EMQ’s with TORIZON

EMQ’s with TORIZON

Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Brisbane, Australia based Alternative Heavy Rock band Torizon. Huge thanks to vocalist Mish Sharma for taking part.

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

Hi, I am Mish, the lead singer and co-songwriter in Torizon.

Torizon was born at the start of 2019 as a passion project after taking a couple of years off music due to a vocal-cord injury. It started with friends getting together to write some music and record until we recruited permanent members. We released our debut EP “Singles Collection” in June last year which was produced by Robb Torres (Robbery Inc) and Ian Sefchick (Capitol Records) based in LA. Our single ‘Hey You’ and live cover of ‘Thoughtless’ has gained worldwide interest and international coverage! Robb is our mentor and producer; he has a big influence on our music direction and growth.

Our line-up was finalised at the end of 2019 where we introduced our 7 String-Master- Sarah, Damien on Bass and Aaron on Drums. With the addition of new members and additional skill sets, we were able to invest heavily into our own private professional level recording and rehearsal studios to ensure that our creativity is not stifled by time and money constraints. Damien is our resident Sound Engineer, Sarah is a videographer, photographer and graphic designer, Aaron has a very business focused brain which is extremely helpful, I look after all social media content, bookings and manage all our main platforms for effective communication, collaboration, creating and distributing music ideas, marketing materials etc. That’s basically us in a nutshell!

How did you come up with your band name?

The name Torizon is derived from the words ‘torsion’ and ‘event horizon’ in black holes. The coupling between spin and torsion generates a gravitational repulsion responsible for an event horizon and singularity. From a personal point of view, when life is difficult, it can feel like you are being sucked in a black hole, but it is important to remember that there is a horizon at the end of it all. We wanted the name to be unique and also reflect our values as a band without being too wordy or cliché.

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

Brisbane, Australia.

Australia has a solid repertoire of Metal/Rock acts on all different levels from up and coming to Arena Level and everything in between. Great examples are Tonight Alive, Parkway Drive, Cog, Karnivool, Caligula’s Horse etc. I think one of the main differences is that we are on a big island. Unlike musicians in Europe, the distance between venues can be massive with some shows being anywhere between 1 to 12 hours travel just in one state! It means we have to travel more, work harder to deliver a solid product and live shows to win over fans and survive in a very competitive industry, especially for original musicians .That being said, as an Australian musician we have a great support network within our own music community.

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

Our latest single is ‘Find My Way Out’ which was recorded amidst Covid-19 lockdown in March, whilst our bass player was diagnosed with Coronavirus. Thankfully, he has fully recovered! The official music video will premiere on June 26th US and June 27th AUS. Robb Torress (Robbery Inc) also laid some guest guitars on this song – we are super proud as it showcases our new heavier and darker sound.

Who have been your greatest influences?

Fiona Apple, Tori Amos, Evanescence, Devin Townsend & Flyleaf have been my biggest influences and a huge part of my teenage and adult life.

What first got you into music?

I’m trying very hard to not sound cliché, but Music was my therapy and survival mechanism during an abusive and tumultuous childhood. It was the only thing I could relate to amongst the chaos so I would use it as an escape. I developed a passion for music around 15 years old and started making songs out of poems I had written. I taught myself how to play basic guitar chords on an old second-hand guitar and here we are many years later!

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

Devin Townsend and Evanescence – I love their songwriting!

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

Wacken, it’s the metal mecca and rite of passage for all Heavy Bands around the world.

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

Not really a gift, but one time a fan asked me to sign his butt after a show….I politely declined haha!

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

Our mission statement is to create a musical meeting place where people of all walks of life can connect, share their lives and be a part of a unified community. We’d also like the fans to know that we are an extremely DIY band. All our marketing, photography, rehearsal, videography, recording studio and sound engineering are in house. Although COVID-19 did put a big spanner in our 2020 plan, we have been utilising this newly acquired free time to write more music and continue working on our music theory education. Much like others, 75% of the band has lost their income for the foreseeable future due to the recent restrictions put in place, so if you can afford to please go to our store and support us www.torizon.bandcamp.com/. And if you can’t afford it, that’s ok you can support us for free by liking, sharing and following us on social media. But most importantly, please take care of yourselves and each other!

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

David Bowie & Freddie Mercury – they are Rock stars to me!

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

I love the close connection you build with your band family and our collective creative expression for our fans. I love being challenged to learn new things and to create something positive out of a negative emotion or situation.

I am not the biggest fan of the business aspect of running a band, it can get daunting while holding a full-time job as well. If Music could pay my bills I’d have no issue handling the back end & business side of the project. But we are making it work till that happens 😊

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

That would be to pay the artists appropriately to honour the sheer amount of work that goes into creating music.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

“When The Pawn…” by Fiona Apple – she is angry, melancholic, self-deprecating, raw…all in one beautiful head bopping package.

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

Cassettes were fun when I was growing up and I haven’t delved into the vinyl world yet…CD’s are definitely my favourite because it’s a tangible piece of art and you don’t need a special device/player to enjoy it.

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

That would be the Jacaranda Festival 2019. We were escorted to our private tent to relax before the show. The road crew set up our equipment, stage monitor mix and front of house mix. I was given my own private tent for my vocal warm up, there were fireworks just before our set and the whole showground was PACKED! It was quite an incredible experience for an up & coming band.

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

A Child Psychologist. As a survivor of extreme child abuse and sexual abuse, I’d love to help children navigate through their trauma, break the cycle of self-blame & destructive coping mechanisms to validate their voice, thoughts and opinions.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

I would love to be a fly on the wall at a dinner party with Heavy Devy, Conan, Neil Degrasse Tyson, Tori Amos & Dave Mustaine. It would be amazing to talk to them about their passion, their process and learn from them.

What’s next for the band?

Our first international tour which was originally postponed due to CV19 is now being rescheduled and will be announced soon! There is a 20-show national tour also being organised as we speak. You can expect new singles from Torizon every 3/4 months…we are a big fan of the singles game.

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

www.open.spotify.com/artist/3EGM3RBw3r0dVJHRSL5Udd
www.facebook.com/torizonband/
www.instagram.com/torizonmusic
www.torizon.bandcamp.com/
www.youtube.com/channel/UCas-4e1s0S9NodGLML8meWQ/

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Biscuit, they are a delicious biscuit.

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

Thank you for having me!

Please follow us on Spotify and our Social Media platforms. Keep an eye out for the ‘Find My Way Out’ Music Video release!

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EMQ’s With DÄTCHA MANDALA

EMQ’s With DÄTCHA MANDALA

Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Bordeaux, France based Psychedelic Heavy Blues Rock band Dätcha Mandala. Huge thanks to them for taking part.

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

We are Dätcha Mandala, a rock power trio.

We met at high school 12 years ago when we were teenagers. We all love Led Zeppelin, AC/DC and The Beatles, so naturally rock music came out from our first rehearsals, and that brought us to play more than 600 shows all around Europe, and also New York and Montreal.

We have two records, “ROKH”, an album recorded full analog with producer Clive Martin (Queen, The Stereophonics, Reef…), and “HARA”, which was just released on the 5th of June 2020, also recorded with Clive.

How did you come up with your band name?

“Dätcha” is a Russian house, it represents materialism, and “Mandala” is a drawing made by Tibetan monks, referring to spirituality. “Dätcha Mandala” means the balance between the material and spiritual sides of humanity, a kind pf Yin and Yang.

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

We come from Bordeaux, in the South West of France, and there are a lot of great bands here, like Gojira, Mars Red Sky, Gorod, The Great Old Ones, Salamander Jiver, The Inspector Cluzo, Overcharger, Francis Cabrel etc.

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

Our latest release is a video clip of “Stick It Out”, the first single of our upcoming album “HARA”. You can find it on Youtube, also on Spotify, iTunes, stuff like that.

Who have been your greatest influences?

The musical/rock scene in the late 60’s, 70’s from the UK and USA of course!

What first got you into music?

The influence of our families and close friends, who played music before us.

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

If we have to choose someone famous, we would probably say Robert Plant, but if we are more realistic, we would like to collaborate with Mars Red Sky.

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

We would love to play at Hellfest, because we would love to play at Hellfest!

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

A fan gave us a painting of her own creation, which was supposed to represent flowers, but it looks like a dozen vaginas…

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

We think our fans are wise enough to take the good decisions in life, so they don’t need any advice from us!

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

Nico: Jeff Buckley

Jeremy: Kurt Cobain

Jb: Janis Joplin.

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

What we enjoy the most is to play concerts, sharing energy and music with the crowd, and meeting everyday new people.

What we “hate” is that most time is on the road and waiting backstage, which is so much longer than the show itself.

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

We would prefer the label directors choose an artist because of his quality rather than is popularity on social media.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

Nico: “Grace”, by Jeff Buckley

Jeremy: “LA Woman”, by The Doors

Jb: “Back In Black”, by AC/DC

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

Live performance!

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

Don’t know if it’s the best, but one of the craziest experiences was at the Stadium of France.

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

Jeremy: A drug dealer

Nico: A shepherd or a monk

Jb: A Paleontologist

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

We would gather Louis de Funès, Frank Zappa, James Maynard Keenan, Jane Goodall and Divine.

What’s next for the band?

What’s next is the release of our new record “HARA”, which came out on the 5th of June on Mrs Red Sound label.

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

We use Youtube, Deezer, Spotify, iTunes, Facebook, Instagram, Bandcamp etc.
www.facebook.com/datchamandala/
www.instagram.com/datchamandala/
www.datchamandala.bandcamp.com/
www.youtube.com/channel/UCBEE5mqy7ol-FrctE4hZ8yQ

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

We don’t know and as we don’t want to google it, we’ll go on the biscuit!

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

Thank you!!

Photo by Julien Dupeyron

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EMQ’s with BRASS OWL

EMQ’s with BRASS OWL

Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with US Heavy Rock Power Trio, Brass Owl. Huge thanks to guitarist/vocalist, Brian Tarter 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?

Brass Owl. We are a heavy rock trio. We formed a couple of years ago when I (guitarist, singer, songwriter) met a fantastic fusion style improv drummer, and started jamming and taking my song ideas and building something. We did an EP release in 2018, and shortly after I started planning and writing the next, soon to be released record. The 1st record is more jam style, but the new record is much more planned and calculated, and heavier in my opinion.

How did you come up with your band name?

From walking thru the antique mall. I saw one and bought it, and use it for a dobro slide. I now have a small collection!

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

We’re in the United States and the metal scene is sort of meh, not very interesting, although there are a few good bands around.

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

The latest release is the brand new 2020 album “State Of Mind”, which will be released in early April.

Who have been your greatest influences?

As a guitarist I was really into the shred guitar guys like Vai, Satriani, etc. As a songwriter and what I like to listen to would be C.O.C., Trouble, Rival Sons, Cream, Allman Brothers, ZZ Top, Pride and Glory.

What first got you into music?

My dad had a guitar that I started messing with, and I met a really good player through my parents’ church when I was young who turned me on to stuff like Stryper, Trouble, Malmsteen, etc. Also, the movie Crossroads was a major influence on me.

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

Rival Sons

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

Coachella. Looks rad and fits our genre.

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

This guy made us a banner one time and made all the letters different glitter colours. He was trying to be nice and was a big fan, and we didn’t know how to not offend him and keep a fan, but not use it. Ever. It was not good.

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

Thank you for listening and inspiring us to do what we do. We do not take them for granted.

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

Ginger Baker

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

I love the natural high from playing to an amped up crowd. I hate that there is no money in music, and I have to work a day job to pay bills.

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

Being able to make a decent living playing music. The way the music is stolen and streamed leaves very little for the artist.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

Led Zeppelin II

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

Vinyl, then CD. Downloads are ok but the MP3 and Spotify sounds like crap in my opinion.

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

I was lucky enough to open for ZZ Top and Cheap Trick for their 50th anniversary tour in Cleveland a few months ago. That was cool.

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

Building hot rods, choppers. Travel, boating, riding motorcycles. I have way too many hobbies.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Billy Gibbons, Dwight Yoakam, Zakk Wylde, Clint Eastwood, Billy Bob Thornton

What’s next for the band?

Doing some promo shows for the new album and earning our reputation as a live act. Hopefully do a small tour and some festivals. Sharing our musical creations with those interested in such things.

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

Usually Instagram or Fakebook. Not a big fan but it is a required evil in today’s music scene.
www.facebook.com/brassowlmusic/
www.instagram.com/brassowlmusic/

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

They are the magical place between the two. Mind blown.

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

Thank you for your time and support of music people. Best of luck to all in their musical endeavours. Oh yeah, and SHRED TILL YOUR DEAD!!!!!

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EMQ’s with INME

EMQ’s with INME

Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with British Progressive Heavy Rock band, InMe. Huge thanks to bassist Greg McPherson 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 Greg McPherson, bass guitarist for InMe. I joined the band in 2006 just before we recorded the 3rd album Daydream Anonymous. John O’Keeffe has recently joined us on guitar and Tom Dalton on drums. The dynamic of the band is completely new, and how we write songs has changed so much, that this feels like a new band! Jumpstart Hope is InMe’s 7th studio album, but it feels like the start of a new chapter, very fresh and we are proud of it.

How did you come up with your band name?

Joe Morgan, the bassist for the first two albums, came up with the name – the band was called ‘Drowned’ at the time, and I think there was another band with the same name, so they wanted to change it before the first album “Overgrown Eden”. The name really works, we all love it, so credit to Joe for that one!

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

We are all British, the metal scene here is strong with legends like Sikth reforming and making the best music they have made, Tesseract are another good example of metal pioneers making some outstanding music right now. For rock, my go to at the moment is Black Peaks – it’s very gritty and very British.

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

“Jumpstart Hope”, our brand new, full length album, was released on January 17th 2020, with Killing Moon records.

Who have been your greatest influences?

I grew up with Queen and Pink Floyd, especially Gilmour’s Floyd. Maiden are a big part of our musical background too. I am influenced musically by everything I like, and that’s a lot, so to say biggest influences would be doing a dis-service, since I could name a hundred artists that have shaped how I write music without taking too much time to pause. I’ll list 10 why not, Vision of Disorder, Bjork, Reuben, Sepultura, Meshuggah, Philip Glass, Glassjaw, Silverchair, Korn, Nirvana, Deftones.

What first got you into music?

Growing up, there was always Queen and Floyd on our traditional vinyl player. I was taught to play the piano from a young age and performed to some crazy large crowds as a choir singer before I was even a teenager. That’s when I started learning guitar and bass – I had a few bands here and there back then and we all thought we were the best band there had ever been. In hindsight we were terrible!

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

Black Peaks. I’m a big fan of their music so that would be an honour.

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

Sonisphere at Knebworth! Only problem is it doesn’t exist anymore! Some of my best gigs have been there. We aren’t the coolest band so it’s nice when a festival backs you like that, and you get to play to thousands year after year. It was very disappointing for everyone InMe when the UK leg stopped.

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

Knickers! Bit weird and they don’t fit!

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

Thank you.

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

Freddie Mercury.

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

Playing to live audiences, it’s the buzz. I Hate the financial side and the ‘scene’.

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

This is a loaded question. I would encourage the press to lift up more young bands and keep them there. For me, too much column space is focussed on established bands.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

Periphery: “Juggernaut”. Probably cheating since it’s a double album 😉 Some amazing musicianship and the songwriting is massive with running themes throughout both albums.

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

Vinyl for nostalgia, it feels like an experience listening to an album that way plus you are likely to listen to an album through.

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

Scarborough Beach Fest in 2007 was special – the front of house rig was in the sea! So were half the audience, at dusk, it was darkening by the time we finished. That was special.

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

We all have careers outside of music. Music is our passion but we most certainly don’t earn a living from it, in fact it often costs money to be part of a band like InMe. I couldn’t imagine a life without music, if I wasn’t in InMe I would be in another band for sure.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Stephen Hawking, Brian Cox, Michael Stevens, Freddie Mercury, Jamie Oliver as chef 😉

What’s next for the band?

We are on tour promoting the release of “Jumpstart Hope” – it’s a dark and honest album and we can’t wait for people to listen to it in its entirety.

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

Patreon is the main platform we use to help pay for things like music videos and studio time. It lets the fans know they are directly contributing to the longevity and sustainability of the band. Then Facebook and Instagram for the rest – and our website!

https://www.patreon.com/inmeofficial/
https://www.facebook.com/inmeofficial/
https://www.instagram.com/inmeofficial/
www.inmeofficial.co.uk

Jaffa Cakes! Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Cake.

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

Vote green, save the planet, be kind. Thank you.

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Absolva – Flames Of Justice

Flames Of Justice Cover

Absolva – Flames Of Justice
Rocksector Records
Release Date: 05/11/2012
Running Time: 51:47
Review by Rick Tilley
9/10

Hi Everyone. One of the previous places I wrote reviews for was US Radio Station Brutiful Metal Radio which closed its doors a while back and their website disappeared along with all the reviews I wrote! I thought it would be great if we could repost the reviews on Ever Metal so that they are not lost completely and, possibly, you can discover some great albums and bands you may have missed the first time around! Do bear in mind that line-ups may have changed and, in some cases, the bands may be no more but the albums created at that time are what is important so delve into the fairly recent path and have a read!

This Absolva review first appeared in 2013

What happens when your band is on the verge of breaking through and then the bass player gets asked to join metal titans Iced Earth? That is what happened to heavy rock trio Fury UK last year. Instead of replacing Luke Appleton, brother, lead guitarist and vocalist Chris Appleton and drummer Martin McNee put that band on hiatus and formed Absolva, “Flames Of Justice” was their debut album released in the second half of 2012 and they hit the ground running faster than Usain Bolt on steroids. Fusing the heavy rock sound of their previous act with classic metal bands such as Iron Maiden, Judas Priest and Saxon “Flames Of Justice” is a blinding album. Joined here by bassist Dan Bate and lead and rhythm guitarist Tom Atkinson (who has since departed due to other commitments), Absolva aren’t completely retro though. There is enough of a modern twist to their sound to keep fans old and new very happy, a point proved by the size and diversity of crowds at their gigs.

“Flames Of Justice” kicks off with the screaming title track, and that alone leaves you in no doubt that Absolva mean serious business. Followed by ‘Hundred Years’, ‘Code Red’ (which is sure to become a live classic),’From Beyond The Light’ and ‘Breathe’, which thanks to Chris Appleton’s slightly Dave Mustaine style delivery could be a Megadeth song, in fact “Red Lamb”, Mustaine’s recent collaboration album with Dan Spitz would be a good reference point for Absolva. This is full of crunchy riffs, choruses that stay in your brain long after the album has finished, great solo and duel guitar work that fits the songs extremely well, a good variety of tempo and rhythm section of a very high calibre that ties the whole thing together beautifully. “Flames Of Justice” has been well produced, mixed and mastered by Matt Elliss, although if anything he hasn’t quite managed to catch the raw power that Absolva share on the live circuit. That is a pretty small criticism though for a band that really is set to keep the spirit of classic metal alive if they continue to produce work of this quality.

There is something strangely alluring about Absolva’s music. It feels very familiar, as if you have known the band for years, but at the same time it adds new and exciting flavours, a bit like a good wine, and that great mix has had me going back to this album time and time again to enjoy its contents. Another of the great bands on Rocksector Records you genuinely have to keep an eye out for Absolva because they are going places!

TRACKLISTING:
01: Flames of Justice
02 .Hundred Years
03: Code Red
04: It Is What It Is
05: Breathe
06: State of Grace
07: From Beyond the Light
08: Free
09: Love to Hate
10: Only When It’s Over
11: Empires

LINKS:
http://www.absolva.com/
https://www.facebook.com/absolva/

https://www.instagram.com/absolva/

https://www.youtube.com/user/Absolva

 

 

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EMQ’s with MEDUSA TOUCH

Medusa Touch Logo

EMQ’s with MEDUSA TOUCH

Hi Everyone. Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Edinburgh based Heavy Metal/Rock band Medusa Touch! Huge thanks to Vocalist/Guitarist Gordon Sinclair 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 Gordon Sinclair, although everybody calls me Gogsy. I’m the lead singer and guitarist in Medusa Touch; we’re an 80’s metal rock band from the 80’s. The band was formed in 1982, we lasted till 1991 (ish), then reformed in 2019. We’re are all from in and around Edinburgh, Scotland and love 80’s metal with a passion.

How did you come up with your band name?

The band was named after the film ‘The Medusa Touch’. It starred Richard Burton and Lee Remick. It’s about a writer who has the power of telekinesis who makes disasters happen just by thinking about them. This wasn’t the first choice; all the band members had two choices for a name. We all chose different names as a first choice, but we all chose Medusa Touch as the second choice and that was it.

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

We are from Scotland, metal scene seems to be in good health, but there is a lot of nu-metal, we’re the odd ones because of the 80’s metal vibe we bring.

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

It’s called “Terror Eyes the Anthology”, available from all digital outlets and we have some CD’s left too. These are just available from the band. You can get one from our website (medusatouchofficial.com). 13 tracks of first-pumping, sing-a-long rock epics hehehehe.

Who have been your greatest influences?

Mine? First up would be Slade who got me interested in rock music. Then as picking up a guitar goes it was Steve Jones from the Sex Pistols. I started as a drummer. Then, I blame Iron Maiden for kicking the whole thing off for me in the metal genre. After that there have been so many, too many to name! They all have their own little bit of influence in how I write, play and record.

What first got you into music?

I come from a very musical family. Lots of singers and musicians! My grandfather was a drummer in the Black Watch during the First World War, and he kicked me off as the drummer. I started playing in a pipe band then moved onto a kit. There were guitars lying around so you pick them up and play them. I never looked back. 

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

Good question. Two options! One would be Angus Young from AC/DC. Just to see how he goes about song writing and coming up with great songs time after time. Then it would have to be Iron Maiden, just because they got me started off in the first place.

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

Wacken, it’s the pinnacle for me. The bands that play there every year are massive and that lets you know how important it is.

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

Never been given a gift, usually a Bourbon and coke does hehehehe. Although my mate Ian Davidson did turn round after one gig in 2019 and just say “I have a cassette of you guys playing in 1987”. WHAT? GIMME IT hehehehe

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

Keep enjoying the music and rock hard. There’s only one life, never regret anything. If it makes you sad fix it. If it makes you happy and healthy, load up on it.

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

Gary Moore!

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

The music I play makes me happy, contented and always makes me want more. I don’t have any hates really although my wife says I have a guitar fetish hehehehe!

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

Make it easier for bands to make a living. It is really difficult now unless you get massive.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

“Number of the Beast” by Iron Maiden!

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

Best for what!? Vinyl is the king for something you own and can hold in your hands. I remember buying albums, going home on the bus and reading every single word on the sleeve time and again. It’s big and gives you joy not just for the music that’s on it but it’s yours and you have it in your hands. However, Digital, whether it be downloads or streaming, is just so convenient, it doesn’t scratch or wear out. You can listen to it anywhere.

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

Personally, I have played in CBGB’s in New York and have a live Album from the gig. But that was with my other band.

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

No idea, genuinely no idea!

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Ade Edmondson, Bruce Dickinson, David Attenborough, Dara Ó Briain, Professor Brian Cox!

What’s next for the band?

Small Tour in Scotland to finish the year, some festivals in 2020 and recording a new album!

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

https://www.facebook.com/medusatouch
https://twitter.com/MedusaTouch1
https://www.instagram.com/medusatouchrocks

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Biscuit, but I don’t like chocolate so no problem!

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

Look out for us in Scotland in the last part of 2019, hopefully see you soon in 2020. Oh, and buy the album and enjoy singing along at the gigs!

 

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EMQ’s with UNVEIL THE STRENGTH

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EMQ’s with UNVEIL THE STRENGTH

Hi Everyone. Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Unveil The Strength, an International Heavy Metal/Rock band based out of Austin, Texas! Huge thanks to bassist Matt Snell 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?

Matt Snell – Bassist. I have known Mark Wolfe for several years. We have discussed working on music together and our schedules finally matched up. I flew out to Austin Texas to work on our EP at Marks studio. While we were working there we recruited Tim Hassemer on drums and soon thereafter Matt Guillory came on board on keys/synth. Matt G. was speaking with Andy James about the band and he was really into it. Our EP quickly became a full length album with the addition of Andy. We are quite pleased and feel we have a solid record.

How did you come up with your band name?

Unveil the Strength is the mantra of Mark Wolfe’s entire life. It is quite an epic journey and the driving force behind the band. Mark has seen first-hand the horrors of war. He was homeless, and suffered not only physical injury, but PTSD. He has literally risen from the ashes. It is within all of us to find and reveal our inner strength.

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

Myself, Mark, Tim and Matt G are all from the States. Andy James is from England. Here in the States the “scene” is alive and well. It is ever evolving. The club scenes in some towns are maybe down a bit, but when you see a full scale proper show brought to an area it is sold out. People say it’s dead, but that just isn’t true. It’s an exciting time to be in the music business!

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

Our record “FOUNDATIONS” is complete. We have released 2 songs so far. ‘Vengeance and Misery’ has been out a bit and we just released the video for our new single ‘Hells Never Over’.
You can watch it here!
https://youtu.be/xb-cNiEdXZY

Who have been your greatest influences?

As a bassist, I have to go back to my roots. Cliff Burton – Steve Harris – Frank Bello – David Ellefson. When it comes to bands, it is a different question. Are we influenced by success? Are we influenced by Technical proficiency? Are we influenced by Image? For me it would be Opeth. While their style doesn’t translate into Unveil the Strength, they are a testament to an ever evolving “we do what we want to do” attitude and I still to this day after listening for 20 years, stop when I hear them and listen. I can’t say that for many bands.

What first got you into music?

I was raised in a household that supports the arts of all kinds. As a kid I had piano lessons which turned into Saxophone lessons which turned into guitar lessons and then I found Bass at around age 17. For me it was what I was meant to do. Music is in my family. It is a truly amazing gift to be able to do what I do and to have seen all I have seen. I am truly Blessed.

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

That’s a tie hahaha… Avenged Sevenfold and Disturbed. Everything they do is a home run. They are some of the best people I have known and toured with over the years and it would be a lot of fun to work with them!

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

Again, it’s a tie! A 3 way tie… Download – Rock Am Ring and Rock Am Park. Having played these festivals a few times I can say from experience, they were defining moments in my life. I can only work to get back there again!

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

People send gifts quite often. I never received anything weird that I can recall. I’m guessing the tour manager took all the weird stuff. If you knew him you would understand. Fans taking the time to make gifts, bring food etc. are so far beyond kind! It really shows something about the good world we live in.

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

Always be true to yourself. Have empathy and never be afraid to reach out if you are struggling. Life is a marathon, not a sprint and we don’t always have the answers and that’s ok.

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

One? Really? There’s so many. In the past year alone so many have been lost! Well if it is just one, I would say John Lennon. Aside from the massive catalogue of amazing music, he was bringing a message of love, unity and peace.

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

I love performing. That’s really the whole reason we do this. The time on stage regardless of how big the venue is the gift! I don’t hate. It is a practice I have worked on for several years, and it is gone from my life here on earth. I have no room to hate anything, except mushrooms…they can go directly back to hell!

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

I would love to see a shift in concept where all music should be free. The current generation was raised with so much access to free music that the concept of “buying” music is lost. People will work their lives away to pay for anything they want but seem to feel art has little value. It really isn’t about “money” in my pocket; it is about the sustainability of an industry and the concept that art of all kinds has value in our lives.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

Opeth – “Ghost Reveries”

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

All of em! whatever you like…. and you forgot 8 track!!!

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

2010 – Donington Park UK with 5FDP! Was a great day!!

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

I run a Tattoo shop here at home. I flipped houses for a while and was quite good at it. Otherwise recreation for me here in the Sierra Nevada Mountains is Skiing – Hiking – Mountain Biking and Boating on Lake Tahoe. I searched for a home for most of my life until I found this place.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

My Wife Shannon, Thich Naht Hahn, George Carlin, Winston Churchill and John F Kennedy!

What’s next for the band?

We are currently in pre-production for our next video and are actively working to secure a set of tours to support our album “FOUNDATIONS”.

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

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0hvhKcb8OyJvH96DWU9sxr
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwc6ndVdRv_ca6VYWCwJQQg
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/unveilthestrength/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/unveilthestrength/

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

They’re gross that’s what they are – Orange and chocolate ‘DO NOT’ belong together…fight me..!

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

Thank you for chatting with me. Some great questions here!! Please take a second to follow our social media sites to keep up on all the news and check out our videos on YouTube!!! Share em! It’s such a fun easy way to find new music with your friends!!

 

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Thunderfuck And The Deadly Romantics – Dirty Sleazy Rock ‘N’ Roll

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Thunderfuck And The Deadly Romantics – Dirty Sleazy Rock ‘N’ Roll
Cargo Records UK
Release Date: 26/07/2019 (Europe)
Running Time: 41:31
Review by ‘Dark Juan’
8/10

Oh God. Oh my good God. Jesus Christ in a chariot driven sidecar. These are a bunch of devilishy handsome chaps, aren’t they? I haven’t seen faces that craggy since Mount Rushmore or beards quite so luxuriant since Uncle Albert’s on Only Fools And Horses. Vocalist Thunderfuck (a rather splendid name which has already earned a bonus point for sheer wonderfulness and audacity. Especially with that face, seeing as he looks like he has charged at full pelt into a brick wall) both makes me want to cheer him on with a beer or arm myself for imminent violence. I have not yet decided which, although I have come to the conclusion drinking heavily is the way forward this evening. But that is my general rule of thumb for a Saturday night in the company of my millions of adoring minions. Yes, ok, there’s probably two people hanging on my every word worldwide. Quit harshing my buzz, motherfucker.

Hello, dear acolytes, I’m Dark Juan and I am currently dying of heat exhaustion as it is 11pm at Dark Juan Towers and it is STILL 25 fucking degrees. I am not even in my invocation robes this evening. I’m wearing nothing but denim cutoff shorts and a rictus that could only loosely be described as a smile because I’m sweating my beer out as fast as I can down it. Sir Igor Egbert Cleavage-Hoover (being his full name – shame he is not KC registered because I would fucking LOVE to write that on the registration form) is laid next to me, alternately emitting the kind of smells that were outlawed by the Geneva Convention or begging for my beer. Satan has a better chance of getting a checkout job in Asda than Igor the Evil One has of getting my beer, the little alcoholic bastard. He likes gin. A lot. Sir Zeusington Zeus, KCVQ, VC, MM, DFC and Bar has sparked out across most of my sofa, leaving me a square inch to perch on as I write this nonsense, and Hodgson The Living Breathing Biological Warfare Machine has taken himself and his weaponised arse upstairs to wait for Mrs. Dark Juan to emerge from the bathroom. I swear that woman is half mermaid. She’s never out of the sodding bath.

Anyway, this mob of Canadian horror film extras (sans special effects makeup) are releasing “Dirty, Sleazy Rock ‘n’ Roll” on July 26th and I am supposedly here to tell you about it, aren’t I? We have already concluded that this band and the lead singer in particular have a fucking awesome name and I like it a lot. The music on the record is pretty run of the mill heavy rock mixed with the odd punk riff and attitude. Thunderfuck is not what you would call an accomplished singer either. In fact he has a short of cheery, beery and hoarse delivery that rather…… approximates the note he is going for rather than necessarily hitting it, and there are occasions where he just doesn’t fucking bother. This is NOT negativity, however. Rock n roll and especially metal has forgotten its roots and the fact that us metal fans are one big, drunken, happy family – at its most cheerful with some filthy music playing and two or three hundred of us are in a field dying of alcohol poisoning and projectile vomiting competitions. THIS is what Thunderfuck and The Deadly Romantics are about. They do not give two fucking hoots about precision, your worthless fucking opinion, technical ability, tuning, or any of that shit. They are here to play rock and roll and party. I am here to tell you that this record is a fucking hilarious soundtrack to your Saturday night drinking and party treats and quite simply have that same level of obvious fun, enjoyment and sheer dickheaded joy in what they are doing as what GWAR used to have. The band are musically most similar to the Love Commando himself and his crew (Zodiac Mindwarp and The Love Reaction in case you’re a fucking dirty philistine from hell who has never heard Britain’s greatest rock and roll export. I, Dark Juan, Groove Ipssisimus and Sex Fuhrer, command YOU, false metaller, to listen to Back Seat Education and Prime Mover (NOT THE GHOST ONE!) repeatedly and then you will understand the peculiar, childish genius of Thunderfuck and his mob of freaks), mixed with the punkiest of riffs and the party hard aesthetic of Andrew WK. Lording over it all is the demented ringmaster that is Thunderfuck, a man born not to sing, but to command an audience. It is very easy to imagine this band in a live setting and the lyrics are just funny as fuck. They are very misogynist in places and in others downright perverted but I have the sense of humour of a twelve year old, so I have been laughing my arse off for the past hour and although this record is absolutely from a musical quality point of view a fucking disaster area, it has that amazing thing called entertainment… Excuse me. I have to attend to something. Mrs. Dark Juan has interrupted my lyrical flow to make me sate her thirst for horror. So as she has chosen to watch a horror film on an ENTIRELY LEGAL (Disclaimer: Could possibly be lying. Then again, might not be.) streaming site and has a kind of Luddite electronic warfare field that completely fucks up any electronic entertainment device or internet connection known to man (anything that works on 19th century technology, like, I dunno, fucking goat chariots or spinning wheels or ploughs and oxen and shite, she is groovy with) and I have to step in otherwise her computer would have more viruses than a fucking Ebola victim with AIDS, Gonorrhea and a fungal nail infection. Where was I? Oh, yes.

Thunderfuck and The Deadly Romantics are almost ridiculously entertaining and I love and hate them at the same time. I love them because they are fun, raw and rock n roll in distilled and super potent form, but as an actual musician (yeah, I can play instruments. My old band might not agree, but they are just wrong ok?) they set my teeth on edge, especially Thunderfuck and his approximate approach to singing. This, however, has not ruined my enjoyment of a record that sets new standards for beer soaked fun in a world of metal that’s getting far too serious and po-faced for its own good. I love this record. It’s ironic I love this record because I recently reviewed Warrior Soul’s latest album and it was an assault on my senses and my intelligence and it was rather like this one, but Kory Clarke has fuck all sense of humour, whereas these guys are all about the fun and the party. I have a full and all abiding hatred of all ballads that don’t match up to Skid Row’s 18 And life but even the ballad on this record (charmingly entitled Go Fuck Yourself) is fucking brilliant. Every song on this record is just out and out party music.

Thunderfuck And The Deadly Romantics, I conclude, are awesome. Buy this record, be appalled at how sloppy it is, but then appreciate it for the sheer amusement value it generates. I defy you to not smile when listening to this record. If you don’t there’s summat wrong with you. Bon soiree, mes amis!

The Patented Dark Juan Blood Splat Rating System has been educated, amused and edified and awards Thunderfuck And The Deadly Romantics 8/10 for full on rock n roll joyfulness.

TRACKLISTING:
01. Drink this Party Dry (This is Thunderfuck at his most excruciating.)
02. I’m Not In Love (Certainly not a cover of the 10CC classic!)
03. Anal Annie (Almost pathetic but still amusing if you are an overgrown child like me.)
04. Spray My Love (Could be a WASP song with that title.)
05. The Finger (Probably not to do with V For Vendetta.)
06. Attention Whore (Thank you for noticing, Thunderfuck. Yes, yes I am.)
07. One More For The Road (Inspired by Boz Scaggs, by any chance?)
08. Let’s Fuck (No thanks. I’ve seen your face.)
09. Go Fuck Yourself (That would be my standard answer to the above question, unless Gemma Arterton or the utterly delectable, delicious and delightful Beth-Ami Heavenstone was doing the asking…)
10. Get My Hole (Not on your fucking nelly, Thunderfuck.)
11. Jaegerbomb (Give me 10 of the fuckers. To be fair there is a serious message to this one dressed up in the lyrical shenanigans – Thunderfuck was developing a serious problem with drinking and quit Jaegerbombs in order to survive.)
12. #Me Too (For rock n roll sexiness, then yes. Fuck yes.)

LINEUP:
Thunderfuck – Vocals
Johnny Douchebag – Guitars
Jim McPain – Guitars
Ryan Cumsock – Bass
George Leghumper – Drums

LINKS:
https://deadlyromantics.wixsite.com/deadlyromantics
https://www.facebook.com/deadlyromantics/

 

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Black Alice – Sons Of Steel

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Black Alice – Sons Of Steel
Karthago Records
Release Date: 12/10/2018
Running Time: 54:20
Review by Mark Pritchard
9/10

This is my review of the Remastered album “Sons Of Steel” by Australian Old-School Heavy Metal/Heavy Rock band Black Alice. When I saw that it was originally released in 1988, the year I was born, it made me even more intrigued to have this opportunity to write about it. This is the first time I have heard the band and I can’t tell you how much of an honour it has been to have the chance to review such an Old-School band. Just so everyone knows, when I say the term “Old-School” what I mean is that they have the same kind of sound as Rock/Metal legends AC/DC, Iron Maiden and Black Sabbath of which I am a huge fan of as I grew up listening to them.

First and foremost listening to these guys really takes me back to when I was younger, with the radio on rocking along to the legends and every time I have listened to “Sons Of Steel” it has been with a smile on my face! Everything about this album, the instrumentation, awesome guitar riffs and smooth vocals has been a beautiful experience. This album has lifted my spirits when there have been times I have felt down. I love it when music does this!

I’m not sure how this remaster compares to the original but the passion and dedication of Scott Johnston (Drums), Andy Cichon (Bass), Jamie Page (Guitars) and Rob Hartley (Vocals) shines through. That also goes for guest vocalist Jeff Dunn who appears on the track ‘The Burn’. “Sons Of Steel” was originally released in very small numbers so almost no-one has heard it. Well it has been a joy to listen to and I will continue to return to it!

Now comes the hard part of any review and that is the rating. My favourite song on “Sons Of Steel” is the title track. From a good intro to a great up-tempo track with really good vocals this is probably the song I have listened to most. As for the album itself well I have to give it 9/10. Great band, amazing album and I definitely suggest checking Black Alice out if you get the opportunity because you won’t regret it!

I’d like to thank the band, Karthago Records for releasing a rarely heard gem of an album and to Ever Metal for giving me the chance to review “Sons Of Steel” Check out the links below!

TRACKLISTING:
01. Something In The Air
02. Sons Of Steel
03. There’s Hope
04. Hard Lover
05. You And Me (Bonus Track)
06. Fighting For You
07. Mr. System
08. I’m With You
09. The Burn (Bonus Track)
10. Reck
11. Walk In The Blues
12. The Burn (instrumental)

LINKS:
https://www.facebook.com/BlackAliceband/
http://www.sonsofsteel.rocks/band-news.html

 

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EMQ’s with TANITH

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EMQ’s with TANITH

Hi Everyone. Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Brooklyn, New York Heavy Rock/Classic Metal band Tanith! Huge thanks to Vocalist/Bassist Cindy Maynard 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?

Cindy Maynard, Bass guitar and vocals. Tanith started in 2017 when Russ Tippins and I decided we wanted to do original music together with a band based out of Brooklyn, NY. We got in touch with our friends Charlie and Keith, and started sorting out a couple of songs which we recorded that November. The music is 100% analogue from recording to mixing to mastering right to the vinyl. We self-financed the release of those songs on a 7”. That went down really well and we got a lot of good feedback, so we just kept going with new material. Pretty soon we had a full length album. That’s when Metal Blade got in touch.

How did you come up with your band name?

Tanith is a character in an old Hammer movie called “The Devil Rides Out”. We liked the sound of her name and also the imagery and symbolism associated with the deity Tanith- the Phoenician Goddess of war and fertility!

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

I am from the US and I live in Brooklyn, NY. We have a small scene here but it has kind of dispersed over the last few years. The shows are a fewer and farther between nowadays. I’m talking about bands that play the old school kind of metal I listen to- there are plenty of metal bands around just not the kind I can speak to. Every now and then there will be a great show that a lot of people will come out to, and most of us know each other. A lot of people in the scene seem to find a way to be involved in some way too, whether it be as musicians, artists, photographers etc. which is really cool.

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

Our latest single is called ‘Under The Stars’ and you can listen online at Metal Blade Records.
https://www.metalblade.com/tanith/

Who have been your greatest influences?

There’s so many great bass players but I really like John Paul Jones, Steve Harris, and Andy Fraser for the ultimate musical inspiration and technique, then Francis Buchholz, Joe Bouchard and Greg Lindstrom for their really cool lines. Carol Kaye was also a big deal as she showed me how to play a big bass with my small hands. For vocals, probably Ann Wilson, Stevie Nicks and Cyndi Lauper, although early on my favourite singers were guys like Paul Rogers and Klaus Meine.

What first got you into music?

The radio; I listened to everything on the radio and would tape record it and then play it back to write down the lyrics to songs until I knew them all. So I was always fascinated with singing. I didn’t start playing an instrument until pretty late however.

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

Uh, I’m already collaborating with Russ Tippins so I’d say that’s pretty amazing! Really it’s a thrill making music with him. As far as other bands, I do think Black Magic is amazing and it would be very cool to do something with them.

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

To be honest, I haven’t been to a ton of festivals and really I just hit the small ones with bands I really want to see, so I don’t know much about the bigger ones in Europe. It’s an honour to play any festival, but I’d say Keep It True is on my bucket list because they have such great fans who love the music, they keep it old school and have great quality bands all round.

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

Well once I got an oversized XL pale blue t-shirt in the mail in an unmarked envelope that said “One of the top 10 best bass players” in a fancy black cursive script. It was definitely an odd thing to get. Like I was going to walk around town wearing this dress of a t-shirt blowing my own horn haha! I never found out who sent it. If anyone else wants to send me a shirt though, I’m a size small by the way. 😉

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

We love our fans! Thanks for all the support, the comments and the messages! We are excited every time someone takes time to write to us and especially fans who come to see us play live.

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

Phil Lynott of course!

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

I like creating music with a group of great people, hearing the fruits of our hard work on a recording, and playing live to our fans. Sometimes the administrative aspect is a real time suck and gets in the way of feeling creative. Oh man and booking shows is something I try to have other people do at all costs!

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

I’m just learning about all this, but I would say artists need more money through the industry to make doing what they love more doable. So better royalties, advances, and tour support.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

This question is tough! How can I name just one? There’s so many great records. Ok, “Sad Wings of Destiny” by Judas Priest. Absolute masterpiece, it’s so varied and huge.

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

When my record player is working properly, vinyl. The big artwork and tactile experience of interacting with the record are ideal. Cassettes are also great and really fun on car trips. Downloads are convenient when you don’t have the music or players for the first two methods.

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

The Frost and Fire festival in 2018 was a blast. Great crowd, great fest!

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

Taking better care of my plants…

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Uh…I could have a David party I suppose. So David Gilmour; David Bowie; David Wayne and…Larry David haha, with a guest appearance by Ozzy Osbourne, just because I love Ozzy. That would be an interesting mix of thoughtful, godly, badass, confrontational and off the wall.

What’s next for the band?

We have a full length release called “In Another Tim”’ (which came out on May 24th on Metal Blade Records). And will play a special NY record release show before heading over to Sweden to play the Muskelrock festival in Tyrolen. This Fall, we hope to do a full tour in the US and in Europe. Stay tuned!

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

https://tanithnyc.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/TanithNYC/
https://www.instagram.com/tanithnyc

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Whoa I just bought some of these for the first time a couple of days ago. A biscuit I’d guess since it looks like a cookie and British people call cookies biscuits. Although it is made of sponge cake…hmm (scratches head)…

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

Thank you so much. This was fun. Cheers!

 

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