Switchblade Saturdays' Zarrie Talks of Single's EP and More!

Nu-metal punks SWITCHBLADE SATURDAYS have a couple of single's with a re-release of their EP expected soon enough. The band talks of their releases, all new music in-store and what's up next. Lead singer, bassist and founding member Zarrie does the talking!

1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.

The band originally started is 2010 after the demise of my original band The Albino Spiders ..Albino Spiders had some success Playing with a lot of big artists but I was looking to do something new and more dangerous musicly after a string of incidents with a member of the band ..our first show ever was supporting Ronnie Radke’s new band at the time Falling in Reverse after that show we made life long friends and fans of the band and they have continued to help us out throughout there career. Since the start we hit the scene with 2 objectives 1.kick ass and chew bubblegum and we’re all out of bubble gum the other is for us and our fans to unapologetically to be ourselves and be proud ..there is beauty in the darkness. Following this ideal we have played with and made fans of some of the largest artists in our scene this is where we could name drop but won’t ha ha but almost everyone we have played with has tried to help us out when they could leading to performances at SXSW and various horror conventions. 

2. What’s the origin of the band’s name?

The name came from realizing a certain band member of my band at the time had continuedly back stabbed me …I remember I had just got off the phone after the aphony and looked down at a piece of scratch paper I had been doodling on ..I wrote backstabber over and over on the paper and Saturday underlined because that was the day of our next show that I knew was going to be this bands last ..I muttered to my self just another Switchblade Saturday and wrote that down because I liked the ring of it …I have always been obsessed with horror movies and more so Vampires..in a book I was reading which I think was either True Blood or I Vampire but they described Vampires teeth like switchblades …so it was a mix of the two.

3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?

The Band is based out of Des Moines Iowa which since the conception of Slipknot has been rich with various styles of music ..The scene used to be like a reality T.V. show That could have been called band wars ..bands would sabotage each other’s shows and fan base back then but has since changed being more supportive which honestly is because of a club at the time House of Bricks and a legend named Jimmy ..when you played H.O.B that week you got a free steak dinner on Sunday as not only appreciation but to get all the bands to sit down together and hang out ..a huge part of a family vibe we all have minus a few bad eggs is because of Jimmy and H.O.B …as for bands to check out I will say top five diverse would be Agony of Defeat, Mint  , Holy White Hounds, Green Death and Dogs of Neptune. Also the band Widow7 has been making some waves since they won a competition for Space Zebra Podcast.

4. How would you describe your style?

We are a mix of NuMetal and Punk with dark pop sensibilities. We had a fan once describe us as Vampire Rock ..she said it’s because we are heavy and dark but seductive that leaves the listener hypnotized. I agreed to all that ha ha.

5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works?

So at the moment we have released “Some Things “which was our first single, a cover and tribute to Tim Burton “This is Halloween “ and now our current hope to say hit single “Go from Here” we are planning to rerelease our Ep here very shortly called “Possession : The Story of Truth and Vengeance part 1.

6. Do you have any new music in the works?

We definitely have surprises coming in the near future and one with a possible guest vocalist  

7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?

We plan on playing shows throughout the Midwest with plans for Touring 2022 ..oddly enough tonight we are playing with Vampires Everywhere supporting there Awakening Tour  

8. What plans do you have for the future as a band?

Honestly with the creative minds behind this band the sky is the limit… 

9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?

We are on all the major downloadable sites right now ..ITunes,Spotify Amazon and so on ..as for merch our website is key ..we like to do exclusive released limited edition merch on the site that we only have so many of or for a limited time ..those are always fun  

10. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?

Two things ..First is that music is great therapy and the second is  they want more.

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