EMQ’s with BOFO KWO

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EMQ’s with BOFO KWO

Hi Everyone. Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Finnish, Symphonic Black Metal band Bofo Kwo who, by the way, are brilliant as well as being hilarious! 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?

Bofo Kwo: I am Bofo Kwo, the tribe leader and lead vocalist. The band was formed in 2014 based on a novel by Theodore Salmondi Egger, called the Legend of a Cannibal King. The Band then took it further, went to space and after several decades, hopefully, the first Metal band to ever perform in outer space.

Wamufo: I am Wamufo. I arrange and compose the chants and rituals we need for our feasts. I also play the noise machine you call guitar during our feasts.

Bomari: I am backup vocalist Bomari, I also do the makeup and costumes and general creative stuff.

How did you come up with your band name?

Bofo Kwo: It is based on the Main Character of the Legend of a Cannibal King Novel.

Wamufo:???

Bomari: Also based on a true cannibal story but with some twist and turns.
What country are you from and what is the metal scene like there?
Bofo Kwo: Finland, I guess cold?

Wamufo: I’ve lost count on the numerous home worlds we’ve had.

Bomari: Norway, make a guess.

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

Bofo Kwo: Our latest single is called “Second Sun” and it is from our upcoming album to be released fall 2019, the album is called “Space/Time Carnivorium”.

Bomari: Second SUN

Who have been your greatest influences?

Bofo Kwo: Space/Time, Aliens, Cannibal Documentaries, Black Metal, ROCK, and Grunge!

Wamufo: Black metal, cheap sci-fi TV and everything I can gather from the junkyard.

Bomari: Life.

What first got you into music?

Bofo Kwo: The search for the end of the endless agony of being human and what not.

Bomari: Feeelings and stuff.

Wamufo: Refuse to answer!

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

Bofo Kwo: Rumours are that we will collaborate with a Rodent King of the Mighty “Dirty Rats” from Australia already on the upcoming album.

Bomari: Rob Zombie

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

Bofo Kwo: Download festival because I heard they don’t make you shave your bush.

Bomari: Can’t think of any

Wamufo: Roadburn, Dour, Wacken

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

Bofo Kwo: Bold of you assuming that we have fans? I am under contract to hand over any gifts I get to Wamufo so he has to answer this one.

Bomari: Anxiety

Wamufo: Bofo Kwo might be obligated to hand over the gifts, but I know he’s hoarding them somewhere. People seem to like posting us these pieces of paper with numbers on them, and after some investigation they seem to disappear in to Bofo Kwo pillow or he traded them for cat food.

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

Bofo Kwo: Be one with the Metal, and please share our content so more people discover or get offended by our music.

Bomari: Be yourself

Wamufo: The message is gone. Long live the message

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

Bofo Kwo: Dimebag

Wamufo: Nah, let the dead rest. They deserve it

Bomari: Lemmy

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

Bofo Kwo: Free food I enjoy the most, I hate the most that the food is not human flesh tho.

Waumfo: There are some super comfortable couches hidden inside the venues of feasting. Napping on those. Napping inside the trunk of our “tour vehicle” is the worst, unless I kidnap the money pillow, which is super comfy.

Bomari: Being creative, the pressure

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

Bofo Kwo: Artists gets paid first and the most instead of last and maybe nothing.

Bomari: The pressure of releasing and squeeezing the creativeness out of artist is the worst, if we could let artist work on their own time and using their creative energy when it’s there and not squeezing it. It’s the killer.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

Bofo Kwo: Behemoth – “The Satanist”

Wamufo: Khanate – “Things Viral”

Bomari: Blank, can’t think of one spec

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

Bofo Kwo: Vinyl!

Wamufo: Claymation

Bomari: Vinyl for sure

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

Bofo Kwo: Our secret gig in Amsterdam March 2019. Weird stuff happened.
VIDEO HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTwxniHLcTY

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

Bofo Kwo: Working for the Earth Space Defence.

Wamufo: Sabotaging the ESD.

Bomari: I’m actually a fisherwoman on the side…

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Bofo Kwo: The tastiest fattest peoples, they are the best to make stew of.

Wamufo: I’d rather not get criticized for cold canned ravioli by five people.

Bomari: *laughing* and nobody knows why.

What’s next for the band?

Bofo Kwo: New Single, new Album and Fall live shows. Album will be called “Space/Time Carnivorium”

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

https://www.facebook.com/BofoKwo/
https://bofokwo.bandcamp.com/releases
https://sliptrickrecords.com/finnish-group-bofo-kwo-join-the-sliptrick-roster/

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Bofo Kwo: I met a dude named Jaffa on a planet far away, he tasted more like lasagne but maybe a bit Cakish?

Wamufo: You should ask that from J. Cakes.

Bomari: It doesn’t matter, they’re fucking tasty.

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

Bofo Kwo: Ever Metal is amazing. To think that they supported a rural space Black Metal band like us is just outstanding.

Bomari: Cheers, shine on.

Wamufo: Eat your greens and stay hydrated.

 

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EMQ’s with IAN BLURTON’S FUTURE NOW

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EMQ’s with IAN BLURTON’S FUTURE NOW

Hi Everyone. Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Canadian Rock band Ian Blurton’s Future Now. Huge thanks to Ian 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 Ian Blurton, guitarist/singer for Future Now. We started playing together roughly a year ago. I made a solo record called “Signals Through The Flames” using some of my favourite Toronto musicians and needed a band to play the songs so I called on 2 guests from that record (Anna/Glenn) and added guitarist Aaron Goldstein to help me with the many guitar parts.

How did you come up with your band name?

Future Now is a song by The MC5 (one of my fav bands of all time).

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

I’m from Canada and while I’m not a full-on metalhead (I say that out of respect to my friends who are) I can tell you we have a very vibrant scene here with originators ala Voivod still releasing incredible records and newer bands like Tomb Mold (who blew me away live), Cauldron etc. keeping it alive.

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

We have 2 releases upcoming. Our 1st 7″ (Yeah Right Records) comes out on May 4 and our LP will be released by Pajama Party on June 7.

Who have been your greatest influences?

Jimi Hendrix is probably my all-time fav but there have been many. I have always loved Mountain, Black Sabbath, Budgie, Blue Cheer..!

What first got you into music?

I’d say probably seeing The Monkees on TV as a young kid.

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

Motorpsycho for sure. I love how adventurous/prolific they are.

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

Woodstock right before Hendrix so I could see his set. Currently I’d say Roadburn, it seems like such a great community.

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

Nothing super weird, mostly just awesome things including paintings, homemade chocolates etc.

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

Live your life by your own rules.

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

Jimi Hendrix so I could see him live once!

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

Music is my life so I try to enjoy all the aspects of it and let the positive outweigh the negative.
I get to play with incredible musicians and am honoured they are willing to give up their time to do so.
I’m not crazy about loading 4x12s into 3rd floor venues.

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

I think it would be more than one thing but I think streaming not paying enough would be a good start.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

The Damned – “The Black Album”

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

I like them all but prefer vinyl as I grew up with it.

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

I’ve been playing live since 1982 so I’ve been very lucky to play a lot of great shows. Recently I’d say the 2nd Future Now show with Biblical/Whoop-szo. It was good vibes and killer bands and everyone played great.

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

Working with animals.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Salvador Dali, Hunter S Thompson, Robert Anton Wilson, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Robt Williams

What’s next for the band?

Our 7″ and LP release parties and then we are doing a Canadian tour out to Sled island Festival (one of the best in Canada).and back.

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

https://twitter.com/ianblurton
https://www.facebook.com/ianblurton.futurenow/
https://ianblurton.bandcamp.com/

 

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EMQ’s with AVALANCHE

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EMQ’s with AVALANCHE

Hi Everyone. Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Sydney, Australia Hard Rock band Avalanche. 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?

Hey my name’s Steven Campbell, I’m the lead singer and bass player of Avalanche. We also have Veronica ‘V’ Taleski on lead guitar, Ryan Roma on drums and Arthur Divis on rhythm guitar. We formed at the start of 2018, Veronica and Ryan had been playing together for a while, I joined the band as a vocalist, then we went through a whole mess of rhythm guitarists and bass players before I just ended up playing bass, and now we’ve just started gigging with Arthur on rhythm guitar as well.
We’ve been playing the local pubs and music venues here in Sydney and a bit out of town as well, and spending time between gigs and our 9-5 jobs in the studio recording for our debut EP “Sent From Hell”. It’s just been released, and we’re really proud of the end product, we’ve got a pretty good response so far and hope it only grows from here.

How did you come up with your band name?

My dad, Adrian Campbell was actually in a band called Avalanche in the 70’s and the 80’s, they used to belong to the same management company as AC/DC, they have even played with them before and some other major bands at that time, we thought it was an awesome sounding name and wanted to keep the rock and roll family tradition going so after going through a lot of other names, we decided to name our band Avalanche.

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

We’re from Sydney Australia, it’s pretty weird here because on the one hand, there are so many great rock, metal and punk bands coming out of Sydney and Australia at the moment, but at the same time there’s a pretty shit climate of live music here, we have lock out laws and noise restrictions, pretty much nowhere is open after 12/1am and a lot of places constantly shut down over noise complaints, or toss out live bands in favour of DJ’s. The places that are still running tho are doing a great job, there’s still some good venues around and it is a lot better in other cities and states that we’ve been too as well. But yeah, regardless the musicians and the fans here are fantastic, we’ve played with both older and younger bands and have built up a friendship with so many of them and after a while you find that everybody kinda knows each other, it does kinda feel you’re part of one big community, some of the more established bands will really take you in and help you out and play a lot of shows with you … if you’re not shit of course.

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

We just released our debut Double EP “Sent From Hell”.It’s a wild and raw rock n’ rock record about sin, sex and good times. It’s a mix of 4 studio recordings, including our 2 single releases, and 4 live recordings taken from one of our gigs in December. It’s fast and it’s LOUD!

Who have been your greatest influences?

As a band, it’s definitely 70’s/80’s Aussie rock bands like AC/DC, Rose Tattoo, the Angels, Stevie Wright, the Easybeats, and my dad’s band Avalanche. We’re also inspired by all the big rock and metal bands like Guns n Roses, Led Zep, Metallica, Sabbath, Motörhead, as well as the Rolling Stones, The Who, Chuck Berry, and we also have a lot of blues influences as well.

What first got you into music?

Steven: Well I guess it’s pretty obviously my dad, who was in bands in the 80’s as a singer and my mum would always play that kind of music for us growing up around the house and in the car but I didn’t really think about pursuing it until I was about 13ish. My best friend and I started a little duo just with me singing and him playing guitar, all we played was cover songs of Tenacious D. Anyway ever since then, I just kept going and going until somehow I managed to end up in this band. I think for Veronica and Ryan the answer would be AC/DC haha.

Ryan: Hearing my mum playing AC/DC Live At Donnington around the house when I was younger, for some reason after that all I just wanted to do was play drums.

Veronica: My dad bought a cheap-ass guitar for my Brother, he barely touched it so I started playing it. And then when I was 16 I saw AC/DC live on the Rock or Bust tour and from that moment I never wanted to do anything other than just play the guitar. I went out and bought a shitty second hand Epiphone SG from a police auction because I wanted to be just like Angus, figured if I could learn to play half as good as him and Malcolm then I would have accomplished something with my life.

Arthur: Hard to pin point, but probably as a kid hearing Mum and dad listening to gunners in the car and around the house got me to first pick up a guitar. And yeah, can’t imagine not playing now really.

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

We’d love to do something with Airbourne, we think they’re awesome, another great Aussie rock band.

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

We recently attended Download in Sydney and man it was a wild experience. So many people, big bands, drinks what more could you ask for, I think it’s ambitious but man it would be cool to play that festival. There’s so many great rock and metal festival’s in the UK as well, we’d be happy to play any one of them.

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

At one of our first ever shows I actually got asked to sign a girls tits, don’t know if that really fits in the gift category but it took us by surprise.

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

Stay off drugs.

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

Seeing as how they are still making music it would be so awesome to have Malcolm Young back, recording with AC/DC again for their new album and touring. That would be one hell of a show to see.

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

The only good thing about being a musician is playing music and if it wasn’t for that, no one would do it in my opinion. It’s a vast wasteland of an industry with lots of empty promises and ‘get rich quick’ schemes but at the really deep end of it, it all comes down to just wanting to make something that sounds good, something you yourself enjoy, and there’s a lot of stuff you have to put up with if you just want to do that.

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

The big companies should pay musicians what they deserve for streams and downloads, none of this $0.0006 a stream bullshit, and they shouldn’t take cuts of the royalties either.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

Steven: I think if “Master Of Puppets” hadn’t been made I’d probably not be playing music today.

Arthur: Hands down, “Appetite For Destruction”.

Ryan: “Let There Be Rock” – AC/DC.

Veronica: “Let there Be Rock: Live in Paris”, the soundtrack album to the movie, that was the start of my obsession with AC/DC and the guitar.

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

They all have their place. There is something about putting on a vinyl tho and just listening without any distractions, maybe just staring at the cover art, same for CD’s too. Having a physical thing, especially if it’s your favourite band can feel pretty special, but of course streaming and downloading is more of an everyday thing cos you can do it anywhere.

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

We played a really good gig down at Kelly’s on King in Newtown a couple weeks back and I don’t know if it was necessarily the ‘best’ gig but I found it the most enjoyable so far. It was a Tuesday night and it had been raining so we went there with very little expectations but when we started playing people from downstairs and outside all came in and we blew them away which was good cause we’d been told to play there to see if we were good enough for a Friday night slot and they asked us back straight away.

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

Anything that pays the bills so I can keep being a musician.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Arthur, Veronica, Ryan, Angus Young and Ozzy Osbourne.

What’s next for the band?

We’ll be gigging non-stop all over Sydney and maybe a bit out of town as well over the next few months to promote the EP, we’re already booked out until the end of July and are constantly booking more shows and working as hard as possible to make em our best shows yet. We’re working very hard with several promotion companies and advertisers as well to just push this EP as far as it can go. Veronica just bought a beautiful new Gibson SG as well, she has 2 now, as well as a Marshall JCM2000 stack that she got last year that she can wait to play the shit out of live. Arthur had to buy a stack as well just to compete with her! So if you’re in Sydney anytime soon, be sure to come along!

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

You can also listen to the EP across Spotify, SoundCloud and all other streaming platforms and pick up a copy from our Bandcamp, iTunes or Google Play:
https://avalanche2018.bandcamp.com/album/sent-from-hell
https://open.spotify.com/artist/0wF07k0n3MbeOnbLVMXG6X
https://soundcloud.com/avalanche2018official/sets/sent-from-hell-1
https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Avalanche_Sent_From_Hell?id=Bur5c77z2kuqbxhe4cv4y23pikq
We’ll also be selling cd’s and other merch at our shows, and will soon be selling from our Facebook as well. We also have shit tons of live videos and a music video up on our Facebook so be sure to check it out! We hope you’ll enjoy it as much as we enjoyed making it!
https://www.facebook.com/Avalanche2018Official/

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

They’re cakes but they’re just in the shape of biscuits, like a cake you can dunk in milk. Kinda making me hungry now.

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

Thanks heaps for having us, cheers and keep things balls deep!
-Avalanche

 

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EMQ’s with LIFES

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EMQ’s with LIFES

Hi Everyone. Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Milwaukee, WI Punk / Hardcore / ’Powerviolence’ duo LIFES. 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?

D: I’m Dave. I play bass & sing in LIFES.

Z: I’m Zak. I play drums and also sing in LIFES.

How did you come up with your band name?

The name LIFES represents all the different roles we attempt to fulfil every day. We are both husbands and fathers, so we have our family life, work life, music life… it can be exhausting keeping them all going, but each area is important to us, so we do what we can. Plus, LIFES isn’t a real word, so we assumed no one else had used it 😜

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

D: We’re from Milwaukee, WI USA about an hour north of Chicago. For a mid-sized city, the scene here is pretty awesome with lots of bands & venues. It tends to be an older scene with less young kids involved than there used to be, but that’s partially a product of many shows taking place at 21+ venues.

Z: I’d just add that a lot of the all age shows here have been basements and house shows for decades. There certainly is a younger scene of great bands and people but we tend to not get out as much as we’d like to keep up with everything that’s going on in Milwaukee. Thankfully being a smaller city helps because everyone pretty much knows each other here or are connected in some way through mutual friends.

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

Our debut LP “Treading Water” will be released at the end of June on vinyl and digital formats. The band is co-releasing it with some friends that all happen to run record labels, Here and Now Records (Italy), Knochentapes (Germany), Middle Man Records (Indiana, USA) & Triple Eye Industries (Milwaukee, USA).

Who have been your greatest influences?

D: For this band, my family and the fucked up situations around the globe are the greatest influence on our music and lyrics.

Z: I second what Dave said. I tend to read a lot and try to stay up on current events. That’s really where my lyrical influence has always stemmed from. My family is everything and I try to be the best partner and papa I can be.

What first got you into music?

D: I listened to radio pop music when I was a kid and was really into Prince & Michael Jackson, but got into Poison when I was around 10 and that was where I started to form my musical identity that led to my desire to write and play my own music. It also played a role in my preference of pointy guitars.

Z: I grew up listening to mainly what my parents listened to which was 70’s Rock and Heavy Metal and then New Wave. It turned me off from heavy music actually which is why I got into Goth like Depeche Mode and the Cure. Then my friend brought over a couple of his older brother’s cassettes in the summer of 1989 and I learned about punk and hardcore. It opened a door that has never closed. And now I of course appreciate my parents’ amazing record collection of 1000+ LPs after all these years. My family have always supported my musical endeavours and I couldn’t have asked for better influences than them.

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

D: Collaborations just sound like complications to me. Our band works because there are just two of us to deal with and with our schedules, that’s all we can handle. But, if I had to choose someone, we would be more than happy to serve as the rhythm section for Melt Banana or HIRS.

Z: Certainly more people can complicate matters. But I’ve always loved bands and records that have tons of friends contribute to their records. Maybe someday for LIFES!

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

D: I think we’d go back in time and play one of the Fiesta Grandes at Gilman St. The line-ups were amazing and then we could claim to be a “power violence” band without the fear of being called out by the purists. That being said, we love playing new places, so if you are throwing a block party, motorcycle race, baby shower or metal fest, we would love to play. We recently did our first fly in for a few gigs, so now we’ve got the itch to do more.

Z: There seem to be so many fests now. It’s hard to keep up. I’m always happy to play anywhere we can. Write us. It doesn’t hurt to ask us.

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

Thanks for listening and giving us a chance.

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

D: I really don’t care about rock stars. If I could bring people back, it would be family and friends because that’s what’s important.

If it’s gotta be a star, then I’d bring back Michael Jackson so he could finally be punished for the crimes he committed and the lives he ruined.

Z: I miss all my friends and family too who are no longer here. Prince was a pretty great artist. But I’ll just quote Kevin Seconds: “An empty pedestal and all those heroes where’d they go? When I find myself a hero I’ll be sure to let you know!”

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

D: I wish I had the popularity or financial means to self-release everything we record. I am forever grateful to every friend and label that has put their own money on the line to help me get my music out there. I know some of them haven’t always made their money back and I feel horrible about that.

Z: I enjoy meeting new people, seeing new places, and having a connection with complete strangers just because we listen to similar music. I hate how the punk and hardcore and metal scenes can mirror all the gross, awful, complicated bullshit of the world that should have no place in our scenes but nevertheless show up.

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

Z: Part of me misses the pre-internet age when physical music and connections were what mattered. But I also love how much easier it is to connect with people all over the world because of the internet. I also miss when areas of the U.S. and areas of the world had very specific “sounds.” Now anyone can listen to something from anywhere in the world and just copy that sound (me included). There’s a certain uniqueness to regional music that’s lacking sometimes. Lastly, I suck at capitalism so music as an industry makes no sense to me.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

D: Poison – “Look What the Cat Dragged In” and Mötley Crüe – “Shout at the Devil” are the reason I play music and still get stoked to hear them.

Z: I have way too many favourites for so many different reasons. Subhumans – “Worlds Apart”, Miles Davis – “Workin’”, Pegboy – “Strong Reaction”, Kinks – “Muswell Hillbillies”, etc. etc. etc. I’m leaving out so many favourites…

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

D: I’ll always love vinyl, but I understand and accept the convenience of digital & streaming.

Z: Vinyl always for sound. Digital for convenience and the environment.

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

D: We just did a weekend in the Northwest US and our show in Portland was probably the best crowd reaction we’ve ever had. We’re not a very danceable band, but that didn’t stop them.

Z: There have been a lot of good gigs for all sorts of different reasons. Some on crowd response; Some on how we sounded; Some on good conversations had; Some on good friends being there.

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

D: Music is in the blood. Even if I wasn’t actively playing in a band, it would still consume my thoughts.

Z: I can’t imagine life without music.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

D: With two kids, I treasure any meal with conversation in the place of screaming and whining. Give me a good vegan meal with my wife and some friends and I’m all good.

Z: Family and friends. That’s all that matters.

What’s next for the band?

The LP will be out in June and we’ve got some shows on the horizon. Hopefully we will make it out of the Midwest and see some of our East Coast friends before the year is over.

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

https://lifes.bandcamp.com/
http://lifes.storenvy.com/
https://www.facebook.com/LIFES414/
https://www.instagram.com/lifes_band/

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

D: I am ignorant on this topic, but it clearly has cake in the name.

Z: I had to Google search this. Seems to be like a digestive? Looks like a cookie to me.

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

Thanks for taking the time to send us these questions.

 

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EMQ’s with VNTER

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EMQ’s with VNTER

Hi Everyone. Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with. Swedish Rock band VNTER. Huge thanks to vocalist/guitarist Andy Aura 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 Andy, I play guitar and I’m the lead singer of VNTER. The idea of the band started when my former band called it quits and I felt that I wasn’t done playing huge arena rock. So I took what I thought was the greatest songs from that era, wrote some new songs and put together a bunch of great musicians and we formed VNTER in 2017.

How did you come up with your band name?

We wanted a Swedish word as a band name and we got stuck on the word vinter that means winter in English. But if you google vinter you get over five million hits so I thought if we take away I from the word it will not only look awesome we will be the first thing that comes up when you google it and everyone can say it. I think it’s a pretty unique band name.

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

I’m from Sweden and man the metal scene here is fantastic. We got so many great bands that made it big in not only Sweden but also the world. Just take In Flames, Dark Tranquillity, Dead by April, Avatar, the list could go on forever and the city where I live in is known for its metal sound – the Gothenburg sound.

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

We released 2 singles and a video for one of them one year ago. Now we’re waiting to release the first song of 13 in June and it´s going to be fun to constantly keep up to date with new music for over one year straight.

Who have been your greatest influences?

Simon Neil from Biffy Clyro is a huge influence for me, Dave Grohl from Foo Fighters, Josh Homme from Queens of the Stone Age. But I also love people who do their own thing like Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and even people who don’t play music.

What first got you into music?

I heard the album “Stay Hungry” from Twisted Sister when I was 6 years old and from that day I just loved music. I started to play the guitar a couple of years later but my guitar teacher kept hitting me on my fingers when I played the wrong notes so I quit and it wasn’t until maybe 10 years after that I started to play for real.

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

I would just love to do a collaboration with Biffy Clyro, which would be a dream come true.

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

I would like to play Lollapalooza in Argentina, the South American fans are crazy and I want to experience that.

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

Hmmmm, nothing really weird so far, I got a cook book because I worked as a chef for many years. That was really thoughtful I think.

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

Don’t stop supporting the bands you love. It means the world to us.

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

Easy, Freddie Mercury. I just love everything about that man but mostly his awesome voice and charisma.

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

Playing live, writing songs, being interviewed and recording an album. I don’t hate anything; some things can be less fun like taking promo pictures, mailing a lot and taking care of the economy.

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

There are a lot of places closing and festivals dying I would make sure that up and coming bands have somewhere to play their shows and help finance festivals. It’s the small bands today that you will see on the huge stage tomorrow.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

“Appetite for Destruction” – Guns n Roses. Now that’s an album!

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

When I was a kid I recorded Brian May ´s solo from ‘We Will Rock You’ with Queen 15 times in a row on cassette and I just loved that format to consume music. So my answer is cassette, it’s something really genuine about it that I like.

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

We have an awesome venue here in Gothenburg called Sticky Fingers and it was back in 2014 I think. We opened up for the legendary man called Strings or Strängen in Swedish. He played in The Hellacopters back in the day and he tragically passed away in 2017. It was a huge crowd and the atmosphere was insane.

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

Probably something else creative. I do have a podcast where I talk to musicians, booking companies, record companies and so on, maybe more of that. But on the other hand if I hadn’t been a musician the podcast wouldn’t exist. I think I would go deeper into being a chef, work in a Michelin star restaurant, like really modern and cool food.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Daniel Ek – Founder of Spotify
Tommy Lee – Mötley Crue
Dave Grohl – Foo Fighters
Lady Gaga
Arnold Schwarzenegger

What’s next for the band?

We’re about to release the first of thirteen singles in June. Every month for thirteen months we are releasing a new song and after that the album comes out, but by then everyone already heard the songs. I’m really looking forward to that long process. We’re planning to go on tour as an opening act and to play festivals next year. So that’s what’s in sight for the near future.

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

We use Facebook and Instagram, just search for VNTER and you should see our page coming up. We also use Soundcloud to send our album as a secret link to record companies and booking agencies. And we’re on every major streaming platform.

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Hahahaha, what is even a Jaffa cake? If they are called cake, they must be a cake so I totally say that they are biscuits. Just googled it and they look good!

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

Dont stop working on what you believe in. Who should believe in it if you don’t? Let the struggle be real and have fun doing it. Someday, someway if you work hard and long enough you will make it.
Thanks you so much, this was a lot of fun
Andy

EMQ’s with PRIME CREATION

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EMQ’s with PRIME CREATION

Hi Everyone. Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Swedish Metal band Prime Creation 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?

Sure, my name is Henrik Weimedal and I play bass guitar.
Prime Creation started in 2015 by members from the now disused power metal band Morifade. We released our self-titled debut album in 2017, a lot of gigs later we released the first of 3 singles in April 2019 and this fall we’ll release our second album called “Tears of Rage”.

How did you come up with your band name?

We had about 100-150 names that we came up with and the word “creation” came up the most and then we just put “prime” in front of that. 🙂

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

We’re from Sweden and I think most people know that the metal scene here is fantastic; the music scene in general is very strong in Sweden.

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

‘Lost In The Shades’ single. It’s the first of three from the coming album.

Who have been your greatest influences?

There’s so many, everything from Black Sabbath to Symphony X

What first got you into music?

For me personally it was Steve Harris and Iron Maiden, first Iron Maiden song I ever heard was ‘The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner’, after that I was hooked!

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

Iron Maiden! But on a more realistic level I think Masterplan would be a good pick, we supported them at a couple of shows and we really enjoyed hanging out with them.

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

Wacken Open Air, simply because it’s the biggest metal festival on earth!

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

We received a letter once from a fan, he had created the postal stamp from our album cover and had made it so it looked like a real stamp, and it sure fooled the postal service.

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

Spread the word!

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

Ronnie James Dio, amazing voice…

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

I love playing live.
I hate the time between arriving at the venue and standing on the stage.

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

I don’t know.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

Iron Maiden – “Powerslave”

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

Vinyl!

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

With Morifade at Rock Machina in Spain in the year 2000.

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

Probably weld

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

John Cleese
Terry Gilliam
Eric Idle
Terry Jones
Michael Palin
(and Graham Chapman if he was still alive)

What’s next for the band?

We’re planning gigs for the fall and of course releasing the album!

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

https://www.facebook.com/primecreationofficial
https://www.youtube.com/c/PrimecreationbandSwe
https://instagram.com/primecreationband
https://twitter.com/Prime__Creation
http://primecreationband.com/

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Never heard of them.

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

Thank you for the interview and thanks to all fans for your support!

 

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EMQ’s with KAT

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EMQ’s with KAT

Hi Everyone. Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Legendary Polish, UK based Metal band KAT. If you’ve not heard of them before then you should definitely read on and get acquainted! Huge thanks to Piotr Luczyk 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 Piotr Luczyk. I founded the KAT band at the turn of 1979/80, and I play guitars in the band. I am also a music producer and composer of most of KAT’s music. At the beginning of KAT, we played Hard Rock. Later it evolved by stages into Thrash Metal. We released 11 original albums, several concerts, DVDs and compilations. There are several dozen pirate releases of our records on the market. We played tours with Metallica, Helloween, Six Feet Under and many more. We have also played with Iron Maiden, Motörhead & Pretty Maids. In addition I am the originator of the Metalmania Festival and Cover Festival. I say, perhaps immodestly, that in Eastern Europe they call us a legendary band! That’s for starters.
All details can be found at www.kat-band.com

How did you come up with your band name?

I came up with the name in primary school when I was 12 years old. The literal translation is simply Executioner. It was about someone who seeks justice. Ah, such children’s visions. At the time, I could not yet play. Subsequently it turned out that KAT became, in addition to my family, the most important thing in my life.

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

I come from Poland but currently I live in Manchester GB. In Poland, the metal scene is mainly extreme. Vader and Behemoth are the best known Polish bands around the world. Both of these bands recorded the album “W homage to KAT” which I think shows our position. Of course, there are also hard and heavy bands in Poland, but not many. It’s difficult to find good singers who can sing in English. Also, in Poland, the Catholic Church predominates in society and condemns metal music as satanic. But crowds come to concerts of foreign stars.

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

In 2014 we released the album “Acoustic 8 Filmow” with acoustic versions of our most famous ballads. Earlier, we released the metal album “Mind Cannibals”. On Jun 14th 2019 we will release our latest KAT album “Without Looking Back”. This is our newest work with premiere songs. One of the songs is a soundtrack to the movie “Squadron 303”. Here is the video from the new album;
‘Flying Fire’:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oou2WgKhzDU

Who have been your greatest influences?

Like many guitarists of my generation, Ritchie Blackmore, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and a little later, Judas Priest, Van Halen, AC / DC. The compositions of these stars will never be forgotten. It’s a living rock story.

What first got you into music?

In 1975 I heard a Led Zeppelin concert; it was a shock for me. Later I heard Deep Purple in Rock and I knew then what I wanted to do with my life. Now I am much older and wiser in the ways of the world of music. I live in Manchester and I begin to understand why British music leads the world.

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

AC / DC, maybe it’s strange but when I listen to AC / DC it seems to me that everything is achievable. It’s damn positive energy! I am the creator of the Cover Festival where we play AC / DC with various musicians. Everyone thinks that their songs are easy to play. However, in rehearsal it turns out that this simplicity is only superficial. During the concerts, I watch how audiences respond to AC / DC songs. Their music works for everyone.

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

Wacken Festival!

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

One of the fans (a girl) gave me the PRS guitar which I play regularly.

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

Don’t limit yourself to one genre of music. To find out what you like, you have to know what is going on around you. It’s a bit like beer. Isn’t it better to check out several species?

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

Randy Rhoads

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

I like it most playing in the moment, listening to the fans .You connect with them, share a common world and you don’t need alcohol, drugs or money, just the ability to listen.
I hate anonymous assholes who have never achieved anything in their lives and assess others. This destroys many young musicians and the effects of hating are irreversible and often tragic. Unfortunately, the Internet has contributed to this. Nowadays, instead of showing art, it is mainly used to criticise and fight others.

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

I would change the money division between artists and Google, Youtube, Spotify, Tidal etc. The current situation causes the artists to focus on concerts to such an extent that they do not record music like they used to. Such a situation will lead to the collapse of entire genres of music.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

Deep Purple – “Machine Head”

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

Currently Downloads but, for sound, vinyl.

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

I played with Iron Maiden, Motörhead and Metallica. They were great experiences and outstanding stars from whom I learned a lot. But the best gigs have been with in my friend Radek’s, small private club, on the mini Cover Festival. This is a regular gig to which we invite about 50-100 guests and friends from various bands. We play the finest songs from the history of rock.

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

I like DIY and I do various home renovation works. I even designed and made furniture once. I also designed album covers. But honestly, I don’t know what I would do.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Ritchie Blackmore, David Gilmour, Jimmy Page, Eddie Van Halen and Gary Moore.

What’s next for the band?

Concerts, new records and new music.

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

www.youtube.com/channel/UCaA8ivCm9uTyaGtKGVV61sA
www.soundcloud.com/kat-band
www.facebook.com/KATofficialprofile/
www.kat-band.com

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

I like Jaffa Cakes no matter who thinks they’re a cake or a biscuit! I would still like them, even if I had to pay more VAT on them. And actually, whether they’re a cake or a biscuit, I’ll still eat them all!

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

Thank you for the interview and I would also to thank GB Metal Hammer for placing our album, “Metal and Hell” as among the 40 best ever Black Metal albums in history!
Regards, Piotr Luczyk – KAT
www.kat-band.com

 

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EMQ’s with DREAMS IN PERIL

Dreams In Peril

EMQ’s with DREAMS IN PERIL

Hi Everyone. Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Kansas City, US based Metal/Hardcore band Dreams In Peril. 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?

Demetri – Vocals
Joshua – Guitar
Dalton – Bass
Jeffrey – Drums
And we are Dreams In Peril

Josh (Guitar): “My name Is Josh, Last name is Crocker! Though not related to Betty Crocker the cake mix! “haha” I am the guitarist. We started with Jeff, Dalton, and myself. Dalton hit me up one day over Facebook because he found me on a music forum in the local scene. So I took all my gear to a storage unit. I had a try out and it worked out really well. About a few months later we found Demetri and we were able to write an album fairly fast because we had some material written before the band fully became a thing!”

Dalton (Bass): As far as the history goes, We all knew each other from being in different bands and playing shows with each other throughout the years. All of those bands have gone and past and one day we all decided to try and build something new. Our first show was with The Acacia Strain which for us was like coming out swinging followed by winning the Headbang for the highway Summer Slaughter Showcase where we won the right to give a performance on The Summer Slaughter Tour. Afterwards we went on to play many more shows with other big Names. We then released our Debut Album “Mephobia”.

Demetri (Vocals): “My name is Demetri “durrs”. I do vocals. Josh, Dalton and Jeff had been writing and jamming together and I came across their post needing a vocalist. Being that I knew them all from playing shows with some of our previous acts, I went and auditioned to the song which is known as ‘Seldom Solace’ and we all connected and I was in. We wrote our set list, recorded a 2 song demo then made our social media sites, made our first shirt as well as our back drop banner. It was a full approach that we wanted to have was both professional and business oriented. We wanted to come out of the blue as if we were already known or perhaps regional before our first show… which thanks to Cory Omeara and Stratgazer Entertainment for the show with The Acacia Strain… since then we have won Headbang for the highway and played for a mass list of national acts we all admired.”

How did you come up with your band name?

Dalton: “I ended up coming up with the name at work one day. Our Name is us being a little sarcastic but true. When all of our past bands failed and we were down and out. We kind of felt like our Dreams Were in Peril. Thus, that’s how our name came about!”

Demetri: “Our bassist Dalton had come up with the band name… A basic reminder of our past failures or attempts at achieving our overall dream. Now being we had come into this band, we felt no more would our dreams be in peril so to speak.”

Jeffrey: “After writing a few songs and getting a nice feel for what our sound is, we all started brainstorming ideas for the band name. “Dreams In Peril” was the first name

Dalton (bassist) came up with. Even though there’s much more meaning behind it, when I heard the name I immediately knew it would be the name just because it fit our sound so well.“

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

Josh: “The metal scene in the United States is really diverse! Depending on where you are at in the United States. Different genres kind of take place. Some areas might like hardcore more than deathcore. Some other places might like Beatdown and Djent. Some other places might like the Rockabilly sound. It just depends! But we are also a melting pot of cultures because of our history.”

Dalton: “We are smack down in the middle of the United States of America, in the state of Missouri. And if you are talking locally to us then it’s different to the rest of the country. In some areas, it is more booming than the rest of the Country. In our Area, it has its ups and downs. It has its phases where we have a good group of bands and other times it feels like there isn’t enough.

Right now it’s doing okay and things are starting to pick up in our scene, at least that’s how I feel. But I have noticed that our metal scene can be really competitive where It used to be more united. But we have some amazing talent here that is often overlooked.”

Demetri: “We are from the United States where metal has come and gone in a sense as far as demand and popularity. Yet lately I feel some old school nu-metal acts are making comebacks whereas djent fades and other sub genres that to me pigeon hole a lot of bands are fading. I see this new wave being the return of just metal.”

Jeffrey: “Born and raised in the USA and very proud of the metal scene here. Not discrediting metal in other countries at all. American metal was a huge part of my adolescent years and it’s growing everywhere.”

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

Dalton: “We have just released our Debut Album “Mephobia” with our single “Neckties and Nostalgia” You can find it on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, Amazon Music, Napster, Tidal, Google Play, Deezer and more!

For those of you who don’t know what “Mephobia” Means, its “The Fear of becoming so awesome, that the human race cannot handle it and everyone dies”

Demetri: “Our latest release is our debut album “Mephobia” of which we released globally through digital download as well as hard copies March 15th when opening for The Browning on their most recent tour.”

Jeffrey: “The album is titled “Mephobia” and it’s well worth a listen. It sounds vain but I am a fan of our music. Now that I quit just listening to my drum parts and started listening to the band as a whole, I fucking dig what we came up with and I can’t stop listening to it. ‘Neckties’ is considered our single. There’s a lyric video for it on YouTube but we plan on shooting music videos for other songs.”

Who have been your greatest influences?

Joshua: “I have a variety of influences! The main two are Hans Zimmer and Rob Dougan! If you have seen The Matrix or seen any movie like The Dark Night Rises then the music in the movies were from them! But for the metal side, a lot of 90’s metal! Deftones, Coal Chamber, Slipknot! For the modern side of metal from the last 10 years then Bring Me The Horizon, Suicide Silence, The Acacia Strain. I could go on!”

Demetri: “For me I’d have to say Marilyn Manson, Mitch Lucker, Maynard James Keenan, Randall D Blythe and Chino Moreno. Both vocally and performance wise I’d have to say these frontmen are truly innovative.”

Jeffrey: “My school band teachers for sure. They assigned me to the rhythm section and I’m very thankful for it because I originally wanted to play the trumpet. I’ve always had a jazz and Latin influence. In high school Danny Carry had a huge impact on my drumming. More recently I’ve been influenced by just really brutal drummer’s from bands like Born of Osiris, Oceano, Infant Annihilator etc. “

Dalton: “Whitechapel, The Acacia Strain, The Deftones, Fieldy From Korn, Fear Factory.”

What first got you into music?

Demetri: “My grandmother had bought me my first CD with explicit content which was Korn’s “Life Is Peachy” and the second ‘Twist’ played I was hooked..! From there I fell into the nu-metal scene hard with bands like Coal Chamber, Mushroomhead, System Of A Down, and Mudvayne. I had no musical ability but I wrote and just had a feeling I’d do it one day whether it was serious or not. When I did my first show I was 19 and I never felt like I did much good for anyone nor of anything. This was a divine intervention of overcoming my social anxiety & stage fright, IDK…it was my chance to be me… be admired or respected and not because of my mistakes in life and so on .My Passion”

Dalton: “This is a big question. I would have to say my Sister got me into it. My family was always into music. My Cousins played guitar in rock bands, My uncle was a country musician, my mom sang in bars when she was younger, My grandmother played Drums and the Piano.

One day for my 14th birthday, my Sister bought my first bass and we ended up playing in a band for a while and which, eventually, landed me in this band several years down the road. I remember always walking into my sister room and I would always hear some band always playing on her stereo. We always bonded over music. This is how I fell in love with music.”

Joshua: “That is a complex thing in itself. It would take a video interview to explain it all! But to put it simply, I was always into music. But one day, I got tired of being bullied in school. I was in football practice one day just reflecting on what I was good at and what I wasn’t good at. I Went home and picked up a guitar and just started playing. I got hooked! That’s when I realized I wanted this to be my career! It hasn’t been easy. It does have its ups and downs. But anybody that is making their passion or trying to make their passion into a career knows it’s never easy! It’s a lot of hard work and there are a lot of failures along the way! And there will be a lot of people doubting you! And with musicians, we kind of have a negative stigma from the public eyes when it comes to the workforce!”

Jeffrey: “I’ve pretty much been into music since childhood. I started out on guitar when I was 6, I remember my Dad lying in bed with his acoustic playing “House Of The Rising Sun” over and over again. He never learned much more than that but it was enough to get me interested. “

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

Dalton: “Oooooh… I would have to say Whitechapel, The Acacia Strain or The Deftones.”

Joshua: “JinJer from Ukraine! I LOVE THAT BAND! They are unique! I would love to work a song with them or two! If you have not seen or heard of them! CHECK THEM OUT!”

Jeffrey: “Tenacious D!”

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

Dalton: “BUT THERE ARE SO MANY!!! Haha I would have to say… Download Festival.”

Joshua: “I would love to play any European festival! I heard they are big and insane! And I have always wanted to play and tour in Europe! That’s also a personal goal too!”

Jeffrey: “”Mayhem Fest” because It’s the biggest metal festival around Missouri to the best of my knowledge and, well, we play metal! “

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

Dalton: “The honest truth..? Naked Photos..! Not while I was in this band though. Haha”

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

Dalton: “Never give up on things you are passionate about. Keep pushing for your dreams.”

Joshua: “Don’t give up on your dreams or career path of whatever you choose! If you’re passionate for it, fucking go for it! Don’t let other people’s doubts make you rethink what you want to do! You have one life! Make it count! Keep swinging that bat! If you fail the first, second or third time! Someone will recognize the work you put in! In the long run it pays out!”

Jeffrey: “Thank you for listening. You give meaning to my life and make all the hard work worthwhile.”

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

Dalton: “Easy! Dimebag or his brother Vinnie Paul from Pantera.”

Joshua: “Quite honestly I can’t even answer that question. Too many to count!”

Jeffrey: “Wayne Static “

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

Dalton: “I love the high of playing in front of people, seeing other people enjoy what I have created and I love seeing my music come to life and take on form into albums and shirts and everything. And…. What do I hate? The Struggle of becoming something and the constant tear down and set up of the gear.”

Joshua: “Well it does expose you to all walks of life! I love meeting people! What do I hate about it? It is really hard to get your feet off the ground! It can be very frustrating at times! “

Jeffrey: “Playing in front of an audience I surely enjoy. Playing music is truly therapeutic when dealing with life’s daily stress. I hate that I can’t bring my 4.5 yr. old son to the shows.”

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

Dalton: “Again, it’s the struggle. I feel as if it is too hard for a band to be recognized and everyone is so money hungry when the musicians should be well taken care of. The person who makes the product should always be well taken care of. Sadly, this isn’t always the case.”

Jeffrey: “The fact that I’m not in it full time.”

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

Dalton: “Oh! That is a tough one. Of all time? “Around The Fur” by The Deftones.”

Joshua: “I don’t really have a favourite album.”

Jeffrey: “Bless the Martyr and Kiss the Child” by Norma Jean”

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

Dalton: “In my opinion. CD’s. Vinyl is just too big and clunky though they sound good!
Cassettes are a pain in the butt and always need to be rewound, not to mention they lack appeal. Downloads have no style to them if you ask me. Nothing you can actually hold.
I like CD’s because they aren’t huge, you don’t rewind them, and they come with all the awesome album art and if you want to put it on an MP3 player or something, you still can!”

Joshua: “What’s best? I also happen to be an electronic tech that works on and fixes guitar amplifiers alongside playing music! This is going to be a long answer! “Anybody that hates technical reading then skip over this question!” Vinyl can sound cool, but depending on how the record is cut can change the performance on how it plays. Vinyl is a series of bumps and groves that the needle follows. That needle makes the physical movement into electrical signals that reproduce the sound. Cassettes are cool but they degrade over time! CD’s are great! In fact if you recorded vinyl into a CD format you’d not be able to tell the difference in quality of sound because all frequency and information is reproduced! But the CD uses lasers to extract the info by using reflective and non-reflective surfaces in the CD, instead of the bumps and groves of Vinyl, although audiophiles will argue that. But the needle on the vinyl can skip over some bumps and grooves that cause some sound quality issues, but that does not mean the info that was cut in the vinyl is not there, it’s just because the needle can’t physically get to it. Downloads are cool but depending what you are downloading on, not all information is processed. It depends on the quality of the electronics inside your device be it phone, computer etc. plus you could download it off of a site that might have done some compression to fit their format.”

Jeffrey: “CD’s because my record player is broken.”

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

Dalton: “Hands down when we got to play on The Summer Slaughter Tour. Although we have had many awesome shows that could contest it. But I feel as if it was the highlight of where we wanted to be as a band.”

Jeffrey: “In Dream’s in Peril I’d say when we opened for The Browning, considering we got to play almost our entire set.“

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

Dalton: “Art. I would be drawing or doing graphic Design.”

Joshua: “I honestly do not know! I would be very lost I can tell you that much.”

Jeffrey: “Working for the railroad, going to school, and going to concerts.”

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Dalton: “Anyone in the world? Snoop Dogg, Ryan Reynolds, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Kate Beckinsale, and George Lucas. Lol.”

Jeffrey: “My Mom, Dad, Sister, significant other and my son.”

What’s next for the band?

Dalton: “As of right now we are working toward getting a tour together and spreading out. We are finally getting our road legs and this is our next step.”

Jeffrey: “Only time will tell.”

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

Dalton: “We use as many of them as we can. The number one site is of course Facebook. But we also use Youtube, Twitter, Reverbnation, and Instagram.”
https://www.facebook.com/DreamsInPeril/
https://twitter.com/DreamsInPeril
https://www.instagram.com/dreamsinperil/

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Dalton: “To be honest with you. Not sure I have had one… haha I assume it’s a Cake if it has Cake in the name. Haha.”

Joshua: “Yeaa!! First off what are Jaffa cakes? Enlighten me! I am a major foodie though! They sound good!”

Jeffrey: “Neither…more like Cookie’s on Crack. Lol.”

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

Dalton: “We are an up and coming band, with just a short amount of time in being a band; we have done so much from playing with large names in metal to releasing our first album and being written about. We are pushing ahead and we are intensely rising as a band. It will not be long before people see us on the big festivals and tours. As long as we keep climbing like we have been doing.”

Joshua: “Well, I love answering questions! Rather it’s helping someone with their gear! Or they just want to get to know me more! Or talking to fans! I love talking to people! I love to experience new things and travel! I love music, it is my passion. Without it, I don’t know where I would be in life. Picking up a guitar 10 years ago was one of the best decisions I have made! I also am really happy to be with D.I.P! “

Jeffrey: “I appreciate your interest. The questions were fun to answer. Thanks for helping keep metal alive! “

 

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EMQ’s with WALKING RUMOR

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EMQ’s with WALKING RUMOR

Hi Everyone. Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Danish Nu-Metal band Walking Rumor. 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?

“My name is Kenneth Gustavsson, people know me as Kenio. I do vocals and some piano parts.
The history of the band began on a bench in the city of Odense, where Andreas and I had just broken off with our current band. I wasn’t much for the idea to start up a new project because of all the effort that it took, but he convinced me to do otherwise and I’m thankful that he did. We found the rest of the members online, mostly through Facebook. It was mostly based on luck. Walking Rumor came to us as an echo of the music we all grew up listening to. It all went so fast after the release of our first single ‘Proud of Me’, which got so much positive feedback we could barely keep up with it. I know that sounds kinda shallow, but that was the reality for us. The band ended up representing Denmark at the Global Battle of the Bands in Berlin back in 2016, that was actually our 4th or 5th show in total, so you can expect how that went. We were so green back then and everything was a party. Eventually we released our EP “The War Within” and signed over to the label Mighty Music, where we released two more singles named ‘Dedicate to This’ and ‘Tears me Apart’. It didn’t take long after that, we got invited along on a European tour with ILL NIÑO in 2017, which definitely was a turning point for the band. From there writing our first full length album just seemed like the right thing to do, and we worked entire 2018 with pre-production and eventually recorded the album at LAK Studios in August 2018. We recently split with our label to go independent and with the album coming out starting June 1st, I personally can’t wait to see what’s next for us.”

How did you come up with your band name?

“It wasn’t an easy process. Coming up with a name for a band, feels harder than writing a song in many ways actually. We went through a lot of names that we sadly discovered to be taken. There was a point in time where people found out that Andreas and I were starting up a new band, and the rumor about it spread quickly outside our circles. I don’t think it was a positive rumor back then, but we kinda took that phenomenon and turned it into a name, which turned out to be Walking Rumor.”

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

“I’m actually from Sweden, but my family moved to Denmark when I was 4.
The metal scene has for a long time been dormant, but recently it has really sparked something at the Danish venues. Denmark even has a festival called Copenhell, that is strictly rock and metal music, which is really awesome to see.”

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

“Our latest release is a single called ‘Wasted Years’ that is supposed to work as a teaser for the album to come. We put it out with a video that I made myself from our time at LAK studios recording the album. It was a fun project to work on and I feel it kinda shows the reality of the work behind creating these songs. It’s more than just 3 minutes on your Spotify playlist you know.”

Who have been your greatest influences?

“I’m confident to say that bands like Linkin Park, Limp Bizkit, Papa Roach and Bring Me The Horizon have been hugely influential.”

What first got you into music?

“I think the interest has always kinda been there, but I remember getting the Linkin Park ‘Live in Texas’ CD/DVD and I watched that DVD for endless hours. Seeing my idols live on the screen for the first time kinda woke a spark in me back then. The way that they addressed the crowd, shared their message and made everyone feel connected. I knew that I wanted to achieve the same.”

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

“Waow, there are so many great artists out there. I know Mike Shinoda is doing his solo thing and rocking out with him, would be a dream come true. Yungblud would be awesome as well, because he has so much to give of himself and I’d love to be in the same room of that type of creativity. If I must choose some of the artist from Denmark, I’d love to do something with Siamese, Lucer, Halycon Hope and Ivy Crown.”

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

“Again, there are so many to choose from, but definitely Rock Am Ring and Download Festival. Those festivals have always been a dream come true for the little boy inside me.”

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

“I don’t remember getting any gifts, but I’ve been sent pictures of a WR tattoo and a Walking Rumor homemade phone case, made from seashells. Very creative and probably the weirdest I’ve seen. But that makes a good standard in my opinion. I love our fans and their dedication to the band.”

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

“That I want them to know I love them very much and that I truly appreciate their amazing support. That sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.”

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

“Bringing my idol back would be an amazing ability to have, but I don’t think you can get people back without their demons, which is a part of who they were as a person, and I wouldn’t want that for him. So, it’s a tough question to answer.”

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

“The ability to escape from your everyday life for a moment and the connection you’re able to get with your fans. That moment where you see that you’ve influenced somebody in some kind of way is truly magical and I wouldn’t trade it for anything. There are of course downsides to being a musician who wants to shoot for the stars… You rarely have time for those back home who matter. Your friends and family quickly become alienated to the world you are living, and you only have your band mates to share these moments with. It takes a lot of work and a lot of time.”

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

“I think every musician wish their work would be more profitable, because being a musician isn’t cheap. You’ll have to pay for recordings, music video, merch, crew, managers and so on. One of my band members actually phrased it really well the other day by saying ‘You don’t make a living on making music, you make a living on selling t-shirts’.”

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

“Only one? Now you’re being cruel. I really loved the album from Hoobastank – “The Reason”, named after their single. That album always gets me right in the feels.”

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

“I understand that retro is coming back in the form of Vinyl, a lot of collectors out there. But I’ll always prefer CD’s because you won’t get interrupted by sudden commercials and won’t be forced to have a premium account to listen to it non-stop.”

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

“I think it was one of the last gigs we had in Germany, where the crowd was electric right from the start. A lot of people came to see who this small Danish band no one ever heard of was, and it was such a different feeling from what we’re used to at home.”

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

“I’m still trying to figure that out. I’ve always had an entrepreneurial mindset and I respect our environment a lot. I’m working on a few environmental projects with an entrepreneurial perspective. I wouldn’t be able to see myself stuck in an office or on a construction site. That’s for the braver people.”

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

“I would love to see a discussion between Robert Downey Jr. and Peter Dinklage. I’d love to have a one on one talk with Peter McKinnon as well. My best friend and that special someone to top the party is a must.”

What’s next for the band?

“We are currently in the process of releasing our full-length album “Symbiosis”. We want to be able to constantly release new music, so that every month people will have something to look forward to. But how far we are on that idea I can’t say for sure yet.”

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

“We have our official website called www.walkingrumor.com and our social medias are:
Facebook: facebook.com/walkingrumor
Instagram: Instagram.com/walkingrumor
Twitter: twitter.com/walkingrumor
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4SReRO2yeGmiwygeogDcFJ “

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

“A mixture of chocolate and sponge. Definitely cake.”

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

“Thank you for having me. Make sure to go like Walking Rumor on all social medias, find the band on Spotify and press that follow button before June 1, so that you’ll get the album countdown directly.”

 

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EMQ’s with TARAH WHO?

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EMQ’s with TARAH WHO?

Hi Everyone. Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with French/US Rock band Tarah Who? 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?

Tarah G. Carpenter (TGC): Vocals, Guitar
Joey Southern (JS): Bass, Backing Vocals
Coralie Hervé (CH): Drums, Backing Vocals

CH: My name is Coralie and I’m the drummer of Tarah Who? I joined the band in the summer 2017. I received a message from Tarah saying that she was looking for a drummer for her band.

TGC: I am Tarah, founder of Tarah Who? I started playing drums and bass in bands when I was 14 years old. When I moved to Kentucky to be an exchange student, I could not play the drums so I bought myself an electric guitar and an Alanis Morissette songbook and taught myself how to play the guitar!

When I came back to France to finish my high school, I started new bands playing the drums or bass. Then maybe at the age of 17 or 18 I wrote my first song. I didn’t consider myself a writer or even a singer. I was looking for a singer but I did not like the way they sang. It was not their voice, it was the interpretation. I realized that I was too attached to the songs because they were my stories. Over the years, I got a little more confident to produce myself as a singer songwriter, and at the age of 21 I moved to LA. Initially to play music as a drummer or bass player in bands, but then I made a demo of my songs, playing all of the instruments and posted those on Myspace. I got a few gigs like that until someone hit me up (actually a few people) but I started working with a sound engineer named Matthias Lange, who helped me record my first album. I called in a few musician friends and we recorded the debut album. That is when it all got serious and crazy at the same time. I was really shy and believed what everyone said about my music and how it should sound like. Even when I was not happy with the result but I thought that they knew better because they had the experience, degree or maturity. A few years and musicians later, I finally am more confident about the sound I am looking for and the directions I want for the band. In 2017, Coralie joined the band and last year Joey showed up to go on our first West Coast tour. I am into Rock music; I like to play fast paced, up beat loud music.

JS: Joey Southern, bassist and backing vocals. I have been in the band for a year and already have played more gigs with these two then any other previous bands combined!!!

How did you come up with your band name?

TGC: Back in 2010 or something, I was playing with other musicians, friends who wanted to help out with the solo project. At the time, there was another artist with the same first name, who played rap. We would either get the gig because they thought I was her, or we would not get the gig because they thought. ‘Why would a Rapper come to a punk venue’? Anyway, I came up with new band name ideas in an email and the subject was “TARAH WHO????” and out of all of the band names I came up with, everyone said “the subject is the best”, kind of implying everything sucked lol! We had a few shows lined up and I didn’t want to think about it too much, we went for it, got more shows, kept the temporary name … we are in 2019… We might as well just keep it now!

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

CH: I’m French and there is a good metal scene in France. I took lessons with Nicolas Bastos, drummer of Dagoba. I learnt a lot!!

TGC: I was born and raised in Paris, France. There is a big metal scene there 🙂 Like Coralie has just mentioned there is Dagoba, but I know the scene is bigger than this. French people definitely like metal and unlike punk, it sounds like the metal that you can hear in different countries. It is not like French Punk vs UK punk vs US punk etc…! Metal seems to be pretty universal outside of the language, I think?

JS: I’m from the Midwest of America, a couple hours west of Chicago. The metal scene in Aurora and DeKalb are a lot of fun from what I remember.

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

TGC: Our latest EP is called “64 Women”, released on March 8th 2019. The latest single from that EP that came out is called ‘Hurt’ it is our slowest song on the EP and in general. We dared to do something new and different. We have just finished shooting the music video directed by Javier Arcelus and Benny the Jet Urquidez, who co-directed and choreographed the video. The song is about a friendship and betrayal, the music video illustrates that conflict within yourself when you feel hurt and abused, and how you should react towards those emotions. It is kind of like a victory, fight against your thoughts or negative emotions, when you accept the situation and move forward with your life.

Those situations making you stronger and more aware in the future.

Who have been your greatest influences?

CH: I’m a big fan of Nightwish, a symphonic metal band, so I’ll say them, but more generally classic rock and metal.

TGC: I am sure that I was influenced by the bands I used to listen to growing up (The Distillers, RATM, Pantera, Motörhead etc…) I don’t listen to much music lately. I don’t really have time to be honest but also, if I am not playing, I enjoy silence. Everything and everyone inspires me to write. I am not looking up to anyone in particular and I am not trying to sound like anyone either. I write because I have something to say and emotions to express and share. I used to listen to Alanis Morissette growing up and then discovered, the 90’s punk grunge era and totally fell in love with the sounds and energy. I am pretty sure I was influenced by all of it, since my taste in sounds is similar. I like what is raw, authentic, and not perfected. I love accidents in music. I like rage; I like feeling my muscles, and sweating. I like re-living the songs and emotions. It is not about playing loud because you turn the volume up, it is about that anger you feel when you perform. Live shows happen so fast and we have no idea what we will do. It depends on the vibe of the venue, the response from the audience etc. It is an exchange really so I was influenced by a lot of sounds and bands. No one in particular, I was more into a song that resonated within me rather than people or a band. It had to mean something to me at the time. Not by an attitude or a character.

JS: Tool, Primus, 311, Radiohead, Motörhead to name a few.

What first got you into music?

CH: I don’t remember but my mom took some guitar lessons in the music school of our town and I followed with drums.

TGC: I have no idea. I just remember wanting to play the drums and the bass. Later I felt the urge to write, so i did, and started playing the guitar just to accompany myself, but I don’t see myself like a singer or a guitar player. Those are just tools I use to express myself. I actually have no idea what I am doing to be completely honest. If someone asked me what I play I would have no idea what to respond.

I started playing in bands since the age of 14 and I just never stopped. It is my balance, and what I need to feel good and happy about myself. When I don’t play I feel miserable. So I keep playing. 🙂

JS: My parents are music lovers and they exposed me to music at a young age. They took me to see ZZ Top when I was 12 and Metallica the next week!

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

CH: I would like to collaborate with Nightwish of course, it would be a dream!!!

TGC: At this time, I don’t want to collaborate with anyone for Tarah Who? It is a very personal project. Coralie does amazing on the drums and Joey does everything that needs to be done as a bass player. Eventually we will add a second guitar player but only if it doesn’t affect our trio. The reason why it works currently with this line-up is because Coralie and Joey trust me, and let me be creative, as much as I trust them and their ability to play pretty much anything I have in mind or, they surprise me with great new ideas and suggestions. We work really well together, and they don’t try to add anything extra to show off. We all understand that it is about the music and not about ourselves and this is very rare these days. Working on our record with Jason Orme, is also a big factor. Jason, as a producer, does not try to change the songs; he understands the artist’s perspective.

On other projects, I would be happy to collaborate with other musicians. Brody Dalle would be definitely on this list? I don’t mind inviting people on stage to sing along or to perform our song ‘Pay to Play’, for instance, because it is fun and also because ‘Pay to Play’ is really shitty. For our song ‘Linger’ we are actually working on contacting a few drummer friends who would play their version of the song, but when it comes to lyrics and actually writing, it would need to be on a separate project.

JS: Tool!!! It would be amazing to work with these living legends.

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

CH: I would like to play the Hellfest in France because I always wanted to go but didn’t and the bands that play there are amazing, it will be such an experience!!!

TGC: Festivals are fun all around. I would be happy to play any festival in the world as long as the crowd is cool and the organization is good. The name of the festival is just a brand. It could sound really cool to play somewhere, but once you are actually dealing with the festival, is when you realize that it might not be as cool as people seem to think it is. So, happy to play anywhere in the world, as long as everything is cool and fair 🙂

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

TGC: I have received really nice gifts actually. Nothing weird, just really sweet gestures, letters. I appreciate it when our fans take the time to get in touch, or think of us, and send us things. I have not received anything weird yet. If anything, the weirdest comments were from drunk punks who wanted to do “things” after the show… but I politely declined. 🙂

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

CH: Thank you for listening to our songs and coming out to our shows, it’s awesome!! Always a pleasure to meet you guys!!

TGC: Definitely, Thank you for your support, your messages, requests, and good vibes at the shows. It is the best feeling to play and then meet people who confess to relate to your stories. Sometimes it is just rewarding to look at the crowd and see people have good time, or smiling. You can also tell sometimes in people’s eyes that something is happening in their mind right now. They are being inspired or something. It is really cool, so keep doing it, and definitely come talk to us and get in touch. It motivates us to do more 🙂

JS: Be yourself and enjoy it!!!

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

CH: I think it will be Freddie Mercury.

TGC: Lemmy, I really wanted to collaborate with him one day 😉 hahahah, on another project of course! Anyway… that’s out!

JS: It would be interesting to hear what Kurt Cobain would be playing these days.

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

CH: Playing and discovering new places is always awesome!! There is nothing I hate but as an independent band, we are doing everything by ourselves and it can be really hard sometimes but we are doing it anyway because we love it and it’s our job!!

TGC: I love it all to be honest. I love everything about it, from the writing to the recording (where all of the magic happens) to sharing with the audience and seeing the reactions or seeing people mosh, singing along, being inspired or having a good time. I love it when people can relate to the songs and we can inspire them. I do not like accidentally stopping at a dirty gas station with stinky bathrooms; finding bed bugs in hotel rooms (ask Joey). The money part is hard yes, but I ‘d rather have it hard and not owe anything to anyone rather than having the illusion that we have a lot and finding out later that we owe $XX for things we have not chosen or needed. I hate going to shows with good sounding bands and realizing that they are not as cool as they seem to be. I believe in a community and support going both ways. I can’t stand meeting bands who think they are better, or have it all, but good songs! Lol, anyway I don’t hate it, it is what it is! Any career has their fakes and good share of insecure people. Something I passionately hate though is meeting people who supposedly want or can help you, but they are total scammers. I hate pay to play, and I hate so called producers, promoters or bookers.

JS: I enjoy the connection between the musicians and friends I am grateful to play with. I hate phony people.

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

TGC: What I hate! Lol! I would definitely make sure that pay to play shows don’t exist anymore. Let people know what pay to play shows are and how wrong they are to everyone. For the rest… all of the answers will be soon available online: Watch our upcoming documentary series. 🙂

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

CH: It’s really hard because all Nightwish’s albums are amazing!! But I’m gonna choose “Once” because my favourite song is in it ‘Ghost Love Score’.

TGC: Coral Fang – Distillers. I don’t like favourites but I guess I am not tired of this album yet so… it must be one of my favs!

JS: Grassroots – 311. This album is nostalgic.

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

CH: I love to have the physical material with me so I’ll say CD’s but I really like vinyl too.

TGC: Depends where you are and what you do. I think they are all great music sharing tools. Vinyl can be really romantic and a decorative! CD’s are very useful to me still. I drive a very old car so I definitely use CD’s 🙂 I also like holding CD’s and going through everything, reading everything there is to read etc.! Cassettes: They are useful if you want to have a specific sound but it is getting harder to use. Downloads are just convenient when you travel and want to listen to a variety of artists if you are getting tired of your favourite album 😉 So I think they are all great tools!

JS: I love sound of vinyl!!!

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

CH: I really like the one that we did at the Satellite in December; it was a really good one!! But every show is great, I like playing with Joey and Tarah.

TGC: My favourite with this line up is one of our latest shows at the Sugar Mill in Tarzana. Packed house, all of the bands were good, everyone stayed and supported each other, Your mum from the UK was there, we hung out, we made money, the staff was great, sound was good, and cocktails were tasty. There was not one thing that was not working out that night. 🙂

JS: I agree with Tarah and Coralie! I’m torn between both these gigs.

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

CH: I don’t think I could do something else but if I have to choose I’ll say archaeologist.

TGC: I am someone who does what she wants and love. So if there was something else that I wanted to do I would be doing that. Trust me, when I had all of my family trying desperately to get me to find another career or path, I looked into a lot of other jobs or options. I just don’t have the passion or joy to do anything else. Being an independent musician is not JUST playing music. Outside of the rehearsals and owning your craft, and getting better on a daily basis, it is also a business. No one is going to work on the business aspect if we don’t. So I work a lot on that. Booking, managing, promoting, coming up with new ideas and branding. Writing, recording, producing, performing… I have a lot of other hobbies, and subjects that I am interested in, but I do what I love. There is nothing else I would rather be doing. If I did, I would be doing and focusing on that. 🙂

JS: I would most likely be working with the family business. My family has a construction business back home in Illinois.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

JS: Maynard James Keenan, Justin Chancellor, Geddy Lee, Les Claypool and Victor Wooten.

TGC: Brody Dalle, Meryl Streep, Anika Nilles, Michelle and Barak Obama

CH: Nightwish!!! (They are 6 hahahaha)

What’s next for the band?

JS: I’ve been learning the massive catalog of Tarah Who? songs for the upcoming European Tour in September!!!

TGC: I am working on new songs for a new EP. We are also releasing a music video for ‘Hurt’ soon and a docu-series about independent bands and women in music.

CH: Same as Joey, I’m working on Tarah Who? songs for the European Tour.

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

http://www.tarahwho.com/
https://www.facebook.com/Tarahwho/
https://twitter.com/tarahwho
https://www.instagram.com/tarahwho/

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

JS: Best of both worlds!!

TGC: I have never had one but from the picture it looks like a biscuit or a Pimm’s!

CH: I don’t know what it is so I’m gonna follow Joey on that hahahaha.

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

JS: Thank you and Rock on!!!

TGC: Thank you so much for your support. Hit us up on our social media, and come out to live shows. All bands need it! 🙂

CH: Hope to see some of you on the road!!

 

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