Today i bring to you a interview from the screamer of As We Walk David Moore.
TM: How did As We Walk come to be a band?
Moore: When my mother passed away in 2011. Curtis Martin (Guitar/Synth) came up with the idea to write a song and try and cheer me up. Curtis wrote the instrumentals and I found some peace of mind through screaming. Then we decided that we really enjoyed it so we gathered our other best bro Mikey (bass) and together we formed As We Walk.
TM: How is life juggling a band and the military?
Moore: It is extremely difficult. For the better part of 2013 the band was separated due to deployments. After a year or so we were finally able to get back together to start writing again. It has been hard with all the moving parts, and with two of the band members being married and one of them with kids. But we try to set as much time apart for music as possible and we do intend to continue with writing after the Marine corps.
TM: Tell me about your EP “Crossover” and your new music?.
Moore: The Crossover Ep covers alot of the feelings we have about leaving the Marine Corps and trying to make something with our music. It was the first taste of the band and also a period of discovery that we all went through to try and find writing the EP, however we also believe that this next album is going to be alot closer to the sound that we wanted in the beginning but were too inexperienced to actually achieve it.
TM: Tell me about recording your new song Thicker than Water featuring Ryan Kirby?
Moore: As much as we would have loved to have Ryan Kirby with us physically in the studio it made more sense (financially) to have him record his vocals at his studio and then send them over to us to add into the song. I think he did an awesome job, I just sent him the meaning of the song he took our home demo and went to town. He wrote all of his own lyrics for his part which I think way out did my own haha. But all in all I think it gave the song that little extra push it needed to sound as good as it does, in my opinon.
TM: How is having two singers in the band?
Moore: I think it works out for us. I would say most awakward part of having two vocalists is playing live shows and one of us is singing/ screaming and the other is just chilling or rocking out haha. I think Nick brings alot of talent to the band and appeals to a entirely different fan base than my vocals do.
TM: Do you have any upcoming shows or tours?
Moore: With everyone nearing the end of their time in the military, we are actually more preoccupied than ever. Unfortunately we don’t have any scheduled shows or tours but hopefully here in the next 6 – 8 months we can finally meet back up on the civilian side of things and set some tours up., even if we don’t get picked up by a label anytime soon touring is something that we are all very interested in so just keep an ear out for us!
TM: What influences do you look up to the most?
Moore: Well me personally, I’m a total Of Mice and Men fanboy, complete with the rib tattoo and everything haha. But I know that the band pulls inspiration from a variety of a different bands out there. Memphis May Fire, Bring Me The Horizon, Erra, The Ongoing Concept, Fit For A King, Miss Fortune just to name a few. But the list goes on and on.
TM: What superhero would you be?
Moore: Not Superman because that dude is just way overpowered haha. I would probably be Batman, because he is my favorite character to fight with in Injustice.
TM:What genre would you put As We Walk into?
Moore: Metalcore, hands down. I know there is a love hate relationship with that genre but i would be lying if i tried to classify it as anything else.
TM: Why should people check you guys out?
Moore: Because why I dont think we have our own sound, hence the whole genre thing, I do think we have a interesting sound. We do try to sound unique in our own way, whether that is though our lyrics, synth, or vocals. We put alot of time and effort, sacrificing family time and sleep, even with the insane schedules we all have at work to bring something even just a little different to the table. So our fans responses are the only thing that makes any of it worth it. Especially since we are not a signed band, and we cant tour at the moment, that means literally ALL of our drive to work on music comes from the fans that we do have.
I want thank David and the guys from As We Walk for the interview and there service and can’t wait to hear new music from them and hope see them on the road soon, Peace!!