Q and A with A War WithinMarch 9, 2015
A War Within is a Michigan based hardcore band that has been making a name for themselves. While the band is currently in the search for a new lead singer they have not let anything slow them down! The band is currently made up of Alex Brisby and Armando Castano on guitar, Spencer Maybe on bass, and drummer Nate Forsythe. Check out what the band had to say when they chatted with BareBones Ent!
BS: What is A War Within to you?
AWW: To me, man, this band is everything. From the moment I wake of til the moment I pass out, it is all I think about. I’m sure I dream about it if I actually did dream. I love to make music. It fills my soul with hope and love. It’s the best feeling in the world even with all the drama and the hard work that goes into it. Most people don’t realize the amount that is actually put in but those that do are the people who really enjoy music. Those are the people I relate to. Also this band isn’t just me, its the members, our families, our friends, a large group of people supporting every push we make. It’s an unbelievable feeling as well as pressure to perform and succeed.
BS: You recently announced the departure of a member. For those that don’t know how did this come about?
AWW: It was really a band decision. There were many instances of friction throughout the band and he was the main cause. He refused to maintain a professional demeanor among us and our peers as well as just brought down the vibe of everything. We were hoping to resolve it after the tour but it was a serious weight that just keep building up. Everyone is now on the same page and finishing the rest of the tour. It’s been the first time we’ve had a fun and drama free atmosphere
BS: What is it like as a band that spends so much time together to find something like that out?
AWW: It hurts, this isn’t the first time this has happened. No one likes a sense of betrayal and I know everyone feels it. Whether or not he had the best intentions in his heart, there was no consideration of all the hard work and support of everyone around him and this band. We just couldn’t let it continue.
BS: Well like everyone else, we are glad that you won’t let anything keep you down! What are you currently working on?
AWW: Before the tour we made a promise to improve our talents by doing vocal covers as well as make plenty of fans happy with full band covers as well. we are looking for a new singer. one that fits us well and is determined as the rest of us. so expect to see more of those in the future. we are getting tour offers and do plan on releasing new music with our new singer around summertime of 2015. either way no matter what we do we will continue to push to reach out to all those who enjoy our music and faces to make sure we come to their town and show them a good time. if you know what i mean 😉 lol.
BS: You recently released your debut album, Sons of Saturn, what has the reaction been like for the album?
AWW: People love it. I always ask what their favorite song is and they can’t ever reply with just one. It brings a smile to my face to hear this. It’s good to have your hard work appreciated.
BS: Being a debut album the whole album is most likely special to you, but is there any song you are most proud of and why?
AWW: Along with asking what my favorite song is, it is insanely hard to pick. We spent a lot of time composing and arranging these songs. I think I’m more proud of how fast and well we all worked together for it. It was a beautiful thing at it’s time. As far as song’s I have no idea what my favorite is, sorry if that is no help.
BS: What song have fans seemed to latch onto the most?
AWW: I would have to say “Whorepedo”. Young, old, male, female, almost everyone rates “Whorepedo” to the top of the list. I had a fun time making that music video. Its always an awkward time having your friends rub their hands on your naked body. but as far as sales and social media “Whorepedo” still takes the cake
BS: What is something that fans may not know about you and may surprise them?
AWW: Oh man. a surprise? That’s a great question. I want to know what the fans don’t already know about us. a proud moment in the band is when we were featured naked in page 69 of the January 2015 edition I believe of Alternative Press magazine. we had a lot of fun on that photo shoot. It was really a whim of how it happened. It was also a freezing and bonding time for the boys and I.
BS: What is currently your musical guilty pleasure and why?
AWW: Ed Sheeran. thats most def for me. We do listen to a lot of different music. People always ask our influences and i’m thinking……uh….everything pretty much..Ed sheeran has such a good voice and is just such a classic songwriter/singer. Boy makes me squishy just him and his acoustic. Now thats mad skills right there.
BS: What is the best way for fans to communicate with you?
AWW: The best way is always face to face. Although without a world tour looming we aim to contact anyone and everyone through all our social media. It’s what the worlds become. Instagram: awarwithin, Twitter: awarwithinmusic, Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AWARWITHINBAND Vine: a war within, we all have snapchats too! spencermaybe, armandocastano, heisbriz, natef91.
BS: Anything else you would like to say to your fans?
AWW: Thank you all so much for sticking with us! We promise to slave to the grind to make sure we come and hug each and everyone of you. I hope you are ready for all the music to come! <3