Interviews

INTERVIEW: Black Veil Brides @ Academy, Manchester (04/02/2013)

Date: February 4th, 2013
Venue: Academy, Manchester
Interviewer: Zach Redrup

Format: Audio

Website: www.blackveilbrides.net
Facebook: www.facebook.com/blackveilbrides
Twitter: www.twitter.com/officialbvb

Bringing out a concept/rock opera themed album is a bold move, but to also bring out an accompanying feature length film to coincide with the release is a big stretch for any band, nevermind one as young as Hollywood’s Black Veil Brides. With both the album and film being releases for a few weeks and in the UK on the headline spot of the Kerrang! tour, we spoke with drummer Christian “CC” Coma about the releases, the narrative behind the album, how they’re finding the tour so far, plans for 2013 and more:

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INTERVIEW: Anberlin @ Academy 3, Manchester (02/02/2013)

Date: February 2nd, 2013
Venue: Academy 3, Manchester
Interviewer: Andy Roberts

Format: Audio

Website: www.anberlin.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/anberlin
Twitter: www.twitter.com/anberlin

Coming back with a more vibrant and strong sense of urgency with their latest full-length studio output, ‘Vital’, Florida’s Anberlin were, as always, warmly welcomed when news of a headline run return to the UK was confirmed. During said tour, we caught with the band’s frontman Stephen Christian on the Manchester date of the tour to discuss the record, what he and his bandmates like most about coming to the UK and more:

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INTERVIEW: The Getaway Plan @ Academy 3, Manchester (02/02/2013)

Date: February 2nd, 2013
Venue: Academy 3, Manchester
Interviewer: Andy Roberts

Format: Audio

Website: www.thegetawayplan.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/thegetawayplan
Twitter: www.twitter.com/thegetawayplan

Coming over to the UK all the way from Australia, pop-rock quartet The Getaway Plan are a long way away from home, on tour as support for Anberlin. With their latest album ‘Requiem’ getting its official UK release a few months back and already visting over not long ago with Pierce The Veil, we spoke with the guys on the Manchester date of the tour to discuss what they enjoy about the UK, how it compares to Australia and much more:

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INTERVIEW: Sonic Boom Six @ HMV Ritz, Manchester (26/01/2013)

Date: January 26th, 2013
Venue: HMV Ritz, Manchester
Interviewer: Zach Redrup

Format: Audio

Website: www.sonicboomsix.co.uk
Facebook: www.facebook.com/sonicboomsix
Twitter: www.twitter.com/sonicboomsix

Bringing to light more social related issues in their lyrics than most other bands, Sonic Boom Six are a band who carry a more unified message than the usual ‘bad relationship’ or ‘missing that one’ that other bands usually opt for. Whilst in their hometown of Manchester on their UK tour supporting The Blackout, we spoke with frontwoman Laila Khan about their self-titled album, what it’s like living in Manchester, her thoughts on HMV going into administration and more:

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INTERVIEW: Turbonegro @ Academy 3, Manchester (23/11/2012)

Date: November 23rd, 2012
Venue: Academy 3, Manchester
Interviewer: Jack Bastard

Format: Written

Website: www.turbonegro.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/turbonegrohq
Twitter: www.twitter.com/turbonegrohq

Norwegian death punkers, Turbonegro, have been spreading their dark, glam vibes for many-a-year now and with the recent addition of their new singer, the Duke of Nothing himself, Tony Sylvester, it doesn’t appear that they’re ready to stop any time soon. We spoke with Tony on the second day of their swift 3-date UK leg of their tour to talk about the bands longevity, being in Britain and more.

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INTERVIEW: Parkway Drive @ Academy 1, Manchester (15/11/2012)

Date: November 15th, 2012
Venue: Academy 1, Manchester
Interviewer: Zach Redrup

Format: Audio

Website: www.parkwaydriverock.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/parkwaydrive
Twitter: www.twitter.com/parkwayofficial

It goes without saying that Australian metalcore monsters Parkway Drive are easily one of the staple acts into the genre, creating album after album of brute intensity and maintaining a formidable live show to boot. With their new album ‘Atlas’ coming out just two weeks ago and the band currently touring off the record in the UK, we spoke with frontman Winston McCall in Manchester about the new album, their views on the environment (as touched upon in their music video for ‘Dark Days’) and more:

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INTERVIEW: Emmure @ Academy 1, Manchester (15/11/2012)

Date: November 15th, 2012
Venue: Academy 1, Manchester
Interviewer: Zach Redrup

Format: Audio

Website: None available
Facebook: www.facebook.com/emmure
Twitter: www.twitter.com/emmure

Packing in the release of two full-length albums in just over 12 months is an impressive feat for any band. Alas, deathcore titans Emmure did just that, releasing their new record ‘Slave To The Game’ earlier this year. At the Manchester date of their tour supporting Parkway Drive, we spoke to frontman Frankie Palmeri about the album, their headline slot at Ghostfest earlier in the year, progress on yet another full-length record for next year and more:

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INTERVIEW: Structures @ Academy 1, Manchester (15/11/2012)

Date: November 15th, 2012
Venue: Academy 1, Manchester
Interviewer: Zach Redrup

Format: Audio

Website: None available
Facebook: www.facebook.com/wearestructures
Twitter: www.twitter.com/wearestructures

With all members in Canadian technical metalcore outfit Structures slotting firmly at around 19-20, it’s insane to think that musicians so young can pull off music so complex yet so devastatingly heavy. Whilst on tour as opening support for Parkway Drive, we caught up with the young Canadians to talk about touring the UK, how they found the reception was for their debut full-length, ‘Divided By’, and more:

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INTERVIEW: The Word Alive @ Academy 1, Manchester (15/11/2012)

Date: November 15th, 2012
Venue: Academy 1, Manchester
Interviewer: Zach Redrup

Format: Audio

Website: www.wearethewordalive.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/thewordalive
Twitter: www.twitter.com/thewordalive

Carrying a positive and life affirming message in their music, The Word Alive are definitely one of the bright burning hopes within the current post-hardcore/metalcore scene. Following the release of their sophomore album ‘Life Cycles’ and a European/UK tour supporting Parkway Drive, we caught up with guitarist Zack Hansen at the Manchester date of the tour to talk about the album, plans to release a new EP in 2013, their ‘Mercy’ cover for the ‘Punk Goes Pop: Volume 5’ compilation album and more:

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INTERVIEW: Architects @ Academy 2, Manchester (12/11/2012)

Date: November 12th, 2012
Venue: Academy 2, Manchester
Interviewer: Zach Redrup

Format: Audio

Website: www.architectsofficial.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/architectsuk
Twitter: www.twitter.com/architectsuk

With their new full-length album ‘Daybreaker’, Brighton’s Architects stepped away from the more personal messages within frontman Sam Carter and instead opted to tackle more socio-political issues that effect the masses. Though their return to their original sound brought back many doubters, their new lyrical content repelled others. At the Manchester date of their recent UK tour supporting the record, we spoke with bassist Ali Dean about the album, their set at Vans Warped Tour UK in London, progress on album number six and more:

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