Chivalry Is Dead Talks New EP is Underway

Formed in Surprise, AZ in 2012, CHIVALRY IS DEAD have gone from hyped youngsters formerly under the band name Relumara and have come out of hibernation under their new identity which is Chivalry is Dead. After being picked up from Powerline Management the band went under extreme construction to form the band it is today. With the help of Matt Good (From First To Last & Drugs) producing the bands soon to be released EP and recorded & engineered with Larry Elyea at Mind's Eye Digital Studios the band is on a one way course to the top. Band mates and the band themselves took the time to discuss this new EP in the works and plans they have set up for the future!

1. Please tell me who you are and what role you have in the band?

Besart- Guitar
Donald- Guitar
Travis- Bass
Aaron- Vocals
Danny- Drums

2. Can I get a backstory on the band/band biography?

Besart: Me and a few of the members were in a project prior to Chivalry Is Dead when we were approached by management. After a few line up changes and months and months of writing and guidance from our management, we finally felt we had the right group of guys and material to get the job done.

3. How did the band get their name and does it have a meaning behind it?

Donald: Our front man Aaron actually came up with the name.
Besart: Yeah and the meaning, there is no meaning.

4. Where are you guys all from?

Band: Phoenix, AZ.

5. What bands have influenced your band and its sound?

Band: The Word Alive, Memphis May Fire, Led Zeppelin, Metallica, Killswitch Engage, As I Lay Dying, Tech-9, AFI, Periphery, Queen, Muse, Circa Survive, August Burns Red, The Devil Wears Prada.

6. What lyrical theme do you guys use in your music? What message do you want to send?

Aaron: My message/theme in all of my songs is usually be who you are and don’t be afraid to speak up for what you want in life. Basically, be real, don’t be a fake fuck!

7. You worked with producer Matt Good on your upcoming EP, how did that happen and what has the experience been like for you guys?

Band: We are currently under management with Powerline Management. Our manager Greg LaMorgese had showed us his work prior and then we had the opportunity to work with him as the first band that he produced. We have learned so much from him. He has changed the way we write and look at music.

8. Where are you in the recording process of the new EP?

Band: We have actually just finished recording the EP. A release date for later this year is still TBA.

9. Where are you recording the EP?

Band: We are recording the EP with Larry Elyea of Minds Eye Digital Recording Studio.

10. What label will be releasing the EP?

Band: We are currently unsigned.

11. How would you describe the overall sound of the new EP?

Band: We took the modern sound of today’s music and mixed it with structures of the past. We are very rift-based and melodic with big catchy choruses, with energetic breakdowns to keep your head bobbing.

12. Did the band have any definitive goals they were shooting for before the recording process began for this EP?

Band: We wanted to really try and push ourselves as musicians to prove to ourselves that we've grown as musicians and have what it takes to make it in this industry.

13. Are you using any new instrumentation you've never used in the recording process before?

Band: All of the electronics on the album. We have never had backtracks or played to a click until now, cutting no corners to make sure the live performances are the best they can possibly be and sound like the EP.

14. When did you start writing for this EP?

Band: We started writing the EP in February and went into the studio in May.

15. Did you guys feel any pressure to write and record and release this EP?

Band: Yes, tons of pressure writing. Management on our butts 24/7 and being on a schedule definitely put us in gear to write the best material possible. We couldn't have done it without this amazing team of people.

16. How is the vibe in the studio?

Band: The vibe in the studio was really cool. Larry was very professional and serious but at the same time there was no pressure in the studio. Everyone was definitely prepared.

17. When can we expect the EP to be released?

Band: As of now we don’t have a set date, but we’re planning for winter 2013.

19. So tell me about the video and song for "Uragiri".

Band: It was a pretty simple theme of a local house show, to basically show the viewers what they can expect to see at our shows.

20. How are you all feeling about your upcoming debut showcase with the Dead Rabbits?

Band: We couldn't be any more excited. It’s been 8 months since we stepped on a stage. It’s what we have been working towards.

21. What are your upcoming touring and showcasing plans for this year?

Band: As of right now, we don’t have any plans for touring or showcasing but it is very possible that we will be playing shows in Tucson and California. At this moment, we are taking one step at a time.

22. What else can the fans expect to see from you guys?

Band: A bunch of guys that are doing what they love, energetic performances, and showing people that there is room for Chivalry Is Dead in this industry.

23. Any last words?

Band: Check out our Facebook, as well as our debut single “Uragiri” on YouTube. Come out to our shows, say “Hi,” and snap a few pictures, we are all great guys.

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