EMQ’s With THE DARK HORDE

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EMQ’s With THE DARK HORDE

Hello Everyone. Welcome to another EMQs interview this time with Australian Heavy/Power Metallers, The Dark Horde. Huge thanks to their Guitarist/Keyboard player/Vocalist, Logan Jacobs, 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 Logan Jacobs, I mainly play guitar in the band but also play keyboards and bass. The idea for the band and album was originally created by Brewin many years ago. Different musicians over the years have worked with Brewin to create ideas and some demos for the project to get where it is now.

How did you come up with your band name?

The band name was taken from a novel that Brewin released in 2012 titled The Dark Horde and serves as a sequel to the album. By listening to the album then reading the book, you get a more detailed telling of the Dark Horde story and the horrors within.

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

Being from Melbourne, Australia, we are lucky to have a great local scene but also get major bands coming from all over the world which is exciting. There always seems to be a good gig every weekend (when we’re not in a pandemic!) It can sometimes be a bit overwhelming with so many great bands around and you really are spoiled for choice no matter what sort of genres you like.

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

The latest release has been the concept album “The Calling” which follows the tragic story of a young boy named Henry. The story goes back and forth between a young version of Henry and an older version detailing his life and the strange occurrences that take place.

Who have been your greatest influences?

There are so many to choose from! The biggest influences for me would have to include: Def Leppard, Whitesnake, KISS, AC/DC, WASP, Crimson Glory, John Carpenter, Jason Becker and Mike Slamer.

What first got you into music?

I would always listen to music in the car when I was younger and my parents were driving but the first thing that really made me take notice and say “I have to do that!” was when my father brought a VHS tape of some older AC/DC music videos. There was a video of a live performance of ‘High Voltage’ and I was in awe at a sea of people singing and going crazy for this band. It was soon followed by seeing the music video for Kiss – ‘I Was Made For Loving You’. It was like a comic book came to life and they were real life superheroes. That’s when I decided I needed to learn guitar and wanted to do all these cool things.

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

An absolute dream would be to be able to play and do a song or album with John Sykes. One of the best riff makers and guitar players that has ever lived.

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

I would have to say playing at Download in Donnington Park. The atmosphere seems absolutely electrifying and there’s no way you would have a bad time playing or listening to the amazing line-ups they have.

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

Nothing too serious just the odd message now and then.

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

Thanks so much for enjoying the music and I look forward to releasing more for people to enjoy in the near future.

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

Bon Scott.

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

I love the freedom of expression and being able to try to write and play things that can evoke different emotions just by sound. 90% of my guitars have Floyd Rose trems, which I love but changing strings or tuning them is the thing I hate the most!

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

At this point there’s not a single thing I would change.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

Crimson Glory – “Transcendence”.

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

Can’t go past a nice Vinyl.

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

As the project was created to be a studio band, we haven’t played any gigs yet but we are looking at playing and putting on something soon so be sure to follow us on social media for the latest info.

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

Trying to make it as a YouTuber or Streamer ha-ha!

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

I would probably invite some of the members from my favourite bands but under the pretence that after a quick dinner we grab our instruments and spend hours just jamming and playing.

What’s next for the band?

The next thing is organising a gig to play some of the songs off the album and have people who were involved with the project play with their bands as well. It should be a great night!

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

The main two are: 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDarkHorde 
Website (includes links to digital copies/streaming, physical copies/merch, youtube and review links and more): https://thebrewin.com/works/the-calling

Jaffa Cakes! Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Biscuit

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

Thank you for the wonderful questions and thanks to everyone for their support. We all look forward to bringing out more content for people to enjoy in the future.

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