EMQ’s With AZ THE WORLD BURNZ
Hi Everyone! Welcome to another EMQs interview, this time with USA Modern Metal band, Az The World Burnz. 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?
JONNY 2 MICS: I’m Jonny 2 Mics, vocalist / screamer.
JAY TENN: My name is Jay Tenn, vocalist.
LOCH 360: I’m Loch (lock) Three-Sixty. I’m a tenor vocalist and emcee.
ANGEL SHANE: My name is Shane aka Angel Shane. I’m a vocalist for the band and I also play piano and drums. I met Jonny 2 Mics almost 3 years ago, helping him out in the studio. Then all of sudden, a mutual friend brings Jay Tenn over to showcase his skills. We recorded a basic freestyle on another friend’s track and was, basically, inspired to come up with a new approach to the music. So between myself, Jonny and Tenn, things started off as something random and magical. And then that’s when Tenn really became inspired and sought out to bring his past bandmate, Loch 360, on board. And after hearing Loch freestyle and sing with us, that was the straw the broke the camel’s back for me and the group we all know today,“Az The World Burnz”, was formed.
How did you come up with your band name?
ANGEL SHANE: We were sitting down listening to some of the songs that we were putting together. We noticed that we each had our own unique style that blended very well together without realizing that that would eventually become our thing. Tenn jumped up – basically excited and made a comment that our music was going to explode people’s minds and push forward their horizons, in regards to their concepts of music. And with so much unpredictable activities going on globally, from then on “Az The World Burnz” became the name.
What country are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?
ANGEL SHANE: We live in the United States. Tucson Arizona to be exact. The Metal / Rock scene here is huge between all races and cultures.
JAY TENN: Rock is definitely on its way back to the top.
What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single or Video)
LOCH 360: Well, we’ve just released our newest single ‘End of Suffering’ with a music video now showing on YouTube. This song is also streaming on all major platforms. The song is a tribute piece dedicated to a brother and former bandmate who recently passed away. We wrote this song in his honour and we hope to inspire people to cherish those great moments you spend with loved ones.
Who have been your greatest influences?
ANGEL SHANE: My mother was my greatest influence. She’s a singer / songwriter and she specified raising me to open up to all genres and types of music.
JAY TENN: Michael Jackson, Donny Hathaway, Prince, Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, Randy Travis, Garth Brooks, Lil Wayne, Tech N9ne, Three 6 Mafia, Tupac Shakur, Dr. Dre, Linkin Park.
What first got you into music?
ANGEL SHANE: From birth. My mom sings. My dad sings. My entire family is associated with artists like Stevie Wonder. Through my bloodline, all of us are affiliated with music in some way.
LOCH 360: Hardships. Making music became my therapy during some darker times.
If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?
ANGEL SHANE: Amy Lee of Evanescence, David Draiman of Disturbed, or Jamie Foxx and just do a crazy funny freestyle.
JONNY 2 MICS: I could see us collaborating with Post Malone or Tech N9ne.
LOCH 360: I’d like to see an Az The World Burnz / Stands With Fists collaboration. Us and Foo Fighters could be interesting.
If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?
JAY TENN: Lollapalooza and the Bonnaroo Festival.
ANGEL SHANE: I would like to perform at any of the large Latina or Hispanic festivals because it would force me to expand beyond primarily English cultured songs.
LOCH 360: Rolling Loud and Coachella
What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?
ANGEL SHANE: A condom. That was weird as hell. That was the weirdest thing I ever got from a fan.
If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?
ANGEL SHANE: Follow the music that you feel. That would be my only message to them.
LOCH 360: If you have a dream that you see yourself doing, don’t let anyone stand in your way of getting there. Absolutely no one.
JAY TENN: We don’t need your money. Just “Like, Share, and Subscribe”. If you will watch a 15 second Ad for some stupid shit then you can take 3 seconds to like us, hate us, or just talk about us.
If you could bring one Metal / Rock star back from the dead, who would it be?
ANGEL SHANE: Michael Jackson or Prince
LOCH 360: Jimi Hendrix
What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?
JAY TENN: The creative process is where I thrive. I just hate the politics.
ANGEL SHANE: I mostly enjoy the fact of writing something or producing something that people can feel and absorb. I only hate other musicians that write shit that has no purpose.
If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?
ANGEL SHANE: The manipulation. That’s an easy answer.
LOCH 360: I would like to eradicate payola. It’s distorting our reality.
Name one of your all-time favourite albums?
ANGEL SHANE: Damn. It’s a toss up between Hybrid Theory by Linkin Park and Kamikaze by Eminem. Both of these just set a precedence.
JAY TENN: Ghetto Dope
LOCH 360: The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CDs, or Downloads?
JAY TENN: I’ll show my age. Vinyl of course.
LOCH 360: Cassettes are king. They were so easy to carry, easy to fix, easy to dub over. It had 2 sides, even if both sides played the same music.
What’s the best gig that you have played to date?
JAY TENN: A tribute show for a really good friend and bandmate, raising money for an unexpected loss.
If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?
LOCH 360: If I weren’t a musician, I think I’d be a video game developer.
JAY TENN: Gyno for the stars.
ANGEL SHANE: Custom audio for all types of vehicles (cars, boats, jets, etc.).
Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?
JAY TENN: Rob Dyrdek Elon Musk, Russell Brand, Dave Chappelle, and Post Malone
ANGEL SHANE: My band
What’s next for the band?
LOCH 360: Well, warmer weather is right around the corner and we’ve got a few summertime hits brewing right now. We have a few shows booked up for the spring so you’ll be seeing and hearing a lot from us in the coming months.
What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?
LOCH 360: Just go to @aztheworldburnz if you’re using Tik Tok, Facebook, or Instagram. Our website, which is presently under construction, is www.aztheworldburnz.com . And you can subscribe to our YouTube channel, Az The World Burnz Music.
Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?
LOCH 360: I would definitely say it’s a cake although I’ve never had one.
JAY TENN: In the states, these look like some delicious cookies.
Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?
LOCH 360: We’d just like to thank each and everyone who has played a role in our successes thus far on this journey. We have an amazing and supportive circle that has really propelled us forward at lightning speed. Thank you to all of our new and pure, genuine fans who’ve given us shot to earn our way onto their playlists and hearts. A very special thanks to our marketing team at TAG Publicity. And lastly, thank you Ever Metal for sharing our story.
Az The World Burnz “End Of Suffering” (Debut Music Video) –
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