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 name Even in Death was created by our original drummer who had ties to both the military and to his church, so the term had a deep significance for him. At the time no thought was given to how it would come across for us from a marketing standpoint. These days we must convince people that we are not a Death Metal band.
Led by front man Sean Nations, a fixture on the Texas Metal scene, who throughout his career has been in several acts that have toured both regionally and nationally. Sean brings a dynamic presence to Even in Death both on and off stage with his powerful vocal style and charismatic persona. With a distinct look that matches his vocals Sean commands the stage when Even in Death performs.
The guitar duties are handled by the duo lead guitar attack of Anthony Carrillo and James Garza both of whom besides showing off their guitar wizardry have energetic stage presence and unique guitar styles that complement each other well. Anthony Carrillo in addition to having strong vocals as well also brings the added experience of having toured with various acts both nationally and internationally. James, a veteran of the local scene, honed his skills as a lead guitarist through countless live shows performed in the competitive local scene.
Driving the band and bringing the thunder for the rhythm section are bassist Anthony Aleman and Drummer Frankie Diaz Deleon. Anthony, who has toured regionally and nationally with various acts, is a dynamic bassist who brings non-stop energy to the stage as well as strong backup vocals. Frankie brings both fury and passion to the band with an aggressive style of drumming that drives the band and gives that little bit of an extra edge to our music.
Are you all from the same area? How did you get together as a band?
Yes, we are all from San Antonio, Texas and all came together mainly through mutual friendships.
Who are your favourite artists/bands and how have they influenced your own sound?
The band has a wide range of influences from old school bands like Metallica, Pantera, Judas Priest to newer groups like Bullet for my Valentine, Shinedown, MCR.
Did you always have the ambition to be a musician and in a band or did you originally have other plans?
Myself and most of the members in the band all had ambitions to make music a full time career.
What songs or albums are on your current playlist?
Black Veil Brides, Type O Negative, Rammstein, The Ramones best of, Anti-Flag live
Do you sing in the shower?
Of course, don’t we all?
Do you have any plans for the band for this year and into next year?
The current plan is to release our latest album by promoting one single at a time for the first 4 tracks and get our spring/summer touring schedule together to support the release. Our Management and Label have been hard at work trying to get all this together for us.
Do you currently have any new songs/albums ready to be released?
Yes, our debut single “Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)” came out in August and will be followed up by “Broken Dreams” in mid-October. In January we will release “Fire Your Guns” followed by “My Salvation” in April. Our last single on this album will be “Live like its your last day” in June followed by the full release of the album. That last track is a collaboration with Gee Tee Shotta of Wu Tang Clan.
If you could play at any venue in the world where would you choose?
I’m torn between Red Rocks in Denver or Madison Square Garden as far as venues are concerned but there are several large festivals on my bucket list as well. Hellfest, Download, Lollapalooza, Wackenfest.
Do you have a favourite album? If so, what is it?
My favourite album changes from week to week so it’s hard to pick just one.
Do you have any guilty pleasure songs/albums?
Yes, most albums by The Killers, George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic.
If you were putting together the greatest show on earth, who would be playing?
That’s a tough one because there are so many incredible musicians out there, I could never narrow it down to just any one group.
Can you remember the first album you bought with your own money? What was it and do you still have it?
The first album I got was Twisted Sisters Stay Hungry and I no longer have it.
As your fans will be reading this, is there any message you would like to send out to them?
Yes, Even in Death thanks you for being a fan of our music and hope you all know that you are all a part of us. Rock on Even in Death Army!
Finally, let us know all your social media sites so your fans, old and new, can find and follow/like you!
Our website- https://evenindeath.net/press-kit
Our Spotify link-https://open.spotify.com/artist/13ypXq0MASD1fbQE8NKkQo
Our Facebook profile-https://www.facebook.com/eidtx/
Our Twitter- https://twitter.com/EvenInDeathArmy
Our YouTube Channel- https://youtube.com/user/EveninDeathtx
We, at The Metal Asylum, would like to thank you for your time. Is there is anything further that you would like to add?
Thank you Metal Asylum for giving us this opportunity to share a bit about ourselves with you.
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