EMQ’s with MarysCreek

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EMQ’s with MarysCreek

Hi Everyone. Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Swedish Rock/Metal band MarysCreek! Huge thanks to vocalist Mats Nilsson 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 Mats Nilsson and I’m the singer in MarysCreek.
The story of MarysCreek started back in 2004 when I and our former drummer Stefan Halldin started the band together.
In 2007 we released our debut album “Some Kind Of Hate”.
MarysCreek current line-up is Mats Nilsson (vocals), Alexander Ericsson (guitar/vocals), Jonas Hallberg (lead guitar/vocals), Roger Blomberg (bass) and Hugo Kristiansson (drums)

How did you come up with your band name?

The name MarysCreek came to me and our former drummer Stefan’s minds when we were browsing the internet for a unique name to get a .com address. We found a track with Nightwish called ‘Creek Mary’s Blood”, remove the word blood and turn the words around and there you have it!

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

MarysCreek is a Swedish band and in our home town Linköping the music scene is pretty good, we have a couple of really good venues and I also have to name Hell Yeah Rock Club that brings many good Hardrock/Metal bands to Linköping.
Generally in Sweden the hardrock/Metal scene is really, really good, there are so many good new and old bands so the scene in Sweden is very healthy.

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

Our latest album is “Infinity” that was released 2016 (Escape Music).

Who have been your greatest influences?

Oh, that´s a hard question. If I speak for myself I listen a lot to bands like like Motley Crue, Deep Purple, Van Halen, Whitesnake, Toto…a lot of bands from the 80’s but I guess you can´t hear that in MarysCreek music…or?

What first got you into music?

My mom came home from a business trip in 1982 and she had bought a gift to me, it was Motley Crue´s “Too Fast For Love” and it blew me away totally, I never heard or seen anything that cool. And from that day I knew exactly what I wanted to be :-).

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

It would be interesting to sit down with Sir Paul McCartney and write some music, he´s really a master of melodies.

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

We still haven´t played Sweden Rock Festival so that´s a festival I would love to play.
I’ve been to Sweden Rock Festival as a visitor for 18 years so it would be such an honour to play in the fields of Norje, so I cross my fingers.
Also the MO/RC (Monster Of Rock Cruise) is at the top of my list.

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

…the best is yet to come!

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

I think it would be Ronnie James Dio! I would love to see Rainbow with Dio behind
the mic.

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

The best is to write music and have the possibility to play the song you wrote live and see the react of the crowed, that´s a kind of magic.

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

I would turn back the clock to the 80’s, I really miss all the record stores, I could stand for hours and browse records and go from record store to record store.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

Oh, I can´t pick just one, that´s impossible, I have so many records that I´m in love with…to here are a few of them:
Motley Crue – “Shout At The Devil, ToTo – “The Seventh One” & Dream Theater – “Octavarium”

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

Without any doubt Vinyl records!

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

I think our European tour with S.O.T.O had some of the best gigs MarysCreek ever did.

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

I am besides being a musician a Cad/BIM Engineer so that´s what I do beside music.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

My family are always invited but I know if I want a good party I would invite the members of MarysCreek…they know how to party ;-).

What’s next for the band?

I’m right now writing new songs for the forth coming MarysCreek album and I really hope it will be released in 2020.

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

We´re on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and our website
http://maryscreek.com/
https://www.facebook.com/maryscreek/
https://twitter.com/MarysCreek
https://www.instagram.com/MarysCreekofficial/

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Sounds like a cake but looks like a biscuit, so I go for the look, it´s a biscuit.

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

Keep your eyes open for some great MarysCreek news to come!
Over and out
Cheers!

MarysCreek Photo

 

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EMQ’s with GOD SHAPED DEVIL

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EMQ’s with GOD SHAPED DEVIL

Hi Everyone. Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Manchester, UK based Metal band God Shaped Devil! Huge thanks to them for taking part!

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

My name is Luke, I play drums in the band ‘God Shaped Devil’ the band has been around since 2014 with our first EP released in 2015 “Creator of Sodom”. We’ve gone through line-up changes and we’re essentially rebooting the band after 4 years with this upcoming album. Bex and Lajos came over from Hungary some time ago, but they didn’t meet until after migrating here to the UK. I found the band via a website with an advertisement looking for a drummer, honestly didn’t think I’d get the job, but here we are! And I’m grateful for it, it’s been awesome and it can only get better. We invited my cousin Matt to take a stab at Rhythm Guitars and he was made permanent shortly after.

How did you come up with your band name?

Bex’s good friend had been starting up a new band, and he came to Bex with a few band names, asking which was best in his opinion. ‘God Shaped Devil’ was amongst the list, and was Bex’s favourite, but his friend chose a different one. And so Bex asked if could use it for a new band he was forming.

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

Well Matt and I are from England and we all know what the metal scene is like here, it thrives in local areas and there is of course a huge fanbase for when bigger touring bands come over. We’ve got so many festivals on the rise like Badgerfest, Pentre Fest and Amplified to name a few. It’s just a great scene to be a part of no matter where you play if it’s a pub or a festival stage, the community in the metal scene itself is what makes it. Bex and Lajos are from Hungary, Bex’s former band ‘Inside My Head’ was pretty well received over there! And you know these Eastern Europeans, they’re crazy, really awesome people.

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

We’ve just recently released our latest single ‘Drowning Gravity’ with a music video, so go check that out if you haven’t already, we’re going to be releasing a full length album very soon called “Dark Fields”. So keep an eye out for that one.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFd-oZIZcyM

Who have been your greatest influences?

There are many differently influences within the band, for me I remember watching videos of Buddy Rich and just being in awe of his talent, moving into metal influences the big names like Lars Ulrich, Dave Lombardo, Chris Adler, Mike Portnoy etc. There’s a list of amazing drummers that I look up to but we’d be here all day! I know Bex has a big influence from Dimebag and Yngwie Malmsteen. As a band our band influences are few and far between the likes of Pantera, Lamb of God, Killswitch Engaged, Slayer, Metallica, Gojira, In Flames etc.

What first got you into music?

I think everyone gets in to music because it’s all around us, imagine a world without it? Crazy. But I actually got into metal through Guitar Hero 1 & 2 as a kid believe it or not, that game had some bangers. I think that will be the closest as I’ll ever get to playing the guitar, because I’m hopeless on the real thing.

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

It’d be cool to start off small with a band local to us, just have guest solo’s or vocals, I think the Metal community in Manchester would love that also.

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

There’s that festival that’s played on a cruise ship 70,000Tons of Metal, I think that’s something unique and it’d be memorable for sure!

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

We haven’t really received any weird gifts from fans yet, but there’s still time!

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

The one message for our fans; GIVE US ALL YOUR MONEY! Just kidding, we really appreciate our fans, old and new. It’s always makes us feel proud when we get people coming up to us after set giving us praise and asking us to sign stuff, it’s kind of surreal even at this level. So we’d like to thank all of our fans for showing their continued support especially our hardcore fans, you know who you are! And be ready for this new album coming out because we think you’re gonna love it!

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

Dimebag!

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

I’m a drummer so I’m not really a musician, apparently. But the thing I enjoy the most, like most I bet, is playing live to many people! The thing I hate, is F!#!’in loading and unloading gear. My hardware bag has lost its wheels so that’s a bitch. We need roadies, so apply within guys.

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

The one thing at the moment that’s bugging me in the music industry and I’m sure a lot of new and upcoming bands will agree with me; is how hard it is nowadays everything’s online and you can get it all for virtually free now. Streaming services etc, you get virtually nothing back from them unless you’ve got millions of streams/views. It’d be good if that could change, everything is about money, it doesn’t matter how good you are. It’s tough, and we haven’t even scratched the surface yet! But we love making music and we love playing it to people and that’s all that matters, and if it happens, it happens. At least we can try?!

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

I have a few favourites, it’s hard to put a finger on just one! I’m gonna say Gojira – “L’Enfant Sauvage”. Looking forward to seeing them in July!

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

Again it’s easy to have everything downloaded these days, the ‘digital age’ as they call it. But nothing beats having the physical copy! I’m still to invest in a Vinyl player, my Dad had one when I was young, can’t remember exactly how they sounded but they’re on the comeback and everyone’s commenting on how much better it is. Maybe we’ll make a few copies of the new album on Vinyl and I’ll see for myself!

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

We’ve not actually played as many gigs as we’d like to be honest, but they’ve all been memorable in their own right. Rebellion is always a great venue to play, and I think our set at Badgerfest had the biggest crowd we’ve played to so far.

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

If I weren’t a musician I think I’d be a bass player.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

I mean the idea of a dinner party in itself sounds horrible. But preferably five mutes wouldn’t be a bad idea. I like to enjoy my food haha!

What’s next for the band?

What’s next for GSD? Well we have the album virtually ready for release so we’re working towards a release date for that, we’d like to have a launch party for it also. We’re working on merchandise to go with it too. But the sky is the limit at this point we’re aiming to get out there as much as possible and make a name for ourselves!

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

We use a lot of the mainstream social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Our lyric videos and music videos are available on YouTube and our music is on major streaming platforms and online stores. We haven’t tackled Reddit yet, but might see what that’s all about!
https://www.facebook.com/godshapeddevil/
https://twitter.com/godshapeddevil
https://www.instagram.com/godshapeddevil/

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

I think the clues in the name, right?! Jaffa CAKE, IT’S A CAKE. Biscuits go soft when they’re left out for some time, cakes go hard. If you think it’s a biscuit then you need to take a long hard look at yourself, pal. And just for the record, it’s a muffin, not a barm or anything else.

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

Thanks for these questions they’ve been fun to answer, there’s not much else we’d like to add but of course just keep an ear out for our album release! We’re proud of what we’ve written and how it’s sounding, super excited to see what everyone thinks of it!

 

God Shaped Devil

 

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EMQ’s with REAR NAKED CHOKE

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EMQ’s with REAR NAKED CHOKE

Hi Everyone. Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Abilene, Texas Groove Metal band Rear Naked Choke! 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?

I’m Chris from the band Rear Naked Choke. I play rhythm guitar and do backing vocals. The other members of the band are Mick Taylor – Vocals, Josh Finch – Lead Guitar, Paul Kidd – Drums, Don Bruton – Bass.

We formed around 2009. It started out just jamming for fun at my cousins’ house. It didn’t take long to decide that this was something we wanted to really form into a band. Early on there were a few member changes but after a few months the line-up solidified and we’ve been going strong since then. Mike “Mookie” Morgan, our original lead guitarist one of the founding members and my cousin, passed away in 2014 after a battle with cancer. His spirit is still a huge driving force for RNC!

How did you come up with your band name?

We get asked that a lot, especially with some raised eyebrows because it sounds like it could be a lot of things. But the truth is we’re all big MMA (mixed martial arts) fans and in the early days of the band we would get together at Mike’s, our original lead guitarist who passed away, house and watch the UFC fights. In between fights we’d go back and jam in the room he had set up. So we were sitting there watching a fight and Joe Rogan was commentating the fight and said “Oh he’s going for a Uma Plata (which is a submission in MMA)” and Mike and Mick were like “Oh that’s kinda of a cool name” and the Joe Rogan said “Oh he’s transitioning to a Rear Naked Choke, that’s the number one submission move in MMA” and they looked at each other and said “That’s it, Rear Naked Choke!!” and so that’s where the name came from. Once we had it set we haven’t changed it at all. So really Joe Rogan is the reason we’re named Rear Naked Choke, lol.

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

We’re from Abilene, TX USA. These still a good metal scene in Texas and the US. I think like anywhere there are ebbs and surges, but overall it’s still good.

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

In October of 2018 we released our debut, self-titled album, “Rear Naked Choke”, through Sliptrick Records. We’re really proud of this album. We’ve put 2 years of our lives into it and we’re happy we finally have it and can share it with everyone else. In March we released the second single from the album, I Will Rise along with a video for the song.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OurBkN5i7sM

Who have been your greatest influences?

We have lots of influences between all the members. Metallica, Godsmack, Clutch, All That Remains, Trivium, Lamb of God, Corrosion of Conformity, Pantera, Scorpions, Kiss, Iron Maiden and the list could go on and on. Me personally I would say Metallica is my biggest influence and the band that really ignited my desire to play music.

What first got you into music?

For me personally it was Metallica that really got me into music. Before them I listened to music and I was aware of rock and metal and I listened to some of it, but from the first notes off of the Ride the Lightning album I was hooked.

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

There’s a ton out there that it would be awesome to work with. Metallica, obviously, but also Clutch, Corrosion of Conformity/Pepper Keenen, any of the guys from Lamb of God, I mean the list could go on forever really.

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

I would pick Wacken Open Air Festival. I’ve watched lots of video from different years and it always just seems absolutely amazing. The band line ups, the crowds, it is just one of those that it looks like I would want to get to play at least once in my musical career.

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

I don’t think we’ve ever gotten anything really weird from anyone yet. We’ve had people bring us other bands albums, watches, hats and even their own artwork they have done for us, but that’s about it. Although this question has me worried about what we might see in the future, lol!!!

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

Really that we appreciate each and every one of them more than we can adequately express. I know it sounds cliché but it’s true. You know, we would still be playing and making music just because it’s in us, and something that we’re driven to do. But it’s the fans that allow us to do more than just sit in our house or a studio and write and play. The shows are really all because of them. If they weren’t out there then there wouldn’t be a need for shows. And really we love playing shows and getting to perform our music for others. It’s totally selfish but there’s just about no greater feeling than being up there on stage giving out all the energy you can and having the fans return all that energy and more.

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

Without a doubt it would be Mike Morgan. I know that sounds selfish and not many had ever heard of him before this, but Mike was a real Rock Star throughout his whole live, even when he wasn’t up on stage playing. There are a lot of musicians that it would be great to have back, but none deserve to be back more than Mike.

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

The process of making music and playing shows are all awesome. The travel and the business side of things can make it less fun and take a lot of the enjoyment out of it sometimes.

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

Find a way for artists to make real money again. The advent of streaming and the digital age has really hit things hard and the music industry was not even close to prepared for what happened.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

Metallica – “Ride The Lightning”

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

Depends on what you mean by best. Best sounding, I’d say Vinyl. Best for bands, CD’s and Downloads.

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

There have been some really good ones so it’s hard to pick just one. We’ve played with several large touring bands so all of those were great. We got to play a fair once, after they hadn’t allowed rock to be played for years, and that was awesome because there was a huge turnout and we had people singing along to our songs and it was awesome. But we accidently dropped a bad word and they decided no more Rock or Heavy music again at the fair, lol. So that was definitely one of the most memorable, if not the best.

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

I’m also a working Professional Comic Book Artist and Graphic Designer, so if I wasn’t doing music I would still be doing art.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

The other 4 guys in the band and a fan of course :-).

What’s next for the band?

We’re currently working on booking shows for the 2nd half of the year and we are writing music for the next album that we are hoping to release in the first half of 2020.
What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?
We use the usual suspects, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter as well as Spotify and all other major streaming outlets. You can go to (https://www.rnctheband.com/) and find most info as well as links to all our social media, album, merch and more.

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

I don’t have any idea what those are…hopefully I can try some at some point and then I can give you an answer.

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

Thank you!! We just want to let everyone know that we are grateful for all the support we’ve been getting and, as I’ve said before, we truly appreciate everyone who has bought the album, streamed the music, attended a show or supported us in any way. We are continuing to book shows and expand our touring areas. Soon we’re hoping to get over to Europe as well and we can’t wait to get to meet many more amazing people from all over!!

 

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EMQ’s with CALLUS

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EMQ’s with CALLUS

Hi Everyone. Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Lancaster, UK based Doom/Thrash/Stoner Metal band and huge Ever Metal favourites Callus. We have already done loads of stuff with these guys and love them to bits. Please read on and check them out, especially as their debut album “Hogpocalypse” is one of the Metal highlights of 2019!

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

Name’s Louis. Or if you’re close to me, Skidmark Clarke will do!

I’m the guitarist and one half of the vocals for our band CALLUS. I share vocal duties with Ben Wormwell who also plays gnarly bass for us, and we have Ryan who plays mad drums.

We formed in 2013, originally with an extra guitar player and loads of different drummers over the years… we parted ways with the guitarist though after the first gig, he got so drunk I had to take his guitar off him, retune it and hand it back… haven’t looked back since (Sorry dude!)

How did you come up with your band name?

Me and Ben had been jamming together for a while prior to this band, I had a load of potential band names written on this big sheet, Ben had a look through it one day and spotted CALLUS on there and was all like “That’s the one!”

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

We are from the UK, North West really. We live in different parts of the country and come together for studio, jamming or for shows.
As far as the ins and outs of the UK scene and its current state so to speak, I really don’t claim to have a vast wealth of knowledge on it! I can think of loads of other people who could probably answer that better.
All that I think I could say Is that the UK has some immense heavy festivals (some of the best in the world) and therefore creates a lot of buzz with up and coming UK bands, and bands that come from overseas for the UK crowds and shows. The UK has also provided the world with some of the biggest and iconic heavy bands of all time… so I think we have something here on these shores… I don’t know what it is, but it’s here… somewhere!

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

Our latest release is our debut, self – released and recorded album entitled “HOGPOCALYPSE” which we released January this year.

Who have been your greatest influences?

A lot of real riff playing monsters have probably formed the basis of my own playing as far as guitar hero’s go… such as Iommi (Sabbath), Bill Kelliher (Mastodon), Laura Pleasant’s (Kylesa) Matt Pike (Sleep / High On Fire) Hetfield (Metallica) and other players such as Dick Dale the godfather of surf rock and Jack White (White Stripes), Tom Morello (RATM, Audioslave) all certainly knew how to create some huge sounds and more experimental parts.

What first got you into music?

Probably my dad to be fair!

There was lots of music around the house when I grew up which I’m very grateful for, not really metal mind you that came later on for me. But there was loads of different sounds which was great.

My dad played (and still does!) sweet bluesy slide guitar so that was around from an early age

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

Without wanting to jinx anything we MAY have something in the works with another artist from a band we admire, it’s a very exiting mini project for us we are working on and we very much hope we can share more about that in due course.

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

I saw a vid of Red Fang playing this fest called Duna Jam I think it was. It’s this little festival somewhere on this beach where the bands play on pallets with the waves and sunset behind them, and the crowd were all sat down headbanging… it was amazing, I want to play there!

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

Their hand in marriage!

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

We appreciate you more than you know, thanks for your continued support!

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

That’s an impossible question! How could I pick one but not another? I guess I’d bring back Cliff Burton… taken well before his time… I would have loved to hear what else he would have created!

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

The playing of shows and jamming together and the recording of music is probably what I enjoy the most. Both are a very feel good experience for myself, I’ve honestly never been having a bad time doing either in the moment… It’s just the time in-between I struggle with!

I hate waiting for the next jam session or show, I struggle with that!

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

More value on downloads would always be nice. (Credit where it’s due though to Bandcamp for being as good as they are).

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

“Death Is This Communion” – High On Fire… They never got better than that in my opinion.

But there are so many albums that I could note here!

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

That’s a question which causes a lot of divide! But for me I think Vinyl is the best sounding at least, which you could argue that’s what it’s all about… but records are an arse to transport and are, unwieldly.

CD’s are great too, apart from jewel cases!

Downloads are fine as well, as long as the artist gets their fair share of the cost back (which is why we use Bandcamp primarily).

So… they are all great as they cover different bases I think.

It’s down to the listener… but I’m a Vinyl / CD fiend, I need physical!

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

Hammerfest and Bloodstock were extra special for us when we played them both in 2018, but we have had some great nights in bars and clubs as well.

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

Hopefully if I couldn’t play music anymore for whatever reason (touch wood!) I’d certainly still follow the bands I do and go to the shows I do, I’d probably get further into collecting and listening to music, maybe start doing reviews and sticking them online I don’t know.

Whatever it would be, I’d have to do something with myself music related!

I’d go out with bands on the road and offer really bad advice, terrible feedback and shit business ideas.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Donald Glover, Donald Glovers Mother, Donald Glovers Mothers Brother, Donald Glovers Brother and Donald Duck!

What’s next for the band?

We have a slot an Amplified Fest on July 20th which we are massively looking forward to, plus a couple of shows leading up to that.

The main focus for us at the moment is we are in the stages of writing a batch of new material for what the aim is to become the next album. We have been jamming out some new tracks and recording them down in demo format.

The new stuff is sounding great (if I may say so!) with Ben and Ryan really stepping up and contributing some killer riffs and ideas, those guys are shining right now and giving me a real big and much needed kick up the arse.

I’ve been writing too of course, but those guys are really cracking them out.

It’s quiet at the moment… but gears are turning

Big bag o riffs with the lads.

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

We have all our music and merch up on Bandcamp:
https://callus117.bandcamp.com/music
We are also on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/Callus.band/

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Most definitely, absolutely, one hundred percent CAKES!
(THE CLUE IS IN THE NAME!)

Plus there was a tribunal in 1991 (yes I did just Google that) and it concluded that Jaffa Cakes are indeed… Cakes!

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

Big riffs are the best riffs, be kind to your fellow man and big elephants can’t always use small exits.

Thanks for reading!

 

Promo by Beth Jones

 

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Photo reproduced here with kind permission from Beth Jones.

 

EMQ’s with SCANNER

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EMQ’s with SCANNER

Hi Everyone. Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Pennsylvania based, Punk inspired, Hard Rock band Scanner. Huge thanks to them for taking part!

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

My name is Joe Brady, and I play bass and am lead vocalist for Scanner, a roots and punk inspired hard rock band from Pennsylvania, USA. Scanner was formed by me and Junnie Fortney (guitars) in 1979, and later joined by Ray Hawkins (drums).
Scanner’s influences encompass a wide range of styles, including the pioneers of 50’s rock and roll, 60’s hard rock and surf and 70’s hard rock glam and punk.
To date, Scanner has released “Exploding Heads in Harrisburg – Live Recordings From 1982”, “One foot in the grave, and more pissed than ever”, “Splat”, “Under The Devil’s Tail”, and “In Your Head”.

How did you come up with your band name?

The band name “Scanner” came into being when I read an article in a monster magazine in 1980 about a new movie coming out called “Scanners” and liked the imagery of heads exploding, and imagined it being the effect of hearing Scanner music!

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

USA. I am amazed at the multitude of splinter sub-genres of not only metal, but of all rock and underground music. I’m sure that’s the case globally too, but the USA is so large and has an incredible range of cultural influences, the music really reflects practically every belief system, philosophy, religion, and political leaning. I think it’s a great snapshot into almost every aspect of humanity.

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

We released a five-song EP in the summer of 2018 called “In Your Head”, and have performance music videos out for the songs, “Frankenstein’s Flivver” and “TV Light”.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLpaWGvd2nI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLVvpzVsYys

Who have been your greatest influences?

Our main music influences cover a wide and eclectic range of styles: Dead Boys, Ramones, Iggy Pop, David Bowie, Alice Cooper, Flamin’ Groovies, Plasmatics, Stiff Little Fingers, Cock Sparrer, Nazareth, Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Misfits, Devo, Link Wray, Stray Cats, Deep Purple, Motörhead, and on and on…

What first got you into music?

When I was a kid (at 7 years old in 1966), I tagged along with some of my older brother’s friends to a concert held at the bandstand of our state fair. I didn’t know anything about the band, or what I was listening to, but my little self was blown away. The band was Eric Burdon and the Animals, and I was never the same since!

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

Iggy Pop or Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein.

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

Riot Fest, because I attended the Chicago Riot Fest in 2014, and the atmosphere was absolutely electric!

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

Both weird and wonderful was when a fan sent me a 1960’s toy Membrane Man dressed up as Santa for Christmas. We have a song called “Membrane Men” based on that toy, so I was extremely happy and grateful for that.

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

Thanks to everybody who has bought and listened to our music for all of these years, and thanks to our growing base of young fans from all over the world who don’t care if we are three times their ages, but just dig our noise!

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

David Bowie

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

I love the creative process of coming up with new song ideas, then putting it all together, and playing and recording with the band. I really don’t hate anything about it.

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

Oh, I don’t know. It’s evolving and devolving so fast anymore, I can’t keep up with all of it. In an ideal world, there would be more equity in revenue sharing with the artists who actually make the music.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

Deep Purple – “Machine Head”; Alice Cooper’s – “Love it to Death”, “Killer”, and “Billion Dollar Babies”; Dead Boys – “Young, Loud, and Snotty”; and David Bowie – “The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars”.

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

I grew up with Vinyl in the 60’s and 70’s. In addition to the music itself, the art, liner notes, and extras in many LPs, bringing a new record home was an event and sometimes a party with friends.

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

I’d have to say one of our early gigs in 1981-82 in Harrisburg, PA, when at one point in a song, the entire crowd on the dance floor dropped and did the worm. Everybody wiggling on the floor just looked incredible! I wish we had video of that.

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

In addition of my full-time job, I’d be doing more art.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Assuming we can utilize a time machine, George Carlin, Ray Bradbury, Wendy O. Williams, Bruno Sammartino, and Alice Cooper!

What’s next for the band?

We are headed for the studio in a few weeks to record our next five-song EP entitled, “Living, Breathing Monstrosities”.

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

https://www.facebook.com/Scanner1979/
https://www.reverbnation.com/scanner
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPkPGl8HtNFdn5C6UHPtSXQ

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Cake!

 

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EMQ’s with SPREADING THE DISEASE

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EMQ’s with SPREADING THE DISEASE

Hi Everyone. Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with UK Metal band Spreading The Disease. Huge thanks to bassist Steve Saunders 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 Michael Caine… Sorry just kiddin’… I am Steve founder member of Spreading The Disease”. I am the bassist and main songwriter. I started the band late 2015 and by early 2016 we were already in studio and gigging. We never really stopped from then until now really, having gone through a number of musicians over these past few years all of whom have been great through their time in the band.

How did you come up with your band name?

I have always been a big fan of “Queensryche” and one of my favourite albums is “Operation Mindcrime”. Plus I’m also a big fan on the Mad Max saga, Book of Eli. Add that to my views of the World and you have a basis for an ethos and band name.

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

I am British, though I moved to Spain very early on with my family, so I practically grew up there and am more Spanish than English. The scene is different there. I formed my first band there and within a few months we were signed, had a hit single in the rock charts, toured major arenas, supported by Metal hammer and other magazines, radio etc.
I started out young and had to learn very quickly how to manage, book, promote and so on. My band were / are great people, we are still good friends. Their commitment was second to none and knew what had to be done and got on with it. We also had loads of laughs and many crazy rock n roll stories.

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

The band has just released a brand new EP called “MINDCELL” through “Rock Surgery Records” who have been great to the band. A couple of videos are forthcoming too to support the release. It has a dark deep feel about it, representing some very dark thoughts, emotions, illnesses that some of us suffer, often in silence sadly. It all ties in, the EP artwork, the music and the video!

Who have been your greatest influences?

I personally am influenced by many bands, but as an example, Black Sabbath, Rammstein, Metallica, Slipknot, Five Finger Death Punch, Disturbed and many more.

What first got you into music?

My Uncle John who sadly passed away this week. He handed me a very old record player which you had to place standing up, and about 6 old singles, one of them was ‘Old Shep’ by Elvis, and another was ‘Telstar’ by The Tornadoes, ‘My Ol Mans A Dustman’ by Lonnie Donegan and others. Then, I discovered Black Sabbath via a couple of older lads I knew in Spain. They were a cult in those days. After that I brought my first guitar, took it home, played it for 2 weeks or at least tried, then decided my rock n roll stardom was over. A good friend convinced me to try playing bass. So I have a couple of people to blame there. Sorry to everyone lol.

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

I love Slipknot, the anger, the brutality, honestly and in your face attitude.

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

Wow that’s tricky. There are many, but if I had to only choose one, probably “Rock in Rio”.

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

Haha…that would be telling and probably censored.

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

Without the fans, our “Little viruses”…this and any band would be nothing. They are who I do this for. I thank each and every one of them for supporting the band in so many ways, and they are amazing. As a band right now it is going through some changes so it could be a while before it is back on the scene in full capacity but raring to go and see all the fans again, I enjoy meeting everyone, talking to them, being friends with everyone.

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

I think, Chris Cornell, I loved his music; taken too soon and felt he had so much more to give. A real shame. Obviously there are many but his death struck me.

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

Ouch, this is a tricky one too. I will keep it simple as, I could write an essay on this one.
I love playing, writing, recording, networking, making friends and where possible helping as much as able in any way I can.
Sadly I think the music business has changed drastically from when I first started.
Today it has many flaws. The internet is a godsend and also a bad tool against us too.
As a whole, I have had the luck and pleasure of working with many amazing people from all sides and levels in the industry and most are amazing people who I have the utmost respect for. That said there are some that really should not be in the biz for various reasons, people who preach one thing and are very much the opposite, many who should know better. I shall leave it there.

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

Downloading/pirating and streaming music. Well I should say at least pay the musicians fairly so they can create a career as before out of music and allow the labels etc. to be able to earn enough again safely, so as to invest in bands and help support them toward a strong career together. Until this changes it is a very poor situation that has made this Industry almost just an expensive hobby and one that will unlikely see big rock bands anymore unless real change happens involving literally everyone.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

“Sabotage” – Black Sabbath.

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

I like Vinyl because it has a certain feel, sound and options regarding artwork etc. That said, I think CD’s are cool too for some of those reasons. Downloads etc would be fine providing, as I mentioned above, that the Industry sorts it so that Musicians can be paid fairly for their work.
Cassettes…Please no! I can remember spending hours trying to rewind the damn things or getting them out of stereos when tangled knowing your music is gonna be screwed when you manage to retrieve it.

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

I have toured arenas with my first band which was amazing, and have on occasions played some very memorable gigs, at least for me, the Marquee in London was one, the Cavern in Liverpool, Bloodstock, and being in a band called “The Self Titled” check em out, who I have the honour of saying were the only band to have played I think 5 times the Bulldog Bash main stage and great shows they were too, huge crowds, big thank you to the HA for looking after us so well each and every time. Of course STD has played some great gigs over these past four years.

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

When I was many years younger I played football semi-professionally for Lloret de Mar in Spain, a bunch of us got selected to do trials for Barcelona at the time. I managed to screw it up for various stupid reasons outside of the game. It’s one of my biggest regrets. I don’t think I would have become a musician if it had gone the other way.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Haha…well, I love things to get mad, crazy, hilarious and somewhat bizarre…so probably Ozzy Osbourne, Billy Connolly, Corey Taylor, Dave Allen, Chasey Lane and Grace Jones. What a mess that would be lol.

What’s next for the band?

Currently to promote the new EP etc, then I shall be taking a step back while I regroup the band with new musicians. Then into recording a new album which is already written and waiting for people to work on with me then back out there when ready with the support of hopefully the label, Management (Mr Darran Smith) and all the amazing press, radios, promoters, venue owners and specially the friends and fans of what we do. Meantime, I might also join a band as bassist for a while as it is going to take some time to replace the very talented people on many levels that made up this recent line-up of STD.

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

The usual ones I guess, Spotify, iTunes, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Soundcloud, and our label has distributed the band’s EP all over the World on dozens and dozens of platforms including China, Africa, USA and so on. You can find links to some of those media platforms on our website.
www.stdband.com

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Hah…well the word says otherwise, but I think I class them more of a biscuit.

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

I wish to thank Ever Metal for always supporting us, Heaps of Metal who have been amazing and the dozens and dozens of radios and airplay and press including some seriously amazing reviews that people have given our music which is so very very helpful in moving the band forward and dearly appreciated, to all those in this business who have given us the time of day, helped us, supported us and worked with the band. And last but of course not least, to everyone out there friends, fans, family etc., that STD consider one big family. Bless you all. SPREAD THE WORD, SPREAD THE DISEASE!

 

 

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EMQ’s with NOVACROW

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EMQ’s with NOVACROW

Hi Everyone. Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Ever Metal favourites, Liverpool based Hard Rock/Metal/Sleaze band Novacrow. Huge thanks to Vocalist/Guitarist Kitty Staunton for taking part!

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

I’m Kitty, I’m lead vocals and guitar for Novacrow. We have been making noise and shaking booty since 2013 and always strive to put on a show to make your genitals quiver.

How did you come up with your band name?

Our guitarist Jonyx was helping somebody else with finding a band name by trying out combining random words from the dictionary with animals. Luckily Novacrow just seemed perfect for us.

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

We’re based in England and the metal scene here is huge and diverse. We have some really awesome festivals here and a there is a massive variety of music lovers.

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

We released Criminal Mastermind EP late 2018, which has gone down a storm. Each of the tracks provide a different listening experience, with plenty of heavy riffs, funky choruses and vivid themes. We also released two coinciding videos, a wacky mobster caper and a B-movie werewolf extravaganza, so be sure to check them out!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2K8RJRhQm8I
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iW3wiXxKgZ8

Who have been your greatest influences?

A tonne to choose from, but some of my biggest personal influences have been Tairrie B of My Ruin, Joan Jett, Grog of Die So Fluid, Otep, Jack off Jill and Kittie. Discovering these awesome ferocious women when I was an early teen definitely encouraged me to get into music and aided my confidence in general.

What first got you into music?

My Dad has a great taste in music and has influenced me a lot. I particularly remember first hearing Nirvana and getting super excited. I can’t remember exactly what drew me to it, but I have always wanted to write songs.

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

Oh man, this is an impossible question as there are TONNES of choices. Potentially Trent Reznor, Devin Townsend or Bret Autrey.

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

We played Metal Days in Slovenia, which was absolutely awesome and we’d LOVE to go back. Alongside that, Graspop, Wacken or Download would be incredible.

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

I think we’d rather not say, in case it encourages them and they try and send us anything else hahaha!

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

Thank you for being so gloriously supportive and making all of the sleepless nights totally worth it!

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

Peter Steele, Type O Negative, without a doubt.

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

I love writing and performing more than I can put into words.Hard to think of anything I ‘hate’, but being in a band certainly takes a lot of work, patience and perseverance- which definitely isn’t for everyone!
Scratch that, no, lugging all the gear out at 5am after a gazillion hour car journey is the worst thing ever!

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

The fact that it’s almost impossible to make a living from it!
(Though I do love how pretty much anyone has the means of sharing their music across the world).

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

“Life is Killing Me” – Type O Negative

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

I like a mix of CDs, downloads and streaming. I’m a big fan of making playlists for every possible occasion. I’m one of those people that spends like 20 minutes “curating” a perfect soundtrack for a 10 minute walk.

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

We’ve been lucky to play so many awesome places, with some really amazing bands.
For me, our latest EP launch was seriously fun. We wanted an excuse to use all of the random props we have accumulated from filming the videos, so we came on dressed as mobsters, throwing money (with our faces on) to the audience. We had a werewolf roaming the crowd, tonnes of fake blood and loads of freebies to give out. We had a great time.

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

I used be a regular music reviewer, so maybe that. (I’d still be itching to be onstage though).

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Bob Ross’ ghost, Terry Crews, Benji Webbe, Cassandra Peterson and Tim Curry!
We would have skeleton butlers to wait on us and for entertainment we would have a dance mat competition.

What’s next for the band?

We’ve just been putting the finishing touches on a new single, which will be zooming very shortly into your ears! Keep your eyes peeled on our website and social media for more information.

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

www.novacrowofficial.com
www.facebook.com/novacrowofficial/
www.instagram.com/novacrowband
www.twitter.com/novacrowband
www.youtube.com/kittysynthetica

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

A cake in a cunning disguise.

 

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EMQ’s with FRONTBACK

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EMQ’s with FRONTBACK

Hi Everyone. Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Swedish Catchy Hard Rock band Frontback! Huge thanks to Vocalist/Rhythm Guitarist Anlo Front 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 Anlo Front and I’m the Lead Singer and Rhythm Guitarist in Frontback!
The band has released two albums “Born With A Secret” and “Heart Of A Lion”. We have been playing some of the biggest Festivals and Venues in Sweden and also been an opening act for bands such as Heat, Bullet & Status Quo.

How did you come up with your band name?

It’s from my last name “Front”.

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

Sweden, there are great festivals in this country but not so many rock club venues anymore.

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

The album “Heart Of A Lion” (2017).

Who have been your greatest influences?

We have a lot of different influences but for the Frontback sound it’s more like Foo Fighters, Royal Republic, Green Day.

What first got you into music?

My brother played in a band and I was shy so it was a great way to get a little bit cooler 😉

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

Dave Grohl from the Foo Fighters would be awesome!

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

Rock in Rio, a lot of people around the world travel to join the party!

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

Broken shoes!

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

Let’s play rock n roll!

If you could bring one 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?

To be able to play live, love to sing and to hang out with the fans!
The worst thing is that you’re always tired since it’s always late nights!

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

More venues to play at!

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

Foo Fighters – “Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace”

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

Vinyl!

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

Sweden Rock 2018

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

I would be a makeup artist!

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Dead or alive? I decide 😉
Dave Grohl, Freddie Mercury, Billie Joe Armstrong, Gwen Stefani and Joan Jett!

What’s next for the band?

We have recorded our 3rd album and will release it this fall, we are very excited about it!

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

https://m.facebook.com/frontbacksweden
https://www.instagram.com/frontbacksweden/
https://open.spotify.com/artist/4uuYNKIR4DjaMJCerKYcCD
http://frontback.se/
https://www.youtube.com/user/frontbacksweden

Thank you for your time!

Thank you!!

 

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EMQ’s with SILVERTONGUEDEVIL

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EMQ’s with SILVERTONGUEDEVIL

Hi Everyone. Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Dallas, Texas metallers Silvertonguedevil. 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?

Silvertonguedevil & Acoustic Devil. I am the singer. STD started in 2005, and is a metal band that blends old school heavy metal and extreme metal while infusing punk energy. We focus intensely on crafting memorable songs and creating an entertaining live spectacle with lights, fog, and weapons. AD is our acoustic metal side project that started in 2015, and the idea is to play our songs with just as much passion and intensity but on acoustic guitars, giving the songs a stripped down, more raw feel. Most of the time acoustic music is synonymous with toned down versions of songs, but we took the opposite track.

How did you come up with your band name?

Names are tough to come up with. It took several tries before landing on Silvertonguedevil, but in the end we liked it because it sounded cool and we couldn’t find anyone else that had used it. Plus, it does tie thematically into the songwriting, as a silver tongued devil is an exceptional liar and con man.

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

We are from Dallas, TX, in the US. We are fortunate in that we have two cities (Dallas & Ft Worth) that form a sprawling metroplex that contains a healthy scene for punk and metal. Right now we have a surplus of great bands, and it is one of the hotspots in the US for touring bands to stop.

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

We are in the process of releasing album number four for us, which will come out this fall. It is to be called “PAX SATANICA”, and it will have songs both from Silvertonguedevil & Acoustic Devil. Our previous albums include “SECRET DEMONS” (2009), “PORNOGRAPHIC SCRIPTURE” (2012), and “ORTHODOX HERESY” (2015). Our current single from the upcoming album and all of our previous albums are available on all major streaming and download services.

Who have been your greatest influences?

There are many, but the main ones are BLACK SABBATH, SLAYER, KATAKLYSM, IMMORTAL, and DEAD KENNEDYS. But we love and admire many various bands across the heavy spectrum.

What first got you into music?

My earliest memories are of being exposed to and loving music. For me it’s just an innate thing. I grew up in a household were I was exposed to classical music at a very young age, and from there I branched off into heavier pursuits. To this day my main musical interests are classical and metal, though I do love certain movie soundtracks as well.

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

That’s a tough one to answer, but the pinnacle would be to do something with Tony Iommi. But working with any musician or band that we admire would be a huge honour.

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

Wacken Open Air is the goal we’ve set for ourselves, as it is world renowned for being the ultimate metal festival. And there are many others that we’d love to be a part of, such as Hellfest, Graspop, Summer Breeze, and Exit Festival, as well as major festivals in the States like Maryland Deathfest and Aftershock. Playing the 70000 Tons of Metal cruise would be an absolute blast.

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

Probably the best gift I received was the metal staff I use at all of our live shows. Two good friends of mine crafted it themselves, cutting the metal pieces and creating a true artwork that our fans all recognize. And because of that we’ve had other fans gift us weapons like daggers and knives. By now we have quite the collection.

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

For us the music is the message, we’re not into preaching a message of any kind. We sincerely hope people enjoy and get something out of our songs.

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

Zombie Jim Morrison would be interesting to meet, same with undead Jimmy Hendrix.

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

The music and band comradery are the best parts of being in a band. It’s a real pleasure to have a shared goal and pursue it with musicians you respect and enjoy, and we have lots of fun getting out and meeting new people. But the reality is that this takes a lot of endurance and will power. It’s a huge investment of time and money, and sadly the world of music is not a profitable one for heavy bands at this moment in time. But we love what we do despite the hardships.

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

Pop. It should be eradicated.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

Black Sabbath – “Black Sabbath”, easy, it’s a masterpiece.

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

They all serve a purpose, but it’s hard to beat vinyl.

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

We don’t have just one that is a pinnacle above all others, but we’re lucky in that we’ve played several wonderful shows. Our album release shows are always a highlight because we’re surrounded by our friends and fans.

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

I am also a writer and spend what free time I have away from the band writing fiction. I also love photography, videography, and editing, so I’d be doing more of all of those if I wasn’t doing music.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Besides my wife and closest friends? Alive or dead? I don’t really know how to answer that, so I’ll just go off the top of my head. It’d be fun to have a cross section of people I admire, so it’d be a fun time hanging with Alice Cooper, Clive Barker, Dario Argento, Ennio Morricone, and Stephen King.

What’s next for the band?

Album release, new videos, and more shows in places we’ve never played before. Onwards and upwards.

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

All of them. We blast our music out in as many formats as possible.
https://www.facebook.com/silvertonguedevil666/
https://twitter.com/TheOneTrueDevil
https://open.spotify.com/artist/1d7QrUGyt6c3kAEH3lkY0O

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

I have no idea what those are ha, ha.

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

Many thanks for helping us spread our music. Please let all your friends and enemies know about us!

 

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EMQ’s with Days Of Jupiter

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EMQ’s with Days Of Jupiter

Hi Everyone. Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Swedish Modern Hard Rock band Days Of Jupiter. 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?

Magnus is my name and I´m the drummer for Days Of Jupiter.
The band was formed in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden in 2010. The band had existed before with other members and another name but it was when Magnus Larsson (drums) and Janne Karlsson (bass) joined that the band wanted to make a go for it in the music industry.
The former members quit the band due to the fact that they couldn`t put in the time that was necessary for the bands vision. So in January 2010 the band regrouped and was named Days Of Jupiter.

How did you come up with your band name?

We wanted a name for the band that was quite unique so that the name didn´t sound familiar or like another bands name.
We like that the name Jupiter is a planet, but also the Roman God. Jupiter was the god of all gods, so that is cool.

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

We´re from Sweden. The metal scene here in Sweden is good. There are a lot of bands, good venues and festivals dedicated to metal, so no complaint on that subject.

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

We released our fourth album “Panoptical” on the 26th of October 2018. Be sure to check it out!

Who have been your greatest influences?

We are influenced by both Modern Metal from the US as well as classical Heavy Metal/Hard Rock from Europe, if you would mould those together then you get Days Of Jupiter. The members in the band listen to everything from Death Metal to AOR, and we always write songs that come from our hearts and sound good. We don’t think in terms that the songs must sound a certain way.

What first got you into music?

For me it was the drums itself. In my world as a young teenager the coolest instrument was the drums so for me it was kind of a no brainer… ‘I WILL play the drums’. One early influence was Randy Castillo who played with Ozzy back in the day.

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

Hard to say. There is a ton of skilled musicians out there. We have to see what the future brings.

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

Wacken Open Air in Germany is a dream to play at. It´s like the mother of all metal festivals. An important and great festival with a lot of visitors, we would love to play there.

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

Haha, we got a video from Russia with a guy who was singing our song ‘Last One Alive’ but he had translated the lyrics to Russian. That was a lot of fun, hearing one of our songs in another language.

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

A cliché, but… We hope to meet you on tour someday.

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

I would say Dio; he seemed to be a nice man with his heart in the right place and one of the greatest vocalists of all time.

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

I enjoy the craftsmanship that goes into being a musician, to master your instrument, write great songs and to spread the music to all great people out there. Music is something we all relate to and have a connection to whether you´re happy, sad or what mood you´re in at the moment. I don’t hate anything with being a musician, but sometimes the wait and travel is pretty dull.

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

It would nice if the industry as a whole would take some risks sometimes. Sign a new band for a change and let the not so experienced play at the good venues and festivals. Money talks, I know, but it would be nice to see a younger band get the chance in the industry.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

Mine would be “Abigail” by King Diamond and “Master of the Rings” by Helloween.

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

Personally I love vinyl! I think that it has the right feel, bigger album cover and better sound. However, the digital way is so much easier. You can play almost any song by just a quick tap with your fingers and you can find so much good music.

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

We have played Sweden Rock Festival and that was nice, but the gig we remember the most is at a small venue in Maasmechelen, Belgium. No expectations at all, but man what a night. Great gig and an even greater audience that we partied with afterwards. Super nice people.

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

Don’t know…Can´t picture my life without it.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

My bandmates for sure, and Will Ferrell! He is so funny. It would be an awesome dinner party with him as Ron Burgundy.

What’s next for the band?

On 10th of June we open for Disturbed in Tallin, Estonia and play some more gigs during the summer. Hopefully a tour in Germany later this year and we are writing new material for our fifth album as well.

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

www.facebook.com/daysofjupiterofficial

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Jaffa Cakes?! Never heard of them, but I like biscuits so it has to be one…!

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

Thank you for supporting us, keep up the good work.

 

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