– Hello, thanks for answering to our questions. What are you guys currently up to?
You’re welcome. Currently I am using my down time to work on other projects I have going on , clothing , music ETC..
– First off, would you mind to share some history of the band for all those who aren’t familiar with EMMURE yet?
Yeah sure, so I started the band in 2003 with a few kids from New Fairfeild , Connecticut . Fast forward 9 years later after playing hundreds of shows we are still at it. That is all due to our amazing fans who continue to support us. Without them none of it would be possible.
– And how did you come up with the band’s name?
This story really sucks. So basically back when I started the band it was impossible to get my old band mates to agree with me on things. So what I would have to do is think of the worst possible thing I could think of and then that became the band name.
– You have just released “Slave to the Game». How is its feedback being so far? And are you personally satisfied with the final output?
It got a ton of mixed reviews from fans which I expected since I’m a perfectionist and my own worst critic. So I am able to see objectively why some people weren’t into it. There are a few standout tracks on the record in my personal opinion but other than that it’s just a flash in the pan for me. I am looking forward to our next album because I feel it will really be the one that defines our band and our sound.
– This time, once more, you’ve used several references to comic books and videogames. Why do you use this theme?
It was a way for me to write about neutral topics and relate-able characters and kind of try a new approach to the music. Plus a lot of previous material I wrote about might not of been relate-able so my idea was to make a record that everybody would be able to get down to.
– Musically I’ve found on this album more samples, new keyboards effect. Was this something you consciously wanted to do? Do you use to have a clear vision of how you want an album to sound like?
Yeah we are always trying to add atmospheres to the music and make the record come to life in that sense. Especially on the last one. We really wanted the record to be an interesting experience in that sense.
– Due to this, I would like to know how was the song writing process this time around and if anything on it changed.
The song writing process for every album has been very different, this time around there were too many cooks in the kitchen. It was a new sort of writing experience, a much different approach, and we learned a lot.
– Once more, Joey Sturgis has produced this new effort; what makes this team so good for any EMMURE’s album?
Joey Sturgis is one of the best metal producers of this era and he was a sure shot at making a great sounding album. The guy is super talented and has a great vision, he really helped bring the album to life.
– As I said, it seems like on this new opus you’ve tried new things out, due to this I guess you get to learn something with each new release but; what have you learned from this new album?
Not hold back in what I truly want to say or do with the music. I learned a lot about myself by recording Slave to the Game and I think we can only go up from here.
– All this being said about «Slave to the Game»; how could you describe it in just 3 words?
A growing experience.
– And finally, you will soon be touring Europe; what are your expectations for this tour?
Our European fans are really incredible and have stuck with us through thick and thin. We are very fortunate of that and are very excited to be back there soon.
– That has been everything from my side, thanks you once more. If you want to add some final words; last lines are all yours.
Thank you for the interview and shout out to all the awesome readers and fans out there. Peace.