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Interview with AnFallen!

Genre(s): Metalcore
Location: Bismarck

PSAB: Where did the band name “AnFallen” come from exactly? 

: Ricky took a German class in high school and really just one day
stumbled upon it in a dictionary.  It’s just a totally brutal word in
the german language, meaning things of the sort, like savage, to
assault, etc.  It has a lot of different uses.  But otherwise, even
though it is german, it just kind of sounds cool too.  Though if people
didn’t know it was german, it is a bit odd.  “An? Fallen? what?”  Though
it’s pronounced On Fallen.
PSAB: Are you working on new material? If so, when can we expect to hear it? 

: Yeah we’ve been working on creating our first album for like a good
year now.  Jams aren’t as frequent as we’d like them to be based on how
inconvenient they have to be.  We would have recorded the songs we have
written by now, but we want them all to be recorded in as high quality
as possible, and part of that is in keeping them recorded in the same
place.  We’re moving in literally a month.  If we were to record some
now, and record some afterward, they’d potentially sound a bit different
recording wise, and that doesn’t seem wise.  So our plan is to get all
of our demos done by the fall area, which we would release at least a
few to the public, but then send those off to a more professional studio
to be mixed and mastered, as we don’t want to mess that up.
PSAB: Why did you choose to play the type of music that you do? 

: There’s a number of reasons, but one big one is that, even though we
play a rather heavy sort of metal, we do have a strong love for things
like punk and stuff, but its just more fun to play metal.  I’d rather be
trying to shred or doing something challenging on my guitar than just
playing chords, no matter how good it sounds.  However, in saying that,
we’re also going to be a band that has an unusual amount of variety.  We
like a lot of music and it shows.
PSAB: What is the local metal scene like in Bismarck? 

: Complete and total crap honestly.  There’s this one band that used to
have a good thing going for them, and they still exist, but they
basically stopped doing anything.  They were a band that people somewhat
flocked to, but the scene died with them.  Not because of them.  Rather
the opposite.  Because the scene they were in died, they aren’t doing
anything.  But it’s sad really.  There’s not really too many bands in
Bismarck at all.  Hence why we are moving.  If a band from Bismarck
wants to make it, they have to leave, and that’s unfortunate. 
PSAB: If you had the choice of having any musician featured on one of your tracks. Which musician would that be and why? 

: That’s just way too hard a choice, ha ha. Just off the top of my
head I’d say Jeff Loomis because he is a guitar god, but i’m a guitarist
so of course I’d say to have a guitarist.  I think that’d vary for each
band member based on what they play, as that’s typically they’re
biggest interest.  Otherwise, i think it’d be cool to have Tim Mcilrath
of Rise Against sing, or Corpsegrinder of cannibal corpse.  I say both
because I enjoy both and because i feel that saying either would fit is a
testament to how different our music is going to be, for better or
PSAB: Have anything to say to the readers out there? 

: Bacon is amazing, stop running over baby rabbits, but most importantly
hate on bands that just try to capitalize on what is popular.
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Interview with Cadence Calling!


Genre(s): Metalcore
Location: Toronto, ON
PSAB: Why did you choose the name “Cadence Calling” for your band?
We chose Cadence Calling as our band name first and foremost because we
thought it sounded cool. Also in musical terminology the cadence is the
end of a phrase in music so we took that concept, applied it to the
name and came up with “the end” Calling as a general apocalyptic theme
and feel for the band.

PSAB: You recently released a single “Post Mortem.” How was the feedback for that song? Also, we can expect new material from you?

The feedback for Post Mortem has been great! Theres been a lot of
positive comments and virtually no hate towards it. People seem to
really like it which is fantastic! We trying to release our upcoming EP
this summer so stay tuned for that.

PSAB: Why did you chose to play the type of metal that you do?

We chose to play this style of metal because its what we grew up
listening to as kids so naturally we decided to create a band with that
sort of sound.
PSAB: What is the local metal scene like in Toronto, ON?
The local scene in Toronto is not what it should be. In our opinion and
probably in the opinion of other local bands there’s not enough kids or
promotion to keep the local scene thriving. Its a little disappointing
when you go play a show and the only people your playing to are the
people you brought out. At the same time this is our hometown and like
playing here , we just want to see the scene grow!

PSAB: What has played the most influence on your music? This can be non-music related.

This may seem like a cop out answer because we are not giving any
specifics but the most influence that plays into our sound are simply
bands that we are really into at the time of writing/recording our
music. I can say we all really enjoy and look up to the Metalcore band
August Burns Red.
PSAB: Have any shout outs to give to the readers out there?
For anyone who has enjoyed our music we thank you so much and keep on
the look out for upcoming shows, merch and our EP. Get Stoked!
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Interview with Overcoming The End!


Genre(s): Metalcore/Progressive
Location: Berlin, EU
PSAB: Where did the band name “Overcoming The End” come from exactly?
OTE: We have had many difficult situations in our lifes. One year ago, our old band disbanded because of personel reason between our members. I wasn’t even sure, if we both would make music together again. we had many complicated situations in our lives and we didn’t know where our paths would lead us to. There were times when we questioned everything and were even talking about ‘the end’. With the name ‘Overcoming The End’ we want to deliver, that even if there are hugh changes in your life eradicating everything good before, it’s not the end of the story. the change itself is the step to overcome your self-proclaimed end.
PSAB: When can your fans expect new music from you?
OTE: We hit the studio last December and worked on our debut full-length album, which is a concept album about a man living in our world in the year 2399 – this shows many parallels to the world, we currently live in. The tracking is already finished and our stuff has just to be mixed and mastered. We expect it to be finished in the fall 2014.
PSAB: If you had the chance to any musician featured in your music. What musician would that be?
OTE: It would definitely be either Alex Koehler (Chelsea Grin) or Spencer Chamberlain (Sleepwave; Ex-Underoath) because they both were a huge influence in our music life. A guitar solo played by John Petrucci in one song would also be really awesome!
PSAB: What is the local metal scene like in Berlin, EU?
OTE: We moved here 2 months ago because of the great metal scene here. International bands like War From a Harlots Mouth, Science Of Sleep or We Butter The Bread With Butter have their roots here and Berlin is the chance for us to move forward.
PSAB: Which bands play the most influence on your music?
OTE: We are influenced by many different kinds of music. The greatest influence certainly comes from deathcore bands like Chelsea Grin, Fit For An Autopsy, Whitechapel or Thy Art Is Murder. But we’re also influenced by rock bands like Fall Out Boy, Papa Roach, A Day To Remember or Hoobastank and metal/hardcore bands like Underoath, Parkway Drive or Architects. Otherwise, the symphonic aspect of our music comes from bands like Evanescence, Nightwish or Lacuna Coil. We just don’t want to do the same kind of music, that every deathcore band plays today – we want to have our own progressive style.
PSAB: Do you have any shout outs to give to your fans?
OTE: We are Overcoming The End – a new, ambitious band from Europe – and we would be really happy about your support! Our debut full-length album will be released in a few months and we hope to have your attention for it! \m/
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Interview with Stillness Before The Storm!

Genre(s): Metalcore
Location: Parker, CO
PSAB: Why did you choose the name “Stillness Before The Storm” for your band?
be quite honest when we picked the name we weren’t quite thinking about
how we might be able to fit that title, we just kinda picked something
that sounded different than other metalcore bands in the scene. Now we
feel like we fit the name musically and also lyrically. 

PSAB: You recently released a new single, “Motion Of Thought” on the 26th of May. How has the feedback been for that single?
SBTS: Motion of Thought was really our first song that was unanimously loved
throughout the band and with confidence I can say that most of the
feedback has been quite positive. It’s our first song with clean vocals!
We released through Pure Deathcore, and they seem to have a pretty
stubborn fanbase, but even with clean vocals and multiple melodies we
have been able to please even the most stubborn listeners.
PSAB: If you could share the stage with any band, which band would that be?
SBTS: As a whole, sbts has had probably too many influences over the years.
Out of all the band’s that have made us who we are, August burns Red has
been a band favorite. Sharing the stage with those guys would be
PSAB: What is the local metal scene like in your area?
SBTS: Starting a band in Denver, CO gave us sort of an advantage in saying
that the metal scene here is quite strong. I could name just about 15 or
so local bands that are genuinely good and well known across the scene.
Most of the community is friendly and are willing to help eachother out
and make the scene fun and enjoyable.
PSAB: What non-metal bands have played an influence on your music?
SBTS: For me personally, I listen to a lot of NON metal more than metal haha.
Just to start, bon iver, Dave Matthews, John butler trio, drake, Ellie
goulding,the 1975 , st. Lucia, have all influenced my playing and
songwriting greatly. In fact, the intro to the song the Angels walk by
us and the Outro of motion of thought were both inspired and were sort
of a tribute to John Butler.
PSAB: Do you have any shout outs to give to your fans, and the readers out there?
SBTS: As for shout outs, us as a band couldn’t be more happy with our fans. We
have never paid for a single like and have hit 1000 likes with ease. I
want to just say to the fans keep spreading the storm and keep your eyes
open for our upcoming EP Welcome to the Rapture!!!Thanks guys !!

All questions answered by Conor Amanatullah, the drummer of SBTS.
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Interview with Roads To Nowhere!


Genre(s): Metalcore
Location: Chippenham, England
PSAB: Where did the band name “Roads To Nowhere” come from exactly?RTN:An old vocalist came up with it randomly and the name stuck! We started
out at a time where every band name involved heaven, hell or some kind
of blood and guts and we wanted to stay away from that, “Roads to
Nowhere” got suggested and stuck!

PSAB: How was the feedback when you released your EP Dead World? Also, when is the music video coming out?

RNT: Critically, we got a great response from Dead World, and it never got a
bad review, we got a really good reception from it, it was the first
decent release we had and it helped with getting gigs and spreading our
name around. It was our first proper release and has given us a lot to
think about going forward! Our upcoming music video is for a single that
will be on the next album called “Beneath” and is being shot on the
26th April! No fixed release date yet but we’ll be sure to let you know!

PSAB: You’re currently unsigned, if you could be signed to any record label, which label would that be and why?

RNT: This one was a question where each of us gave quite different answers!
Sumerian, Metal Blade, Artery Recordings, Epitaph, Roadrunner and
Nuclear Blast were all mentioned, amongst others!

PSAB: What is the local metal scene like in Chippenham?

RNT: Chippenham is only a very small town so the scene is fairly limited,
though if you go back a few years there were some great DIY shows where
50 odd people would cram into a tiny hall to see bands. We are very
lucky in that Chippenham has great transport links and as a result we
are very involved in the Bristol music scene which is currently

PSAB: Which bands play the most influence on your music?

RNT: As a band we have a huge range of influences and the music we listen to
in the Van will range from Meshuggah to James Brown with near enough
everything in between. Upon a Burning Body (Who we were lucky enough
support) Suicide Silence, Chelsea Grin, Parkway Drive and Thy Art is
Murder are all huge influences though!

PSAB: Do you have any shout outs to give to your fans?

RTN: Thank you to everyone in the Roads family (you know who you are!) for
the support and helping us continue to do what we love doing!

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