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Interviews: Split Second Meltdown

On this new occasion, we have had the opportunity to interview the Rock artist, Rob Clore from Split Second Meltdown, from the USA. Check out the interview and follow the 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? 

The band name was the most difficult part to settle on! mostly because I have to live with it for a while - I had been in bands before that I was embarrassed to mention the name of ( Cycomotogoat) I heard a story that Dave Grohl wished he hadn't named his band the Foo Fighters so that was on my mind. I wrote a list of 40 or so names and kept trying to think of new ones. Split Second Meltdown was on the list for a while - I took a few weeks off to clear my head and when I came back and looked at the list again it struck me as the one!

2. Why did you want to play this genre? 

I love Rock n Roll. From the Rolling Stones to Rammstein. I love the energy, the sentiment, the angst the headbanging. I started out as a keyboardist and there are some keys in rock music but there's nothing like picking up a guitar and playing a power chord. Very inspiring.

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

It's not quite a band yet - the musicians are all friends of mine - the NJ crew John JD DeServio on bass from BLS Bob Pantella on drums from Monster Magnet Ken Dubman on guitar from Prophet and the LA crew - Charlie Paxson on drums and Sol Walker on bass from Death Diamond, Jimmy Messer on guitar from Awolnation 

5. Who or what inspires you to write songs? 

I get inspiration to write songs from current events and personal experiences. Inequality and man's inhumanity to man is also what I write about. As far as this e.p. Flesh and Blood is about the COVID pandemic and how vulnerable we are. Nobody Left But Me is how I imagine a person from south of the border experiences trying to get to the USA. Heavy Song and Chasing a Dream are inspired by some dark periods I've experienced. The End Of Your World is about the untimely death of Chris Cornell.

6. Where was your last gig? 

It's a new band so we haven't had a gig yet! After the pandemic eases up I will get that together. 

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

I have suffered quite a lot from stage fright before big shows or doing TV. I have determined that alcohol does not help, for me at least. ( it took me 20 plus years to figure that out ) practicing your parts and being prepared helps quite a bit. Deep breathing helps calm and focus. Reassuring yourself that you will kick ass gives self-confidence.

8. What bands have inspired you the most? 

Bands that have inspired me most are Led Zeppelin, Soundgarden, Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age, STP. Lemmy and Tom Morello are inspiring.

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

Nothing too weird at all mostly standard stuff like signing something or a photo or a chat.

10. What do you think of your fans? 

I love the loyalty of Rock fans especially in Europe the UK and Central /South America they are hungry for imported Rock

11. What do you think of our site?

I love the site Breathing the Core! What a great resource for finding out about new music!

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