Monday, July 7, 2014

Interview with Upon Our Rise!

Genre(s): Ambient/Progressive/Melodic Deathcore
Location: Manasota

PSAB: Where did the name ''Upon Our Rise'' come from exactly? 

UOR: I believe our guitarist Luke came up with it. It's been so long I can barely remember. 

PSAB: Your EP The Humanity Defect is set to release July 15th. What can we expect from this upcoming EP? 

UOR: The best way to describe it I would say is a little bit of everything, We all highly appreciate all forms of metal so we try to incorporate that into our songwriting. 

PSAB: You're currently unsigned, if you could be signed to any record label, which label would that be and why?

UOR: Metalblade. They just seem to have a great working relationship with the bands they have, plus so many of the bands we love are on that label. 

PSAB: What is the local metal scene like in that area? 

UOR: There are a lot of talented people here, unfortunately so many of the bands split up before they can get anywhere with it. I have seen so many great bands come and go. I also see a lot of good hearted people getting somewhere and persevering and that is fucking awesome. 

PSAB: Which bands play the most influence on your music? 

UOR: For me personally I would say.. Deftones, The Faceless, The Contortionist, again, Wretched, The Last Ten Seconds of Life, Abiotic, Whitechapel, and Aegeaon.

PSAB: Do you have any shout outs to give to your fans? 

UOR: EVERYONE. All the friends who came to hang out with us at shows, bought our shirts, came up to meet us after our set. The dudes who offered to let us practice in their homes, the people who host these shows and go through all the stress to give everyone nights they'll never forget. Most of all though, I think we would like to thank the dude who helped haul our equipment to probably 90% of the shows in the past, Cody Wimmer.

Questions answered by Jeff Garzone, vocalist of Upon Our Rise. 

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