Interview with Buried As Kings!

Band: Buried As Kings
Genre: Melodic Technical Deathcore
Q: Your band has two vocalists, two guitarist, and a drummer. Why do you not have a bassist?
We actually have one vocalist. We’ve just had to mess around with line up changes until we finally got set in. We do have a bassist but he left the band so as of now we do not have one.

Q: What is the underground metal scene like in Wisconsin?

The underground scene here is rowdy but respectable. We love to throw down but are always willing to help someone up when they fall.

Q: What label would you want to be signed to the most?

We are a big fan of Sumerian, Artery, and Metal Blade Records. But being signed isn’t something we’ve really thought about, we just play the music for the love of it.

Q: You released a single, The City In Ashes, in 2011. When can we expect new music?

We currently just recorded our brand new E.P which will be released this winter. It;s a six song E.P that we’ll be releasing for free!

Q: How many shows have you played live thus far?

So far we’ve had the chance to play a good amount of shows. Over one hundred.

Q: Which band has been your favorite to play with live?
Either a favorite local of mine Level the City or The Contortionist. Level the city fucking kills it around here.
Q: Do you have any shout outs to give?

Yeah we’d love to give a shout out to you guys for sure for promoting us and interviewing us. No Passenger studio for recording out E.P, and Kult Entertainment for our artwork! KEEP IT Brutal m/

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Interview with Kings And Heroes!

Band: Kings And Heroes
Genre: Deathcore / Progressive
Q: You have played several bands, which band has your been your favorite thus far?
My favorite band to play with is most definitely Kublai Khan from Texas.

Q: You’re new to the underground metal scene, only starting in May of 2012. Why did you start in May, and not sooner?

Roy Crippen and I, Joshua Hardiman, decided to pursue a band after countless years of just dreaming about it the day we graduated high school. We asked around for people in the same high school if they were interested and I believe May 25th after a couple name changes Kings and Heroes was born.

Q: What band influences your music the most?

Veil of Maya, Born of Osiris, Sworn In, Barrier, Kublai Khan, The Human Abstract, Between the Buried and Me.

Q: You’re currently not signed, which label would you like to be signed to?

We Are Triumphant

Q: What is the underground metal scene like in Alabama?

The Alabama music scene is nothing less than a family for us.

Q: What are your plans for 2013?

We hope to produce a new record and release it winter of 2013.

Q: Do you have any shout outs to give?

Kevin Langley from All In Recordings
All our friends in Abandoned Sanctity, Dimensions, Legend of Leviathan, and Jerolyn.

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Interview with Wide Awake Nightmare!

Band: Wide Awake Nightmare
Genre: Death Metal
Q: Where did the band name “Wide Awake Nightmare” come from exactly?
The name Wide Awake Nightmare came from the Slayer song Angel of Death, which I’m sure you’re familiar with. It’s from the line “Abacinate, eyes that bleed, praying for the end of your WIDE AWAKE NIGHTMARE.” It’s right before the guitar solo.

Q: Why does your band have three vocalists? What was the reasoning behind it?

We believe that three vocalists is perfect for a very interesting experience for the listener. Our bass player, Nick does the majority of the vocals. Our guitar player, Rob does minor backup vocals, but he does most of the songwriting. I, Max do most of the backing vocals. Since my screaming and vocal range are relatively high, it is the perfect contrast between high and low vocals, rather than just one vocal sound the entire time.

Q: Your EP Uncertain Oblivion was released on March 22, 2012, what was the feedback of the EP?

Uncertain Oblivion was generally pretty well received. Which we are very happy about. Even though we are very happy with how the EP/demo came out, we are working extremely hard to improve and define our sound.

Q: The year 2012 is nearly over, have any plans for early 2013?

2013 is going to be a huge year for us. We’re planning on playing a ton more shows and possibly doing a small tour over the summer. But most importantly we will be recording our first full length album entitled “The Grand Deception” in upstate New York in a professional studio. We’re extremely excited about it and love all of the material we have written for it so far, we think it surpasses the quality of our EP by miles!

Q: Does your band have any influences, that is not music related?

We draw influence from many other places besides music. All three of us absolutely love Edgar Allan Poe and his work influences us greatly. We also draw a lot of influence from mythology, especially Norse and Greek. But we honestly are influenced by everything from warfare, gore, movies, comic books, you name it.

Q: What is the “underground scene” like in New Jersey?

If you’re speaking about the underground death metal scene then from our experience, isn’t flourishing. There are some quality death metal bands here and there but the majority of the bands around here tend to be metalcore. Not that metalcore is bad because we do enjoy a lot of it but there really aren’t any heavy, gore obsessed death metal bands around. So the death metal scene could definitely be better, and it would be really cool to see it expand.

Q: Any shout outs to give to the readers?

Shout outs? Sure! We’d really like to thank our great friends in Forbidden Territory for helping us along the way so far, they’ve been great! Also our great friends from Buffalo, NY, Armageddon who you should definitely look out for in the future. Lastly, check out our friends in This is Not a Game of Who the Fuck are You all the way from Stockholm, Sweden and definitely look out for them soon! 

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Interview with Blood For Our Brothers!

Band: Blood For Our Brothers
Genre: Metalcore / Deathcore
Q: Where did the band name “Blood For Our Brothers” originate from?
The name Blood For Our Brothers came from the bands idea of commitment. It represents our work ethic, our sacrifices, our unity as a group, a band, as family, as friends and most importantly, as brothers.
The name extends out to our fans, friends and family as well. We like to treat EVERYONE as family, which can either be a good or bad thing depending on your joke and prank tolerance. Haha! Within the band, we LOVE to call each other names, play practical jokes, and bring each other to our boiling points for the sake of laughter. Imagine a metal “JACKASS.” And that sibling horseplay, hard work in the studio, and sweat we propel from the stage is the Blood For Our Brothers.

Q: Your band has been around since 2008, why is your debut EP, And God Had Horns, coming out soon in 2013?

Well the bands original skeleton began way back in the day. We’ve released several small demos and teasers over the years with past members and “fill-in” instrumentalists, but this is the first time that we’ve locked in and solidified our line-up. We embarked on this “…And God Had Horns” journey when we added our last member Mario to the group in late 2011.
Q: How has playing live been for you? A new experience?
Playing live is more of a work out for us than anything else. Our rehearsals and group gatherings consist mainly of unhealthy amounts of beer consumption and inhumanly pizza devourment. Our post-show ritual is a box of Carne Asada Fries EACH so… live shows keep our arteries happy.

Q: Which bands are a major influence on your music?

I don’t think any band actually influences our music directly, I think it’s more of the mash up of each individual member’s influence. Know what I mean? We each have our own roots and major influences that contribute to what our brains tell our hands to play. But if I made a list of each our favorite artists, it’d be System Of A Down, KoRn, The Black Dahlia Murder, Lamb of God and Hendrix.

Q: Are there any other influences in your music, besides other bands? If so, what?

Yes, quite a bit actually. The unknown and paranormal, ghost hunting, government conspiracies, time travel, extra-terrestrial life, “Ancient Aliens,” quantum physics, interplanetary war, evolutionary theory, the fall of civilization, inhumanity of our species, serial killers, blasphemy, religious bigots, food and women.

Q: How is the “underground scene” in Los Angeles?

We’ve noticed that the Los Angeles underground scene has been and continues to become thicker with what we like to call “Jammers.” They’re groups who play a show, break up in a month, reform a new project with others, repeat, repeat. It’s unfortunate that so many guys are unable to hold it together but those groups who do, the diamonds in the rough, are some of the HEAVIEST, GRIMMEST, NASTIEST, MOST BRUTAL metal bands that we’ve had the privilege of sonically devastating along side of.

Q: Any shout outs you would like to give?

Wanna give a shout out and huge thanks to Michael Black of Dead Sea Records, Metal Dan Ochoa, Logan Mader, all the guys at Pure Rock Studios, Black Oil, Murdercore Ent.,Homeless one Prod., EVERYONE who has ever bought a ticket/shirt/or CD, and of course, Alfredos Mexican Food.
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Interview with Southerland Nights!

Band: Southerland Nights
Genre: Metalcore / Alternative Rock

Q: Your band name is “Southerland Nights,” where did that name come from originally?
Hey it’s Adam, thanks for interviewing us. We used to play in different bands all at Jon’s old house, which was on a street called Southerland Way, so it’s kind of an homage to our beginnings.

Q: What would you consider your music as? Genre wise.
Well I’d hate to put a label on anything we do, but if I had to call it anything I’d say Alternative Hard Rock.

Q: All the music you have made is for free download, why have your chosen that route? 

Right now the music we have uploaded to the internet are homemade demos recorded in kitchens, bedrooms, closets, and garages. I don’t expect anyone to buy them. Also, I do believe in free music, I want as many people as possible to have access to our music, so it’s a good way to make sure that there is nothing stopping someone from doing so.

Q: When can the fans expect a new album in 2013?

Expect an EP by the beginning of Summer. It’s going to be psychotic.

Q: You are touring around California, any idea when you will begin touring outside of CA?

Right now we’re working our way down to So-Cal, because most of our shows have been in Northern California. We’re also planning to play in Nevada real soon. Ideally, I’d like to go on tour this coming summer.

Q: So far, what has your been your favorite show you have played?

Oh man, that’s a hard question. personally I’d have to say it’s a tie between our March show at The Refuge and the one we did for San Francisco State University.

Q: If you could play in any country, with the line-up of your choosing, what country and what bands would you choose?

Australia and I’d want to play with AFI, Muse, 30 Seconds to Mars, Marilyn Manson, and U2. Even if we weren’t playing I’d kill to see a lineup like that.

Q: Any shout outs to give to the readers and your fans?

Thanks for reading and I wanna thank everyone who has supported us so far and is spreading the word for us, please keep it up we appreciate it very much! A special shout out to Stephanie from Virginia who has been doing incredible things for us!

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