Mix and matchers A Holy Sin are currently in the studio writing out the finishing touches for their debut EP release. The band has already plans set for them to play some shows, while still doing time in the studio, with even further plans on releasing not one, but two, singles and a video! The entire band got together to discuss this entire process.
1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.
The list of past and present members goes on haha so I'll keep it as short as possible with some background! It started with Jim Peralta (Present Drums), Aaron Lopez (Present Lead Guitar), Juan Gonzales (Past Vocals, Drums, Bass), & Joshua Kelser (Past Bass). Fast forward two years after, 2014, the last official line up was me, Adrian Figueroa (Lead Vocals), Aaron Lopez ( Lead Guitar), Oscar Figueroa (Rhythm Guitar), Jim Peralta (Drums), Christian Chaos (Back Up Vocals) & Juan Gonzales (Bass). We took a big hit within the last month being that Oscar and Juan have left us as a four piece now so yeah we're currently looking for a new guitarist since Chris is now on Bass.
2. What's the origin of the band's name?
A Holy Sin comes from sort of a Yin and Yang concept in that there's a good and bad side to everyone or that there's some good (the holy) people who do bad things (sin) or vise versa bringing up the name.
3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?
We're based in El Monte, CA. The music scene here is mainly oriented around Punk & Ska so that leaves us out of any gigs that happen around here. Don't get me wrong, the music is good but we don't get any recognition here so we took it onto ourselves to move AHS out and make a name for ourselves in places like Anaheim, Long Beach, Hollywood, Riverside & Santa Ana. But of course it wouldn't have been possible without the help of promoters like Michael Black (Dead Sea Records) & Ben Burt and the gang from Pirate Entertainment who've booked us se epic shows! We'd definitely recommend you guys check out bands like Ninth Plague, 'Til Skies Fall, Within Reach, Defile the Oracle, Anatomy, Decay., & Asylus!
4. How would you describe your style? Which bands influenced your music?
To be honest, I wouldn't really know how to describe our style because we have a mix of styles in our songs haha! Some of our influences are; Asking Alexandria, The Devil Wears Prada, Avenged Sevenfold, Chelsea Grin, and As Blood Runs Black etc.
5. Where are you in the recording process of the new EP?
We've been putting in a ton of time working on this EP and it's still in the writing progress. But, as for the songs we've already had written and nailed down, we've taken them into the studio and recorded them but we've also had many difficulties we wish not to discuss but can say led to a MAJOR delay in the release of any material.
6. Will you be releasing a new single to accompany this EP release? Will a video follow suit?
Of course! We have not one but two singles that will accompany this release and yes, a studio music video will come along with the release of one of the tracks!
7. When can we expect the new EP to be released?
Sadly I cannot say or give any info about these release dates yet due to the fact that last year we promised our fans some material but never came through. I've said too much already hahaha!
8. Have you been road testing any of the new material? If so, how have audiences reacted to the new material?
Yes we have, so far with the songs we have gotten down from the EP we'll be releasing, they've had an outstanding reaction from the crowd! We also wrote a new song recently which the crowds seem to enjoy and it only makes us happy to see what reaction our newer material will get.
9. Can you tell us about your next set of shows/tours and why we should be there?
Our next set of shows are:
August 14th// TBA
August 16th// Back to School Show w/ Pirate Ent. @ Malone's concert venue, Santa Ana, CA
We do plan on having more shows but these are what's been booked so far, and our reason why everyone should be there is because every show ALWAYS without a doubt has a great lineup, we put more energy into every performance and we get to meet everyone there!
10. What plans do you have for the future as a band?
Our plans for the future are number one to get our EP done, recorded and put out for everyone to listen and enjoy! Play as many shows and travel out of state to let people know who A Holy Sin is!
11. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?
Oh, the question that kills us the most haha. Sadly, we can't yet give any form of link to any music we have due to not having anything out yet. *sad face*
12. What is it you'd like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?
Remember, we put so much time into the music and since you're most likely watching us live, we're pouring our hearts into this performance so MOVE!