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

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 Blake Burns of Hell & Hollar.

METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:

BURNS: H&H is essentially a rock band with no walls. We love all things music and really enjoy crossing genres, but we are a rock band, so that part is always there. We are all great friends and it shows in the music and performances.

METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?

BURNS: Masters of Reality, Queens of the Stone Age, Frank Black, and lots of stuff from the 60’s and 70’s.

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

BURNS: Our latest release is our debut video for “Showdown” from our debut EP 442. We had a lot of fun making this video and how it came together was incredible. We literally got a group of friends together to make the cast. Even Cam Brooks of Cam Brooks Creative and I have been friends since we can remember. He did an amazing job on this and we can’t thank him enough. I gave him the creative control and he came up with the idea to kinda do a Cool Hand Luke inspired theme. I loved the idea and we ran with it. How much fun we had making it shows in the final product and that alone is reason enough to check it out.

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

BURNS: A high energy good time rock show.

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

BURNS: Hopefully continuing the current growth we have fortunately seen lately. We have a lot of hard work ahead of us, but we truly love what we do and can’t wait to start sharing some of the new music we have been working on for our next record. So make sure you follow us on all our social media to stay up to date with what’s happening here at Hell & Hollar.

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

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 Lucid Afterlife.

METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:

LUCID AFTERLIFE: We are a group of dudes experimenting with our instruments either writing in the studio or improvising on the stage. We like to play whatever channels through, usually psych rock but we mix it up style wise as much as we can.

METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?

LUCID AFTERLIFE: Black Sabbath, Dream Theater, David Bowie, Porcupine Tree, anything cool really.

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

LUCID AFTERLIFE: We are set to release a six song album called “Descendant” on May 21st through Forbidden Place Records. We really mashed up some styles on this one and mastered the entire thing in 432 hz to give it a unique frequency. “Descendant” has been made over 2 years and recorded in 4 different countries. It’s a true rock journey.

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

LUCID AFTERLIFE: Expect the unexpected, it’s not a concert it’s a ceremony and you will only know what we mean by being there.

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

LUCID AFTERLIFE: Testing the boundaries of rock & metal, and following our intuition into the unknown.

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

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 Vanilla Sugar.

METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your music:

VANILLA SUGAR: Vanilla Sugar is made of Alternative / Electronic music, a pop vocal sensibility, with a Metal influence.

METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?

VANILLA SUGAR: I find a lot of inspiration in Sleigh Bells, Grimes, Korn, The Prodigy, and Mindless Self Indulgence.

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

VANILLA SUGAR: My new single will be released in a few months! I am traveling to Houston, TX to shoot the music video in a week. This new song is totally different from anything I’ve released before. I’m very happy with it and excited to share it with everyone.

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

VANILLA SUGAR: People can expect an extremely high energy performance, with a light show to match. I am the kind of person who believes in putting on a full show for people; lights, music, stage props, the whole thing.

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

VANILLA SUGAR: Ideally, I see Vanilla Sugar continuing to tour globally, and releasing a few more albums by that time.

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

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 NorthmeN.

METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:

THE NORTHMEN: We are a hard rock/metal band made up of four guys from Watertown NY. Originally formed by Matt and Jeremy back in 2015, Brendan and I (Alix) joined in 2017 and we’ve been working very hard ever since.

METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?

THE NORTHMEN: Collectively as a band I’d say our biggest influences are Metallica, Avenged Sevenfold, and Bullet For My Valentine.

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

THE NORTHMEN: We just recently released our music video for ‘Forevermore’ which is one of our fan favorites during our live show. The video actually shows clips from one of our shows and the interaction between us and our fans.

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

THE NORTHMEN: From the moment our intro song starts, the energy hits us. Once we step onto that stage we give 100% and start our set off with a high energy song. Throughout the show we make sure to keep the crowd participating and keep their focus to give them the best experience we can.

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

THE NORTHMEN: We are all on the same page with where we want to be in the future. In 5 years we would like to have a couple albums finished and be full time touring musicians.

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

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 Sue.

METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:

SUE: I (Elliot) first started SUE in September 2016, making demos in my dad’s music room. After a couple months of experimentation I decided to get a band together, and after a year and a half of lineup changes Ashley (Guitar), Harry (Bass), and Euan (Drums) became the permanent members in 2018. Since then we’ve been doing as many shows as we can, as well releasing an EP in 2018 and our debut album on May 1, 2019.

METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?

SUE: Fugazi was a big influence, they really embraced the punk philosophy and the DIY attitude. Metz were also very important; they introduced me to Noise rock and were the gatekeeper to all the bands that followed. I also can’t forget the Man in Black: Johnny Cash was the fist artist to get me interested in songwriting.

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

SUE: ‘It Will Never End’ is SUE’s debut album; a 12 track concept album split into three acts (Senseless, Reckless, Endless). It explores these themes with a chaotic and manic nature. Any fans of hardcore or heavy music will find something they enjoy in the album.

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

SUE: A lot of jumping, screaming, distorted tones and heart-pumping tempos.

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

SUE: Well I hope we’re signed to a label by then and got some more releases in the bag; doing some tours would also be fantastic.

Metal Anarchy’s New Music Showcase: Exclusive Q&A With Brand Of Julez

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 Julez Zamora of Brand Of Julez.

METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:

ZAMORA: Brand of Julez is a hard rock band from NYC with heavy riffs, passionate vocals and a groove that makes you wanna headbang all day and night. My brother and I formed the band back in 2012 at 13 and 16. Since then we’ve been grinding away starting out in the small pubs in the boroughs of NYC to playing some of the biggest clubs in the city. From there, we felt it was time to finally hit the road and take our brand of rock outside the Tri-state area. We are currently finishing up our next album and gearing up for a West Coast tour with the band Messer at the end of May 2019.

METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?

ZAMORA: As the singer/guitarist of the band, it all started with Kurt Cobain for me. From there I fell in love with all the rock bands in the 90’s, STP, Soundgarden, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Rage Against The Machine, Alice In Chains, Bush, all those bands. Today I’m mainly influenced by a mixture of new bands like Pop Evil, Papa Roach, Asking Alexandria, Jared James Nichols, Like A Storm, Rival Sons, Tyler Bryant And The Shakedown, Black Stone Cherry, and a bunch more! A good mixture of old school and new school.

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

ZAMORA: Our latest release is our current single “Take It All Away”. The opening of the song captures you instantly with Martin Luther King Jr’s voice: “Somewhere I read that the greatness of America is the right to protest- for right.” From there the riff smacks you in the face and immediately makes you want to start headbanging. The song is about the political status of our country but not rooting for the left or right. We the people ultimately have the control and can take it all away at any point. There so much division in our country, this tune is about a Latino from the South Bronx telling his side.

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

ZAMORA: Lots of HAIR. SWEAT. ENERGY. Hahaha. Everyone in our band has long curly hair (totally by accident!). We want to bring a show to the people so if we see you sitting down or not having the best night of your life, our goal is to change that.

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

ZAMORA: More albums and more touring. Maybe some Europe tour dates by then? We have no intention of stopping this train.

Metal Anarchy’s New Music Showcase: Exclusive Q&A With One Steel Wound

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 One Steel Wound.

METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:

ONE STEEL WOUND: We’re a 3 piece metal band from Chicago that work with some of the best regional drummers. We’ve been finding our musical lane in the Chicago scene since 2013 by doing several shows in the midwest, circulating an EP at shows, and officially releasing an 8-track album. Since then, we’ve grown musically and as individual musicians. You can find our 2015 8-track album online at Bandcamp.

METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?

ONE STEEL WOUND: Lamb Of God, Disturbed, System Of A Down, Korn, Slipknot, EL-P.

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

ONE STEEL WOUND: Our latest release is our single “In Chains”. We’ve become emotionally distant with past releases and feel the most involved and more proud of this track and the songs we’re currently writing. We think it’s our best effort to date and we’re even more stoked for the future tracks as well. This is why we all consider 2019 as the beginning of One Steel Wound, everything before was beta-testing.

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

ONE STEEL WOUND: A lot of sweat, screaming, and at the end of it… great vibes.

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

ONE STEEL WOUND: We’ll have plenty of banging songs, selling rad merch, and hope to be on a sick tour as main support for an artist that we respect and dig.