Interview with Don’t Forget To Breathe!

Band: Don’t Forget To Breathe
Genre: Deathcore
Q: Where does your band name “Don’t Forget To Breathe” come from?

The name Don’t Forget To Breathe was originated by our vocalist. He got the name from one of the Saw movies.

Q: Your EP, Eden, came out recently. How has the feedback been?

The feedback has been great, honestly. We haven’t had many people listening though, which is the sad part.

Q: What band plays the biggest influence on your music?

We all have very different music tastes. But the one band that everyone in the band takes fancy on would be Parkway Drive or August Burns Red. We’re all huge fans.

Q: How is the underground metal scene in south Florida?

The SloFlo scene for our type of music isn’t big at all. It’s mainly tech-death based and hardcore. Metalcore definitely has taken it’s toll on our music community and it hasn’t been around much in a while. We’re glad to be apart of this scene along with many awesome bands, though.

Q: What are your views on people illegally downloading your music?

Honestly, as long as they actually enjoy our music and give a shit and we gain new listeners, we’re fine with it. We’ve put so much hard work into this EP that we would love to show it to the world.

Q: When can we expect new music from you?

New music definitely in the early stints of Summer. We’ve been writing nonstop. I don’t think we’re ever NOT writing new music ideas. Ahaha. We currently have one or two ideas in the works. But the main focus right now is getting Eden noticed.

Q: Any shout outs to give?

We give a shout out to The Foundry Studios for recording our album, Total Deathcore and Pig Squeals And Breakdowns for supporting underground metal acts, and all our fans for listening! 🙂

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Interview with Consumed By Silence!

Band: Consumed By Silence
Genre: Deathcore
Q: Where does the band name “Consumed By Silence” come from?

Consumed By Silence comes from a song name by one our biggest influences And Hell Followed With

Q: You’re played with a lot of big name bands; Oceano, Upon A Burning Body, And Hell Followed With, etc. Which one was your favorite to play with?

We have played with our hometown friends Chelsea Grin a few times, they are probably one of the favorites we have played with, they put on a good show.

Q: Biggest influence on your music?

We have a wide variety of influences throughout the band, musically bands like Volumes and The Black Dahlia Murder inspire us a lot, as well as just creating music people love inspires us to keep going as well.

Q: Does your family and/or friends support your band, and the music you make?

We all have very supportive families, I can’t say that any of them hate what we’re doing.

Q: What is the underground metal scene like in Salt Lake City, UT?

The underground metal scene in Utah is on and off, but as of right now it’s definitely looking up, there is a lot of great bands forming and awesome venues surfacing.

Q: What can we expect from you in 2013?

In 2013 you can expect two things for sure; a full length album, and a good amount of touring. We hope we will bring CBS to a lot of new people’s ears this year!

Q: Any shout outs to give?

Shout outs, mainly to Alex Faust and Stetson Whitworth at High Vibe Recordings, The Stranger Beside Me, and all of our family, friends, and fans! We love them!

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A Plague Upon Us – A Plague Upon Us [REVIEW]

Genre: Technical Deathcore / Death Metal
A Plague Upon Us’s self-titled debut album is a 10 track, heavy hitting, technical, fast album. It keeps you wanting more, and it delivers that “more” you want. The introduction, “To Construct A Nightmare,” alone sucks you into their vortex of brutal deathcore, and keeps you stuck there for well over 20 minutes. Dave Robbin’s vocals on the album are fantastic, he has the raspy lows of most death metal bands, and his highs are fantastic. The guitar work by Christian Long, and Dave, is also spectacular in the songs that have more technical work, like the songs “Hostility Among Peasants,” “Quarantined And Crucified,” and “Eradication By The Destroyer.” Let’s not forget the drum work of Mark Huffman, which provides the ample noise for hard hitting breakdowns, like in the track “And The Kingdom Fell.”
This album is something you do not listen to only once, you listen to it over and over again because it is that, damn, good. After listening to it well over six times in a sitting, I have to say my favorite song on the album is “And The Kingdom Fell.” It provides everything you could want out of a technical deathcore band. There is technical guitar work in one solo, a breakdown with heavy bass pedal work, death metal lows that everyone loves, and beautiful piano in the intro and outro. The only gripe I have with the album is that I think it could have been better produced, the production quality isn’t the best it could be.
Album Score: 4.8 / 5
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Interview with Watch Us Fade!

Band: Watch Us Fade
Genre: Deathcore
Q: What were your reasons for choosing the band name “Watch Us Fade.”

I believe that the name Watch Us Fade came storming out of nowhere and jut seemed to click for us. For quite a while before we got any actual music made, we toyed with various different names; most of them which were shite. Then it was our guitarist at the time whom suggested the name Watch Us Fade to us; and we accepted. Ever since then its just sort of stuck; and has become a part of what we are.

Q: Your most recent EP, Into The Fade, was released in September. How was the feedback?

Into The Fade wasn’t so much of an EP as messing around a little bit with our pals trying to create something for a laugh. However, when we started to distribute it amongst our friends; we found that we had an overwhelmingly positive reaction to it; despite the fact that some of the songs didn’t even made sense of have much to them in the way of…well, anything really! Some comments were raised about the mixing; which I admit; wasn’t the greatest. But since then we have definitely improved upon our music to a whole new degree.

Q: When can we expect new material in 2013?

In a couple of months! Since our original drummer and guitarist left the band we have refined our musical skills and completely redeveloped our genre and style. Whereas before we emulated a sort of metalcore type of music; since the departure of previous members we have only got a great deal heavier and a great deal more brutal. We now play a sort of fusion across a wide range of the more extreme sub-genres of metal such as black, death and grindcore; and to be honest, we fucking love it! We aren’t really a band that takes everything super serious, as we prefer to have fun when we make our music; but to us the new EP is like our baby. We’ve got aggression, power, sorrow and despair all combined into a boiling pot of around six tracks, which we should be recording in mid February to early March. The new release will be called Past, Present, Hell  and will be free to download.

Q: You’re currently not signed to a record label, if you had the choice of any label to be signed to. Which label would that be?

I think that I would most likely go for Metal Blade records. The reason for this being that it holds some of my favourite bands such as Amon Amarth, Whitechapel and Cannibal Corpse; and being signed to a big label like them would get our tracks out to way more than we ever could peddaling our wares across the local scene and desparately trying to get some people whom listen to metal to give us a chance, haha!

Q: How’s the underground metal scene in Tamworth?

Absolutely shite. There is quite literally nothing in the style of what we do. We’re a tiny little town just north of Birmingham, UK – so the greatest amount of metal that we can claim is to be the birthplace of Blaze Bayley…wonderful. There is basically us and one or two other bands that can claim to be “heavy metal” and we are the heaviest of them all. But in ways I suppose that is good because we look out for each other, and let each other know if there are any opportunities for gigging. Only the other week we got told not to bother turning up for a gig as they didn’t like ‘our kind’ in there. Bastards.

Q: What are your views on illegally downloading music?

Shite happens. All of the Watch Us Fade material will always be available as a free download as I strongly believe that music doesn’t belong to anyone. Although I assume companies will tell me wrong…artists should indeed be paid for the work that they have done; but at the same time I would never say no to giving out free tracks because it will always increase your publicity. I wouldn’t ever turn someone away because they can’t afford our EP – especially around here, everyone seems to be broke! So yeah…illegal downloading is fine by me.

Q: Any shout outs to give to the readers?

If you are fans of true brutality then please head over to our pages and give us a like/follow/whatever. We really could use some little publicity so we can actually be heard outside of our hometown! We will be releasing some extremely heavy material soon so stay tuned; cause we’re cranking up the volume. Stay brutal!

Answered by Connor Sanders, vocalist of Watch Us Fade.

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Interview with The Bleeding Process!

Band: The Bleeding Process
Genre: Deathcore
Q: Where does your band name “The Bleeding Process” come from?

I (Johnny, vocalist) studied English Literature and Language in college and although or the most part it was boring feminist shit we did briefly touch on mental asylums in the 1940 – 50’s which picked up the pace for me a bit. They used to believe that insanity was caused by ‘bad blood’ so used to bleed the patients from their main arteries, usually inner thigh and wrists in an attempt to bleed out the insanity and cure them. This was called The Bleeding Process and to me, was just nuts considering this was only 60 years ago.

Q: You’ve shared the stage with a good amount of bands; The Bridal Procession, Martyr Defiled, Continent, etc. Which one has been your favorite so far?

So far, it has to be Martyr Defiled! They have been a collective favourite of all of ours for a while so when the chance came up to play with them we jumped at it. Such a good band and despite what we heard, some of the most sound and down to earth guys we’ve met and played with. They really enjoyed our set as well which was a massive boost for us, spurred us on to do more with the band as we’re apparently doing something right!

Q: Your EP, Martyrs, released recently. How has been the feedback for the EP?

The feedback has been brilliant from Martyrs to be honest, we were a bit cautious as we recorded and mastered ourselves but it proved to be worth the effort we put in! We had a few positive reviews, one that springs to mind was Heavypetal, was a bit of a back handed review. Started off saying he wanted to hate it but ended up not being able to find much fault so that pleased us.

Q: You’re currently not signed to a label. Which label would you prefer to be signed to the most?

So many great bands are signed to so many labels that’s actually a difficult question! We’d ideally like to be working with the larger ones like Metal Blade, Earache and Nuclear Blast who just signed Thy Art Is Murder. We’d throw ourselves 110% into a label so hopefully the hunt won’t be on for too long.. Let’s see what this year brings.

Q: You’re currently working on a new EP for 2013. What can expect from it, and will it be similar to your Martyrs EP?

Yeah we’ve got a few ideas we’re just starting to put into practice now and seeing what works, we’re very pleased with what’s being done so far and can’t wait to show you guys! The material we’re writing now is slightly different from the tracks on Martyrs, in the same vein and still heavy as fuck, but something everyone can always move to. Having a track that you can constantly chuck yourself about to is key! We’ve just dropped a new track called ‘Plagues’ which we are also currently working out a lyric video for, it’s kind of like the stepping stone from Marytyrs to what we’re going to be doing now.

Q: What bands play an influence on your music?

It’s mental how much music we as band listen too. When we say a bit of everything, we literally mean EVERYTHING. Obviously we have the heaver hitters like Whitechapel, Suffokate, All Shall Perish and Martyr Defiled, but individually it’s hard. I’d say our guitarist Jimmy draws a lot of inspiration from The Acacia Strain whereas Tom is more Feign orientated. Kip (bass) is into his post hardcore, Dance Gavin Dance, Norma Jean and often provides us with the melody to our tracks. Will (drummer) takes a lot from Joey Jordison and other old school band, so when you throw it all together you really get a bit mix it gives us a bigger sound. Vocally and lyrically I’d have to say mine would be Nick Arthur ex Molotov Solution or Hernan Herminda from All Shall Perish.

Q: Have any shout outs to give?

First would have to be to Adam Rooke, the man responsible for our lyric video, top bloke and knows what he is doing, seeing what he’s doing with this video is blowing our minds! Our boys in Murder Circuit need a mention too. They may not be as heavy as us but they are one of the hardest working bands we know and definitely deserve something for their hard work. Fourth Autumn and Charnel House too, both amazing bands and great boys, beyond us why they don’t have more exposure man.

 

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