Oct 21, 2010

Featured artist intrerview: Structure Fails (E40)

About: Structure Fails 

1. How much time do you spend writing, performing, and listening to music each day?
We typically rehearse only twice a week, as we all stretch from the southern region of New Hampshire, all the way through and down to The South Coast of Massachusetts. We do rehearse for at least four to five hours, so we get a minimum of 8 hours a week between us as a whole, and we all do try to spend time on our crafts when we can on our own time. As far as listening, our lives revolve around music. If we're in our cars, we're listening to music. If we're at work, we're listening to music. Even when we're at home, we're listening to music. Not just our favorite bands that inspire us, but we also keep tabs on what's new and fresh in our genre, always with our ears to the ground.

2. What does your family think about your music?
Our families for the most part are not receptive to our style of music, due chiefly to the generation gap. Some of our families are extremely supportive despite this. Eric's father lets us rehearse rent free in the basement of his t shirt printing shop, and prints our merch at a deep discount. Michael's mother is always taking great care of us. She came 50 miles out once to our video shoot just to feed us, and even loans us a wheelchair van she owns for our use at shows, and even on a long distance outing for A Life Besieged's farewell show in Greensboro, NC, almost 800 miles away from home. Still, some of our families aren't very supportive at all. We support each other in that respect, and that's the most important thing.

3. What profession did you want to have when you were a child? Did you think that you would be a musician?
Joseph: "When I was a kid, I aspired to be alot of different things, from a cowboy, to an astronaut. I didn't think about being a frontman until I was 15, and I didn't entertain the concept seriously until nearly two years later.

Michael: "I never had a good answer to that question. I always changed my mind up until about the age of 12 when I got my first guitar, and that was when I realized I wanted to make a career out of music."

Eric: "I guess I wanted to be an electrician like my gramps. (which I am now) I definitely knew I would be a musician. My dad is, so music has always been a big part of my life. As for picking an instrument, I was just lucky enough to have cool parents willing to have a drum set in the house."

Chris: "When I grew up I wanted to be a teacher like my father. I started playing guitar when I was 16, fell in love with playing, music, and metal, and not long after that I set my sights on a career in music."

4. What mood is the best for you to be in for writing music?
The mood is ever-changing and it shows in what we write. Lyrically the mood can be more varied, but as a whole our mood tends to be more adventurous.

5. In three words, describe the emotional characteristics of your musical style.
In three words, the emotional characteristics of our music are also our calling card. "Brutal, Epic, Progressive."

Listen to: Structure Fails - Anguish

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