Interviews: I Fight Bears


In this new occasion we have had the opportunity to interview the  Metal/Metalcore band I Fight Bears, 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 was a suggestion by a friend of the band, that we all agreed on. It was around the time of the Oscars hype for “The Revenant” so it seemed fitting.

2.Why did you want to play this genre?

I don't think any of us in the band really fit with any of the current trends in the Metal scene of late. We just felt that we wanted to write and record something that we would personally like to listen to ourselves. And thankfully for us, it seems to be paying off and people are paying attention.

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

Dan, Marc and Drew knew each other pretty well and Marc knew everybody on some personal level. Dan pestered Drew to work on some tracks with him on many occasions until he finally agreed to do so. Marc was looking to get involved in some music and joined the two to try and put a track together. They we're impressed with the outcome and worked on more. Then Chris and Scott joined the band and it grew into a fully functional outfit.

4. Each band member favourite band?

Drew - A Perfect Circle
Scott - Coheed And Cambria
Marc - Parkway Drive
Chris - Opeth
Dan -  Threat Signal

5. Who or what inspires you to write songs?

We pull inspiration from anywhere and everywhere both lyrically and musically. Lyrically most often or not they come from the heart or address the geopolitical situation in the world at the time of writing.

6. Where was your last gig?

The Parrot, Carmarthen. Great little venue. Hopefully we'll return there at some point.

7. Where would you like to act?

Download is always the dream for any band. But any great stage with a great crowd is a must. No matter how big or how small.

8. Who would you like to play with?

There's a tonne of great metal and non metal bands out there that we would love to share a bill with. We would probably love to share the stage with someone like Killswitch Engage, Parkway Drive or Lamb Of God.

9. Who not?

We wouldn't want to share a stage with a band where their ego is bigger than their music. Live shows are a team effort, and everyone chips in together. If you're the type of band the expects everything handed to you, and speaks to the promoter, sound engineer, lighting engineer, stage hands like garbage, we don't want to work with you.

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

All of us at some stage of being a musician and performing in a band has had to face a level of stage fright. It's difficult to overcome when you're faced with it. Our advice to anyone is simply not to care. If you make a mistake, you make a mistake. It's over in a flash and you continue. No one is perfect. Just don't draw attention to it. Just remember that people are often there to watch you because they've heard something about you and want to see what you're all about. Engage with them and play to the best of your ability. You never know, you may make a new long term fan out of them.

11. What bands have inspired you the most?

The musical influences in the band are incredibly diverse from member to member but the main influences you can hear in the music are bands like Lamb Of God, Killswitch Engage, Parkway Drive to name a few.

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

A Grays Sports Almanac 1950 - 2000.

13. What do you think of your fans?

The fans we've gained so far as pretty awesome. They're hugely supportive and help fund the band by purchasing our shirts etc. Every band no matter how big or small they are should always appreciate their fans. They're the reason you can keep doing this most of the time.

14. What do you think of our site?

The site is great! Easy to navigate and full of great articles and reviews. Breathing The Core like many other zines is an essential tool for rising bands to have a platform for their music in a digital age.

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