ANGERHEAD

Some band names are just plain right. Like ANGERHEAD. You feel it when you say it. Read what guitarist Eric Beard has to say. Anders Ekdahl ©2017

Can you please tell all our readers about the history and discography of ANGERHEAD?
-Formed in 2011, we have played over 100 shows with bands like Testament, Death Angel, Suicidal Tendencies an many more. We put out 2 EP’s and just released our full length debut album “Fueled By Rage”. We decided to re-master the first two EP’s and put 5 new songs and that is what Fueled By Rage is. You can get everything we’ve done, re-mastered and some new ones on one cd!

Do you notice that there is an anticipation for you to release an album? Have you built a large enough following for people to eagerly await a new album?
-We sold alot of cd’s so far in a short time so I guess yes. We are world wide known so this to help get the ANGERHEAD name out there.

Is it important for you that a new album picks up where the previous left off? How important is continuity?
-Being our first record, like I said before, we wanted everything we’ve ever done on one cd.

Was it hard for you to come up with a sound for this album that you all could agree on?
-We used Juan Urteaga (Testament, Machine Head) for his sound expertise. It’s his sound we like.

How important are the lyrics to you? What kind of topics do you deal with?
-Me being the music writer and Paul being the lyric writer he could better answer that. I do know that he puts a lot of time into the content. Its usually something he see’s that is wrong with the world or current events.

How important is the cover art work for you? How much do you decide in choosing art work?
-We are so lucky we have Bryon Stikky Tips doing all our artwork. He is a great friend and we love his ideas. He connected with the Angerhead theme early on and has come up with all the artwork and flyers we do. That will continue throughout our tenure.

How important is having a label to back you up today when you can just release your music on any sort of platform online? Are there any negative consequences to music being too readily available to fans?
-We really dig the Violent Creek guys, Bauke and Burkhart. They are fans first and foremost. They are also great musicians. They know and share the same feeling that its about the music, not about the money. We just want to get our music to as many potential fans as we can. That’s are only goal. So there isn’t any negative consequences in our opinion of having it available. The more the merrier.

I guess that today’s music climate makes it harder for a band to sell mega platinum. How do you tackle the fact that downloading has changed how people consume music?
-Download it, rip it, buy it, smoke it, drink it whatever. Hahahah We just want our music to get out there…period.

Does nationality matter today when it comes to breaking big. Does nationality play a part in if or not you will make it big internationally?
-Good question. We certainly don’t think nationality matters one bit. If I like a band, I could care less where they are from, as long as it rocks. In the USA, we are all a bunch of mutts so we all just judge by the quality of the music or songs, not by the place you are from.

. I use Spotify and Deezer but only as compliment to buying CDS (it’s easier to just have your phone or pad when you’re out) but I fear that soon music as we know it will be dead and buried. What are your worries as a band?
-None….the more plays the better.

What does the future hold for you?
-We will all win the lottery and live happily ever after. Hahaha. We are starting to write new music. Maybe another EP will be in effect and a new video..and TONS of live shows.

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