EMQ’s with THE LOWS

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EMQ’s with THE LOWS

Hi Everyone. Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Detroit, Michigan based Supersonic Groove Rock band The Lows! Huge thanks to Vocalist Angelo Coppola 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 Angelo Coppola. I’m the primary songwriter and lead singer of The Lows. The Lows actually started as a solo project when after the break-up of a recent band, I decided to forge ahead into the studio with a slew of songs I had written. On the first EP, I wrote all the songs, played all the drums, sang all vocals, and played rhythm guitar. I needed someone to provide some killer bass tracks so I recruited phenomenal Detroit bassist Wolf, and from those early demo recordings, convinced two amazing guitarists Nick Behnan and Brandon McNall to join. Hard hitting drummer Duane Hewins was brought aboard on drums because I wanted to front this band rather than be the drummer/lead singer like I’d done in the past.

How did you come up with your band name?

The name The Lows came about when I decided I wanted to release the first EP with a band name instead of a solo artist name even though I had done all the songwriting and the majority of the recording. I really wanted a band name to get out and play the songs live. The Lows actually came as a derivative of my first name Ange-lo. I had a few friends that called me Lo. That led to the name The Lows.

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

We’re from the U.S., specifically from Detroit, Michigan. There’s a rich history of music in Detroit and a ton of great talent. You can go see a great musical performance of any genre on any given night and that includes rock & metal.

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

We released a new single ‘Love Xtinction’ about two weeks ago and it’s received incredible response so far. Plans are in the works for a music video for it.

Who have been your greatest influences?

We have a huge variety of artists that influence and inspire us. Everyone in the band is truly a student of the game. I have a particular love for 90’s era grunge bands like Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Nirvana, STP & Alice In Chains. I think that comes out a bit in our sound.

What first got you into music?

My dad is a musician so we’ve always had all kinds of musical instruments around the house. He used to sit me up on the drums when I was two or three years old and encourage me to play along to music. So it’s been a part of my life ever since I can remember.

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

Would love to collaborate with Dave Grohl! Love his energy and creative drive. Constantly creating! He’s got a great knowledge of the history of pop and rock music, is an experienced filmmaker, and knows about production and the recording process. Extremely well rounded guy!

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

Probably because our brand of rock would fit so well, I’d say Rock On The Range which is now called Sonic Temple here in the U.S.

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

Not so much a weird gift, but a wonderful couple that follows and supports us wherever we go brought each of us our own personalized sweat towels embroidered with the band logo and our individual names. They know we put it all out there on stage and we sweat a lot! It was such a kind gesture and we were so grateful.

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

My message would be to thank them for their love and support. If someone is willing to spend their time & money on us, that’s the greatest compliment we could receive. Without them there is no us.

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

I would love to hear all the great music that Kurt Cobain could’ve brought us, but the one that really gets to me is Chris Cornell. I have serious regrets not having seen him perform in Detroit on that fateful night.

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

Two things I enjoy the most are creating and performing. There’s something about coming up with a song idea in your head and seeing it through to a full-fledged song release. Performing is so rewarding because you get to meet and connect to people with the music being the main force that brings you together.
The one thing that I hate is you spend hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars to get your song to sound the best it can possibly be and most people will listen to it, at least the first time, on a crappy little phone speaker.

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

Even though I myself subscribe to a music streaming service, I feel subscription fees should be higher in order to give a more fair compensation to artists and songwriters. I mean 1 million streams might make you enough money to pay your cell phone bill for one month. That’s just not right.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

One of my all-time favourite albums is “Binaural” by Pearl Jam. I love it because the whole album gives off such a unique vibe and every single song on the album is great for its own different reasons. It’s also a more underrated album of theirs because it didn’t get mainstream attention, but it definitely should’ve.

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

I love listening to CD’s or vinyl at home. I do stream a lot too though because I’m always on the go. All in all I’d say CD’s are still the very best quality audio experience.

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

That’s tough because we’ve had some great ones but probably opening for Candlebox at a sold out Fillmore, Detroit earlier this year. Such a great venue and the audience was electric.

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

Maybe something to do with video game development because I enjoy them in my free time! Or maybe a sports commentator because I love talking about sports.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Dave Grohl, Jack Black, Billy Corgan, Steve Carell, and Page Hamilton!

What’s next for the band?

We just released a brand new single ‘Love Xtinction’ available on all streaming services. Plans are being made to do a music video for the new single as well. This month we have some awesome festival shows lined up all around Michigan with The Verve Pipe, and Sponge. We also plan on releasing another single late summer and booking some shows branching out regionally throughout the Midwest U.S.

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

Our website can get you to all our social media and streaming services:
www.keepitonthelows.com
Other popular places you can find us:
www.facebook.com/keepitonthelows
www.twitter.com/thelowsmusic
www.instagram.com/keepitonthelows

Jaffa Cakes! Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Thankful for Google right now! Haha! Had to look them up! Unfortunately I’ve never had one, but they look like a flattened cupcake to me so I’m going with cake.

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

Thanks for taking interest in what we’re doing! We feel very fortunate to be doing something we love and we appreciate people like you trying to help get our art recognized.

 

 

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EMQ’s with THEM FIXES

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EMQ’s with THEM FIXES

Hi Everyone. Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Nashville, TN based Groove/Stoner/Hard Rock band Them Fixes! 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 Dustin Rye and I play guitar/bass and sing. Shawn Jones is the drummer/percussionist.
We’ve been playing in bands since we met in High School and then Shawn decided to move back to Ohio where most of his family is from. He then decided to come back to Tennessee and we reconnected along with some mutual friends and then I asked him to come be a part of a band I was forming at the time called The Clover Club. After about 4 years that project came to a close and we decided to do something new and fresh. I was super inspired by 2 piece bands like Royal Blood and Death from Above and I convinced Shawn to give it a shot. Of course put my own spin on the concept and decided to go with a Fender Bass VI as a weapon of choice among other things. Our first day of practice, after I had gathered the proper equipment and tuned up, we wrote our first single we released called ‘Fangs’. Everything else is playing out!

How did you come up with your band name?

It took about 2 months for us to finally land on a band name haha. In our last project The Clover Club we had a song that we favored titled ‘Fixes’ and as we were sitting in the jam room Shawn made the suggestion that instead of using “The” in a band name we should do like Them Crooked Vultures and use “Them”. Thus Them Fixes was born.

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

Nashville, TN in the United States! It’s pretty rad but most of the best stuff in my opinion is in the underground scene. There’s a TON of amazing bands making rad music. You just have to be willing to turn over the rocks to find them due to the industry being the way it is and oversaturation.

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

Our Debut EP “Electric Prophetic” just released! You can listen to it at;
https://themfixes.bandcamp.com/

Who have been your greatest influences?

Royal Blood, Red Fang, Crobot, Queens of the Stone Age, Clutch and KISS to name a few!

What first got you into music?

Just picking up an instrument when I was young! I knew music was a part of who I am and what I wanted to do.

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

Oh man, Probably Neil Fallon / Clutch or Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age.

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

‘Bonnaroo’ for sure! It’s a huge festival in our Home state! All the greats have played and a ton of up and coming bands play there when they are first breaking out!

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

So far nothing super weird but one of our fans/family gave us a drum head in a pizza box at our EP release show that had a very kind and encouraging message on it. It now resides on the wall in our jam room.

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

That we appreciate them GREATLY and we couldn’t do what we do without them and Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

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

Jimi Hendrix!

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

Playing Shows and meeting people and other Musicians! Writers Block. There is nothing more infuriating than getting a good riff going just to be stopped dead in your tracks and not know where to take it.

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

Hmm…For artists to get a fair shake in the market and be more able to make a living with their art¬

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

Clutch – “Psychic Warfare”!

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

All the Above but we are partial to spinning wax ourselves!

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

Our EP Release shows we had for sure. We played in Nashville and then in Huntsville, AL the next night. They were great shows regardless of the storm that decided to follow us.

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

No clue, probably working in IT or Teaching.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Josh Homme, Dave Grohl, Mike Kerr, Dan Auerback, Jack White.

What’s next for the band?

Shows, Shows, Shows! We also will be releasing another song by the end of the year before we break ground on EP#2

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

https://themfixes.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/themfixes
https://twitter.com/ThemFixes
https://www.instagram.com/themfixes/

Jaffa Cakes! Are they a cake or a biscuit?

We’ve never had a Jaffa Cake but from what i can tell from a google search it appears that they are…delicious!

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

We appreciate you interviewing the band and digging what we do! I’d like to just say if you’re reading this….send us Jaffa Cakes!

 

 

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The Electric Mud – Burn the Ships

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The Electric Mud – Burn the Ships
Self-Released
Release Date: 23/08/2019
Running Time: 38:00
Review by: Alun Jones
8/10

Let’s get the important stuff covered off first. For any of you who thought this band were something to do with that lot from the Seventies who sang ‘Tiger Feet’, you’re wrong. The Electric Mud have very little in common with their Glam Rock similar-namesakes. Of course, a professional such as myself would never make a mistake like that.

The Electric Mud hail from Fort Myers, Florida – and specialise in making a steaming hot gumbo of stoner rock and dense, swampy blues.

“Burn the Ships” is The Electric Mud’s second album. Through the course of seven songs, the listener travels from the sweltering everglades through time and space – as vintage sounds melt with modern.

Opening track ‘Call The Judge’ oozes an irresistible Southern rock ’n’ roll groove, starting proceedings with a triumphant swagger. Grab a beer and a whiskey chaser, you know it’s going to be a lively night in the Roadhouse.

The Electric Mud show their stoner credentials on tracks like ‘Priestess’, which melds inventive riffs with pace and dynamics. ‘Good Monster’ weaves funky, head bobbing grooves and ‘Reptile’ lunges out of the depths, attacking like a gator whose mother’s been made into a pair of shoes.

There’s some stunning musicianship on display here; the guitars of Constantine Grim and Pete Kolter are crunchy yet nimble when required. Tommy Scott’s bass rumbles and glides perfectly. Pierson Whicker’s drums can smash and bang yet can be refined when necessary. Kolter’s voice, smoky yet soulful, is an addictive asset in itself.

Songs range from rocking brawlers to heartfelt blues with awesome proficiency. ‘Black Wool’ and ‘Terrestrial Birds’ showcase these slower moments really well, allowing the music to breathe and worm its way under your skin.

The variety of sound – together with the confident delivery and clever song writing – is what makes “Burn the Ships” engaging and successful. In the best tradition of stoner rock, The Electric Mud can combine old and new, fast and smooth, dirty and graceful. Their Southern charm, marinated in the blues, give this band their unique identity.
Although it feels maybe one song too short, “Burn the Ships” is full of character and demands repeat listens.

By the way, I used to see quite a bit of Mud – and lots of other glam rock bands – in the early seventies. Mud used to take a paddling pool everywhere with them, to do some backstage mud wrestling. Hence the name, you see? Though it never worked! Not once did they persuade lovely dance troupe Pan’s People to get involved, or Suzi Quattro. It usually just ended with the band in the mud bath, drunk on Babycham and fighting with Slade.

TRACKLISTING:
01. Call The Judge
02. Priestess
03. Good Monster
04. Reptile
05. Black Wool
06. Stone Hands
07. Terrestrial Birds

LINKS:
http://theelectricmud.com/
https://www.facebook.com/TheElectricMud/

https://www.instagram.com/theelectricmud/
https://theelectricmud1.bandcamp.com/album/burn-the-ships
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBs_Uu6yNKF1jFHI4rDSm_A

 

The Electric Mud

 

 

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EMQ’s with DARK SERENITY

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EMQ’s with DARK SERENITY

Hi Everyone. Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Michigan based Hard Rock band Dark Serenity! 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 Dark Serenity. Kate Emrich is on guitar and vocals, Zachary Barnes is on bass, and Michael Bergamo is on drums. We met back in high school and started writing in Kate’s house’s basement after class. The project grew and we started gigging shortly after.

How did you come up with your band name?

The name Dark Serenity means “the driving force for life is death”, so one can find motivation and purpose from having a limited lifespan.

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

America, There are lots of different types of metal throughout the country and every big city has its own new style of metal that is in its live scene. We see more Metalcore in general in Michigan, however, than any other genre, so we are certainly outnumbered in that sense.

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

Our latest release has been our debut album “Memento Mori”. We are currently working on our second album.

Who have been your greatest influences?

For Kate, Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath has been her primary influence. For Mike, Dave Grohl was his initial and biggest influence. For Zach, Geddy Lee of Rush!

What first got you into music?

Each one of us heard a lot of the music that inspired us growing up from our families playing it around us. Then as we got older we explored like bands in the genres we had grown up with, and expanded our own tastes.

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

Our buds out in L.A., Void Vator! Wonderful guys with a stellar sound and energy.

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

We would make our own festival in the Roman coliseum. It would be one of the biggest shows ever, and a fantastic venue.

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

We have yet to receive a weird gift from a fan, but we have received some great ones. Recently we had a fan give Kate a guitar after a show, it was pretty heartfelt.

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

Do what you love and don’t look back.

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

Jim Morrison, because he would have kept on pushing boundaries musically! We think it would have been interesting to see where else he went.

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

We love the enjoyment of playing live shows and recording the most. It’s a great feeling to do both of those things because they validate our intense efforts. One thing that we hate is that people don’t take bands seriously. People love to simultaneously indulge in the arts and shun the people that create them.

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

Change the royalty system. Musicians are working harder than ever with less return than ever and it needs to be fixed.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

Stevie Ray Vaughn’s “Texas Flood”.

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

Vinyl is by far the best audio quality and is timeless. It’s wonderful to have music in a tangible form so that you can value it more.

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

Playing with the Iron Maidens in Detroit! The venue was practically beyond capacity and the energy was incredible.

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

We would be better musicians.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

We’re going for eccentrics. Hunter S. Thompson, Joe Rogan, Joey Diaz, John Lennon, and Lemmy would all make for an eventful occasion.

What’s next for the band?

Finish up our first tour, go home and finish writing our next album so we can move on to the recording process.

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

https://www.facebook.com/darkserenityband/
https://www.instagram.com/darkserenityband/?hl=en
https://open.spotify.com/artist/5XmDp9liund2Hd0TUC27bP
https://www.darkserenityofficial.com/

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

They are dipped Biscuits it looks like.

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

Thanks for having us! Please follow our social media to keep up on new developments.

 

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EMQ’s with OLE ENGLISH

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EMQ’s with OLE ENGLISH

Hi Everyone. Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Lafayette, Louisiana based Warlock/Stoner Rock band Ole English! 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?

Our band name is Ole English, we are a warlock/stoner rock outfit from Lafayette, Louisiana. It started out by about 3/4 of the band having been in bands that had ceased. Two of us got together and started jamming and figuring out where this project was going to go and when we met our bass player and then soon after drummer it was seemingly an already well-oiled machine! We were ready. And we want(ed) it!

How did you come up with your band name?

We were at a bar and started trailing on about Olde English 40oz and decided to knock of the d and go with Ole English in an almost alcoholic-ode to how many 3/4’s of the band have survived on.

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

We are from the United States of America where the metal scene is steadily growing at a rapid rate. Particularly in the ecosystem we play in, with so many of these sub genres it’s just attracting that many more listeners.

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

Our latest release is the single ‘Paladin’ off of our upcoming self-titled EP, which can be found on our bandcamp and other streaming platforms on August 23rd.

Who have been your greatest influences?

Black Sabbath, the Melvins, Yob, The Sword.

What first got you into music?

AC/DC man!

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

Refer to question 5.

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

Pretty much most festivals in Europe!

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

Some plastic doll with the eyes carved out and she handed it to me and said “this is for you”!

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

Your dad thinks we fucking rule!

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

Biggie Smalls!

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

Hitting the right note and lifting your gear!

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

Just let me pay the bills man!

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

The Sword – “Age Of Winters”.

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

Vinyl baby!

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

We played a gig at Kickbutt cafe for 420 in August fest this year and we were cramped up on this tee tiny stage but it was the by far the funnest show we’ve done simply because it felt so “in the basement” I guess you could say!

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

Trying to figure out how to become a musician again!

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Trailer Park Boys cast!

What’s next for the band?

Getting this album out on the 23rd and get some road shows under our belt. Sniff around some festivals and just keep our ear to the ground as we record new material and pump out that merch for that cream (get the money).

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

We use bandcamp and we have a Facebook/Instagram handle under our name. Currently creating a website!
https://oleenglish.bandcamp.com/releases
https://www.facebook.com/yeoleenglish/
https://www.instagram.com/yeoleenglish/

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

I don’t know what that is, but as the name implies, it’s a cake.

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

Our single ‘Paladin’ is out now on streaming platforms and can be found on our bandcamp as well as a presale for the record coming out on August 23rd!

 

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EMQ’s with ATOMIC KAVEMEN

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EMQ’s with ATOMIC KAVEMEN

Hi Everyone. Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with California based Hard Rock/Punk/Metal band Atomic Kavemen! Huge thanks to drummer James Kilpatrick 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 James and I am the drummer and producer of Atomic Kavemen. All of the members in this band are friends of mine; Morey (vocals) from 25 + years ago, Todd (bass) 10 years ago and our newest member Dustin (guitar) from 8-ish years ago…Morey reached out and found me on Facebook through an old band that I was in called Muk. I hadn’t seen Morey in probably 25 years. He was a good friend but somehow we lost contact. Don’t ask me what we did together cuz I don’t remember. I just remember he was a great guy and I always wondered what happened to him. I had some tracks that I had recorded with George (our previous guitar player) and asked if Morey would be interested in working on them and he said yes. That’s how the band started.

How did you come up with your band name?

I came up with the name Atomic Kavemen. We’re a bunch of old rockers so the name just kind of evolved from that. Our newest member Dustin is our youngest member I call him Kave Kid.

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

We’re from California in the USA. The metal scene is somewhat underground here but I feel it’s making a comeback. Although we border between rock, metal and punk and other genres, we consider ourselves unique by today’s standards.

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

Our latest EP release is called “Everyone Loves a Dead Man”. We also have a self-titled EP that’s still relatively new.

Who have been your greatest influences?

I have been accused of being an arena rock junkie. Outside of that I do like old-school R&B and a lot of the old 70’s rock bands. I would say 90’s rock bands were pretty cool too – like Soundgarden and Alice in Chains.

What first got you into music?

I guess my brother was the one who got me started in listening to rock and roll and heavy metal starting with Black Sabbath. From there I ventured on to other hard rock and metal bands.

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

I’m just not really star-struck by anybody that’s coming out these days with screamo and other oversaturated music scenes. But it would be pretty cool to hang out with guys like Dave Grohl and other like talents but it seems that some of my favourites have taken their lives. So I won’t be getting a chance to meet them until much later, I hope.

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

I’d like to play at Oz Fest. Is that still happening?

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

I think it would be the fact that they showed up to our gig.

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

I’d like to tell our fans and potential fans to just keep spreading the word and enjoy our music. I hope you appreciate my recording and producing efforts from Fearfield Studio.

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

It would definitely be Chris Cornell. He was an amazing talent and his life was cut short way too soon for a guy that seemed to be still on top of the world and his game..!

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

I enjoy being a musician because I love making music and hearing my creation and being a part of working with friends. I like being in a band however it can become very stressful and you can lose focus very easily on why you’re actually a musician to begin with. It’s about you being an artist and the medium that you create with. When I was young in to music it was all about being famous. Today, it’s about just doing what I love and not caring about what is going to happen as a result of what I do.

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

I guess I don’t like the pressure that the industry puts on artist. It’s tough to try to keep up to the flow of things these days and the internet and the consumption of music seems to be disposed of rather quickly. Also no time to enjoy your efforts before it’s time to move on to the next song, things are moving really fast and for an old guy like myself it’s hard to keep up.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

There are just so many great albums that I grew up with hearing stuff to pick one out. When it’s jumping out of me would be Queensryche’s Operation Mindcrime.

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

I prefer CD’s but there are very few places to get them locally these days.

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

Our best gig that we played was at the Sacramento Convention Center. We have video of that on our Facebook page.

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

I guess if I wasn’t a musician I think that I would be just a slave to society. My escape from the mundane things in life is music. I try to get my 9 year old daughter interested in rock and roll but it’s real tough with the bullshit pop stuff that’s on the internet. How does she like that stuff?

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

I’d like to invite Tim Brown from the Raiders, Bill Romanowski from the Raiders, Jerry Rice from the San Francisco 49ers and Raiders, and the President of the United States.

What’s next for the band?

We’re just going to keep on rocking and writing and good music and remain friends above all…

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

https://atomickavemen.bandcamp.com/
https://www.instagram.com/atomickavemen/
https://www.facebook.com/atomickavemen
https://twitter.com/atomickavemen

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

What the hell is a Jaffa Cake? Sounds like a rock band.

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

I’d just like to add to any of our fans and potential fans to please enjoy our music, reach out to us and tell your friends about us – we love to hear feedback! If you want some free stickers reach out to us on social media, or just come to our shows if you’re near the SF Bay Area!

 

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EMQ’s with UNVEIL THE STRENGTH

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EMQ’s with UNVEIL THE STRENGTH

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

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

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

How did you come up with your band name?

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

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

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

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

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

Who have been your greatest influences?

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

What first got you into music?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

Opeth – “Ghost Reveries”

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

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

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

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

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

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

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

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

What’s next for the band?

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

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

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

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

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

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

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

 

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EMQ’s with HELL & HOLLAR

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Hi Everyone. Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with South Florida Stoner Rock band Hell & Hollar! Huge thanks to vocalist/guitarist Blake Burns 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 Blake and I am the lead singer and guitarist in H&H. I started H&H with my good friend Jean about 6 years ago. I met our bass player Johnny when I was buying a pedal at Guitar Center and we exchanged numbers and he came to check out what we were doing. We played shows for about a year just the 3 of us. Then Jean had to move for a job. Johnny and I pressed on and asked our friend Nate to play drums with us. He fit the band perfectly. After we went to Nashville to record the EP together, we wanted to add a second guitar player to thicken it up and someone to share the leads. So we brought in our good friend Ian Pattison and he has been a wonderful addition. Now we have a video out and our Why The Hell Not Summer Tour coming up.

How did you come up with your band name?

My friend Jean heard it in a Hank III song and it just stuck.

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

We are in the United States. It really depends on the city you live in, in the US. The scene is huge in some places and smaller in others. Where we are based in South Florida there is a tight knit scene. But most of the venues here jump on the cover acts because it is so tourist based here and they just want their fruity drink by the water with someone playing acoustic cover for the most part. Oh and reggae is huge here too. So for us we try to get out and play out of town.

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

Well our EP “442” has been out for a bit now and we just released the video for the single ‘Showdown’ which is getting a great response.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNufD54DNJw

Who have been your greatest influences?

QOTSA, Clutch, Frank Black and The Catholics, Iggy Pop.

What first got you into music?

I have been into music ever since I can remember. I have been playing guitar since I was about 10 or so.

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

Joshua Homme

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

Wow that’s a tough one because there are so many amazing ones, but probably Glastonbury. It’s so big and so many people.

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

Honestly, I don’t believe I have ever been given a gift from a fan.

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

Thank you so much for listening and we hope to keep your interest peaked for a long time to come!

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

That’s another tough one. There are so many I would want to bring back. I guess I will say Dimebag Darrell. He didn’t deserve what happened to him. Not that anyone does. But that was so tragic.

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

I love all of it. I love the family we have put together as a band. I love writing and recording as well as performing. It’s all great. I really don’t think there is anything I hate, maybe the unfairness with the streaming world. That’s probably the one thing I hate. Too many musicians don’t get paid enough.

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

How much money goes to the artist! Oh and the 360 deal needs to up and disappear. That’s just not right.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

Another tough one! Maybe “Dog In The Sand” by Frank Black and The Catholics.

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

Vinyl. There is just something about a great record played through a nice table and system.

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

Probably playing Sun Fest in Palm Beach Florida! But we are about to hit the road soon. So who knows? That might be replaced soon.

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

I don’t know. I have tried other things and this is the only thing that has every really clicked for me I guess.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

My mother, father, band mates! I believe that makes 5. But yeah, quality time with those close to you is important.

What’s next for the band?

We are about to hit the road for our ‘Why The Hell Not’ Summer Tour soon. We will be in Johnson City TN at The Hideaway June 26th, Milwaukee WI at Summerfest June 28th, The Depot Brewery in Fairfield IA on June 29th, The Pour House in Raleigh NC on July 2nd, Mountain Freedom Festival in Andrews NC July 3rd, Smith’s Olde Bar in Atlanta GA July 4th and Mathews Brewing Company in Lake Worth FL on August 30th. We also have some stuff in the works that we can’t announce just yet. But we are also continuing work on a new record to be released sometime next year.

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

www.hellandhollar.com
www.facebook.com/HellAndHollar/
www.instagram.com/hellandhollar/
https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/hell-hollar/1403195157
https://open.spotify.com/artist/0u0Pb5Z342rJA8MGepMlu6

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

I honestly have never had one. From the looks of this debate I think I will stay out of this one. Hahahaha!

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

Thank you for having me and featuring Hell & Hollar. We look forward to the next one. Cheers!

 

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EMQ’s with WILD PLANES

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EMQ’s with WILD PLANES

Hi Everyone. Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with New York City based Rock ‘N’ Roll band Wild Planes! Huge thanks to drummer Andre Jevnik for taking part!

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

Hey what’s up y’all! My name is Andre Jevnik and I play drums in the wildest band around, Wild Planes. Kris Carmello is the lead singer/guitarist and James Hoag is the Bass man in the band.

The band was founded by Kris and myself a long while ago in community college. It took us some time to find the right members and get things off the ground. We started to get some bigger shows in the New York area which then really got us in gear to find the right mix of members. After some auditioning, we found Jimmy. Well, Jimmy actually found me (Andre) about a year prior to us looking for members. Long story short, luckily we knew Jimmy but hadn’t spoken in a year. There was instant chemistry once we started to perform and write music.

How did you come up with your band name?

So, the name….we had another name similar to what we have now. At the time, we were changing it and had some Facebook likes that we didn’t want to use. Of course Facebook doesn’t make it easy to make changes, the only way we can keep the page and change our name is if we have a near name to the already existing band name. This sounds super confusing, but it’s the way it is.

While we were figuring this out, my mother came up with “Wild Planes” and we ran with it

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

We are from New York, New York in United States Of America! Depending on the state you’re in, the music scene is rich with talent or super flooded like any other scene. The New York scene is pretty cool, lots of indie rock, indie pop and so on. Our neighbouring state New Jersey has a lot of rock/metal in the areas. We play all over and our music fits with Alt Rock, Indie Rock plus Hard Rock. We prefer to travel though and get our feet wet in other cities/states because we get to see what’s out there.

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

Our latest release is a 5 song EP called “Singin ‘N’ Slingin”. This is our best piece of work we have released thus far. The boys and I truly feel it has the most eclectic influences inside the writing of the songs. We are big fans of all the great bands, Aerosmith, AC/DC, Grand Funk Railroad, Black Sabbath etc: and we feel that we really did mix all of them up to make it our own. All in all, we wrote music that we want to hear. This EP pumps us up before shows, going out on the town, even just getting the day started. It’s pretty awesome when you can listen to your own music and be like…”wow, I can’t believe this is us!”

Who have been your greatest influences?

We love all the great rock bands that put a good stank in the air. Like I was saying before, AC/DC, Aerosmith, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin are what we listen to day in and day out. Of course there are so many bands/artists we love and to name em all would take up this entire article. For us though, groovin, cool rock n roll never fails.

What first got you into music?

For each of us it’s different, it was girls, being cool etc: but I can speak for all of us…I think. It’s that first time you get a crowd of people to cheer for you, whether it be a solo at school or kids in your class thinking your awesome banging on the desks. When people look at you and are like “woah” it makes you want to pursue it even more. Once you get that taste of rock n roll, you want it all the time, there’s no going back.

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

Jeez, this one is tough. As of now, while they are alive… AC/DC. If we could rock a song with those dudes, wow that would be amazing!

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

Rock In Rio, hands down! The people are there for one thing, ROCK N F*&$#@! ROLL!!

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

To my knowledge, we haven’t really gotten any weird things. A lot of our friends and fans actually got us cool stuff like custom made flasks and stuff for our tour van. I will say, we have had some weird experiences on the road. Homeless people partying with us in our van, being stranded in a city with a dead phone cause you don’t remember where the hotel is, closing out strip joints till 6am in the morning etc. etc: So many wild things have happened, all we can do is smile.

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

Have a good time all the time! We live one life people, one life. Everyone has their problems and issues but we can also have our fun too and live a little. Try to enjoy each day as it comes and motivate yourself to live stress free.

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

This one is a dooozy, BON SCOTT of AC/DC, damn what we would do to pick his brain about music and life. RIP Brotha!

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

The best thing about being a musician is bringing joy to people through music we created. Of course we love the free alcohol, the girls etc. But besides that, it’s the look on people’s faces when they are having a genuine good time. It makes us so proud of what we do. When somebody takes the time to write a message via Instagram or an email thanking you for performing and moving them, it’s truly a special feeling.

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

The music industry is always changing and going through waves. I personally think it’s in a good spot now. If we had to make a change, I guess it would be putting more time into new bands/artists even if they don’t have the biggest following.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

Hmmm….”Let There Be Rock” – AC/DC
Killer record!

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

Definitely CD and Vinyl! But all of these ways of listening have their advantages. I’m not sure about Cassette only cause not too many people have them. Nowadays people are buying Vinyl again and CD’s. Luckily they make cool new record players and even CD players too. Downloaded music is great for Bluetooth to the car and all that. I do think it’s a shame that a lot of car companies don’t even build CD players in their cars anymore! They better change that.

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

Best show so far was when we performed the ROCKLAHOMA festival two years in a row! So much fun, love you all out there in Oklahoma!

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

Ummm….probably dead. Rock n Roll is our way of life, no hobby.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

We would send special invites to:
Ozzy Osbourne
Steven Tyler
Don Rickles
Bon Scott
David Lee Roth

What’s next for the band?

Next up, we will be playing a butt load of shows all over the east coast. We are promoting our new EP “Singin ‘N’ Slingin” and plan on some music videos for the songs within the next couple months. We will also have merch available on our website for people to buy. Then we will be hitting the studio and tracking a few more new tunes for winter 2020.

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

To find us, look us up on Instagram and Facebook:
https://www.instagram.com/wildplanes/
https://www.facebook.com/wildplanesband/
https://www.wildplanesband.com/

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Well, everyone knows they are a biscuit-sized cake 😉

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

We appreciate you and everyone reading this article! Thank you for the support and we hope to see y’all on the road, cheers! Let’s get wild!
Thank you so much!

 

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EMQ’s with DAYS TO COME

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EMQ’s with DAYS TO COME

Hi Everyone. Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Albany, GA based Hard Rock band Days To Come! 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?

Justin:- My name is Justin Goodson and I’m the vocalist for Days To Come. We’ve been around for five years and have gone through a few line-up changes, but feel confident in the team we currently have.

How did you come up with your band name?

Justin: – Years ago, Brandon and I were frustrated that we had all of the pieces to put a band together except for a drummer. I was at my day job one day and just thought that everything would work out and it would be better in the “days to come”.

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

Jalen: – I’m from the U.S.A. The metal scene isn’t as prominent in Georgia (state) but there are those bright spots where it thrives.

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

Brandon: – Our latest single is ‘Wolves’ (June 2019). We’re pumped to tour and promote it. We also released a lyric video for it with footage from different shows we’ve played in 2019.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gS839Rzpg-U

Who have been your greatest influences?

Justin: – Alter Bridge is a huge influence for me. I also grew up listening to 80’s pop and a lot of that influenced me melodically and vocally.

What first got you into music?

Jalen: – Hearing ‘We Are The Champions’ when I was three years old. Yup!

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

Brandon: – I would want to do something with Plini. Mainly just to watch him play for free. What a talent.

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

Jalen: – I’d love to play Rock Am Ring one day! So many of my childhood influences play there and it’s one of those few occasions where the rock community comes together and puts all differences aside to enjoy great music.

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

Justin: – I don’t think any gift is “weird”. They all come from a place of love and I appreciate anytime someone goes out of their way to let me know our music has made an impact on their life.

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

Justin: – We’re so thankful for your support along this journey. We absolutely love meeting you and spending time with you and can’t wait for you to hear what we’re working on.

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

Brandon: – Chris Cornell. Just so I could wait another 10 years and hear his smooth olden blues voice.

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

Jalen: – I enjoy the shows and meeting new people the most for sure! There’s nothing I’d say I “hate”, but I really am not of fan of breaking down my drum kit.

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

Justin: – It seems like a lot of information isn’t shared with newer, up and coming artists. They do something because they think that’s the “right” thing to do in the situation and, often times, make a poor choice.It would be great if more information was more available to help grow a young artist’s career.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

Brandon: – Tesseract – “Altered State”. To this day, I’m still learning different things from that album. Plus hearing Ashe O’hara is just a dream.

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

Jalen: – I prefer CD’s myself but with the way the world is going now, downloads are easier and more convenient.

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

Justin: – A few years back, we had the opportunity to support Art Of Anarchy at the Masquerade in Atlanta, GA. Scott Stapp was their vocalist at the time and it was really cool to meet those guys.

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

Brandon: – Saving a lot more money and not having a broken back at 23.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Jalen: – Layne Staley, Abraham Lincoln, Ian McKellen, Gal Gadot, and Slash.

What’s next for the band?

Justin: – We’re excited to promote our new single ‘Wolves’ (June 2019) and tour! We’re playing a short tour in June with our friends in Ventruss and 7 Stone Riot and we’re hitting the road again in July to tour up to Rock Fest in Wisconsin.

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

Justin: – We’re on all of the social sites – @daystocomemusic. We’re also on all of the major online outlets – iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, Google Play, etc.

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Brandon: – Imagine not calling jaffa cake a cake. What are we? Neanderthals?

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

Justin – Feel free to connect with us on your favourite social media platform – @daystocomemusic and listen to our new single ‘Wolves’!

Days To Come

 

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