interview with Winter's Edge

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Have any of you ever played in other bands?

Jez: Ed our drummer is also in Half My Kingdom, which is another Uk band, Stephan was

previously in Dragonthrone and myself in Dreadnaught and Aggrothesis.

How did you start playing music? Jez: I was very young when I started around 7/8 years of age on the acoustic guitar, in my teens I moved to my first electric guitar being a mustang later years was heavily focused on being a musician, which at this point my influences were Jon Schaffer from Iced Earth, Timo Tolkki from Avalon, ex-Stratovarius, Kai Hansen of Gamma Ray and Ralf Scheepers from Prmal Fear.

What are your names? Who plays what?

Charlotte jones - Vocalist

Jeremy Lawler - Guitarist/Keyboardist

Stephen Einarsson - Bassist

Ben taylor - Guitarist

Nicholas Meeks - Guitarist

Ed Anderson - Drummer

Did the band have other previous members? Yes over the years the line up has changed.

Did you make music even when you were young? Jez: Yes I started around 7/8 years of age.

Where you are from? Jez: We are all based in the south of UK

In what year did the band form? Jez: The project Winter's Edge started in 2009 it became an official band in 2015.

What is your gender style? Jez: Metal

What inspires you? Jez: Life in general, Other pieces of music, life experiences, story you hear and Fans.

How many times and where do you play?

Jez: Currently we have mainly been focusing playing across the whole of the UK but we are now booking

shows abroad like countries like France and Germany.

How did you develop since you started with music? Jez: I guess by spending alot of time with my instruments, alot of time being in spired by the world around us and generally noticing where I can myself in improve in areas.

Do you have other interests working out of band? Jez: I like to draw and create Merch/Stage Props

Are you looking for a booking agency and what are your thoughts on this? Jez: We are always on the look out and interested in any agency interested in us as a band however currently we run ourselves because we havn't come across a deal balanced enough that would benefit ourselves.

Who does the writing and writes the lyrics? Jez: Myself mainly in the past but for next years album we are aiming to write more as a band and I will continue to write the lyrics and Charlotte will revise them and make any additonal changes that work best for her.

Do you start with the music or the lyrics? Jez: I have done both so it really depends on what naturally comes to you first as a writer.

Do you compose in a certain environment? Jez: I tend to prefer to be left alone and write from my home but I have been known to write creativly in the studio whilst recording a song.

Have you done any coverage live?  Jez: No not as of yet but that doesn't mean we won't.

What language do you sing in? Jez: Charlotte sings in English along with my backing vocals also being in english.

Who are the smallest and most people to attend one of your shows? Jez: the smallest turn out was 6 people I think and the largest for us so far is over 100 people.

What are the ages of most of your concert attendees? Jez: Between late 20's and 50's/60's

Do you always play the same songs live, or do you vary? Jez: We tend to stick to a setlist for alittle while then change it.

How was your first show? Jez: Our first ever show was incredable.

What was your last show? Jez: Our last show was our Pre Album Launch Show in Birmingham, promoted by Adrian Betts from Mr Blade Promotions, which was a great show.

Did you have to cancel a show? Jez: In the past we have due to things out of our control but we do our best to deliver and play all shows we are on.

Where do you plan to go next year? Jez: We are focusing playing overseas more next year.

What do you think of people downloading songs instead of buying discs nowadays? Jez: I think its a shame that their is alot of ways to get free music nowadays and I can only hope that oneday all the ways doing that are gone.

How do you think the music industry has changed because of this? Jez: I think it's changed musicians opinions on the music industry in general and open everyones eyes more that this problem is growing worse everyday.

What do you think of my work? Jez: I think it's great that you are supporting the bands and music by doing things like this for us, I think to really get bands heard and music out there what you're doing is helping us reach new fans and people.

How do you think and know that this interview will help you in the music world? Jez: Well here's a few reasons, you have blog everyone loves readin up on reviews over the internet, your passionate about music and you make the effort to contact bands to show your support which also attracts others to follow.

Do you have any model or idol? Jez: I think the whole band have idols but mine personally right now is Jon Schaffer from Iced Earth and Mike Lepond from Symphony X.

Why do you think they exist? Jez: I believe my Idols exist because they were once inspired by other musicians which helped them become who they are, because they are very talented musicians and have something to offer the world that others don't along with being nice and postive musicians.

Is it easier to find inspiration in older bands or more active bands these days? Jez: Either I guess it depends again on the timing and what your doing at that time.

What were your biggest obstacles? Jez: Mine never being able to play the drums properly as before I was a guitarist I wanted to be a drummer and I guess making Winter's edge into a band.

What advice would you give to other bands or artists? 

Jez: Be nice to fellow musicians, promotors, reviewers and anyone helping your band grow in the music industry, work hard then work harder then harder than that, Take risks don't be affraid, Set an example to other bands and learn from them in return, Don't lose your way step back and try again, be strong and always have a leader in the band, remember your also out there to be the better band and best band you can be but don't let that go over your head.

Kindness will get you places and respect from others.

Do you have any new material? Jez: We are just about to release our third album "The Guardians Of our Time Pt.1" on August the 17th.

What are your sites?

How can people reach you? Jez: The best way is via our facebook link above.

What are your plans for the future? Jez: Winter's Edge are releasing "The Guardians Of Our Time Pt.2" in November, which will be released over a UK mini tour and we have various gigs coming up supporting the awesome Power Quest and Eleine later this year.

Do you have anything to add?

Jez: I would to thank you for your on going support with Winter's Edge and I would like to thank everyone checking this out and supporting yourself and ourselves.

From all of us here at Winter's Edge a big thank you.

interview with Candle Burns White

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Have any of you played in other bands? We have all been in a few projects, but none of them were as serious as this one.
How is it that you started playing music? Most of us have known each other since High School, and when we met our singer, we decided to just get together and do it.
What are your names? / Who plays what? / How old are you?
Timothy Nifyah is our lead vocalist, and also plays a little guitar. He is 26
Jeffrey Marcum plays lead guitar. He is 20
Freaky Shanks plays rhythm guitar. He is 18
Kris Ares plays bass guitar. He is 19
Wojak McGee plays drums. He is 21
Have you had other previous members? No, however Freaky Shanks was a part of the band at the beginning, but left for almost a year and is now back to it.
Did you make music even when you were young? Yes, I think all of us have been playing some kind of instrument since grade school
Where are you from? We are from a small town in Indiana called Versailles
What year did the band form? 2016
What's your style of genre? It varies a little, but Post-Hardcore is mostly what we play
What inspires you? Probably our own dreams. All of us want to push us as far as we can, so I guess we are our own inspiration in a way
How often and where do you reherse? We rehearse at a tattoo shop that we also play shows at. We get together as often as we can, but it's normally only a couple times a month
How have you developed since you started with the music? We've come so far since we started the band. The first song we ever played was some 4 chord song that we haven't played in years. Every time we write, I think we step a little bit more outside our comfort zone, so we are constantly evolving
Do you have other interests of work outside the band? We all really like to skateboard
Are you looking for a booking agency, and what are your thoughts around that? Currently we are doing everything DIY, and I think we plan to keep it that way for awhile. 
Are you looking for a label, and what are your thoughts around that? Currently, no we are not looking for a label. We have the means to do everything a label could for us at this point, so we are just gonna stick to DIY style
What are your songs about? Heartbreak, sin, evil, pushing people, normal metal stuff.
Who does the composing and writes the lyrics? Timothy Nifyah writes most of.our lyrics, but Kris Ares and Wojak McGee help sometimes
Do you start with the music or the lyrics? It depends, but usually instruments are first.
Do you compose in a certain inviroment? No not really. Just whenever and wherever
Have you done any covers live? No, we actually have never played a cover. We do all original stuff
What language do you sing in? English
What are the least and most people to attend one of your gigs? We have played to almost no one. One gig we played last and there was I think 9 people including the promoter, one band, and 2 of our friends. Our biggest show was probably our first, I think there was like 70 people.
What ages are most of your concert attendants? Between 16-30
Do you always play the same songs live, or do you vary? We play a different setlist almost every show
Do you have a regular place you play live often? Recently we have been playing our hometown Tattoo Shop, South Indy Ink, pretty often.
What was your first gig like? Crazy to say the least. Our vehicles tire came flying off on the highway and we had to pile like 9 people in a 5 person vehicle so we could all get there, and we ended up headlining the show that night.
What was your latest gig? May 13th we played our hometown Tattoo Shop with our boys in Odium, Rig Time, Albert The Cannibal, The Obnoxious Boot, Deadculture, and 156/silence
Have you had to cancel a gig? Yes. We had a tour booked last year, and we had some vehicle issues and had to cancel our Pennsylvania and Wisconsin show.
Where have you played live this year? This year so far we have played Newport KY, Cincinnati OH, Indianapolis IN, and Osgood IN
Where do you plan to gig the comming year? We plan on hitting those states we had to cancel like Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. I think we would like to play Michigan for the first time, and probably hit some more places in Kentucky, and play Tennessee again
When did you start to sell merchandise, and what do you have for sale? We took all the money we made from our first show and ordered T-Shirts, Bracelets, and Guitar Picks
Where can people buy your merchandise?
We don't really have anything up yet but that will be changing in a few weeks
What do you think about people downloading music instead of buying records now a days? Physical music actually surpassed the sales of digital music recently, and I think that's great, but it doesn't really matter. Music is music, no matter what you listen to it through, the support is what matters.
What have been your biggest obstacles? Getting a van I think has been our biggest obstacle yet.
What advice would you give other bands or artists? Watch out for scams and anyone that only cares about the money. Keep up the grind. And more than anything, go to local shows. Show support for your scene, and your scene will start to support you
How do you get psyched for a gig? I think it just kind of happens. We're always pumped to our shows!
Do you have any new material? Yeah. We just played a new song last gig that we plan to record sometime. And we just released an EP this year that you can check out on Spotify, and pretty much everything really.
How can people reach you? Shoot us a message on our Facebook page!
What are your plans for the future? Right now we are trying to get a van so that we can keep playing more out of state and do more tours. Other than that, we plan on getting in the studio to begin work on our first full length album
Do you have something to add?
We'd just like to say thanks for having us! Thank you to everyone who supports us! Please give us a follow on Spotify!

interview with Last Battle

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Have any of you played in other bands? We all have played in various local bands. They were all different experiences that help shape us be the band that we are today. 

How is it that you started playing music? Skipped school one day, and bought a guitar. Started learning the album Nevermind from Nirvana, and that was it from there. 
What are your names? / Who plays what? / How old are you? Justin - Singer/Guitarist, Jeremy - Bass, and, Pony Boy - Drums. We are all in our twenties. 

Did you make music even when you were young? We all started playing music when we were around 12-14 years old. 

Where are you from? We are from San Antonio, Texas, USA

What's your style of genre? We are an Alternative/Metal Rock, with a pinch of grunge, and some post hardcore elements. 

What inspires you? Most of the songs write are really personal, just life experiences. Some of our newer songs that we are writing are not so personal, I've been reading a lot more books and seeing a lot more movies, we will see how that comes into play. 

How have you developed since you started with the music? I can play more than 3 chords on the guitar now lol. I try to learn different things and tricks to add into my arsenal. It's keeps music interesting for me. 

Are you looking for a booking agency, and what are your thoughts around that? If we can find the right one for us, then sure, we would give it a shot. I think if you find the right booking agency that fits what you want to do with your band, then by all means go for it. You just got to be careful who you're dealing with, there are a lot of scams, screwing out a lot of good bands, and people trying to take advantage of newer, younger bands, that haven't been in this industry that long. 

Are you looking for a label, and what are your thoughts around that? No, not really looking, but, if the right one came along, then sure, I'd love to be a signed band. These days though, you really got to be putting in the effort yourself and doing a lot of grass roots and if you can make a name for yourself before you even get to that label stage, I think that's even better. I think bands need more of a solid distribution company behind them these days, since there are so many platforms to put your music on. 

What made you decide to make this music? Fate? I listened to a lot of Alternative rock bands growing up, but as a teen, I liked the heavier stuff to. I thought, maybe we should just fuse all of these things together and see what it makes. 

Who does the composing and writes the lyrics? Well I write all the lyrics, I used to write all the music, but, now it's more of a group effort. That totally works for me, cause it's stressful trying to write songs all the time by yourself. lol

Do you start with the music or the lyrics? Music first. Always. 

Do you compose in a certain inviroment? Not really, we have our rehearsal space. Sometimes we will change lighting and that helps lol.

Have you done any covers live? We've done a few Nirvana, Chevelle, Thrice, covers live. 

What do you think about people downloading music instead of buying records now a days? I think it's great to get the music out, but, it kinda sucks, you really got to play a lot more to cover for that loss. It's all good to me though, I care more about the music. 

Is it easier to find inspiration from older bands, or bands that are more active today? It really depends what you're into, I like a lot of older bands, but I also dig a lot of new bands from today. It all depends what catches your ear, but in all honesty I think it's best to keep an open mind. 

What have been your biggest obstacles? Money and time

What advice would you give other bands or artists? Play with passion and heart. That will translate more than trying to sound perfect every night. 

How do you get psyched for a gig? A nice meal and a nap haha. The adrenaline always hits right before we start. 

Do you have any new material? We do! Some of the heaviest stuff we've ever done. 

What are your web sites?

Twitter: @RealLastBattle

Instagram: @Lastbattlenation

How can people reach you? On any of those social media platforms. We always answer our own stuff, no one runs our pages. 
What are your plans for the future? Keep writing music till we are drained. 

Do you have something to add? Thank you! You ask a lot of questions that make me think! It was dope!

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