Welcome to Weekend Warriors! This time we reached out to California to talk with the metal/punk crossover band X-Method.
X-Method is from the San Francisco Bay area and Central Valley California. The band has been together for approximately three years, but the concept of X-Method was born in 1999 by the lead singer Abby. Since then, they have had many accomplishments in their career, including the release of their first album “Sex, Alcohol, Rebel Music”, and had some tour dates here in the U.S. with the legendary thrashers D.R.I!
Recently, X-Method has been signed onto Rock Syndicate Records, and to celebrate they will be releasing a brand new EP for all of us, “Apparition of the Crypt“, which will be out soon! They also have a new tour coming up featuring the band Toxin, and are even going to be in Europe!
With all kinds of news like this in the making, we had to speak with X-Method founder Abby and find out what we were to expect and other exciting details about this heavy hitter!
We have a lot of experience with our scene in the Midwest and know it well, however we would love to know what the scene is like in the Bay area. Could you tell us a bit about what it’s like there and what your impression of it is?
It’s super exciting– a lot of bands know each other and hang out with each other as well. You could be at a show and run into one of the guys from Exodus, Death Angel, etc.etc., at any given time. They are all super cool too; it’s more like a metal family vibe out here and it’s been that way since I was a teenager.
We saw that X-Method has its own fan club known as Method Militia United. What can you tell us about this killer fan club?
It started out as a pun from a few friends and fans and it grew into an actual thing. I travel a lot so I know many people in different countries so I decided to create that page as a way of uniting all these different people from different countries, states etc., that support us.
To join the MMU, you can find the link on the X-Method page in the “Groups” tab.
You have a tour coming up called the Primal Rage Tour with the band Toxin. What are some of the venues you are looking forward playing most? Or what are some of your favorite places along the way?
By far one of my favorite venues is The Shredder in Idaho– they showed us so much love when we tour with D.R.I. a few years back. We will be hitting a lot of states we have not played before so we are looking forward to every show; it’s always fun to meet new metalheads and gain new fans.
You also have a tour coming up in Europe as well! You’re playing the Amplified Festival in the U.K, what is that all about? Have you played this festival before or is this your first time?
This will be our first time. We are beyond honored to be playing in The U.K. It’s a dream come true. The band I am looking forward to seeing the most is Dustbolt from Germany, they are a great thrash band. We will continue on to play various countries in Europe that are still in the works so I could not give any for sure dates and countries yet other than the first day of the tour July 7th in The U.K.
For more on Amplified Festival UK, follow the link!
Your new EP “Apparition of the Crypt” is your first release under Rock Syndicate Records. What is your inspiration behind this release and what can fans expect from this EP?
Fans can expect pure heavy riffs, sick lyrics and topics that might offend the thin skinned. I get inspired by many things, in regards to the topics on this EP it was more a vent on things that piss me off about society. I personally feel people are getting butt-hurt behind the wrong things, the topics I address are the topics society should be mad about.
To check out other bands, releases and killer shows be sure to look up Rock Syndicate at: https://www.facebook.com/RockSyndicate/
Official page : http://rocksyndicaterecords.com/
Is there any other big news for 2018 coming up for you guys that everyone in the Method Militia United and other fans should know about?
Yes, if all goes as planned we will be releasing two new music videos this year but sorry no spoilers, ha ha! Everyone will have to wait and see what happens.
You definitely don’t want to miss out on whats to come for X-Method! So be sure to give them a follow!
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Thank you again to Abby and Rock Syndicate Records for taking some time with us here at Music Maehem!! We are more than excited to hear from the local scenes all around us! Keep it heavy friends!