Damn, it's been almost two years since I made the first interview with this band and look where they are now - the band has inked a deal with Europe-based I Scream Records and their new recording are getting mega positive feedback. The kids are definitely feeling their heavy and hard-hitting take on hardcore - they go hard but they make sure it's also smart and fun. Here's the short interview on what's currently happening with the band!
Damn, it's been almost two years since I made the first interview with this band and look where they are now - the band has inked a deal with Europe-based I Scream Records and their new recording are getting mega positive feedback. The kids are definitely feeling their heavy and hard-hitting take on hardcore - they go hard but they make sure it's also smart and fun. Here's the short interview on what's currently happening with the band!Whatsup dudes! So to start off introduce yourself/your role in the band.
Jon does vocals
Ronnie plays guitar and also does vocals
Nico plays drums
Sean plays guitar
John Bro plays bass
How did Warhound form?
We started in a garage about two years ago. Pretty typical haha
I know you guys are influenced by NYHC, any specific bands? Or bands from elsewhere?
We are definitely influenced by NYHC. Bands such as Life of Agony, Biohazard, Madball and Merauder are some of our favorites. We're also influenced by bands that aren't from NY such as Cold as Life, Fury of Five and the Bad Brains.
When writing lyrics, what is the thing that motivates each song? (Reason for writing)
Each song has it's own message. We all work on lyrics together, and these lyrics reflect problems/situations we've all had to deal with.
Are any of you in other projects?
Ronnie and Nico are in a youth crew style band called "Head Stomp"
You guys are gaining a lot of popularity after your release “Return Of The Hardstyle”, how do you guys feel about this?
We're very excited for the future. We really hope that it continues. We just want to keep playing songs for our friends, that we love to play.
What is “Hardstyle”?
Hardstyle is "joke" term that really just means a harder/heavier style of hardcore. If your wondering what other bands would be considered "Hardstyle" in our opinion: check out Next Step Up, Fury of Five, Cold as Life
Being from California, I have no clue what hardcore is like in Chicago, what are shows like over there?
Shows in the Chicago Suburbs have gotten a lot bigger as of lately. We're very proud of that. A lot of kids have been coming around, new faces and old faces. Shows out here are very fun.
What has War Hound released so far?
A few demos when we were first started
A tape called "Call of the Hounds"
As well as our most recent tape "Return of the Hardstyle"
What can kids expect when they pick up a War Hound record?
Groove, Passionate lyrics and HEAVY BREAKS ;]
Any upcoming releases?
We'll be releasing a full length in 2012.
What is your current label situation? How do you like it?
We're signed to I-Scream records. It has been awesome.
Where can a kid find some War Hound merchandise/records?
Any tours/upcoming shows?
We'll be on the road with Line of Scrimmage in June. We also have some dates with Hardside and Born Low.
Thanks for your time, I personally am extremely pumped to see you at Sound & Fury this summer. Any final thoughts or shout outs?
Shout out to No Zodiac, Silverhammer, Born Low, Lockdown (VBHC), Big Mouth, FocusedxMinds, Den of Daggers, Reaper Records, Unfinished Business, Twitching Tongues, No Regrets, Unreckoned and BIOHAZARD!!!!!
Interview done by Jeffrey Wang!