-Interview- Crawling Manifest (8/16/17)

Crawling Manifest talks about their new "Still Waiting" single, highlights in the past year and much more.


From: Greensboro, MD
Sounds like: Metal

1. Your "Still Waiting" single has been out for a little bit now. What do you want listeners to take away from it?

"Still Waiting" is very much a song about being at your lowest of low points. Every single one of us have hit that point in some part of our lives, and this song was basically a shout out saying, "Hey, you're not alone. We feel like that sometimes soon."

2. How does "Still Waiting" compare to your previous material?

It's completely different from our previous material, but we did our best to stick with what we do and who we are. We feel like we really did that with this single, something fresh, but familiar.

3. You've played with quite a few national acts in the past year. What were some live highlights?

Andrew Mimms: For me, Starkill was amazing. I have been a fan of the band for a while now and it was cool to play with them. Spellcaster who also played that show was amazing for me as well.

Andrew Gladu: Fleshgod Apocalypse was definitely my favorite. There is nothing quite like playing a completely sold out show, and hearing that huge group of people all cheering for you is a feeling I will never forget.

Trevor Layton: Fleshgod Apocalypse, Soulfly, and Goatwhore would probably be my highlights from what we've played so far.

4. What are you currently listening to?

Andrew Mimms: A lot of Power Metal and 80's style metal. Spellcaster, Battle Beast, Ascension, that kind of stuff. Also Melodic Death stuff like Insomnium.

Andrew Gladu: Lately I have been getting back to my roots with Metal. Classic bands like Iron Maiden, Judas Priest and Queensryche. On the more present side of things, I have been listening to a lot of Battlecross, Shattered Sun, and Helloween.

Trevor Layton: A solid mixture of Queensryche, Psychobilly, and Death Metal.

5. What are your top three albums you could be stuck on a desert island with and never get sick of?

Andrew Mimms: Dragonforce - "Maximum Overload", Coheed and Cambria - "No World For Tomorrow", and Sonic Syndicate - "Love and Other Disasters".

Andrew Gladu: Shattered Sun - "Hope Within Hatred", Metallica - "Master Of Puppets", and Killswitch Engage - "When Daylight Dies"

Trevor Layton: "Empire" - Queensryche, "The Blessed Hellride" - Black Label Society, "Glad Rags & Body Bags" - Zombie Ghost Train

6. Is there more music coming after the "Still Waiting" single? Will there be a music video shot for the track?

We don't want to reveal too much just yet, but there is definitely more music on the horizon. Maybe a new Album? *Hint Hint*

7. What's your take on streaming services and the royalties they pay out to artists?

Streaming services are an excellent way to bring music to literally everyone. The royalties they pay out to bands suck, but they make sense. They have already started to take over the industry, so we either have to go with the flow, or get left behind.

8. What do you want to achieve in the next year with Crawling Manifest?

Over the next year, our main focus is new music. We are working on some killer tracks that are sure to impress, and cannot wait to let you all hear them!