ALL THAT REMAINS Frontman: 'We're Not Trying To Be Someone Else'
September 25, 2018
ALL THAT REMAINS singer Phil Labonte spoke to Tyler and Mo of Z97.5's "Morning Mayhem" radio show about the band's upcoming follow-up to last year's "Madness" album. He said (hear audio below): "Currently we are in teaser mode, so we're putting up little teasers on our Instagram page, and that will be for the next amount of time… There are teasers coming out, and there will be more information coming in the next few weeks. And if people go to the ALL THAT REMAINS Instagram page, you're getting a little taste right now, and you'll continue to get a little taste for a little while. And then there'll be an announcement and people will be able to pre-order and all that stuff. So it's currently going on. We're doing our best to give people information and get them informed and at the same time make sure that they're excited about it and we're hoping that they'll wanna go out and pick it up."
Labonte also talked about ALL THAT REMAINS's musical diversity and the band's desire to establish its own identity.
"There's some bands that do one thing, and this isn't a knock on anyone… But, you know, look, LAMB OF GOD is already a band," he said. "We're not gonna be the next SLAYER — there's already a SLAYER, there's already a LAMB OF GOD, there's already all these really heavy bands that really do a great job and nail it, and that's their thing. But for us, we're never gonna be that band. So we really try to just incorporate as much stuff that we enjoy into the music that we write. And some people dislike that, and usually the kids that are into metal are, like, 'Oh, if it's not metal, it sucks.' So we're used to that. But at the same time, we're not trying to be someone else — we're trying to be us. And you'll see a lot of people out there [say], 'Well, they're trying to be this band,' and then you'll hear from someone else, 'They're trying to be this band,' and those two bands don't sound anything alike, and that, to me, is a good thing. When you can't nail down a band that we sound like, or if you say, 'This song sounds like this band,' but then another song on the same record sounds like a completely different band, I think that's kind of a good thing, because it really shows that we're not like other bands, we're not like another band; we're not trying to be someone else. We are ALL THAT REMAINS; we are the band that we are; we're gonna keep doing stuff that we dig. Hopefully people dig it, but we're not trying to be someone that we're not; we're just trying to be us and write songs that we like."
A new ALL THAT REMAINS song titled "Fuck Love" was released last week via the band's official YouTube channel and can be streamed below. The track is expected to appear on ALL THAT REMAINS's upcoming album, which was reportedly produced by THE ACACIA STRAIN guitarist Daniel "DL" Laskiewicz and will arrive in early 2019.
ALL THAT REMAINS has already performed "Fuck Love" and another new song, "Wasteland", at some of the band's recent live shows.
"Madness" was released in April 2017 via Razor & Tie in the U.S. and Eleven Seven Music in Europe. The disc was recorded at West Valley Studios in Woodland Hills, California with producer Howard Benson, who has previously worked with such acts as MOTÖRHEAD, PAPA ROACH, THREE DAYS GRACE, FLYLEAF, P.O.D.mand HALESTORM.
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