Leading up to Emalyth Arts Expo INFINITI, I interviewed Riddlebreak:
1) What are you most looking forward to at the Emalyth Arts Expo?
Where to start! There’s art, merch, bands, booze, fans, friends, campfires, dirty feet, puking, head-banging, moshing, wind-milling, laughing, crying (from laughter), more booze, sun-downers, sun-uppers, hangovers, hi-fives, there’s so much to do and see it’s simply blasphemy to pick just one!
2) What are your thoughts on the local metal scene?
We like it…a lot! And if you don’t, then FUCK YOU!
3) Do you have any favourite gig experiences?
All of them! Whether we’re playing to one dude or an entire herd of nerds, we enjoy each experience shared with those that support us and local music.
4) What does 2016 hold for Riddlebreak?
Hopefully a nice cold pint of beer!
5) What advice can you give to people wanting to start a band?
The people you choose to join you on your musical journey is the MOST important thing! Some people believe, as long as you can play, you’re in the band, is good enough, but the fact is; if you can’t enjoy your personal guilty pleasures with your band mates, whether its smoking pot or laughing at old people, your band isn’t going to work. We’ve seen a lot of factory bands come and go in this manner, so make sure your band mates like the things you like, and want to do the things you want to do. Having the same goals in mind is paramount to success. The 2nd MOST important thing once you’ve got your A-Team together is practice, practice and PRACTICE!
6) If you could go back in time to any musical period, what would it be and why?
This is a super hard question, but perhaps the 1970s. There we would help a choking Jimi Hendricks clear his throat of vomit, and throw him an index to start his alternate life as the ‘anti-hitman’. In this book shall be details of all the murders and deaths of all our heroes; 1971 Paris – Jim Morrison, Mission: steal his drugs and replace them with smarties and make him a hot cuppa tea. 1994 Seattle – Kurt Cobain, Mission: snatch his shotgun out his clammy hands and cheer him the fuck up. 2004 Ohio – Dimebag Darrell, Mission: kick that fucker Nathan Gale in the dick and prevent the assassination etc.