Commanding Brit metallers COLLAPSE THE SKY have just revealed their ear-splitting new album, White Flags. The engulfing riff merchants have also set loose a brand-new video for the track, Dream Catcher. Watch the video, here – https://youtu.be/8GcCDPUuIs0 . Furthermore, the rampant riff slingers have also just earned a slot at this year’s Bloodstock Festival by winning their regional Metal 2 Masses group. With that in mind, we decided to interview the rising metal crew:
What is the full band line-up, who sings and who plays which instrument?
Lee Margaillan – Vocals
Flynn Green – Lead guitar
Luke Fowler – Drums
David Lawrence – Guitar
Karl Morse – Bass
How and when did the band form?
The group formed in 2016 from the evolution of early demos from guitarist Flynn Green and vocalist Lee Margaillan, enabling them to release their debut album Seven Eyes in the same year. The demos that Flynn and Lee had been working on received quite a bit of attention from other musicians within the Norwich area, and the desire and buzz to create a band around these demos soon built up. If people think of Norwich, they may associate it with Alan Partridge or Colman’s Mustard, not necessarily a home for aggressive heavy metal.
When and how did the band really start gelling and solidifying?
2016 is the year where things solidified for the band. The demos came together and evolved into an album, a full band line up was completed and CTS progressed into the final of Bloodstock’s Metal to the Masses competition straight off the back of it.
Who are your musical influences?
Bands such as Thin Lizzy, Metallica, Slipknot, The Ghost Inside, Lamb of God and Parkway Drive often feature on our listening playlists.
Where did the name of the band come from?
We opted for a powerful combination of words that would be interpretable in terms of its definition. To collapse the sky would take an unimaginable amount of power, something that we hope to demonstrate through our music.
How far back does your history with each other (the band members) extend?
There is definitely longevity in terms of the friendships between the members, some of whom have been long term friends since high school and some of the friendships were formed through previous bands gigging together on the local circuit.
In your opinion, how is your band different from all the other bands out there?
We naturally fuse elements of multiple subgenres of metal. Our songs could feature old school riffs, modern technical phrases, shred solos and catchy choruses, making them compositionally interesting but also fresh to listen to. This helps us to produce songs that are widely accessible to many fans of heavier music genres without pinning us into one specific saturated genre.
If a deaf person were to ask you to describe the sound of your music, how would you describe it?
A bombardment of high energy and intensity with enough musical surprises to keep you engaged, but some catchy motifs to keep you coming back for more.
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