I had the time to sit down and talk to Zach from Honour Crest! Read our converstation below.
Chris: How did you guys meet/become a band? What made you want to start Honour Crest?
Zach: Chad started the band back in 2008-2009, writing music and wanted to start playing shows. The band started playing shows soon after with just Chad and Luke (Guitar and Vocals) everything else backtracked through a laptop. Throughout the next couple of years Zach, Jimmy and Cory got added and the band has been playing and writing ever since!
Chris: What bands influenced you guys to become musicians, and have the sound that you have with Honour Crest?
Zach: Each member has a variety of influences that are consistently changing. As a band especially starting out we had primary influences from bands such as The Devil Wears Prada, Underoath, August Burns Red.
Chris: You guys recently signed to Rise Records. How is it? Can we expect big things from you guys now? Bigger things than before?
Zach: Rise has been a blessing and given us a lot of great opportunities that we would not have had without them. We are excited for what is to come including our new album “Spilled Ink” and our upcoming tours in 2014. Rise has given us the ability to grow and take steps as a band that we would not have had without them.
Chris: You put out a new song “Spilled Ink”, and it seemed to get a lot of good attention and it showed how you guys grew. Will the new album show more, or less of this?
Zach: The new album has a spectrum of songs that show how we have grown. Spilled Ink is one of the heavier songs on the album and the other songs each have their own independent feel. I think that anyone listening to the album would be able to enjoy each song since each song brings something new and exciting to the table.
Chris: What are some bands that you guys hope to tour with?
Zach: We would love to tour with some bands on our label including Memphis may fire, Issues, Like Moths to Flames as well as some of our favorites on other labels including Northlane, Volumes, The Devil Wears Prada.
Chris: Adding to that question, if you guys were offered a headliner, and could pick the bands that could be there supporting you, who would those bands be?
Zach: Right now we are far to early in our careers to be doing a headliner tour. We would love to tour with bands that we have experience playing with such as Myka Relocate, Blood of the Martyrs, Provoke Destroy. Touring with friends is always a lot of fun.
Chris: If you guys could pick one guest vocalist to be on an Honour Crest song, who would you pick? Why?
Zach: Personally I would love to hear TDWP do guest vocals on one of our songs. I think as a band we have all been fans of the band and having them be part of a song would be an honour.
Chris: What are your favorite lyrics from your new album? If we may ask?
Zach: Some of my favorite lyrics are: “We are all connected” and “I fear that no one sees the world like me”.
Chris: To build onto that question, who writes your lyrics? How do you guys come up with your lyrics?
Zach: Off our last album it was a collaborative effort certain songs are written in full by Luke our vocalist, others are from Jimmy our Bass player. Chad who is the primary instrumental writer for the band always has input on how to improve lyrics and melodies to flow with how he envisioned the song.
Chris: What makes Honour Crest unique, and worth checking out?
Zach: Honour Crest is a hardworking band that has been playing shows and writing music for a long time. We put every ounce of our energy into every live show we have and plan on working our butts off to get this band to new heights! Our new music has something for everybody. Pick it up for yourself on December 10th and find out for yourself !
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