(2014) Josh is well know for being the frontman of The Chariot, but with the band has recently split, he has moved on and started a new project titled '68. '68 is a two piece band that forges elements of Post-rock, Hardcore, and punk, and blends them with other styles of music, including southern/classic rock and grunge. The result is a powerhouse of a duo. Imagine if Kurt Cobain and Dave Grohl stumbled upon Marty McFly's garage and jammed using that OBNOXIOUSLY large amp he has in Back to the future. The sound that '68 output is surprisingly full for a two piece, and the album is recorded live (I think there are minor overdubs here and there) providing the listener with very RAW sound.
Was a pleasure to hang out with Josh to get the inside info on what we can expect from this new project.
(video from Quiet Country Audio, yes I ripped it from youtube...Please don't sue me)
(2013) Washed Up Media had the privilege of talking with Javier Reyes from Animals As Leaders at this years Summer Slaughter tour. Matt from Washed Up and Javier discuss the tour, the up coming Animals As Leaders album, TRAM, his solo project(Mestis), his current set up and much more in this interview. Big thanks to Sumerian Records!
(2014) About this time last year, I found out about this awesome instrumental band called Chon. Within seconds I was hooked, what mostly caught my attention was how original their approach to song writing is, and their unique but simple sound. With that said, Washed Up Media is proud to present a hilarious interview with the homies in Chon. We got to spend a day with these guys and ride with them to the show on their tour with Animals as Leaders. We also had some time to walk around NYC and grab some amazing pizza. The interview also includes some live takes of Knot off the new ep titled "Woohoo".
(2013) Washed Up Media had the Privilege of attending this years New England Metal and Hardcore Fest. We were able to set up a few interviews while we were up there also. Matt from Washed Up Media got the chance to have a few words with Joey and Robby from The Contortionist and talk about life on the road, upcoming tours, and the search for a new front man.
(2013) Washed Up Media had the privilege of attending this years New England Metal and Hardcore Fest. We were able to set up a few interviews while we were up there also. Eric from Washed Up Media got the chance to have a few words with Billy Rymer and Ben Weinman from The Dillinger Escape Plan to discuss their new album "One of Us is the Killer", the writing process, and upcoming tour plans.
(2015) Another year, another Metal Fest, and yet another interview with our friends in Fit For An Autopsy. A lot of new things on the horizon with these guys we figured it was a god time to catch up with them. With a new vocalist, and a new album coming out soon we figured this would be a good time to catch up with them. Make sure to catch them out on the road early summer with Aborted!!! Enjoy and share!
(2014) Fit For an Autopsy are an unstoppable force with an engine that is HEAVY AS FUCK. This is a band that stands for what they believe in, and truly love playing and making music for their fans. No bullshit with Fit For An Autopsy, these guys are the real deal.
With that being said, It was a pleasure doing this interview with these guys. If you've been following them you are aware of their recent sudden line up change. We got to cover some awesome topics in this interview, including who their new vocalist is, some behind scene technical info from Will Putney, new endorsements for the band, and what they have in store for the future. Enjoy, share, comment, subscribe, and go show these hard working dudes some love and pick up their latest album HELLBOUND. As always, shout out to the guys at Eone for helping out!
(2014) Washed Up Media had the pleasure of meeting Floyd Rose himself at NAMM. We got the inside scoop on the new FRX Top Mount which allows you (for the first time EVER) to put a Floyd Rose on most popular gibson models without any routing or damaging of the guitar. Mr. Rose explains the installation process and the new features of this model. Thank You Floyd Rose for the interview on this awesome new product! Hope you all enjoy!
(2014) Washed Up Media is proud to present an interview with Mike and Alex of LEGION! We met up with the guys at Revolution in Amityville, NY for the interview and show. Jon had the chance to catch up with Mike(Vocals) and Alex(Guitar) before the show to talk about how thing have been going with the band, to go over what type of gear they use, talk a little about their writing process as a band, tour life, and more! If you have not picked up a copy of LEGION's album WOKE....GET ON IT ALREADY!!
(2014) Washed Up Media had the pleasure of catching up with Chris Barretto of Monuments on their past tour with Scale The Summit (and a bunch of other awesome bands). In this exclusive interview we got to talk to chris about a lot of things, including the concept and story behind the latest Monuments album The Amanuensis, tour life, and even chat for a minute about his other band Ever Forthright.
(2015) Washed Up Media is proud to present an interview with our friends in Reflections. It's been a while since we last spoke with them. A lot has changed since then so we figured this was a good time to play catch up with the guys. With the upcoming release of The Color Clear, Reflections prepare to embark on a new chapter in their musical career. In this interview we talk about the new album and what it means to and for the band. We go over some gear and what these guys use on stage, and talk about the harsh realities that being on the road can make you face on a daily basis. The Color Clear drops Friday 9/18/15, if you have not already put in a pre-order make sure to pick up a copy on iTunes on the release date!
(2013) Washed Up Media's second interview from this years Summer Slaughter tour was with Mark Holcomb from Periphery. We got the chance to speak with Mark about everything from tour life, to whats going on with the bands upcoming concept album "Juggernaut". We also got the run down on the bands current instrument set up, and even got to sneak in some questions involving Hunted Shores.
(2014) Washed Up Media presents yet another interview with a metal band on the rise. Reflections passed though Amityville's Revolution in NY on tour with Legion, Within the Ruins, and a few others and played amazing show. Jon was able to catch up with the guys and find out whats been going on with them recently. Hope you enjoy the interview!!! Be sure to check out their latest album Exi(s)t, and their new music video for "Vain Words From Empty Minds".
(2014) It was awesome having Scale The Summit role through our local, small, venue, Amityville Music Hall in NY. Being huge Scale The Summit fans ourselves we hand to get the film crew together for this one. With the help of our good friend Bill we were able to schedule an interview with Chris Letchford. We got the inside scoop on what current with the band, his solo project, and his awesome Strandberg Guitar.
(2013) Washed Up Media had the Privilege of attending this years New England Metal and Hardcore Fest. We were able to set up a few interviews while we were up there also. Matt from Washed Up Media got the chance to have a few words with Brian Fair of Shadows Fall and talk about what it's like being in one of most well known metal bands and what plans are for the future.
(2013) Washed Up Media had the Privilege of attending this years New England Metal and Hardcore Fest. We were able to set up a few interviews while we were up there also. Matt from Washed Up Media got the chance to have a few words with the guys from Trap Them to discuss what its like being a part of such a small chaotic band.
(2012) Washed Up Media had the pleasure of conducting our first interview with Upon A Burning Body's vocalist Danny Leal. The interview was done at The Crocodile Rock in Allentown, PA on 12/10/12. All music and the one music video clip are owned by Sumerian Records and Upon A Burning Body, we DO NOT own the rights to them.
(2013) Washed Up Media's had the pleasure of working the last date of this years All-Stars Tour. We were also lucky engough to snag an interview with Marc Okubo from Veil Of Maya!! Marc gives us a little insight about VOM's history and what sets them aside from todays other top metal bands, while also talking about future plans for the band, gear, what inspires him, writing on the road, and much more.
(2014) Had the pleasure of spending some time with Tim Goergen of Within The Ruins on this years summer slaughter tour. Having just released a new album (Phenomena) we figured this would be a great time to get the inside scoop. Make sure to go pick up the album!!!
(2015) Washed Up Media is proud to present another interview from New England Metal Hardcore Fest! This time Matt had the opportunity to sit down with Tom Hunting from EXODUS!!!!! Being one of the longest running american thrash bands AND having put out a new album in 2014, we thought it would be a good opportunity to catch up and see how things have been going with the band. Shout out to Tom for doing the interview!!! Go pick up a copy of Blood In, Blood Out today!!
(2015) Washed Up Media presents an interview with Hammer Fight. We were hanging over at Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn and figured it would be a good time to catch up with them. They have some thing coming up for the new year, including a new album! We also talk about there sound asa band and how they are keeping the rock n' roll in metal!!
(2015) Washed Up Media proudly presents, another interview with our friends in Wretched. With the release of their last album "Cannibal", Wretched created quite a bit of buzz for themselves. We had the pleasure of hanging out with them when they played Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn and also doing an Interview with OG members Joel Moore(Guitar), and Marshall Wieczorek (drums). This album was pretty special for these guys, mainly because it was produced and recored by Marshall. Here we talk about the album and its recording process, go over some gear used by the band, and plans for the future.