Skip to main content

Threatpoint - Interview - "Be ready to move... move or be moved, as we say!"





Threatpoint is a groove metal band based out of Scranton, Pennsylvania pulling influences from all of the rock and metal spectrum. I caught up with them and asked them about their sound, influences and the future, including their third album which they are currently working on, so be sure to read all about it and check out their technical groove metal!..


For those that aren't familiar, how would you describe your music?

Groove metal, simply put. We don't focus on technique or ability... just what we think is good song writing and what would move a live crowd.


What would you say are your biggest influences, creatively and musically?

We all grew up with a passion for music and playing music. Between all of us, bands like The Doors, Iron Maiden, Metallica, Megadeth, Testament, Sepultura, Pantera and Devildriver to name a few... you can't help but be influenced by what you listen to


So you recently parted ways with your bassist, Eric Ross and welcomed Matt Van Fleet (formerly of Cause Of Affliction) as the new bass player, how are things going so far with Matt? How did you cross paths with him?


Things are great with him... he actually had a hand in the formation of this band as he is the one who hooked up Chris with Alex and myself. We've played several shows together when he was in COA and we always kept in touch. It always felt like he should be a part of this.


Following on from that, how would you say the new line-up change has affected the band and it's dynamics, if any?

Matt is an absolute bass player to the fullest extent. We've had some guys who would play along wit the guitarists and just be content with being in the background but Matt will add something or take away if he feels it... he serves the song no matter what. He always makes it a point to lock in with the drums too, which obviously helps as bass and drums are the foundation for a song.


Have you begun work on your follow up to 2014's "Careful What You Wish For" album yet?

We have and we are! We're currently scheduled to go back to the studio within a month... just honing some things in and fine tuning them.


How happy were you with how "Careful What You Wish For" turned out, and how it was received?

It was a pain to make for sure but when it's all said and done, it was totally worth it... we still get great feedback on it nearly a year later and the songs from it are still fun to play live.


How do you think your new material will compare to your previous releases? If it's not too early to say!

A bit different for sure... while Dead to Rise was our first album and basically was just us throwing something at the wall and seeing what sticks (being it was our first time writing together) and Careful was definitley more amped up as far as direction, style and skill go, this third album will focus on some more dual guitar player type playing as we've never properly wrote with two guitars playing together and feeding off each other before... and of course, we've still got plenty of bone crushing type riffs and grooves.


You are currently touring and will be right through to early 2016, how are you enjoying it so far?

I'm answering this now as we are headed to our last date in St. Louis on our tour headed west. We love it, man... the travel can be absolutely brutal and exhausting but to meet new people and turn them on to your product is priceless.


What can attending fans expect from your live shows?

Be ready to move... move or be moved, as we say! We are a live band and pride ourselves on that, so we always love and appreciate some crowd interaction and participation. We love a good mosh pit!


If you could tour anywhere in the world, where would it be?


We are currently in talks to go to the UK next year... that is all a huge dream for all of us.


What else is in store for Threatpoint for 2015?

Recording our third album first and foremost, along with a few live shows here and there. For the latest, always check out threatpointofficial.com

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Supergroup ACT OF DENIAL Ft. Members of SOILWORK, TESTAMENT, SEPTICFLESH, BENIGHTED, THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA & More - Working On Debut Album

  New All-Stars melodic death metal band/project ACT OF DENIAL was formed in 2020 and composed of lead guitarist and songwriter Voi Cox (Koziak, Victim), guitarist and lyricist Luger (Benighted, Koziak), vocalist Bjorn Speed Strid (Soilwork), bassist Steve Di Giorgio (Death, Testament), drummer Krimh (Septicflesh) and keyboardist John Lönnmyr (The Night Flight Orchestra). Voi and Luger told us: “This is now just a continuation of what we have been doing all our lives and only now in our 'older age' we have done something serious. Of course when it comes to music, at least for us, we wanted to record an album with some of the best musicians in metal music and the ones that we listened to when we were kids. We are not saying that this is something special what we are doing, but this means a lot to us and basically we are doing this for ourselves and our closest friends first but also for all the metal fans around the world who we hope are going to like our new music. Anybody can

SUNFLOWER DEAD RELEASE NEW SINGLE “THE UNDERNEATH”

  Sunflower Dead, the infectious active rock band from Long Beach, CA, has released its new song “The Underneath” today. The song is the first single from the band’s upcoming fourth album March Of The Leper, due out early 2022. The visualizer video for the song can be seen below: Apple Music Link: https://music.apple.com/album/1567520177?app=itunes&ls=1 March Of The Leper is available for pre-order starting today and is available in 7 packages at this location: Pre-order 1. Signed CD 2. Signed Vinyl 3. Signed Limited Edition Cassette 4. Signed CD/T-Shirt Bundle 5. Signed Vinyl/T-shirt Bundle 6. Signed Cassette/T-Shirt Bundle 7. Everything Bundle Sunflower Dead is comprised of Michael Del Pizzo (Vocals, Accordion, Piano),and Jaboo (Guitar). August/September Tour Dates: 8/13 Salt Lake City, UT - The Royal * 8/14 CO Springs, CO - Sunshine Studios* 8/15 Denver, CO - Herman’s Hideaway * 8/17 St. Joseph, MO - Cafe Acoustic * 8/19 Indianapolis, IN - Hi-Fi + 8/20 Battle Creek, MI

The Dead Daisies Unleash New Single 'My Fate'

  The Dead Daisies have released a new single 'My Fate' ahead of their  upcoming Like No Other World Tour. The crowds lapped up this darker and more mysterious track during the warm-up shows in the US last month so what better choice for the new single. ‘My Fate’ is available now on your favourite digital platforms below so stream away and turn it up loud.  https://thedeaddaisies.com/myfate-radio-edit/ You can also check out the My Fate (Trailer) video below: For more on The Dead Daisies: https://www.facebook.com/TheDeadDaisies