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BURDENS WITHIN INTERVIEW
Conducted by Resa D
Who all is part of the band and what do they play?
Danny Rivers - Vocals
Ryan "Ryno" Batterings - Lead Guitar
Mike Rley - Rhythm Guitar
Ryan Kline - Bass Guitar
Craig Thomas - Drums
Where do you hail from?
Crawfordsville, IN. Mid-West Indiana
What does your name mean? How did you come up with it?
A lot of our songs are about everyday life; things that happen to people. We feel that everyone has some Burdens Within and thought that would be a good name.
How is it that you came to play in the metal scene?
We have a lot of influences with the five of us. Metal music being one of them along with Grunge, Hard Rock, Classic Rock, Punk, etc... We play pretty much whatever comes out. We don't shoot for anything specific. We just consider ourselves a Rock N Roll Band.
What are some of your influences?
There really are too many to list. But a few would be Korn, Metallica, Megadeath, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Otep, Mastadon, Ozzy, Jeff Buckley, Sublime, The Doors, Highly Suspect, etc...
What are your goals for the future?
We are planning on trying to get out and do a tour in 2019, along with playing a lot more shows. We are also working on new material and will be releasing new stuff in 2019.
It's always awesome to hear that you 'sound like this band' or there are elements in there of a band, what are your thoughts and feelings when you are compared to those bigger names?
Danny - It's good to know 'cause you're most likely connecting with that person or will be through your music if it feels somewhat familiar to them.
Mike - I think it's bound to happen, especially if said band or bands are one of the members influences.
Ryan K - Nothing but flattery. It's always nice to be compared to one of your rock heroes.
Who would you ask to be on an album? Go on tour with you? And why them?
Danny - I'd like to see the Red Hot Chili Peppers, to tour with that band and to do at least one song with me.
Mike - Lizzie Hale and tour with her band. Lizzie is so versatile and has such a powerful voice. Would love to tour with Halestorm because they are such a fun, energetic powerhouse of a band.
Ryan K - We all have different bands we'd like to tour with, some of the ones I would like to tour with are Tool, Metallica, Korn, Incubus, and Gemini Syndrome. I would love to have Brian Head Welch star in our music video for our track, "The Devils Due". The song is about a man battling with the devil but won't let him capture his soul. If you know of Head's battles with addiction and finding Jesus, what better iconic person to play this man.
If you could make up your own 10 city stop tour, with money being no object, what cities would it be and why?
Danny - 1. Vegas 2. Vegas 3. Vegas 4. Los Angeles 5. Chicago 6. Paris 7. Rome 8. Vegas 9. Vegas 10. Vegas
Mike - I would just be happy hopping on the summer festival circuit.
Ryan K - 1. San Franscisco, CA 2. Los Angeles, CA 3. Los Vegas, NV 4. Phoenix, AZ 5. Houston, TX 6. Chicago, IL 7. Indianapolis, IN 8. Atlanta, GA 9. New Orleans, LA 10. New York City, NY.
If Hollywood came to you and said we're making a film of your band, who would play each member and why would you pick those actors/characters?
Mike - For Danny - Channing Tatum, For Ryan B - David Spade, for myself - Bill Engvall, for Ryan K - Kevin Smith and for Craig - Christian Bale.
Ryan K - Humm that's a tough question to answer. I'd leave it up to the casting crew.
If your managere or lead front man of the group said, "here is the list of those five cover songs you wanted to do," what songs are on that list
Danny - I'd like to do Lydia from Highly Suspect and Everyday from Nine Inch Nails. Then I'd say let's get back to o ur set.
Mike - There isn't a lot of cover songs that come to mind that I would like to do. I would probably just say let's write new songs instead lol.
Ryan K - We already do 3 covers in our own way. 1 - For What It's Worth by Buffalo Springfield is on our album. It's a great political song that still carries relevance today. 2 - We do a cover of Rag and Bone Man's Human on our electric set live. It's just a heartfelt, soulful song. 3 - We do John Lennons Imagine when we play our acoustic set. Probably one of the best songs ever written. It's so truful, I mean imagine all the living life in peace. 2 songs I'd like to cover? How about L7 - Shitlist. Everyone has those feelings about someone or something during the span of their life. And last but not least, how about Faith No More Midlife Crisis? Just because it's a cool song.
If you could switch positions in the band, what would you want to be and why? AND if you could play in a major band for one night only, who would it be and why?
Danny - I think I'd like to play drums and I would like to play with Blind Melon.
Mike - Probably the drums. I played drums in a couple of bands before and although I wasn't awesome at it, I still enjoyed it. I think it would be cool to play with Seether.
Ryan K - I would like to play Guitar 'cause Ryno looks like he's having so much fun. If I could play bass in a jamor band for one night, I'd play bass in KORN. I think that would be a blast.
What was the first song you ever learned?
Danny - I'm not sure, but I think it was actually a Rage Against The Machine song.
Mike - Jump In The Fire by Metallica
Ryan K - I think it was Basket Case by Green Day.
We all know mistakes happen, as no show is ever perfect, but how do you handle them?
Danny - We just stay in the moment. The mistakes over and we need to continue doing what we came to do...ROCK!
Mike - Recover as gracefully as you can lol, and keep the show rolling.
Ryan K - Just fix it asap and move on. Most of the time people don't even realize it was a mistake if you don't look worried about it lol.
Be it a location or a stadium, what is the one place that is a MUST for you to play and why?
Danny - I want to play the Whiskey A Go Go!
Mike - I would like to win a lottery and build my own venue and play it! I have some great ideas for an amazing place. Would love for it to become a reality one day.
Ryan K - What was Rock On the Range, I think it's now called The Sonic Temple Art and Music Festival. That has been on my radar for years. It would be a true honor to be a part of it.
Any advice for aspiring musicians/bands?
Danny - Do each show with no expectations but to Rock it!
Mike - Work hard, make the band a priority, network, be cautious of the entermainment world, not everything is as it seems.
Ryan K - Never give up. Always do your best and just make great music.
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