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 STENCH OF PROFIT

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EMQ’s with STENCH OF PROFIT

Hi Everyone. Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Italian Grindcore band Stench Of Profit! Huge thanks to Vocalist Maurizio 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?
Hi I am Maurizio, singer of Stench of Profit. The band was born in 2014 from my and Lorenza’s mind. The band is a side project, (we both have other bands we play with) with the intention to vent rage and insults within the music.
At the beginning it was just the two of us then Giovanni the drummer joined us. In 2015 we released a demo called “21 ways to say fuck” and a song for the “Crash Mandolino 2.0” which is an Italian grind bands compilation. In 2017 we released the split “New Doomsday Orchestration” and now the “Human Discount” EP, released under Lethal Scissor Records.
How did you come up with your band name?
We wanted a name that contained our revulsion for society also because with our lyrics we attack the human being. This got crossed over with the song title of which Lorenza and I are very close to.
What country are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?
We are from Italy. I am not sure I can answer this. Here in Italy is difficult to make music that is not commercial and trendy. Lately I’ve seen a bit of movement within the death metal, black metal and doom scene.
What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single or Video)
The “Human Discount” EP which was released under Lethal Scissor Records.
Who have been your greatest influences?
Personally as a singer I could tell you Frank Mullen, Kevin Sharp, Matry Way. These are the voices that shaped my vocal technique although I’ve always tried to have my own imprint without copying anyone’s style and evolving in time. Talking about Stench of Profit I could probably say Terrorizer, Brutal Truth, Regurgitate and Maruta, but it’s quite limiting as I like the whole extreme metal music scene.
What first got you into music?
Bloody hell, I am 40 years old, who could remember? 😀
Probably listening to records from Iron Maiden, Metallica, AC/DC and Sepultura when I was a kid!
If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?
Talking about Stench of Profit, a split or a live with Maruta would be fucking cool.
If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?
The Neurotic festival, but sadly it doesn’t exist anymore. It was a great festival according to my taste, I used to run from one stage to the other not to miss a band. Now I would probably say the Death Feast.
What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?
Why? Have I got fans???
If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?
Again, have I got fans?
I would probably tell them to be themselves and to stay away from those virtual characters hiding behind PC keyboards that the modern society has created.
If you could bring one Metal/Rock star back from the dead, who would it be?
Layne Stanley!!!! Fucking hell I love his voice. But I’d be curious to hear what Cuck Schuldiner would have written
What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?
Music for me is emotivity and this is why I said being able to express my true self, the hidden one that doesn’t come out during everyday life.
And on the technical side constantly challenging myself.
I am allowing myself to tell you two things I hate. The first one is being conscious that one day I’ll have to stop doing this, the other one are fake made up things, and there are a lot of those even if it doesn’t look like.
If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?
Copy and paste music formulas? This could be a very big topic
Name one of your all-time favourite albums?
Very difficult question, I listen and have listened to a huge amount of records.
Continuing with the Stench of Profit point of view, “Extreme Conditions Demand Extreme Responses” from Brutal Truth, one of the best Grind records of all time!
What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads
Vinyl
What’s the best gig that you have played to date?
With SoP we played at the Death Over Venice festival, we performed all our set list without breaks, it has been a no rest set for us and audience.
If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?
Another very difficult question! I’ve got many passions, I wonder in which one I would have got caught. In the end everything takes is own time I guess.
Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?
Only famous people? Because in this moment I would love to have dinner with my in laws! With them good food and good laughs are always guaranteed.
What’s next for the band?
Our main goal now is to finish the full length which is due to be recorded soon and then we’ll see.
What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?
YouTube and Facebook.
https://www.facebook.com/stenchofprofit/
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe3hE5XTHcID2IOjsDyR9UQ
Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?
Cakes!
Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?
Thank you very much to you, thanks also to Lethal Scissor Records and everyone who helps and supports us.
Follow us on Facebook.
Stay Brutal.
 
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EMQ’s with Toronto Blessings

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EMQ’s with Toronto Blessings

Hi Everyone. Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Barnsley, South Yorkshire Noise Rockers Toronto Blessings! Huge thanks to Vocalist/Bassist Rik 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?
Hello I am Rik, I sing and play bass in Toronto Blessings. We formed when our previous band Cavorts went on hiatus. The core three members which were left formed Toronto Blessings. We wanted to try something new musically and have tried to move on from our heavier straight forward past. We wanted to make this band have a more unorthodox sound, but still keeping it hooky. We can still sonically smash your face in when needed, it’s just gets there a different way.
How did you come up with your band name?
Dale (guitarist) got the band name when he was reading a live review for the band Sleaford Mods. It said it looked like the singer was having a ‘Toronto Blessing’ he messaged us about using it for our name. It got three thumbs up!
What country are you from and what is the metal scene like there?
We’re from England and to be honest I am not sure what the metal scene is like. I don’t really follow it. Local to us though you have While She Sleeps doing really well, but metal is a world away from what we do now.
What is your latest release (Album, EP, Single, Video)?
Our latest single/video is for a track called ‘UvU’. It was written when I was in a dark depression and was struggling to tell people how I was feeling. I put everything into this song. We’ve had such a good response from it and people talking to me about similar feelings they’ve had too.
We have an EP called “Asleep” coming out later in the year. We’re looking forward to getting this out and people to hear tracks such as the title track ‘Asleep’. We’ve got plenty of new songs ready to record, which we can’t wait to track.
Who have been your greatest influences?
I think mainly my fellow band mates. We all seem to bring out the best in each musically. Bands we’re inspired by are Metz, The Jesus Lizard, Depeche Mode, Siouxsie and the banshees, Daughters, The Cure, Sonic Youth.
What first got you into music?
I’d say Guns n Roses. My mum bought me “Appetite For Destruction” when I was 8 years old. It totally changed my life! Before that I was listening to MC Hammer ha! Bands like Nirvana and Sick Of It All made me feel like you didn’t have to be amazing at your instrument to make good music. It became a more reachable goal for me to get into a band.
If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?
I would love to do a track with Robert Smith (The Cure) I just think he’s got the best voice. I can listen to The Cure all day every day. It would be interesting to hear his voice on one of our tracks!
If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?
Glastonbury, it’s the best festival I’ve ever been to. It’s so diverse and I think we’d go down a treat there.
What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?
Hmm! Not had a gift yet, let alone anything weird. I say bring it on.
If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?
Thank you for supporting us. Much love!
If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?
Lemmy!! Who else?
What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?
It’s just good to get in a room with your friends and turn up your amp. It’s the best release in the world playing and writing, just being creative. I don’t really hate anything anymore. Life goes so fast so I am just trying to enjoy every moment in this band.
If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?
It is what it is really. It’s a complete mess in one way, but also music is the most available it’s ever been. I love finding new bands through Spotify etc. Music really is at your fingertips.
Name one of your all-time favourite albums?
I would say “OK Computer” by Radiohead. I was only really into heavy music before this album came out. It really blew my mind. Nothing was the same for me after, it expanded my musical taste and I haven’t stopped trying to listen to everything. I don’t care for genres, if something is good it’s good!
What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?
Vinyl of course! Well it really depends where you are. If you’re in your car or on the go I’d say downloads. If you’re at home Vinyl win every day for me.
What’s the best gig that you have played to date?
The first one was really important for me. It was the first time that I sang a full set of songs. I’ve always just been the bass player! Toronto Blessings is the first band I’ve sung lead vocals in. It was the most nervous I’ve ever been. I am an accidental front man/singer. But after this gig was done it proved that I could do it and I’ve not looked back.
If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?
Probably exactly the same but not being as creative! I still work 9-5 now, so I’d still be doing just that. I’ve made loads of friends for life playing in bands, so I guess I’d have a lot less friends too.
Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?
Thom Yorke, RuPaul, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Larry David and Lemmy!
What’s next for the band?
We’re gearing up to release our first EP “Asleep”. It should hopefully be coming out in October. At this stage it looks like we’ll be self-releasing it. We might put another single out before its release, we’ll see.
What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?
We use all the usual. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Bandcamp, YouTube.
https://youtu.be/ltU595XUWyI
https://www.facebook.com/TorontoBlessings/
https://twitter.com/getblessed666
https://www.instagram.com/toronto_blessings/
Jaffa Cakes! Are they a cake or a biscuit?
A mini cake
Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?
If you’re suffering with depression or anxiety, speak out. You have more people who’ll help you than you know. All is Love.
 
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EMQ’s with DIALITH

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EMQ’s with DIALITH

Hi Everyone. Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Danbury, CT. Epic Symphonic/Power Metal band Dialith! 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?
Krista: Our name is Dialith, and we play symphonic/power metal. In 2015, I (Krista) posted an ad on Craigslist: “singer looking to start symphonic metal band”, and Alasdair answered! We happened to like all the same bands and lived in neighbouring towns, so it made sense to immediately start working together. We found Cullen through mutual friends and asked him to join. Then Mark and Charles found us through another Craigslist ad we had posted, and they completed our line-up.
How did you come up with your band name?
Krista: We really wanted a single word name, but all the good ones were taken! Dialith is a made-up word consisting of Greek roots that means “Through Stone.” We like to think that it evokes the image of nature’s triumph over human constructs.
What country are you from and what is the metal scene like there?
Krista: We’re from the United States, specifically New York and Connecticut. Metal is definitely not mainstream in the US, but it does have a dedicated following. In the northeast, there is a vibrant local scene that spans all subgenres, the most popular being Death Metal and Metalcore, but as a Symphonic/Power metal band we were definitely welcomed and we found our own niche.
What is your latest release (Album, EP, Single, Video)?
Alasdair: Our debut album, “Extinction Six” will be out on August 16th 2019. We’ve already released a music video for the first single ‘The Sound Of Your Voice’, which you can check out here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAoLfXEpPAo
Who have been your greatest influences?
Krista: As a singer specifically and as someone who is a natural soprano, Sharon den Adel and Simone Simmons were vocalists that I tried to emulate, and I also wanted to add in the dramatic flair that singers like Tarja Turunen and Vibeke Stene had brought to their respective bands. Of course, I’ve also always admired the power that Floor Jansen possesses.
Alasdair: I’ve considered my two pillars of songwriting to be a combination of Nightwish and Arch Enemy. Tuomas from Nightwish has a really good “big picture” approach to composition, with each song being greater than the sum of its parts. With Arch Enemy, I was obsessed with their earlier albums when the Amott brothers were writing together in full force, and learning their songs gave me an entirely new approach to my own songwriting. Apart from that, I like to pick bits and pieces off of other artists whenever I hear something I like.
Cullen: Rather than list bands I like to credit some of the drummers that inspire me. Gene Hoglan, Frost, and Mike Portnoy are some of my favourites in modern metal. John Bonham, Neil Peart, and Bill Ward are drummers I have been listening to since I was introduced to heavy music when I was younger and taught me the building blocks to becoming a drummer.
What first got you into music?
Krista: While they weren’t the catalyst for wanting to be in a band, my first experience with really loving an album was Evanescence’s “Fallen”, however uncool that may make me! I was ten or eleven when I first heard them on the radio and really loved that sound.
Alasdair: When I was in middle school, I didn’t listen to much music. I thought everything that was on the radio was the only option out there. One day when I was 14, a friend showed me Nightwish’s masterpiece track “Ghost Love Score” and it completely changed my life. I had no idea that kind of music existed and that started me on the path of discovery!
If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?
Krista: I personally would love to collaborate with Eluveitie, I think they have one of those most unique sounds in metal and I love the inclusion of folk instruments.
If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?
Krista: 70,000 Tons of Metal! Who wouldn’t want to play a giant heavy metal cruise?
What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?
Krista: So far we haven’t received any gifts from fans, weird or otherwise!
If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?
Krista: We enjoy making and performing music, so come out and see a show and let us know what kind of merch you would be interested in!
If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?
Cullen: Chuck Schuldiner of the band Death.
What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?
Cullen: I enjoy playing shows and seeing the crowd interact with the band and meeting many new friends. I dislike that I can’t be a musician full time yet.
If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?
Cullen: If I could change one thing about the music industry I would make it so bands see more proceeds from the recorded music they worked hard on.
Name one of your all-time favourite albums?
Krista: “Mother Earth” by Within Temptation.
Alasdair: “Once” by Nightwish.
Cullen: “Rust In Peace” by Megadeth.
What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads
Krista: I love collecting CD’s, but I like the ease of downloading or streaming music.
Alasdair: For physical media, I much prefer CD’s for the relative durability, but I’ll admit I’m lazy and have slowly gravitated towards downloads and streaming.
What’s the best gig that you have played to date?
Cullen: The Shamrock Cafe in Suffield, CT when we opened for Archaic Decapitator.
Alasdair: I agree with Cullen. When we played at the Shamrock, the bar was totally packed and there was great energy from the crowd. Even though from where I was standing I could only hear the drum set and white noise, I still had an awesome time haha.
If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?
Krista: All the members of this band have full time jobs in addition to music, but personally I think I would probably be trying to work in the non-profit sector.
Alasdair: If I wasn’t a musician, all I can say is I wouldn’t be doing much at all!
Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?
Krista: Oh man… Honestly I just enjoy dinner parties with my friends, no famous people needed!
Alasdair I spend a lot of time with musicians, don’t need that many egos all concentrated in one place hahaha.
What’s next for the band?
Alasdair: We already have new music written for beyond this first album. After its release, we plan for a more internet based approach, with an emphasis on releasing music videos.
What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?
Follow us on all our links here!
www.dialith.band
www.dialith.bandcamp.com
www.facebook.com/dialithband
https://www.instagram.com/dialithband/
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5wywW2UrEeMkGlUc-AlyBw
Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?
Krista: I honestly have no idea what a Jaffa Cake is…
Alasdair: Don’t worry Krista! I’m from the UK, I’ll handle this. If I had to choose, I’d say they’re small cakes. Do you have some? 😀
Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?
Thank you so much for the questions! We really look forward to our first ever big release and can’t wait to hear people’s reactions once they listen to the final song on the album. Be sure to check out our music video if you haven’t already!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAoLfXEpPAo
 
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EMQ’s with THE LAST MARTYR

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EMQ’s with THE LAST MARTYR

Hi Everyone. Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Melbourne, Australia based Melodic Post-Hardcore/Metal band The Last Martyr! Huge thanks to guitarist Ben Rogers 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?
Hi all! My name is Ben and I play guitar in The Last Martyr. We formed in late 2017 and at the time our other guitarist and I had left another group and decided to start something new. I had contacted Monica earlier that year but nothing had eventuated but I was impressed with her previous work so contacted her again. The three of us got together to discuss what we were looking for and we started demoing music in the first few weeks. A month or two later I spoke to Matty our bassist and after playing previously in bands knew he would be the man for the job. He came and checked out what we were doing and hasn’t left since! At the start of 2018, we had recorded two singles ‘Into the Black’ and ‘Stay Awake’. Around this time our drummer Vinny came on board. He and I had been playing in groups and writing music together for around ten years and I knew he would be a perfect fit. We worked really hard on writing the EP and recording during 2018 and In April 2019 we played our first show at a festival in Sydney. We have played the odd show but have been focussing on some new music and rehearsing to make sure we are at the best we can be.
How did you come up with your band name?
When we had initially come together, as the three of us, we were brainstorming names and the word Martyr came up. We all really liked the word and we were discussing the meaning of the word our own pasts and there was a bit of a link. We had all studied music and played in bands and over time we had seen a lot of our friends and people we studied music with stop playing in bands and stopped playing music in general. We had this feeling like we were some of the last left carrying the torch. This summed up how we felt and “The Last Martyr” was born.
What country are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?
We are from Melbourne, Australia. The heavy music scene is pretty strong here. There are the issues surrounding venues (or lack of venues due to closures around the country) but the metal community here is amazing.
What is your latest release (Album, EP, Single, Video)
Our latest release is our EP “Creatrix” which we can’t wait to play for you guys!
Who have been your greatest influences?
Personally, my greatest influences are guys like John Petrucci, Misha Mansoor, Clint Lowry, and Drew Goddard. They are all very unique players and the sounds they all create are phenomenal. Music wise, I’d have to say Sevendust, Periphery, Karnivool, Trivium, and Mudvayne. They’ve been a big influence on what I like to create.
What first got you into music?
The first song that really got me into music and got me going out to buy CDs was ‘Fuel’ by Metallica. When I was hearing it for the first time when it came out, at 11 years old, I just couldn’t get enough of it.
If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?
I would love to collaborate with Matt Heafy from Trivium. I’d love to pick his brain while writing a song and I think it would be a good fun thing to do.
If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?
I’d love to play Download Festival or Hellfest. Whenever I have been to Download it just seems like everyone is there having a good time and I’d just like to play at a huge event like that. From the footage I’ve seen from Hellfest, it just looks amazing with a chilling atmosphere.
What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?
I can’t think of anything weird but the coolest was sitting backstage and a fan brought all the band members a large pizza from Domino’s. It was epic.
If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?
You are all appreciated. Every like and share on Facebook, every stream, every message all make a difference. We are extremely grateful for any time you turn up to a show, purchase some merch or buy an EP as this helps us travel further and put on bigger and better shows.
If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?
There would be too many on the list to pick just one. But I think Cliff Burton would be one I would love to bring back.
What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?
The best thing is when someone you have never met sends you a message online and tells you that the music has made a positive difference to their current situation. This will always be my favourite thing.
But I hate changing my guitar strings/cleaning my guitar…when I do it I really rush through it just to get it done.
If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?
There are many things I would like to see change. I find it hard to pinpoint one thing to change. I would like to see some more support for mental health. It is such a big issue and I find it rare over here that it is talked about. There has been a music festival locally dedicated to it which was great and it helped bring attention to it but it is something that I think needs to be looked at on a bigger scale.
Name one of your all-time favourite albums?
One of the many on that list would be “Sound Awake” by Karnivool. It’s an album I still put on and can listen from start to finish without skipping a track or hitting the pause button.
What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?
Definitely CD’s! I’ve never had vinyl but it would be a waste at our house as I usually stream music at home and listen to CD’s in the car. The last cassette I owned was Blink 182 “Enema of the State,” and the tape snapped once I got to the end of the first side!
What’s the best gig that you have played to date?
One of the biggest was at Crown Casino here in Melbourne about 10 years ago for an event. It was packed and the crowd went off. A close second was a support slot with a band I played in with Matty and Vinny supporting The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus. There was a huge crowd all night and they were really into every band that played that night.
If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?
If I wasn’t playing music I would be playing a lot of sport. A lot of cricket! Other than that I have no idea.
Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?
I would invite Corey Taylor, Matt Heafy, Misha Mansoor, Jarad Dines and James Hetfield. Though I would be insanely star struck and would not say much throughout the night.
What’s next for the band?
We are looking to record a single in the next few weeks, record a video in the next few months and keep on rehearsing, writing and looking for shows.
What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?
Good old Facebook and Spotify.
https://www.facebook.com/thelastmartyr/
https://thelastmartyr.bandcamp.com/
https://open.spotify.com/artist/2yHEL3jTfxCw85mI0hWqNf
Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?
I had to google what that is haha! I’d think it depends on how you eat it but I reckon you do something a bit Australian and spread some vegemite on there and call it an “Arvo Sanga.”
Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?
Thanks for taking the time to put all of this together and for checking out our EP, “Creatrix!”
 
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EMQ’s with ENIO NICOLINI AND THE OTRON

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EMQ’s with ENIO NICOLINI AND THE OTRON

Hi Everyone. Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Italian Metal band Enio Nicolini And The Otron! Huge thanks to Enio Nicolini 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 “Enio Nicolini And The Otron”; this is Enio Nicolini’s project, who is also bass player in The Black and Unreal Terror. The project is done with bass, drums, vocals and electronic treatments (Cybermetal) and deals with a sci-fi theme in a futuristic world.
How did you come up with your band name?
OTRON is a name that means “multiple thinking minds” ready to defend space for the domination of algorithms.
What country are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?
We are from Italy; the Metal scene is very active
What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single or Video)
My latest Album from “Enio Nicolini And The Otron” is “CYBERSTORM” released on 5th April 2019 via Buil2Kill Records.
Who have been your greatest influences?
The hard and Heavy music of the 70’s and 80’s years has influenced me strongly, and when I was young Jimi Hendrix was my favourite, his music has positively amazed me!
What first got you into music?
In the 70’s I played with a cover band manipulating the songs of Grand Funk Railroad.
If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?
It would be my honour if I could collaborate with the great Dave Lombardo.
If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?
Hellfest and Wacken! They are very important festivals that give musicians the opportunity to play in presence of some 40000 fans and more.
What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?
It was my portrait hand drawn with a pencil by a fan who visited me at home.
If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?
“I love you and I always need your support”.
If you could bring one Metal/Rock star back from the dead, who would it be?
It would be Jimi Hendrix.
What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?
Music gives me the possibility to express my emotions; I hate the business that is around doing music.
If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?
If I could I get the music industry give more attention and more chance to be creative in music.
Name one of your all-time favourite albums?
My all-time favourite album is: “DEFENDERS OF THE FAITH” by Judas Priest.
What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?
Best is Vinyl because it gives a realistic sound.
What’s the best gig that you have played to date?
Metal Magic Festival in Denmark in 2013!
If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?
I would be an actor or writer.
Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?
Geezer Butler, Geddy Lee, Dave Lombardo, Nicko McBrain and Brian May.
What’s next for the band?
We are working on another album and many live concerts.
What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?
The band Facebook page and all digital supports!
https://www.facebook.com/enionicoliniandtheotron.official/
https://open.spotify.com/artist/4kc6RychVyfJkuKaBK9DAQ
Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?
Sure they are a cake because is beautiful, made with passion, good tasting for a long time.
Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?
I thank you for your hospitality and Keep on Metal!
 
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EMQ’s with CASKET ROBBERY

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EMQ’s with CASKET ROBBERY

Hi Everyone. Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview Madison, WI. Death Metal band Casket Robbery! Huge thanks to guitarist Cory Scheider 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, I’m Cory. I play guitar in Casket Robbery. We started this thing as a recording project around 2012 and it just grew from there on its own. Kind of an unplanned thing at the time but it kept showing potential. So we kept grinding away at it and it’s been a fun and crazy ride since!
How did you come up with your band name?
In the early days we had a couple names kicking around. Casket Robbery was mentioned and it was like, “that HAS to be the name”, luckily it wasn’t taken by any bands.
What country are you from and what is the metal scene like there?
We are from the United States, in the Midwest region. It is really awesome out here. There are so many killer bands around that are very actively touring or playing killer shows. We love what’s happening here and being a part of it.
What is your latest release (Album, EP, Single, Video)?
We have an upcoming music video/single coming out in July that we are so stoked for! We’ve had it done for a while and now we’ve got everything set to release it. It’s a song we ran a contest for with our fans. Everyone was able to send in their best “evil laugh” and we actually ended up including every person and mixing them all together in various parts of the song! It’s super cool to be able to include our fans in this one. It’s really special to us.
Who have been your greatest influences?
Horror movies! Sick, twisted, and gore filled movies. They kind of set the tone for this band.
What first got you into music?
I actually saw an acoustic guitar player in grade school. He was playing a bunch of songs for our class and I thought, hey that would be cool to do.
If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?
I’d love to with Dave Mustaine or David Ellefson! I’m a huge Megadeth fan and that would be amazing. Actually, just being able to watch them create something would be life changing haha. I’ve been lucky to be able to meet David Ellefson and he’s such a cool guy!
If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?
I think I would have to go with Maryland Deathfest, Vegas Death fest and of course Full Terror Assault Fest would be fun to play again. There are so many awesome festivals that I can’t just choose one!
What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?
My favourite was walking around in the dark behind a venue in South Dakota someone walked up with a big cow skull and asked if I wanted it. My biggest regret was getting rid of it because our van had this nasty smell a couple days later and we thought it was the skull haha!
If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?
Thank you! That’s it. I can’t ever thank them enough. We are super close and connected with our fans.
If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?
Dimebag! I never got to see him live.
What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?
I enjoy being onstage. I think that’s what fuels me and the whole band. There are small moments I hate here and there but I wouldn’t change anything. Those moments are the ones that define who you are.
If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?
I just wish music, to the general public, was a more sought after thing. I always hear older people talk about how they’d go out every weekend to the local bar and check out music or go dancing, etc. It was THE thing to do. It seems it was a big deal, a main source of entertainment. Now, it’s less like that generally speaking.
Name one of your all-time favourite albums?
Megadeth – “Rust In Peace”. This was a game changer for me in my guitar playing and stuck with me as an influence all these years later. Those riffs!
What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?
Streaming! I can have all the music I want at a split second and create playlists instantly. And for bands you can have your music at ANYONE’s fingertips instantly. It’s absolutely amazing!
What’s the best gig that you have played to date?
There are so many memorable ones… I’ll name a few. Opening for Cannibal Corpse in our hometown, Full Terror Assault Festival, and our hometown spots are always a blast.
If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?
I’d be running a business of some kind. I have an entrepreneurial spirit.
Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?
Nergal, Randy Blythe, Blasko, Zakk Wylde, Dave Mustaine.
What’s next for the band?
We have a new single and music video to release in July and a bunch of Midwest shows this summer! Lots coming up! And we’re in deep into writing our second album.
What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?
Check us out on Spotify;
https://open.spotify.com/artist/1hk8xvYSntYuamzhIlPoj8
Facebook;
https://www.facebook.com/casketrobbery/
Or you can find everything else you need here;
www.casketrobbery.com
Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?
I have no idea what a Jaffa cake is! It looks like a biscuit. But I bet it feels like a cake in the ole yapper.
Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?
Just want to say thanks for this interview! Really appreciate it.
 
Casket Robbery
 
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