Pretty much everything is exactly the same on our end, nothing has changed. We played some mainstream shows before we were on the See Spot Rock tour. We have done some club dates way before when we were indies still. We will play anywhere. We have always had that motto. We will play anywhere, any place. We don't care. Because our message in our hearts and everything we stand for is going to stay the same no matter where we go.
We have been writing. We have a new song that we have been playing. We have some other ideas. We are going to be writing a lot probably this winter, and hoping to be ready to record any time in 2004 as early as we can. We are hoping to somehow release a short EP to our fans by the end of the year, but we have to go through all the legal hoops to make that happen. We want to try to get a new song out to them now, and hold them over until that album comes out.
I don't know if we do things so much different, it is just what we do. We try to do our best at everything we do. We have always been hardworking and trying to come up with new ideas. We play as hard as we can and put as much into it as possible. I think maybe lyrical content, our stuff is a little bit different than most. Even Christian bands, there is a little bit stronger message I think. Bolder maybe, not so abstract in our music than a lot of other Christian bands, let alone the mainstream bands.
I would definitely do it, but I don't think there is one thing that can be done that is not being done right now. Especially Christian rock bands, a lot of the new ones are really good. Bands are getting better and better. Even with some of the bands now, there is a fine line between the mainstream sound and the Christian rock bands. They are starting to get so much better. After a while I think all of the mainstream labels are going to end up taking all of the really good Christian bands and all of the bands will be on major labels. I think eventually over the next ten years it will evolve that way. We will all just be one thing.
We have a lot of influences. We all come from different backgrounds. Brad is Metallica, Dream Theater, Rush, and that genre. Travis (guitar) is almost all 311. He has some of The Urge influence also. Kalel (bass) is The Urge probably most of all. Me, I have a ton of influences from all types of genres. I was really into jazz for a long time. It's hard to say really for me.
"We are Christians in a Christian band!"...
"We give it all every show."
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