-Interview- Amongst Carrion (1/13/12)

Amongst Carrion
(From The Depths Entertainment)

Genre: Melodic metalcore
Interviewed on: 1/13/12
From: Newport, UK
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1.Who thought of the name “Amongst Carrion”? How would you describe your music?

Dan C (Lead Guitarist) thought up the name of the band. Our music has fast riffs, heavy breakdowns and melodic choruses and we think we bring something new and exciting to metal music.

2. Who came up with the concept for the music video for “We That Should Not Be“? How did the video shoot go?

The concept for the music video was a combined effort between members of the band and members of the video production company. We really wanted the video to portray what the lyrics were describing.

3. The designs for your merch and EP cover are very unique and cool. Who came up with the artwork and what was the inspiration?

The EP cover was designed by Dan P (Bass) as well as the samurai merch t-shirt design. The coat of arms t-shirt was designed by a graphic designer called Sam Parret, the inspiration was from noticing the design of the coat of arms from the back of a one pound coin.

4. How does the writing process within the band occur?

Dan C writes all the musical score for the songs and then Josh will writes the lyrics. Dan C records each song as he goes along and will demo the track to the boys in the band and then teach them their parts. The drums are usually amended by Scott if has a more creative idea.

5. With such a hotbed for music coming from overseas. What’s the music scene like there in the UK? What’s your take on the whole metalcore scene in general?

The UK music scene is hot and cold at the moment, its hit and miss with gigs as you can never tell how well its been promoted in that area until you turn up and wait to see how many people show up at the doors. The metalcore scene at the moment is pretty typical as all bands are drawing a lot of influence from the same bands therefore they are all sounding very similar, this probably doesn’t help with getting new people to come out to shows more often as they will be bored with the same sounding music being played all the time which why we hope to bring something different sounding and exciting to the scene.

6. You guys have had shows with The Hand Of Glory and others. Any good show stories?

We have played a few shows where we have all been pretty ill and probably not supposed to be out of bed but we think the best cure for ailments like that is to go and nosh the hell out of it and people beat the wind out of each other to our music.

7. What’s your take on music downloading?

We think it is costing the music industry a hell of a lot of money meaning they are more reluctant to take on new bands which then limits the amount of new music and bands that get exposure to the masses. This could lead to some awesome bands and music never being discovered and a lot of talent and potential going to waste.

8. Who are three artists you’d love to tour with?

We would love to tour with bands such as Parkway Drive, Lamb of God and The Acacia Strain. We know that a tour with any one of those bands would be a wild experience and think we would get a long with all of the guys in those bands as we have a really good time.

9. How would you describe your live show?

We put our all into our live performance. We like to make sure the crowd gets involved and want it to be an intense show that people will remember and talk about later on.

10. What’s next for Amongst Carrion?

We are looking to tour this year and also make another music video. We hope to maybe record and release a full length album and also get a load of new merch in.

11. Any shoutouts?

Would like to give a shout-out to all of our fans for sticking to us and making all that we do worthwhile. Would also like to give a shout-out to Jonny Renshaw from Devil Sold His Soul for recording our EP and making it sound as beasty as it does. Also like to give Dean Whittaker a big thank you for the things he is going to be doing for us this year.