Everything Heavy Metal: Interview: Mike Napolitano from DA 27

Interview: Mike Napolitano from DA 27


Band: DA 27
Year Formed: 2011
Genre: Thrash Metalcore
Location: Seattle, WA
Label: none
Members: Buzz King: Drums
Evan Aemerich: Bass Guitar
Kristoffer Novak: Guitar
Mike Napolitano: Guitar
Kin Furtado: Vocals

 
Interview with: Mike Napolitano

 
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What is Thrash Metalcore? "Thrash Metal/Hardcore is a mix of old school Thrash ie: Anthrax, Slayer, Pantera mixed with hardcore ie: Some intelligible vocals with melodies unlike straight Dark Metal or Black Metal, which has the timings and hooks but has the grind type vocals. All this mixed with a punk sense of writing and rhythm's."

What is the Metal scene like is Seattle? "Right now in Seattle there are a growing number of Metal Bands from all Genre's of Metal. Along with this, some old favorite's from the Seattle Metal era of the mid eighties are coming back around. Bands like Mace and Coven."

What are some bands that influence your band? "We are influenced by Slayer, Anthrax, Suicidal Tendencies, Messugah, Gojira, Fear Factory. To say the least."

How do you get ready for a show? "Practice, Practice, Practice...... And we're ready."\
  
What are your live shows like? "We are a high energy, fast paced, Kick you in the teeth type of live show. But we always regard the crowds and facilitate interactions. Mosh Pit \,,/"

What is your writing process? "How we write is an evolving process that changes all the time. The tools change and the mind sets of the writers change. But there is no formula that we use. Mostly bring in hooks and develop them into songs."

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