About: Another Life Spared
"The band was originally called All Is Lost back in 2010. At the time, we were running through EP titles and the name Another Life Spared came up and we thought it would be cool to have a dichotomy effect with the name All Is Lost. Some time had passed, and the name All Is Lost started to look really dim and tasteless. It didn’t stand out and draw attention. So we decided it was time to change the band name to something a little less cliché’. The name Another Life Spared came back up in conversation as a possible band name. It was laughed off at first, but once we started bringing it up more and more it started to stick. It stood out, it was easy to remember, and it grabbed people’s attention. And it still kept the dichotomy effect with the seemingly upbeat band name Another Life Spared vs. the dark song themes and lyrics. Eventually, we all agreed that Another Life Spared was a really good match for us and the name was set."
The band have two front vocalists, and the 1st question is answered by both of them. The rest of the questions are being answered from the band as a whole.
1. Is there a story behind your song "Cataclysm"?
Jennifer: Cataclysm is about how society is falling apart and the world with it. Its as if everyone is become de-sensitized to all of the terrible things that are taking place. Just look at the news and how things have become. Corruption and decay are everywhere. It seems like no one stands up for what's right anymore and its become brother against brother. We need to come together. Stand for something and not fall for anything.
D. Hayes: My connection with Cataclysm is political, as to say " I will not bow down " I'm saying just that, its the world of fire breathing elephants "politicians" and the people who think they own it can not and will not destroy me
2. Describe your music in 3 words.
“Liiiiiiike a glove” - Jim Carrey reference.
3. Describe your perfect gig - where would it be?
Budokan arena in Tokyo Japan! 14K+ people jam packed screaming our lyrics along with us! Nothing but an ocean of fans as far as we can see! I've seen many bands that get gigs out there who just get swallowed up by everyone there because they're all so passionate about that band! I want us to be that band over there! Haha That, or on Mount Olympus!!!!! But with everyone there. lol
4. What do you think of episode 115? Which of the other featured songs do you like the most?
While we cant single out bands who we like or dislike more than others, every one of the fellow bands in episode 115 are doing their thing and we that is what we respect first and foremost. What we can say is that it’s really cool to hear such a diversity of music in the same podcast what seems like from pretty much all over the world.
5. What would you and your band do if tomorrow was the end of the world?
Probably spending time with each other, family, and all the people we cared about, blasting the music we love and thinking back on our triumphs given the short amount of time we've had on this earth. It's a nice way to go out; your head filled with the accomplishments you worked so hard for. We feel that's better than thinking about the world ending.
Listen to "Cataclysm" in ArenaCast E115
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