Can you tell us about the origin of the band name, a history of the band and a little bit about the various members?
A long time ago in a dimension not too far away, there was a battle of the bands, of which we lost, after a short fishing trip for us to relax and unwind, there may or may not have been a nuclear apocalypse that we had ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO DO WITH…
Upon returning from our “fishing trip” we found a land that was altered, corrupt and full of nasty insects that made Australia look like a petting zoo.
Through many trials and tales we discovered a interdimesional gate (which Grunt thought was a toaster) and presto, your dimension opened up, we crossed over here and thus an “Incursion” of your dimension had begun roughly in 2015.
Our merry trio consists of Fox (guitars/vocals), Griff (drums and keeper of time) and Grunt (bass and although considered a giant in our dimension, he’s about average height here, so he’s now Mini Grunt)
Since your 2015 we have performed up and down the UK, along with bands such as Psychostick, Red Method, Make Them Suffer and on line ups for Hammerfest 13, The Road to Ruin and Eradication Festival. We released our first EP “Scourge” in 2018 to a great reception and two more singles since!
Are you all from the same area? How did you get together as a band?
Originally yes, but now we are scattered across South and West Wales as to not disturb the space time continuum too much. And magnets if I recall correctly.
Who are your favourite artists/bands and how have they influenced your own sound?
Devin Townsend, DevilDriver, Ill Nino, MachineHead, Slayer, Mick Gordon with the Doom 2016 soundtrack and that up and coming band Metallica.
Devin for the broadest answer showed us that you can have a range and that being goofy isn’t a bad thing either.
Did you always have the ambition to be a musician and in a band or did you originally have other plans?
Nope, was supposed to be curing life threatening diseases in our dimension, but that battle went south pretty quick.
Here we’ve always wanted to play music to have fun with it and audiences, the world gets so bleak at times that you need idiots like us to bring a smile even if it’s laughing at us
What songs or albums are on your current playlist?
Bad Omens – The Death of Peace of Mind
Arch Enemy – Deceivers
Strapping Young Lad – Alien
Red Method – For The Sick
Avatar – Avatar Country
Do you sing in the shower?
No, but I do scream quite loudly.
Do you have any plans for the band for this year and into next year?
We are finishing off our debut full length album and are booking shows into next year, we have a few festival appearances booked for next year and looking to build more and more as time progresses, we also have new merch available in our shop so roll up roll up and get your nuclear radiated* zoodies and t-shirts now!
Do you currently have any new songs/albums ready to be released?
Almost and they are some bangers if we do say so!
If you could play at any venue in the world where would you choose?
Hollywood Bowl, I like cereal alot.
Do you have a favourite album? If so, what is it?
Fox: For a complete it might be The New Black – Strapping Young Lad or Revolution Revolucion – Ill Nino those are the first two that jump out at me that I can listen to without skipping a track, closely followed by Sempiternal – Bring Me The Horizon.
Griff: Gojira – From Mars to Sirius
Do you have any guilty pleasure songs/albums?
Bon Jovi – The Death Metal Years (do you have that here?)
If you were putting together the greatest show on earth, who would be playing?
We’d have to have a battle between Rammstein and Kiss whilst Monster Jam and Formula One race around all whilst you have a WWE title match taking place within a steel cage headed up by the cast of Marvel cinematic universe making cameo appearances.
All hosted like “Whose Line is it Anyway?” With Clive Anderson.
Can you remember the first album you bought with your own money? What was it and do you still have it?
Fox: Limp Bizkit – Chocolate Starfish and yes still have it
Griff: I bought a bundle off my friend for £5 that had Pantera’s VDOP & CFH as well as Slayer’s GHUA. I loved the music before getting them and just wanted the albums which I still have now.
As your fans will be reading this, is there any message you would like to send out to them?
We love you from the bottom of our irradiated little hearts for all your support, now go buy some more merch 😉 💚🖤
Finally, let us know all your social media sites so your fans, old and new, can find and follow/like you!
We, at The Metal Asylum, would like to thank you for your time. Is there is anything further that you would like to add?
BRING US MORE HOB NOB BISCUITS AT SHOWS!
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