Tyler and Chase: "The title of the EP, ‘Colder Than Dark,’ came from a line from our song, "Euthanasia": '- longer than the night; colder than the dark.' Zach threw it out there as an album title and it encompassed what we were trying to say for the entire EP; as well as inspiring the imagery that went with. The woman’s hand at the touch of ice or death; freezing life. That can be the metaphor for what people deal with; what is delicate and beautiful yet destroys life the second it gets too close."
"THE SONG “HELL HERE” ITSELF IS ABOUT NOT BOWING DOWN TO YOUR OWN DEMONS OR SELF-DEFEAT AS WELL AS NOT LETTING OUTSIDE INFLUENCES AND OTHER PEOPLE GET IN YOUR HEAD TO KEEP YOU FROM DOING WHAT YOU WANT WITH YOUR LIFE. WE WANTED THE SONG TO BE DARK BUT TO ALSO PULL PEOPLE OUT OF THEIR RUT AND MAKE THEM REALIZE THEIR OWN SELF WORTH.”
Tyler and Chase: "Everything we do is DIY; until we found our manager Ashley who's been a huge asset. Zach books shows; Robbie produces our pre-production and designs a lot of merch and social media artwork. Chase helps on merch and Cody hand-built the risers we use on stage."
Chase: "I've been going to Warped since 2014; the ritual is the constant rain atleast in Mansfield. In 2015; my favorite bands Beartooth and Vanna came out to perform on the stage at the same time."
Tyler: "My first Warped was 2016; Underoath aside, Chiodos is mind-blowing. Motionless In White consistently blow me away. On their first Warped concert, they were on the Ernie Ball stage; the equivalent to what we'll be playing on Friday, July 27th. In the way that it was one of the first time I saw the bands I look up to; it's the same way people [new fans] will be seeing us.
Tyler and Chase: "Zach, [who lives in MA] sends us a screenshot of the weather everyday; thunderstorm to cloudy to thunderstorms!"
Chase: "Personally really excited to see the crowd."
Tyler: "It's a free festival; people can just go; that's really awesome.
We're playing with Underoath, my favorite band of all time. "
Tyler and Chase: "The festival has a really great message; preventing self harm and suicide which connects to our song “Euthanasia;” our lyrics are deeply embedded in these themes. We’ll be playing with Rivals; that we're fond of; friends with; watched them on the grind; they’re blowing up this year. We're playing another show with Rivals the night before iMatter on August 11th at Jupiter Hall in Albany NY."
How did you begin booking dream concert line-ups?
Tyler and Chase: "We always go to every show early and stay late; we meet people and support everyone and build a reputation as someone who cares about the scene. Every show we leave with a new friendship. If there’s 5 people there, we play like there’s 500. All the success is how we treated and handled the shows."
"A Prada show came through Vermont; our fans collaborated to contact the venue for us to open the show. That was July of 2017; when we started playing shows as we are now. From there we met our manager Ashley at Jupiter Hall in Albany NY; we got booked to open for Convictions; who we recently played with again alongide Volumes, White Noise, Upon A Burning Body [poster top left]. "
Tyler and Chase: Memphis May Fire, Like Moths To Flames, The Plot In You, Silent Planet; Nothing Nowhere (a hip-hop acoustic artist from Vermont).
Tyler: As far as films or series: '13 Reasons Why' & 'Requiem for a Dream'."
Tyler and Chase: "It’s all the beautiful things that now are gone; it’s the heaviest song in the entire EP atleast ending-wise. Very emotional, powerful; Chase's lyrical delivery is slam poetry but screaming. We experiment."
Via Lambgoat; the band comments, "This song plain and simple is about suicide but not so much suicide itself but the collateral damage it causes to the people left behind. The song does have a renewal life subject but for the privacy of the parties involved, we won't mention them. When we asked Rory Rodriquez from Dayseeker to feature on the track he mentioned the subject hit home with him so we let him write his part independently because we wanted the song to be real. Sometimes when you're in a dark place, it's easy to forget how many people will truly miss you when you're gone."
Tyler and Chase: "This song; it’s not as metal-core as the other songs are; it's post-hardcore edge. Very much what some of us grew up on."
Tyler: "Lyrically; I thought I didn't have a second chance on music. I gave up on it for a couple years; I never thought I was going to be in a band again. Now I'm seeing how far we can take it."
Tyler and Chase: "Love and drugs affect each other in a similar way; the chemicals in your brain; you can’t eat - can’t sleep; don’t want to live; also addiction; all things that were very real to different members in the band."
Tyler: "I talked to the different members to ask for thoughts of what the song means to them; I threw in lyrics of what they said to me; one line or two in this song lyric-wise come from every member in the band. Addiction and substance abuse controls your life and can’t live without it. You give all your control so it has all the power over you. If someone was a recovery addict; this song might really hit home with them; you’ll know which those lyrics are."
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