Friday, January 23, 2015

Interview with Beyond This!

Genre(s): Metalcore
Location: Reidsville, NC

PSAB: Why was the name "Beyond This" chosen for your band?

BT: The name "Beyond This" was a name we decided on when we thought of what we wanted to do with the band. We wanted to be "beyond" where we were. We wanted to eventually write, record, and play shows. After we accomplished writing and recording, we wanted to go "beyond this" to something better, such as shows and potential record deals. It's a continuing cycle. The name is consistent with anything; not just music. It can be applied to a situation in anyone's life where they just want to get beyond a situation, hopefully to do something more benefiting to them.
PSAB: You're currently sponsored by Pure Deathcore. How's the experience been being sponsored by them?

BT: It's been great! Our debut single, "A King in Hell" was uploaded to their YouTube channel about a month after it was uploaded to our personal one and, as of right now, has almost 600 views. Troy, the owner of Pure Deathcore, has been really helpful with getting our name out there and continues to do so.  
PSAB: How's the feedback been for your recently released single "A Kill In Hell?"

BT: The feedback has been incredible! Almost 2,000 views on the single our personal channel; 600 on Pure Deathcore. To get 2,600 views in a few months on our first song makes us feel great. 
PSAB: What's the metal scene like in Reidsville, NC?

BT: Sadly, there's not much of a scene here. Only one other band comes to mind from around here when we think metal. Our best starting point in North Carolina will probably be Greensboro or Charlotte.  
PSAB: What are some bands that play an influence on your music?

BT: The great thing about this band is that the members are influenced by a variety of genres, which, in turn, reflects our sound. Our lead guitarist, Rey, loves the more technical side of things. He draws inspiration from Children of Bodom, Bullet For My Valentine, Avenged Sevenfold, and other artists like that. 
Our bassist, Corey, loves progressive music. He reveres Tosin Abasi from Animals as Leaders. He also loves other progressive bands like CHON. Tyler and Taylor love the heavier side of music, like Thy Art is Murder, Breakdown of Sanity, and Asking Alexandria. Our drummer Kevin likes everything from Slipknot to Here Comes the Kraken. Using each other's tastes and interests produced art we all love.
PSAB: Any shout outs to give?

BT: Shout out to Troy from Pure Deathcore for helping us out, Mark from Mindrape Art (He did the art for A King in Hell), Intuitive Designs for doing the art for our upcoming single, "Carcass", and everyone that's taken interest in our band. Thanks! 

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