Brit metallers Revealer are gearing up for the release of their new single Nothing; No One in October. We asked the band to take us further into their world by taking on our A-Z challenge!
A song that made you want to make music?
We’ve always wanted to play and tour in a band since we were kids, I guess that influence would’ve derived from seeing bands growing up like Slipknot and Metallica.
Best rider you’ve ever had?
Lots of pizza.
Craziest thing you’ve experienced in the band?
A friend of ours in the Netherlands recently got ‘RVLR’ tattooed on him. That blew our minds.
Deepest lyric one of your songs features?
This would depend on the listener and their experiences but for us ’Nothing; No One’ as a whole is the most sincere song we’ve ever written. All the lyrics in this song came from a real dark place and being able to put pen to paper was the best way of opening up about how I felt at the time. It’s really hard to pick out one line due to this reason, but I feel like the line “My broken frame only shows within the shadows on the wall.” sums up that feeling of loneliness, despair and desperation quite accurately. – George.
Easiest song you wrote?
Overcome off our EP ‘Losing Sight’. That song came together very quickly.
Favourite song in your set?
We’ve been playing ‘Nothing; No One’ at a few shows now and it’s always cool to see the response we get for new songs. We always look forward to that part of the set.
Guest you’d most like to feature on your record?
Vincent Bennet from The Acacia Strain.
Hardest thing about being in a band?
Tying it in with reality.
Interesting fact about one of your members?
Whilst on tour, in Cardiff, Alex started sleep walking in the middle of the night and urinated on our van driver.
Jokes you have in the band?
Key to writing a song?
Write what you want to. Not what you feel you need to.
Longest distance you’ve travelled to play a show?
We’ve only played the UK so far so we’ve not had to travel crazy distances but during out first date of tour with Dock 83 we had to travel from Hull to Ashford which took 5 to 6 hours due to traffic.
Most inspiring musician you’ve experienced?
Jesse Barnett stands up for the things he believes in, whilst standing
against the things he doesn’t believe in with such zealousness. He is so impassioned on stage; any one who’s seen Stick To Your Guns live will know this.
New band you’d recommend?
Galleries. Melodic hardcore from Leeds, UK.
Opening for this band would be ideal?
One of the bands that really made us want to get together and start writing music in the first place; Architects.
Place you’d most like to tour?
Realistically, right now we’d love to do more of the UK and go to mainland Europe. Going to the US would be a dream come true.
Quote you’d like to pass on to our readers?
‘I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your
parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.’ – Henry Rollins
Reason for the title of your recent/forthcoming release?
‘Nothing; No One’; a feeling of being trapped in a perpetual void of
emptiness, loneliness and desperation.
See us live at?
We have lots to announce within the next couple of weeks. You can keep up to date via social media @revealeruk.
The old days of music were better than the current, do you agree?
There was great music back then, there’s great music now. Times change and music changes with it. I think the fact we live in a time where we have so much music is incredible.
We had some coffee mugs made, is that unusual?
Variations you’d like to do of any of your songs?
Not sure if it’s a variation so to speak, but we’d love to have a trap
artist like G-Eazy or Pouya on one of our tracks, that’d be cool.
What do your fans mean to you?
We owe them a lot. Anyone who gives us their time and wants to talk to us about how much they enjoyed seeing us or listening to our music; it means more that we could possibly describe.
X-rays or any other treatments needed for band related injuries?
Jonny broke his hand watching Counterparts. Not our band, but a band related injury non the less.
You’re late for a show, whose fault is it?
This doesn’t happen often but whilst leaving home for a weekender, before we even left our town our van went over a nail and we had to change the tire which made us pretty late unfortunately.
Zoo animal that best describes the personality of your band?