How do you define your overall style? Everyone in the band brings different influences, but overall we consider ourselves a Beatdown Hardcore band.
What do you have recorded so far? The "36 Styles of Death" Demo which is just a 5 song demo.
Hard Life is a strong name for a band. What is the significance of it? Hard Life means. Lifes hard baby! what it means to us is that fuck the world and society is shit.
So, how did you guys meet in the first place? Well 3 of us met in high school (Cody, Phil, and Kenneth), and the rest of the band met at shows.
Do have any long term goals as a band? Hopefully. just seeing where it goes right now. so not really any planned out!
How important are lyrics for Hard Life? Where do you draw your inspirations from? We enjoy offending people but at the same time making a valid point and most of them are more or less jokes. aka dont take it too serious! But our newer stuff is going to be more serious.
Care to give us some insight into what inspired the TAKE BACK OUR SCENE song? Well we got tired of hearing pig squeals and seeing dudes in jeans tighter than their girlfriend's. also just people in this scene for all the wrong reasons such as money, fashion, to be cool, and/or just to be different.
Is cum DUMBster inspired by a real person or it's just a song to piss the more sensitive kids off? It has multiple meanings, but we like to piss people off with it more than anything. As a matter of fact, there is a posi-scene down here and they think we're a sexist woman hater band. but for the record we love the womens!
What bands had the biggest influence on your sound? Bulldoze, Integrity, Merauder, All Out War, Slapshot, Sheer Terror, and One Life Crew.
Describe the Kentucky hardcore scene. It's pretty much dead. And what's left is pretty much segregated, such as posi-kids, deathcore kids, etc. etc.
What are your thoughts on hardcore scene as a whole at this point in history? Promising or dissapointing? It's pretty much hit or miss. There are some places that have amazing scenes such as Pennsylvania, California, New York, Boston and Ohio as far as America goes.
What hardcore bands do you find fresh and exciting? Taste the Steel, xTyrantx, Stout, Pound for Pound, Creepout and Enemy Mind.
Any last shout outs, fuck offs or death threats? Shout outs: Brandon, Dustin, and Gladiator (OH), Scott from FROM HEART BOOKING (KY), Justin and Off Balance (IN), Brett and Guerilla Warfare(TN), Chris and Suicide Pact(OH) And we don't really have any fuck-offs or death threats. But you know who you are!!!!