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Interviews: Tempest

In this new occasion we have had the opportunity to interview  the Metalcore band Tempest, from UK. 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?   

It’s actually from Karma by Parkway Drive. We were discussing a new name as we needed a change at the time, Alex was listening to their track and once he suggested it that was pretty much it!   

2.Why did you want to play this genre?   

We all grew up with the genre, we were all in our early teens when bands like Bring Me The Horizon, The Devil Wears Prada, Architects started becoming big and we were all into it. When you’re learning a musical instrument you learn so many covers of your favourite songs of many genres. For us metalcore and metal in general has been that style we’ve found the most interesting to us to play as well as getting the most enjoyment out of it.   

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

Adam and Alex met when they were 16 at college and started what would eventually become this band about a year later. The rest of us met those two through mutual friends. Ross joined the band first originally on bass but has now moved to guitar, Steve joined on guitar and finally Mike is the newby and joined us on bass last year.   

4. Each band member favourite band?   

Adam: Architects and Polaris, they’re both just incredibly talented bands.  

Alex: Knuckle puck! I don’t know why, they’re just so catchy!  

Ross: Stick To Your Guns, they influence me a lot musically and in general. 

Mike: My favourite has to be Intervals because their new stuff is just awesome.  
Steve: Architects have to take that spot, but Loathe are a close one at the moment. Their latest record is mad!   

5. Who or what inspires you to write songs?   

We write our songs about what we experience in life and our feelings towards our current situations as well as the state of affairs in the world. We’ve found that when we write songs that are about real things we care about then we’re always going to be more passionate about how we get those songs across during recording and performance.   

Our latest single ‘Remember Me’ is a good example. The song is dedicated to a friend who passed away this year and focusses on depression, how suicide can affect loved ones and that no matter how low you can feel, you aren’t alone.   

6. Where was your last gig?   

Our last show was in Southampton at Joiners. It was an all day festival and fundraiser to raise money for the venue owner who had broken both of his legs. Naturally it was called ‘Break a leg fest’ and it went off! It was a real pleasure playing with so many bands for a good cause. We hope to come back again in the future.   

7. Where would you like to act?   

We’d love to tour around the U.K. to places further than we’ve been before, that would be cool. Also somewhere overseas, that would blow our minds if our band got the opportunity to play in another country!   

8. Whom would you like to feature with?   

With bands that are really upcoming in the metal scene in the U.K. right now. Our Hollow Our Home, Create To Inspire, Loathe to name a few. If we ever got the chance to support big bands like Bury Tomorrow or In Hearts Wake we’d be there in a heartbeat.   

9. Whom not?   

We’re happy to play alongside anyone as long as they have that right etiquette and attitude. No one wants to play with a band that won’t socialise or watch any other bands sets, or they play and leave before the show is finished.    

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

When we first started out we all had it on varying degrees. Some of us still get nerves a week or two before a show, others get it while we’re setting up on stage. We’ve found that over time we’ve gotten used to it, and having stage fright just gives you that adrenaline and energy to give a really good performance.    

11. What bands have inspired you the most?   

Architects, Bury Tomorrow and In Hearts Wake are our main influences.   

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

We’ve been asked for autographs a couple of times which is just weird because we don’t consider ourselves big enough for that kind of thing. We’ve been asked for pictures too which is also strange and surreal.   

13. What do you think of your fans?   

We love them, we owe them so much. We had a run of hoodies printed this year to help us afford to record the first half of our album and the amount of support we received was so humbling. We’re honoured to have them alongside us.    

14. What do you think of our site?  

Breathing The Core is rad! It’s so cool that there are companies like this that are dedicated to working with unsigned bands like us and helping them get their names out and reaching new ears. The youtube channel has been a great place to discover new bands for a few years, we hope it keeps up!

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