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

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 The Aviators.

METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:

THE AVIATORS: We are a rock band from Bakersfield, CA. We’ve been around for 10 years gigging up and down California and even venturing into Canada. We’ve opened up for artists like LA Guns, Adema, Tom Keifer (Cinderlla), Jack Russell (Great White), Rudy Scarzo, Fuel, Montrose, The Quireboys, Black Oak Arkansas, Led Zepagain, Bonfire, The Bullet Boys, Tuff, Little Caesar, Pretty Boy Floyd, Tracii Guns, Gilby Clark and members of Foreigner, Whitesnake, Cinderella, Dramarama and Poison. We spend a lot of time gigging and writing music. We have 4 albums and one EP we did at Foo Fighters Studio 606 with producer Matt Starr (drummer of Mr. Big) all available on streaming devices.

METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?

THE AVIATORS: Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, The Rolling Stones, Blackberry Smoke, Bad Company, Foreigner, Queen, just to name a few.

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

THE AVIATORS: The latest release is “Flowers and Moonshine.” This album is all killer and no filler! Its for anyone that wants to hear a great album from beginning to end. We have always been about creating an album of work rather than building around a single.

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

THE AVIATORS: You can expect to hear great musicianship. A real band, playing all their instruments and flowing in the moment.

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

THE AVIATORS: Touring independently and making a living playing music and entertaining people across the world.

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

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 Strike Master.

METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:

STRIKE MASTER: We are a thrash metal band From Mexico City, 3 piece, ultra powerful and determined, in the search to be listened by more metalheads around the globe and to share our music which will take the world by storm.

METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?

STRIKE MASTER: Slayer, Black Sabbath, Overkill, and our daily life in the most outrageous city in the world, Mexico City

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

STRIKE MASTER: Our self-titled album, released in 2017, 10 songs full of power and emotion. Please give it a listen. Share your comments, your critics, your hate, everything is good for us

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

STRIKE MASTER: If you concentrate you’ll see your darkest fears behind your eyes…

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

STRIKE MASTER: If destiny gives us the opportunity and there is no apocalyptic war, we will be the most sharpened thrash trio controlling the business, along with our fellow metal fans. I hail you all, STRIKE MASTER.

Metal Anarchy’s New Music Showcase: Exclusive Q&A With Align The Tide

Time for the next edition of Metal Anarchy’s “new music showcase,” the feature where I introduce you to up and coming bands that readers of this site may find interesting. This time I have an exclusive Q&A with Align The Tide.

METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:

ALIGN THE TIDE: Formed in September 2015, the band experimented with several different music sounds while working alongside different local musicians, extracting influences and styles. The founders of the band Danny on Drums & Kyle on Guitars/Vocals, have been exploring music genres for the past nine years before settling in the active sound you hear today! Joining the ranks with Gabriel on bass & Alston on rhythm guitar, the line-up was completed. Together, they composed music based on thrash, groove & melodic metal resulting in the recording of their debut album ‘Dead Religion’ & videos for ‘The Golden Throne’ & ‘Welcome to Hell’ from the same self-financed record. Merchandise has been designed & produced to accompany the above release. The band participated in several local gigs & festivals where they have rooted their main fan base before embarking on a mini European tour visiting Germany and the Czech Republic. In March 2018, the band supported the legendary band Mushroomhead on their American tour visiting several main cities such as Mesa, San Diego, Portland, Seattle, Jerome, Fort Collins, Denver, Colorado Springs, Lincoln, Waterloo, Minneapolis, Joliet, Madison, Racine, Cleveland. As time went by, Alston decided to take a break from the music business and thus, Nikki was recruited to the family as rhythm guitar.

METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?

ALIGN THE TIDE: Gabriel Camilleri: As individual musicians we all have our own music tastes and preferred style of playing, this helped a lot in shaping the Align the Tide sound as we see it as an interesting mixture of genres and sounds that come from our personal experience. This makes Align the Tide alive and with a sound that is constantly evolving as we learn more about music and how to exchange these experiences and create new ones together in the band. I personally come from a background of technical bass playing as my influences come from bands like Death, Rings of Saturn, Born of Osiris ect. Danny listens to and is influenced by bands like Guns N’ Roses, Mötley Crüe and Slipknot. Kyle spent most of his teenage years listening to Killswitch Engage, Bullet For My Valentine and Korn. Nikki enjoys most genres of metal but is mostly influenced by Lamb Of God, Slipknot and Killswitch Engage. This varied mix of styles and influences make up the sound that is Align the Tide.

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

ALIGN THE TIDE: Gabriel Camilleri: We recently released the single ‘Dead Religion’, the title track for the album. A great mix of various genres which is bound to hit every listener’s palate!

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

ALIGN THE TIDE: Gabriel Camilleri: Expect a great energy, a head banging vibe and LOUD MUSIC!

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

ALIGN THE TIDE: Gabriel Camilleri: This year, we’re working on touring all over the place, so in 5 years time we would have hopefully covered at least half of the Earth with our live shows.

Metal Anarchy’s New Music Showcase: Exclusive Q&A With Good Times & Company

Time for the next edition of Metal Anarchy’s “new music showcase,” the feature where I introduce you to up and coming bands that readers of this site may find interesting. This time I have an exclusive Q&A with Good Times & Company.

METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:

GOOD TIMES & COMPANY: We are an alternative indie rock band based out of Springfield, IL. We have released 3 albums and have just finished tracking our 4th. We strive to write and record honest, unique, memorable music. We wanna come hang out with you.

METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?

GOOD TIMES & COMPANY: The Strokes, The Arctic Monkeys, Cage The Elephant, The Kooks, Mac Demarco, The Growlers, Boy Pablo, Phum Viphurit, Royal Blood, Highly Suspect, The 1975, Ceramic Animal, Skeggs, Hockey Dad, Sticky Fingers, The Beatles, Franz Ferdinand, Queens of the Stone Age, The Doors.

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

GOOD TIMES & COMPANY: ‘Midwest Sun’ is our latest release, which is a solid rock album reflecting the diligent work of 4 young midwestern guys perfecting their craft. We are very proud of that album. However, we are more excited about our upcoming EP, ‘Cosmonaut’. Anyone reading this needs to follow us on social media and be looking for this thing when it drops because it is going to turn heads. I have never said that in an interview in over a decade of being a musician, but this next EP is going to be very hard to ignore. We are just really pumped to be able to keep putting out quality, unique material. ‘Cosmonaut’ is the best thing we have ever created. You can catch an acoustic version of the title track over on our Facebook!

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

GOOD TIMES & COMPANY: Good Times & Company. It’s in the name! We provide a fun, party atmosphere live show. We play each show like it’s our last and put all our energy into making your night entertaining! Be ready to feel something good.

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

GOOD TIMES & COMPANY: Your city.

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

Time for the next edition of Metal Anarchy’s “new music showcase,” the feature where I introduce you to up and coming bands that readers of this site may find interesting. This time I have an exclusive Q&A with Bear Witness.

METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:

BEAR WITNESS: We’re an Alternative Rock trio from Birmingham. We like to describe our sound more accurately as beautiful noise because we love to smash together the heavy elements of rock music (monstrous rhythms, chaotic riffs and distorted guitars) with soulful melodies and arrangements (the more beautiful aspects of music); those two ingredients put together gives us our recipe for beautiful noise.

METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?

BEAR WITNESS: Our main influences would have to be (in no real order): Linkin Park, Nothing But Thieves, The Police, Nirvana, Green Day, Muse, Bring Me The Horizon, Incubus, Highly Suspect, Soundgarden, Prince, QOTSA; the list goes on and on really. We’re all huge fans of music that has some real feeling infused into it, especially when it’s paired with interesting melodies, powerful choruses or a clever arrangement. We love music that if it were to be stripped back to just a guitar and vocals it would still sound incredible; just raw, talented songwriting really. Nothing that is overused or manufactured, we hate those artists. Overall bands or musicians that make what we believe to be great songs, whatever the genre.

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

BEAR WITNESS: Our latest release is ‘Perfect Living’ and will be out on the 18th of January. It is a powerful rock song that begins with soft vocals over a solid groove driven verse. This leads into an epic chorus wherein you are surrounded by distorted guitars and a hook infused belted vocal that leaves you with the desire to bounce around the room singing along. We’re so excited to show it to everyone! It always goes down so well live, it’s easily one of our favourites to play. We’ve also made a music video for it which pairs really nicely with the song.

Shot in its entirety in POV it has a very real sense of energy and suspense throughout, it makes for an exciting visual to go along with the music, we tried to make a video that was good without the music, our attempt at a mini film inspired by our love of sci fi films like Bladerunner and Star Wars. This one’s just the first part, the following two singles will complete the story in the summer.

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

BEAR WITNESS: If you come and see us live then you can expect quite an exciting, uptempo show. We try and encourage some dancing and bouncing around like an idiot from everyone involved! We really love the songs we play and I think it comes across when we play them. We love bands that put on live shows that add to the music, Nothing But Thieves, Jack White and Green Day are a few examples that spring to mind, so we work very hard to ensure our live show adds to the music. Not to mention there is an occasional guest performance from a certain Jeff Goldblum playing jazz piano!

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

BEAR WITNESS: We would love to get to a point where we can make a living off the music and know that it is connecting with people, it would be unreal if we achieved that. Obviously we would love to do a sell out tour, maybe play a few stadiums haha, but that would all just be icing on the cake. We’d also love to do a George Michael covers album at some point, but baby steps hahah.

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

Time for the next edition of Metal Anarchy’s “new music showcase,” the feature where I introduce you to up and coming bands that readers of this site may find interesting. This time I have an exclusive Q&A with Vaya.

METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:

VAYA: Hi Metal Anarchy, so VAYA is an authentic drop of Energy expressed through Voice, Music and High Drums. A deep and loud white wolf call shaking your heart and your soul 😉

METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?

VAYA: V. VAYA: Universe Laws, my friends 🙂

Phil: A Lot of bands and a lot of guitar players, like Nuno Bettencourt, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Yngwie Malmsteen, Robben Ford, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton, Santana, etc!

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

VAYA: V. VAYA: We are actually promoting our double album on scenes. A special edition of 1000 pieces numbered by hand. Why? To feed their heart and brain with new vibes 😉

Phil: Readers will find out something very new and different from our band because it’s inspired by the Indians of North America and the legend of the white wolf.

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

VAYA: Phil: A good feeling between us on stage, a good dynamic, energy and punch in the songs!

V. VAYA: Being a part of the show, being one with us! Come as you are, my friends, VAYA will share the sacred fire with you 🙂

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

VAYA: Phil: Oh I don’t know, we’ll see how it works out, lol! 🙂

V. VAYA: Everywhere. I mean on your table? Headphone? ;P Sure!

Metal Anarchy’s New Music Showcase: Exclusive Q&A With The King Of Mars

Time for the next edition of Metal Anarchy’s “new music showcase,” the feature where I introduce you to up and coming bands that readers of this site may find interesting. This time I have an exclusive Q&A with The King Of Mars.

METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:

THE KING OF MARS: The King of Mars is a rock/funk/indie band from Chicago, IL. We currently have 9 band members in our collective including a horn section and auxiliary percussion. We’ve gone through a lot of lineup changes in the past, but this band has technically been playing since 2015.

METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?

THE KING OF MARS: The King of Mars sounds like Radiohead had a sonic baby with Red Hot Chili Peppers and added a horn section. But personally, some of my (John Bruner) biggest musical influences when writing the music for this band have been Stevie Wonder for his vocal chops and horn arrangements and Father John Misty for his lyricism and songwriting skills.

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

THE KING OF MARS: Our second release, Bleach and Aspirin, just came out in October of 2018. It’s on all streaming sites including Spotify, Apple Music and YouTube. We put in a ton of work and time into this album and even recorded, mixed and mastered it ourselves so it’s become very personal to all of us. We’re immensely proud of this collection of music and we’d be honored if you’d give it a listen!

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

THE KING OF MARS: All the musicians in this band have a music degree or are in the process of getting a degree, so we pride ourselves on providing top notch musicianship. At live shows you can expect some high energy onstage and sometimes funny/sometimes awkward stage banter. We also love to throw in some fun covers to keep the audience on their toes. We’ve covered anything from Stevie Wonder to Outkast so you’ll have to come to a show and see for yourself.

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

THE KING OF MARS: Our dream is to make a full time career out of this band and that’s what we plan on doing. We’re in the process of looking for a booking agency to help us book some out of state shows and get involved in some local festivals. We’ll also be recording a lot more music and release a full album in the next few years along with some live footage and music videos.

We’ve worked our asses off to get to this point and we’d love it if you’d follow our social media page on Facebook and Instagram to keep up to date with everything we’re up to.