Greetings, dear reader! In lieu of our typical pre-interview banter, I'm just gonna drop a quote from our review of At Hell's Gate, the forthcoming album from today's interviewee:
"Underking--the moniker of the very talented Maxwell Jeffries--plays a stupidly infectious blend of traditional heavy metal, thrash, alternative metal, and NWOBHM, all encased in a decidedly modern sheen. Across the varied breadth of At Hell’s Gate, Jeffries sounds like he’s paying homage to a veritable horde of influences, while simultaneously delivers a fresh-faced take on the side of metal that revels in jubilant hooks, catchy choruses, and enthusiastic groove. Underking arrives at hell’s gate with glee-inducing energy and a penchant for catchy-as-hell songwriting, and if that ain’t enough to wet yer whistle, I can offer nothing but sympathy and condolences."
Big thanks to Max for taking time to chat! After you're down readin,' I highly recommend checking out the pre-order and three available singles. But, without further ado, let's get to the good stuff!
Written by: The Voiceless Apparition
If there's one positive thing I can say about the internet, it is how easy it is to discover new music. In late 2019 I discovered Haunt through theShadow Kingdom Records YouTube page, the video was for the song "Mind Freeze." I was instantly blown away. Immediately afterwards I went to Bandcamp and pre-ordered the CD. The rest is history.
That's why the internet can be beneficial when it comes to music. The fact that you can discover a band, fall in love, and instantly order their merch. We are always discovering new music, but sometimes it's hard to swim through all of the bullshit and find an artist that connects with you. Haunt have become one of those bands for me. I really respect the level of passion, determination, ambition and drive that Trevor William Church possesses--not to mention his exceptional songwriting capabilities. I was lucky enough to conduct an interview with Haunt's mastermind on New Years Eve of 2020 and it is as follows:
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