The Alchemist are a progressive metalcore band from Atlanta, Georgia.
Please list all your band members and there roles in the band?
Zac Edwards: Lead Vocals
Nic Connolley: Guitar and bass
Seth Shutter: Drums
For starters what bands were you all apart of prior too (insert band/arist name here) how long has that band been around?
We actually started as band called "she killed the monster" Zac left and the band "vymanna" was the next step, both bands lasted about a year and ended up not working. Zac was in a band called "Abandon ship" for about 2 years and was kicked out do too musical difference. Nic was in a band called "stranger among worlds" for about one year, the band split do to being bust, then nic joined "Aoura" and later left due to no credit and musical difference". Seth has been in the 2 previous bands stated before with nic and zac
What is the origin of the band name and have you changed the bands name before?
The name came from Zac and Nic just spit balling random things. It started as "Late night drives" but seemed too pop punk for the vibe
Who writes the bands songs? Who writes the main topics or themes for your songs and do thinks these topics will change?
Zac and Nic write the main theme of each song and they (so far) are all based off of your basic human ideas, greed, faith, love, fear etc. as well as current events in the world such as ISIS and the government. These ideas will change over time but for now we write to stand for what we believe and the acts of man are a great topic
What bands are currently inspiring the music you are making?
We are very influenced by Every Time I Die, Northlane, Architects, Motionless in white, Asking Alexandria, Silent Planet, Born of Osiris, Bring Me The Horizon. All bands that stand for what they believe and just wrote out standing music.
Was there a particular band/artist or concert that inspired you to do a band?
All of us were just in the metal scene and had been in for awhile. Seeing how well we all meshed and had the same love for music we had no choice but too start an other band. When you go to shows and see bands on stage that you love, you envy that and you kinda just want it haha.
What do you do to get ready for a show? Any flexing, exercising etc...
We aren't playing shows at the moment but we have played together. Normally we drink energy drinks and smoke cigarettes and have a team meeting about how we will play a show like we are touring and we will have the best stage presence someone would ask for. Zac likes to take about 5 mins alone to reflect and get pumped
What is the biggest highlight of the bands career so far?
The biggest highlight had to be releasing the single and the Facebook page. We say this cause we got a lot of notice in a few days and it just gets us so stoked so see whats next
If you could tour with any bands, past or present, who would it be and why?
At this point we would just tour alone if we had too just to get a name out. We actually saw that every time i die and counter parts were touring and we all said we would of KILLED to do that tour. We would love to tour with any band we are inspired by and we each have bands that we would like to tour with.
Anything else to add?
We chose to do music cause it fits. Even if we didn't get picked up by a label we would still make music because its what we know and its what we love. We hope we release music people like and people want more of.