at: 17th, July 2016
Being a rather young band formed in 2015, I would hke to ask
what are the most memorable memories would you extract from
this first year of existence?
"My personal memorable memones from our first year of
existence would have to be 98 Hemenway It is one of the
dorms at Berklee College of Music we lived in for the summer
It was a fucking nightmare No air conditioning and mice everywhere
It got to a potnt when Sean Brady and I would be working on
a song and we would see three mtce run by our feet and not
be phased They would come all the time. I actually named one
of them Jerry Never pa’d hts port’on of rooming and food
Take us briefly through your life's musical journey. Were
either of you classically trained as a child? Musically,
what were some of your early favontes? What music did you
enjoy early on, but later grew out of?
"None of us were classically trained when we were kids
Berklee College of Music, for me, is the first time I really
dwed into theory and harmony of music In terms of music that
I have grown out of. I haven't haha. Metal music has been a
part of my life since I was in the 6th grade and it
continues .to be apart of who I am as a person. It truly is
a lifestyle that I feel most real and organic in "
How much time and effort do you spend on the band to get
everything to look and sound the right way?
"Our rehearsals are focused on tightness Since we are
all busy with work and school, a lot relies on independent
practrce. My guys know that they have to show up to
rehearsal knowing their individual assignments in each song
When we rehearse together, that's when the magtc really
happens Maktng the sound sharper, tighter, louder, and
worktng on showmanship as opposed to trying to figure out a
nff or drum pattern for an hour and a half saves time and
definttely gets us more prepared for the show"
How do you find your sound? You have taken a whole bunch of
tnfluences such as groove, hard rock, heavy metal and thrash
and mix them together to make it your brew.
"The hope and mtss]on for Intoxicated Rage Js to change
the perception to metal to the ignorant ear We want people
to move, dance, mosh, and have a great time We try to make
our shows as engaging and as fun as possible for everyone in
the room- If we can produce music that can help create a
bond, a memory, or even a moment for someone to go nuts with
us in the end that's what matters most"
Talking about your first EP "Patient Zero Boston",
could you tell me something about the process of making
these five songs? What kind of composing is more congenial
and insplratlve for you?
"1 take what I feel and I transcribe it into music What
better way to remove all the shlt and filth that builds up
inside you then ye]hng into a microphone and playing a
badass rift? These songs deal w’th a lot of personal built
up rampage that
I have carried and it needed to be released, hence the birth
of an Patient Zero Boston."
Being produced the EP for yourselevs, I should have to ask
how hard is it to release a demo on your own and then spread
it to the right channels?
"Its work, but the right people respond Now I'm not
saying every club/venue we submit to responds back, but the
people who have, know exactly what we are aiming
for To be the loudest, heaviest, and most entertaining live
band out there"
How pleased are you with your final recorded work? How are
the general reactions towards the EP?
"I wanted something raw Literally something that almost
sounded like it was recorded live I want the listener to get
the true experience of what it sounds and feels like to be
at an Intoxicated Rage show Johnny Mo, a close friend of the
and an Music Production and Engineer major at Berklee,
recording and captured that feeling We could have spent
hundreds of dollars on really getting a tight studio
sounding recording, but I rather give out what we really
sound like Not like the processed music heard today. Real
and RAWI That's why we recorded it in our basement."
How do you see the character of topics you transfer through
Intoxicated Rage's lyncs? Is it positive or negative, or
"The lyrics are motivational Everyone has a story and
some people have some very dark stories I hope when people
hear Intoxicated Rage's music, they don't
feel alone. Even a hard motherfucker like me doesn't like to
Do you have serious opportunities for live shows in, your
area? How many times per month can you play live?
"Currently, we are playing a Showcase Festival with
Landmark Events in August, which will hopefully give us an
opportunity to expand our music and shows to Canada and work
with notable producer Glen Robinson, who has worked with
AC/DC, The Beach Boys, and Deep Purple We will also be
playing a show at the end of July in Worcester, MA. We try
to play as much as we can. The
more we play, the better we become and the more people
Please tell us what are the bands to keep an eye on ’n your
at the moment. Do you feel a strong connection between the
ug bands in Boston, or Is it more like everybody following
its own way?
"Being a very fresh band, we are still pretty new to
the "U G " scene I love to play with as many bands
as possible There will, always be a competitive edge, but
that's what makes it fun and keeps pushing us to be better Bands
that we have played with or have watched that have blown me
away are Seven Spires, Beast of Nod, Menthlus, and NO/HUGS
These guys really put everything they got Into their shows
and they have developed their own unique voice "
We live in a globalized world where there are no borders to
be crossed thanks to the internet How do you best utihze
this to gain the outmost for you band?
"Everyone is on social media Whether you're the front
desk gym guy checking in people or the CEO of a paper
company, everyone uses social media either for personal fun
or to expand their bus’ness; however, the ’nternet is
over-saturated It is easy to skip a bands profile or to
ignore someone who asks you to "hke" their page on
Facebook Being creatwe hke doing live footage of our shows
or posting videos of our hves outside the music realm helps
How do you perceive the advances of technology and the
internet changing the music industry In the future?
"1 think technology acts like a double edge sword when
it comes to the music industry It is truly amazing how we
can send my our songs to so many people without
even leaving my own home, however, the abJhty to steal music
inevitable There are not enough restrictions to the
protechon of music People can argue that bands hke Metalhca,
Shpknot, Black Sabbath, have enough money to sustain their
Iw’ng, but ft doesn't matter. Musicians work hard for their
creation. They bleed and sweat for it and for someone to
just take it like it's a fucking free sample of roast beef
at the deh market makes me fucking sick"
Thank you for taking the time to speak to The Pain Fucktory
Do you have any final words, or anything you would hke to
"1 want to say thank you to The Pain Fucktory for giwng
Intoxicated Rage the opportunity to voice Its music and its
name to the pubhc We appreciate the love and will return the
favor To all musicians that are working hard day after day
to make their dreams come true, keep pushlng and never stop
As James Hetfield said,
"Dare to fall " If you don't, you will never