Die erste Show, die erste Platte und seine größten Einflüsse! Wir sprachen mit Drowning Sänger Bryan über seine Hardcore-Punk Roots und wie er zur Musik und Szene gekommen ist.
1Do you remember the first hardcore / punk show you went to? Is the club still open today?
I do remember the first hardcore show I went to. I went to go see a long time friends band called thirteen and a half with a Chicago band named Insult to injury. I believe I was sixteen years old at the time. It was basically a d.i.y show in a storage unit.
2What is your all – time favorite club or location?
My favorite club of all time was a venue called Grandbar in Chicago IL. It had many hardcore shows and lasted about five years. It was so special for many people and created a atmosphere many could call home. It hosted some of the most violent shows I have ever seen while at the same time it was all in good fun.
3Do you remember the first hardcore / punk record you got?
The first hardcore record I ever bought was Perseverance by Hatebreed
4In your opinion what is the perfect hardcore show?
If I had to pick a couple bands it would be Icepick, No Retreat, E – Town Concrete, Wisdom In Chains, and Hatebreed. It would have a family vibe throughout with many sing alongs and lots of mosh!
5What is your all – time favorite show you’ve played?
Hands down my favorite show we ever played was at a venue called Royal Skate Shop in Lansing IL. It was our video shoot for the song World Of Snakes off our new upcoming album 23. People Moshed with crutches, trash cans, and almost anything you could get your hands on. Most definitely the most wild show I ever played let alone played.
6Is there a show you missed in the past that still makes you angry that you could not be there?
I really wish I could have seen Badluck 13 at Hellfest. I watch so many videos from that set and it was absolute madness that I wish I could have been a part of.
7What band would you like to see again?
I always enjoy seeing Hatebreed everytime they come around its a must to go.
8Is there a person who has influenced you especially in hardcore / punk?
A friend of mine named Mike Repel was a big influence of mine growing up. He was a older cat from the scene and always led by example and helped mold me into what I have become today. That’s something that I want to do for young kids coming up and getting into hardcore. To be that role model that you needed or wanted growing up.
9What are you top 3 hardcore – punk front men (women)?
My top three hardcore vocalist would have to be Anthony Martini (E – Town Concrete) Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed) and even tho it isn’t exactly hardcore Fred Durst (Limp Bizkit).
10What is in your opinion the most underrated hardcore – punk band?
Hands down Crowd Detterent from Ohio. They are one of those bands who been around forever who should get alot more credit than they do. The last EP they put out was absolutely insane. They come with so much history as well dating back many years that is definitely interesting.
11Are there some newer bands you could mention?
I am going to list 10 bands that you should definitely be paying attention to in no specific order.
- Lucia – New Mexico
- End Of Flesh – California
- Throughnthrough – Chicago
- Raw Dawg – California
- Flatlined – California
- Cold Concrete – Ohio
- TwelvexTitans – New Mexico
- Smash Your Enemies (They aren’t a new band but just got a new lineup including Jesse Adkins ex cold as life vocalist. Be on the lookout for their new material.)
- Uglybones – Chicago
- Alcon – Ohio