Welcome to “Six Questions With…,” a series of interviews with emerging artists, musicians, and bands focusing on the music scene and how they live within it. It started as a quick, fun project, but has quickly gained serious interest, so we’re making this a permanent feature on the site. Over time, the questions may change, but the sentiment will stay intact. This is a way for independent artists to be discovered by new fans on a global scale.
Within in each post, you will find all of their social media links, and also either a link to their music, or the ability to stream at least one of their tracks or videos, depending on the availability.
We hope you enjoy this series, and if you know anyone that might be interested in being part of it, please have them reach out to us for more information.
Next in the hot seat is Minneapolis-based indie hardcore rap-metal band Alarm For War. We have not had the privilege of featuring Alarm For War here on the pages of Indie Minded, so we are thrilled to bring you this short interview. If you’re not familiar with them, sit back and enjoy! This is what is great about this series – the discovery of new music.
For those who may not be familiar, please tell us about your music: the type of music you play, where you are from, and how you got started?
Alarm For War is a hard-core rap metal band out of Minneapolis MN. People have continuously compared us to the likes of Rage Against The Machine on steroids, Alice In Chains styled singing, Dragon Force, Linking Park etc. When I was 12 I was in the studio when a seasoned singer noticed that I was singing on key to what he was singing. I was then asked if I could rap sing to an album that was not yet finished. I was then asked to take a test run in the studio, everybody was surprised and happy. It was brought to some record label executives and publicists who both agreed that we were onto pretty special here.
As an artist, how do you define success?
Success to us would be, reaching the young people of this country that have been literally subjected to everything and protected from nothing!
What do you find to be your greatest struggle when it comes to the music business?
People not doing what they say they are going to do.
If you could only play ONE of your songs for the rest of your career, which one would it be?
“Control Of My Mind”
We don’t have that one, but check this one out:
Who do you consider your greatest influences?
Jesus Christ and my Dad!
Outside of music, what do you like to do that you feel contributes to the creativity that you tap into for your music?
Reaching out to the young people of today who in being apart of the answer, not the problem.