They say all good things must come to an end (for now) and last night the season finale of our Wall of Sound TV pilot series concluded with Episode 3: The Internationals Commeth – which included an Australian Exclusive interview with two-time Grammy-nominees I Prevail – who were in Australia earlier in the year for their long-awaited Trauma Tour. Guitarist Steve Menoian and screamer Eric Vanlerberghe sat down with host Ebony Story to discuss the trials and tribulations of the pandemic and bouncing back with their killer new release True Power which wowed metalcore fans following its release back in August.
But the big guests don’t end there, Browny sat down with Fit For A King frontman Ryan Kirby following their 8-year hiatus from Australia after touring with Alpha Wolf on the Metalcore Snitches Tour, including their own sideshows which just went absolutely off. Ryan shared intimate details about the inspiration behind their latest album The Hell We Create and whether the band would ever release a full on deathcore EP, honing in on his brutal gutturals and the current lineup’s musicianship.
And speaking of deathcore, our very own connoisseur Ricky Aarons features in the episode chatting with Joe Bad from Fit For An Autopsy about the success of their Aussie headline run for their new release Oh What The Future Holds, and getting a call from Trivium‘s Matt Heafy, asking if he’d be up for filling in for Dr Randy Blyth in Lamb of God – an honour he’s still pinching himself over – the pair also played a game of Wall of Sound karaoke with Joe giving an AC/DC classic a deathcore twist.
And lastly, Ricky also scored time with the demon himself, Will Ramos of Lorna Shore to chat all about the fascination with his unrivalled vocal abilities AND to try and find out when the band will be bringing their incredible display of symphonic deathcore/metal – as witnessed on new album Pain Remains – to Australia shores – to which Will revealed it may be closer than we think.
On the genre of deathcore itself, Ricky shares why he’s so passionate about the br00tal sounds that some may consider far too heavy for their own likings, to which he says:
“Deathcore feels like the most powerful metal genre in a lot of ways. With fundamental elements from the early days to the borrowing of contemporary styles fused together, deathcore delivers the ultimate catharsis through unforgiving breakdowns and carnal sound aesthetics; a true art form.”
Chuck in a sneaky bleghing cameo and you’ve got the makings of an EPIC season finale for an idea that was first conceived in Browny‘s brain 11 years ago. The end result has been met with so much positive feedback and praise that it’s a no-brainer, we have to bring this concept back in 2023 in some way shape or form.
Until then, dive into the world of Wall of Sound TV, tell us what you think, and get ready for the biggest return-to-form for gigs in 2023 when the floodgates open some more and the internationals return, bugger and bolder than ever before.
Wall of Sound TV – Episode 3
The Internationals Commeth