Recently I chatted with the metal band To Speak Of Wolves about their new album, Find Your Worth, Come Home. The new disc is scheduled to be released on May 22, 2012 via Solid State Records and is already racking up tons of positive praise. The band also talked about their future plans and what it is that makes them who they are. Check it out!
What’s your hometown (or what are your hometowns)?
Phil Chamberlain: As a band we are from Greensboro North Carolina, but as individuals we live all over; Phil lives in St Petersburg, FL, Seth lives in San Antonio, TX, Gage lives in Fort Worth, TX and Corey and Aaron live in Greensboro, NC.
Tell us about the new album Find Your Worth, Come Home; what is it that separates it from your last album?
Phil Chamberlain: I’d say the biggest differences between this record and the last one is that we have a new front man, and that we know who we are as a band now and what it is that we are going looking for. Spending the past 2 years on the road almost nonstop really changed us as people into one unit all going after the same thing, be that our sound or message or whatever.
What bands inspired the new album?
Aaron Kisling: We listen to so many different bands, everything from Radiohead, Nine Inch Nails, Foo Fighters, and Nirvana to Mastodon, Pianos Become the Teeth, Trash Talk and Mars Volta.
Why should people listen to the new album?
Gage Speas: Because it’s passionate and true. In a time where a lot of things seem fake we wrote an album from our hearts. We tried to write a record that would stand the test of time.
Is there anything in particular that you’d like people to take away from listening to the new album?
Gage Speas: People to not feel like they’re alone in their struggles, there are a lot of people out there going through the same things you are.
How have you grown since you started?
Corey Doran: Man we are a totally different band since we started. It’s almost too much to put into words haha, but we’ve really grown into one focused unit over the past two years. We are a family now – full of best friends.
What’s the best part about being in your band?
Seth Webster: Getting the chance to be around our best friends 24 hours a day, for months on end and playing music for the people who come to the shows.
Check out the song: “Darkness Often Yields The Brightest Light”
What do you have your eyes set on for the rest of 2012?
Phil Chamberlain: We all have a Summer filled with festivals and tours, we plan to be on the road through the Fall as well.
If you could change something about the music industry, what would it be?
Gage Speas: Less politics and more enjoyment.
What is your favorite song to play live?
Everyone: “Je Suis Fini”.
What bands that are your contemporaries have you begun playing with or forming a relationship with that you recommend to your fans?
Everyone: Future Ghosts, Harp & Lyre, Barrow, Deviations, Fallstar check them out.
Check out the song: “Stand Alone Complex”