-Interview- Ashes Of My Regrets (6/10/13)

Ashes Of My Regrets
From: Dumont, NJ
Sounds like: Electronic Metalcore


1. How did the band come together and form? Who thought of the name “Ashes Of My Regrets” and is there any meaning behind it?

The band was formed after the five of us had the idea to start a new band with the name of a former band that Brian and Chris had about a year prior. Brian and Chris thought of the name when they started the band a year before. The meaning behind the name is to live life with no regrets, to not dwell on the past because everything happens for a reason and everybody learns and grows from their mistakes.

2. What do you want listeners to take away from your music?

We want the listeners to remember that life is only lived once and do what you please, be you and don't worry about other people's perspective. Live life to the fullest and give them a reason to always smile and live one more day with the full potential to enjoy it.

3. How would you describe your music to the average listener?

Our music is a heavier style of the hardcore scene ranging from brutal breakdowns and catchy choruses to dubstep drops and soft singing melodies. Fans of bands such as Asking Alexandria, The Word Alive, and I See Stars would enjoy our music.

4. What can people expect from your live show? Any crazy show stories?

People can expect a really high energy performance with a lot of crowd interaction. The craziest show story we had was one show we were playing a cover of Closure by Asking Alexandria and some fans started a circle pit and they started running up on stage.

5. Who are three bands you’d like to tour with?

Asking Alexandria, Memphis May Fire, and Miss May I.

6. What’s your favorite track to play live? Favorite crowd track?

Overall "Jealousy's A Killer" is the favorite for us to play live, although our new song, "The Outcome", is starting to become one of our favorites. Overall our cover of "Closure", along with "Jealousy's A Killer", seems to be getting the best reception live from the crowd.

7. What’s your take on the current state of metalcore?

There's a lot more acceptance with the genre as a whole. Bands are starting to incorporate more diverse styles of music. I See Stars is a really great example of this because of the way they blend electronic and hardcore elements into their songs.

8. What’s the current music scene like there in New Jersey both locally and state wide?

Locally speaking, its tough because big bands don't come around very often to North Jersey. The biggest thing that we've had around here is Miss May I at School of Rock in Hackensack, NJ, and Close To Home's show in Nutley, NJ, which we played. In terms of state-wide, its actually really good because of the few big venues that we have in Central and South Jersey like Starland Ballroom and The Stone Pony; plus we get Skate and Surf/Bamboozle and a few different dates off of Warped Tour.

9. What’s your take on legal/illegal music downloading?

It's not as bad as everyone makes it sound. Sure it supports the band which is really awesome. We always buy CD's but just getting the music out there to make people come out to shows is more important.

10. What’s next for Ashes Of My Regrets?

Couple new songs, hopefully our full EP in the summer and definitely a lot more shows.

11. Any shoutouts?

We would like to give a shoutout to all the people who have come out to our shows, all the supporters and true fans, and anyone who believes in us. We would also like to give a shoutout to Brandon Wallace, ex Paramedic member, who's going through a tough time right now, Andrew Bartolone who's supported us from the beginning, Andrew Boyle for being an awesome fan, and Brandon Rodriguez for helping us make this band and put us where we are today and our parents for being there for us.