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Interview with Promethean!

Genre(s): Deathcore
Location: Toowoomba

PSAB: Why did you choose the name “Promethean” for your band?
Promethean: Before
we were called “Promethean” we went under the name “As Oceans Die” I
guess you could say it was just an attempt not to sounds so Metalcore.
And the story behind the Greek titan “Prometheus” which the name is
derived from, is just really intense and brutal, so it matches our style
of music quite well.
 
PSAB: You released a new single, “Planetary
Devastation” back in June. How was the feedback for that single? Also,
when can we expect new music?
Promethean: The feedback for it was really
good, we had a vocal change between our two songs we have up. And
everyone responded to it really well, whether it was friends in other
bands or people coming up to us and telling us what they think. They all
defiantly agree it’s a better more in your face style than our previous
single, which is what we were aiming for.
We are currently
writing our EP, and we’ve ball parked the time we’ll be looking to
recording it, we know who were doing it with. So Hopefully before the
end of the year.
 
PSAB: You are sponsored by Pure Deathcore. How has the experience been working with them?
Promethean: So
far, very chill we’ve only been with them for a couple of days. But
there has been a steady rise of attention being paid towards us. So we
are very happy with that, and even happier to have them backing us.
 
PSAB: How is the metal scene in your area?
Promethean: The
Toowoomba scene has had it’s fair share of Mishaps, but thanks to the
efforts of a few  great men know only as “Kez” and “Gnarly Grimes” and
Everyone else we’ve gotten through all the venue closings and what not.
And all is well and going smoothly for the Toowoomba scene.
 
PSAB: What one band has played the most influence on your music?
Promethean: It differs for each member. But, Aegaeon’s album “Dissension” is the one Most of us would agree on.
 
PSAB: Have any shout outs to give to the readers?
Promethean: Definitely
to the guys in “My Friend the Betrayer”, “King Hit the Queen” and “Pure
Deathcore”. And everyone that has showed us support or helped us out in
anyway. Thank you all very much!!!
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Interview with Remains of the Tyrant!

Genre(s): Death Metal
Location: Modesto, CA

PSAB: Where does the band name “Remains of the Tyrant” come from?
ROTT: The name kind of just came to us, we had an idea of
what kind of lyrical content we wanted to portray and worked around it.
We had a big political charge to our earlier work and our newer stufd is
an outlook of the world is being torn down by man and that deserves
punishment. The name can be taken a couple different ways, the dead
remains of a tyrant who has been killed or the bleak remains of the land
and people the tyrant has had control over.
PSAB: You released a single, Bathing in Pestilence, earlier this month. How has the feedback been?
ROTT: It’s gotten some good feedback, of course we wanted
the Internet to explode when it came out but we are realistic and having
only 200 something followers at the time, we had realistic expectations
of the buzz we would get. But our goal as a band is to play what we
love and share it with anyone that will listen.
We’ve had some big name
artists that we really look up to give it a listen and let us know what
we think and it was a lot of positive stuff coming back which is an
honor to hear from some of our idols that not only took the time to
listen but also gave us input on what was good or caught their ears and
what they would tweak, we also got a bunch of good responses frim metal
blogs such as yourselves and the fans have dug it a lot, its a little
more on our death metal side which we really like and its killer to play
live. We actually are having a lyric video done up for it that should
be hitting youtube sometime soon.
PSAB: If you had the choice to have a musician featured on one of your tracks. Which musician would that be and why?
ROTT: It would be soo gnarly to get a guest solo and guest
vocal spot from John Gallagher of Dying Fetus, he shreds and he has
those unmistakable lows, so you could get two awesome spots from him in
one song.
PSAB: What is the metal scene like in Modesto, CA?
ROTT: The scene around here was killer when we first
started but venues couldn’t stay afloat, we used to have a couple
destinations for national acts but now its dwindled down pretty low
which is a big bummer.
PSAB: What are three bands that play the most influence on your music?
ROTT: That is really tough because I feel we have aspects
in our music from varying genres that will please a wide spectrum of
metal heads, we have tech, we have melodic sections, we have
heavy/groove, we have solos and we have breakdowns, but if I have to
pick 3
The Black Dahlia Murder( tech, melody and solo aspects),
Carnifex(blackened deathcore, breakdown aspects), and Thy Art is Murder
(Heavy/Groove)
PSAB: Do you have any shout outs to give to your fans, and the readers out there?
ROTT: First, we would like to thank everybody who has ever
given our music a listen, shared it with someone, or done anything to
help us push our fanbase at all. The main goal of this band isn’t fame
or publicity or any of that b.s. We want to play the music that we love
and share it with anyone who will listen and we can’t thank you people
enough for listening.
We have to thank Bob at Mayhemeness Studios for
working with us and helping us get the sound we wanted for these new
songs that we are doing. Brian Shields for posting up our music time and
time again to try and help us out, any of the blogs that have put us up
on their facebook, helped us our with single artwork or put us up on
their website to try and spread our music and we for sure want to thank
you guys at Pig Squeals and Breakdowns, you have posted about us since
our first EP and we’re stoked that we can keep making music that you all
enjoy. Thank you.

 

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Interview with Descending The Heavens!

Genre(s): Progressive Blackened Death Metal
Location: Southeastern, WI
PSAB: Why did you choose the name “Descending The Heavens” for your band?
DTH: Back
in 2007, with the original band members; We were cycling through band
name ideas and we were wanted something that fit our sound. We
originally going to go with the concept, “The Green River Killers”, but
we found out it was already a band name. So then we started figuring out
more ideas. At first we were going to go with “As We Descend The
Heavens”..
We thought it was too long, so we dropped the beginning part
and made it to “Descending The Heavens”. It’s a play on words and
derived from bible texts; I.e. “They came descending from the heavens.”
Essentially to us it means that whatever is out there in the cosmic sea
will one day return and unleash hell. So in other words, aliens…Indeed.

PSAB: The band broke up for about four years, and was recently brought back in 2011. Why did the band split originally?
DTH: Due to half us still being in high school and the other half
starting college, we ended up calling it quits.. Everyone went there
separate ways. So I went out to find and rebuild a new band. Well
through trial and error, I started to give up on music all together…
Then one day I got an Facebook message from a former guitarist in one of
the band’s I had been in before, “Failed Savior”. He asked if I would
be interested in joining his new incarnation of his old project, “Before
We Are Forgotten”.
It is here I meet future drummer of DTH and brother
in arms, Adam Troyer. We practiced a couple times, but I wasn’t feeling
it. We were doing the tandem vocal gig and other dude was a stuck up
kid. So I was going to back out, when Adam messaged me saying they were
all talking behind my back that they were going kick me out anyways.
Well with that I deported that band and Adam followed in spite of their
actions. From there we gave a renewal to D.T.H. and it has been history
ever since.. After countless member changes, I believe I have found the
perfect group of musicians, I’ve been looking for!!
PSAB: You’re currently unsigned, if you could be signed to any record label, which label would that be and why?
DTH: I’ve really been digging the releases from Subliminal Groove Records and
Unique Leader Records. DTH would fit in with those band’s and those
record labels. Although Metal Blade would be quite stellar! Anyways if we
do ever get signed, it doesn’t matter where it would be. Just being
able to play our music every night, is fine with me.
PSAB: How is the metal scene in your area?
DTH: Ohh man, the Wisconsin metal scene is growing by numbers! There is so
many talented bands hidden up here in this cesspool!! The shows are
getting better as well. A lot of cool tours are starting to roll through
more, as well. The only thing that does suck up here is the lack of
people attending some of the shows. It tends to be hit or miss. But we
still give the fans what they came for, no matter how many people are
there!
You have shared the stage with many, many bands.
PSAB: Which band has been your favorite to play along side?
DTH: Hell yeah! It’s been an honor to share the stage with them all. I have so
many favorites, but I’ll choose one for now; I’d have to say, sharing
the stage with Aborted and Kataklysm, back in April. That was a killer
show!! Although our show next month in Chicago, with Putrid Pile is
going to be quite gnarly, too..
PSAB: Have any shout outs to give to the readers out there?
DTH: To my band and family, DTH. Also our friends in An Ocean Above Us,
Anomaly, Beyond De-th, The Central, Devolving Messiah, Grave
Remains,Samyaza, Squidhammer, The Unnecessary Gunpoint Lecture,
Vermilion and War Of Abaddon. Also to all our friends we have made over
the past couple of years! Most of all our fans! Thank you!!
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Interview with Shot On Site!

Genre(s): Hardcore/Heavy Metal
Location: Bremerton, Washington
PSAB: Why was “Shot On Site” chosen for your band name? 

SOS
: We are here to make an impact in the business like a bullet penetrating skin. 

PSAB
: Are you currently working on new music? If so, when can your fans expect to hear it? 

SOS
: Yes we are…We have a brand new song and we plan to release them at our next show on August 30th!!
We do plan to record our first album this year!! Hopefully in time for.
We are more developed as a band and can’t wait to let our fans listen
to what we have to offer. 

PSAB
: If you were able to share the stage with any band ever, which band would that be and why? 

SOS
: Slayer!! We are highly influenced by their talent and the way they carry themselves like we do. 

PSAB
: What is the metal scene like in Bremerton, WA? 

SOS
: Bremerton’s metal scene is not as strong as
their Punk scene.  They hold punk music and what they stand for up high.
It’s just gonna take a band like Shot On Site to take over and change
their minds.

 
PSAB: If there is one band you think that played the most influence on your music. Which band would that be? 

SOS
: We look towards ourselves for influence. We strive to keep our sound very original. 

PSAB
: Have any shout outs to give? 

SOS
: Shout outs to our friends and families, who
stuck by us when no one else believed in us and our goals as a band.
Definitely our fans. Venues around us who keep booking Shot On Site and
dig what we do as a unit The Charleston (specifically), Bremerton Pyrate
Punx and Alcohol…And you Pig Squeals and Breakdowns for the
opportunity to get us on the map as musicians and a bad ass not so
technical band.

 

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Interview with Allies To The Adversary!

Genre(s): Deathcore
Location: Toronto, Ontario
PSAB: Where does the band name “Allies To The Adversary” come from?
ATTA: Our
name actually came to us randomly one day. We were a band under a
different name before, but didn’t think it worked, so decided to change
it up. The name Allies to the Adversary is basically like “Friends with
the Enemy”, and to us, it seemed like a cool name. There’s no real story
behind why we picked it.
PSAB: You received positive feedback for your self-titled EP. When, and what, can we expect from your new album?
ATTA: We’ve
just finished writing our new album, and we’re about half way done
recording it. It should be finished being recorded by September, and
then mixing and mastering. We’re aiming for early 2015 for a release
date, but nothing is set in stone yet. As for the sound, it’s something
completely different than Self Titled. Much, much more dynamic and fun
to listen to! We put a lot of work into this album, and are confident
everybody will like it much more. 8 tracks, about 35 minutes long, and
some very unexpected stuff. We also have a cool guest vocal appearance
from a good friend, but that’s a secret. New single coming soon!
PSAB: You’re currently unsigned, if you could be signed to any record label, which label would that be and why?
ATTA: Being
unsigned right now is actually, in our opinion, much better for us. If
we were to build a larger fanbase and be able to go out on a tour, then a
record label would be great. We haven’t really put any thought into
any, but any label that is fair, helps us out, and aren’t assholes to
deal with would be great!
PSAB: How is the metal scene in Toronto, Ontario?
ATTA: In all honesty, it’s quite disappointing. There’s some real talent here
that goes without being noticed, but there’s also a lot of bands trying
to sound like bigger bands in the scene just to get big. There’s no
heart put into the music, just rip-off’s of big bands. We’ve played with
some amazing bands though, that’s for sure.
PSAB: What has played the most influence on your music? This can be non-metal related.
ATTA: We don’t really look to other music for influence, most of our influence
comes from ourselves, what we’re feeling at the time, and what we come
up with when in the studio when we’re doing pre-production. 6/8 of the
songs were written when we were in there, only 2 were pre written, one
of them being the single we released “Brickyard”, so there wasn’t much
influence, it was more “Go with the flow”.
PSAB: Have any shout outs to give to your fans?
ATTA: To
everyone who bought a physical, or digital download of our EP, we owe
everything to. That supported us greatly, and we’re thankful for that,
so thank you. Even if you didn’t buy it, but listen to us, that’s enough
for us. We love our fans, and seeing people actually react to our music
positively is great. All the support we’ve got since this band started
is insane! So really, huge shout out to anybody and everybody who
supports our dream!
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