Can you tell us about the origin of the band name, a history of the band and a little bit about the various members?
The band was formed in 2015 by Adam, Devin, Billy and Mike. The band name was proposed by Adam because a. It sounded super cool and b. It came from the old world duels where integrity was called into question.
Are you all from the same area? How did you get together as a band?
We all grew up in the Atlanta rock music scene and played shows together since we were little, and we decided to form a super group to go all the way and become a big national act.
Who are your favourite artists/bands and how have they influenced your own sound?
Our favorite artists and bands are Led Zeppelin, Pantera, Slayer, Guns N Roses, Sevendust, Alice in Chains, Metallica. We all grew up loving these bands and going to their shows, so clearly their influences come out in our music – however we definitely have our own sound that seems to manifest itself with each song we create.
Did you always have the ambition to be a musician and in a band or did you originally have other plans?
I was a musician since I was very little and always wanted to be a big rockstar. It was my parents that drove me to have a normal office profession at first but at the end of the day my DNA took over and here we are.
What songs or albums are on your current playlist?
Pistols At Dawn “Ascension” album, Korn “It’s On” , Sevendust “Waffle”, Rage Against The Machine “Bulls On Parade”, Pantera “I’m Broken”.
Do you sing in the shower?
No. I click drum parts with my teeth.
Do you have any plans for the band for this year and into next year?
Yes. We released the Ascension album last Friday, August 19th, please check it out! We released the “Under The Surface Video” on Saturday the 20th. We also announced a US Tour with Alter Bridge and Mammoth WVH which can be found on our Facebook page and website.
Do you currently have any new songs/albums ready to be released?
See above answer.
If you could play at any venue in the world where would you choose?
Red Rocks CO and Wimbley in the UK, and for sure Donnington in the UK.
Do you have a favourite album? If so, what is it?
Guns N Roses, Appetite for Destruction.
Do you have any guilty pleasure songs/albums?
Yes, I love Southern Country Music – it’s very relaxing and fun to drink to.
If you were putting together the greatest show on earth, who would be playing?
Led Zeppelin, Metallica, Sevendust, Foo Fighters, Muse.
Can you remember the first album you bought with your own money? What was it and do you still have it?
AC/DC Highway To Hell – it was a record and I sadly don’t have it!
As your fans will be reading this, is there any message you would like to send out to them?
We’re here to stay.
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?
Love to hear what you think about”Ascension” and the new “Under The Surface” video!
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