Interview with Know Your Enemy
RPR (VIMH): Hi guys, congrats on your new Video. Tell us about it.
KYE: Thank you! The new video is a streaming video for our new track “Same”. It’s one of a few new tracks we’re releasing this year. The song is about getting beyond our differences and remembering what makes us the same.
RPR (VIMH): What is the inspiration for the band name?
KYE: We named the band after the Rage Against the Machine song “Know Your Enemy”. We’re all fans of the band and believe it’s our way of paying homage to a band that inspired thought.
RPR (VIMH): Which are those elements that separate your new material from your previous?
KYE: he content of our new music is more focused on the things that divide or unite us and less focused on the things that affect us personally. Our new material has more groove and flows differently than our previous recordings.
RPR (VIMH): How’s the fans’ reactions been to the new vid/song so far?
KYE: We’ve had a great reaction. The new single “Same” has gotten a lot of attention and the responses have all been very positive.
RPR (VIMH): Do you prefer to be on the road or in the studio writing and recording?
KYE: We prefer to be on the road. Live shows are the heart of making music. Performing is our main purpose.
RPR (VIMH): How would you describe your music style to someone that hasn’t heard of you before?
KYE: We’d say that we’re an aggressive Heavy Rock band with a HipHop influence. It has a groove, a flow and power.
RPR (VIMH): Which do you consider to be the best male & female vocalist in rock history?
KYE: We all agree that the best male vocalist is definitely Freddy Mercury. He was the best, hands down. Female vocalist is Pat Benatar.
RPR (VIMH): Which is the record you wish you had written and why?
Jason: And Justice for All because then I’d be in Metallica.
Steven: The Devil and God are Raging Inside Me by Brand New. I heard a story that they recorded the album in an old church with a ton of equipment and that would’ve been cool.
Fonz: Ænima by Tool. That is a masterpiece. It’s a perfect balance of beautiful melody’s and aggression.
Byron: Appetite for Destruction by GnR. That album changed my life.
RPR (VIMH): Were you obliged to give just one album to extraterrestrials that would represent the whole human music, which album would it be and from which band/artist?
KYE: The White Album by The Beatles.
RPR (VIMH): If you had the chance to travel in time… where would you choose to go? To the past or the future and why?
Jason: I’d go back to the 50s so I could influence Rock N Roll.
Steven: The year 3000. So I could chill with Fry, Leela and Bender.
Fonz: I’d go back to the 1492 so I could kick Christopher Columbus in the nuts.
Byron: If I could travel in time, I’d go back to the 80s because I love hair Metal and I’d totally want to be in like, Motley Crue.