February 17, 2017 |

Chatting to Alex Koehler of Chelsea Grin!

Chatting to Alex Koehler of Chelsea Grin!

February 17, 2017 |

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When Chelsea Grin's recent UK and European tour rocked in to Cardiff, we were there to chat to lead vocalist Alex Koehler

So you've started the tour, how's it been so far?

"Good, really good actually, better than expected so really stoked."

You previously toured with Betraying the Martyr's, has it been good to catch up with them?

"No, I hate them. Everyday I'm waking up and see their faces and it just sucks... nah I'm just kidding, their really good friends of ours and it's really good to see them again."

How's it been meeting the guys from Void Of Vision and Make Them Suffer?

"It's been great, we get along really well. We're all on the same bus together so we've been able to chill."

In July you released your newest album self inflicted, how's it been seeing the fans reactions to the new material?

"It's been great, the last time we were out here was in support for our Ashes To Ashes record and since then we really wanted to go back to our roots and be really heavy"

What's your favourite song on the new album personally?

"We play a song called Strung Out and it's the first time we've played it and that one has been one of my favourites since we wrote it and playing it live has been a lot of fun, it's got a lot of energy."

Is it quite personal?

"All the songs on this record are quite personal, I wrote the lyrics based on real life experiences. With 'strung out' there's been someone in my family who's dealt with severe drug addiction and had to over come it. So that's what I kinda wrote the song about. It's a lot of fun to play and really means something to me."

Even though you're still touring the Self Inflicted album, have you began any work on any new records or songs?

"We're constantly writing, not necessarily for a new record, we're all musicians and we all love what we do... We're gonna buckle down and start writing a new album soon."