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

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.

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

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 Dymbur.

METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:

DYMBUR: We are a Khasi Thraat Indian Folk metal band from Shillong the capital of Meghalaya, a state from the North Eastern part of India. Khasi is the name of the tribe that we belong to and ‘Thraat’ is a word we coined to better describe our music in our native language. The name ‘Dymbur‘ is of Khasi origin which in English translates to a Fig tree. Dymbur was started by Founder Cornelius (guitarist ) and Mayson (bassist) over a decade alongside other members who were then pursuing a Progressive Djent genre and after a few line-up changes released our debut album ‘The legend of Thraat‘ in 2019. Post this release the band was to follow up with an Indian tour but the pandemic hit and this was when Cornelius the founder saw a different direction for the band and decided to pursue folk metal. It was this decision that led to the formation of the present Dymbur.

METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?

DYMBUR: Collectively as a band we listen to almost everything. These however are the bands we listen too quite regularly: Falling In Reverse, Sleep Token, I Prevail, Jinjer, Spiritbox, and Architects.

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

DYMBUR: Our latest release is “Back Home” a music video that talks about human rights, child prostitution, forced prostitution and the stigma and discrimination faced by the LGBTQ community. Why should people watch this? Well in this eye candy world where the pop/Dj culture has taken over, a few Acts dare step up to address such issues. DYMBUR is one of those acts and we will keep pushing because we know that there are still good people out there who care, people who are willing to go out of their way to help, to make a difference.

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

DYMBUR: People should be aware of our content. We talk of Rape, Child Abuse, Child marriage, forced prostitution and the list goes on. It is not easy to headbang to such content but the riffs and breakdowns will definitely get you to move and that’s ok because no metal fan should be deprived of a mosh pit or at least a good neck breaking headbang.

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

DYMBUR: That’s a tough one because the future is unpredictable. God forbid should we have another pandemic. Some of the band members have suffered beyond words but it was the music, the brotherhood that has given us the strength to heal and move. Nonetheless DYMBUR will keep pushing ahead.

Metal Anarchy’s New Music Showcase: Exclusive Q&A With River Stole Gods

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 River Stole Gods.

METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:

RIVER STOLE GODS: We are River Stole Gods, a prog metalcore trio from Germany. We are around since 2019 and have had the pleasure to tour with Ingested in East Europe right before the Corona pandemic hit us hard. Now we are back with new material for you!

METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?

RIVER STOLE GODS: Our main influences may be Monuments, Architects, and TesseracT, who helped us to develop our own sound and style – a good mixture of proggy and bouncy riffs and crushing breakdowns.

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

RIVER STOLE GODS: Our latest release is “Holding On” – the first chapter of our single trilogy called “New Eyes.” For us, it marks a turning point in our style and sets the start of a new sound concept stretching over two more songs. Besides “Holding On” we are gonna release our second single “Surviving Death” November 25th. We are happy, if you join us in our journey!.

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

RIVER STOLE GODS: A honest and wild performance, making you do mosh and circle pits one after another.

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

RIVER STOLE GODS: Hopefully touring the whole globe as headliner with awesome bands coming along and meeting people who enjoy music as much, as we do. A pretty bold vision, but we are working hard to make this vision become reality.

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

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 Juhana Haavisto of Heathen Hearts.

METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:

HAAVISTO: Heathen Hearts are:

Antti Nissilä: Vocals
Jere Orre: Guitars and backing vocals
Lauri Sillanpää: Guitars and backing vocals
Juhana Haavisto: Bass
Ville Nissinen: Drums

Heathen Hearts is a metallic hardcore band from Finland. We all are experienced musicians who have backgrounds from different kinds of bands. This band was formed originally to play a Turbonegro cover gig in a local Turbojugend fanclub party in 2020 but Covid ruined that so in 2021 our drummer Ville suggested that we could start making our own music and play metallic hardcore. Everyone got excited and here we are.

METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?

HAAVISTO: From hardcore scene names like Terror, Comeback Kid and Get The Shot. But we take influences also from melodic death metal and even black metal. That’s why we define our music “Northern hardcore.”

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

HAAVISTO: We released our debut self-titled EP in May 2022. The release was accompanied by two music videos from the songs “Ichor” and “World Of Ash” that are featured for example in Hardcore Worldwide Youtube channel. Our music is aggressive and in-your-face melodic and metallic hardcore that has unique edge to it. It’s been really well received among listeners so far so check it out, you might like it. This is our first release and more is coming early next year.

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

HAAVISTO: Energetic and sweaty live shows.

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

HAAVISTO: We hope to have a couple of releases under our belt by then and be touring outside Finland. We would like to have established ourselves as a band that has a solid career.

Metal Anarchy’s New Music Showcase: Exclusive Q&A With AIRE COMO PLOMO

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 AIRE COMO PLOMO.

METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:

AIRE COMO PLOMO: AIRE COMO PLOMO is a metal band that delivers transgressive and thought provoking releases with a backup of chaotic and high-octane live shows. It’s also our go to therapy as artists to deal with the bleakness of living in our country, where striving is more an order of the day than thriving.

METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?

AIRE COMO PLOMO: The main drive to our craft is being part of the local scene. Our peers. The effort from everyone involved is enormous, because we’re constantly trying to keep our gigs away from extinction… in art, music, film, you name it. You can’t bypass it, so it becomes the immediate fuel. Then you have all the information overdose that you dig: the classics, the defiant ones, the martyrs, the new schools. And we mainly write about that, how everything we consume from all corners of the world goes through a grinder called Colombia, and churns out a distinct breed of flavour. A harsh but addictive flavour.

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

AIRE COMO PLOMO: Our new single and music video is “Erase the One”, it’s a blunt, straightforward and blazing manifestation about undermining idolatry, so a lot of stuff is going to go under the radar the first couple of times. We’re huge history, film and comic book buffs, so we encourage people to take as many views as possible, because there’s a ton of hidden meanings and Easter eggs. The band isn’t shy about putting a critical stance out there, so be warned and prepared, the imagery is strong and transgressive.

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

AIRE COMO PLOMO: Depends on the stage possibilities, but visually it’s a striking presence. Our performance is intense, chaotic and wreckles, we have a very destructive old school hardcore punk vibe mixed with a mean headbang.

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

AIRE COMO PLOMO: For us touring the world became an obligation, here we have a blast and on the other side we are very devoted as artistic and cultural promoters, but we know for a fact that you have to put yourself out there or else it’s the terminally local loophole. So touring Europe is definitely a must, have at least 2 new records and hammer our undeniable stamp as one of the most important bands in Colombian metal history.

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

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 Overhate.

METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:

OVERHATE: Overhate is a thrash / death metal band, with touches of progressive music and clean vocals here and there to describe it in a nutshell. For you, it is going to be a very life changing experience.

METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?

OVERHATE: A lot of bands, experiences and moments are the main influences for the music we make.

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

OVERHATE: Our latest release is ‘New Beginnings Are Met’, it is our third record and it is definitely what you could say a landmark album. You’d like to know what Venezuela’s thrash metal sounds like, you’d definitely need to check this out. Again, it’s going to be an experience for you, as a listener.

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

OVERHATE: A life changing experience, but with moshpits and circle pits.

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

OVERHATE: Actually it is a very good question… because the music that we’ve been writing now differs a lot from the one we did when we started out. Just that, I am also playing in a death metal band and a sort of ‘progressive’ band as well, so time will tell. I don’t want Overhate to ever mellow out, but we’ll see how the new experiences shape the way we write. Pandemic gave me a ton of ideas for the new record, and I do think the songs are killer.

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

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 Fredi Volvo of Gloria Volt.

METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:

VOLVO: Gloria Volt has been around for eleven years now. We’ve all played in other bands before, from punk rock, stoner punk to power pop. When these bands were disbanded, we founded Gloria Volt. We all agreed that hard rock is the music we want to make. Our bass player always says hard rock is a way of life! And I think he’s right.

METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?

VOLVO: I think you don’t have to be a clairvoyant to notice that AC/DC certainly had its influence. The Cult or Bonafide can certainly be heard. Also The Hellacopters have a certain influence, because we also sound a bit snot rock moderate.

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

VOLVO: Our new EP has just been released, and I think there’s a good pinch of hard rock around the ears. The opener alone is worth listening to, Gloria Volt as you know it and hopefully love it. 😊

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

VOLVO: Our shows are always very energetic, the eye definitely has something of it. Hard rock is celebrated, as you know it, but also with a wink.

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

VOLVO: I think we will do our thing in 5 years as we have done so far. That means releasing something new every now and then and rocking the stage every now and then. We are no longer twenty, have families and jobs that we have to pursue. But when you carry hard rock in your heart, there’s always time for shows, new recordings and beer. Especially beer. 😊

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

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 Airstrike.

METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:

AIRSTRIKE: Maybe a little more 😉 The band was founded in 2014 and began touring after a few months. After many rehearsals, concerts and line-up changes, in 2017 the band released the first AIRSTRIKE demo (DEMO), made by Dariusz Witkowski at Studio Megawatt. In September 2017, Airstrike began a cooperation with a new drummer (Kornel Kłos) and at the end of the year with a new bassist (Maciej Subzda). With the current line-up, we have already played almost 30 concerts. We had the opportunity to play concerts with, among others: Nocny Kochanek, KAT & Roman Kostrzewski, Turbo, NeuOberschlesien, Non Iron. During the pandemic, work and recordings for the debut long-play started. The process of recording subsequent tracks, mixing and mastering lasted from July 2020 to August 2022. So the first Airstrike album is ready and you’ll find 11 tracks on it. Soon it will be available as a physical release on CD and on the Internet on Spotify, Tidal, YouTube and many more popular streaming platforms. Four fans of heavy sounds, creating songs with strong riffs, spiced with original texts. Each of them has been playing for many years, listening to various sub-genres of rock and metal, which influenced the current sound of the band.

METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?

AIRSTRIKE: Metallica, Motörhead, Annihilator, Judas Priest, Exodus, Slayer, Suicidal Angels.

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

AIRSTRIKE: The latest release is our debut LP entitled “Power in Your Hand” and is the old school, hi-speed & heavy riffs power package for metalheads with heart!

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

AIRSTRIKE: They can expect to get what you would usually get while standing too close to a wall of speakers while a metal song unfolds the main riff – a blast!

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

AIRSTRIKE: On tour and in a studio recording the next album!

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

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 Allon McCall and Justin Larracey of Echoseven.

METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:

JUSTIN: we are a female fronted metal/rock/grunge band from Moncton New Brunswick Canada.

ALLON: We are a 5 piece female fronted Alt Metal band from New Brunswick Canada. We’ve been a band for 3 years now. Been signed to Curtain Call /Sony for 2 of the 3. And we have new EP out on all platforms entitled “X-Ray In Use”

METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?

ALLON: Honestly anything that’s good lol. My influences are all over the place.

JUSTIN: For me I’d have to say Killswitch Engage and Lamb of God.

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

JUSTIN: Our latest release is the song “Blame”. It has to do with dealing with people who put things on you and not take ownership for their own doing. Why people should check us out is if you’re dealing with any kind of problems with things like that would relate to our music

ALLON: I’ll echo some of what Justin has said- we try to write songs that are relatable and personal. Our latest release is entitled “Blame” off our EP.

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

JUSTIN: That we always put on a great show we don’t have any gimmicks. We are who we are.

ALLON: Just a solid heartfelt performance. And when I say heartfelt I’m not taking over dramatic acting- just us being musicians who have written songs that we enjoy and want to share with others.

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

JUSTIN: Hopefully doing festivals and tours would be great.

ALLON: Wow 5 years- the dream is to be at a point where we are all making a living off this.

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

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 Annamaria Pinna of Vajra.

METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:

PINNA: We are from NYC. We are travelers who go outside the bounds of a sense-based perception to catch a musical or lyrical idea and then translate it to the material realm. When we get out of our own ways, we are translators or conduits for energies that move through us. Honoring what comes through is important for us. Musically, lyrically, and visually we explore what we are driven to explore. Our music has been described as hauntingly dark and hypnotic, weaving Eastern Indian themes with melodic, progressive rock, creating foreboding and mysterious lullabies.

METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?

PINNA: The influences are varied. Inspiration comes from observing a leaf fall from a tree, and watching it glide down to the ground, shifting to the rhythm of an imaginary pendulum moved by the air until it finally is gently welcomed by the cushion of the green grass. Living in different places like Mumbai, Tuscany, NOLA, San Francisco and New York color my experience. Dad was a monk before he met my mom, and his spirituality has infused the way I perceive my experience. I’ve studied yoga, meditation, dance, composition at Julliard and law, and I have this condition called Synesthesia, which affects how I process music. Nature, life, art, Tarkovsky, von Trier, Kubrick, Lynch, philosophers and consciousness astronauts (e.g., Terence McKenna, Alan Watts, Baba Ram Das, Joseph Campbell, etc.), mysticism, the occult, history, dance and politics are influences. Musically, it’s a lot of everything including Tool, A Perfect Circle, Om, Classical Hindustani, Alice In Chains, Duran Duran, Black Sabbath, Deftones, Pink Floyd, Kate Bush, Fever Ray, soul music, The Mars Volta, etc.

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

PINNA: Our EP, ‘Irkalla’ is the first part of a trilogy exploring the various levels of consciousness. ‘Irkalla’ is the Sumerian word for the Underworld. The EP focuses on the lowest level of consciousness. It is the base, material, selfish, ego aspects of ourselves (i.e., the ego-driven, lie, cheat, steal, aspects of the self). It is the place that we must shine a light and acknowledge before we move to the next levels of awareness. The videos for ‘Irkalla’ fit together into a short film and were all internally-written, shot, produced and edited by the band 100% DIY. The video for “Maya” was awarded nine Official Selections awards at the Cannes International Cinema Festival 2021, the New York Independent Cinema Awards 2021, the Montreal Independent Film Festival 2021, the 2021 ARFF Paris, Venice Shorts 2021, Chicago Indie Film Awards, the Kalakari Film Festival, Boston Independent Film Awards 2021, Berlin International Art Film Festival 2022.

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

PINNA: We travel together in ritual. The audience should expect nothing. Come with an open heart and a curious mind. We set out on our Descent Tour with limited East Coast dates starting in Providence, RI on Thurs Oct 20. Guaranteed enlightenment in one evening.

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

PINNA: Traveling the globe creating and playing our music to massive sold out audiences around the world, happy, healthy and enjoying every minute of our lives.