EMQ’s with HOOBY AND THE YABBIT

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EMQ’s with HOOBY AND THE YABBIT

Hi Everyone. Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Yorkshire based Rock/Roots/Blues/Acoustic trio Hooby And The Yabbit! Huge thanks to vocalist/guitarist Ian Hawkins 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’m Ian Hawkins from Hooby and the Yabbit; I play the guitar and sing/ write songs for Hooby. I was in a cover band but started writing my own songs, ended up building a studio to record them, then I got a band together in 2016 and we did a few gigs and festivals.

How did you come up with your band name?

Hooby and the Yabbit are two of my daughter’s childhood friends. I decided they needed an adventure so now they’re immortalised through this project.

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

UK. To be fair, I can’t speak for the whole country but local to me was the Snooty Fox venue, some of your readers might know it but that’s gone now. I’ll be finding out what it’s like now soon though as I also play drums with some mates of mine, banging out Judas Priest, Sabbath, Motörhead, and the like, We’re looking to play live.

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

It’s a four track ‘taster’ EP available on CD or download through Bandcamp. We have a blues rock/ rock and roll vibe going on.

Who have been your greatest influences?

A mixed bag really. On guitar Gibbons, Hendrix, Gilmour but I love acoustic music as well hence Led Zep/Page. All the old blues guys as well. I could go on all day here. Zappa, not just because of his music, his political stance as well! We could do with him around right now I think.

What first got you into music?

I studied piano as a kid but then binned it. I then discovered the Beatles when Lennon was killed, right after that I heard the Ace of Spades and went to see the ‘Heads at Leeds. That was it; bought my first bass and 35 years later I’m still going.

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

Famous person would be Will.i.Am or somebody. Just to see what crazy stuff came out.

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

God knows! Silverstone Classic race meeting maybe, or the Grand Prix – I’m a major petrol head by the way – or do a solo spot at WOMAD.

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

A pint probably, though my wife would say my children – and they are pretty weird.

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

Stick with us – it’s gonna be good.

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

Me. In about 50 years just to see if the whole shooting match has disappeared under the ocean yet – then I’m off again. Or my friend and many others Stu Page just to see his silly face again

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

Things I like: Drumming, getting free drinks and stuff, and sleeping in on Monday morning. Things I Don’t Like: Drummers, having to buy my own drinks, and getting out of bed. At! All!

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

Move it to a different universe where money doesn’t exist, and nobody gets old.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

Blackfoot – “Highway Song”

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

Oh man?! Vinyl and then vinyl! Also vinyl… Think I have some vinyl around that I like as well. It’s shit though because it’s so trendy now it’s really expensive to put it out on that format. I’m gonna get our next one out on wax cylinder instead.

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

Two gigs in Central America with a Pink Floyd tribute I used to run – 2,000 people going absolutely bonkers. When they all sang the choruses they were nearly drowning out the PA.

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

Fuck knows. The only other thing I’m good at is driving and getting drunk – not a good combination.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

The whole crew of Red Dwarf including Holly – lagers/sneakers in fridge, the whole lot

What’s next for the band?

We’re looking for gigs in this country, Europe and a new release is due this year.

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

https://hoobyandtheyabbit.com/
https://hoobyandtheyabbit.bandcamp.com/releases
https://www.facebook.com/hoobyandtheyabbit/
https://twitter.com/HoobyYab
https://open.spotify.com/artist/4MhNUUZ2UPBRkWXw1yEFSJ
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNkJZXskU2-zV-TtjQCc9xw

Jaffa Cakes! Are they a cake or a biscuit?

They’re all gone, that’s what they are – if I start on them, that’s it

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

Rock on, all of you, and the very best of luck! Cheers, Hooby.

 

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EMQ’s with MY DARK RIFT

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EMQ’s with MY DARK RIFT

Hi Everyone. Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Swedish Metal band My Dark Rift! Huge thanks to bassist Mattias Lekborn 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?

The band My Dark Rift The band consists of vocalist David Sundbom (ex-Skiller), guitarists Kristoffer Folin (Plan Three) and David Szücs (Degradead), bassist Mattias Lekborn (Furiam) and drummer Kenneth Holborn (ex-Degradead). With all members sharing a common love of hard rock and metal, there is room for both a nostalgic nod towards the thrash era of the 80’s as well as the melodic death scene of more modern times.

How did you come up with your band name?

The band’s name is taken from the space phenomenon (The Dark Rift) as it seemed fitting to the music we wanted to make. (And we also needed a cool band name.)

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

We are a band based out of Stockholm, Sweden and the Metal scene here is great. We have A lot of really great Metal acts in Sweden like In Flames, At The Gates and Entombed just to name a few. Even the local talent in Stockholm is crazy good so we are very fortunate!

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

Well we are very new to the scene and so far we have only released two songs ‘Make Me
Stronger’ and ‘Devils Thunder’. With ‘Make Me Stronger we got a huge welcome from the metal audience and it made its way to number 1 on the Swedish iTunes chart!

Who have been your greatest influences?

Our main influences are too many to even mention .We all just have a huge love for metal music in all forms. From Death to NWOBHM to just about everything in-between. There is so much great music out there.

What first got you into music?

Well I can’t speak for everyone in the band but for me it was hearing Metallica for the first time at the age of 5 maybe. Somewhere around that time and I haven’t looked back since.

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

Off the top of my head Ghost would be really interesting or why not Foo Fighters or
something unexpected.

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

Just one!? We want to play ALL of them.

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

I haven´t gotten so much weird stuff yet maybe because we are a pretty new band but I
have received clothes, pictures and one time a stone.

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

Well I think the one message I would like to send is thank you. Without anyone listening to what we do we would not be able to do it to the extent that we do so thank you and we hope to meet every single one of you somewhere on the road.

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

Freddie Mercury I think he had a lot more in him or the brothers Dimebag and Vinnie of
course.

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

What I enjoy most is making new music and playing it in front of people. What I hate most is all the waiting you need to do before you can take the stage!

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

Well I would definitely give us a better tour budget for starters. Nah, but I don’t really know. The industry keeps changing all the time so it’s hard to even keep up as it is!

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

Pantera – “Cowboys From Hell”.

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

Vinyl of course!

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

The next one!

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

Well for me I would be doing a lot more of my other passion in life, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Why only 5 let’s make it 75 and then we could have a real party.

What’s next for the band?

In August/Sept we are aiming for the next release and after that we are going to start booking some shows.

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

https://Purple-Skull-Music.lnk.to/va3TB
https://purple-skull-music.lnk.to/DevilsThunder
https://www.facebook.com/MyDarkRift/

Jaffa Cakes! Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Haha I don’t even know what a Jaffa cake is. But for the sake of it… of course it is a biscuit!

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

Make sure to follow us on social media if you want to know what we are up to and where
the next show will be and so on. Other than that I wish you all a great day
Mattias/MDR

 

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EMQ’s with VANILLA SUGAR

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EMQ’s with VANILLA SUGAR

Hi Everyone. Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with LA based Alternative artist Vanilla Sugar! Huge thanks to her for taking part!

What is your name, what do you play and can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

I am Vanilla Sugar. I play a combination of Electronic Metal influenced Horror Pop. Instrument wise, I play guitar, synths, and sing. I started the band a few years ago on a midi keyboard and an iMac.

How did you come up with your name?

There are two versions! The PG-13 version is that the name “Vanilla Sugar” sounds sweet and innocent, when the music is actually raw and in your face. The X rated version (the 100% honest version) is this! I wanted to create an alias that was me but not obviously my name. My nickname has always been “JPVanilla”, hence the first part of “Vanilla Sugar”. The second is a play on words for the term “Kitty Sugar”…feel free to google that when you’re not at work. Adding the two together created Vanilla Sugar!

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

I am from the United States of America. The metal scene is thriving. There’s always a lot of support for local metal bands, and diehard fans are always going to touring shows and festivals.

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

I am about to release my debut album, “She” in early 2020. I’ve shot two music videos to go along with the first couple of singles, ‘ThisDarkPlace’ and ‘KeepASecret’.

Who have been your greatest influences?

I love The Prodigy, Grimes, Sleigh Bells, and Mindless Self Indulgence. They have all played a part in developing my sound. I like heavier music too, bands like Korn, Lamb of God, and Mudvayne. I get a lot of vocal influence from those singers.

What first got you into music?

My dad is a musician. He enrolled me in piano lessons when I was four years old – that pretty much started everything.

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

I would absolutely love to collaborate with Billie Eilish. I think we could do some cool things together!

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

I would love to play at Download Festival. I have always loved the line-ups ever since I was a kid, and dreamed to be on one!

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

I don’t think I’ve received any weird gifts from fans, but one of my favourite gifts was a hand sculpted ice cream cone made from iron. It was given to me in Alaska, it was sooo heavy! I love it, and have it on display in my living room.

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

Thank you!!!! From the bottom of my heart! I would not be where I am without fans.

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

I would bring back Keith Flint from The Prodigy. I never got to see them live, and had tickets to their show in May of 2019. Unfortunately Keith passed away before that date. I would have loved to meet him and pick his brain about his music.

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

I love being able to express myself through music. If I am going through something emotionally – be it happy, sad, angry – I can release it through the sound. Playing shows are my favourite thing – I love hearing the music so loud and just getting lost in it. It is freeing. I don’t really hate anything about being a musician. I love it!

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

At this time, I don’t think I really would change anything – everything is a process, and I’m learning from it all.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

“The End Of All Things To Come” by Mudvayne. I love listening to that album from start to finish.

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

I honestly prefer downloads! I can listen to the song across multiple products and don’t have to go looking for the CD!

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

My favourite show was Warped Tour in Anchorage Alaska. There were thousands of people there, all of them were so into the music! My merch line was 2 hours long after the set – the longest it’s ever been. It was a pleasure to meet the fans that were there… in all, it was such a great experience!

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

I would probably be focusing solely on photography.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

If it were celebrities! Billie Eilish, Jonathan Davis, Grimes, Chad Gray, Ari Aster.

What is next for you?

I am releasing my debut album early 2020, and will be continuing to tour the US until the release! I do plan to tour internationally in 2020 as well.

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

https://www.facebook.com/vanillasugarmusic/
https://twitter.com/VanillaSugarHTX
https://www.instagram.com/vanillasugarmusic/
https://www.youtube.com/user/VanillaSugarMusic

Jaffa Cakes! Are they a cake or a biscuit?

I would say the chocolate makes it a cake!

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

I host a Facebook and Instagram Live AMA every Thursday night at 8pm PST. I love to get to know my fans! Please join me!

 

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EMQ’s with HELLIGATORS

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EMQ’s with HELLIGATORS

Hi Everyone. Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Italian Rock’n’Roll band Helligators! 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?

Alex: Hi, my name is Alex and I am the drummer. The band is from Rome and formed in 2009. We are going to celebrate our 10th birthday!

Simone: I am Simone and I am the singer. I was a fan of Helligators and then joined the band in 2016.

Kamo: Hi, I’m Kamo, founding member of Helligators and I play guitar. The band was born in 2009! We were just five heavy metal lovers that wanted to have some fun playing whatever we liked as long as it was loud and wild.

How did you come up with your band name?

Alex: Initially, the band’s name was Snakebones. Unfortunately, there was an American band with the same name, so we decided to change it to Helligators. We love it because it’s a mix between an aggressive animal and hell, it represents our music perfectly.

Kamo: Well it wasn’t easy to find a name that we all liked and that wasn’t already used. One night in 2009 in the rehearsal studio we were talking about the name and everyone was giving his input to find something cool and not already used…someone then said to try something with hell like Hellacopters, and someone else said, what about Helligators? Wow…Sounds cool 🙂 So, Helligators it was.

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

Alex: We are from Italy and, believe it or not, there are many incredible bands here. Unfortunately, record companies rarely give them the attention they deserve and we are condemned to remain in the shadows and to be just local ‘heroes’.

Simone: The scene in Rome is actually a very good one, there are many really talented bands and they all work hard. Unfortunately, like Alex says they don’t get the recognition that they deserve. One thing that really sucks though are the venues. Here in Rome we are left with very few venues dedicated to live rock n roll.

Kamo: We’re from Roma, Italy and the metal/rock scene here is great, various and we are like a big family. But heavy metal lovers are maybe 1/1000 of the people…so, there’s no business around the music we make, few clubs where you can play live and it’s very hard to go on, only the well-known passion that every one of us has got allows us to go on like a crazy unstoppable train.

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

Alex: We released our new album “HELL III” in June for Sliptrick Records. As the title said, it’s our third album. We also released the video of the first single ‘Rebellion’.

Simone: Indeed, ”Hell III” was released 4th June 2019 and we are doing our best to promote it and we are very proud of it. We hope the readers are going to check it out and hopefully they will like it. Check out the video for ‘Rebellion’, too.

Kamo: “Hell III” our last album released in June 2019.

Rick here! We have already reviewed the album, courtesy of Alun, and he was very impressed. Read it at the following link!

Helligators – Hell III

Who have been your greatest influences?

Alex: Everyone in the band has different influences and musical tastes, so it’s hard to say. Of course we love the all the bands that made Rock’n’Roll great through the years!

Simone: The five of us have different influences and tastes and I think it all comes out when we compose new material. However, we can say that we are all pretty much influenced by straightforward rock and metal. We have been listening to this music for all our lives and it would be difficult to name one inspiration.

Kamo: Well, I’m 47 and I have been listening to Hard ‘n’ Heavy music since I was about 11…so you can imagine what a huge bunch of bands and artist are living in my head? Too many to be named, I’m sorry.

What first got you into music?

Alex: When I was a child, I fell in love with The Beatles. It was the beginning of everything and I consider them the best band ever. Thanks to their albums, I started to love music and to play drums.

Simone: When I was about 6 or 7 years old, I was living in England and discovered rock and roll and heavy metal. It was around 1983-1984 that band like Metallica and Iron Maiden christened me to this world.

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

Alex: I am a great fan of Metallica and I would love to collaborate with them! I know that this dream will never come true. To be honest, I already feel lucky to have collaborated with many wonderful musicians in my life, even if less famous or unknown.

Simone: If I am allowed to dream, I would say that I would absolutely love to collaborate with Faith No More.

Kamo: Alice In Chains.

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

Alex: Every festival is ok to play Rock’n’Roll but please, don’t let us play at 12 am with the sunlight! It’s horrible hahahaha!

Simone: Festivals are really cool, there is a great overall feeling and many different bands and even different styles of music. I guess we would be happy to play at any festival but, again, if I have to fantasize, I would say something like the big European summer festivals.

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

Alex: Fans are so kind and they usually give us wonderful gifts! Once a fan gave us underwear with our logo printed and asked us to wear them during the concert. We said ok! But I am fat and the underwear was too small, so I probably played my most uncomfortable concert in my life!

Kamo: ‘The Pick Of Destiny’ (the same as in the famous movie with Tenacious D), that I still have in my house.

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

Alex: My underwear size is XL! Hahahaha! Seriously, my only message is ‘thank you’! They’re special and make us feel loved everywhere.

Simone: Our fans are great and loyal. We are lucky because they always come out to support us at our shows and appreciate our music. My message to those who support us is THANK YOU, I am honoured. We are nothing without them. Also, take care of each other and respect everyone. Let go of hate and anger.

Kamo: Think seriously about your planet, we all must change our habits and try to save this big rolling ball because it is the only one we have. There isn’t another chance, another place, nothing!

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

Alex: Difficult question… In the last years many of my heroes passed away… Lemmy, Dio, Malcolm Young, Layne Staley, Dimebag. But it I have to choose just one, Bon Scott. He was unique and I miss a lot his ironic way to be a true rocker.

Simone: Such a difficult question! I would probably bring back Cliff Burton. I always think about how his bass playing would have contributed to rock n roll and metal if he were still around.

Kamo: I would answer Layne Staley (my favourite singer ever) but he was so sick and tired of living that maybe he found some peace finally after his death (and this is so sad), bringing him back to life wouldn’t be a nice gift for him, so the other name is Cliff Burton, he was a big loss for music, and I often wonder how Metallica would have changed if he was still with them.

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

Alex: To be a musician means to travel a lot and to know new places and people. I love it! And I love the adrenaline on stage. I hate when music isn’t treated as an art.

Simone: The best thing about being a musician is that you get to express yourself in this beautiful and intense language. You can be yourself either in the studio or on stage and it feels amazing. The feeling you get between yourself and the crowd is wonderful. It is a gift. Also, when we get to travel outside of Rome or go abroad to play our music, that’s an amazing experience. Great fun! What I hate about it is the waiting. When you play live you spend most of your time waiting….either for soundcheck or just to go on stage.

Kamo: Playing is a big game, making music with my friends is something that I always wanted to do since I was a teenager… it is also a way to channel your emotions and inner feelings and after all, playing live is a real recharge of my life batteries. There’s a huge energy exchange between the stage and the people that gives us big waves of pure energy…you feel so damn alive and kicking after a good live show!

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

Alex: I would change everything. At the moment nothing is good in the music industry. Prices of concerts and CD’s are too expensive. Many people can’t buy a ticket or an album. That’s why illegal downloading is growing every day.

Simone: I would remove all the technology. I miss the days when people actually went out and bought Records or CD’s. The experience has changed. Now, we have a million ways of listening to music that even damages music itself and the people making it.

Kamo: I usually don’t talk about things that I don’t really know. The music industry is a business, it’s all about money. That’s how the world has been going for centuries. The same reason why we are killing our planet! Human kind is driven by the constant achievement of profit and power.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

Alex: AC/DC – “Back In Black”. It’s the perfect and immortal Rock’n’Roll album.

Simone: Metallica – “And Justice For All…”. It’s my favourite album of theirs and it kicks ass totally. I am leaving out so many albums that would make this interview endless!

Kamo: Two at least: Metallica – “Master Of Puppets” and Alice In Chains – “Dirt”. But there are so many more jewels to be named.

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

Alex: I love vinyl but my house is not big, so CD is more comfortable. I hate downloads and digital formats because I like to read lyrics and read every info of an album on a paper booklet.

Simone: Vinyl is amazing, but so are CD’s and tapes. I still go out and buy records. I also love going through the booklets and reading everything from the info to the lyrics and looking at the pics. I am not at all a fan of downloading. You get only half of the whole package.

Kamo: Vinyl.

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

Alex: I cannot say. Believe or not, I enjoy every single concert we made. It doesn’t matter if there’s a huge crowd or just few people in the club, I will enjoy it with my brothers!

Simone: Yes, I agree. Every gig is great. From the big venue to the tiny club, we always have great fun. However I have to say that a few gigs have a special place in my mind. I remember a really great festival in Latvia and another open air gig here in Rome last summer. Lots of people, great stages and a great all-round vibe!

Kamo: An open air festival in Liepaja in Latvia and the last summer at Parco Schuster in Rome, but even a sold out gig at Jailbreak in Rome…!

But I hope that our best gig will be the next one on October 11th at the Orion in Rome.

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

Alex: A writer. I love to write about everything and I think I am pretty good. It would be a perfect job for a lazy man like me!

Simone: Unfortunately, we all have day jobs. We wish we could live off music but we can’t anymore. I think I would be doing something close or in the field of humanitarian work.

Kamo: Professional skier!

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Alex: I would invite my band mates! hahahaha! But if they’re busy, I’d invite Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Ozzy, Alice Cooper and James Hetfield. Of course, I will not pay the bill!

Simone: I would also have to say my band mates…just like Alex. However, thinking outside the box, I would invite Chewbacca, Obi Wan Kenobi, R2D2, Weird Al Yankovic and Darth Vader!

Kamo: Donald Trump, Putin, Bolsonaro, Angela Merkel and the president of China (I don’t remember his name atm)!

What’s next for the band?

Alex: We are going to promote the new album in the only way that we know and prefer: playing our music everywhere!

Simone: Gigs, gigs, gigs and more gigs. We want to take “HELL III” out to as many places we can.

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

Alex: You can find us on every web platform!
www.helligators.com
https://www.facebook.com/helligators/
https://twitter.com/helligators
https://www.instagram.com/helligators/

Jaffa Cakes! Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Alex: It’s a biscuit! But if you disagree, I will eat a thousand to understand!

Simone: Cake? Biscuit? Whatever, just gimme em all! Hahahaha!

Kamo: It’s hard to say…in Italy we call that “pasticcini”!

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

Alex: I just want to thank you for supporting Helligators and to say to all the rockers around the world: support the music!

Simone: First of all thanks so much for the support and the hard work you put into supporting music and bands in general. We hope people will read this and check us out.

To everyone reading this: Hope to see you somewhere along the way and keep supporting all the great bands out there!

“Stay on the roads. Keep clear of the moors. Beware the moon, lads.”

 

 

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EMQ’s with BLOOD OATH

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EMQ’s with BLOOD OATH

Hi Everyone. Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Leicester based Blackened Death Metal band Blood Oath! Huge thanks to vocalist Mark ‘Thrax’ Johnson 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 guys, my name’s ‘Thrax’ (it’s a nickname I’ve had for years) and I’m the vocalist of Blood Oath. We formed near the end of 2015 after several drunken conversations about ‘getting the band back together one more time’.

How did you come up with your band name?

That was the hardest thing. We came up with loads of ideas, most of them stupid or that have already been done. For me Blood Oath encapsulates the promise we made to play at Bloodstock. Something we achieved the following year in 2017.

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

We’re all from the UK. I think the scene here is doing great. Maybe 10-15 years ago things were different, I don’t know, but now I truly believe that there’s so many great little one/two day festivals, both indoor and outdoor, going on all over this country now. It’s great to see that it’s not all about massive festivals like Download. These all day events are a great way for smaller bands like ourselves to get the chance to share a stage with a larger, more established band.

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

We’ve literally just released the first single (and hopefully a video) from our forthcoming album, the song is called ‘Infernum Diabolus’ and was inspired by a time a few years ago when I visited the ruined temple of Knossos in Crete. The supposed site of the fabled labyrinth and the Minotaur! The single is the title track off our latest album “Infernum Rex Diabolus”, which will be released in November.

Who have been your greatest influences?

Woah…too many to count! If I’m honest we’re inspired by more old school death metal bands such as Entombed, Dismember, Morbid Angel and Obituary. That said we’re loving the current wave of newer death metal bands such as Amon Amarth and Behemoth.
Frazer, our guitarist will not forgive me though if I don’t mention our greatest influence, Iron Maiden.

What first got you into music?

I must have been around nine years old when I started to get into music, but the current pop stuff on the radio just didn’t do it for me. I noticed rock bands like Guns and Roses, Kiss and AC/DC. I kinda liked these bands but it was the moment I discovered Iron Maiden that it all clicked into place. The Lyrics, the riffs and the artwork…I was in love.

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

Good question. Personally I’d like to do something a little different, maybe with Wardruna or Myrkur. Maybe something fun with Korpiklaani, who knows? Hahaha!

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

My first choice would have to be Bloodstock Open Air. I’ve been going to that festival for the last eleven or twelve years. It’s always an awesome, friendly and messy weekend and I’d love to play there again (hint hint).

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

We’ve not received any weird gifts yet but we’ve been told a fan has our rune logo tattooed on them which is quite an honour. I designed that logo a couple of years ago and I’ve got it tattooed myself but to hear a fan had it too kinda blew me away.

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

Don’t do drugs and stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water…hahaha!

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

Tough question, jeez, so many inspiring musicians have left us before their time. I’d have to say Dimebag. The man was an absolute legend and I swear no one has been able to recreate his sound or attitude since. Truly one of a kind! Getcha pull.

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

Being on stage and looking out over a mental crowd, throwing the horns and ripping the place up through our music. It’s an honour and a privilege just to see people enjoying our little band. It never gets old.
What I hate? Carrying heavy equipment up flights of stairs, we seriously need roadies.
Arrogant band members or sound engineers with egos! I mean seriously! Life (and gigs) would be so much easier if we all just got on and helped each other out…it’s not hard.

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

Live venues closing! It seems to be happening more these days and it’s a shame. There’s nothing like popping to your local, having a couple of beers and watching a decent unsigned band. Where’s the next Metallica or Black Sabbath going to come from?

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

Sepultura – “Chaos AD”

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

CD’s with Vinyl a close second because I’m old!

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

My favourite occasion was when we opened for Soulfly, Kataklysm and Epica at the Metalhead Meeting in Romania. It was a great weekend. The people we met were fantastic and the venue was awe inspiring. The festival was held at an old Roman Arena so the sound was incredible.
My other favourite gig was when we played the HRH Vikings festival last year in Sheffield. Again the crowd was insane. I’d love to do all that again. This time though I’ll be getting a hotel room so I can stay the whole weekend, and drink.

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

Going to bed early! Hahaha!

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

I can’t think of a proper answer, so I’ll say all the members of ‘Footprints in the Custard’ because my guess is they’ll be really serious. Perhaps a cheese and wine party!

What’s next for the band?

Gigs! We require as much time on the road, promoting our new album as much as possible. You can catch us at The Flapper in Birmingham, 19th October. We’re part of an awesome charity event raising money for Macmillan. Selfish promotion there!

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

You can find us on Facebook.
https://www.facebook.com/BloodOathUK/
I’m always on there so pop by and say hello.
Our videos are on YouTube.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCorkMmh-2BlQmzwP4pEnPIA
They’re mainly us drunkenly talking nonsense so they are quite amusing.
Our merchandise is available on our Big Cartel page.
www.bloodoath666.com.
We’re selling off our old shirts for a fiver! Bonus! (Rick Here…they are indeed, I just bought one!)
We’ve even got an Instagram page, but that’s not as amusing.
https://www.instagram.com/bloodoathuk/
As you can see, we take ourselves very seriously. Haha

Jaffa Cakes! Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Neither!

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

Yep. Support your local metal band!

 

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EMQ’s with A PRIMITIVE EVOLUTION (A.P.E.)

A Primitive Evolution

EMQ’s with A PRIMITIVE EVOLUTION (A.P.E.)

Hi Everyone. Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Toronto based Dark Alternative Rock band A Primitive Evolution! Huge thanks to Vocalist/Guitarist/Synths man Brett Carruthers 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 Brett Carruthers and I play guitar and sing in the band A Primitive Evolution. We started this group a while back and finally realized our sound with our new album “Becoming.” It takes everything we’ve all been influenced by and ever wanted to create and wraps it all up in an auralgasm for you.

How did you come up with your band name?

I think it came to Stu in a moment of clarity. He saw the letters A.P.E. he saw an ape become a man. It was A Primitive Evolution you see.

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

We’re from Canada. The Metal/Rock is alright here. There’s definitely an active engagement in Metal in the big cities and people come out to big shows so that’s good, but it feels like there’s something missing in some ways to me often. Can’t quite put my finger on it… The giant distances between cities make it really hard to tour, so maybe that contributes. Easier to go to the States or Europe really!

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

Our latest release is the album “Becoming.” We’ve released a bunch of videos for this album which are up on our YouTube channel which you should probably head on over to and check out.
https://www.youtube.com/APrimitiveEvolution

Who have been your greatest influences?

Nine Inch Nails, Tool, Nirvana, Marilyn Manson, Orgy, Smashing Pumpkins, Faith No More, Alice In Chains, Queens of the Stone Age, Ministry, Aldous Huxley, Philip K Dick, Guillermo del Toro, Tim Burton, Danny Elfman, Stephen King, HR Geiger, Alex Grey, my family and friends.

What first got you into music?

I feel like as soon as I was born I was into music. I just feel it. Everywhere I go. It’s inside me.

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

Probably Chelsea Wolfe, Youth Code, 3Teeth.

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

Always thought that Rock Am Ring was the pinnacle of festivals! The people, the stages, the bands you’re playing with. Just magical!

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

Well, I didn’t receive it but a female fan once gave Stephany a bunny vibrator… Hehe, that was odd, and fun and sweet all at the same time.

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

Engage with us, we enjoy it. Sharing helps more than you could ever imagine as well for bands in this stage and this market. We love you.

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

There’s too many to choose from at this point.
But ya know… I wouldn’t bring anyone back. It all happens for a reason.
Unrealistic me would bring back anyone who was murdered, so John Lennon or Dimebag.
Their careers were cut short. That’s a tragedy.

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

Well I love playing music, that’s what drives this whole thing. I love creating and writing songs, making new sounds in production.
If I hate anything it’s streaming services and how they’re literally just fucking us all in the ass with how little their royalty rates are compared to how much money the companies are making off that music. It’s ridiculous.

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

Hahaha, what I just said essentially. It would be nice if we could make a fair, profit sharing business where people take care of the artists again.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

“Siamese Dream” by Smashing Pumpkins

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

Really whatever you like best is best. To me Downloads work great if they’re high quality. If I really love a band I’ll buy the Vinyl or CD to have the artwork and the packaging to check out.

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

We’ve done a lot of great shows in Toronto with friend’s bands. Playing with The Birthday Massacre is always a pleasure here. We also often play a party called Krampus Ball put on by our friends in Squid Lid. It’s probably my favourite show to be a part of.

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

Probably off in the desert somewhere in search of other worlds.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Me, you, him, her and them!

What’s next for the band?

Tour!! We’re heading out next week with Pig and Cyanotic so that’s super exciting. Then more videos are on the fall horizon as well as getting back into the studio this winter to start work on the next album!

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

https://aprimitiveevolution.com/
https://www.facebook.com/APEdestroys/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/286052358875743/
https://twitter.com/APEdestroys
https://www.instagram.com/apedestroys/
https://aprimitiveevolution.bandcamp.com/
https://open.spotify.com/artist/1yrkth0uppjyrUaHDqr0qM
https://www.youtube.com/APrimitiveEvolution

Jaffa Cakes! Are they a cake or a biscuit?

I have no idea hahaha; I’ve never had this creation.

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

Thanks for doing this. It’s a wonderful time to be creating.
Hopefully we can all work to making this fucked up planet a beautiful place to live again.

 

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EMQ’s with Omen Machine

Omen Machine

EMQ’s with Omen Machine

Hi Everyone. Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Nottinghamshire based Alternative Metal band Omen Machine! Huge thanks to vocalist Matthew Nathan 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 Matthew Nathan; I am the vocalist for Omen Machine. My introduction to the band was a strange one. I was singing with a lovely band called Wild Abyss but we were on hiatus for the summer. As such, I got pretty bored not being able to perform or write music. I’d also started getting into metal and back into the hardcore scene when a band message popped up in the Nottingham Live Music scene. A guy named Callum Parkin (that I’d seen perform in his covers band) was looking for a vocalist. Initially he was a bit hesitant because I’m not a typical metal singer but he worked with me over a few months and we found a shout and a scream that we were both happy with. That’s how I was introduced to the band. But Callum and Oliver had known each other for years and they had worked with Ross (our bassist) previously. So the three of them were already solid! Our drummer, Fred, he just dropped out of the sky like an angel who could play drums better than anyone.

How did you come up with your band name?

Callum and Oli thought of the two most metal words they could and threw them together.

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

England. I want to be hopeful and say it’s thriving but the entire underground music scene is struggling. Support your local venues everyone, or else watch live music disappear.

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

We have a single release called ‘Crown Of Thorns’, which you can find on Youtube, Spotify, Amazon, Deezer…

Who have been your greatest influences?

We’re a bit of a melting pot as a band. The guys are influenced by Slipknot, Alter Bridge, Gojira, Lamb of God etc.

Then there’s me who draws from Enter Shikari, King Blues, The Maine, Eminem and Dreamstate!

What first got you into music?

As far as I can remember I’ve always been into it. But my parents made me get piano lessons when I was young and being a spoiled little boy I didn’t appreciate it until I turned 20 and I had quit a few years ago. Now all I want to do is go back to lessons and become a better musician.

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

Well the lads would choose someone different but if I could work with Enter Shikari or Eminem, my life would be complete. Slipknot wouldn’t be a bad shout. Corey Taylor is one of my many spirit animals.

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

Download. I’ve been going since I was old enough and my goodness, it would be incredible. Is there a more prestigious festival in the UK?

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

Well we’re a bit small and new to be given gifts. It’s a gift just to perform for people who know the words.

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

Speak truth to power. Stand up to bullies. It’s ok to not be alright. (That last one is a lyric from one of Dreamstate’s songs but it’s one of the kindest lyrics I’ve ever heard).

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

David Bowie. Maybe that’s not really Rock but there’s no other musician for me.

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

I love performing, and being able to express myself in such a specific way. But it is a struggle to get people to give you an opportunity sometimes. Thankfully we have been asked back every time we have been given a chance but just getting your foot in the door is really tricky.

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

Same problem I have with the film industry. Companies watch their bottom line instead of taking a punt on some new ideas.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

“The Spark” by Enter Shikari. The best music makes you feel strong feelings and that album blew me away. It’s funny because I didn’t like it at first. It was so different from their previous work but when I was in the right mood, it deeply touched me. Converted me back to a fan for life!

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

Ugh, I don’t wanna say downloads but they are definitely the most convenient.

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

We are playing in Liverpool soon and that’s a personal dream right there.

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

Writing! I’m writing a book at the moment and have been distracted by some short stories that I needed to get out of my head. I’m actually starting to write a very young children’s book currently.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Ah my band members obviously, and then probably my mate Leia from my old band.

What’s next for the band?

Gigs! Plenty of them! We are working on releasing another song by November and as the resident video editor that means a lot more work for me. We’re also working on a music video for ‘Crown Of Thorns’!

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

https://www.facebook.com/omenmachineuk/
Facebook is our main source but you can find us on Twitter and Instagram as well.

Jaffa Cakes! Are they a cake or a biscuit?

I asked the rest of the band but they’re not filling this in. I say they’re a biscuit.

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

I just want people out there to listen to our music and maybe get inspired. There are a lot of horrible things going on at the moment and part of my mission is to draw attention to it and hopefully inspire someone much cleverer than me to think of a better solution.

 

 

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Interview with Gutlocker – Rabidfest 2019 – 18/08/2019

Gutlocker

Interview with Gutlocker
Rabidfest 2019, 18/08/2019
By Sheri Bicheno

At Rabidfest Ever Metal’s ‘roving reporter’ Sheri decided to interview Gutlocker who she knows. What followed wasn’t really an interview more of a free for all…sort of…so here goes!

This interview allegedly took place on Day Three of the Festival and will possibly self-destruct in 10 seconds!!

Sheri: So you are now known affectionately as “Stomach Padlock”…?

Gutlocker: Cool. Says who?

Sheri: Mark! And Mark is boss today (Mark Gibbs – Rabidfest director)

Gutlocker: We can go with that.

(Mark then makes an appearance…)

Dean: Heeeey! And he’s got his patch on! He listened to me last weekend…

(Mark is heard in the distance…: Yeah You’ve spelled it wrong. It should be spelled Stomach Padlock!)

Sheri: See? I told ya!

Dean: Aaaaah! Cork knocker mate! Get back to Peaky Blinders! Hahaha!

Pete: He’s got razors in the back of his hat haha.

Dean: Anyway this interviews going well! Hahahaha!

Mark: Whatever they say about me, be pretty sure it’s a lie.

Craig: Mark’s a really nice guy…

EVERYONE LAUGHS

Sheri: So what have you guys been up to?

Craig: We have been doing relentless gigging…

Dean: Yup!

Craig: Erm, pissed my Mrs off in the process.

Dean: Yup!

Craig: Lots of writing.

Dean: Lots of planning!

Ben: Booking a tour.

Craig: We’ll be starting to record again soon. We’ve been listening towards inspiration so we’ve been listening to Coldplay…

Dean: But like the Beatles, we’re gonna carry on anyway hahaha.

Ben: That’s it, go all Greenday.

Sheri: Any more shows you’ve got coming up?

Dean: Welllllll, tell ‘em, Ben!

Ben: Well…we’ve got today!

Gutlocker: Which is gonna be good!

Sheri: Yaaaay!

Craig: And what is today, for those that aren’t here?

Dean: It’s Rabidfest, didn’t you know?

Pete: And then next month we’ve got a proper tour. We’re gonna do 9 days.

Dean: 1,000 miles in 9 days.

Craig: And Unearthed Festival in October as well.

Sheri: Ah I’m looking forward to that!

Craig: Which is after our tour! We’ll give you the tour dates as well so we can say what else we’ve got after it.

Ben: I thought I was the one explaining this!! Jesus Christ! Hahaha!

Pete: No one asked me to say anything! Hahaha!

Ben: We’re doing a tour. We’re gonna be doing… Dudley, Leeds, Hull, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Bolton, Nottingham then that’s it… 9 days on the trot. It’s gonna be good!

Pete: It’s gonna be long.

Craig: 9 days back to back from the start date of 20th September.

Dean: It will be the most time we’ve ever spent together as a band…

Sheri: Don’t be smacking each other in the face hahaha!

Craig: No we’ll just kick each other haha!

Dean: We wanna say a big thanks to Mark Walsh.

Ben: Big up to Mark.

Pete: He’s pretty much booked the entire tour for us. He’s a proper legend.

Ben: So thank you Mark. We started it and then he stepped in and said “you guys need to do a tour! I’ll do a tour with you.”

Pete: And we were like “Can we go…north of Watford?” haha!

Ben: Can we see life outside the M25?

Sheri: A bit up the M1 a bit.

Pete: We’ve not really played beyond sort of Manchester so sorta visiting Leeds, Newcastle, Hull is gonna be epic.

Ben: And then we have Unearthed Festival in October, which is in Birmingham at the Flapper.

Pete: And that’s gonna be good. With Abhorrent Decimation, Dog Tired… a whole bunch of bands. Recall the Remains… Then we got a couple of other shows towards the end of the year.

Ben: We’ve got a Halloween gig that we’re trying to book but we will get back to you on that!

Dean: We have one band and we have a venue. It may just have to be us doing a 3 hour set, with an hour set list three times haha!

Pete: And not necessarily in the right order.

Craig: Yeah we’re gonna play 100 songs where we play them and they’re 10 seconds each.

Sheri: Ah like Mad Spanner? Haha!

All: Yes!!!

Pete: Mad Spanner are playing a gig with us during our tour. They’ll be in Dudley.

Dean: Dudley!!

Craig and Ben: DUDLEY!
(All in a typical Dudley accent)

Pete: It’s gonna be really good.

Ben: The whole idea is just for us to kinda branch out and get our name out a bit!

Craig: Unearthed Festival – Oh, they’ve actually named this after my mum and opened their legs at The Flapper…

(There’s a silence and then burst of laughter from everyone.)

Craig: Hi, Mum!

Dean: Next!

Sheri: Let’s talk about your Jamiroquai cover. That’s really taken off at the moment. Very much loved.

Craig: We did it because we love the song, the song itself is awesome and to listen to it and think that it could be a metal riff would make it sound amazing. So we had a go on it and we did it and the first few times we announced it, people were like “right ok” and then we played it live a few times and people actually really like it.

So we decided to do it as a song, record it and just as a stand along single and then..!

Sheri: Then you got silly with it haha?

Dean: Yeah we got carried away haha.

Craig: We were bouncing ideas for a video and just thought fuck it and got Mike Worsley from Outright Resistance to be the Dinosaur…

Shout out to Leigh as well, we’re so happy with the results for with what he did for Deeper Underground. It’s surpassed our expectations and knew it was going to be good but with the quality he put into it, we’re coming to him to for the start of our album towards the end of this year.

Pete: He also recorded Cry Havoc so shout out to Leigh from Remnant!

Sheri: Can you talk to us about the album yet?

Craig: We have around 7 songs ready and we’re working on the 8th track – there is a good chunk of it that you haven’t heard us play live yet, we’re actually holding back on a lot of the latest stuff. We were pushing to play new stuff in gigs for this year but we thought we would hold back a bit and actually put it towards the album so that it sinks into people’s skulls a bit more and then when the album has been out for a while, we can then bring that stuff to life.

Pete: So we’re holding a lot of material back, we wanna play it all at once.

Ben: Speaking about videos as well, we have a couple of concepts and we’re thinking of going a little bit out there with some of it so…

Dean: Yeah, there will be more videos to come!

Pete: Sorry we’re very vague with the details at the moment but we don’t want to give away too much haha.

Craig: The video’s that we have done have been a bit different obviously and Deeper Underground had a bit more of a story driven concept to it. So, we’ve come up with different ideas to try to make them not as similar to videos that we’ve already done – if these ideas pull they’ll be pretty cool!

Sheri: Give us some advice!

Pete: Turn up on time!

Ben: What’s the thought for the day?

Craig: Thought for the day? If you suffer from a condition called Self-Entitlement, don’t be in a band.

Pete: Also – don’t chuck around like – drum bits and stands and amps that don’t belong to you.

Dean: Whatya looking at me for!?!

Ben: You can never have too many pedals.

Craig: Stick around and watch all the bands. Even if you’re an opener band!

Pete: Spare pants. Be nice to your sound guy – because chances are he won’t make you sound like shit.

Gutlocker Joke: Man walks into a bar with a giraffe. Barman says, sorry mate you can’t leave that lying there. Man says… that’s not a lion, it’s a giraffe.

Sheri: Thank you so much guys!

Well there you go! This is what happens when you interview Gutlocker!!
To find the full upcoming tour dates then head to the links below!

LINKS:
https://www.facebook.com/gutlockeruk/

https://www.instagram.com/gutlocker_official/
https://gutlocker.bandcamp.com/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmbGHsXzxE5y85pGHtabWdg

 

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EMQ’s with CADAVER SOIREE

Cadaver Soiree Logo

EMQ’s with CADAVER SOIREE

Hi Everyone. Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Leeds based Extreme Metal band Cadaver Soiree! 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:
Marc Hood – vocals and smells
Andy Firth – Guitars and programming
Neil Hannaford – Bass and beards

We play a lovely blend of old school death metal with hints of black metal and doom, there’s also a few industrial influences thrown in for fun. We formed in 2016, with the final line-up as it currently is forming in 2018. We released our first EP through MSH music group and the latest album is self-released.

How did you come up with your band name?

It was suggested by a friend of the band and stuck.

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

UK – the scene is great and getting stronger every day. We’ve found support up and down the country wherever we’ve played.

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

“To Betray The Creator” is a mix of old and new songs and marks the starting point for the band in this incarnation.

Who have been your greatest influences?

We’ve got too many influences to mention fully but Cannibal Corpse, Carcass, Napalm Death, White Zombie, Sepultura and Autopsy

What first got you into music?

Neil: “Louis Armstrong”.

Andy: “I genuinely can’t remember, as long as I can remember I’ve been into and playing music”.

Marc “vocally being asked to join Cadaver Soiree was my first foray into shouting/fronting a band but I’ve played bass in a few bands before. Early Metallica videos played a big part”.

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

Zeal and Ardour would be ridiculously good.

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

Bloodstock or Wacken would be amazing, though in honesty we’d be happy to play virtually any festival with a good line-up.

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

Neil had his palm read by a fan once. In a previous life he was apparently an executioner and a World War One nurse. Presumably not in the same life!

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

Hello!

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

Dead!

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

Marc: Pure catharsis, I hate apathy.

Neil: The buzz of playing live.

Andy: Creating.

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

Fairer pay for artist streams.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

Marc: “Beneath The Remains” – Sepultura

Neil: “Chaos AD” – Sepultura

Andy: It changes too frequently to say one.

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

CD’s so long as they’re good quality.

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

Virtually any gig we’ve played at Rebellion Manchester, always a great crowd and sound.

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

We do lots of things. Mostly really boring things!

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

The other two band members and their partners.

What’s next for the band?

Writing’s already started for the next release, and we’re booking shows for as regular as possible. BOOK US.

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

https://open.spotify.com/artist/0eQPD6r6nkniygbtsDfHpv
https://www.facebook.com/CadaverSoiree/

Jaffa Cakes! Are they a cake or a biscuit?

They’re a cake. Clue’s in the name.

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

Thanks for your time too, you lovely people. Hope folks enjoy the music. Can’t wait to shout at you all!

 

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