At Battles End
Interview with At Battles End with Big Hoss At Chain Reaction 5/18/07
Big Hoss: Do you guys have a myspace?
Matt: Yes we do its www.myspace.com/atbattlesend
Big Hoss: What are your names and positions in the band?
Jon: I’m a guitarist.
James: I’m the drummer.
Big Hoss: How did you guys come up with your band name?
Josh: I came up with the idea and I don’t remember what it meant.
Matt: What it means is like at battles end the battle could be life and at the end you find Jesus Christ.
Big Hoss: Do you have any previous band names?
Matt: “Up To Me” but that was before we were playing shows and stuff like that.
Big Hoss: How many people in the band are original members?
Matt: 3 members.
Big Hoss: What venue would you guy want to play that you haven’t played already?
Matt: Showcase, Glass House and House Of Blues would be great and Soma.
Big Hoss: What was your best and worst venue to play at?
James: Skate parks and softball fields are the worst.
Matt: I think chain is the best place to play at.
Big Hoss: Who do you one day want to open up for?
Matt: Suicide Silence, we had the chance, we played the battle of the bands and got second so it was cool.
Big Hoss: What inspires most of your lyrics?
Matt: Religion, morals and girls most definitely.
Big Hoss: Where do you wish your band to be in 5 years?
Jon: Signed and touring.
Big Hoss: What other instruments can each member play besides the one they play in the band?
Josh: Guitar, Bass, Drums and Piano but I suck at all of them except guitar.
Matt: I play vocals.
Big Hoss: Any funny or interesting stories after a show?
Jon: well we go to dennys every time but that is not at all funny or interesting.
Matt: Yeah, one time after our set someone got robed at gunpoint here at Chain reaction in the parking lot.
Big Hoss: What do you guys think about UFO’s?
Jon: Keep them away from me!
Josh: Their crazy.
Matt: I’m pretty sure we all don’t believe in aliens.
Big Hoss: What do you guys do for work other then the band?
Jon: I’m an EMT.
Josh: I wipe tables at Lucille's.
Matt: I do the same thing.
James: I work at leisure world and watch old people play cards.
Big Hoss: What was some of you’re favorite bands growing up?
Jon: Metallica, Black Sabbath and all the old stuff.
Matt: I’m going to say Brand New, As I Lay Dying and I am ashamed to say this but Hawthorn Heights and then Suicide Silence.
Josh: Job For A Cowboy, The Faceless, and Dashboard.
Big Hoss: Do you guys ever get or find groupies?
Matt: We like talk to them we don’t sleep with them or any thing, we have seen girls wile up on stage start to cry and that’s weird.
Big Hoss: What’s your guy’s latest cd?
Josh: one day I was sitting on myspace and I just threw out and name and it was “Selfishness”
Big Hoss: While recording did it feel like it took long or was it short?
Matt: well it took Jon the longest but It took 5 days.
Big Hoss: So after recording did you guys like the results?
Josh: oh yeah.
Matt: defiantly proud of it.
Big Hoss: Where can people get it?
Josh: At shows.
Matt: yeah, but if someone lives in Alabama we can send them a few copy’s
Big Hoss: What do your fans say about it?
Matt: They really like it.
Big Hoss: when did you find out that you could sing like you do?
Matt: Like 6 months ago, I sounded horrible before, but I just kept practicing and it took a couple of months to get it down.