Feed Her to the Sharks is a band that Justin discovered a few years ago that just had this sheer brutality with a a sense of melody that you can’t help but enjoy. Me and him must have spun their debut album ““The Beauty of Falling” a hundred times since it was first discovered. In America it is hard to get information about them. I couldn’t find any interviews or real reviews about them or their music so I set out to do it myself! Check out what Andy and Chewy had to say!
First off I want to thank you for answering some questions for us! I don’t know much about the
band except that I love the music! I’ve been hard pressed to find interviews or any real information
about the band. Why don’t we start off with you clearing some of that up for us?
Andy: Hey Matt! Sure! Well let us introduce ourselves first. I’m Andy, and I’m the lead vocalist for
Chewy: Hey Matt! I’m Chewy, and I play guitar in FHTTS!
Andy: I think that a lot of people are having trouble finding much information about us, as we’re still
a relatively unknown band. A lot of people are referring to us as one of the most underrated metal
bands around these days.
Chewy: Yeah, the feedback we’re getting is awesome considering that we’re still a very
What are some of the major influences to the band’s sound?
Andy: Me and Chewy have been writing and performing music together for around 10 years. We
grew up listening to all the same bands. Major influences for FHTTS would be bands like As I Lay
Dying, Slipknot, Machine Head, All That Remains, etc. These days however, our music tastes have
broadened so much that we barely listen to heavy stuff at all. Influences for us these days would
be artists along the lines of Lady Gaga, and Skrillex, haha!
Chewy: Yeah we listen to quite a few genres of music, from extreme metal to commercial pop. And
I guess this influences us in the way that we take a lot of ideas from other styles of music.
Andy: Fusing all of these influences saw us create a style that has aggressive metal riffs, catchy
commercial styled choruses, intricate guitar melodies, and fresh beats thrown into the mix.
Chewy: Yeah, during the writing process, we would literally try every single idea we had in the back
of our heads. No matter how stupid or non-metal they seemed to be.
The dual vocals? Was that planned or did it just happen. I read one article comparing it to how As I
Lay Dying performs. I personally love them, one of my favorite aspects of the band’s sound.
Andy: Dual vocals were always planned! We love the sheer brutality of screams over heavy riffs
but at the same time we love a really catchy chorus or hook. We grew up on a lot of Roadrunner
bands like Trivium, Killswitch Engage and Spineshank who mix heavy screams with melodic
vocals. We feel the combination of the two styles give our songs a greater depth and dynamic.
How about some musical themes? You guys have some pretty interesting song titles and complex
sounding songs to back them up.
Andy: Musical themes from The Beauty Of Falling are quite varied actually. All of which are forged
by personal experiences. We write songs about hate, self-motivation, love, loss, personal
hardships, and triumph. Yes we have some crazy song titles, but make no mistake, subliminal
meanings lie beneath the surface.
Do you see the band as a –core- band?
Andy: We are a metal-core band, you can’t deny this. A mix of hardcore and metal. Although metal
is the predominant force of FHTTS, it’s what we grew up on and it will be with us forever.
Chewy: It’s kind of funny because we kind of half-way fit into both categories. For example, some of
the “core” kids who are right into the scene can get into our stuff because of the breakdowns and
catchy choruses etc… And some of the old school metal heads can get into our stuff because of
the metal riffs and guitar work etc…
FHTTS seems to have so much talent and diversity in the sound than other bands that sound
similar. Symphonic elements, complex riffs, and tempo changes. Any specific reasons for those
Andy: We are very lucky to be working with one another. Each of us are classically trained on
various instruments. We love it when fans are impressed with our musicianship, we are very
passionate and hard working. Our goal is to stand out, so thanks for the compliment Matt!
Chewy: I think this reverts back to your question before about our influences. If we pigeon-holed
Ourselves to only listening to metal, or one style of music, then there’s no way we’d be able to write
the music that we do. So I guess that’s one of the main reasons our music has so many elements
to it. Thanks for the kind words dude!
Why the name? Why Feed Her to the Sharks?
Andy: Feed Her To The Sharks was the first line of lyrics ever written in the band! It was for the
song “Misery”. We all agreed the name was aggressive, catchy, and original. It represented our
style and how we wanted to be perceived so we decided to go with it.
What can you tell us about new music from the band? Are we going to see an album before the
end of 2012? In 2013?
Andy: Yes new music is just around the corner! We’ve just signed up with an awesome label and
we are really excited to show the world our sophomore album.
Chewy: I’m hoping we can release it by the end of 2012. It’s been a long time coming.
Andy: Details on the release are pending although FHTTS fans are going to be happy they waited
so long. We were only just getting warmed up with The Beauty Of Falling. I can tell you that the title
of our upcoming album will be “Savage Seas”.
Here at Metal Delirium we like to get a little personal with some questions. As music fans we love
to know what band members think about hot subjects.
Andy: Sure thing mate! Ask away!
How do you feel about vinyl albums? Do you see it as a viable money maker in the industry or a
nice treat for fans?
Chewy: I love vinyl. I own a bunch of vinyl’s myself, and have some friends who collect vinyls too. I
have no idea what it costs to get them made up, so as for it being a viable money maker in the
industry… I’m not sure. They are however really cool, and I guess if a fan really likes an artist, an
album on vinyl would definitely be a nice treat!
Digital music and illegal downloading; good or bad for music?
Chewy: I download heaps of music illegally. I think it’s a great way to check out new artists. I work
part time in a record store, so if I genuinely like a band I will always try my best to purchase their
album. Or see them on tour, or buy some of their merch.
Andy: Illegal Downloading is great for an up and coming band.. It’s practically made a small portion
of the world aware of who we are and therefore great exposure. Illegal downloading for a massive
band well… Ask Metallica.
Chewy: Haha, I have to say though. Nothing beats buying the original CD of an album you really
like. You kind of get the satisfaction of taking home a physical copy, with all the artwork / lyrics, etc.
If you could open for any band throughout the history of metal who would it be and where?
Andy: I would have to say Slipknot. I grew up listening to them and as a vocalist, Corey Taylor was
a massive influence on both my screaming and my clean singing. Sharing the stage with them
would be unbelievable!
Chewy: Machine Head. I guess a lot of my songwriting and guitar playing is influenced by these
guys. They know how to make simple riffs sound heavy as fuck! Such a good band!
Anything else you want to tell the fans? Over here in America I don’t think many people know
Andy: We wanna tell our American fans that we will be touring the states very soon! We have
landed a kick ass booking agent and we are ready to show the USA our brutal live show!!!!
Thanks again for taking the time out to talk to us! We all can’t wait for some new tunes!
Chewy: Thanks for taking the time to interview us man! As you said, nobody really knows who the
fuck we are, so this is a great opportunity for us to get our name out there!
Andy: Thanks Matt!
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