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 Die Tired.
METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:
DIE TIRED: It’s a Good Day to Die Tired
LISTEN + FEEL = ENJOY
Originally derived from the old Marines adage: “You can run, but you’ll just die tired,” one might assume that their music has ominous undertones and potentially dark themes. Well, to Die Tired it is a punk rock way of saying, “Carpe diem!”
Being from various parts of the hills and streets of Pennsylvania, the members of Die Tired all bring their own specific flare and personality to the music. Each member has a slightly different taste in music, but in one way or another, these influences blend perfectly to breathe new life into some amazingly addictive alternative and pop rock sounds.
Die Tired is a multifaceted band, pulling inspiration from classic rock, heavy metal, pop punk, and just about anything else that they can play on a guitar! On stage, their upbeat and passionate performances always leave you wanting more. It’s impossible to not tap your foot, nod your head, or belt out the lyrics to their incredibly eclectic take on rock ‘n roll. It’s a good day to Die Tired!
Die Tired is:
Matthew DeAngelis – Vocals & Guitar
Sean Boyle – Guitar
Jamieson (Jim) Lee – Bass
Brandon Ballantyne – Drums
METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?
DIE TIRED: Alice in Chains, Silverchair, Manchester Orchestra, Cave In, Devin Townsend, Pink Floyd, and many many more!
METAL ANARCHY: What is your latest release and why should readers of this site check it out?
DIE TIRED: Our latest single is “Play.” Combining anthemic instrumentals with emotional melodies, one cannot help but get wrapped up in the energy and imagery of the song. From infectious grooves to dirty bass lines and memorable hooks, this is the high quality alt-rock you want to crank up with the windows down in the car or over a couple of beers with your best friends at the local watering hole.
Lead guitarist and vocalist Matt DeAngelis explains that “Play” is about “leaving the things that drag you down behind and pursuing what you love. Taking the people you care about the most with you and leaning into the innocence and beauty that can be found in everyday life. This song is about having fun and being free…go fall in love, skydive, travel the world; as long as it’s pure and it’s what you need.”
METAL ANARCHY: What can people expect when they go to your live shows?
DIE TIRED: Dynamic, high-energy shows. We pride on pushing our technical and creative limits for our live shows. Our songs and styles vary in so many ways, yet still find a way to keep a common thread. We like to take the audience on a journey that includes different styles from hard-hitting riffs, reverb filled interludes, to improvised instrumentals. We also challenge ourselves to always put a twist on some of our songs live. Our fans have also come to expect a fun, party like atmosphere where everyone can jam along with a friend and let the music be the release everyone needs at that time.
METAL ANARCHY: Where do you see your band heading in 5 years?
DIE TIRED: We see multiple releases and accompanying media and shows to follow. We love being creative and constantly strive to write new and interesting music for our fans. Some singles, an EP, and a new full-length album are certainly in the future. We like to combine the music with art and visual experiences as well, such as music videos, cool cover art, and other creative collaborations. We plan on hitting a lot of shows coming up as well as big festivals all over.