13 Killings (Hardcore)

Written by Jonny Havoc

13 Killings
Posted Sep 1, 2006.

Shane- Vocals
Mike- Vocals
Frank- Guitar
Chuy- Guitar
Ramone- Bass/Keys
Cameron- Drums

What is music to you?
Music to us is life but then again every band says that, so music to us is an every day thing we work on.

What is the best thing about music?
The best thing about music is sharing and showing to our fans.

What is the worst thing about music?
The worst thing about music is if someone steals you music like a beat, or a riff.

What do you want to see happen thru music in the future?
To us playing music is everything, we do our best at every show, we promote like crazy just to get our name out there.

What other instruments can you play?
-Mike records music for other bands and rap groups
-Frank also play the piano besides the guitar
-Ramone also does vocals beside the bass and keys

What do you guys do for work right now, other than playing music?
- Chuy works at a fast food place
-Cameron works at Tower Records

What were some of your favorite bands growing up?
Bleeding Through, Craddle Of Filth, Dimmu Borgir, Still Remains, The Black Dahlia Murder.

Did your parents like you playing music and the person you are today?
Yeah our parents support us all the way, even tho we are still in school they still support us 100%.

Is there a venue or area you would like to play that you have not played before?
We would like to play the whiskey in hollywood, and showcase in corona.

What is your favorite venue or area to play shows?
House Of Blues, The Galaxy Theatre and Chain Reaction.

How was your first show?
Our fist show was at hogue barmichaels, it was alright, we sucked back then.

Where was your best show?
Our best show was at the alley with As Blood Runs Black.

What religion are you and does that have an effect on your music?
No not really, some of us are christian and some of us are not.

How did you come up with your band name and what does it means?
Well we didnt have a band name for about a month when we started the band,we were going to name the band Press By The Dead, but one of our friends said "why dont you name it 13killings", it was a weird and random name but i guess we stuck with that.

What would you say to a kid who has no faith in himself?
We would say, dont trip, enjoy life you only live once.

Why do you play music, what makes you strive to be heard?
Cuz we love the feeling when were making new music, and performing on stage

Why would anyone want to hear your music and what you are saying thru it?
We want everyone to hear us, if they dont like us , will just move on to the next person.

How many people in the band right now are the original band members?
We have 6 band members and only 5 original band members

What brought your band together?
The music we listens to brought us together

Any funny or interesting stories?
Oh yeah, a couple weeks we were all hanging out at ramones house, chuy got really drunk and he past out, meaning falling asleep, then he pissed himself so frank had to take off his pants and boxers, and put on franks lil gym shorts.

How long have you been a band?
A year and a half.

If you guys could open for one band, who would it be?
The Black Dahlia Murder, Bleeding Through, Dimmu Borgir.

What do you wish for your band to be in 5 years?
We wish the band would make it big, we wish we can tour around the world.

What is the best thing about being a band?
The friendship we have, its great even tho we fight a lot, its all good.

When was your band formed?
In oct. 2004

How old were each of you when starting to play instruments?
shane- 14
mike- 14
ramone- 12
frank- 10

As a band still in highschool what kind of respect or disrespect do you guys get?
Well a lot of record labels still turn us down cuz we are still a young band , i guess.

Where have you been playing lately and how has your response been?
We've been playing at the alley, chain reaction and the Galaxy Theatre lately , and the response are great, the kids are awesome.

What inspires each of you to play?
Our fans.

Have you ever been on tour, how many and how did you go?
Not yet, but we've played a lot of shows.

Your your latest cd, what do you guys think about it and what did your fans say about it?
Our latest cd is pretty good, but we were kind of rushing making it but the fans love it so it works out.

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