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Interview with Ruins Will Rise!

Band: Ruins Will Rise
Genre: Melodic Metalcore

Q: Where did you get the band name “Ruins Will Rise” from?

The name was one chosen by the guys before I personally joined, and it’s about how they’re mostly school drop outs, yet we still all strive our hardest to pursue a life as musicians. I’m pretty darn proud to be a part of a band with a name that actually means something, rather than just sounding “br00tal” for the sake of it.

Q: Outside of playing in a band, what do you do in your daily life? Hobbies? Work?

We mostly have jobs, with a couple of us finishing off our education, and most of our time outside of that tends to be focusing on the band really. We do all spend far too long playing video games though, whether it be WoW, Metal Gear Solid, or Battlefield. But we play in a band, so that makes us cool, right?

Q: What were the bands you grew up listening to, and do they influence your music now?

For me personally, I grew up listing to a lot of NWOBHM and punk, and I like to think that really carries over into what I do in RWR. The fact we decided to include solos and a lot of lead guitar work is probably due to the whole NWOBHM side of things, while I just like to write the angriest, nastiest stuff I can a lot of the time, which is definitely due to the punk influence. There’s a crazily diverse range of influences within the band as well, so we all bring something different to the table when we write.

Q: If you could bring back one band, broken up or not, what band would that be?

For me it’d be either Alexisonfire or Rollins-era Black Flag.

Q: If you had the time to learn any instrument that isn’t the one you play, what instrument would that be?

I’d fucking love to be beastly good at singing. I sound like a wailing cat when I try to sing at the moment, so it would be nice to bellow out chorus without people clawing at their ears in agony.

Q: How was making the music video for “Conscious?” Was it a new experience for you?

Was a strange one aha! We were planning on just having a basic studio play though of the track, yet it ended up turning into a full-blown music video. Was a very relaxed environment though, as we were just chilling out and playing our parts of the song. When we shot our new music video for The Inbetween however (coming out in the next week, *hint hint*), that was really different to anything we’d ever done before. People really underestimate how exhausting shooting a metal video can be, for both the band and videographer. Not wanting to ruin any surprises of the video yet, but anything that involves a freezing cold sheep barn, formal suits, and a posh theater is likely to be a new experience for any band haha.

Q: Any near future plans for 2013?

We have a new record, a lot of tours, and many, many other things planned for 2013, yet we can’t really announce anything at this stage! A lot of bands are saying the whole “2013 will be our year, yo!” thing right now, but hyperbole aside, we really are making a massive push for it next year. It’s going to be hard work, but it’s going to be awesome.

Q: Do you have any shout outs to give?

Massive shout out to the lads in Falling With Style, Here Lies The Enemy, When We Were Wolves, And They Wrote, and Continents; all amazing bands, and top guys as well. Big shout out to Steven Prebble from Set Sail Studios as well, as he’s the best videographer/photographer in the UK right now, and one of the nicest people on the planet to boot! We all have limitless love for our booking agent and manager Jon Mitchell, as he’s helped us out more than we can say, as has lined up so many fucking incredible things for next year!

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