When you think of Australia, even from a music fans perspective, you don’t think of it as the birthplace of great metal bands. INXS – who was never mistaken for being a metal band – is the only Australian band that most people can identify, but over the past 10 years, a rising wave of Aussie Metalcore bands have been pounding the U.S. shores. Examples include: Thy Art is Murder, Parkway Drive, and The Amity Affliction – who we tracked down for an interview at the last Vans Warped tour stop in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Joel Birch talked with Mischievous Mel about their new album ‘Misery’, battling substance abuse and the victims, ink (what piece caught Mel’s interest immediately?), and the band’s video/mini-movie for the track “Ivy (Doomsday)’. Enjoy your time with Mischievous Mel and Joel Birch and thank you for tuning in!