Music will always find it’s way to us, with or without business, politics, religion or any other bullshit attached. Music survives everything, and like God, it is always present. It needs no help and suffers no hindrance. (Eric Clapton)
METAL: So let’s get things started with the name. Who came up with the name and
what’s behind it?
DAYS FADE: Blake Thomas came up with the band name. He was writing lyrics
before there was a name at the time. “As Days Fade” was one of the lyrics. It
just stood out to him and the name has stuck ever since. BOOTLEG METAL: And it's just that easy
(laughs). I dig the name.
METAL: Where is
the band from?
DAYS FADE: We're from Queens,
BOOTLEG METAL: Is this the original line up and
how did you guys find yourselves in the same band ?
DAYS FADE: Blake
Thomas and Anthony Brienza started the band in 2008. We went to school
together, started jamming and made a band out of it. Anthony Augusta joined in
2011 when he and Blake Thomas went to college together. This is the current
line up today.
BOOTLEG METAL: How long has As Days Fade been
around and how long after your first rehearsal was it before the first show?
DAYS FADE: We’ve been around since 2008. It was probably 6
months to a year between the first rehearsal and the first show.
BOOTLEG METAL: Does everyone contribute to the
writing process or does someone generally write the lyrics and/or music?
DAYS FADE: We all contribute to every part of a song.
Lyrics, chord progressions, song structure etc. BOOTLEG METAL: Very cool.
BOOTLEG METAL: What are your songs about?
Fact? Fiction? Personal experiences?
DAYS FADE: Some are about fictional stories. Whether it is
our own tale we want to tell, or a story we all know and love. Lots of horror
stories/movies. Majority of the songs however, are about our personal
experiences, with people, life and specific events that shape us as people.
BOOTLEG METAL: What genre do you feel ADF fit’s
in the best and what influenced your writing to get you there?
DAYS FADE: We’d say Metal/metalcore. So hard to just put one
label on it. We listen to all kinds of music. We love metal, but sometimes we
find a lot of the programmed sounds and drum patterns we create are influenced
by industrial and electronic bands. Even some 90’s hip hop.
BOOTLEG METAL: What was your latest gig?
DAYS FADE: It was at 89 North in Long Island, NY. It was the CD release
show for our awesome friends in “Ashes in the Sky”. They are a sick band, with
another release coming out very very soon.
BOOTLEG METAL: Where have you played live this (fiscal)
DAYS FADE: Nowhere yet. We have been doing a lot of writing
BOOTLEG METAL: Is there a favorite cover that
always finds it’s way on your set list and is there a story behind it?
DAYS FADE: We love playing Walk by Pantera. It started out
doing it for a contest and it turns out a lot of the people who saw it at that
show requested it at our other shows. People would come on stage with us,
dance, scream into the mic. It’s just a fun aggressive song to play live. BOOTLEG METAL:
Awesome, awesome tune and I dig the crowd participation.
BOOTLEG METAL: Is there a past show that stands
out from the rest?
DAYS FADE: All the shows are really unqiue from one another.
We cherish all of them. BOOTLEG METAL: Nice.
BOOTLEG METAL: So what’s in the works for ADF?
DAYS FADE: A new song that didn’t make it on the latest
release Called “The devil spoke to me”. And a very, very, strange surprise
BOOTLEG METAL: What are your thoughts on your
local music scene?
DAYS FADE: We love it. Everyone is so open to all
creativeness. Some shows, you’ll have artists painting by the merch tables or
someone doing tarot card readings. It seems like it doesn’t matter what kind of
show it is. People wanna just go to a show and have fun.
BOOTLEG METAL: Is there a recent album/EP release
you’d like to tell us about and where can we get it?
DAYS FADE: We are releasing 2 songs. And you can find it on
iTunes, Spotify, YouTube and all other social media outlets.
BOOTLEG METAL: Do you have merchandise for sale?
DAYS FADE: We do! We have a variety of shirts and
wristbands. Stickers and CD’s. You can find it at Big Cartel.
BOOTLEG METAL: As far as videos, sites, merch,
ect. Are you guys more of a DIY band or do you hire out?
DAYS FADE: We are mostly a DIY band when it comes to
recording. Videos, sites and merch we usually hire out for. It is cool to see
what our music can make other people create.
BOOTLEG METAL: Do you have or are you looking for
DAYS FADE: We are not so much actively looking but if one
were to come our way, we definitely wouldn’t turn her or him down.
BOOTLEG METAL: One question I like to ask. What
song (if any) by another artist do you wish you wrote?
DAYS FADE: That is a tough one. I don’t think any. We feel
like if we wrote it, we wouldn’t be able to cherish it and look at it the same
way we do as a fan/listener.
BOOTLEG METAL: Is there another artist or band
that is totally not your genre that you listen to?
DAYS FADE: We all have been playing the new PVRIS record
lately. It is phenomenal.
BOOTLEG METAL: If you could pick, past or
present, would there be a dream collaborator (artist/producer) you would like
to work with?
DAYS FADE: We all love Avenged Sevenfold. It is what brought
us together in the first place. So really anyone from that band or the
producers they worked with would be a dream for us.
BOOTLEG METAL: I checked out a few tunes and I
Don’t Want You stands out. Totally a great production. Super tight, well
written performance. I think the title gives it away but is there any back
story to the song?
DAYS FADE: Thank you! There really isn’t much of a
particular back story. Just from past emotions from when we were feeling like
we needed to get away from a person. Whether it was a romantic or a friendship.
We saw that person from what they truly are and we just don’t want you in our