Noah Bingaman of RepresA “I honestly love performing so much that i get too excited to be nervous!”

RepresA is an up and coming hard rock/metal trio that has quickly gained critical acclaim in Sacramento area for their unique style and powerful lyrics. RepresA was formed in 2011 in Newcastle, CA. After years of playing shows, lineup changes, and a hiatus, they reformed in 2017. They now have a solid following of old fans and new. With Tony Mena on Guitar/Lead Vocals, Chris Madga on Bass, and Noah Bingaman on Drums/Vocals, RepresA is better than ever! Experience there unique expression through sociopolitical lyrics and a fusion of multiple genres!

 

 

How did you first get into music? Who or what turned you onto metal?

Thanks so much for asking! My Dad first got me into music, he started taking me to concerts at a very young age to see some great classic rock bands. He’s not a musician but we share the same love for going to shows!
I’ve always been into Rock, but I got into metal when i discovered a Double Bass Pedal.

What got you started playing music and how old were you?

After going to my first concerts and hearing the power and energy of the crowd and volume, I knew right away I wanted to play music and the drums stood out to me. I always wanted to play drums but I lived in an apartment so I started with a guitar and bass at age 10.

How did you become a drummer? Are you proficient in any other instruments? Have you always been creative?

I finally got a chance to play drums like I had wanted to when my I got my first set at age 13. It was a great fit and I was able to pick it up a lot easier than bass or guitar. I still play bass, sing, and write my own acoustic songs on guitar, but drums will always be my first instrument. I just love to write and share my lyrics with people, so the guitar comes in handy for that! I actually just out of the studio working on my first professional drum cover that also features me playing bass and doing all the vocals, I’m really excited to release it!

What was the local scene like in 2011, was there a particular band you aspired to be like, favorite local bands back then, favorite local bands now?

For me I never had many friends and didn’t really know anyone in the music scene, so when I first started making music and trying to be heard in 2011, there was no one to listen to! I was pretty much at the bottom, looking up at other local bands that already have a lot of fans and friends, that pack the house, wondering how I could ever get popular like that when I don’t know anybody!?
One of my favorite band in 2011 was Ezera, they had some amazing dual guitar and always brought a huge crowd!

Now, I have so many favorite local bands and friends that work so hard I think are great, but one that really stands out to me right now is Apollo’s Key, these guys are brand new and have only played a few shows but they have sold out every single show so far! That impresses me a lot and there music is really good!
I do a small amount of events and I just booked a banger of as lineup for January 4th, 2019 at The Boardwalk with some of my favorite Sacramento bands including them.

How did RepresA come about? Where did you develop the name? Where is it derived from? What other band names were considered? How would you best describe your sound?

The name RepresA is simply based off of some cool local history. We originally started in Loomis, not far from Folsom, Ca. Some people don’t know but the historic Folsom State Prison is actually located in it’s own city, Represa, California. Not Folsom. It’s also the 2nd oldest active state prison in the U.S. so we thought it was interesting. It also fits our name as we sometimes write sociopolitical lyrics that sometimes have the message of Breaking Free, Not being A Prisoner or Slave, and Equality. We feel it was almost a perfect fit and made sense.

You recently hooked up with No Pants Records out of Portland, Oregon, what have they promised to do for you that you can’t do for yourself? What are you expectations of them? How did they find you? What are their expectations of you?

No Pants Records has already done a great job for us. We do all of our own work and push hard to promote and try to gain a following, but it’s not always easy and nice to have some help, they help us are willing to help us promote, get bigger shows, help with music distro, and point us in the right direction if we ever need advice. We want to expand and play out of town shows, but if we do we don’t know that anyone will be there, No Pants is able to find us shows all over the west coast with lineups that already bring a crowd, as well as Portland, OR area festivals. We have tried to reach out to companies, record labels, and festivals with little to no response, but when our label reaches out for us we almost always get a response. I think it helps being signed, otherwise your looked at a lot of times as just another “Unsolicited Band”.

I heard about No Pants Records through a friend in a local band, they were highly recommended. They accept open submission but do not sign just anyone, the label manager Matt showed a true interest in us and is always very helpful and encouraging. But at the same time not demanding at all, he lets us make the music we want to make because he believes in it and backs it 100%, we had no reason to even want to try to get on another label.

The band just secured some endorsements and sponsorship. What do these things entail exactly? Will you be going to NAMM in January?

No Pants also helped us get some awesome stuff that would have been hard to get on out own. I got a huge endorsement from Saluda Cymbal Company which includes all the cymbals I want for almost nothing, we get free guitar strings from Dean Markley Strings, and there is more that isn’t yet confirmed!
NAMM would be awesome if had the opportunity to go. Probably not this January but maybe 2020!

What is the plan for recording new music, where, when and with who will be recording you? Will there be bonus tracks, cover songs, vinyl and cassette?

Funds, funds, funds…. We’ve been writing music for years since 2011 but finally just recorded our debut EP and release it on 8/3/18. But, we actually have a whole albums worth of fire material waiting to be recorded once we can afford it. Our debut EP “United Slaves” was all self funded, but now that we are on our label we can save a lot of money recording the next CD cause they will help with the distro and we won’t have to do it all ourselves,.. But at the moment, we’re still trying to make our money back from the last recording, but soon! Early 2019 we will hit the studio with Bob Swanson from Mayhemeness Studios in Sacramento to record EP #2! This one will be released through our label and we will also have a ton of new merch to go with it! We just jumped up in popularity recently and hope to do big things in 2019, we want to pack the house at our shows! We jumped up in popularity recently, going from around 750 to over 6,500 likes on Facebook. We’ve always pushed to try to gain more followers and likes but they have found us lately which has felt so humbling!

Who are your original influences and who are your current inspirations and admiration’s local and or national?

So many greats so I’ll do a top 3, original influences would have to be REO Speedwagon, Boston, and RUSH,
But currently I would say Papa Roach, those guys are seriously always rising higher and doing huge things, never slowing down. There also fairly local and huge in Sacramento. Then Bullet For My Valentine and Story Of The Year!

Whats the biggest show you have played so far and do you still get nervous before a gig?

The biggest show so far was Folsom Live Festival on September 22nd, which had a crowd of almost 8,000 people!! We went up against 14 other bands in a 98 Rock competition and won a spot on by bringing 86 people to Powerhouse Pub in Folsom!  I honestly love performing so much that i get too excited to be nervous!

What makes a good RepresA song?

A song that makes a statement. It really doesn’t matter your race, class, or gender, we are all human and that’s what really matters, if we can express that somehow in our songs we want to! But the uniqueness to our style really makes us stand out, a mix of melodic with heavy. One second it sounds pretty and vibes, the next you are banging your head and moving! We try to have a little something for everybody and not stick to one style.

What kind of references or influences do you take from other mediums? Is there any particular book, or other artists that you are inspired by?

I say Im most inspired by Jacoby Shaddix from Papa Roach, mainly because of his lyrics.. There are times where I thought he took the words out of me, took my thoughts and put them on paper. I’ve never been able to relate to lyrics the way I do his, and to see him come from so little and be where he is now is inspiring for sure! Born with Nothing, Die With Everything!

How much time do you spend on social media a day? Which do you hate the most but can’t live without? Which do you like and why?

I was actually never into social media before i was in a band, but realize it’s important for promoting! Now I run all the social media accounts and try to keep up but technology isn’t for me! Haha I’m old school, pen and paper. Rather than digitsl I still like to buy CD’s and hand out paper flyers. I hate the fact that I need Facebook and Instagram but wouldn’t go without them! I could live without Twitter tho..

Top 5 albums or songs released in the last 12 months?

I haven’t listened to a whole lot of brand new stuff to be honest, but Story Of The Year recently released there Wolves album this year and it is probably my favorite album of all time by any band!

You’re on a desert island and only have three albums to listen to for the rest of your life, what are they and why?

Papa Roach – The Connection
Story of the Year – Wolves
Bullet For My Valentine – The Poison

My favorite albums, mainly for the lyrics, but I couldn’t live without the bad ass duel guitar solos BFMV has!
The Connection is an album I feel I relate to the most, Wolves makes me feel good and gives me a good energy I don’t normally feel with any music, and The Posion just rocks!!

What does metal mean to you?

Metal to me means having a bangover and having to let your body recover after a show. If your neck hurts and you can barely move, if you got bloody, sweaty, screamed, laughed, all in one night.. that’s metal! And every show that Capital Chaos TV puts on is always metal!!! \m/ \m/

 

“RepresA’s new album “United Slaves” is truly amazing & out now!” – No Pants Records, Portland, Oregon.

CHECK IT OUT HERE on ItunesSpotifyBandcamp

RepresA is:

Tony Mena – Guitar/ Vocals
Chris Madga – Bass
Noah Bingaman- Drums/ Vocals

FFO: System of A Down, Incubus, Deftones, NOFX, Rage Against The Machine

WITHERFALL – Confirmed as Special Guests on SONATA ARCTICA’s “Acoustic Adventures” European Tour!

  After releasing their much-celebrated second studio album “A Prelude To Sorrow” on November 2nd via Century Media Records, US dark melodic metal masters WITHERFALL now have been confirmed as special guest on SONATA ARCTICA’s “Acoustic Adventures” tour kicking off March 13th, 2019. This will the first chance to see WITHERFALL live in Europe!

“We are extremely pleased to finally announce our first European tour as support for the enigmatic SONATA ARCTICA. As with everything else WITHERFALL, this one will be a bit different. This tour will be featuring a special acoustic set to coincide with SONATA ARCTICA’s stripped down theme. There will be many surprises in store to make this a memorable tour. It is with pleasure that we can come bring “A Prelude to Sorrow” and “Nocturnes and Requiems” to the European audiences in this unique way.

WITHERFALL’s 2019 acoustic line-up will consist of:
Joseph Michael – Vocals/Guitar
Jake Dreyer – Guitar
Anthony Crawford – Bass
Steve Bolognese – Percussion
Alex Nasla – Keyboards

WITHERFALL In North America:
1/21/19: Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent W/Ensiferum and Septicflesh

SONATA ARCTICA
»Acoustic Adventures«
Presented by Rock Hard, Rocks, musix, Rock It!, metal.de
w/ WITHERFALL
13.03. N Oslo – Parkteatret
14.03. S Stockholm – Södra Teatern
15.03. S Malmö – Palladium
16.03. D Hamburg – Fabrik
17.03. NL Eindhoven – Effenaar
19.03. UK London – Islington Assembly Hall
20.03. NL Haarlem – Patronaat
21.03. D Aschaffenburg – Colos-Saal
22.03. F Paris – Le Trabendo
23.03. F Lyon – Ninkasi Kao
24.03. I Mailand – Teatro Dal Verme
26.03. CH Pratteln – Z7
27.03. D Nürnberg – Hirsch
28.03. CZ Prag – Roxy
29.03. D Stuttgart – Im Wizemann (Club)
30.03. D Bochum – Christuskirche

INTERVIEW: Joseph Michael and Jake Dreyer of Witherfall “We don’t receive anything, no direction at all.”

Today US dark melodic metal masters WITHERFALL have released “A Prelude to Sorrow”, the highly anticipated follow-up to 2017’s “Nocturnes and Requiems”.

On “A Prelude to Sorrow”, main songwriters Joseph Michael (vocals, Sanctuary – live) and Jake Dreyer (Iced Earth) succeeded in perfectly combining the group’s technical proficiency with an appropriate eerie and somber atmosphere, manifesting also in Kristian Wåhlin’s majestic cover painting. “A Prelude to Sorrow” was mixed and mastered by Chris “Zeuss” Harris. (Sanctuary, Queensryche, Iced Earth). Capital Chaos TV’s Zoran Theodorovic had the pleasure of chatting with Joseph Michael and Jake Dreyer of Witherfall earlier this week, enjoy below.

On working with Century Media and differences now they are owned by Sony
Jake Dreyer…We don’t receive anything, no direction at all. That was part of our contract, we didn’t want any creative input at all from the label, definitely when it cam time to writing music, that not even a thought. We also signed with Century when they were already bought by Sony, so it wasn’t as if we could see a difference, as far as them being their own independent entity versus going with a major label.
Joseph Michael….I think a lot of people saw that as a negative when CM got bought out by Sony, but its been actually really good. If you think about it, they still have all of their experienced metal guys over there in Europe and now they have the corporate backing with better budgets of Sony.

 

On working with session drummer Gergo Borlai

Jake Dreyer…  Just to be with a true musician like that is a real pleasure. He’s worked with some of the biggest, bad ass musicians out there, Al Di Meola being one of them. It was a true honor. He was the first drummer we played with outside of Adam and it turned out that we couldn’t use him in the band full time, but to be able to do the record with him was just great.

On what they learned while being in White Wizzard.
Jake Dreyer…..What not not to do, I love Jon as a person, we had a lot of fun times with him and everything. Unfortunately the running of that band, was just fucked in every way you can imagine, Joseph and I our goal was to do a complete opposite of that. It requires a ton of work, but I think its definitely a better way to go.
Joseph Michael….We actually formed Witherfall as that band (White Wizzard) was clashing while in the U.K.

Levi Vinci of Sour Diesel “My dog Rufus, never lets anything get him down”

Sacramento’s Sour Diesel combine elements of hard rock, metal, and hip hop to create a unique 7 string groove they call Pot Metal. Lead guitarist Levi Vinci took some time between shredding and bong rips to answer some of our questions.

How did you first get in to music? Who or what turned you onto rock/metal?

It was my mom, she would have Pantera or White Zombie playing in the car on the way to take me to Elementary Christian school, haha.

What got you started playing music and how old were you?

It was in 6th grade (12 years old) at my school they opened up some art classes and I chose guitar .

Have you always been creative?

Yeah In some way shape or another. Being ADHD makes you want to do a lot of stuff..at once.

How did Sour Diesel come about?

In 2006ish my friend (our drummer) decided we didn’t want to let our instruments go to no use . So we started at his jamming and have been there ever since. We also have another jam spot in Colusa/Williams, where the other half of the band lives.

How did you become a guitarist? Are you proficient in any other instruments?

After my mom took me too my first concert in like 95 (Red Hot Chili Peppers) I fell in love with that instrument ,even more so when I seen Pantera live.

Who are some of your influences? Which of your influences can we hear in your guitar playing and your music?

My influences range from a lot of different people/bands . A good friend of mind who is no longer here Mr. C . Taught me a lot about life at an early age and it has always stuck with me. I can play pool thanks to him. Dimebag would be a huge influence , dude was a shredder as well as a really nice and funny guy. Oh and my dog Rufus , he’s always happy. He never lets anything get him down. Oh and Bob Ross is cool also.

What was the local scene like in the beginning, was there a particular band you aspired to be like, favorite local bands back then, favorite local bands now?

When I first started out it was in the late 90’s with my punk band “Ginu Force” and that was hella kool to be playing shows with bands like Final Summation, Broken Society ,FYH ,Team Karate Warehouse and many more. Some of my Favorite local bands now are Horseneck , Kill The Precedent,Dog Party, Malcom Bliss , MC Rut. There’s a lot more I’m forgetting.

What makes a good Sour Diesel song?

I think it takes the whole band to be on that certain vibe and connect. Basically feel it and lock it in.

How soon can we expect some recorded music from Sour Diesel?

I’d say by April 20th

What was the first music you bought, and what have you bought more than once?

N2 Deep’s “Back to the Hotel ” single and Green Day’s “Dookie”

What would you say is your greatest musical achievement?

Being able to have this band stick together after 12 years.

Who have been some of your favorite bands you’ve hung out with and shared the stage with?

Twitch Angry. Green Jello/Jelly were pretty cool, I got to hang out with Mike from Suicidal Tendencies when I was 12 when they played Eldorado Saloon back in the day, hella chill ass dude. Alien Ant Farm may have been the biggest band besides HED PE that we have played with and both were cool times.

What can we expect from Sour Diesel in 2019

A lot more of kool lighting FX and lasers at our shows,if the venues allow them haha. We’re also writing some new songs as well as getting this 2nd album done. It should be pretty dope.

You’re on a desert island and only have three albums to listen to for the rest of your life, what are they and why?

Man that’s a hard question. I’m going to say off the bat, Pantera – Vulgar Display of Power , Faith No More- Angel Dust , Deftones -White Pony

Scott Vogel of Terror – “Victory Records was always cool to Terror. All the labels we have worked with have been.”

Scott Vogel (born April 5, 1973 in Buffalo, New York, United States) and currently living in Los Angeles, California, is the current vocalist and founding member of five-piece American hardcore band Terror, formerly of Buried Alive as well as the vocalist of hardcore / punk band World Be Free.

Terror have always been a name synonymous with hardcore. From their inception in 2002, the band have displayed a level of steadfast dedication unlike any other in the scene. Now with six studio albums, a series of live albums, splits, compilations and EP’s under their belts, the scene veterans are gearing up to release their latest full length ‘Total Retaliation’.

The new album which is penned for a September 28th release date features Fit For An Autopsy’s Will Putney (Thy Art Is Murder, Body Count, Knocked Loose) in the producers chair and is the band’s first new material since last years ‘The Walls Will Fall’ EP. Clocking in at just under 30 minutes, ‘Total Retaliation’ is a succinct yet intense message of resistance within a world that can inspire little else.

 

How did you first get in to music? Who turned you onto punk, metal and hardcore? What was the album you bought?

My brother was into punk and exposed me to all this crazy underground shit. A few of the first albums I owned where Social Distortion’s “ Mommy’s Little Monster “ and the Minor Threat Lp

How did you become a vocalist? Are you proficient in any instruments?

I at one point could kinda play the drums but that’s about it. I also got a bass years ago pretending I would learn and it just sat there. I guess seeing local bands in buffalo like Solid State and Zero Tolerance made me think I wanna do that and why can’t I. These dudes are just like me.

What was the local scene like in the beginning, was there a particular band or vocalist you aspired to be like? Was there a particular sound you were going for?

I used to worship Zero Tolerance and their frontman Mark. I mean I guess I still kinda do. Buffalo hardcore was so good when I got involved. So many great bands would come thru and the shows were always packed and real. I guess I was always drawn to the harder edge of hardcore with my bands but still always have loved softer stuff like Supertouch and Split Lip

What motivates you, to keep releasing new music in the age of sharing and stealing? Does it dampen your creativity at all knowing that all of your hard work will be just given away possibly weeks prior to its official release date?

Nah. That stuff doesn’t affect me at all. For me its more about the end result not the sale. When the music and words create an unstoppable energy and you wrap it up in cool artwork and photos. That’s the pay off. Not the 22 cents per unit each band member would maybe see one day.

Which of the past record labels, you’ve been on were the least shady and do record labels in general get a bad rap?

Victory Records was always cool to Terror. All the labels we have worked with have been. But keep in mind we aren’t the biggest band selling tons of records. I don’t know I can only speak for myself. Of course we always want more of a push and the label to work harder but on a fairness scale things have been solid

So, how was producing and putting this record together different than what you guys have previously done? Were any cover songs or bonus tracks recorded for special releases or for the Japanese market?

It’s was business as usual with making this record. But to be honest we had a lot of music written and working with Will Putney was easy and smooth. No bonus or cover songs. The record is complete and there will be no other versions!

What is the writing process like for you? How do you pick what you want to keep and release and what gets tossed aside? With practically every song on Total Retaliation being a hardcore slammer, how do you go about placing the songs in order one through thirteen? Have you ever written and recorded with a side A and side B in mind?

Nick and Jordan come up with tons of music and riffs and I kinda give feedback on which ones I’m feeling. Actually Chris wrote a few on this record too. After that we flush them all out and make them complete and last the words are laid over the music and we have a song. Its hard getting a track list in order. Different people have different ideas and sometimes you don’t wanna bend.

What keeps you passionate about Terror and hardcore after all these years?

I still love this community and this band. It’s that simple. I still believe and feel this shit

Top 5 albums or songs released in 2018 and/or of all time?

2018
Racquet Club – “Blood on the Moon”
Conway the Machine – “Goat”
Freedom – “Never Had a Choice”
Citizen – “As you Please”
Combust – demo

What does hardcore mean to you?

That’s not really something, I can sum up in a few sentences. This is my life and it helped mold my mind and kept me young at heart and fully free and against the grain in an ugly world.

Ozzie Darden of Children of the Reptile “Heavy Metal Is The Fucking Law”

Children of the Reptile from Wilmington, NC, are three bright youths and a grizzled veteran, who have formed an elite, team of reptilian metal maniacs in order to induce headbanging in no trifling amounts. Their lineup includes Ozzie Darden -vocals and guitar, Chris Millard on guitar and vocals, David “Pils” Hufham on bass and vocals and drummer Chase Kelly.

 

How did you first get in to music? Who turned you onto rock/metal?

Ozzie Darden – I grew up listening to the radio with my dad. The first time i heard “Iron Man” I knew I was a metalhead but before that I jammed frequently to a Boston cassette tape my dad handed down to me.

How did you become a musician and what instruments are you proficient in?

Started playing sax in middle school band, got a guitar for my 14th birthday. Started singing for a punk band when I was 16. I’m capable on drums and bass and semi capable on keyboard and mandolin.

What was the local scene in your area like in the beginning? Was there a particular band you aspired to be like, favorite local bands back then, favorite local bands now?

We’ve always had a strong hard rock/metal/punk scene in Wilmington. Sometimes it’s more active than others. We didn’t really aspire to be anybody in particular, we always wanted to do our own thing. ASG, Weedeater, and Thunderlip were big local favorites then. Our favorite fellow local band right now is Mortal Man, who we’d recommend to any fan of heavy music.

What does heavy metal or hard rock mean to you?

Imagination, fun, adventure!

How would you best describe your sound?

Forward looking traditional heavy metal. Our foundation is, and always will be, in Iron Maiden, Metallica, Manilla Road, Black Sabbath, bands of that nature. But we’re very inspired by more modern and proggy bands like Death and Mastodon. We want every riff to catch your ear but we want to move songs in a lot of different directions too. We love the New Wave of Traditional Heavy Metal but we don’t just want to play metal like they played in the early 80’s. A lot of great metal has happened since then and it’s in our approach.

Is doing pre-sales the same thing as pay to play?

If you have to meet a certain number of sales or pay out of pocket, then yes, absolutely. Nothing wrong with doing a little legwork beforehand though, so long as the promoter is working too.

What was the first music you bought and what have you bought more than once?

First thing i ever bought was Kris Kross’s debut album on cassette, haha. RIP Chris Kelly. Most of my favorite records I probably have bought on both CD and vinyl at some point, or rebought worn out or scratched up CDs. So, a lot of Maiden, Sabbath, Blind Guardian, Rush, Metallica, Mastodon in various formats.

DIY forever or signing with a label at first opportunity?

I think we’d sign under the right circumstances. It’s nice keeping all the money we make right now, but we’re not ideologically committed to DIY. We try to do whatever makes the most fiscal sense for us, haha. It’s never come up, really.

What is the biggest show you have played so far and do you still get nervous before a gig?

We opened up for D.R.I. recently and their bassist, Harald Oimoen gave us high praise. That meant a lot to us because he co-wrote “Murder in the Front Row.” He was around San Francisco during the heyday of the thrash metal scene there. I wouldn’t say we get nervous before playing, except in the sense that we’re all anxious to get on the stage and play. We always feel like we’re gonna kill it and we can’t wait to get up there and do it, haha.

Is commercial rock radio dead?

Yeah. The Telecommunications Act of 1996 killed it.

Favorite songs on the new finished album and why?

Halls of the Skeleton Lord. It’s a riffy weird progressive type song with a big finish. One of my proudest moments.

Are there any political or social issues hidden in your band songs?

Not really, most of the lyrics are just fantasy and sci fi stories. Some are based off of other works, most are stories I come up with myself. “Maneater Mildred” is a little bit of a feminist song, I guess.

What was the process of putting the songs in order?

I sort of like to construct set/album orders like a batting order in baseball. Speedsters up front, heavy hitters in track 3 and 4. Once track 4 hits the grand slam and we’ve got the audience by the balls, give em some of the weirder stuff. Always close with the most “epic” song.

What endorsements do you have and what endorsements do you still want?

No endorsements, haha. We’ll take some though. Chris and I work for Mojotone and use some of their pickups, I guess that’s close enough.

Bands you would love to tour with and musician or artist you would like to meet and interrogate?

Visigoth is currently taking our world by storm, we’d love to tour with them cuz we’d match up real well. As for who I’d like to meet, gotta go with Rob Halford. Follow him on Facebook if you don’t already, he seems like the coolest dude ever. (On top of being one of the most legendary singers ever)

Do you still buy cd’s or mostly use streaming sites? Which sites do you use? What do you like about them?

I buy CD’s or vinyl at shows, I love physical media. I hate using spotify and youtube because of ads, but Bandcamp rules. I buy so much music on there. As a musician, we get a better cut from bandcamp than everything else and it’s much more transparent about the cut they do take. It’s so much better than every other platform for consumers and artists alike. BUY MUSIC ON BANDCAMP!

Top 5 albums or songs released this year so far?

Little early for me to give that good of an answer to this, but I’ll give it a shot! I’ll stick to metal, too.

  1. Visigoth – Conqueror’s Oath
  2. Judas Priest – Firepower

  3. Summoning – With Doom We Come

  4. Knightmare- Walk Through the Fire

  5. Between the Buried & Me – Automata I

Top 5 books and movies released this year so far?

I’ve only seen one movie this year and all the books I’m reading are not from the present year. BUT, the one new movie I’ve seen was ANNIHILATION, and it was a fan-fucking-tastic piece of sci-fi filmmaking. Go see it while in theaters, it’s worth it. I’ll go with you! Just fucking see it!

Song to be played at your funeral and 3 albums to take to your grave?

Feels like Nazareth’s “Hair of the Dog” is the obvious answer here. As far as 3 albums to go to the grave with: Iron Maiden – Powerslave. Rush – Farewell to Kings. Thin Lizzy – Jailbreak.

Final thoughts, words of wisdom and shout outs?

Heavy Metal Is The Fucking Law. Shout out to all my homie’s who come see us at the local dives, and the bands we toil in obscurity with all the godamn time. Big shout out to mom and dad for buying me guitar shit as a kid. Louder shout out to my wife Molly for always making me look forward to coming back home.

 

WVM “I won’t give in to what society says I should be, I will fight tooth and nail.”

WVM is an American musician and visual artist located in Los Angeles, California. His early demos were released under a number of different monikers and licensed to TV shows and video games such as UFC 3, Syfy’s “Being Human,” Teen Nick’s “Degrassi,” CBS’s “Criminal Minds Trailer” and “Hostages”, as well as many other TV shows and video games. Most recently the song “Empire” was licensed to an episode of CW’s The 100.

After experimenting with a number of different genres in the past WVM finds his home in a brand of electronic music that blends melodic elements with a darker edge. Continue reading “WVM “I won’t give in to what society says I should be, I will fight tooth and nail.””