"When my eyes were really open to the corruption of the banks and the families who are in charge and how they set this global scheme up, is absolutely genius on their behalf, there is already to much debt for the world to pay off, so no matter how hard you try you owe money to someone who also owes money to someone and down the line we all owe the bank, and until something is said and done about it we will forever be slaves to these families."
Name: Ryley and Tom, Still Fighting
Location: Outer Space
Active since: Early 2008
How do you define your overall style?
A thrashy nyhc band
What’s your goal with this band?
Bring the winnipeg stomp across the nation
What do you have recorded so far?
Could you introduce the band and tell us where you’re from? How did the band came together?
We hail from winnipeg, the ass hole of canada. Me and Tom started jamming some hard riffs late 2007 early 2008, with various bros, we recorded some jams and weren't into it. Within some time the band had changes and has now come to find it's right mix and were about to take over the world. Unless of course the grandmasters or some artificial intelligence beats us to it.
Tell us more about your demo, what kids should expect to hear on it?
Some hard riffs, solo's by slash's prodigy, some thrashing head bangers, and politically pissed off vocals.
Lyricalwise, it’s pretty dark and pessimistic outlook on our society and how it gets manipulated by the powers that be. What are some of the issues or events that prompted you to write these lyrics?
We'll blinded i wrote after researching a bit on obama's past and how he came to be where he is, madness is about humanity falling into the path that the illuminate has set for us and no one questions anything they just follow like the rest of the sheep. When my eyes were really open to the corruption of the banks and the families who are in charge and how they set this global scheme up, is absolutely genius on their behalf, there is already to much debt for the world to pay off, so no matter how hard you try you owe money to someone who also owes money to someone and down the line we all owe the bank, and until something is said and done about it we will forever be slaves to these families. The final demo track is denial and that is obviously written about addictions that i had to help and watch a friend deal with.
You guys seem to be inspired heavily by a NYHC scene. What is it about this style that had such an impact on you?
Shit is real. When i got into hardcore that's the shit that hit me first, it's harder than fuck and catchier than a madonna single. You can't deny the NYHC reality!
What are some other bands you guys are into?
bob marley and the wailers, pete rock, krs-one, gangstarr, dead prez, guns 'n' roses, wu-tang (mostly GZA), gravediggaz, madlib, fugees, black sabbath, nirvana, dexter wansel, marvin gaye, billy preston, talking heads, buckshot lefonque, stone temple pilots.
What’s the hardcore like in Canada at the moment? It seems a little overshadowed by the American scene, but you had your share of great bands. Who’s making the biggest noise right now?
Right now hardcore in winnipeg itself is more booming then ever before, (please do yourselves a favor and check out all our homies bands off our myspace) we do got a smaller scene, 50 people is an average show i'd say, but it keeps everything nice a knit together. American hardcore is bumpin' compared to canadian hardcore, it would be cool have that many kids coming like a lot of american shows, but if it's smaller it weeds out the shit heads and you don't need to worry about any bull shit. The biggest noise for the past while are bands like comeback kid, gravemaker, and fucked up. Honorable mentions though to plus minus (montreal) withdrawal (winnipeg) career suicide (toronto) eating glass RIP (toronto.)
What do you think is the main difference between Canada and USA in terms of hardcore? I’m talking both music and kids…
I think the biggest difference is how much bigger hardcore is out in america. A lot more kids get into it but a lot more kids use it as a trend and slowly back out.
If you had any amount of money you could put into a band, what things would you buy in terms of equipment or any other shit (but not strippers) and why?
Personally i would create some from of time travel to visit william cooper, and let him write some of the lyrics for the band. We'd clearly pay off slash to record a few shredding solos for us too.
What are the future plans for the band?
We got a tape in the works for the new year we already got three out of the five written shit will be hard! There is some other dope shit in the works so be on the look out.
Thank you your time. Is there anything else you want to add for our readers?
Keep spreadin the hardcore reality, peace.
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