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Hi everyone! Welcome to another special M2TM edition of our EMQs interview. This one is with Preston UK-based Thrash/ Death Metal band, Wrath Of Man. Huge thanks to their guitarist, Darren, for taking part.

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

Darren, I play guitar. The band was formed from a collaboration between Darius our drummer and I for a YouTube video. We liked how we worked so thought we would build on it and form the band. Tony joined soon after but it took a while to find the right vocalist. Then Mike from All Consumed asked to join.

What genre of Metal do you play? 

I would say it’s a cross between Thrash and Death.

How did you come up with your band name? 

I can’t really remember where Wrath of Man came from. We all put our ideas in a list and voted using a point system, this narrowed it down to 3 and we voted again. It was definitely before the film came out, ha ha!

Where are you based and what is the Metal / Rock scene like there? 

We are from Preston in Lancashire. There is a scene and most are passionate about their metal. It’s not a massive scene but there are some great underground bands hailing from our area.

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

We’ve just released our debut album “The Abstract Grotesque” of which we are very proud of.

Who have been your greatest influences?

As a kid I wanted to play bass and watching Cliff Burton was what made pick up an instrument. As a rhythm guitarist though there’s so many, ha ha!

What first got you into music?

I’ve always been into music and rock thanks to my dad and growing up to him playing Whitesnake, Rainbow Fleetwood Mac etc. I was 13 when I really started finding my own way and listening to different bands and heavier music.

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

It would be cool to jam with Eric Peterson from Testament.

What does Bloodstock Festival represent to you?

For me Bloodstock is a great chance to meet up with friends from around the country you don’t get to see often and drink beer. There’s always new bands that you discover either at the New Blood stage, Jager stage. All round great fun and great atmosphere.

Have you been to Bloodstock, and if so, what’s your favourite memory from the festival? 

I’ve been to every Bloodstock since 2014. So many memories to choose from. It’s tough. Acid Reign in the Sophie tent was awesome.

What are you going to bring to M2TM that you think will earn you a place on the New Blood Stage? 

Although we are a relatively new band on the live scene, we have a wealth of experience and have always brought an energetic in your face show. There’s always someone’s head banging.

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

Without fans and music lovers there would be no bands, no live shows and this community wouldn’t exist. Respect each other and the music.

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

I love playing shows and I actually don’t mind recording, ha ha! Unfortunately there’s more to being in a band than just playing, there’s always lots to organise which can get frustrating but that’s the way it is.

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

Ha I would have to say it’s not for one person to change anything, music is a collective.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums? 

Anthrax “Among The Living”.

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

For nostalgia vinyl, for practicality downloads.

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

We’ve only played a handful of shows thanks to Covid, but without a doubt it would have to be supporting Acid Reign.

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

No idea, ha ha!

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party? 

Ha ha with my social anxieties I’d rather not. If I was tied to a chair however… Ozzy, Chuck Billy, Billy Connelly, Sheldon Cooper and Stevie Nicks.

What’s next for the band? 

We have some shows booked starting with Pentre fest as it happens. Also carry on promoting the new album. If I haven’t already mentioned it “The Abstract Grotesque” out now LOL.

Where can people find you online? Drop us your links below:


Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit? 

Does it matter? They taste awesome!

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

No, thanks!

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