Simple things first – where are you guys from?
We’re from Atlanta, Georgia.
How did you meet?
We’re brothers, we’ve known each other since we were born.
How long have you been playing together as a band?
A little over two years, it’s certainly been a ride.
Before you get sick of being asked… where does the band name come from?
We’re an industrial band and most of our songs take place in a post-apocalyptic setting. We wanted a name that would describe fighters for the greater good in that setting.
What are your influences – individually or as a band?
Zander: My top two influences are Billy Joe Armstrong (Green Day) and Amon Amarth!
Nykii: I draw a lot of influence from black metal and power metal bands. My favorite two are Dragonforce and Children of Bodom
Paul: My two playing style influences are Trivium and Avenged Sevenfold
Describe your music. What makes you unique?
Group: We’re an industrial rock band with guitar solo’s, screaming and singing. It’s a rare combination of sounds that we haven’t seen elsewhere.
Do you have any particular lyrical themes?
Group: We do. Some of our songs take place in an alternate universe where there’s a wasteland devoid of hope, where anything good gets smothered and killed. The other percentage of our songs rely on very real emotions and things going on in our lives.
What’s your live show like? How many shows have you played?
Group: Before every show we all form a circle and we each drink a whole Monster [energy drink] then we get another to have on stage with us to drink. It makes for a very jumpy performance just filled to the brim with energy. We’ve lost count of how many shows we’ve played at this point.
What’s the wildest thing you’ve seen or done at a live show?
Paul: We played a skatepark and performed a cover of “Devils Night” by Motionless in White. Zander yelled “Go frickin’ nuts!” into the mic. To our suprise they did. Someone broke their leg during our set and an ambulance and the local fire department were on the scene as we were trying to get our gear off the stage.
What kit do you use / guitars do you play / etc.?
Nykii: We use an MPC-1000 for our drums, synths and backing tracks that goes into a DI box that then feeds into our Nady In Ears system so we can hear the drums if themonitors aren’t turned on. For guitars I use a Schecter Hell-raiser V-1 and a Schecter Damien Elite-6. Both are loaded with passive EMG pick-ups. Lastly, for our amps we use Peavey 6505+ combo’s on the lead channel and Audio-Technica wireless’s.
Paul: I use an ESP Viper-300 for my guitar, Nykii knows the rest of the set-up.
Zander: I use an EV N/D 967 microphone. It has a gain boost so if I’m not cutting through the mix live I can turn the switch up.
What are your plans for 2016?
Group: Hopefully do a tour in November/December if we can get some dates to stick. We’re also planning on releasing some new music with follow up videos, so we’re very excited about that.
If you could be part of any 3-band line-up (as support or headlining) who else would you have on the bill?
Nykii: I’d have Avatar, Black Veil Brides and Vagora with us. That’d be a frickin’ rad show.
Zander: Trivium, The Relapse Symphony and Amon Amarth. The Relapse Symphony is very inspiring to me.
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