Time for the next edition of Metal Anarchy’s “new music showcase,” the feature where I introduce you to artists that readers of this site may find interesting. This time I have an exclusive Q&A with No Restraints.
METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:
NO RESTRAINTS: No Restraints is a street core band based in Vercelli, North Italy. We started in 2019, after I (Johnny, Singer) passed more than one year to find all the members. After a few practices we immediately went in studio to record 2 songs for our first single, which was released in February 2020. We started to play live in September 2019 and in the following months we had the chance to share the stage with some great bands like Exploited, Crim and Maid Of Ace, just to name a few. Until now we released 2 split singles on 7” vinyl & digitals, together with 2 videos.
METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?
NO RESTRAINTS: We play a mix of street punk and new york hardcore, those are our two main influences, but we all listen to a lot of different kinds of music, from Metal to reggae and of course we like to let all these influences flow into our music,.I never wanted to put limits in what we do…No Restraints, right? 😉
If I have to pick some names I’d say Blood For Blood, Ramallah, Bruisers, Madball, Agnostic Front, Warzone, Cro-mags, Biohazard, Toxpack, Slapshot, Business, Cock Sparrer, Rancid… I could go on for hours haha. Also Fere and Fax (Bass & guitar) are super Misfits fanatics.
METAL ANARCHY: What is your latest release and why should readers of this site check it out?
NO RESTRAINTS: We have an album coming out in April and for sure it is the release to listen to. All 12 songs have their own personality, and they are different in influences, but all keeping our personal style and sound. It has a lot of energy and It will be for sure different from many other things you listened to. If you can’t wait until April and want a little taste you can find our songs on all the digital platforms at this link.
METAL ANARCHY: What can people expect when they go to your live shows?
NO RESTRAINTS: A full energy set, no pauses, no mess, no fuss, just pure impact…and some honest words (but just a little).
METAL ANARCHY: Where do you see your band heading in 5 years?
NO RESTRAINTS: On a tour bus promoting the release of our third album 😉
I would like to thank you for this interview, we are really happy to be on Metal Anarchy. And to all those who read this interview don’t forget to follow us on social media and feel free to get in touch, but mostly we hope to meet you at one of our gigs.
– Keep the faith – Johnny