Interview with Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (http://petesrocknewsandviews.com)
PD: How would you describe yourself or your band as an artist?
WW: We describe Warrior Within as a Thrash metal band with traditional metal & punk influences
PD: Can you tell us briefly about your background – i.e. where you’re from, how you came to make music, etc.
WW: Warrior Within are based in QLD Australia, since we were young we found escape from the crappy racist world around us & found our freedom in listening to metal & form there creating metal.
PD: Who and what inspires you to make music, both in terms of musical and other influences? What do you like to write about in your songs?
WW: Life around us inspires our lyrics & our sound is inspired by stacks of metal bands from traditional metal to Death metal & also non metal bands like Flamenco & folk music such as Greek Cretian music. We like to write about social, environmental, philosophical subjects.
PD: What are your aspirations as an artist?
WW: Our aspirations are to play gigs/tour in Europe & to share stages with our mentors.
PD: What is the proudest moment in your music career so far?
WW: Our proudest moments in our career have been recording & releasing our music finally as that has been a long road, the response form people in the crowd at shows & also building a fan base.
PD: Promoting one’s music is such a challenge these days, especially with so many new artists emerging from bedrooms in the day of the home studio. How is that going?
WW: Promotion is challenging as there is a lot of content out there. We believe if you have a long term view you can achieve what you aim for if you have quality music that has something original to offer.
PD: And how do you book and promote your live shows and tours? Any performances coming up?
WW: We book, promote & organise some of our shows ourselves directly with the venues & other bands. We also use booking agents. Covid hit us half way through our tour so we will be resuming our tour once things settle a bit more.
PD: What do you think about downloading music online? What about streaming sites like Spotify?
WW: It’s a blessing & a curse.
PD: What song do you wish you’d written and why?
WW: To be honest none, other people’s music is their music & we enjoy it as their music.
PD: Is there anything you don’t like about the music industry, which you would change if you could?
WW: HA HA that a loaded question. The artist to be the last person to be paid.
PD: So what are you working on at the moment?
WW: We are working on releasing 4 singles/videos this year & we are currently working on the 2nd single.
PD: Where can we learn more about you and buy your music/merch online?
WW: Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/WarriorWithin.thrash.metal.band/
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/warriorwithinband/
Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXmMwomq2RY
Band Camp- https://warriorwithin.bandcamp.com/merch
Warrior Within links:
Band/Artist location – Brisbane Queensland Australia
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