Metal Anarchy’s New Music Showcase: Exclusive Q&A With Diversity Of One

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 Diversity Of One.

METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:

DIVERSITY OF ONE: We Are Diversity Of One From Sacramento CA. Our Band Is Unique To Say The Least. You Have Four Individuals From Four Different Backgrounds, That Came Together To Educate People On Unity While Kicking Major Ass And Spreading Fun & Love In The Process!!!!

METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?

DIVERSITY OF ONE: Influences Vary Between Band Members

🎸 Assassin – Dimebag Darrell, Sevendust, & Lamb Of God

🥁 Joeliath – Morgan Rose & Ray Luzier. Sevendust – Faith No More – Machine Head

🎸 BMC – Randy Rhoads, Five Finger Death Punch, & System Of A Down

🎙 Jemezzy Ba’be – Deftones – Korn – Dr Dre – Snoop Dogg – OutKast

METAL ANARCHY: What can you say about your latest release and why should readers of this site check it out?

DIVERSITY OF ONE: Our Debut Album D.N.A. Is A Pretty Good Project. We Are Very Proud Of It. It’s For People That Are Fans Of Good Music Period. If You Want A Musical Journey Of Genres, You Should Really Consider Taking A Time Out To Listen. Their Ears Would Thank Them 🤘

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

DIVERSITY OF ONE: Coming To A D1 Show You Can Expect Fun & Pure Energy, If You’re A Fan Of Music!!!!

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

DIVERSITY OF ONE: Successfully Touring Around, Making A Living Of Our Craft, Performing At All The Major Festivals And Shows, And Inspiring People & Other Musicians To Follow Their Dreams To Do What They Actually Love, While Building A Bridge For People To Communicate Unity. That’s Very Important To Us 🤘

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

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 Flowmotion.

METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:

FLOWMOTION: We are Flowmotion, an electrocore/metalcore band from Como, North Italy. This project rose from the ashes of our old band, with Thomas (vocals), Andrea (drums) and Enea (bass). Fabio (guitar) came suddenly and has become a part of the family. Then Mattia (guitar) joined us after one year, so the band is complete.

METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?

FLOWMOTION: Our influences come from different genres and from our different backgrounds. Our inspiration comes from band like: Eskimo Callboy, Attila, Crossfaith, In Flames and others.

METAL ANARCHY: What can you say about your latest release and why should readers of this site check it out?

FLOWMOTION: Our last work was All But Nothing, but really soon you will hear our new track. You should listen for two reasons. The first, because it’s fucking cool. The second: because we have to pay to rent the bus for the tours.

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

FLOWMOTION: They can expect really calm and chill music with a cup of tea. No way, it’s fucking hard man. If you are ready for a pure and rude metalcore/elctrocore show you are invited to our show. Otherwise it’s better to stay at home and search for a cheese tv show.

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

FLOWMOTION: We don’t want to put a limit on us. Our dream is to become famous and that kind of shit, but we are happy with our work, and even if we have to play in front of ten people, for us it’s a pleasure. Doesn’t matter where or when. It’s still art dude. Our art. And the most important thing about art is to show it.

Metal Anarchy’s New Music Showcase: Exclusive Q&A With West//Ghost

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 Hiram Hernandez of West//Ghost.

METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:

HERNANDEZ: We shred.

METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?

HERNANDEZ: Pussyfooting and weed.

METAL ANARCHY: What can you say about your latest release and why should readers of this site check it out?

HERNANDEZ: Vein because it fucking rules.

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

HERNANDEZ: Ass kicking.

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

HERNANDEZ: The Grammys butt ass naked with a plate of French fries and the only thing we say when we accept the award for best rock song/music video is “this shit is whack”.

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

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 Lullwater.

METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:

LULLWATER: We’re a hard rock band from Athens, Ga. We have been touring nationally and Canada for about 6 years and don’t plan on stopping anytime soon.

METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?

LULLWATER: I would say my main influences are bands from the Seattle grunge scene from the early 90’s. Big Pearl Jam, Alice In Chains, Soundgarden fans.

METAL ANARCHY: What can you say about your latest release and why should readers of this site check it out?

LULLWATER: We just released our video for “American Glutton”. it’s politically charged and also gives a big fuck you to modern day pop culture.

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

LULLWATER: We’re pretty high energy. We have a lot of fun live and I think that translates to people at live shows.

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

LULLWATER: Off a cliff like Thelma and Louise, except 4 sweaty dudes in a van not in a convertible.

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

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 Zardonic.

METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your project:

ZARDONIC: Zardonic is Drum & Bass with Rock and Metal elements. There is a lot of Metal about it for sure, but it’s primarily a Dance Music act, as in, it’s trying to be more like a heavier version of The Prodigy or Pendulum than it is trying to be like Ministry or Rammstein. Metal of course has always been a huge influence for me, but Zardonic is more about the rave than it is about the mosh. I created it in 2004, back then influenced by Celldweller’s newly released self-titled record, a bit of Underworld, Aphex Twin, Dieselboy, Counterstrike, and all the Metal stuff I heard as a kid. Before I was a Metalhead, I was addicted to Electronic Dance Music as well. I would record DJ Sets late at night on the radio when I was 6 years old, hiding from my parents because they were trying to force me to sleep early. You know, because they probably wanted to get laid and I was just pestering them with Techno. And even before that, my first music love was actually Antonio Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons. My father always played it in the car. I guess that’s why Zardonic has a bit of EDM, Metal and epic elements on it. All the videogames I played had a bit of influence on it, too. Epic is a good word to describe what I do.

METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?

ZARDONIC: Musicwise, there are a ton of musicians I respect, but even other forms of art can translate into music in my head. I could make an entire album just from my recent visit to the Vatican Museums. It’s a wonder to watch and experience. So I guess you can count Michelangelo as an artist I look up to as well haha! But going back to the music itself, names right off the top of my head right now are Devin Townsend, Trent Reznor, Danny Elfman, Nobuo Uematsu, Antonio Vivaldi, Remo Giazotto, Arvo Pärt, Erik Satie, Ihsahn, Tosin Abasi, Trey Azagthoth, Anaal Nathrakh and so on.

METAL ANARCHY: What can you say about your latest release “Become” and why should readers of this site check it out?

ZARDONIC: I don’t know why they should. They either do or don’t and I honestly don’t care. I don’t mean to sound off, but Become is a very personal statement and it wasn’t really something I made thinking about people liking it or not. You see, Become is an album about change. Change of environment, change of culture, change of self. My last four years have been a constant turmoil of changes that I’ve had to rapidly adapt to, sometimes not willing. Since I moved out of Venezuela in July 2014 for obvious reasons, I arrived at my family’s place in Maryland and stayed there for over a year, but it was still not my home so I eventually had to move on. I then found a place owned by a friend in Seattle who had a studio and two months later his family came and he said he needed the room. Then I moved to my day manager’s basement in Ohio for a bit, then jumped to New Jersey to work at Mike Morello Productions studio for the production of the first record of American Grim, then back to manager’s basement, then got my own place for a bit, then fell in love with a German girl, moved to Aurich (Ostfriesland), broke up with her, moved to Burscheid near Cologne. That might sound fun when all you have is a backpack. But it seems like no matter how hard I work for my goals of having my own home and a family, life throws something at me that forces me to move on. And in the middle of all that, I had to finish my record and do a remix of Bullet For My Valentine’s “Letting You Go”.

And you know what? I got out alive from all of it and I am extremely satisfied with where I am at the moment. I think I am going to settle down for a few years, and who knows if I may do it for the rest of my life. I don’t really plan on being a nomad forever. It’s not exactly a lifestyle that I enjoy or have chosen as it’s more of a circumstantial thing. I love the thrill of travel, but I always want to go back to a place I can call home.

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

ZARDONIC: If you’re a Metalhead who loves Electronic Dance Music, or you’re a Raver who loves a bit of Metal, you’ll find Jesus.

METAL ANARCHY: Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

ZARDONIC: I see life as an RPG, so to say. So in 5 years I should be 5 levels up. As long as we continue to be alive, there is no other way to go but forward. I want this project to grow as much as possible, but from a business standpoint, I personally care more about the money than I care about fame. Therefore I’m trying to find ways to be able to do music that won’t necessarily make me more popular, but simply do the music I love, and then find the best way to sell it the way it is, or exploit my talents for other duties as I continuously do. I never stop working. When I’m not touring, I’m making music. If that music is not my own, I’m doing it for someone else. Be it Bullet For My Valentine, The Unguided, Gomad & Monster, American Grim, Brian James Schram, likemelikeyou, and any other projects that need my remixes or want to hire me as a record producer, I’m first in line to try and deliver my best for them. So far nobody has complained!

Metal Anarchy’s New Music Showcase: Exclusive Q&A With Never Us

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 Never Us.

METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:

NEVER US: Kegan DeBacker: We are a rock band from Phoenix, Arizona. Our band is a mixture of all the music that we grew up listening to. It is a little emo punk, a little pop, a little rock, and a little hip-hop. We came together several years ago and have been cultivating our sound since then, and we couldn’t be more proud of what we have written. We all are super down to earth people that just want to write great music.

METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?

NEVER US: Jordan Cuadras: I think our influences come from all over. I think for all of us a major Influence is from the metal/post-hardcore scene. The drums have a sound have awesome prog drums while guitar/bass throw in some melodic also minor sounding riffs, and it all get wrapped up with electronic beats and pop vocals.

METAL ANARCHY: What can you say about your latest release and why should readers of this site check it out?

NEVER US: Chad Ralph: Our latest release is a song called Retrograde which features Matt Good of From First to Last. I believe that everyone should check out the song for plethora of reasons, the main one being that it’s a diverse and unique song that bridges different genres together. Hip hop beats with slight rap style vocals and emo lyrics, heavy and melodic guitars and bass, and a hint of Steven’s progressive drumming. I think people of all back grounds would appreciate what we put in to Retrograde.

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

NEVER US: Jesse Clark: To walk away remembering that 5 dudes went on stage and put on a show that was intimate no matter how far away you were from the stage. By that I mean, everyone is involved. If they aren’t they got their own problems they’ve got to deal with, haha.

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

NEVER US: Steven Parent: With all the seeds we’ve planted in recent times, including writing and recording the best material we’ve ever made as a band, I see us doing great things in the near future. I think within the next 5 years we’ll hopefully have enough of a foothold to get support slots for national tours and overall further our brand in other respects too.

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

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 Frost.

METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:

THE FROST: We are The Frost. We are a duo from United States, Pennsylvania. We consider ourselves an original and cover group that performs multiple genres.

LeahBeth Evans is the Lead vocalist of the group and Christian Gratz is the guitarist and pianist of the group. He occasionally sings too!

METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?

THE FROST: Most of our influences are soft rock groups like Steely Dan, Fleetwood Mac, Jefferson Airplane (psychedelic rock), Crosby/Stills/Nash/Young, etc.

METAL ANARCHY: What can you say about your latest release and why should readers of this site check it out?

THE FROST: Our latest release is our single Gotta Live Fast, which was recorded at After Image Studios I’m our hometown.

Anyone who knows us personally, knows we put a lot of work into this song and even stepped out of our comfort zone a bit. We strayed away from that “soft/acoustic” sound on this song.

The song can be considered “outlaw country,” and has an upbeat and fun sound to it.

I think readers should definetly take a listen to it if they like country-rock, outlaw country, or are looking for a feel good song to lift their spirits.

It can be found on iTunes, Spotify and more by searching “The Frost Gotta Live Fast.”

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

THE FROST: You’re going to hear anything and everything. We like to play “with” the audience instead of “to” the audience. When you attend one of our shows, we want you to be part of it. We take requests, we share our music, and we have a lot of fun.

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

THE FROST: Honestly, that’s hard to say. We take what comes at us day by day. The good and the bad. We are doing things we never thought possible when we started the duo threes years ago, and we hope to move further.