Thursday, August 21, 2014

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!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Interview with Patient Sixty-Seven!

Genre(s): Post-Hardcore/Metalcore
Location: Perth

PSAB: Why did you choose "Patient Sixty-Seven" for your band name?

PSS: The name is homage to a favourite movie of mine, Shutter Island. The Patient Sixty-Seven concept is an important part of the movie, and I won't spoil it for anyone who might not have seen it! But it points strongly to self-reflection, understanding, and being confused by what's really around you. That movie intrigued me, as it has for a lot of people! It just seemed appropriate. 

You released your debut single "Gustavo Bling" back in late June. How has the feedback been for that song?

PSS: It's been pretty positive. It was a while coming and written before we had everything solidified in terms of members and our approach. Generally it's been good to hear what people have had to say, but even if someone isn't a big fan of it - that's okay! We appreciate that they've taken the time to listen. 

PSAB: Now that your debut single is out, what are your plans next? Release an EP, or another single?

PSS: Our EP is in the works. We don't play to rush anything, but obviously there's more music on the way! Hopefully as soon as possible. :)

PSAB: How is the metal scene in your area of Perth?

PSS: It's always hard to compare. But I'd say relatively strong, there's some serious talent around our city. Definitely plenty of bands that you'd take the time to listen to - Perth is doing alot right. It's obviously just important people keep supporting the music they enjoy! 

PSAB: What bands, or musicians, play the most influence on your music?

PSS: It's kind of cool to see everyone's different influences, and that will show in later releases. Some of the guys really enjoy the classic Australian metal acts, which brings alot of intensity to the music. I enjoy some pop/electronic stuff too aside from the usual post-hardcore/metalcore bands, and even orchestral scores, so we try and take from all our influences :) 

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

PSS: We're obviously still starting out - so alot of support that we get comes from close friends, family, girlfriends. We thank anyone who has given us a chance so far. One song is out, and we'll be working hard and putting more music out soon!

All questions answered by Tom Kiely, vocalist of Patient Sixty-Seven.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Carnifex Releases New Music Video For Their Song "Hatred And Slaughter"

Deathcore band, Carnifex, released a new music video just a few minutes ago for their song "Hatred and Slaughter." The song is taken from their recently released album Die Without Hope. Check out their new music video below, and pick up a copy of their album now!

(Originally released through Lambgoat)

Interview with Scorched By The Flaming Goat!

Genre(s): Symphonic Death Metal/Black Metal
Location: Santiago, Chile

PSAB: Where did the band name "Scorched By The Flaming Goat" come from?

SBTFG: Well first of all, I am Ignacio , vocalist of Scorched By The Flaming Goat.Thanks a lot for this interview. We are really honored of being part of an interview, actually the first interview I've ever done hahaha

The band's name came up a couple years ago when I was partying on my own smoking some joints and well I got pretty stoned. After a few minutes of nothingness I started to watch some "screaming goat" videos on youtube, and after like 10 videos I started thinking about how awesome could it be a screaming goat that blow fire out of their mouth. Then some others stupid thing happened hahah , but that's the main reason why we got that name 

PSAB: Your new EP Felony is set to release sometime this month. How many tracks will this EP have, and what can expect from it?

SBTFG: Yes, we are about to release our debut EP this month. It will be out for download in mid August ( between 20 - 28 of August). The EP has 6 tracks which includes an instrumental intro and outro. The music of the EP goes from some black dahlia murder's kind of riffs including some breakdowns and black metal-ish riffs, followed by 3 tracks that have more aggressive and chaotic riffs ( one of them is the track that we released as a promo single a couple weeks ago), finally ending with the more aggressive with some creepy atmospheres that ends with an Abigail Williams's style. So be prepared to listen something that will blow out your mind

PSAB: If you had the choice to tour any country, which country would that be and why?

SBTFG: We've thought about it all the time and we all agree that we would like to go to the US, because there are more places to set a live show and also is the country of our main influences for the band. 

PSAB: How is the metal scene in Santiago, Chile?

SBTFG: The metal scene in Chile always have been very exclusive , except for the underground scene that includes mostly Thrash and Death Metal bands. In our case, all the members of the band has grown in the hardcore/metal scene therefor we've always play with bunch of other melodic hardcore, deathcore, metalcore bands. That scene in Santiago is quite dead, i must say that there were better days for the scene.

PSAB: What kind of bands did you listen to growing up? Do those same bands make an influence on your music now? 

: Most of us have grown up listening to metal and then expanding our tastes to the hardcore/metal music. And yes we all like band like The Black Dahlia Murder , Fleshgod Apocalypse, Abigail Williams , Winds Of Plagues and lots of others band that  influenced us to make our music. I'm sure that you'll notice that when you listen to our music!

PSAB: Have any shout outs to give to the readers, and yours fans?

SBTFG: Prepare to listen the most angry , chaotic, atmospheric and heartbreaking screaming that will haunt you all night long. We are Scorched By The Flaming Goat and prepare to burn all this shit !!

Thanks a lot for this opportunity guys. We as a band that has just started is a great instance to attract people all over the word to listen our music. I really mean it guys, 
We are grateful !

Two Albums You Should Pick Up Today; Acrania And Swine Overlord

Two new albums dropped today from two awesome bands. One is from brutal deathcore band, Acrania. The other is from slam death metal Swine Overlord. 

The first up is Acrania's new album Totalitarian Dystopia. This is the band's first full length album, and it follows up their EP The Beginning Of The End. Which released back in 2013. You can pick up Totalitarian Dystopia via these outlets: Bigcartel, Indie Merchstore, and iTunes.

Next up is Swine Overlord's new album Parables of Umbral Transcendence. Like Acrania, this is the band's first full length album, and it follows up their EP Anthology of Abomination that released in 2013. You can pick up Parables of Umbral Transcendence through these outlets: Gore House Productions and CDBaby.

Both of these albums are highly recommended to any fan of Pig Squeals And Breakdowns, and I suggest you pick them up now!