Game On, the latest output of the West Virginia-based Bad Terms, has been on constant rotation all day for me and I still can’t get enough of this shit. Menacing and dark hardcore that delivers some serious heavy-ass groove. Show hardworking band some love and like their page, go to their gigs or just listen to the demo!
Game On, the latest output of the West Virginia-based Bad Terms, has been on constant rotation all day for me and I still can’t get enough of this shit. Menacing and dark hardcore that delivers some serious heavy-ass groove. Show hardworking band some love and like their page, go to their gigs or just listen to the demo!For those that don’t know you, please introduce yourself and tell us where you’re from? How was the band formed?
The band consist of Trent, Nick, Tj, Eric and Bozeman. We are from Huntington west Virginia. We started in late 2010 and our first show was with OUTBREAK in our home town on feb 1st 2011. The band formed in a garage after most of us had broken ties from our previous bands. A few of us had been in bands together over the years.
Game On sounds fucking powerful, there’s lot of anger and hate in these songs. What were your major influences when writing this stuff?
When you live in a city such as Huntington WV you learn a lot about life and how you don’t have to live in a big city and know people just to play hardcore. And when we see all these little kids with their parents money only going to fest and not coming to local shows it sucks because when we were growing up we only went to local shows.
Do you guys have a certain aim when it comes to your sound?
We just want people to enjoy what we like to listen to. We are a hardcore band and just want people to bang their heads.
Who writes the lyrics and how important is the message to you?
Nick our vocalist writes most of them with some insight of the rest of us. They mean to world to us. Were not trying to send any messages, we want people to know what we go through and the struggle that we battle every day.
You did a tour across East Coast recently with No Zodiac and No Regrets. How did it go?
Both of those bands are solid dudes and have our upmost respect for what they do. It was a successful 6 day tour and everyone that helped us through it, we owe the world to.
How is hardcore doing in Huntington, WV? Any favorite bands from out there right now?
Hardcore around here use to be awesome, our scene has died over the years like most. There is still people that book shows and know what its about. we as a band have played with just about every band we could ever want to in our hometown. Its really just us and a band our guitar player Trent plays in now called Hard Times that just the locals.
What is the hardest thing about being in a band?
Working full time jobs and being able to get on the road to get our music out to the world. Its takes money to get to places and we all work hard as fuck to get to where we need to be.
What’s the most underrated hardcore band in the history?
Under One Flag and Forfeit.
What are the plans for the band in the near future?
To tour as much as possible and write our new lp for the fall of 2012
Last words or shout outs?
Our last words will be, don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do something. Fuck the world. Shout outs to: Hard Times, David Dunlap, Jacob Westfall, No Zodiac, No Regrests, Mind Crimes.
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