How did you come by your band name?
Matt: I came up with the name when I was 16 because there will always be tyrants, and I wanted to take over the music industry like a tyrant.
When did you discover your love for your craft and what made you realize you wanted to pursue a career in it?
Matt: I remember jumping around on my bed when I was 4 or 5 years old pretending to be singing some of my favorite songs that were on the radio to the kids my mom babysat.
I’ve always found a way to perform my whole life, no matter where I was at. The ability to perform is what drew me to music. Everyone else in the band grew up with some musical inclination, playing an instrument since elementary school.
Alec: My love for music truly exploded the first time I heard AC/DC on the radio, I immediately knew in that moment that I wanted to pursue the guitar.
To what or whom do you accredit your sense of style?
Matt: My approach to songwriting stems from my love of classic rock and modern rap. When writing a song it has to be authentic, timeless, and relevant. Three very simple principles that aren’t as easy as it sounds.
Alec: Although I would like to say my musical style is mainly influenced by 60s, 70s, and 80s rock, I can honestly say that I am influenced by any and all music that I hear. Positively or negatively no matter the genre.
On your current project, how did you come up with the concept?
Matt: Well with about 3 full albums worth of material and a budget for about half an album, we decided to gather up the songs that fit where we are at right now the best and release those.
It’s not a concept album but the album definitely revolves around ambition, passion, hustle, money, and the fantasy of “making it big” regardless of what that definition of making it big is to you.
Is there anyone you’d like to thank, any shout outs?
Matt: Yeah our producer, recording engineer, and mix and master engineer Dylon Lower. Shoutout to his band Morthereon, he put SO much time and energy into this album, he cared about the album as much as we did and went above and beyond in ways that are rare to find.
I also need to give a shout-out to Cam Hanes because his work was an inspiration to me, which quickly turned into inspiration for our music, which then turned into a key theme behind this entire project. KEEP HAMMERING!
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