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2008 into 2009: Architects

December 22nd, 2008

So many bands we’ve been speaking to have been tipping Architects to have a massive year in 2009 with their third album, Hollow Crown. We speak to guitarist, Tom Searle about 2008.

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What was your highlight of 2008?
Signing to Century Media, finishing our new album and touring Europe on the Never Say Die tour – especially the London date at the Forum, which was the best show we’ve ever played as a band!

What’s the worst thing that happened to you in 2008?
There’s been some pretty rough times this year, but I’d have to say that the trailer park we stayed in one night in nowheresville, USA was a particular low point.

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2008 into 2009: Unearth

December 11th, 2008

The mighty Derek Kerswill, drummer of the equally mighty Unearth seems to have had a fantastic year of playing lots of music and is looking forward to even more of the same. Read exactly what he has to say about 2008.

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What was your highlight of 2008?
Definitely releasing the new Unearth record, The March. Playing Russia and Wacken Fest with Iron Maiden was pretty bitchin! Ozzfest with Kingdom of Sorrow was amazing too! Been a great year for me.

What’s the worst thing that happened to you in 2008?
Honestly, I’m thinking that doing dead lifts, backstage before a show in Danville, Virginia and pulling my back out four days before the end of tour was the worst thing that happened. It was four of the longest days of my life, but I pushed through the shows and made it happen.

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2008 into 2009: You Me At Six

December 10th, 2008

Josh FranceschI, vocalist of emo upstarts You Me At Six, talks about his year fronting one of the hottest young British bands around, as well as his sexy girlfriend. We could get a sexy girlfriend as well if we really wanted to. Honest.

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What was your highlight of 2008?
My highlight of 2008 was playing and selling out the London Astoria with You Me At Six! It was a huge achievement for us. Also, when our album broke into the Top 40 and got as high as number 15! That was sweet.

What’s the worst thing that happened to you in 2008?
The worst thing was my dad getting really ill when I was on tour, which really is the worst thing to happen to someone.

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