Interviews

INTERVIEW: Martyr Defiled @ The Underground, Stoke-on-Trent (17/09/2010)

Date: September 17th, 2010
Venue: The Underground, Stoke-on-Trent
Interviewer: Zach Redrup

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Website: None available
MySpace: www.myspace.com/martyrdefiled

With their debut album ‘Collusion’ being released in just over a week’s time, DEAD PRESS! decided we should catch up with Nottingham death metal force Martyr Defiled on their UK September tour with Postmortem Promises at their Stoke date. After returning from a small food and beer run from the local Tesco store and searching about for a suitable place to conduct the interview, we finally settled on using the band’s tour van. Vocalist Matthew Jones, guitarist Lee Cook, bassist Joe Blackburn and later Alex Micklewright all shared with us their thoughts on the new album, the story behind its title, why they love playing Ghostfest and what they hope to do next year…

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INTERVIEW: Heights @ The Underground, Stoke-on-Trent (17/09/2010)

Date: September 17th, 2010
Venue: The Underground, Stoke-on-Trent
Interviewer: Zach Redrup

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Stream: YouTube

Website: www.weareheights.com
MySpace: www.myspace.com/weareheights

After only forming as soon as 2009, Hertfordshire’s Heights have quickly received a lot of attention and praise in the hardcore and alternative scene in recent months. With their debut EP ‘The Land, The Ocean, The Distance’ being shoved up on their site for free download and still shifting strong downloads since it’s release in September 2009, they’re debut album due for early 2011 will surely see the band make or break it. We caught up with vocalist Thomas Debaere at The Underground in Stoke-on-Trent on their support show for the Postmortem Promises/Martyr Defiled co-headlining tour to catch on news and updates for the record, his stance on illegal downloading, and future tour plans…

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INTERVIEW: Sucioperro @ The Roadhouse, Manchester (09/09/2010)

Date: September 9th, 2010
Venue: The Roadhouse, Manchester
Interviewer: Zach Redrup

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Stream: YouTube

Website: www.sucioperro.com
MySpace: www.myspace.com/sucioperro

Despite being around for almost a decade now, Scottish alternative rock 3-piece Sucioperro still haven’t been give that break of a chance to receive the attention they rightfully deserve. But, with a third album soon on its way that could all soon change, bringing them out of small underground clubs and pubs, and instead playing at academy sized venues. We thought we’d get a hold of the band at one of their dates on their September 2010 tour and talk about the new album, what songs they prefer to play live, and what they have planned for the future – all whilst eating some sausage casserole, which they kindly offered to us…

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INTERVIEW: Kurt Travis (23/08/2010)

Upon hearing the news about Kurt Travis‘ recent departure from Dance Gavin Dance‘s (or DGD if you want to keep it short) lead vocalist and being replaced by original member Jonny Craig, lots of speculation and rumours were created as to why and how Kurt left the group he’s been working hard with since 2007. With no official word from him we thought we’d catch up with him ourselves and see what really happened, how it happened and what he’s getting up to now.

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INTERVIEW: The Arusha Accord @ University Union, Leeds (26/06/2010)

Date: June 26th, 2010
Venue: Ghostfest, Leeds University
Interviewer: Zach Redrup

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Stream: YouTube

Website: None available
MySpace: www.myspace.com/thearushaaccord

After a blistering set on the main Monster Energy stage, The Arusha Accord‘s third year at Ghostfest proves to be their best yet. Once being directed up to the Ghostfest interview and media room, DEAD PRESS! meet up with the band’s vocalists Alex Green and Paul Green to talk about their latest album, their music video shoot, and the reasons for their planned break in a few weeks time.

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INTERVIEW: Skindred @ Slam Dunk Festival, Leeds (30/05/2010)

Date: May 30th, 2010
Venue: Slam Dunk Festival, Leeds University
Interviewer: Zach Redrup

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Stream: YouTube

Website: None available
MySpace: www.myspace.com/skindred

Skindred profile

Outside the main festival grounds, Skindred vocalist Benji Webbe and guitarist Mikey Demus invite DEAD PRESS! along onto their tour van to have a short little chinwag. We talk about their recent cover of the classic ‘Electric Avenue’ track, how they love playing live shows wherever they can, plans for the summer and a short update on an upcoming release.

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INTERVIEW: We Are The Ocean @ Slam Dunk Festival, Leeds (30/05/2010)

Date: May 30th, 2010
Venue: Slam Dunk Festival, Leeds University
Interviewer: Zach Redrup

Download: None available
Stream: YouTube

Website: None available
MySpace: www.myspace.com/wearetheoceanuk

We Are The Ocean profile

Another year brings another Slam Dunk Festival, and at its home in Leeds We Are The Ocean are soon to play their set for the third consectutive year at the bank holiday festival. A few bands had already played at the festival before we managed to get a hold of the band in their label’s merch tent outside. Their first headlining tour to support their debut released a few months ago soon approaches in October, so we had a chat about that and a few other different things.

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INTERVIEW: Emarosa @ The Roadhouse, Manchester (22/05/2010)

Date: May 22nd, 2010
Venue: The Roadhouse, Manchester
Interviewers: Zach Redrup

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Stream: YouTube

Website: None available
MySpace: www.myspace.com/emarosa

Emarosa profile

With a new album hitting the shelves in a matter a months, and it also being the first recording with their line-up since 2008 involved, DEAD PRESS! caught up with Emarosa‘s vocalist Jonny Craig and bassist Will Sowers at The Roadhouse in Manchester during the UK leg of their European tour. They filled us in about the new sound to expect from their upcoming self-titled effort, and how they prefer playing shows in the UK than back home in the US.

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INTERVIEW: My Passion @ Academy 3, Manchester (06/05/2010)

Date: May 6th, 2010
Venue: Academy 3, Manchester
Interviewers: Zach Redrup

Download: None available
Stream: YouTube

Website: www.mypassion.co.uk
MySpace: www.myspace.com/mypassion

My Passion profile

Being guided into the soundcheck of Hitchin’s newest upcoming rock stars and current Kerrang favourites, short examples of their new songs from their upcoming second full-length shows My Passion‘s huge growth so quickly. Once over, frontman Laurence René leads DEAD PRESS! down to a corridor near the band’s dressing room, briefly talking about the day’s then-unannounced election results and being unable to vote. After a quick chinwag, Laurence and DEAD PRESS! got down to business about their new album, current album, and recently announced headline tour.

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INTERVIEW: In Fear And Faith @ The Roadhouse, Manchester (01/05/2010)

Date: May 1st, 2010
Venue: The Roadhouse, Manchester
Interviewers: Zach Redrup & Leah Baynham

Download: None available
Stream: YouTube

Website: www.infaf.com
MySpace: www.myspace.com/infearandfaith

In Fear And Faith profile

After the night’s headliners Dance Gavin Dance leave the room, the entirety of In Fear And Faith soon take their place in The Roadhouse dressing room. With a new album on the horizon, being on their first tour in the UK and talk of pirate names, In Fear And Faith have a lot planned for 2010 and much to talk about with DEAD PRESS!.

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