-Interview- Devour The Innocent (1/25/15)

Seminole, OK based metalcore band Devour The Innocent gets interviewed and talks about their formation, the metalcore scene and upcoming plans.
From: Seminole, OK
Sounds like: Metalcore

1. How did you get started with music and how did you develop your sound? Who thought of the name “Devour The Innocent” and is there any meaning behind it?

We started back in 2011 with Derrick, Brandon and Randy and added William shortly after our inception. We added Tristan in 2012 but he left to go to the band A Glimpse Of Utopia in 2014. We asked Ethan, initially, to be temporary lead vocals in 2014 but made him a full time member the same year. Randy moved back to drums and Derrick departed due to musical differences. We added Blaine to the line-up the beginning of 2015 and that's our current line-up. We try to write music that personally we can enjoy and listen to. The band name "Devour The Innocent" literally has no background. We were trying to think of a band name and thought that Devour the Innocent sounded cool.

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

We want listeners to interpret the music for themselves. Form your own opinions of what you think we're talking about.

3. How has the response been since the EP release?

It's been pretty good.

4. What can people expect from your live show?

In your face. Lots of yelling. Ethan likes to yell.

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

All That Remains circa 2006, Parkway Drive, and Escape The Fate circa circa 2006.

6. Any crazy show stories?

Not any particularly crazy stories.

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

Metalcore has become a circle jerk of who can write the most breakdowns in one song. Melody and technicality have been lost.

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

A lot of hardcore bands. It makes it somewhat difficult to find shows to play with similar sounding bands but we'll play with anyone so it doesn't bother us.

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

It sucks. We support music and we all personally find way to financially support artists.

10. What’s next for Devour The Innocent?

We are in the process of recording a new album for 2015. We also have a tour in the works that we will have posted shortly.

11. Any shoutouts?

Derrick Ishman, our friends, family and fans because without these people we wouldn't be where we are now and we are grateful for it.