When you’ve been in the industry as long as Story of the Year have been making music you tend to pick up on a few things, most importantly, you can’t just rely on selling your music to make a living. Evidence of this was made when bassist Adam ‘The Skull’ Russell departed the band back in 2014 because it was nearly impossible to play in the band (touring and recording) as well as raising a family at the same time. SOTY frontman Dan Marsala goes into detail about the struggles the band have faced over the years as he co-hosts this week’s episode of Wall of Sound: Up Against The Wall ahead of their return to Australia next week in support of their new album Wolves (our review here).
The new album only made possible with the help of fans pledging money so the band could enter the studio and make the album they’ve wanted to for years, an idea Dan (and many fans) were sceptical about at first, but in the end, it ended up being one of the best things they’ve done that not only benefitted the members, but the keen and eager fans who wanted nothing more than to hear new music from the band for the first time in 7 years.
He also talks to podcast host Browny about the possibility of bringing his punk/comedy side project The Fuck Off And Dies to Australia and if his days of backflipping on stage are coming to an end anytime soon.
There’s also plenty of New Music to get through from Parkway Drive, Drown This City, WAAX, Eat Your Heart Out, Vesper Green, Dream State, State Champs, Cancer Bats and Scars on Broadway + throwbacks from Bring Me The Horizon, Stick To Your Guns, Introvert, Beartooth and heaps more