Ashes Of My Regrets announced their EP the other day and we featured the first video from it. And then we thought it would be nice to know a little more about them. They were nice enough to write back and you can check out that video for “Daydreams” at the bottom.
Simple things first – where are you guys from?
Ashes Of My Regrets is from Bergen County New Jersey
How did you meet?
To be honest most of us were just best friends who so happened to play all different instruments and shared a passion for making music. Brandon joined a little bit later after Juan introduced us to him.
For about like 3 and a half years now.
Before you get sick of being asked… where does the band name come from?
The band name was created by our vocalist Chris. Pretty much we wanted to convey a meaning and with some word play we came up with Ashes Of My Regrets. The meaning behind it is that no matter what you have gone through or how much mistakes you have made you always have the power to create yourself a better future. Pretty much just leave all the terrible things in life in the past and never look back. Only push yourself forward and make yourself into the best you can be.
What are your influences?
We definitely have a lot. When it comes to older bands acts like Slipknot, System of a Down, Muse, and Avenged Sevenfold really inspired some of the band members and really got them interested into this style of music. Some newer bands would be like Asking Alexandria, Bring Me The Horizon, Crown the Empire, Memphis May Fire. The list goes on and on.
Describe your music. What makes you unique?
Our music definitely dark and we feel like it gives off a certain vibe that you won’t hear anywhere else. We’ve been told a couple times recently that our vocalist has a unique voice which definitely is pretty cool to here.
Do you have any particular lyrical themes?
When it comes to Caricatures a lot of it is focused on the darker aspects of life however there is hope thrown in there really to portray that things do get better. Depression, Anxiety, Betrayal are topics that you will find on a few songs on Caricatures.
What’s your live show like? How many shows have you played?
At this point it’s hard to count how many exact shows we have played since there has been so many. However we have done two tours at this point. Our live show is extremely high energy and we really like to get the crowd involved. Whether we’re playing in front of 50 or 500 people you will see the same amount of energy no matter what. If you’re looking for a good time definitely come out and support you won’t regret it.
What’s the wildest thing you’ve seen or done at a live show?
I think the craziest thing would probably be the wall of death we had when we opened up for We Came As Romans. By far the biggest craziest one we have ever had.
It definitely is a little different but we do think it is an extreme step up from our debut. We think we have grown as musicians a lot.
Who came up with the idea for the video for “Daydreams”?
Alex Kouvastos from Blackwolf Imaging came up with it. He’s the one who filmed and we couldn’t be happier with the way it came out.
What are your plans for the rest of 2016 / 2017?
For 2016 we’re going to spend our time just pushing the new release as hard as we can and in December were planning to do a tour that’s going to hit the Midwest. In 2017 we just want to hit touring as hard as we can and get on the road as much as possible.
If you were second on a three-band bill, which band would you love to be supporting and which band would you choose to open for you? A chance to plug someone you’ve toured with, or a mate’s band we’ve not heard of before!
The band we would love to open for us would be our good friends in Personalities. There amazing guys and have an incredible live show. When it comes to opening for someone I think we would love to open up for someone like Crown the Empire.
Caricatures is out on November 4th