In this new occasion we have had the opportunity to interview the Metalcore band Earthbound, 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?
We spent a huge amount of time trying to think of a band name as its so difficult to find one that everyone in the band is happy with and conveys the sound of the band, so eventually we all settled on Earthbound.
2. Why did you want to play this genre?
Earthbound is a bit of a melting pot of genres, and that’s how we like it really. We all drag a lot of different influences from all the different bands the rest of the band members like to listen to. For example, Chris our bassist brings in some progressive metal elements that are more prominent in songs like Eve of Tomorrow, whereas Louie brings a lot of great metalcore riffs. Also with a genre which mixes clean and screamed vocals it gives us more room to explore which we try to do at all opportunities.
3. Did you know each other before the band was formed?
We all went to school together, and that’s where our passion for metal music started really, and Tom (vocals), Louie (Guitar) and Rickie (Drums) have been in bands together for a few years now and Chris (bass) has been a fantastic new addition to the band for our debut EP Endure.
4. Each band member favourite band?
Louie: My favourite band band at the moment is probably Architects, riffy, technical and they have insane vocals
Tom: My favourite band are probably Black Sabbath, for me they are a band I can listen to in any mood i’m in and I think Ozzy has one of the most iconic voices in metal.
Rickie: My favourite band right now is Bury Tomorrow. Such an incredible live act, and for me the complete metalcore band: crushing vocals, insane riffage, amazing melodies and brutal breakdowns.
Chris: I’m big into prog and my favourite band at the moment is Haken, super technical without being boring and they have a great sense of humour to boot, I’ve actually had the privilege to be taught by their guitar player Charlie Griffiths.
5. Who or what inspires you to write songs?
Tom: I think as a band we take a lot of inspiration from many different places and people.My Dads always been really into music and performing music in completely different genres but its inspired my passion of music I think .
Louie: Genres ranging from prog to metalcore to death metal including even more classic metal like Iron Maiden.
Chris: I originally come from a metalcore background (Killswitch Engage really sparked my writing) but since I’ve attended music school I’ve been immersed in genres like prog rock, funk and jazz fusion. I’ve also taken the time to learn piano/keyboards as an extra instrument and a lot of my musical ideas start out on piano because it makes me think differently about how I write, rather than sticking to the same shapes on guitar or bass.
6. Where would you like to act?
I think as a band there are lots of venues and places we would love to play!
Tom: I would love to play The Underworld in Camden and Download Festival as it holds a big place in my heart as the place that truly caused my love for playing in a metal band to grow. (Rickie backs these)
Louie: For me Brixton is somewhere i would love to play, been to so many gigs there and would be amazing to be on the other side of it all at such a prestigious venue.
Chris: As well as what the other guys said, I’d love to play UK Tech Metal fest, I’m a frequent attendee and I love the atmosphere of that place.
7. Whom would you like to feature with?
Louie: Any of our favourite bands with a big resurgence recently in uk metal including Architects, Bury Tomorrow, While She Sleeps and lots of others. Locally we would love to play with Countless Skies, whose guitarist James Pratt features on our song Eve of Tomorrow.
8. Whom not?
Chris: No one really, as long as the crowd is wants to listen to our music, we’ll play with anyone.
9. Any of you has ever suffered from stage fright? Any tip for beginners on how to beat that?
Tom: I feel nervous every time that I go on stage and for me that’s really important as a performer, I think it’s good to feel nerves and they motivate me to give my best performance.
Louie: Nerves are part and parcel of performing but usually i’m over them once the first song has started.
Chris: I get horrific stage fright so I have created a semi-stage persona so I can act far differently on stage than I do off it.
10. What bands have inspired you the most?
Rickie: I think a big inspiration when writing music is Iron Maiden. They’re able to effortlessly create a sense of theatre and take you on a journey with their songs and even more so live, and I think as a band that’s something we hope to achieve within our music. (Tom agrees wholeheartedly)
Louie: Writing wise i would say Killswitch Engage & Trivium have always been huge influences but more recently the net has widened to include heavier influences such as Thy Art Is Murder.
11. What do you think of your fans?
We are really appreciate of anyone that takes the time to check out the EP or watch the music video. The metal community is great and we are really lucky that we have a fantastic local scene and have the support of fantastic other local metal bands in Hertfordshire like Death Goals, Skullfucked and Countless Skies
12. What do you think of our site?
Chris: It’s really well put together, I really enjoy how you bring new eyes to new bands.
Tom: I like how easy it is to discover new bands