Metal Anarchy’s New Music Showcase: Exclusive Q&A With Dig Two Graves

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 Dig Two Graves.

METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:

DIG TWO GRAVES: We’re a band from New Jersey, we play heavyish music, and we like cats.

METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?

DIG TWO GRAVES: Make Them Suffer, Kero Kero Bonito, 100Gecs, and Dir En Grey.

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

DIG TWO GRAVES: We dropped an EP called “Deathwish” about a year ago, we’re currently working on our debut full length record, and people should check out “Deathwish” because it is good and nice. We tried to make it very catchy and fun, I like it.

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

DIG TWO GRAVES: We’re very energetic on stage and we try to get the crowd involved a lot. We’ve been told it’s a really good time.

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

DIG TWO GRAVES: Hopefully touring a bunch, and still making cool music we love!

Metal Anarchy’s New Music Showcase: Exclusive Q&A With Dialekt

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 Dialekt.

METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:

DIALEKT: Dialekt, in its current iteration, has been around since 2018 when drummer Jamie Beaumont joined guitarist Mariano, bassist Mat Augustyniak, and vocalist Matt Haynes to complete the line up. In the two years since, the band have recorded two singles (additional to the two recorded with previous drummer Dom Kuzniar) and have made a name for themselves as “purveyors of nu-metal post grunge metalcore”. The band have made fans all around the three county area and held their own alongside established metal bands at the HRH Metal Festival at the O2 in Birmingham early in 2020.

METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?

DIALEKT: Musically, and early on, bands like Linkin Park and Papa Roach. Later music is more influenced by bands like Bury Tomorrow and While She Sleeps. Lyrically, 00s and 10s emo and hardcore, with later inspiration developing writing style to be more direct about social issues.

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

DIALEKT: Our latest release is The Demons I Hide. It’s probably the hardest hitting track, and very raw and emotional. There is no message in the song particularly as it’s basically a portrayal of the kind of pain that mental health issues can cause, but we have provided a message of support for those suffering with things like depression. It’s also incredibly well composed, courtesy of our resident guitar wizard. Check it out for superb melodies, crashing drums, and raw vocals. You can find it on around 190 streaming sites by searching the song title and looking for the D.

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

DIALEKT: We like to be serious about what we write but we also want people to have a good time. You can expect to have a bit of a laugh in the breaks, and to get caught up in solid riffs and precision timing.

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

DIALEKT: In five years we’re looking to be touring Europe, bringing classic nu metal elements back onto the stage in its latest form. We’re looking to record our debut album this year so maybe we’ll have another out by then too and everyone loves t-shirts. Well perhaps be looking to collaborate with UK artists to support their scene as they support ours.

Metal Anarchy’s New Music Showcase: Exclusive Q&A With All Good Things

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 Liz Hooper of All Good Things.

METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:

HOOPER: Agt started as a studio project- 5 friends writing music for super hero movies, tv shows, gaming and sports music. After a few of our songs appeared on tv and movies, people from all over the world started reaching out saying “who is this band? When does your album come out?” We had no intention of being a “real band”, but after a tsunami of emails, messages and our music being streamed millions of times, we decided, “what the hell, let’s take this to the next level!” We’ve become known as “the band invented by their fans”.

METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?

HOOPER: If Thirty Seconds, Muse, Les Friction, BMTH, My Chemical Romance and Rage Against The Machine had an orgy, we would be the baby.

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

HOOPER: We’ve spent the past year working on our new album which we’re chaffing at the bit to release and play for our fans, but in the meantime, our most recent release, “Machines” continues to grow, and stream like crazy without radio, promotion, or touring. It’s purely exploded by fans sharing. Our song “For the Glory” is by far the most popular song on that album, and has become a “struggle to victory” anthem for people all over the world. From hockey, football and wrestling teams, to military personnel, the “Machines” album has become a staple in people’s everyday life.

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

HOOPER: We HOPE, once we make it through the end of the world, to put on a dynamic visual show and are really excited about utilizing new technologies to make it a more immersive experience. Our music was born of visual inspiration, so we’re going to keep that going. All the band members sing, are multi instrumentalists and bring many different musical influences to the table, so our show tends to reach a wider audience than straight up hard rock or nu metal fans.

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

HOOPER: Hopefully doing a few big tours a year with some visually creative people, making concert experiences that blow people’s minds, and bring together fans from all walks of life.

Metal Anarchy’s New Music Showcase: Exclusive Q&A With Sir Curse

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 Sir Curse.

METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:

SIR CURSE: Imagine Kate Bush running away to join the circus with System of a Down. Now add some shades of American Horror Story, with an unsettling undercurrent à la The Brothers Grimm. You are now some way towards describing Sir Curse, a 6-piece alternative rock band from Leeds.

Formed during our University days by keyboardist Ellen Davis and vocalist Lyndsay Dale, Sir Curse bring you crazed live shows that combine campfire horror storytelling, freak-show theatricality, and full-throttle music.

With the addition of guitarist Bill O’Dwyer, bassist Eric Lock, and trumpeter Joe Martin, we released our debut single ‘Tarot’ in early 2019, building on the success of a small UK tour where we performed with artists such as Hands Off Gretel, Japanese Fighting Fish, Jaye & Foe, and This Winter Machine.

The well-reviewed release of ‘Tarot’ received air time on a number of online and broadcast radio stations, including The Electric Radio Show, Only Rock Radio, and a live performance on Bradford Community Radio. Later in 2019 the band performed at Boomtown Fair, Chapel Allerton Arts Festival, and a number of shows in cities including Leeds, Bradford, Manchester, Hull, and Sheffield. At the end of 2019, ‘Tarot’ was listed among Small Music Scene’s Top 50 Singles of the Year.

2020 sees the release of our newest single ‘Graphite’, as well as Aidan Downes joining on the drums.

METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?

SIR CURSE: As there’s so many of us, our influences can range from Taylor Swift to Beethoven. I’d say our biggest influences are System of a Down and American Horror Story. We are definitely influenced by visual media which could include movies or video games. We’ve also written songs inspired by artwork!

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

SIR CURSE: ‘Graphite’ is a kick ass song and has a sinister hammer horror inspired music video. It was inspired by the Chernobyl HBO TV series and written over the span of a couple writing sessions. It’s up beat, catchy and has some catchy riffs.

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

SIR CURSE: The unexpected! We’ve had so many shocked members of the audience tell us they were not expecting us to run out and scream in their face. Confetti cannons, weird marionette moments, poetry in between songs! We’re a heavy band, with influences from loads of different genres. There’s something for everyone. Rest assured you probably won’t have seen another band like us.

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

SIR CURSE: We’d love to tour Asia!! Bill can speak Japanese so he can be our guide. Playing Glastonbury would be a dream come true. I think, really, we just want to keep playing shows and putting out albums. If we can get to the point where we put an album one year and tour the next we would be really happy. We’d also like to make a book of all our artwork and stories. Such a personal way of creating a world with the fans!

Metal Anarchy’s New Music Showcase: Exclusive Q&A With Pain

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 Pain.

METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:

PAIN: Pain was started as a solo project from the remains of my band called Third Eye Destruction. The band started when two friends Kartik (Drummer from Dark Moon Eternity) and Deepanshu Bhoj (Lead Guitarist from Tapasya) decided to start an experimental metal band with no bounds or limits in the composition process. We wanted to create something that we liked to compose and play than to create something commercial that everyone would like. After composing the first 4 official songs including “Feed Humans Not God” we were joined by Abhishek Balooni on vocals, Atishay Jain on bass and Tanishq Kumar on rhythm guitar who were intrigued by what we were doing and wanted to be a part of it. This led to what Pain is today and even if some members are not here the dream lives on through this project and a lot is yet to come through collaborations. Pain is a concept that we as humans share the pain and the sky together, so I wanted to unite this pain, the sky we all share through music.

METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?

PAIN: My musical influences as a teen were Linkin Park, Slipknot, Megadeth and Slayer. As an adult, they are Meshuggah, Animals As Leaders, Pink Floyd and iwrestledabearonce.

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

PAIN: Our latest release is a song called “Cycle Of Hate” and you should check it out because I am sure you would have never heard anything like it before from the riffs to the solos and drums they are really unique and indulging.

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

PAIN: Five guys with explosive energy and great sound. We try and bring the best sound of our tones live and it’s easy for us to pump up crowds with our sound and compositions.

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

PAIN: Performing at Download Festival or Rock am ring!

Metal Anarchy’s New Music Showcase: Exclusive Q&A With Hearts & Hand Grenades

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 Hearts & Hand Grenades.

METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:

HEARTS & HAND GRENADES: Hearts & Hand Grenades formed in early 2019 hailing from the Buffalo NY area. We are a four-piece band that brings some heavy and loud rock music with a strong female front. We have all collectively played in many cover bands over the years and decided it was time for something more. We intend on bringing our obsession for hot guitar riffs and heart pumping energy with us to every show.

METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?

HEARTS & HAND GRENADES: We are all individually influenced a little differently, but I would say Metallica, Halestorm, Flyleaf, Avatar, Gemini Syndrome. My personal favorite is Muse.

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

HEARTS & HAND GRENADES: Our latest release is our third EP coming out in May, titled “Adrenaline”. It offers a fresh mix of heavy rock, some inspiring lyrics, and a whole lot of energy. The lyrical content is very deep giving each of the songs a story of their own.

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

HEARTS & HAND GRENADES: We approach every show with high energy and put everything we have into it. We want our fans to have just as much fun as we do, and we set out to dominate stages of all size. Crowd engagement is our forte. We get the fans involved in the show as much as we can and always try to make it something they will never forget.

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

HEARTS & HAND GRENADES: In five years we hope to be on tour with multiple albums under our belts and a lot of miles behind us. We are excited for our newest release and plan on being around for a long time. Touring the world in five years would be the ultimate endgame. It is our live show that really captivates people and reels them right in. I would hope that in that time we could build a very large global fanbase and play as many shows as we possibly can for the fans.

Metal Anarchy’s New Music Showcase: Exclusive Q&A With Major Moment

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 Major Moment.

METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:

MAJOR MOMENT: Major Moment is a Boston-based rock band with an alternative flare, that features Russian-born husband and wife on vocals, two guitarists originally from US, and a drummer from Guatemala. Quite a diverse lineup, paired with the sound that combines the best of both worlds: catchy melodies, heavy riffs, modern synths and samples, and meaningful lyrics. We bring an alternative message to what is fed by the mass media nowadays: of love, self-care, pursuing your dreams and living a life of purpose.

METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?

MAJOR MOMENT: Musically, the band is heavily influenced by Linkin Park, Bring Me The Horizon, Keane, Cold, Poets of the Fall.

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

MAJOR MOMENT: We have released two EPs so far, “one small stEP” in late 2018, and followed up with “The Sequel” last year. You should absolutely check out both, because they’re quite different, and different people tend to connect with different songs of ours. See which one you’ll dig! Both EPs were critically acclaimed by fans and industry professionals, gaining hundreds of thousands of streams and views, international awards, radio & press support worldwide. The last music video single, “May Leave Scars” can be found below. Also, stay tuned for 4 of our new singles we just finished recording. We think it’s our best set of songs to date, and cannot wait for everyone to hear them! We also have some surprises…

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

MAJOR MOMENT: Friendly atmosphere, loads of energy, sing-alongs, jumping. We are constantly working on making our shows truly a “major moment” for everyone!

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

MAJOR MOMENT: We have big plans for the next couple of years and we’re very excited to see what’s gonna happen in the future! Although, 5 years seems like a looooong way to go… We as a band are not even two years active yet, and it feels like we’ve been through hell and high water, been doing it forever, haha. But yes, we cannot wait to play festivals / cities / venues we all dream to play at, record and release new music, film new music videos, meet new friends & fans who will appreciate our music and will sing our lyrics back to us… this is what we would love to see rather soon! But regardless of the highs (or lows) we’ll reach, you should know that we’ll remain as hardworking, as caring and as down to the ground people we are today.