-Interview- Epitome Of The Weak (2/27/11)

Epitome Of The Weak
(From The Depths Entertainment)

Genre: Melodic Metal.
Interviewed on: 2/27/11
From: Fairfax, VA


1. You're a relatively new band just forming in July of 2010. How did the band come about and form?

The band formed when Evan, Brian, and Justin organized a jam session for a new project we wanted to create. We tried out multiple singers and after a long string of auditions found a match for the band. Danny has been with us ever since and that’s how Epitome of the Weak came to be.

2. You guys have your "Shallow Tides" album being released on March 4th, what can people expect from it?

What people can expect is something different with a lot of variety from heavy riffs to melodic leads.

3. How is the new bassist search coming along?

We’re holding auditions in early March after our CD is released. Hopefully, we will have a full lineup shortly after then.

4. What was the recording process like for recording "Shallow Tides"?

It was a long and strenuous process that took several weeks to get the sound and quality we were looking for, but we had a lot of fun in the process and the experience helped us grow as a band.

5. You guys have an upcoming show with Like Moths To Flames (Rise Records). Is there any show so far that you've played that's just stuck out as being your favorite?

That’s a hard one…it would have to be between Rocktoberfest and the ABACABB Farewell Show because the crowd was fucking awesome and we nailed our set perfectly for both shows.

6. What's your favorite song off the "Shallow Tides" album? Why's that?

Danny: “That’s kind of tough for me; I’m at a toss up between Rising Sun and Relapse because Relapse really encompasses that heavy and melodic vibe that we go for, but Rising Sun is my favorite song vocally because I can really connect to the lyrics.”

Justin: “My favorite song is Rising Sun because I feel that it’s our most well composed song and is one of my favorites to play. Also, it was heavily influenced by one of my favorite bands, Killswitch Engage.”

Brian: “Consecrated Voyage is my favorite because it sounds so different than any other song on the EP and I got to project a lot of my melodic influences in writing it.”

Evan: “The song I like the most on Shallow Tides is definitely Relapse because it is both heavy and melodic at the same time. I wrote the drums around my musical influences from Maiden to Lamb of God which I feel really gives it a nice ring.”

7. What are some of your influences?

Lamb of God, Killswitch Engage, All That Remains, Iron Maiden, Bullet For My Valentine, Soilwork, Pink Floyd, Dream Theater, Avenged Sevenfold, Born of Osiris, As I lay Dying, Decapitated, Pantera, Amon Amarth, Veil of Maya, It Dies Today, Chimera, Slipknot

…just to name a few.

8. How did the artwork of "Shallow Tides" come about?

The concept behind “Shallow Tides” is that people in general never really live their lives to the fullest, but instead just coast through life with shallow expectations that are put in front of them. Therefore, they live as they die in the shallow tides and never truly explore the ocean that is life. That is the concept of “Shallow Tides”.

9. Justin just formed a side project called "Horizon". Could you tell us more about it?

Justin: “I started the project for a few reasons; one of which was to get use out of a drum program that I spent a lot of money on. Secondly, was to better increase my knowledge of studio engineering and the recording process. Finally, I wanted to experiment with different types of music to better shape myself as a musician and broaden my experience with all different styles of metal.”

10. What's next for Epitome Of The Weak?

We are hoping to spread our music to a national/international level, put out a full-length album, and go on tour.

11. Any shout outs?

We would like to thank all of our friends, family, and fans that have helped and supported us along the way. We would also like to thank Tyler Greene and Outerloop Presents for booking us on a majority of our shows and opening up a lot of opportunities for us.