Message To The Masses is a Metal band from Tuscon, Arizona. They play a fresh variety of music that incorporates Deathcore, Metalcore, Electronica, Orchestral and so much more. I just got introduced to the band a few weeks back and was very impressed. I got the offer to send in a few questions their way and this is what they have to say!
That Drummer Guy: Thank you very much for taking the time to do this interview! Means to an End came out February 26th. With it being out almost 2 months now, has the reception for the release been so far?
Message To The Masses: I’d say it has been very positive and people are starting to know who we are.
TDG: With this release being my introduction to the band. I really appreciate your sense of diversity in the sound. Plenty of heavy parts but so much melodic moments and a lot of great keyboard riffs and synths. Is this the style you were hoping to achieve when you started or has it evolved into what Means To An End shows off?
MTTM: We believe that our sound is always growing and maturing. However, it is the direction we want to go in. The EP was more of just a sampler for everyone to hear our potential and whats to come.
TDG: The songs contain so many layers you don't necessarily hear upon the first listen that makes you wanna go back and see if you can hear everything and explore new things each time. When it comes to the songwriting, is that a natural thing to make it so dense and layered or is that something that comes later in the process?
MTTM: We have always put a ton of layers in our songs, it’s just our style. We love having different textures, synths, and other sounds. All these pieces make who we are.
TDG: With the release of Means To An End, you have signed to the fantastic label Artery Records. How does it feel being able to be a part of a label like this?
MTTM: Artery Recordings has been one of our favorite record labels for awhile now so it’s an awesome achievement for us to be a part of their family now. We always heard how well they treat their bands and now we know why.
TDG: The song that got me introduced to you guys was Blood And Bones, which (along with Open Your Eyes a few months before) are the songs showcased for Means To An End. What made these two songs stand out the most to release them as singles?
MTTM: Well, Open your Eyes was the first song that we wrote for Means to an End and it kind of shaped the rest of it. Playing it live brings so much intensity and you can’t help it but lose yourself. Blood and Bones is another banger that just gets the blood flowing. We knew that we had to release these 2 songs first because of the way they made us feel. They’re mind melting and ear pleasing.
TDG: When you begin the process for the next release, do you feel that you go deeper into new territory or are you going to explore more of what you have done with Means To An End?
MTTM: We are always digging deeper but at the same time we are still pushing farther with the sound that we have already created. We never stand still and are always moving forward.
TDG: The band will be going on a West Coast tour in June with I Declare War and Aenimus. How excited are you guys to land a tour like that?
MTTM: We are extremely excited and cannot wait to be playing alongside with these great names.
TDG: So after the upcoming tour, what is next for the band? Any more touring in 2016? Possible new songwriting?
MTTM: We have a couple shows here and there lined up. We continuously write so there is new MTTM underway. As far as touring goes, you’ll have to wait and see!
TDG: For those unfamiliar with the band, what do you hope people will get out of listening to Message To The Masses?
MTTM: After they have listened to our album, they’re speechless and wondering how they haven’t heard us before haha
TDG: When you are able to relax, what are you listening to?
MTTM: A lot of things but usually, Periphery, Asking Alexandria, The Beatles, Volumes, and etc.
TDG: Thank you very much for taking the time to do this interview. I really enjoy what I've heard from Means To An End and look forward to all of your future endeavors as a band. Before we go is there anything else you'd like to mention that I haven't brought up yet?
MTTM: Check out our music videos on Artery Recordings YouTube page and remember to follow us on all of our social media sites!
Their brand new EP, Means To And End is available NOW through Artery Records!
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