The Confession (Metal)
Posted Sep 6, 2007, by Josh Snider.
Taylor Holland Armstrong: Vocals
Kevin Fyfe: Guitar
Justin Norman: Guitar
Matt Pauling: Bass
Jeff Veta: Drums
How did you get interested in playing Metal? It ' s the best music hands down.
What is your deepest Confession? A member peed on other kids in a sand box when they were 5.
What gave you the idea for your band name? It describes our music as a whole. We're always trying to get our point accross in every song without over stuffing the turkey.
You guys seem to have 'it' down, how did you know to make 'all the right moves'? A lot of hard work and a little bit of luck.
Do you have any promoting secrets or somthing most bands forget about? Try to hang out with our fans as much as possible and keep them posted on new updates with us.
If you had to pick the best venue to play at, what would it be? Any arena or house of blues.
Was that your best show of all time? Everynight.
How was your first show? Hogue Barmichaels. A little sloppy but a lot of energy.
How have you seen yourselves get better since then? Touring gets you real tight real quick. Theres no better practice than playing live.
Who would you want to open for? In Flames, Metallica, GNR.
What makes you want people to listen to your music? We make every song the best it can be and we think we have something special and original. All of our influences are undeniable but since we have so many it comes off as something new.
What inspires most of your lyrics? Daily life.
How did your band together? In 2004, we went to the same high school it was a matter of time before we all got together because we all loved the same music.
Where have you been playing lately? All over the u.s. It's been mostly great.
Do you have any upcomming shows? Yes we go out with megadeth for a month in September.
Do you have any advice to starting bands? Dont give up, keep hacking at it, if you love it it's going to work out.
What is the best thing about music? How it saves people.
Is their anything you want to see happen thruough music? I just hope every really good band that deserves it gets there shot.
Do your parents like you playing music today? Yes very supportive.
What were some of your favorite bands growing up? GNR
What would you say to a kid who has no faith in himself? Pull it together life is short.
How old were each of you when starting to play instruments? Our Teens.
Do you like playing and the style of your old or new music? Old and new is both really fun, we'd never do somethen we didnt like.
How does it feel to tour with the band members? It's always a blast.
What do you guys do on the road to keep busy? Make pretend cell phones out of styrophome and pretend to call one another.
Do you have any advice to bands about to go on their first tour? Be prepared.
Science Records is a smaller label, what is it like being signed with them, and how do you like the way they do things? There great, very good people.
How did you come up with the title of your latest album "Requiem"? We had a close friend past away and the titled track is for him.
How was it making an album being produced by Avenged Sevenfold singer M. Shadows? It was fun, he did a great job and didn't try to change us in anyway. Kind of just acted like the 6th member and it went really smoothly.
Has it gotten any radio play? A little bit we've heard.
How long did you wait from start to finish making the CD and how did it feel? 3 months or so. It was great getting the finished project.
What do you guys think about it? We're very proud of it.
Where can we get it? Best Buy, www.amazon.com our myspace/website.
What do you want people to get out of listening to "Requiem"? 10 songs that leave you wanting to hear it again.
What did your fans say about it? We've heard a lot of positive feed back.
Any advice for anyone thinking about making a CD? Take your time don't rush it make every song perfect.
What do you think about BigSmileMagazine.com? It's great.
Any last words? Come see us live.