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 Modern Welfare.
METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:
MODERN WELFARE: Modern Welfare is a Hard Rock Band based out of Orlando Florida. All Four members come from different backgrounds and walks of life. Lucas Hay (Vocalist) is from Rockwood, Pennsylvania. Dan Renz (Guitarist ) is from Hickory, Pennsylvania. John Yabut (Drummer) is from the Philippines. These three met in Pittsburgh Pa and moved to Orlando Florida Late Last year. Byron Taylor (Guitarist) is from Melbourne, Florida and joined the band short after they relocated. All four members have different music tastes ranging from Classic rock to rap to metal to EDM and pop. The band focuses on Hard rock Mixed with electric pop, but other influences can be heard throughout their discography.
METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?
MODERN WELFARE: Our main influences are Linkin Park, Bring Me The Horizon, Dance Gavin Dance, and Crown The Empire.
METAL ANARCHY: What is your latest release and why should readers of this site check it out?
MODERN WELFARE: Our latest release is our first studio single “Walls”. Readers should check this song out if they are fans of Linkin Park and Shinedown. It has a lot of drive and the lyrics hit heavy along with the music. It’s a great song for anyone who has gone through a breakup or for anyone who wants some high energy music to listen to at the gym.
METAL ANARCHY: What can people expect when they go to your live shows?
MODERN WELFARE: You can expect our live performance to mirror the same sound as our studio production. We have a lot of energy and love what we do. We hope that always comes across in our live performance.
METAL ANARCHY: Where do you see your band heading in 5 years?
MODERN WELFARE: We have been a band for almost 2 years. They say it takes 5 to build a successful and profitable business. We love what we do, but at the end of the day its hard work. So, we hope that in 5 years we have made some buzz in the scene, wrote some killer tunes and are touring the world. Most importantly we hope our music has helped people. All of us agree that out of anything we can accomplish we hope that people relate to our music and find comfort in relating to the music and the message like all of us have with our influences.