Band’s name: WOLVERINE

Location: Long Island NY

Active since: June 2008

How do you define your overall style?
Hard Style like heavier hardcore

What’s your goal with this band?
To have fun, make music

What do you have recorded so far?
2 ep's and a demo

What do you think about the X-Men Origins: Wolverine movie? Did it turned out to be like you wanted it to be and do you think your band could provide a good soundtrack for this flick?
Personally, I feel it was a little bit let down, it could be much sharper and brutal for my likings... Im a pretty big comic nerd at times and this movie was such a let down, like it didnt follow the comics at all and as the movie went on it just got worst like what they did to deadpool made me throw up a little in my mouth. But as for us on the soundtrack i dont see why not i feel like heavy music and action movies go hand and hand

So when you were coming up with the name did you have this Wolverine in mind?
When coming up with the name of course the super hero was involved but the animal is a badass to i mean youtube wolverines they kill things like 5 times there size

Do you think this character represents the most what you as a band are about?
Yeah pretty much i mean wolverine is hard as fuck and were a pretty hard band and the dudes all about fighting which i dont mind either

How did you lot get together in the first place?
Funny story about this i (the singer steve) am the only orginal member, were on our 6th and one of our best drummers nick who used to play bass in backtrack, fishy our 2nd guitarest who used to be in the partisan turbine, kirk our 3rd bassest, and brian who we needed a 2nd guitarest and added him and i would say this is our strongest lineup and i dont see any of these guys going anywhere soon so get used to there ugly mugs.

Who are your major musical influences?
all out war, merauder, fury of five, buried alive, madball, cro-mags, crown of thornz, 100 demons

As far as inspiration goes, where do you get your inspiration when you write your lyrics?
Just from life itself all the stupid shit that goes on in my life or in the society we live in today

What are your thoughts on the Long Island hardcore scene nowadays?
Its not bad it seems pretty divded right now but its still pretty good new kids popping up and some awesome new bands and we also now have more then like 2 venues so life here isnt terrible

Have you got any up and coming bands from your area you would recommend?

What kids should expect when going to your show?
Good live show, bad jokes, lots of energy, nice guys we love meeting new people.

Do you have any good show related stories?!
This story's alright but we played albany once it was our first time playing there i didnt think anyone had heard of us before and then after the first song theres close to 100 kids watching us and all killing eachother during our set in this small tiny little venue it was pretty sick being that we were going up there thinking maybe a few kids would watch us.

Is there anything in the scene that pisses you off or that you'd like to see changed?
Yeah there is right now like i mentioned earlier our scene is kinda divided in the sense that its like kids who would listen to have heart go to there shows and thats it and then the kids that would come see us only go to heavier shows and then metalcore kids have there own seperate universe it seems but as of like maybe a year or two ago it was pretty much all the same thing in the sense we had diverse shows and everyone seemed like they were friends.

Gossip and hardcore: it seems no matter what you do, there’s always gonna be a person who likes to talk shit. Do you have any funny rumors or stories you’ve heard about Wolverine?
Yeah alot of the christian bands from around here hate us, because of what our songs are about and people try to say we shut venues down and what not but we have yet to close a venue or anything of that sort

What are your plans for the rest of 2009 and beyond?
just trying to play out of state more and new merch to come lots of fun stuff.

Is there a chance for a full length debut in the near future?
Yeah were hoping to have an 8 song maybe even 10 song cd out by either late january or early febuary

Thanks for taking your time to do this. Any final comments?
thanks again for the interveiw if you ever come around us let us know and will hook you up.

Wolverine at Myspace.