A band of few words, Recall the Remains are straight to the point…
How did you meet?
Met through friends.
How long have you been playing as a band?
Before you get sick of being asked… where does the band name come from?
The band name refers to a metaphor or remembering who you are after a tragic situation. Recall The Remains of what’s left.
What are your influences?
Metallica, Trivium, Architects, Bullet For My Valentine, Bleed From Within, As I Lay Dying, Thy Art Is Murder.
Describe your music. What makes you unique?
We take all the best parts of metalcore and wrap it in a brutal bow of deathcore.
Do you have any particular lyrical themes?
Loss, anguish and triumph (in some later songs that we’re working on).
What’s your live show like? How many shows have you played?
Energetic, fun we want everybody involved whether it’s moshing, dancing or headbanging everyone is welcome at our shows. In 2018 we have played around 20-25 shows with more booked until the end of the year.
What’s the wildest thing you’ve seen or done at a live show?
Watching our vocalist being carried on stage by a guy in a pig butcher costume was creepy as hell. Or the time at Mammothfest our vocalist burst out of a body bag to start the set, that was amazing to watch.
What kit do you use / guitars do you play / etc.?
The drummer uses a Mapex Mars kit with Meinl Cymbals. Guitarists use Schecter guitars, one uses a Hughes and Ketner amplifier the other a Laney ironheart, bassist uses a Traben bass guitar with Bugera amplifier.
What, if anything, are you plugging/promoting at the moment?
In October we released our second single First Inversion it is available on all streaming platforms and the video can be viewed on YouTube.
What are your plans for 2018?
For the rest of 2018 we are playing a number of scattered shows throughout the UK ranging from our local town of Telford, Shropshire to Derby.
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!
We would love to support Trivium as they’re one of the bands that got most of us into metal and they’re one of our drummers biggest influences. Opening for us would have to be our good friends in Elyrean they’re a local technical thrash metal band who you should definitely check out. We have done a number of shows with them this year and they’re 4 of the nicest down to earth guys we have ever worked with.