Metal Anarchy’s New Music Showcase: Exclusive Q&A With Rise Among Rivals

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 Rise Among Rivals.

METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?

RISE AMONG RIVALS: Influences come from all over the place. We are widely influenced by a lot of mid 2000’s hard rock bands, a lot of metal bands from the last ten years. We also end up listening to a lot of pop music. Say what you want, but a great melody is a great melody. We are into anything that grooves, and has great melody, either vocally or instrumentally.

METAL ANARCHY: What is your latest release and why should readers of this site check it out?

RISE AMONG RIVALS: Our most recent release was Empty Love Scene, the first single from our upcoming EP set to release in June. We are all extremely proud of this song. The instrumentals kick ass, and Dave’s vocal melodies and abilities really are put on display. If you love high energy songs, this one is for you.

METAL ANARCHY: What can people expect when they go to your live shows?

RISE AMONG RIVALS: Our live shows are where we put most of our focus. We live by the “5 or 5,000 Rule.” Whether there are 5 people in the audience, or 5,000, we give all the energy we have. It’s easy to do. We love and believe in what we are playing.

METAL ANARCHY: Where do you see your band heading in 5 years?

RISE AMONG RIVALS: I mean, the sky is the limit. We believe in what we are doing and the music we are writing. We plan on touring as much as we can and getting our music to as many people as possible. We want to meet everyone that enjoys our music. We know what a special feeling it is to hear a song and have it resonate to your core. It’s the ultimate absence of loneliness. There have been a lot of bands that have done that for us as individuals, and hopefully we can be that for someone else. To anyone reading: come out to a show, hit us up on facebook, check out the music and let us know if it means something to you.


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