To The Grave

Blunt - - Up Front -

Where are you from?

Syd­ney, Aus­tralia.

Who is in your band?

Jeff Martinez (gui­tar), John Flaws (gui­tar), Matt Clarke (bass); Si­mon O’Mal­ley (drums) and Dane Evans (vo­cals).

Who are some of your in­flu­ences?

Bands like The Black Dahlia Mur­der, Whitechapel and All Shall Per­ish. We’re all about bal­anc­ing melody with be­ing bru­tal and heavy.

Where can we nor­mally find you play­ing?

We’re cur­rently on our third na­tional tour and play­ing all up and down the east coast.

Tell us about your best show.

All the shows on tour with Lynch­mada last year were awe­some but the first show in Or­ange was the wildest. We had a packed venue, old guys hag­gling for merch by whip­ping their junk out, and it ended with one band’s drum­mer dol­phin flip­ping into the head­liner’s drum kit and smash­ing his head open. Good times.

Tell us about your worst show.

We made the mis­take of play­ing a show with just new ma­te­rial in the mid­dle of

writ­ing the al­bum and our drum­mer com­pletely for­got one of the songs, so we had to cut it half way. Not good at the time, but funny as hell now.

Tell us your three favourite bands.

We get pretty burnt out on metal on tour when lis­ten­ing to four or five bands a night so we like to crank out Eminem, some pod­casts and what­ever solo-shred­wank our gui­tarists are into at the time.

Tell us about your lat­est re­lease.

We’ve just re­leased out de­but al­bum Ex­pect Re­sis­tance. Lots of crush­ing break­downs, shred­ding so­los and killer riffs. We spent a lot of time per­fect­ing these songs and so far we’re hear­ing lots of good feed­back and the new songs have been go­ing off live.

Slayer or Me­tal­lica?

Pan­tera, be­cause they were smart enough to break up be­fore they ru­ined their cred­i­bil­ity with shitty al­bums.

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