Thursday, November 7, 2013

Hammer Fight Interview

1. Can you give us an update on what is going on with the band these days?

Drew: The new record comes out November 12, and aside from that we're just getting our shit together before we hit the road.

2.How would you describe the musical sound of the new album?

Drew:  I'd say it's pretty rad.  A good mix of Rock n Roll, Thrash, Hardcore and Death Metal.  Lots of noodley guitar stuff.  It will make you drive real fast.

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the new release explores?

Drew:  Mostly sex, drugs and Rock n Roll.  The harsh reality of being in a touring band, being a scum bag, disappointing sexual experiences.  Ya know, standard stuff.

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name Hammerfight?

Drew:  It was on a list of names while I was trying to name a hardcore band I was in before Hammer Fight.  I just thought it sounded cool.  So did the guys.

5.What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and how would you describe your stage performance?

Todd: We calculate exactly how much we can drink, and how hard we can headbang without making and mistakes... Then we drink and headbang just a liiiiiiittle bit harder Best show? Basement in Reno, August 2012.  Best show with Ryan? Maybe the Richmond one that I sucked at?

6.Do you have any tour or show plans for the future?

Drew:  We have a short tour that starts on November 12.  We got something else planned soon after that should be announced soon.  Then we should be back on the road in the Spring.

7.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of metal?

Drew:  Pretty good I guess.  A surprising number of our Facebook fans are from Indonesia. 

8.What is going on with the other musical projects these days?

Drew:  I'm also in a band called No Holds Barred that never plays. Ever.

Justin: Todd and I have a death metal band called Abacinate. We do shows in the tri-state area occasionally. I'm also playing for Kalopsia and Slasherthroat.

9.What direction do you see your music heading into on future releases?

Drew:  I've already started writing new stuff, so I can say for certain that the next album will be darker, angrier and more overtly sexual.  It will still be tons of fun though, I promise.

10.What are some bands or musical styles that have influenced your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?

Drew:  Metallica, Motorhead, Slayer, Iron Maiden.  The stuff I first got into definitely has the biggest influence.  Plus tons of hardcore and death metal.  Right now I'm mostly listening to Gypsyhawk, the new Motorhead album, Revocation, Ramming Speed, 3 Inches of Blood.  Stuff like that.

11.Outside of music what are some of your interests?

Drew:  I really enjoy drawing stuff, drinking too much and chasing women.

Justin: Drinking too much, eating too much, quoting Andrew Dice Clay lines on a daily basis, and listening to the Howard Stern show.

12.Any final words or thoughts before we wrap up this interview?

Drew:  Keep it tucked in, keep it compacted...

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