EMQ’s with WARFAITH

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EMQ’s with WARFAITH

Hi Everyone. Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with French Thrash Metal band Warfaith. 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?

Already, Warfaith is five friends who like to have a good time playing Thrash Metal. There’s only one way to work: to laugh one’s head off. The band was founded in 2012 with 4 of its 5 actual members.

How did you come up with your band name?

At first, it was ‘Warfare’ but connotations with a modest video game made us change our name 😉 .There’s no special meaning. The band was founded before us, with other members, we just tried to keep almost the same name.

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

We come from France, the homeland of wine, baguette and snails. The scene in France is poorly represented as far as Thrash is concerned, so we play what we like and how we want it.

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

Our latest release is our new EP “Pint Of Pils”, a concentrate of funny mood, beer and its effect & cats and zombies.

Who have been your greatest influences?

Inspiration is quite varied because we listen to many different styles of music that can lead to good ideas when we are together. In general, we have a base of composition and each of us brings back his ideas and his personal touch while keeping fast music with powerful and heavy riffs. One of the advantages of working this way is that we can all express ourselves. Warfaith is what it is due to each one of us.

What first got you into music?

That’s a good question…. Beer?

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

Municipal Waste, Slayer, Kreator, and for our drummer, Sepultura.

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

Hellfest, why not? Because it’s in France, there are always great bands and the atmosphere is crazy.

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

No gift from a fan, sorry, except a beer but it’s not a strange gift 😉

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

Thrash, beer and cats (they will dominate the world one day!)

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

Dimebag Darrell with no hesitation!

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

We don’t take ourselves seriously and that’s the more important point, so we hate the opposite, mannequin clips and Auto-Tune.

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

Auto-Tune, and orange juice at a festival.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

Justin Bieber – Under the Mistletoe

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

Vinyl, 200%!

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

The Rising Fest at Dijon. The best organization we have seen to date.

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

Our jobs, we do them as well as music by the way.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

4 cats and the Pope.

What’s next for the band?

Promotion of our EP, drinking beers and maybe a festival.

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

We use a lot of media like Deezer, Spotify, YouTube and Facebook to only cite a few.
https://www.facebook.com/warfaith/
https://twitter.com/warfaithncy

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

A transsexual…

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

Enjoy life, take care of your cat. And thanks for this interview!

 

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EMQ’s with GRIEF COLLECTOR

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EMQ’s with GRIEF COLLECTOR

Hi Everyone. Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Minnesota Doom metallers Grief Collector. 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?

This is Brad Miller, And I am the drummer. Grief Collector was formed in the Fall of 2017 by myself and guitarist, Matt Johnson. We wrote the material and recorded the music in the summer of 2018. Once Robert (Lowe, ex Candlemass & Solitude Aeturnus) joined, we recorded his vocals in January of 2019.

How did you come up with your band name?

The name Grief Collector actually comes from the lyrics of a Candlemass song.

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

We are from Minnesota, USA. The Doom Metal scene here is pretty amazing actually. A lot of really talented bands out there.

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

We just released our first album called “From Dissension To Avowal” on April 1st

Who have been your greatest influences?

I’m really influenced by Swedish bands like Katatonia, Candlemass and most recently, Ghost. But I grew up listening to bands like Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden.

What first got you into music?

In all honesty, seeing the inside cover of “Kiss Alive II” made me wanna become a drummer. Visually stunning. And the raw energy that album had at the time.

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

For me it would definitely be Katatonia, hands down.

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

I think we are really big on playing The Maryland Doom Fest.

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

Not really a gift, but one time I was asked to sign a McDonald’s receipt. Apparently the guy didn’t have anything else to write on. LOL.

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

Go out and support these bands that you love so much. Every city should have a thriving music scene. And that’s the only way to achieve that.

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

For me it would definitely be Layne Staley from Alice In Chains. His lyrics were so powerful and painful.

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

I absolutely love the writing process. Being able to create something from scratch and see it come alive. I definitely don’t like the arrogance and cockiness that the music industry can spawn.

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

I think the music industry lacks originality and it seems like everything is mass produced and has really lost the spontaneity it used to have. I like not knowing what an artist might do live. It’s exciting!

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

Without a doubt, Katatonia “Night Is The New Day”.

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

I’m a big Vinyl and CD fan personally. I like to be able to see the art and read the lyrics. That’s always been a big part of the excitement of getting a new release from a band for me.

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

I put on a local Doom/ Sludge Showcase here in Minneapolis every year called The Minneapolis Menagerie. Those are always a great time.

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

I love food and cooking, so I would probably be in the culinary arts.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

I’m a sucker for 80’s metal and the higher ranged vocalists. So I would probably invite Rob Halford, Geoff Tate, Bruce Dickinson, Ray Alder and King Diamond.

What’s next for the band?

We are looking to hit the road this summer and fall. Then work on the follow up album sometime in 2020.

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

We are on all the main sites. Bandcamp, Facebook, Spotify, ITunes and Apple Music. As well as others.
https://www.facebook.com/GriefCollector/
https://griefcollector1.bandcamp.com/

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Well, being from Minnesota, I can honestly say I’ve never heard of a Jaffa Cake. Lol, but I googled them and they look delicious. I will go with a biscuit.

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

We would like to thank everyone who has supported this project from day one. And to all the new Doom fans around the world for their amazing support and kind words. Much love and respect.

 

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EMQ’s with SHATTERED

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EMQ’s with SHATTERED

Hi everyone. Please welcome to our brand new interview feature page EMQ’s (Ever Metal Questions). Every band featured here will be asked the same questions and we start with Tampa Bay, Florida Metal band Shattered.

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

Hello, My name is Tony Pettry and I’m one of the founders of Shattered in which I play guitar. Shattered was formed in 2014 and we are a metal band. We are sponsored by Sinister Guitar Picks and Fireball Whiskey. Shattered is also working with From The Depths Entertainment Record Label and Rogue PR out of England.

How did you come up with your band name?

I was just throwing names around and Shattered stuck. We did a search and it was available so I got a copyright on it.

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

Shattered is from Tampa Bay , Florida in the good ole USA. The metal scene here is booming. I mean it is the Death Metal Capital Of The World.

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

Our latest EP is called “Pride” which was released in 2018.

Who have been your greatest influences?

My greatest influence is King Diamond with his unique style and awesome presence on stage.

What first got you into music?

My brother gave me the Motley Crue – Shout At The Devil cassette tape and I was hooked from that point on.

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

King Diamond!

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

Wacken Metalfest

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

I was on stage playing and a fan walked up and set a bag down with shirts, a castle fountain and a little joint in it for my birthday.

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

I would just like to say thank you for the support over the years. It’s been a rollercoaster ride for sure.

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

Oderus Arungus (Dave Brockie)! Probably spelled it wrong but all Gwar fans know who I’m talking about.

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

I enjoy getting on stage performing and making people happy. I hate the drama people start all the time in the music industry.

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

I would like to get Heavy Metal more attention like on music award shows etc.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

Metallica – And Justice For All

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

Downloads.

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

That would be at The Ritz opening for Nile and Overkill.

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

Drag Racing, and writing movie scripts.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

King Diamond, Glenn Danzig, Gene Simmons, Henry Rollins, and Ozzy Osbourne

What’s next for the band?

Shattered is working on our new EP named “Skinwalker” to be released in 2019 and we will go on tour.

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

WWW.Shattered727.com and we use Facebook a lot.
https://www.facebook.com/Shattered727/

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Hahaha, I have no clue but I’m going with a cake biscuit.

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

I would just like to thank you for this opportunity to talk with you. Without our fans we are nothing so check us out and don’t be shy. We love to chat.

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