AFL: Your new EP ‚Party Animal Advisory‘ is out now via Bastardized Recordings. What made you put these two songs on a separate release? Are they a sign of what’s to come on future albums?
We really liked the rock n‘ roll influence we added on solos on our last album so, we decided to write a new EP more rock n‘ roll and melodic. This release is dedicated to an old friend who passed away last year so, we wanted to make something special, a nice object, with a great artwork, that’s also why we decided to release it only in 7″. Like on each release, it’s different from what we did in the past and also what we’re actually writing for the upcoming record.
Music is too rich to make always the same thing, there’s always a new influence to add to your music and make it better.
AFL: Up to your newest EP, how would you describe your band’s evolution in terms of writing music. Have you changed your approach towards songwriting, your sound etc.?
There’s no evolution concerning our writing process or even the production which is very simple and traditional. We just kept the metal influences out of this record and made something more melodic and catchy, which was the main line for this release.
AFL: On your Facebook-Infopage it says: „No matter the kind of music you listen, when the show starts, a true blast of hate and revolt comes to minds and hearts.“ How does that connection between heavy partying and serious content work for you in your lyrics and in general?
There’s nothing serious in that facebook statement, it’s just a way to say to people that there’s no stage, no barriers, no differences. Partying is just the result of all the efforts we put into this band, like traveling, touring the world, meeting new people or friends …
AFL: Speaking of heavy partying: It is safe to say that a decent amount of your fans has discovered you via Youtube. Are videos like ‚This is Your Time‘ meant to provoke, support the song’s message, or something entirely different ?
A: There’s no hidden message or deeper stuff going on that video. You know, we did that video cause we needed to promote our 2012 album „Empty bottles & wasted nights“, that’s it. Nothing was planned before, we had no money at all so, we decided to make what we love to do: partying.
We had the chance to get a big house with a swimming pool because of „a friend of a friend of a friend …“ and we just enjoyed it. As you can see on the video, there’s no effects, no post production, the cameraman was a friend and he did it as an amateur. I think people loved it because everything is 100% true.
I think it also worked because before to release the video we already toured in the US, and all over Europe several times, so we had a big fan base. Once again, it’s the result of all our efforts.
AFL: Not too many bands get to travel as much as you guys. What would you say were the most impressive shows you’ve played along the way ?
All the countries we toured were a great experience to us, but i will say Japan was the best experience we had.
AFL: Also, how would you describe your local music scene? Are shows back home something special and unique for you guys, or do they feel lackluster compared to some of the crazy shows you play around the globe?
Honestly, our local scene is really poor and that’s why we decided to travel a lot, cause we wanted to see how the things was outside our area. But home is home, old friends and familiar faces are always a good thing. There’s also few cities that became our second home with time, that’s a pretty cool feeling to arrive in a city and know people, good place to go, restaurants, stores …
AFL: Many of your lyrics resemble old-school hardcore bands like Agnostic Front and Madball: „Stay true. Stay you. Live for your friends your family and nobody else. Stay true. Stay you. Live for yourself and fuck the rest. Fuck the future. Get the fuck up.“ (Live. Love. Learn. Lead. Leave., 2012) These kinds of catch phrases are also all over your merch. Is there a specific reason why choose them in so many of your songs?
This band was formed to play live and as you can imagine we love when people are going crazy so, it’s just logical to write catchy and easy to remember lyrics.
AFL: And finally: What were the goals you set yourself as a band when you started out, and how have they worked out? Have your own principles changed since then ?
Nothing has changed, we just wanted to tour everywhere and it’s what we do! To be honest, we never expected to tour in so many crazy places and we’re really happy about that.