Hey guys! For the someone who doesn't know much about y’all could you introduce yourselves and tell us a little more about the band?
-We're Left Behind, a metal band from West Virginia. We just released our debut album Seeing Hell and we're touring off of it the rest of the year. We also love brass monkeys.
Let's talk a little bit about your year so far. Starting with your album “Seeing Hell” in your own words can you describe the album to us and what makes it different from any music the band has put out before?
-We've been working on Seeing Hell for awhile now. We pull influences from a lot of different genres because being from West Virginia we don't have a huge music scene that influences us. We just listen to the music we'd hear on Tony Hawk's Pro Skater or the sound track from Viva La Bam. We're definitely a weird band. Because of that Seeing Hell is different from anything we've put out and a lot of other stuff out.
Can you tell us a little more about what are y’alls main influences on your songwriting both musically and not musically?
We're influenced by our favorite bands, whether it's older metal bands like Danzig, Charon, Tool, 69 Eyes and Him or Stoner metal like Electric Wizard, Weed Eater, Bong Ripper, Eyehategod or Sleep.
Zach gets a lot of inspiration from really different artists like Biggie, Verse and Slipknot, but Zak loves a lot of stuff like The Devil Makes Three, Avett Brothers, Parker Millsap, Alan Jackson. We also like anything that you should listen to with an eyebrow ring in that's connected to your chain wallet like Godsmack, Charon, cKy, Crossfade, Chevelle and Deftones.
For the band as a whole, what is everyones favorite song on the album?
Cant stop wont stop seems to be the band's motto this year, with all these tour dates and a new album what keeps y’all going?
-Monster energy and truck stop coffee
What is y’alls favorite tour date this year so far? -Definitely the last Kingmaker show. It was around 300-400 people in a room that's supposed to hold 150. Craziest show we've played.
Any funny stories?
We've accidentally went to Mardi Gras twice, once was this year. We saw a lot of boobs, Zak got tackled for stealing a sandwich and we did fake acid. Zach almost got arrested for throwing a tall boy at someone. It was badass.
Here's a fun one. Dream tour! Who would be on the lineup and where would the stops be?
-Type O Negative with Peter Steel's corpse and Danzig co-headlining
Left Behind and Varials as direct support
Bryson Tiller, Biggie, Ja Rule
Deftones, Slayer, Slipknot, Korn
My Chemical Romance opening the tour.
Whole tour is house shows.
Alright last question batman vs iron man what billionaire playboy would win and why?
-Iron Man is pretty cool
Like what you read? Want to check out their music? Good news! You can find Left Behind’s music on iTunes, also the guys are about to start yet another tour! The Seeing Hell tour kicks off May 26th in Pittsburgh, for more information on their tour make sure to drop by their facebook.
iTunes: "Seeing Hell" https://itun.es/us/X6gKab