Interviews: Discovery Of An Afterlife

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In this new occassion we have had the opportunity to interview the Metalcore band Discovery Of An Afterlife  from USA. Check out the interview and this band 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 name is a play on the phrase 'Discovery of a Lifetime' and came from the fact that much of our lyrical content has to do with Death. In fact our first album 'Something More Than Us' is a loose concept album where each song signifies a different kind of death. Much of our lyrical content is written from the hope that when we die everything that we didn't understand about this life will suddenly make sense, thus a Discovery of an Afterlife.

2.Why did you want to play this genre? 

I think we each wanted to play in a band not constrained to any specific genre and our own blend of emo, metalcore, and pop punk is what has come out. We are all very big fans of various subgenres of rock music. I'm personally a huge fan of heavy music and moved to Phoenix Arizona to start a band here because this is where Scary Kids Scaring Kids, one of my biggest influences, is from.

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

No, we all met via craigslist each looking to start a band. First myself (our singer) and our rhythm guitarist Leon met via craigslist and played with a few different musicians in the local area for awhile in a very early stage of the band. Nobody seemed to quite work out though and we were about to call it quits before we met our drummer Josh and bassist Dan through craigslist as well and there was immediate chemistry from the very first practice. Jayne is the most recent addition to our lineup, also through craigslist, and is an amazing shredder. Even though she's the newest member it feels like she has always been a part of the band.

4. Each band member's favorite band? 

Jon (vocals) - Taking Back Sunday
Leon (rhythm guitar) - August Burns Red
Jayne (lead guitar) - Protest the Hero
Dan (bass) - Placebo
Josh (drums / producer) - A Perfect Circle

5. Who or what inspires you to write songs? 

As mentioned before a lot of our lyrical content comes from being inspired by death and the question of what comes next, but current social issues are also a big inspiration. During college I got my bachelor's degree in Sociology and the biggest lesson I learned from my studies is empathy for the experiences of others. Our song 'Global Mourning', for example, is about the death of our planet and how we'll all have to pay for the mistakes of the few sooner than later. Meanwhile our latest release 'Prescription Addiction' is about the Opioid Crisis currently ripping through North America and the devastating effects of addiction on society. It is taken from our upcoming EP 'Mistakes We Make' where each song is about mistakes we make as individuals and as a society.

6. Where was your last gig? 

Our last gig was The Mid-Summer Throwdown hosted at Club Red in Mesa Arizona back on August 18th. It was a great show where over 10 local artists performed onstage. You can read all about the details on our official blog in review of the event.  - http://www.doaaband.com/blog/2018/8/21/the-mid-summer-throwdown-at-club-red-in-review

7. Where would you like to perform? 

Where isn't so much important as the people who are there to rock out with us but we're pretty big fans of the Marquee Theatre in Tempe, Arizona and would love to return to play another show there soon!

8. Whom would you like to feature with? 

It would be amazing to open up for one of our band favorites, Ice Nine Kills. They have a really awesome horror vibe that many of us dig and I feel like our music would fit well alongside them. Alesana, Famous Last Words, Motionless In White, and The Amity Affliction are also some really great bands that it would be cool to open for as they have the same death / afterlife overtones as us.

9. Whom not? 

Unpleasant people with negative attitudes and outlooks on life. You know the type.

10. Have any of you ever suffered from stage fright? Any tips for beginners on how to deal with it? 

Our lead guitarist Jayne occasionally suffers from stage fright and usually takes preventative measures to help with it. She will make sure she looks and feels good, warms up or at the very least has a good stretching session before we go on, and really makes sure she knows the songs to the best of her ability to build confidence - aka lots of practice. If you mess up live try not to sweat it and just pick back up as soon as you can come in strong. If you get really nervous close your eyes and feel your way through the performance or stare at your fretboard to help prevent further mistakes and tune the audience out. Headbanging on the easier parts and breakdowns will also help you get in the zone and make you feel like the awesome rockstar you are!

11. What bands have inspired you the most? 

For me personally the band Scary Kids Scaring Kids is probably my biggest inspiration. I love everything about what they were and I'm really bummed that they're not still around. They had absolutely amazing guitar work, gorgeous piano and synth parts, they wrote about social issues, and Tyson Stevens was one of my favorite singers of all time - I'm really sad I'll never get the chance to meet him. Some other honorable mentions go to Senses Fail, Silverstein, Hawthorne Heights, Paramore, Fall Out Boy, and Panic! At The Disco. 

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

So far we've been pretty lucky and nobody has asked anything too weird of us, haha.

13. What do you think of your fans? 

We love our fans and view them more as friends than a fan base to be honest. They come to all our shows and always make sure we have a great turnout and impress the promoters. There's nothing quite like hearing a bunch of our closest friends finish singing our song 'The Meadow' with us at the end of the night.

14. What do you think of our site?

Breathing the Core is freakin' amazing and I'm so glad I found out about you guys. I often visit your website to listen to the latest volume of Breathing the Core because it's always amazing and I love learning about extremely high quality underground bands.

15. Something add?

Thank you so much to Breathing the Core for taking the time to promote us and so many other great underrated core bands!


Be on the lookout for our new EP 'Mistakes We Make' which will be released this Winter. Checkout our latest release off that EP, 'Prescription Addiction' and learn about the meaning behind the song on our blog (http://www.doaaband.com/blog/2018/9/12/prescription-addiction-mistakes-we-make-addiction). Follow us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/discoveryofanafterlife) and Instagram (@doaaband) or visit our official website for all the latest news and happenings at www.doaaband.com.

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