I’ve a treat for your Darlings! I know i said that I was dropping the interview thing from the site…I lied. You are going to see interviews pick up very soon. But to get back into the saddle and buff the rust out, why not show some love to some future stars. Most of you may have noticed the attention I draw to Okeechobee’s metal pride and glory, Finding Every Altar Ruined. This next interview is with another great rising talent, or more specifically their front man, Rajan Maharajh. He’s been waiting in anticipation for this article to pop up, so let’s not making him wait anymore. Let’s…
Scream till’ it Bleeds with Rajan Maharajh
Malice Psychotik: Let’s start things off easy, How long have you been a musician?
Rajan Maharajh: I’ve been pursuing music for about 4-5 years now. I originally started playing guitar and did that for a wile then I realized I’m not good haha so I went to keyboards which I still play to this day and then went to vocals in 2009. And I’ve done vocals ever since.
Malice: What bands influence your sound?
Rajan: My personal influences consists of As I Lay Dying, August Burns Red, Slipknot, Oceana, The Air I Breathe, and a lot more. I can’t say too much on the bands influences because it all ranges from member to member.
Malice: How would you describe Reach for the Sky to my readers?
Rajan: I’d describe us as a band who just wants to make their mark on history. We wanna record our music and share it with people and just jam out with them at some shows. Our ultimate goal of course is to get signed and all that, but most important about this band is we do it because we love it and that’s what maters most to us. Our fans are the driving force for us to continue.
Malice: Where do you hope to be in the next 5 years?
Rajan: I hope to be signed by that point. And hopefully to have one album released and to have toured. * Crosses fingers *
Malice: What goes into the creation of one of your songs? Do you mostly pull from real life emotions or random inspiration?
Rajan: It really all ranges. Sometimes my guitarist could be listening to a song form another band and pull inspiration from that for their riffs. Lyric wise it ranges to, I generally use my life experiences in my lyrics but sometimes I just get random surges of inspiration from music I’m listening to at that moment. So I guess it’s about half of each random inspiration and emotional.
Malice: What do you value more in a front man performance, presence or vocal range and talent?
Rajan: Me being a front man myself I value performance and stage presence more than anything. Talent is cool, it gets you there, but what carries you is your ability to command a crowd, to put on a show for them. That is one thing I try to do, I don’t try to go out there and show off my range or talent, I go out there and try to put on the best damn performance of my life each and ever time. A good mix of the two is good to, show off a bit but still put on a bad ass show.
Malice: Does your band have groupies? If so…ever thought of shooting for Gene Simmons record?
Rajan: Haha I don’t know if we have groupies just yet. ( Thought that’d be nice ) Maybe when we get some we might shoot that Gene Simmons record for ya
Malice: If told to write a song about the coming Zombie Apocalypse that is to be interrupted by a machine apocalypse….could you do it? Maybe spout off some lyrics?
Rajan: Hmm that might be a bit difficult for me, but I could give it a shot. Maybe some lyrics I’d incorporate are ” the walking dead will rise, they’ll rise up into the sky, as the machines awake to take over our fate ” I don’t know I’ve never really written stuff like that. That was fun.
Malice: Who do you think would win between an all out battle between The Black Veil Brides and Motley Crue? You can pick the contest…music, drugs, or straight up fist a cuffs!
Rajan: Oh no doubt in my mind The Crue all the way. Vince, Tommy, Mick and Nikki would mess up Andy and his gang. Crue did it first BVB is just a wannabe of them. Black Veil Brides maybe might do as much drugs as the Crue did but they can’t match their music.
If you are looking to see Reach for the Sky and are in the areas listed, here are some show dates:
4/13/13 @ The Speakeasy in Lake Worth with Us, From The Outside of Tragic Hero Records
4/20/13 @ Epic Problem in Tampa w/ One Year Later of CI Records, From Atlantis of In Vogue Records, and My Heart to Fear of Solid State Records
Below is one live video and a recorded copy of a song. Give them a listen and decide for yourself!
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That’s all for today Freaky Darlings. Do check them out and show them some love. Good music only comes around if you help spread the word. Unless of course you like having the Justin Bieber’s and Rebecca Black’s of the world ruining the music scene…
Until Next Time, My Freaky Darlings,