-Interview- Crawling Manifest (7/22/16)

Crawling Manifest gets interviewed and talks about their "From Afar" single, Maryland music scene and much more.


From: Greensboro, MD
Sounds like: Metal

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

In the Fall of 2013 we started this band for our love and passion for music. Since then we have grown as musicians and friends to create what Crawling Manifest is today. As for the name, the longer we spend as a band together, the more our sound has progressed, slowly but surely over time. Over time we also mature as people and musicians, thus the name Crawling Manifest.

2. What do you want listeners to take away from the "From Afar" single?

We would like people to have a taste of one of the many sides of the band, and look forward to what is to come.

3. What can people expect from your live show?

A hard hitting, high energy, heavy metal experience.

4. What's your favorite track to play live?

"Speed Demon".

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

Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, and Iced Earth.

6. Any crazy show stories?

Back in February, we played a sold out show with Fleshgod Apocalypse and had a mosh pit that spanned the entire venue throughout the set.

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

Heavy Metal is definitely alive and well, however it is getting harder and harder for bands to reach out to fanbases and get heard.

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

Maryland is know for Maryland Deathfest, which is a music festival that people come from around the world to see. Baltimore itself is a well known stop for metal, with bands worldwide looking forward to that stop.

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

Obviously, stealing is wrong. However, as musicians our only hope is for people to hear our music, and if they can only do that by downloading, then so be it.

10. What’s next for Crawling Manifest?

Throughout 2016, we have shows lined up with Nervosa (Thrash Metal), Kataklysm and Carach Angran, as well as releasing our debut EP "Forevermore."

11. Any shoutouts?

Marcus Leal of Shattered Sun for giving us the confidence to pursue bigger opportunities.
Daniel Hill and Alchemical Records for giving us an opportunity with their label.
Zachary Ohler for booking us onto many of his shows throughout the past year.