Time for the next edition of Metal Anarchy’s “new music showcase,” the feature where I introduce you to bands that readers of this site may find interesting. This time I have an exclusive Q&A with Holding Poison.
METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:
HOLDING POISON: Although we’ve known each other for years, Lockdown 2020 was the kickstart the project needed and the opportunity to finally work on a music project together. Matt found himself thinking of the most productive way to utilize the downtime and decided to bring some of the demos he’d been working on to life. With Jack’s help, this became a reality pretty quickly with the EP taking shape within a matter of a few months.
METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?
HOLDING POISON: As a band, we have quite a vast array of influences, so the key thing for us is capturing that in our music.
METAL ANARCHY: What is your latest release and why should readers of this site check it out?
HOLDING POISON: Our Debut EP- “By a Thread” – is our latest release! It features 5 very different tracks, dynamically more so than anything. The opening 2 songs are quite attacking – Sitting Duck & By a Thread. Then you have Curbside which has a John Mayer vibe in the verse with a Nirvana vibe in the chorus. Losing Grip is the most commercial song out of the bunch, with its really catchy chorus and then you have Tick Tock – the last track on the EP. By far the most dynamically laid out track with thunderous guitars coming at you in the chorus.
METAL ANARCHY: What can people expect when they go to your live shows?
HOLDING POISON: You won’t have a second to stand still. It’ll be 100mph from start to finish, kind of what you’d expect from a hard rock band!
METAL ANARCHY: Where do you see your band heading in 5 years?
HOLDING POISON: Who knows! The main thing is we write and release music we enjoy and that other people can enjoy too. What follows after that we will leave to the imagination!