Q

Please introduce your band, the current  line-up and  what each of you do.

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We're called Endless Threat, which consists of Matt on Vox, Greeny on guitar, Joe on bass and Glitter Gary on drums.

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How would you describe the bandís sound?

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A mixture of hardcore, metal and rap core, sounds like Peter Sutcliffe with a hard on.

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How do you approach your song writing and what is your lyrical theme/content?

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Song writing starts off with a riff, a phrase, a beat or whatever and just flows from there. We pretty much know the parts we want in the song from the first section we write. The vocals are the last thing to put down. Matt's lyrics deal with addiction and being unable to change things in the past and they're basically his distorted view of the world. They're very personal to him and help him to vent.

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Who gets involved with writing of lyrics and melody? Is it down to specific individuals or a collaborative process?

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Matt's written all the lyrics thus far, but the rest of the band collectively choose song titles and gang-chants. With regards to melody, we've not used one yet!

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How often do you practice and have you any shows lined up?

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Twice a week or as often as we can. We've a few shows lined up - there's a big one on 16th February supporting UK hardcore act TRC on their UK tour with Heart in Hand. We're playing with them again in August too.  

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What has been your best gig so far, and why is it so memorable?

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The best gig we've played was probably the all dayer at Coda (RIP) in Preston last year. We had stage-diving and the lot.

Q

What was the last song you listened to, either on the radio, your mp3 player, at a gig...?

A

The last song I listened to was Painkiller by Death which is a cover of the Judas Priest classic. Check it out it's fucking awesome!

Q

Is there anything about the metal scene today that you would like to change?

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The close-minded people. There's a lot of metal-heads who feel that anything other than what they like is shit. They end up judging people a lot more than they are judged themselves, yet enjoy complaining about it when they are. I get funny looks at metal gigs 'cause I don't dress like a metal head, yet 90% of the music I listen to is metal.

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What do you think of the Preston/North West  metal scene right now?

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It seems to be on its way back up. It had all but died over the last couple of years with the death of a few of the bands and a few of the venues. People seem to have been working hard - look out for a band called the Lotus Tree - when they arrive on the scene they'll blow everything else out of the water.

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What do you consider are the benefits of initiatives like Rock On Preston and Get In The Ring?

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Community. I'm a firm believer in people working together for mutual benefit.

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Whatís next for the band?

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As I said above we've a few decent gigs lined up. We're also in the process of recording an EP and we've got t-shirts being printed over the next couple of months.

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For those wishing to check out more, what is your myspace link?

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www.myspace.com/endlessthreatuk