Band of the Day: Machines On Blast

Not every band from Florida plays death metal. There’s plenty of other real music out there as well. And to prove it…

Simple things first – where are you guys from?

All over the state of Florida.

How did you meet?

Connections on facebook.

How long have you been playing as a band?

5 years.

Before you get sick of being asked… where does the band name come from?

To be put on blast means to be called out in a loud manner in front of everyone. Machines just go full force, so I combined the two to create Machines on Blast.

What are your influences?

It runs through a plethora of genres, from the old NYHC, industrial, metal, electro and Motown.

Describe your music. What makes you unique?

It can easily be classified as industrial metal or alternative metal. I think what makes us unique is the way we blend our sound so that there is a little something for everyone. We’ve got screaming, harmonies, catchy choruses and stomping beats.

Do you have any particular lyrical themes?

For the last release it really focused on the loss of my brother and overcoming obstacles for empowerment.

What’s your live show like? How many shows have you played?

We don’t play a tons of shows, we like to spread it out enough so people can’t say “I’ll just catch them next time”. My motto is to play every show as if it is the last show I will ever play.

What’s the wildest thing you’ve seen or done at a live show?

I have a habit of being clumsy with tunnel vision on stage, so I fall into the other members a lot!

What kit do you use / guitars do you play / etc.?

Drum kit – Pearl. Guitars are Custom Telecaster with Warmoth necks, Horizon Devices, 5153 head and mes cab. Our bass player uses Schecter with a Fender bass head and custom cab. I use a Shure wireless rig.

What, if anything, are you plugging/promoting at the moment?

Currently in the studio working on the third album. We’re at the vocals recording stage now so it shouldn’t be too much longer.

What are your plans for 2019?

Release the new album (Black Market Happiness), promote and see where we can take it.

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!

Open for the Architects, open for us our friends in MissFit Toys.

From previous Band of the Day Ruben Hultman: What phase of the creation process do you find most difficult and how do you cope with that?

Making final decisions on vocal melodies, I usually plan out 4 or 5 per song and have a hell of a time eliminating all but one. How do I cope with that? In a very pissed off manner!

From another BotD, Hollowstar: If you could add one extra member to your band, from all of the musicians in the world (dead or alive), who would it be?

I would love to have producer Nolly on the team, because of his mindset.

Machines On Blast: facebook | bandcamp

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