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Interviews: Ash Of Eden

In this new occassion we have had the opportunity to interview the  Metal/Hard Rock band Ash Of Eden, 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? 

Alex Rivers: We came up with the name after I was looking through my book collection, and came across A copy of Star Trek: The Ashes Of Eden we ended up shortening the title to Ash Of Eden to make the name Less wordy, and roll of the tongue better. As a fun fact that book was written by William Shatner himself, and is like one of the only times they ever said “beam me up, scotty” in any official material. They never actually say that in the T.V. series itself.

2.Why did you want to play this genre? 

We all just sort of fell in to rather than particularly wanting to. Our sound came about from just trying to take each band members influences, and mesh them together in to a cohesive whole.

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

No, haha we all met for the first time playing in AOE. It was kind of like “Hey, I’m forming this band, and I’m looking for some kickass band mates to write songs with.” ,and over the years I’ve met a lot of crazy, but interesting people that way. Taking risks over craigslist, and putting up flyers whenever there was an opening in the band line up.

4. Each band member favourite band? 

Well there are so many it’s hard to choose from, but as for me I love My Chemical Romance. You can’t get better Showmanship out of a lot of the bands now a days. They were my idols all throughout high school then with our guitarist Jsmoke he really idolizes bands like Pantera, and In Flames. He also really likes female fronted bands like In This Moment. I joke that he’s gonna kill me one day just so he can replace me with a female singer. Then our bassist Blake really loves Fieldy from Korn, and Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers. Like I said we’ve all got wildly different influences, but It really helps to envision a more open range of what is sonically possible with this band.

5. Who or what inspires you to write songs? 

Just every day life. It feels like recently there’s been this black cloud hovering over all of us as we try to just get through the do you know? Music really helps shine some light on that, and let us go “okay here’s what’s been bothering us, now what are we gonna do about it?”

6. Where would you like to perform? 

I always thought it’d be awesome to play The Reading & Leeds Festival, but closer to home I think playing Madison Square Garden would be sick.

7. Whom would you like to perform with? 

Haha, that really depends on which band member you’re asking, but I don’t think any of us would turn down a chance to play with any of major influences we talked about earlier. Life’s all about experiences. I think it would just be amazing to play as many shows with as many other artists as possible!

8. Whom not? 

Insane Clown Posse

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

Every single time I go on stage it’s kind of like…why am I feeling nervous right now? I’ve done it a million times right, and it doesn’t matter if it’s a sold out venue, or just the sound man we’re playing for I get a nervous stomach. I think a lot of it is just the anticipation. Once I start singing the first few lines of our opening song It pretty much goes away.

I’d say the best tip for getting over it is just go through with the show. Once you get up there, and you’re doing. What you love it just kinda fades away.

10. What bands have inspired you the most? 

Oh man, I’d have to say local acts like Echoes Of Creation. Those guys released their single “The Seed”, and It just blew me away how conceptual it is. We featured their singer Seth Herron on our song Passions from our new album Lost Souls. Our band is very conceptual in how we come at writing our songs as well, and to see others nearby us doing it gives us this sense of camaraderie like “okay these guys get it”.

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

There was this one time a fan gave me a paper clip, and told me to hold on to it. She was really serious apparently She was at our next concert, and asked me if I had held on to it, and I had forgotten all about it. She started messaging my facebook Profile telling me I didn’t care about our fans cause I forgot about the paper clip, but I was really taken aback by that cause you know I remembered her name, and everything even though I’d never seen her before, but I forgot that paper clip and it was OVER! Haha.

12. What do you think of your fans?

I think to love music as much as they do it really says something about each and every one of them. Listening to music brings people together you don’t feel lonely while doing it, and every fan we’ve made playing our own music makes me close ,in a way, with them.

13. What do you think of our site? 

It’s super easy to navigate, and has a lot of cool interviews. I really like how the theme of the site meshes. So well with the album art that’s presented to you on the home page.

14. Something to add?

Make sure to pick up a copy of our album “Lost Souls” at! Thanks for listening guys!

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