They’re still in school — most of ’em, anyways — and here to further your education in face-smashing metalcore. Feel the burn with From the Ashes of Hope.
What does From the Ashes of Hope sound like?
"The next big thing in Las Vegas."
You’ve got some pretty brutal breakdowns in your tunes. It makes us want to break stuff. What are some other recommended activities while listening to you dudes?
"That’s why we wrote them! To make people move. Things to do: Get in that mosh pit and tear it up."
Your singer, Travis Hill, often sounds like he’s in severe pain — you know, in a good way. Do you have to drop an anvil on his foot or something to get to him to sound like that?
"No, more like his dad’s boat anchor. He developed the scream watching YouTube tutorials and experimenting with his vocal cords.
You’re still in school. How hard is it to juggle a band with your schoolwork?
"Yes, everybody except Adam (Garcia), one of our guitar players. We are all very dedicated to this band and we have supportive parents. So after we do our homework, we head to Travis’ house to practice."
This town isn’t known to be terribly teen-friendly when it comes to all-ages shows. What do you make of the Vegas all-ages scene?
"It most definitely is not a teen-friendly town that’s for sure. But there are a few great venues that have helped us gain our fan base: The Farm and Area 702. But overall, the scene here in Vegas could most definitely be better. It’s pretty weak unfortunately."
Hear From the Ashes of Hope at myspace.com/fromtheashesofhope.
Contact reporter Jason Bracelin at jbracelin@review journal.com or 702-383-0476.