(Rules of The Gauntlet: The artist (Like in this case Heavy Rockers The World Over) is sent a butt ton of questions ranging from standard to stupid from which they must choose at least 12 to answer and return them to us with a minimum of tear stains.)
Tell me about your new album. The writing, vibe, production/producers, etc.
We really wanted to do something that sounded more like us, something fresh. There’s a big change stylistically between our 2 EP’s which is why they’re 2 years apart. We took our time to really find our sound and see what we could come up with without the limitation of pigeonholing ourselves to a specific style. We were inspired by a lot of different artists all across the board from PVRIS to the Deftones to more popular acts like Sia to more progressive acts like Periphery and even some more fusion acts like The Reign of Kindo. We’d spend a few days every week at Ryan’s home studio during pre-production just writing non stop. Songs like the title track “Mountains” started out sounding like the metalcore/post-hardcore stuff we used to play before it evolved into what it is now. Once we dialed in the sound we wanted for this record, it all came together very naturally. We already knew exactly what we wanted by the time we hit the studio in Canada. There we recorded with our producer Siegfried Meier and Melvin Murray on drums and the whole thing came together very smoothly.
What are you working on right now?
We just filmed a music video that will be releasing in the coming months as well as an acoustic version of one of our songs in the works. We’ll most likely be touring the US in December so stay tuned for dates!!
How long could you live without money?
Well we’ve made it this far…
What was the last song you listened to before this interview?
Ryan: “Mad World,” the Gary Jules version, Tiaday: “Wicked Ones” by Dorothy
What would you like to say to your fans?
We love you and hope to come to your city on our next tour!
Would you accept 1 million dollars now to give up any and all music forever? If not what is your price?
Well we’re not in it for the money and….. try a billion.
What are your thoughts on the music in general?
I think it’s a bit under-appreciated in today’s world. Also like all art, it’s a beautiful thing with a really fucked up industry!
What really pisses you off?
Speed bumps, LA drivers, when someone says “that’s so funny” but doesn’t laugh, people that chew with their mouth open.
Who the fuck do you think you are?
John Cena *air horns*
Worst thing ever eaten?
Straight up habanero pepper, swallowed with seeds and all and then not getting water until 3 minutes later… Bets are stupid – Ryan
What do you geek out to besides your music? Please geek out on your geekiness.
Videogames! Went to E3 this year, sooo stoked on Gears of War 4, Dark Souls 3, and Horizon and all that good shit! Also No Man’s Sky was a FLOP!!! – Ryan
Manga/Anime is my guilty pleasure. Well, I’m not that guilty about it. I cosplay. My favorites are: Erased, Haikyuu!, Tokyo Ghoul, Attack On Titan, and so many more argh. – Tiaday
How many unarmed but very angry 4 year olds would it take to kick your ass?