Modern Day Paradise's Akira Adkins says New Music Due Out Soon


Modern Day Paradise is a metalcore act who is in the writing, recording, and working process for their all new release due out later this year. Bassist Akira Adkins discusses.


1. What type of band are you?

Akira: Metalcore.

2. Tell us the brief history of your band.

Akira: This band started in Westchester In the year 2012 After the summertime. The Ex-guitarist "Tony" and the lead vocalist "George" met and began looking for members, Their search eventually led them to a bass player by the name "Akira" Who originally was going to play guitar in the band they then came across a wonderful guitarist named "Matt" Who's incomprehinsable technicality on the guitar was a must have, as well as his wonderful personality. The band saw lots of doubt and a huge loss of morale when they could not find a drummer. Jaymez Hadley from the Ambient Metalcore band "Stand As Giants" Offered to play MDP's first show with them they gleefully accepted. The first show was on march 9 2012 and they haven't looked back.

3. Where did the band get its name?

Akira: The name? We haven't really decided why we have it or why we have it.

4. So you mentioned that your band has faced the misfortune of changing members, who has replaced the old with the new or have you not found them yet?

Akira: Unfortunately We have not found a replacement so we are on "Veil Of Maya Status" for now... (1 guitar, 1 Bass).

5. Who are your musical and non-musical influences?

Akira: We are our own influence As well as the other bands we grew up listening to or play alongside now.

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

Akira: George Gomes (Vocals) writes the lyrics, They mostly involve, love, lust, betrayal, strength, and sometimes just plain partying!

7. So what can you tell me about this new EP?

Akira: The new EP is going to have a bit of something for everyone. Something to tear people up in the mosh pit to something to sing to your significant other or do acoustic covers of and something to make you feel like you're on top of the world.

8. What title did you decide to go with it and is there a meaning behind it?

Akira: Personally, we try to make the most of our time on this planet. We create our own oasis...our own place of peace, war, chaos, and order...this is our heaven, our Modern Day Paradise.

9. Is this EP going to be a concept release?

Akira: Concept release? Nah its more literal.

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

Akira: We are in the mid stages, polishing our single and recording the EP.

11. Who is producing the album? How has the producer aided the recording process?

Akira: We don't have a producer.

12. Where are you recording the EP?

Akira: At a place called "Uproar Publishing"

13. Can you go into one or two tracks on the new EP? If so, can you give us the track title and brief description of how the track sounds and how it came about?

Akira: One track is called "Salt To A Wound" and its a rather angry song about a woman who cheats on her significant other multiple times. (Angsty) lol The song came about when our drummer had a really nice pattern that sounded like it needed some interesting guitar work... so we wrote the speediest thing we could...slowed it down and fine-tuned it to be one of our best songs. "Lets Make A Mess" is one of the party style songs that we have, its about, sex  wild, crazy, sex. It originally started a year back as a song called "Stand Strong" but we didn't like it...so we kept the riff, made it a bit groovier, and changed the lyrics.

14. How was/is the vibe in the studio?

Akira: A bit stressful, first time recording so.... kinda rigid and time consuming but overall a good experience.

15. When can we expect the new EP to be released?

Akira: Around the holidays!

16. What can the fans expect to see from you in the future?

Akira: Our best work.....Our sweat and blood... Our gratitude.

17. Is that your final answer?

Akira: Yes.

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