Witness The Broken the Goal Orientated Group

Metalcore titans Witness The Broken has as any other band would "goals"..... With that they wanted to have fun with making music and see where it would end up it just so happened to lead them to record a EP then play some showcases and continue to write on towards their next goal and just whatever else may be heading for them. The band discusses with me their beginning’s upcoming plans, and just who Witness The Broken is.

1. What type of band are you?


2. Tell us the brief history of your band.

The band started with three guys among them current vocalist Kyle Carpenter. The goal was really just to write a few songs for fun and there really was no ambition beyond that. We recorded our EP and then later met our current members at school. From that point on we have started playing a lot of shows and started the writing process back up.

3. Who are your musical influences?

We are lucky that all of our members have a pretty diverse taste in music ranging from hardcore punk to death metal. I would say style wise we fit more into the Miss May I/Devil Wears Prada genre, but we definitely get influences from all types of bands.

4. Who writes the songs, what are they about?

We all take a pretty active part in the writing process, as everyone pretty much writes the parts that they play. Lyrically the songs are really focused on people who have obstacles to overcome. I try to write songs that tell people its okay to have problems, but encourage moving past them.

5. What's new in the recording of your music?

Currently we are working on a new single titled "Heathen" with Battleground Studios, which we should have done in the coming weeks. From there the hope is to begin work on our first full length album.

6. Have you recorded any previous CDs or posted any audio files on the Internet?

We recorded our EP (Roman Numeral 5) with Chris Baldwin at The Process Recording last spring. That can be found on iTunes and on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/witnessthebroken

7. What type of recording process did you use? Who produced your recording?)

As I said all the songs on the EP were produced by Chris Baldwin at The Process. We did record a single titled "Revenge" with Matt Cooley at Battleground Studios this winter and he actually ended up becoming our guitarist recently.

8. How do you promote your band and shows?

We keep everyone up to date with shows on Facebook/Twitter that is a huge tool for us. It makes it really easy for fans to look and see when and where we will be playing and things like that!

9. Describe your show, visual and musically.

As a young band our first goal was to get everything down musically. I think we really have gotten there, our show sounds very tight and close to the sound you hear on the recording. Once the music was down the focus became the visual aspect, which is something that we grown on with each show. We really do play shows to have a good time and I think it shows in the way that everyone moves around and gets into it. Our goal is that whether we play for 10 people or 1,000 that everyone gets the same experience and with that in mind we try to make every show our best.

10. What advice would you give to fellow bands?

Don't forget why you started making music. That is a problem that we ourselves have run into at points. People make and listen to music because it is an escape from the stress of everyday life. If you don't have fun making it nobody is going to have fun listening to it.

11. What are the biggest obstacles for bands?

Finding members who have similar goals as you do it’s really difficult at times ya know? It is hard to find the right mix of having fun and growing as a band. We are getting there as a group and have really made some strides in the past few months. But if you have a group that has the same goal in mind and enjoys being around each other then everything else really takes care of it.

12. Anything else you'd like to say or add?

Thank you so much for taking the time to interview us!

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