Interview with NuMetal Duo Idol Kings Band Interviews

Interview with NuMetal Duo Idol Kings

MuzicNotez: What motivated you to start creating music? What age did you begin?

Idol Kings:
Rob – I started creating music around 17 or so. I was heavily involved in sports. So i didn’t take it real serious until, I blew my chance at a scholarship to play football. I was always motived by the bright lights, the big moments, the big crowds. But what really motivated me to take it serious was, when I got into certain artist and I could relate to their stories. Or that I could feel their emotion in the songs. Almost therapeutic.

Dale – Music wasn’t really something I had set out to do. I loved listening to it, but it never really crossed my mind to do it myself. I was in my last year of high school (2010) when I saw a friend performing at the school talent show. He sang a Michael Jackson song, with the moves and everything. I just remember watching him and thinking how easy he made it look. I went home that night and started singing along to the Avenged Sevenfold album “City Of Evil” and thought to myself “I don’t actually sound that bad!” So I downloaded a 14 day free trail of music software. I was only 15, so I didn’t really have the money to afford it back then. I had a cheap USB microphone that came with the game ‘Guitar Hero’ so I plugged that in, and just recorded a song. It didn’t really matter to me at the time if the lyrics made sense or not, but I posted it on Facebook, and it got shared a lot by my family and friends. So I thought “This could be cool!” Looking back, it sounded like trash! But yeah, that was where it all began for me.

Who were your musical influences, idols, or bands growing up that have helped mold you into the musician you are today? Or helped mold the music that you create?

Idol Kings:
Rob – My main influences growing up have always been, bone thugs n harmony, 2pac, biggie, Twista. I didn’t really get into metal or rock until about 10 years ago maybe? But, I was influenced by hearing some linkin park l, Hollywood undead. The way they mixed rap into rock intrigued me. And the more I got into metal I started listening to FFDP, motionless in white, I prevail, sleep token, Korn, Wage war ect ect.

Dale – I have many musical influences, from different genres. I grew up a huge fan of Westlife, and Busted. I loved that catchy, poppy stuff when I was younger, and I think a lot of that is still in my music today. Avenged Sevenfold opened the door to metal for me when I heard their song “Beast and the Harlot” on Guitar Hero 2. So I went out and bought all their albums. Their vocalist inspired me to try something new with my voice, so I’d blow my voice out a lot back then. I came across loads of different bands after that, but one stood out! Falling In Reverse. I just loved what they were doing when I heard the “Drug In Me Is You” album. The melodies, the harmonies, and the screams of Ronnie Radke inspired me to implement that into my music, and it’s just progressed from there ever since.

What’s the ultimate goal you want your music to achieve, or for you to achieve in your career as a musician? Any particular message you wish to send?

Idol Kings:
Rob – My ultimate goal in music is, to be therapeutic to my/our fans. To help be a voice for people with mental health issues or addiction problems. And just travel the world doing what I love to do the most.

Dale – I think, for me, the goal is to write music people can relate to. If I can change someone’s life, in any way with my music, I’ll be happy. I’ve suffered with anxiety and depression over the years, so I find ways to ease that through writing music. It’s become my way of coping, to put all my struggles into a song and get it out there. It’s like therapy. So if I can inspire anyone, anywhere in the world with my music, whether that’s to pick up a pen and write, or to inspire them to feel better in any way, then I have reached my goal.

What’s the latest release of yours? Tell us about it.

Idol Kings:
Dale – Our latest release is a song called “Dreamstate”. It’s a song I had originally sent over as an idea. It was different to the other songs we had already recorded, so I didn’t really expect us to use it to be honest. I recorded the chorus, and sent it over to Rob, who then took it to a whole new level with his verses. So the song now ties in to the concept of the album we are currently working on, and is probably my favourite song so far that we have done.

Rob – Its the other side of the party kind of song. Everyone glorifies the parties the drugs the high the fun. But any one that’s ever had an issue with drugs or drinking, has had the dream state effects. The depression when the high is gone. The self reflection that slaps you in the face with reality

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