-Interview- The Beauty In Her Eyes (2/19/14)

The Beauty In Her Eyes
From: Bloomington, IL
Sounds like: Progressive Metalcore

1.How did the band come together and form? Who thought of the name “The Beauty In Her Eyes” and is there any meaning behind it?

Justin Forrest and Mikahl Sturdivant started The Beauty in her Eyes. Trying to start a legitimate project, they looked to Craigslist to find a guitarist who is Harrison Irwin. Mikahl later asked his friend, Keenan Hollywood, to play bass for a while in the band. Mikahl knew Alex Colter through mutual friends and asked him to play drums. Later, Alex Thoman was added to play bass for The Beauty in Her Eyes. Mikahl came up with the name after brainstorming different names and it eventually stuck. He named it that for personal reasons.

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

We want our listeners to feel what we felt during the writing process and what we feel when we play. We want them to feel all the emotion we've twisted into each song we play.

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

Our music has a dark metalcore vibe infused with the bouncy ambient sound of djent, with a heartfelt twist in every song.

4. What can people expect from your live show?

People can expect a highly emotional, energetic feel to every show we play. We pour our hearts into every song, and take great pride in our musical capabilities on and off the stage.

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

If we could set up a dream tour, it would be with: Northlane, Motionless in White, and Reflections because they are some of our influences in our writing process.

6. Any crazy show stories?

One time we played with Capture the Crown at our local venue in Bloomington, IL, and we played 3 minutes over our set, and the touring bands' manager that was playing after us came out right after our set and started throwing our gear off the stage, stepped on our guitarists glasses, and yelled at us for a bit. It was super embarrassing but it made for a great story!

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

Metalcore seems to have been dying out recently, especially in our area. We would love to see metalcore make a comeback. Hopefully we can help that push a little bit in the coming years.

8. What's the current music scene like there in Illinois both locally and state wide?

The metal scene in our local area, and state wide is virtually dead. We have shady promoters, sketchy venues, and not very many supporters. We have supporters on our social media sites, but we don't see them at shows.

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

We don't care how you listen to us, just as long as our name is getting thrown out there. We actually have our debut release on YouTube, and on facebook. All that matters is you guys hearing what we have to offer.

10. What's next for The Beauty In Her Eyes?

We are in the process of releasing our second EP. It is due early this summer. Touring, and getting to meet new people.

11. Any shoutouts?

Shout Outs to our friends, families, Brad Tuttle (Recording Engineer/Producer), our boys in Kissing Candice, Slaughter Camp, and Made From Myths, and all of our fans who have helped us out thus far. Thank you so much.