Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.
Well three of us (Raposo,Barry and Spiers) were formally in an outfit called West Memphis Suicide and were doing pretty good at getting the name out and getting people diggin on our brand of music and starting to get industry people to take note. When the bass player cut out we recruited "Shorto" (Adam Shortreed) as he was the perfect fit and a long time brother.Instead of citing another replacement we decided to cut our teeth and start from scratch with everyone being an "original" member and having a foot hold in what we created.
Started writing ,gigging and making noise in no time and got introduced to "the Texan" Sterling Winfield (Pantera,Damageplan,Hellyeah) who produced the record and are still clamped tight on the rails of this crazy train to see where we can take it. I'm skipping a shit ton of stuff but there is not a page long enough lol
How would you describe your style? Which bands influenced your music?
We always have a hell of a time describing what we do? I remember someone telling Spiers, " You guys are awesome!! it's like Pantera took Hank Williams into a closet and jail bunked him", lol ... I mean our influences clear the spectrum and you can hear it definitely. Pantera, Black Sabbath, Skynyrd, Crue, Metallica and Haggard... you name it and we've all found something we dig about it that im sure comes through in our playing and writing. The beauty of it, I think, is that we do it naturally, it's not premeditated or coersed..it's organic and from the soul.
Why should a metalhead buy your demos/albums?
I think metalheads should buy our record because we are down to earth dudes just looking to connect with like minded people. We are not trying to be anything more than what we are no fluff and glitter and I think that hits hard with the metal community. At least the one we've known and loved all our lives. We never refer to our listeners as fans and never have .. we've always looked at it as extended family that come together to to connect with each other and have a good time feeling like you've found a place you belong ! the D.I.R.T.bags (Driven.Integrity.Respect.Trust) its how we try to live each day... a lifestyle i guess lol and people should buy it 'cause they dig it and 'cause it sounds badass thanks to Sterling !
What have you released so far and how were your releases received by the public/media?
This is our debut as A REBEL FEW and so far the response has been overwhelming with the reviews and general excitment about its release ...we are really looking forward to pushing the hell out of it and taking everything to the next level.
Do you play live as well? How's your live activity so far?
We play live as much as we can ... its been pulled back a bit since recording and dealing with all the things that surround a release on this level but we are looking forward to taking this as far out as we possibly can through touring.
What should labels/zines/promoters know about your band? Why should they be interested in it?
Like we've said a million times before we are a zero bullshit band, and all we aim to do is reach as many people out there as possible and blow it up 110% every chance we get. I dont want to sound like the bitter old schooler; but all I see around us, for the most part, are people trying to play a role when what we do is just genuinely who we are and what we love doing. Im not pissing on whats up and trending 'cause we could care less really but it is confusing to us that people pay $300 a ticket to watch someone lipsynch and the amazing players down the road cant get 4 people in the door at $5 a head ?? But I think the industry should take interest in us because its an easy sell and lets face it theyre all about the benjamins , dirty looking band playing great sleazy, heavy badass rock with great songs ?? if you cant sell that you're in the wrong business lol
What plans do you have for the near future as a band?
Immediate plans are to release the record and follow it up by covering as much ground as possible in order to spread the word and to show everyone that we are the real deal. Looking through a couple offers on the table and recruiting some killer people to help us on the journey. Going to start demoing new material for the sophomore as well as we already have an albums worth of music written.
Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?
You can check us out on all the social media networks like Facebook and Youtube, etc, and you can buy our CD as of 04/22/16 on all the major digital outlets like CD Baby, Itunes etc and of course Bandcamp. If you dig what we do feel free to reach out to us as we are online all the time and we love being able to connect with the extended family !! DB4L