Sinsation take on the A-Z challenge

Our A-Z challenge is a fun way to get to know the many bands and artists out there. Here it’s the turn of Sinsation to tell us all about themselves!

In today’s A-Z challenge, we asked Sinsation to tell us all about themselves!

A song that made you want to make music?

ExodusBonded by Blood.
The ClashLondon Calling.
The BeatlesSergeant Peppers. Adema. Korn. Slayer

Best rider you’ve had?

Rider – Coffee, tea, whiskey, beer, wine, soda and bottled water.

Snacks – cookies, cheese & crackers, fruit and assorted candy

Sandwich platter

Clean towels and hand towels

A runner to get anything that may be requested or needed.

This was at The Metro in Chicago.

Craziest moment you’ve had in the band?

When we played in East LA at a crazy backyard party/festival and a guy was so drunk he was convinced that our merch table was a bathroom and tried to piss on our merch numerous times.

Deepest lyric one of your songs features?

The chorus of “only the strong” would be one of the deepest. A lot of people carry big egos and believe they’re bigger, better, stronger. In the end, we all turn to dust and we’re here for a blip.

“Only the strong survive, but nobody makes it out alive.”

Easiest song you wrote?

Horns Up Fangs Out. Billy played a beat and Sammy loved it so much that he recorded it and wrote the main riff we collaborated from there,it was a really streamlined process.

Favourite song in your set?

Horns Up Fangs Out

Guest you’d most like to feature on your record?

Did not answer.

Hardest thing about being in a band?

Did not answer.

Interesting fact about one of your members?

Billy is a killer surfer, Sammy paddleboards and free dives/takes underwater videos. Sado works in virtual reality and is well versed in AI.

Jokes you have in the band?

Yea that our bass player Mike can eat 7 pizzas, chips, cheeseburgers, junk food and he’s completely shredded. Six pack and everything! The guy can eat anything and looks just as chiseled as ever.

Key to writing a song?

I don’t have a “key” to writing songs really. If I get inspired, it starts to come to me.  Sometimes I’ll sit for two hours and not get one line, but another session I might have a full song in two hours.

Longest distance you’ve travelled to play a show?

We drove 10 hours to Arizona and Billy and Mike drove with no air conditioner with the windows down in the 110 degree heat. And drove back the same night! That’s dedication!!

Most inspiring musician you’ve experienced?

It was amazing meeting the band Adema and Sammy loved meeting Mike Muir from Suicidal Tendencies. Also Michael Angelo was cool. Burning Witches were very inspiring as well.

New band you’d recommend?

Suppressed Intentions. Living Darkness, Die Tired, SuckerTrap, Hexenghul. Fused By Defiance.

Opening for this band would be ideal?

Lamb of God or Arch Enemy would be epic. Or Rammstein.

Place you’d most like to tour?

Europe would be incredible. Especially Sammy’s homeland England.

Quote you’d like to pass on to our readers?

”We have our DSN antennas up, please respond back if you’re reading or hearing this!!”

Reason for the title of your recent/forthcoming release?

It is a love letter for fans and an invitation to join our vampire forces for eternity…Sinsation Nation

See us live at?

The Whisky A Go Go or Viper Room Hollywood. That’s our stomping grounds. All around LA and the high desert festival and beyond.

The old days of music were better than the current, do you agree?

Not necessarily. We have been able to build our following through social media and we have built up a lot of incredible sponsors. Skull Strings, TigerLuv Guitars, WarpCore Pickups, Artificial Guitars, Poison Valley Clothing, Sophia Tremelos, Coffin Case, Dirtbag Clothing, Soultone Cymbals. Just to name a few. Also we have worked with some great labels, especially Sodeh Records, our current label. Back in the day it was really difficult to find a label, only select few made it.

Unusual merchandise?

Unusual is relative. Decide for yourselves. We have a lot of plans that haven’t come to full fruition though. We do have SINSATION sunglasses and we sell cool rings at shows.

Variations you’d like to do on any of your songs?

Did not answer.

What do your fans mean to you?

Absolutely everything! Without fans we would be nothing! We have 2 fans that have tattooed our name on their skin! It’s incredible. Robin is our superfan.

X-rays or any treatments needed for band related injuries?

Fortunately not and we don’t intend to. Health is very important to us bloodsuckers.

You’re late for a show, whose fault is it?

Traffic of course. Ha ha

Zoo animal that next describes the personality of your band?

A vampire bat for sure because we are vampires and it’s a perfect beast for our band and is on a lot of our merch and videos.

Elizabeth Birt

May 9, 2024

Band management assistant. Goth princess and lover of all things music and sport.


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