Skip to main content

Reign Of Fear Interview



Our very own thrash Metallers, Reign Of Fear are hard at work..they have a new record which they are recording in September and will be headlining the first ever BasementFest on August 20 th. I asked them about their upcoming new release and their headlining show....
So your new record which your recording on September 10th, is to be named, "Blinded By Progression", how did you come up with this title?
The initial idea came from pete (drums) whos thinking was he doesn't want himself or the band to forget why we started out to be what we are today and to not become jaded or self absorbed and focus on the music and our personal relationships within the band instead of losing touch and becoming blinded by progression.
 
Is it to be a full length record? And how does the new material compare to that of your previous tracks?
B.B.P is to be a full length record which is a new experience for us but at the same time we have been writing for this release for quite some time now, we are now a four piece band as a apposed to a 3 piece as we have been for the last 6 years so it's a more sonically enhanced record and there are defiantly more solos, and lead breaks aswell as a wall of guitars which we have wanted for many years, so in that regard it's a more defintive representation of R.O.F.
 
Are there any noticeable differences in sound on the new record?
Yes Absolutely, this time around we have been recording demo's which has allowed us major pre production time and therefore before entering the studio we can analyze and scrutinise our material and ensure we have everything firmly in place. Whilst at our HQ we try out so many different ideas for each song which is great as we can experiment and try all the guys ideas which is satisfying.

Will you be performing any of your new tracks at BasementFest on the 20th of August?
Well as we are headlining the day slots we thought we would air a couple of the new songs for the crowd that night and they are 'Awakened' and 'march to war' its gonna be an awesome show that night and to be one of the headline acts at our labels event is an honour for sure

What can people expect from the new record?
The new record is essentially us cranked to 11 in the sense that its tighter more focused writing and thrashier than ever as well as being more brutal and a HUGE step up in technicality though we have simplified some aspects to make them a lot more melodic and musically tighter! We truly hope that the fans enjoy the new record and bang there heads!
 
Is there any particular lyrical theme? Or is each song to be treated as separate from the others, whist remaining coherent?
We have chosen to for the first have each member contribute lines here and there whilst Dougy remains the main lyricist which is refreshing as it allows a different outlook and input which is awesome! In regards to the lyrical theme it's a mix bag in some ways but there is a trend that runs through it such as the defiance, morality, loyalty as well aslong the airing of some truly painful memories and experiences, so in a lot of ways it the most personal and emotionally explicit we have ever been.
 
And lastly what are your own personal thoughts on your upcoming new record?
We are very proud to have been a band for 8 years and to have seen so many fall by the wayside and conform so this our statement of intent, so we are ultimately satisfied and believe in what we are doing more now than ever and its shows on this record, we are all playing above our best and by having more twin guitar action makes it all just so much more musical, so really we couldn't have a better record and we cannot wait to unleash this chaos on the masses,
a huge thankyou to you Carina and to all at BSR for the support and loyalty but mostly to our fierce supporters and anyone who has got behind us in any way without you we are nothing….RESPECT DUE!
 
 
Carina

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

IN FLAMES Discuss Writing & Recording Process In First Album Trailer

On March 1st, Swedish legends IN FLAMES will unleash ther thirteenth studio album, I, The Mask, via Nuclear Blast (worldwide, excl. North America) and Eleven Seven Music (North America). After rave reactions from their fans for the first singles, the band unleashes the first album webisode, in which singer Anders Fridén and guitarist Björn Gelotte discuss the writing and recording process in Los Angeles and why they once again decided to work with multi-grammy-nominated producer Howard Benson. Watch the trailer, here: youtube.com/watch?v=U5yFhH9SArU

In addition, IN FLAMES have announced the first raft of names for their own annual festival, BORGHOLM BRINNER, that is due to take place on the isle of Öland in Sweden on August 2nd and 3rd, 2019. Prog masters OPETH as well as melodeath pioneers AT THE GATES and California's OF MICE AND MEN have confirmed their appearance at the two day festival. IN FLAMES will headline both nights.

The pre-order for I, The Mask as well as several exclus…

STEVE HEWITT Releases Free Download Of Live Album Tracks & Live Video Footage

British singer/songwriter 'Steve Hewitt' presents a taste of things to come from his debut LP, with the release of his free-download album sampler and live video single.


Recorded as 'live' renditions of tracks selected to feature on the highly anticipated 'Bigger Than Words' set for release later in 2018, the songs 'Healing & Hurt', 'Move On' and 'Holding Me Back' showcases Steve at his most intimate and organic; allowing his songwriting & performance abilities to carry his soul-bearing honesty and desire to emotionally connect with his audience. A formula that has enabled Hewitt to share stages with artists such as Newton Faulkner, Emma Stevens, Toploader, StarSailor plus many more. In addition to this generous download EP offer, Steve has also released live video footage of his fan-favoured track 'Sad Sad Old World'.


Sad Sad Ole World (Live)

https://youtu.be/RKp0QVco_So


The Kent (UK) native has been collaborating with local…

Metallica Announce Huge European 2019 Tour With Ghost

Metallica have announced a massive European tour including 2 UK dates at London and Manchester.

The metal legends will play Manchester’s Etihad Stadium on June 18 next year, before heading to London’s Twickenham Stadium on June 20.

Support comes in the form of Ghost and Bokassa.


See the full European dates and details below:




Tickets will go on sale on September 28.


Visit Metallica.com for more information.