to go for Peter Steele as I would do anything to have gotten to see Type O Negative live.

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

Most – Coming up with a new song or hearing people sing the lyrics you wrote

Worst – When you have a great riff, but can’t find a way to work it into a song (so frustrating!!)

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

Less false promises.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

Alice in Chains – “Dirt”, just such a good, dark feeling album

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

Vinyl’s in terms of the full package, Downloads for the ease

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

Our headline gig at The Key Club. We always dreamed of headlining it, and to do it so early in our “career” is something we are immensely proud of. It is also the place where me and singer Eddie met, as well as basically my entire friendship group, so it is a place that is very dear to my heart!

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

Being bored probably”.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Nikki Sixx, Jim Morrison, Ötzi the Iceman, Louis Theroux, and Robert De Niro

What’s next for the band?

Once the world comes back to some sort of normality, we are going to be recording and releasing an EP which we can’t wait to do, and then hopefully playing some more gigs.

What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?
www.facebook.com/GodethUK/
www.twitter.com/GodethBand
www.instagram.com/godeth_band/
www.youtube.com/channel/UCCJh6rjLwEXPbmNtTPGP8Sg
www.open.spotify.com/artist/3oeXNRsY37Bq30hwcPi6aG
www.godeth.bandcamp.com/releases

Can also find our music on most major streaming sites and services

Jaffa Cakes! Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Biscuit 100%

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

We have recently released a shit tonne of merch on Teespring, so feel free to check it out and see if there’s anything you like (can be found here: www.teespring.com/stores/godeth), and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.

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EMQ’s with NUCLEAR WINTER

EMQ’s with NUCLEAR WINTER

Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Harare, Zimbabwe based Melodic Industrial Death Metal project, Nuclear Winter. Huge thanks to Gary Stautmeister 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 Gary Stautmeister and I started Nuclear Winter in 2013 – After all the years of playing guitar and having nothing to show for it, I finally decided I needed to start recording my own stuff and work on my own ideas. So Nuclear Winter became my solo project where I could experiment and record my own thing.

How did you come up with your band name?

When I worked on the ideas for my first album, where the lyrics dealt a lot with the extremes from things like love/hate etc and the fine line that separates them, I thought Nuclear Winter worked well with that – as being the extremes of heat and cold but is a devastating thing within itself.

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

I’m from Harare, Zimbabwe. The rock/metal scene here is almost non-existent. Apart from a few metal heads and Zim’s only other metal band Dividing the Element, are about all we have here.

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

My latest release is “Night Shift” which came out end of last year, but I have an EP called “StormScapes” which will be out on 15th July.

Who have been your greatest influences?

Wintersun and Devin Townsend. Although I don’t do anything that really sounds like DT – it’s just what he does in his songs is really impressive to me. There’s a way he manages to pack so many things into a mix and have it all working together well that I find very impressive.

What first got you into music?

As a kid when I first heard Bon Jovi and Def Leppard, I thought wow – I gotta have an electric guitar! I just loved the sound and energy of it. Then came Nirvana and they were a huge influence for me. At least as a young guitarist – their songs were fun and easier to play than most other bands. Down the line someone introduced me to Paradise Lost and I was amazed – they were heavy and melodic, and they are one’s that got me into melodic death metal – with Dark Tranquillity being my next favourite band then.

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

Either Devin Townsend or Jari Mäenpää- both musical geniuses’ way beyond my level but they would be really interesting to work with and to learn stuff from, I think.

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

I don’t have a preference really. I think any of the big ones like Download or Bloodstock etc would be cool.

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

My fan base is still small, so I haven’t received any gifts.

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

Just a big thanks to anyone who is supporting the music I make.

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

Kurt Cobain. Nirvana was my favourite band in high school and the biggest influence for me as a teenager learning the guitar.

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

The main thing for me is the creative freedom to do what I like. There’s not anything particular I don’t like. I find I struggle a bit with self-promotion. Also, one thing I find really tedious to record is the bass guitar. I find it very boring. I think I need to get EZBass so the bass can just be automated lol.

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

To be honest I don’t know enough about the music industry so I can’t really offer any suggestions.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

Strapping Young Lad – “City”. That was an immense album.

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

I think downloads. Just more convenient. I used to enjoy getting CD’s though years ago but digital is the way forward, I think.

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

As a one-man band recording my stuff at home, I’ve not performed any of my music live yet unfortunately.

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

My main job is doing 3D design, so music is actually a secondary thing for me. I would prefer to just focus on music though seeing as I’m quite bored of doing graphics work now.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

I think this list would be very interesting Morgan Freeman, Ricky Gervais, Jessica Lang, Kathy Bates, Jordan Peterson.

What’s next for the band?

I’m starting to work on some new songs for a new album. But that will probably only be out mid to end of next year hopefully.

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

I just use the usual ones – Facebook, Twitter, Bandcamp, Soundcloud etc
www.facebook.com/NuclearWinterZim/
www.twitter.com/NWStauty
www.nuclearwinterzim.bandcamp.com/
www.soundcloud.com/nuclearwinterzim

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

I was a kid when I last had one of those and to me, they were closer to a pie. But between those two I’d choose a cake.

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

Sure, and thanks for the interview. Nothing to add really.

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EMQ’s with AMNESIS

EMQ’s with AMNESIS

Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Asheville, North Carolina based Metal band, Amnesis. Huge thanks to Guitarist ‘Miller’ 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?

Amnesis. Metal! The band is comprised of members from the Asheville metal scene spanning a couple decades worth of stories we could tell or can’t speak of lol. It was formed in 2010 and has gone through a few line-up changes over the years. It is a 4 piece now but used to be 5. We like it fast, heavy and straight forward.

How did you come up with your band name?

It just kind of happened one day. We couldn’t decide and the singer popped off with it. It stuck.

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

United States, Southeast. It depends on where you go. Right now, it’s pretty dead amid the Covid-19 situation, but before that there were some decent shows all over the place. Every kind of band you can think of, you can go see anywhere around the southeast if you do a bit of research and know what you’re looking for.

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

We recently released a “playthrough” video of sorts for ‘Abscession’, the second track title from our newest EP, “We Hate Myself”.

Who have been your greatest influences?

American Headcharge, SOAD, Mushroomhead, Nothingface, Killswitch Engage.

What first got you into music?

Listening to the radio honestly, for me

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

Beni-Hana, Volumes, Issues, Knives Out, Rammstein to name a few.

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

Donauinselfest or Bonnaroo.

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

Masks, and one time a fan decorated a Christmas tree for us lol!

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

Live your dreams and never give up.

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

Jaco Pastorius.

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

Playing. Connecting. As far as the hate goes, the competition aspect. Egos. The dark side of the industry in general.

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

Solicitation to local stations. Abolish the “buy your way to fame” model.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

“The Wall” by Pink Floyd. Cliché, but it has a perfect formula that can’t be explained with words. It changed me and the way I think about playing as well as presentation.

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

All of them. You should have them all and have all of them available to your fans.

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

In this band, Probably Hell Yeah at the Orange Peel in Asheville NC. Don’t want to stop ever. Onward and upward!!

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

Working myself to death at a trade skill to get by in between playing music and adulting etc

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Hunter S. Thompson, Kurt Russell, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Hemingway, Alexander the Great.

What’s next for the band?

Getting through this Covid madness, writing the next EP and getting back out there to play some massive gigs once this is all over with.

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

Youtube Links:

Album Stream:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=bt9EBhXl9W8

Music Video:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtAc9gqumow

Social Media Links:
www.facebook.com/hivemindsmedia/ (music video)
www.open.spotify.com/artist/43wuumuah7vfINNmSx4e6c
www.facebook.com/amnesisband/
www.amnesisband.com/
www.amnesisusa.bandcamp.com/
www.twitter.com/amnesisusa
www.tidal.com/browse/album/127617403
www.music.apple.com/us/album/we-hate-myself/1494114170
www.deezer.com/us/album/125895372
http://www.play.google.com/store/music/album/Amnesis_We_Hate_Myself
www.iheart.com/artist/amnesis-32461572/albums/we-hate-myself-87839294/
www.us.napster.com/artist/amnesis/album/we-hate-myself
www.mndigital.com/content-experience/music_content/albums/481653067/Amnesis/We_Hate_Myself/

Jaffa Cakes! Are they a cake or a biscuit?

The mind doth ponder…

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

Don’t dream it. Scheme it.

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EMQ’s with ATAVISTIA

EMQ’s with ATAVISTIA

Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Vancouver, Canada based Epic Metal band, Atavistia. Huge thanks to vocalist/guitarist, Mattias Sippola, 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! My name is Mattias Sippola and I am the vocalist/guitarist of the band Atavistia.

Atavistia was founded by me back in 2017 when I compiled a few songs together and released them under the current name. At that time, Atavistia was a one manned project and I wrote, recorded, mixed, and mastered the debut titled, “One Within The Sun”.

Fast forward to 2018, when the band became a full line-up, and we played our first show in December of that year. We have recently released our sophomore album titled, “The Winter Way”.

How did you come up with your band name?

My friend actually came up with the name when I sent him a compilation of different name ideas. I came across the word, “Atavistic” while reading Nergals autobiography, and was immediately interested in incorporating that word into the band title.

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

We are from Vancouver, Canada. The scene here is on and off. Sometimes it’s a hit but sometimes it can be quite dull. I blame our transit system.

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

Our sophomore album, “The Winter Way” was released on May 29th along with a lyric video for the included song, ‘The Forbidden One’.

Who have been your greatest influences?

My greatest influences have been Wintersun, Ensiferum, Devin Townsend, and Dimmu Borgir.

What first got you into music?

I come from a family of musicians, so music has always been a part of my life.

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

Hmmm that’s a great question! it depends on which vibe we’d like to portray… if we were to portray a party vibe, it would be either Alestorm and/or Æther Realm!

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

There are too many which are equals in my eyes, but any festival in Europe would be a dream come true.

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

Nothing weird yet! fingers crossed! Haha

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

Thank you for the overwhelmingly positive support. We wouldn’t be able to continue like this without it!

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

It’s always tragic when we lose one of the great ones… so… all of them? Haha!

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

Expressing myself through music has always been a big part of being a musician. The challenges involved are also intriguing for me as I’m always up for a challenge! However, what I dislike about being a musician is the self-criticism and getting “burnt out” periods. Unfortunately, right now is one of those burnt out periods.

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

I feel like I’m not qualified to answer such question, but my answer would probably be directed more towards the social media aspect of it all… The algorithms used in social media now are quite ruthless and require bands to stay on top every single day… otherwise, the exposure is lost in the algorithmic madness.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

Wintersun’s, “Time I”.

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

All of the above! Variety is very important.

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

Hmm probably the Starlight Room in Edmonton, Alberta when we went on our mini tour across western Canada with our friends in Sōlborn.

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

As controversial as this answer will be during these hectic times, I’ve always had a love and passion for the police and military, so I’d probably pursue one of those careers.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

There are too many to choose for this question! Haha.

What’s next for the band?

We are playing by ear at the moment due to the craziness going on in the world.

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

Our music is available on all online platforms from Spotify, Apple Music, and iTunes to Youtube, Bandcamp, Facebook, and Instagram.
www.facebook.com/OfficialAtavistia/
www.atavistia.bandcamp.com/
www.instagram.com/atavistia/

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Sounds like a small snack sized cake if you ask me!

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

Thank you for having me! Again, I’d like to thank our wonderful supporters especially during these hectic times. Stay safe everyone!

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EMQs with BLACK RABBIT

EMQs with BLACK RABBIT

Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Apeldoorn, Netherlands based Thrash/Death Metal band, Black Rabbit. Huge thanks to drummer, Max Hendriks 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?

Max Hendriks – Drums

Black Rabbit started back in 2014, when Jelle and Hidde started playing guitar together. They found their own riffs and started to get the hang of it more and more. They figured it would be nice to have a complete band and teamed up with a bassist and after some time a drummer as well. After some time, a vocalist was added too, and we started playing our first few gigs. After some line-up changes, I joined the band as their drummer. Since I have a big influence on the Dutch metal-scene, I gave them the input they’d wanted all this time. Black Rabbit finally took off, and now we are starting to make a name for ourselves.

How did you come up with your band name?

Well I didn’t but Jelle and Hidde did. The band name already existed before the band. During a barbeque, Jelle and Hidde were making parodies on famous metal band. When they bumped on Black Sabbath, it immediately became Black Rabbit. The whole idea of ‘rabbit’ comes from the fact that Jelle had a black rabbit as a pet. They kept the name as a sort of screw you to the people who think that metal bands should always have brutal names.

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

Netherlands, and the scene is alive, but let’s say that the average Dutch metalhead is static. We have a small scene with lovely people. Like everywhere, the big shows are always busy, but the small bands do not get the venue full.

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

“Warren of Necrosis” EP, January 9th, 2020

Who have been your greatest influences?

Kreator and Carcass

What first got you into music?

My parents. They made music before I was born.

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

Randy Blythe of Lamb of God, Mille Petrozza of Kreator or Chuck Billy of Testament

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

Definitely Hellfest. If you love music, you go to Hellfest. They never disappoint in their line-up and give opportunities to smaller bands.

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

An Alice Cooper Funko

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

Thank you so much for your support, I know its a cliché, but I play my music because I love it and it is always amazing to see other people like it.

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

The Rev of Avenged Sevenfold

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

Being free and doing the stuff you love. I hate setting up the whole drums!

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

Make CD’s more important again and improve the pay rate on digital streams.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

“The Outer Ones” – Revocation

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

CD

What is the best gig that you have played to date?

Our release show in Gigant on 9th of January 2020

If you were not a musician, what else would you be doing?

Probably something with making instruments!

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Chuck Billy
Chris Adler
Gary Holt
Steve Harris
James Hetfield

What is next for the band?

We are aiming to release a single before the end of October, and somewhere in the middle of next year, our debut album!

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

www.blackrabbitofficial.com/
www.facebook.com/OfficialBlackRabbit/
www.instagram.com/officialblackrabbit/
www.open.spotify.com/artist/2VFnjeYaBg8qSDzXglJRfZ
www.youtube.com/channel/UCmjDJctQdxbDxIIAcHyMgWg
www.blackrabbitnl.bandcamp.com/releases

Jaffa Cakes! Are they a cake or a biscuit?

It says cake, so I would say biscuit because it is too obvious!

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

Thank you for the interview, check us out to those who do not know us, and check out our Spotify playlist with our friends!

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