What's that, you want more Angie interviews? Don't we all. Here's one she just did with Alex, Travis, and Chris of Atreyu. Click READ MORE to hear about their wacky Canadian adventures, pooping, and lord only knows what else.
ANGIE: So is this your first time gracing Canada?
ALEX: This is our second glorious time in Canada.
A: Oh can you say your names and your place in the band so I can make out your voicesâ¦
TRAVIS: My name is Travis and I play guitar.
A: My name is Alex and I play the organ.
A: So howâs your Canadian experience been so far?
A: Um, wellâ¦ First we went to the wrong border cause we wanted to come in legally this time for some reason and yeah we went to the wrong border, so then we had to go but while we were at that first border we got our whole van searched and all our personal bags torn apart and then we went to the right border and sat there for an hour and a half while they decided if they were going to let us into the country or not for no real good reason. So we got in and found out we had to go to some weird customs office to get our merch in or something and then we made it to the show in Toronto. It was a rad show, it was fun times, then our tour manager Anthony of One Day Savior Records goes out to the van and realizes that heâs sitting on a rock. A rock has been thrown through our side passenger window and my backpack and some other personal things were missing, my make-up was stolen, which is kind of a bummer and we all kind of flipped out, then Darkest Hour realised their van had been broken into too and ALL of their money had been stolen and there was a lot of money and it was not very cool.
(Chris walks inâ¦.)
CHRIS: Oh a van party!
A: Thatâs Chris and he plays bassâ¦
C: woohoo whatâs up interviewer!
A: Interviewer!!! Whatâs that all aboot!
C: Sorry I barged into your party EH!
A: So anyways back to the Atreyu pity party tour of Canadaâ¦
C: Get off the pity party and get on the bus!!!
A: Wow how many drink tickets has Chris used!
A: So anyway were driving on our way here, now our window is fixed and then our trailor tire, weâre just going to call it the "rook" , the rook broke our trailor somehow, shredded the tire and we drove for like a mile or two like that and destroyed the wheel. So then we sat on the side of the road for an hour and a half waiting for the Canada Triple Eh! Eh! Eh! to come help us out and then me and Ryan decided to walk through this high grass and weeds to go to a gas station not taking into account my fear of snakes and I had to runâ¦.
C: I had to run through that grass too cause I had to take a shit so badâ¦
A: Dude you know me and snakes! And I saw this big black piece of rubber and I freaked out but eventually we made it, weâre here but yeah the show was awesome and tonight should be fun if kids stay for usâ¦ And Brandon slept in my spot, either than that everythings fineâ¦
A: Would you ever tour Canada in the winter?
A: Fuck no! I donât like snow, weâre from California!! Travis how do you feel about the snow?
T: I donât like it so muchâ¦
C: I like to go snowboarding, I donât like to go snow driving or snow touringâ¦
A: Do you find people are always trying to label your music?
C: Oh were already on a labelâ¦
A: Um I think people are always trying to label stuff so I guess we get labelled sometimesâ¦
A: Every interview I read done with you guys they were always trying to get you guys to pin-point it, everytimeâ¦
A: Yeah, I donât knowâ¦
T: Itâs a lot of rocknâroll musicâ¦
A: Rocknâroll metal
C: Itâs rocking metallic-hardcore or hardcore-metallic rock!
T: I donât know what are we classified as?
A: You can look us up under the dance, electonica section at your local Towers Records storeâ¦
C: Oh glam-core!!
A: What was it like your first time in the studio?
T: We didnât know what we were doingâ¦
C: (whispers) we still donât know what weâre doingâ¦
T: We still donât know what weâre doingâ¦
C: I had pit sweat down to here and down to my waist I was sweating a lot in the studio just trying to find a way to concentrateâ¦
T: And on top of that some of the songs werenât completely finished. (Chris farts more times than we all need, we lose concentration and back toâ¦)
T: Um so yeah we were a bit rushed, looking back thereâs somethings weâd change on the recordâ¦
A: About 85% of it (laughing)
A: So do you think the next record would be more amazing since youâll know the ropes of being in the studio?
C: Of course, duh it is Atreyu
A: I wouldnât say the word amazing as much asâ¦(laughing)
C: I donât know if I would say amazing as much as ah inspiring and godlike
T: I would say glorious
C: Utterly majestic!
A: Um hopefully it wonât be too bad (laughing) yeah thatâs our quote hopefully it wonât be too bad.
A: So you guys have a video out for "Lipgloss and Black" (I accidently said Blue)
A: Yeah itâs actually not out yet, itâs in the process of being editedâ¦
A: I heard you were accepting three hundred walk-inâs on the set?
A: No more like three million!
T: More like threeâ¦
A: Or like three but weâre really not at liberty to talk about that due to legal reasons.
C: Yeah this is top secret, under government ordersâ¦
A: Thereâs just some contracts and stuff involved and were not at liberty to discuss it as of yet but it was a fun day, some drinks were drank some jams were played.
C: A lot of drinks were drank
A: And your website is back up revamped and looking prettyâ¦
A: Yeah some asshole didnât pay our bill, oh is it different now?
A: Yeah itâs up
A: Oh I havenât even seen it weâre tour a lot, were not big fans of the enternet, is that what they call it?
A: I heard that you donât like your harmony voice that much thatâs why Brandon helps out too?
A: Ohhh bummer, Brandonâs gonna be bummed that heâs just helping out. Actually on our first demo I sang ,well I did all the singing and it was uniqueâ¦
A: And it was unique! (laughing)
C: It got me pumped up!
A: I didnât know how to sing, I didnât know what I was doing it just kind of came out then all of a sudden Brandon realized he could sing and it just kind of made sense, well he can sing and Iâm unique so weâll just have him sing but on the new stuff Iâm trying to find my voice a little bit, you know trying to rock out a little more but weâll see if I can actually do it, Yeah so on the new stuff Iâm going to try and sing if you can call it that, more of a yelling anywaysâ¦
A: I heard you guys went to the same High School as most of the boys in Death By Stereo and you saw them play their first show there?
A: Yeah we didâ¦ Yeah we played their first showâ¦?
C: Umm, that was with Retribution dude? Noâ¦
A: No Ateryu then?
C: Atreyu wasnât together yet.
A: I donât know but yeah we saw it
C: They played in our schoolâ¦
A: Are most of the bands in Orange County really close knit?
C: Can beâ¦
A: It just depends, a lot of the bands are interlinked but not so much cause we are members of this bandâ¦
C: Thereâs a lot of different circles but I think all of the circles get along. Howâs that one, was that good?
A: Has anyone in your families ever played music?
A: My family has absolutely no musical background?
C: My dad was in a band in High School, yeah in Scotland oh he was actually more the manager (cracks into a crazy laugh) isnât that funny!
T: Iâm the only one with a musical background and thatâs not saying much
A: My grandma paints.
C: My mom makes music, with her voice kind of like Alex when sheâs screaming, itâs breaks up it sounds kind of cool.
A: Next question
A: Who was the first person you called after yourselves when Victory announced they were signing you?
A: My mom
A: Your mom, was she happyâ¦
A: Um now she takes it more seriously but my parents have always been very supportive but itâs taken them awhile to kind of realise but now sheâs really too supportive, I attribute most of our soundscans to my momâ¦ um where am Iâ¦
C: I think I called my dad
A: Travis probably told the bartender
T: Youâre probably rightâ¦
A: Argh I just got signed you son of a bitch!
A: Whatâs one thing you worry about now being in a band that before you thought being in a band youâd never have to worry about?
C: Loosing my hair
T: Our drummer is already on his wayâ¦
C: (laughing) Yeah Brandon loses um, yeah I donât knowâ¦ What was the question again.
A: They could probably answer this because I canât cause I like to worry about forty to fifty things needlessly but simultaneously.
T: He just worries about everything
A: I worry about everything
C: I worry about!
A: Whereâs your next drink coming from?
C: Where my next drink is coming from! Oh but finding the next place to take a shit!
A: Oh god I knowâ¦
C: Oh she knows!
A: Thatâs the unspoken thing no one warns you before you go on tour but once your out there you just canât shit on the road.
A: Shadows Fall say it best on the DVD version of their new album I think, they say something like when youâre on tour you donât get girls, you donât get money you just gotta worry about where youâre going to poo!
C: Yep, where are we going to poo, are you going to have a place to live when you get home.
C: Showers, oh! Taking a shower is essential but not always possibleâ¦
A: Iâm not worried about brushing
C: Heâs not worried about brushing his teeth at allâ¦
A: Nope, itâs just all another day at the office
C: We got to worry about speeding ticketsâ¦
A: So whatâs the longest you got lost trying to find a venue?
A: There was that time that Ryan drove likeâ¦
C: Two hundred and sixty miles the wrong way!
A: Yeahâ¦ Damn those Freeways can be tricky with their East and West signs, I think that was it.
C: We did get lost one time, very lost I canât remember where it wasâ¦
A: Wilkes barre, itâs just anytime we go to Pennsylvania we get lost, itâs a bummer. The shows are rad but trying to find the places is not radâ¦
C: Yeah and you canât find porn anywhere
A: So thatâs it guys anything youâd like to end on?
A: Dude weâre on a roll man keep asking, what do you got? You got questions for other bands that we can answer?
A: Well Iâm working on a Junction 18 interview
A: Letâs answer Junction 18âs questionsâ¦
C: So you guys like Ska up here? Canadia loves the Ska, last time we came here the Skatalites were playing in this club two days later, I was very upset. Yeah Iâm a big fucking, yeah fuck me cause I like Ska
A: Heâs very sensitive, heâs very sensitive about his Ska.
A: Thanks guysâ¦