Another Day’s Armor is a Rock / Alternative Metal band from New York. Combining the huge, mainstream sound of arena rock with borderline metal instrumental work, the band started to create a buzz for themselves with debut singles “Reflections” and “Simple As Sin.” Coming off the momentum of the previous two singles, the band has been working on their debut EP which is set to release mid summer 2018.
Coming up in a time where very few bands put any emphasis into their image and persona, ADA pride themselves on standing out from the crowd both visually, and musically. With an image reminiscent of a time where rock was on top of the music world, Another Day’s Armor refuses to be just another “faceless” band, wanting their fans to feel connected to every member: Logan Manganelli – Vocals, Nick Palma – Lead Guitar, Ryan Bicknell – Rhythm Guitar, Joe Grunski – Bass, and Alec Keshishian – Drums.
Another Day’s Armor aren’t just a band, they are a movement for the future of rock. Guitarist Ryan Bicknell recently gave us this interview.
Tell us about the history of the band?
Another Day’s Armor technically formed in 2015 with Nick (guitar) and Alec (Drums.) Since then it took some time to find the right members, we even put out two singles with a different vocalist, but we had to make some changes for the future of the band. Because of that, we couldn’t be happier with the lineup that we have now and we can safely say we’re making the music we’ve always wanted to.
How would you describe your music?
We feel that our sound is a hybrid between rock and metal. Instrumentally, we like to be able to get technical and experimental at times, but vocally we like to focus on mainly singing as opposed to screaming in order to reach a broader audience. If rock is going to come back to the forefront of music, it has to be something everyone can get into and music with harsh vocals just has a smaller demographic unfortunately.
What are your influences/ musical heroes?
Everyone in the band has different influences but as a whole, I’d say we take inspiration from other bands who have successfully blended that hard rock/ metal sound together so well. Modern bands such as: Avenged Sevenfold, Black Veil Brides, Asking Alexandria. And classic bands such as: Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, Alice In Chains. Just to name a few of course.
What record are you currently listening to?
We recently discovered that Ozzy has a full cover album called “Under Cover” and we’ve been jamming that a lot lately.
What is your favourite song to perform live?
Our newest song “Death Investing” is definitely my favourite to play right now. It’s exciting to work on something for so long and finally put it out and be able to play it live.
What would be your dream tour to be a part of?
Not so much a tour but one of our goals is to one day headline all of the biggest rock festivals around the world such as Download, Rock Am Ring, Wacken Open Air, etc.
What is the funniest/weirdest experience you have had on tour?
We haven’t toured yet but when we do, we’ll let you know!
What are you current thoughts on the music industry?
I think the current music industry is probably the worst its ever been for rock and metal at least. There seems to be no new bands coming up. Every festival has the same bands headlining every year and it’s really sad to see the lack of young talented bands being showcased. Our goal is to change that and show the community that there is a movement happening.
What advice would you give to someone starting their own band?
Start as young as possible, make mistakes and learn from them. Don’t get too caught up in the business side of things and just have fun.
What are your future plans?
Right now we’re waiting to release our debut EP. It’s been such a long time in the making and we are so excited to finally put our music out to the world. Aside from that, we are always playing shows and hopefully we will be touring very soon!