JD - Drums and backing screams.
Where are you from?
Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Name of band:
Fist to the Sky.
Who else is in your band (if applicable)?
Mickey Murder - lead vocals and bass, Hollywood - rhythm guitars and backing vocals and Flipp - lead guitar and backing vocals.
How would you describe yourselves?
I would say we're a young recipe for disaster. We have the drive and the passion to take over the world. Our music is like a mix between Avenged Sevenfold, Bullet for My Valentine, Five Finger Death Punch, Trivium and Halestorm. Everyone in the band contributes 1000% and the talent is endless.
Who are your main influences musically?
Our main influences as a band are Avenged Sevenfold, Bullet for My Valentine and Trivium. My main influences as a drummer would have to be Chris Adler of Lamb of God, Travis Barker of Blink 182, John Bohnam of Led Zepplin, Shannon Larkin of Godsmack, Matt Halpern of Periphery.. I have so many haha
What do you hope to achieve in music?
We hope to inspire as many lives as we can. We hope to travel the world, playing our music, meeting the most kick ass people as we can and have a great time doing it.
What has been the highlight of your career so far, and why?
The highlight of our career was playing House of Blues in Chicago, IL. Why? Because its one of the most bad ass venues in Chicago. Smack dab, dead in the heart of downtown.. lights... packed house... It's been my dream and even all of our dreams to play a place like that. And we did. May 25th, 2012 to be exact.
And what’s the moment you want to forget?
None of them. Everything happens for a reason. We wouldn't be the musicians we are today without all the good AND the bad ;)
If you could choose just one of your songs to represent your music, what would it be and why?
I would say Down into Hell. Its rough, fast and in your face right off the bat. One of the first songs I wrote with the guys that made me fall in love with their writing styles.
Where can we listen to it?
www.FisttotheSky.com -Official website
Anything else you’d like to say about your band that I forgot to ask?
We are currently in the studio working on a four-song EP recorded by Scott Creekmore (mercenary digital studios) getting it mixed by Lambesis Studios (As I lay Dying) and getting it mastered by Brad Blackwood of Euphonic Recordings (All That Remains, Shinedown, Nonpoint) to be released summer of 2013.