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Interviews: Thrasherwolf

On this new occasion, we have had the opportunity to interview the Thrash Metal band, Thrasherwolf, from the UK. 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? 

Dan: Well, the band name came through a mix of “sounding cool” and a sense of superstition really. The name sort of does what it says on the tin and tells people exactly wat we are, we thrash hard and wolves are really cool. The superstition comes from noticing a lot of bands with wolf in the title do quite well, Powerwolf, Wolf, Leatherwolf etc. and hopefully Thrasherwolf one day. 

2. Why did you want to play this genre?

Alex: I wanted to play this genre to get out of my comfort zone. I started in 'lighter' genres such as rock and pop that aren't typically as technically demanding and so started playing Thrash at breakneck tempos to challenge me.  

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

Alex: I was actually the last member of the band to join. I found the band through an online ad asking for a bassist. I liked the look, so I auditioned, and I think we all clicked really quickly. 

4. Each band member favourite band?

Alex: I think Enter Shikari are up there right now. They are intense as hell, politically engaged, wonderfully weird in their crossover genre stuff, and always brilliant live. 

5. Who or what inspires you to write songs?

Dan: What inspires me to write can be anything from what is happening in my life, something that sounds cool or brutally metal or even something that is going on in the world at the time; be it political, geographical or societal, like when the lockdown started I decided to write a song called “Lockdown” and finished it within the day, you might see it on the next album, you might not, you’ll have to wait and see; or songs that fit into our wolf like image such as Blood Moon or newer songs like Prophecy of the wolf god, again you may hear it on the next album you may not. Exciting isn’t it.

6. Where was your last gig?

Alex: Our last gig was for the Metal To The Masses contest at Camden's own Barfly. We had a moment of elation where we realised, we got through to the next round of the show; only for the onset of the pandemic to bring that all to a grinding halt (for now!) 

7. Where would you like to act?

Alex: I think Download and Bloodstock are the dream gigs for us. As a regular of the scene I’ve wanted to play alongside my idols on that stage for years. 

8. Whom would you like to feature with?

Dan: We’d love to play with Onslaught one day or Evile. Top of the list is Megadeth, would love to shred with Dave Mustaine. (Dan – Vocalist and Guitarist)

9. Whom not?

Dan: There isn’t anyone we wouldn’t play with. As long as they’re good guys we will share a stage with anyone. 

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

Alex: I pretty much always suffer stage fright when I first get on the stage for soundcheck. It sounds cliché but I think a little bit of nerves helps the adrenaline pumping and supercharges your playing. As long as you can manage your levels and not let the nerves overwhelm you. 

11. What bands have inspired you the most?

Alex: I think Avenged Sevenfold has been a big one for when I first started learning stringed instruments. At the time I knew plenty of 'shredders' but rated Synster Gates because (despite his insane speed run skills) he often played with breaks and emotion, rather than always guns blazing. I think metal needs more of that. 

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

Alex: I once had someone ask if I could play their birthday party...In Wales

13. What do you think of your fans?

Alex: Ahh of course we love them! The fans are our lifeblood and we do this all for them and for the music! 

14. What do you think of our site?

Dan: We think it’s a magnificent site, you guys defo do the bizzo. We’ve appeared everywhere on social media and got amazing reviews out of nowhere. I would defo recommend you guys to anyone

15. Something add?

Dan: We would just like to say please check out our Bandcamp, Spotify and our YouTube channel and check our socials out too, Facebook and Instagram but not Twitter cause twitter sucks. We hope you love our album too, we put our blood sweat and tears into it. Thank you for allowing us to do this wonderful interview, it’s been a pleasure. 

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