Of Euphoria Talks of Themselves, New Music, and Other Activities in the Works

Californian's Of Euphoria have taken various genres to form their own style of music in which has lead them to release their debut EP and soon to be released debut album. In between those is of course some show playing and future touring in the works. In fact, the entire band got together just to discuss their time as a band and the future ahead of them.

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

Ryan: I am Ryan Midas and I play guitar.

Ryan: I am Ryan Fig and I play drums.

Sam: I am Sammy Vary I do clean vocals and keyboards.

Bobby: I am Bobby Viscarra and I do the screams in the band as vocalist.

Chris: I am Chris Anguiano and I play guitar.

Angel: I am Angel Romero and I play bass.

Chris: We started in about 2012, kinda had a different idea of what we are now of how we wanted the band to sound. Since then we have been through a lot of band members, reforming last March, since then, recorded and written for our first debut EP "Fall Where It May", played with a lot of amazing bands, it all just came as an idea, growing since.

Sam: Uh yeah, Chris and Fig use to play with other members Of Euphoria,  Chris and Fig having started the band. I use to book them, that's how we met, then decided to play. Angel and I joined at the same time, we had gone through a couple of guitarists, then we found Ryan Midas, it just seemed to be a perfect fit. We then actually had found Bobby online, he came to one of our practices and it seemed to work out, just growing and growing so far.

2. Why did you pick the name that you did for your band?

Chris: That name actually came from my good friend Shane, he was actually one of the guys to help form the band originally. He had a book of poems one of the poems named "Of Euphoria" so that caught my eye and we just started calling ourselves that and it stuck. I know a lot of bands go through band name changes, that was just one of the first band names we went with and we just loved it. Shane has since departed due to school and family.

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

Chris: W are based out of Covina in Los Angeles County in Southern California. But we mainly play in Orange County and Los Angeles it's great, pretty populated over here in L.A. From tonight's show it was really outstanding, everybody went crazy, it was outstanding.

4. How would you describe your style? Which bands influenced your music?

Chris: We are kind of all over the place, post-hardcore but our main genre we have been going for is trance-core, some of us have hardcore influences, EDM influences, deathcore stuff. A lot of different stuff like pop rock, very diverse and variety of genres, meshing it altogether. We just make it work and it all falls into place. I think that's why we named our EP "Fall Where It May".

5. What can people expect from this new album you're working on, why should they be interested and check it out when it becomes available?

Chris: Some of the heaviness stuff we have written and some of the poppiest stuff we have written and some of the dancest stuff we have written. I think it's something for everybody. We might even throw a little jazz in there for good measure. It will mesh well together, a lot more easier to come up with these new songs. Our main goal is to write something we ourselves would listen too. If you can't create something someone else can't enjoy then don't expect someone else too either.

6. You guys have been doing a few live performances here and there, do you have any more plans for future shows or touring?

Chris: Yeah we have May 20th for a Battle of the Bands showcase for the Vans Warped Tour it's the second round, we won the first round in first place! We have June 20th in Las Vegas, outside of that we are taking it easy, taking our time not rushing into things. But a lot more touring and shows for the future.

7. How did you and Afflicted Records come together? Are you pleased with what they have been doing for you thus far? What should other labels/zines/promoters know about your band? Why should they be interested in it?

Chris: Right now, Shawn from Afflicted has been treating us very well. We plan on sticking with them for a while, he helps out a lot too. If something else bigger and better comes out we will move forward. We would like to bring Shawn along with us, he's a big part of the family here, if by the time the new album drops nothing happens we will for sure release the album through Afflicted.

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

Chris: Right now, definitely, definitely, definitely the album our number one concern right now. After that tons of shows, touring, just get out there, see all of the lovely faces and expand our reach.

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

Chris: Right now you can find our music, on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ofeuphoriaofficial, Afflicted Records, YouTube, iTunes, Google Play, Storenvy where you can buy a physical copy - http://ofeuphoria.storenvy.com/.

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

Chris: That basically, ya know any problems a listen has gone through, we have probably gone through the same thing. Life can be tough sometimes, keep your head up because things get better.

Sam: Between the lyrics that Bobby and I write, we take them however you want, either with family problems, relationship problems, image issues, other issues, we all go through bullshit, but you always get through it. Whatever doesn't kill you just makes you a stronger person.

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