Interview: Always the Understudy
The other day, I spoke to the Christian hardcore band, Always the Understudy. Check them out! Here's the interview!
TBD: Who am I speaking to? (for the readers)
ATU: Neth Maison, Vocalist from Always the Understudy.
TBD: Could you give a quick background on the band?
ATU: ATU was formed with one priority, to always keep ourselves in check, no matter the member lineup changes to always stay true to who we started as, As the name suggests we are to always to be the understudy to our father in heaven. My previous band Set Sights (2010-2012) had started as a christian project and throughout time we had cycled through so many members, compromising faith for skills on their craft the band ended up a secular band with no interest in the spreading of the gospel.
TBD: What is your full discography?
ATU: Compass (2012), Restless (2014), "All about that bass" single (2014) and Anthem (upcoming)
TBD: Are there any other Christian heavy bands near where you guys are located?
ATU: Upon the Water are some awesome local dudes nearby, a ton of Christian heavy bands started in the area and are now on labels.
TBD: Are you guys on a record label or are you independent?
ATU: We are independent, we have had some interest from a few labels both small ministry labels as well as larger label interest but right now we'd like to do what we do until the right offer comes around.
TBD: You guys have a new album coming out correct?
ATU:Yes! we have Anthem coming out soon! we've put a ton of hard work into it and are really excited to see what everyone thinks!
TBD: How would you guys describe your sound?
ATU: Were a Christian hardcore/metalcore band, With brutal breakdowns accompanied with the Lows of what can only be described of as "Goro" from mortal Kombat! Were constantly told we sound similar to The Devil Wears Prada, Attila, Fit for a King.
TBD: What gear do you guys use?
ATU: Schecter hellraiser for Danny's axe. Zack Rocks his Ibanez. Caleb uses a Schecter as well for bass. as for amp equipment Peavy 6505+ Heads foor guitars Mesa 4x12 cab and Marshal 1960b Cab. We use a sansamp for Bass.
TBD: What artists/bands have you been listening to lately?
ATU: I'm jamming some Fit for a King, Silent Planet, Born of Osiris.
TBD: Is there anything else you would like to say?
ATU: Thank you so much for taking the time to check in on us! We cannot wait to give this new EP out and keep a lookout for our Next Show which will be at Monument Entertainment in Murrieta CA 92563, the date will be announced soon! God Bless!
The Bearded Dragon