As the Metal 2 The Masses (M2TM) kicks into full swing with heats across the breadth of the UK and abroad taking place, bands progressing whilst some fall by the wayside, it's once again time for GMA to probe the bands who have entered this prestigious competition that allows the eventual region winners to earn a slot at playing the New Blood Stage at Bloodstock Open Air Festival near Burton-Upon-Trent.
First up is Kill For Company from London; questions answered by guitarist Quinton Lucion
How did Kill For Company form and what is the meaning behind the band name?
"We formed in 2014 as our singer Tom got in contact with me (Quinton) to finish off a set of tracks we wrote in 2012. My only stipulation was that I wanted to write with a live drummer and so we found Dan. We solidified the line up in mid 2015 and have been playing live since. We just thought the name sounded cool to be honest."
What range of influences do you take? Band-wise and sound-wise?
"In terms of image we don't model ourselves on anything in particular. Sound wise we take influence from bands like Pantera, Megadeth, Metallica, Pantera, Gojira, Vader, Decapitated to name a few."
Is this your first time participating in M2TM? (If yes are you / were you nervous? If no what emotions were / are you feeling?)
"This is our first time round [playing] the M2TM cycle and are delighted that we are in the quarter finals. We weren't sure what to expect in our heat but it was well organised and we just felt happy to be a part of it."
What is the London Metal scene like right now?
"It's pretty good at the moment. Lots of good bands supporting each other."
What hobbies does the band have outside of music?
"Practising on our instruments if I was to pick between Dan and I. I know that's not outside of music but that is what we do. Tom's hobbies are probably to do with watching films and having an interest in history."
What plans do you have for the rest of the year?
"To finally release our debut e.p and get back to playing shows. We endured a personal setback this year but are intending to come back with full force."