For those unfamiliar with the band - what do you want people to know about the band and your music or message?
Strike Hard represents Connecticut hardcore scene and their style of choice is probably best described a beatdown hardcore. It took me ages to post this interview online so the big news is: the EP they're talking about here has been already recorded with Kurt Zikaras, the lead singer and guitar player of The Tired And True. I'd suggest you keep attention to what they're up to and when the EP drops, you check it out!
We are all about having a good time and having fun! Regardless of how hateful our lyrics may be hahaha
How did you all meet and how long have you all been a band?
Well three of our members were in a previous band together.. That band ended and like 8 months down the road we decided to bring that band back but after listening to the songs again we figured we would just start a new band. We still play one song from when we were the previous band. But we have all been a band for around 8 months so far.
What's the toughest struggle for the band like yours? What's the biggest wall to get over?
Biggest struggle.. I would say sticking out from all the other bands out there right now. And I think our biggest wall is people saying we sound like Recon hahaha I think we are a bit different but personally I like Recon so its kind of a compliment..
For those who have not heard anything from you how would you describe band's playing sound?
This is a hard question to answer.. Beatdown hardcore I'd say.
What have you released so far?
So far we have only released a 3 song demo.
Who are your strongest musical influences and why?
Well our band draws influence from a ton of different bands but some are
Death Before Dishonor
The Acacia Strain
I could go on forever but those are some of the main influences.. and all of those bands are just super awesome hahaha
And where do you draw your inspiration from when it comes to the lyrics?
From everyday life and all the people who surround me friends, family, and enemies too haha
Tell me about band's performance element – what should kids expect from your live show?
Lots of energy! Lots of fun! If you come out to one of our shows expect to laugh at some of the shit we do on stage haha and you might get rushed by our bassist if you're not moving and to most likely get hit if you're standing anywhere near the dance floor! hahaha
Tell us what you have coming up that we can check for. Plans, gigs and releases planned for the upcoming months?
Well we are recording our first EP in about a week with Keith Holuk of Ligeia.. Planning on some merch soon and lots of shows! We are really really stoked on a show we have coming up on January 21st with DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR, CASEY JONES, THE MONGOLOIDS, HUNDREDTH, AND MANNERS!
Any closing thoughts?
To anyone who has listened to us, watched our set, danced at a show, or even told us we suck! Thank you for giving us chance at least and checked us out! and to the kids GO SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL MUSIC SCENE!!!!