Unveil the Strength, a quintet composed of former members of iconic bands such as Five Finger Death Punch, Sacred Mother Tongue, Invidia, Flatline, Devolved, and Stratovarius, is returning to the soul of hard rock.
Although the band is officially based out of Austin, TX, Unveil the Strength is truly an international band with members in London, Nevada, California, Colorado, and Texas.
Tell us about the history of the band?
I joined Unveil the Strength in January of 2018. Mark Wölfe (vocalist) and I have been friends a long time but we had conflicting schedules musically. We came to a point where we were both free and available to work on music so we got started.
We began writing and recruited Guitarist Andy James, Keyboardist Matt Guillory and Drummer Tim Hassemer. We set out to write real metal music with a real message… to engage fans through great song writing and performance.
How would you describe your music?
We are an active rock/metal band. While we can write a ballad, there is no shortage of shred. There is plenty of technical writing, but never to the degree it takes away from the song. Good grinds, a catchy chorus, and well.. There’s Andy James’ lead work. It’s quite stunning. Dude makes me wanna practice!!
What are your influences/ musical heroes?
Metal wise, it would be bands I have toured with mostly. Slipknot, Korn, Disturbed, Godsmack, Lamb of God… so many LOL… seeing how these bands functioned and performed was amazing. Hero is a strong word. I would venture towards musicians who have a positive message – the kind that make the world better.
What record are you currently listening to?
Honestly… anything Dirty Heads, Rebelution or Stick Figure … I’m a bass player so it’s all about feels…. Metal wise I’m still stuck on 12 foot ninja….
What is your favourite song to perform live?
The next one!
What would be your dream tour to be a part of?
I really just want to be around the positive camps. The happy grateful people who still enjoy the daily grind, shows and energy. People who add to you instead of taking from you.
What is the funniest/weirdest experience you have had on tour?
Legally not allowed to discuss that one hahaha….. but oh man!
What are your current thoughts on the music industry?
It’s really just constantly evolving. It’s tough to navigate, but as in life nothing is permanent. With that in mind I think there has never been a better time than right now!
What advice would you give to someone starting their own band?
Clear your schedule and commit. If you cant give 100% do something else. Tell everyone you are busy and get to work!
What are your future plans?
Kind of in the mood for Tacos…