As Summer Dies Continues to Break Horizons!

As Summer Dies spoke with us in 2009 and now a few years later they are still going strong as before except with a lot more experience, releases, and much more on the horizon!

1. What type of band are you? Can you give ma brief summary what has the band been up too since we last spoke in 2009?

Well weird a weird mix of metal, punk and goth I suppose, I guess the closed bands we sound like would be the Deftones or AFI... As far as what we've been up to we release an EP and a new full length last year called "After Ever After" that was in Hot Topic stores. We did some Mayhem dates and most recently was on tour for 5 weeks with Psychostick and Ventana.

2. What are your songs about? (What specific themes do they cover?)

Most of them are kind of autobiographical , usually relationships with people , life in general.

3. Do you write your own songs? (Discuss the songwriting process in detail.)

Yes we write our own songs basically one of us usually Adam comes in with a skeleton and then we write it together from there.

4. Who are your musical influences?

The Deftones, Therapy, AFI, The Smiths, The Cure, Iron Maiden, the Smashing Pumpkins to name a few were pretty all over the place there.

5. You have several releases out "Sincerely" "Ashes" "Close Your Eyes" and "After Ever After" which was the one that started things off and who followed that lend up to right now?

Close your eyes was our first release then Sincerely then Ashes, then After Ever After is our newest and were in the midst of writing a new EP we hope to have out in early spring.

6. What kind of expectations did you have for the album when you first started writing the new material?
How do you feel about the record now, that it's done, pressed, and been out for a while?

Honestly we want everything we do to be bigger and better than the last thing , we kind of write for ourselves ya know, now that the newest record is out its fun  to play those songs live with a better lineup, but looking forward to the next one. :)

7. Why did you want to go and call the album "After Ever After" what does the title represent and is this a concept release?

It's kind of a personal thing for Adam and kind of tribute to his late grandmother, as far as the record it's pretty angry i was going through a nasty breakup at the time and we were dealing with cutting ties from a few members , its about people turning out to be not who you thought they were.

8. How do you describe your music to people?

Its definitely different and dark.

9. What image do you think your music conveys? hopefully a good one. :)

10. What shaped together As Summer Dies and how has your sound progressed since you first got started?

When Adam i got together we didn't really have a vision we kind of just played stuff we liked and it was good cuz it made us unique in a world of cookie cutter bands and i still feel that to be true today.

11. How do you feel your latest album fits in with the rest of your releases?

It's a progression its more complex lyrically and musically we always try and push ourselves in the studio.

12. What inspires you to do what you do?

Just a love of music and creating it as art.

13. What advice would you give to fellow bands?

Play for you and follow your hearts work hard and don't let the haters get you down.

14. How does music affect you and the world around you?

It's pretty much at the center of everything I do.

15. What are the biggest obstacles for bands?

People don't seem to have the loyalty they used to its all about the next single as opposed to an album and we refuse to really write that way cuz to us it's still art maybe were dinosaurs haha.

16. Do you have anything else planned for 2012?

Well we did lots in 2012, 70 plus shows a new record, so 2013 hopefully will bring a new ep , a bunch of touring again and new fans!

17. Do you have any parting words or messages?

Please tell a friend about us if you dig us word of mouth is huge!!! please check us out on and thank you so much for doing this interview. :)

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