The Southwest Terror Fest is a two-day festival covering the best of Arizona’s metal scene with some of the best bands from the underground playing in an intimate setting over two days in Tucson, AZ. The Age of Metal is partnering with the folks from The Southwest Terror Fest to give you a primer of all of the bands playing. Today we look at desert doomers Rise of the Willing…
Band name: Rise of the Willing
Where are you from?
29 palms CA
What do you sound like?
A hard look at the truths of our existence
How did you get involved with Southwest Terror Fest?
We played a show with Godhunter in California, at our record release party.We hit it off with them dudes, David Rodgers invited us to play.
What do you think of Arizona’s metal crowd in general?
Our experience has been positive. They are awesome.
What’s the most ridiculous thing that’s happened to your band?
Dealing with an Ass-hat named Kurt Kuthe, who told us we had a horrible image and would never make it in the industry. FUCK THAT DUDE…
How has your sound changed over time?
Its hard to say, We think we are to close to realize that, like all things we grow and change, but we are in it living and breathing, surviving and mating, standing up and moving on.
What’s the one thing you’re looking forward to the most at the fest?
Hearing good tunes and hanging with friends.
What band do you recommend seeing aside from yourselves?
Enirva, Cave Dwellers, Pigeonwing, Hull, Godhunter, we are pumped to check out all the bands.
Is there a place we can hear your music online?