Interview: Saints Can Lie
Last night I got the blessed opportunity to interview a great band, called Saints Can Lie! They are a Christian Metalcore from Texas. We basically texted back an forth for the interview, but it still felt great! Here it is:
The Bearded Dragon: Which band member(s) am I speaking too?
Saints Can Lie: Bryce (Drums), but everyone else is here though
TBD: When did you guys form the band?
SCL: We formed November 15, 2012
TBD: Ok, cool. I've heard you're working on an album, is that true?
SCL: Actually it's all done! We're just waiting for the final mixes now!
TBD: Oh that's cool! Since your the drummer, I can nerd out a bit (I'm also a drummer). What gear do you use?
SCL: I use a DW Design Series Maple Burst kit! How about you?
TBD: I use a Tama Rockstar kit and Vic Firth Sticks
TBD: Ok, do you guys have anything going with a label?
SCL: Not currently, but we've got a lot to take care of before looking at labels. We'd love for labels like Solid State or Facedown to consider us!
TBD: Yeah dude, Solid State and Facedown are some of my favorite labels, along with Rottweiler.
TBD: So what would your major influences be?
SCL: August Burns Red, Avenged Sevenfold, A Day to Remember, Killswitch Engage, and Memphis May Fire are probably our top 5.
TBD: Sick! Just a side question: Have you heard of Living Sacrifice? They're my favorite band.
SCL: Definitely heard of them! I suppose we need to look into them? Haha
TBD: Yeah man, that is a great band! What are the names of some other Christian bands in your area?
SCL: Fit For a King came out of our area, as well as Oh, Sleeper. End of Atlas is a great local that comes to mind.
TBD: I've never heard of that last band. I'll have to check them out!
TBD: Ok, I download your guys demo off of ReverbNation. Did you have a name for it other than "Demo"?
SCL: Should be either Danny Boy or Bloodcry, neither of those are current tracks though. If you head to our YouTube channel you can find our first two singles Drowning and Dear John, both of which are free to download!
TBD: Yeah I downloaded those too! So "Danny Boy" and "Bloodcry" as well as those other two. I hope you don't mind, but I named the demo the "Saints Can Lie EP" cause I put it on CD.
TBD: Ok, when your album is released, where will it be available for purchase?
SCL: If you dig then enjoy! It'll be available on all digital markets (ITunes, Google Play, Spotify, etc) and physical copies from our online store as well.
TBD: Sick, that sounds Awesome! I think you guys are an Awesome band (I mean I have all your songs, hehe)
SCL: Well we really appreciate that man! We can't wait to show you the rest. As a side note, the two we released will also be mastered a little better in the final release!
TBD: Sweet dude! Ok, I have one more question after this but, I wanted to bring up John. I hope that I'm not being rude or anything. But I just wanted the readers to know about the band a little. And if you guys don't want to answer it, then you don't have to.
SCL: Go for it, man.
TBD: Ok. I'm sorry about him, he passed in a car accident correct?
SCL: Correct. April 26th, 2013. Hunter and Jake were also in the vehicle.
TBD: Oh I didn't know that. I'm sorry for your loss.
TBD: Ok so the current lineup is:
You (Bryce Garland) on Drums, Jonny (Pickle) on Guitar, Blake (Smith) on Bass, Hunter (Shaw) on Vocals and Jake (Shaw) on Guitar right?
SCL: Switch Jake and Hunter and you're golden!
TBD: Ok. Well is there anything you would like to say to the readers?
SCL: To anyone reading this we hope you'll take the time to check out our music. If you like it we really appreciate it and if you could spread the word it would mean the world to us. There's no telling what you can do. Thanks to the support of people like you bands like us can go from the little guy to the big guy and we will always take the time to tell you how much we appreciate you. We hope we are able to make a difference with our music.
TBD: Ok. Thank you for letting me interview you guys. You guys are my first interview, did I do good? Or did I do terrible?
SCL: You did fantastic man. Sorry for all the weird delays. I feel bad for making you wait like that. Great diversity in the questions.
TBD: Thanks man! No problem about the delays. And thank you again! Nice talking to you dude! Looking forward to the new album!
SCL: Looking forward to releasing it! No worries man, take care.
TBD: You too.
Ok, I would like to thank Bryce and the rest of the gentlemen of Saints Can Lie, for making this possible!
The Bearded Dragon