Time for the next edition of Metal Anarchy’s “new music showcase,” the feature where I introduce you to up and coming bands that readers of this site may find interesting. This time I have an exclusive Q&A with Phoenix Rising.
METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:
PHOENIX RISING: Phoenix Rising is a Neo Metal band from Dallas, TX. Our Neo Metal sound blends Metal, Rock, Hip-Hop, EDM, and Soundtrack textures all with multiple hooks within pop song structures. We just launched not even 2 months ago with our first video ‘Do You Know’. We are hyped that people are responding so well to the music and videos!
METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?
PHOENIX RISING: Linkin Park, Starset, Crown the Empire, Skillet, Powerman 5000.
METAL ANARCHY: What is your latest release and why should readers of this site check it out?
PHOENIX RISING: Our 2nd music video is for the song ‘If I Say No’. The music video has a comic book theme that showcases individual stories for our band members as they struggle against people that oppress us. The tides turn abruptly as we have a “we are not gonna take it anymore” moment and eventually, each member gets their revenge in their own unique way. This video was a blast to shoot and we hope people are not only entertained by it, but also inspired to not let anyone push you around.
METAL ANARCHY: What can people expect when they go to your live shows?
PHOENIX RISING: We want people to see what they hear and hear what they see. We have choreographed a light show to our music. Also, everyone in the band is a seasoned musician and each member “brings it” when we perform. We try very hard not to just be “another” band; we want to bring something special to our live performances.
METAL ANARCHY: Where do you see your band heading in 5 years?
PHOENIX RISING: Pushing out more unique music and videos on a consistent basis, interacting with fans about more than just our music, and touring, touring, touring.