Interviews: Shaping The Legacy

In this new occassion we have had the opportunity to interview the  Metalcore  band Shaping The Legacy , from USA. Check out this band and give them a like on their FACEBOOK PAGE.

1.Where did you get the idea for the band name, you planned it or came out just like that?  

Our band name was somewhat of an accident. Our first vocalist and I (Joe/Guitar/Clean Vocals) were sitting around when I first moved to San Antonio, trying to think of a name for our new project. We honestly generated words online, came up with combination, and felt it was powerful and relevant to our journey. 

2.Why did you want to play this genre? 

I think we play metal because, at this point, that's what we're good at. We have experience playing metal, and we love it, so naturally we became the band we are today. 

3. Did you know each other before the band was formed?  

None of us knew one another before taking part in this band. We're just lucky enough to have found one another after TONS of searching. 

4. Each band member favourite band?  

We're not ones to pick favorites much, but some bands that have really made an impact on us are ERRA, Soilwork, Necrophagist, Periphery, Intervals, Animals As Leaders, Dirty Loops, Killswitch Engage, The Last Ten Seconds Of Life, ASAP Mob.

5. Who or what inspires you to write songs?  

Inspiration comes from various places. Sometimes, there's just a riff in our heads; other times, we might hear a pop or metal song with a great melody, and ideas begin forming. I know that for many people (including myself), emotional peaks and valleys lend a hand to creativity. 

6. Where was your last gig?  

Our last gig was at Walter's in downtown Houston, Texas. We're from San Antonio, Texas, and we had a blast playing with some great bands out of town. 

7. Where would you like to act?  

I think we all just want to see and experience as many places as possible. But, playing a show in Tokyo is a big one on the list. 

8. Whom would you like to feature with?  

I think it would be awesome to be featured alongside bands that have inspired us greatly, whomever they may be. 

9. Whom not?  

We wouldn't want to be featured with bands that are too different from us. Having variety is great, but being the odd band out during a show, even if all the bands fall under the broad genre of metal, can be a bit disheartening. 

10. Any of you has ever suffered from stage fright? Any tip for beginners on how to beat that?  

I'm not sure that I've experienced true stage fright, but I've gotten quite jittery before shows in the past. What I've done to combat it is: 1. Be well practiced. Be as ready as possible for the show; 2. Realize that you're not perfect, and that you don't have to put on the perfect performance. Just do your best; and 3. Most importantly, focus on having FUN. The more you accept that what you're doing is supposed to be fun, and you try to have as much of it as possible, the less you'll care about what others are thinking of you in the crowd. 

11. What bands have inspired you the most?  

Our upcoming debut album was inspired by ERRA more than any other band, but we blend many different elements together in our music, so there are several very strong influences. 

12. What's the weirdest thing a fan has ever asked you for?  

Since we're still a blossoming band, we don't have too many strange stories yet. But, our drummer (Juan) originally played in Upon A Burning Body. While on tour, he finished a show and was hanging out with fans afterward. Some guy came up and said, "Hey man! Great set! Do you have any cocaine?" haha. Unfortunately for the fan, he didn't. 

13. What do you think of your fans?  

Some of the fans we have are incredible. To show us the level of support that they have is humbling. It feels great to know that some people our there believe in us, possibly more than we believe in ourselves. 

14. What do you think of our site?  

We love what you guys, and others like you, are doing. We've always had a tremendous amount of respect for people who try to help bands find their way. A sincere thanks from the Shaping the Legacy camp. 

15. Something to add?

We're on track to releasing our first single from our full length album in December! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram, and don't be afraid to reach out to us individually on our personal social media pages! Thanks, BTC! 

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