Thanks for your time Revilution. Where is the band from and where are you currently located?
Marie B, vocals: You are welcome and thank you for the opportunity to be interviewed.
Scott Flint, guitar/vocals: The band is based in Moreno Valley, CA, although some members are from outta town.
You have new music out and a full-length album on the way, please tell our readers more.
Scott: We have an EP out that we recorded in Denver last August that’s getting great reviews.
Marie: It’s been well received by our listeners. It turns out that our song, “Bastard,” is still a strong favorite.
Mikey Chavez, bass: Our EP has been finished for a while, there is the talk of turning it into a full-length album. We’ll see how that goes. These things take a minute. The music has to be right.
Marie: As far as new music goes, I’ve got a few songs written, but they don’t have music for them yet.
Dan Seitz, guitar, vocals: The EP consists of songs that were recorded and released before we were a full band. Production was a bit lacking, so we went to World Famous Studios in Lakewood, CO, to work with Pete DeBoer and Ricky Brewer to redo them with the full band. It was a lot of fun, and we’re hoping to go back up there to make a full album. We have a lot of songs in our setlist that would sound great with Pete’s and Ricky’s touch on them, including contributions from Scott and Marie that I want to work up.
Please intro the members of the band and tell us a bit about yourselves and your background…
Dan: I’m Dan Seitz, lead/rhythm guitar, lead vocals, and the main songwriter so far. I’m a blue-collar guy, grew up in Southeast Idaho and Phoenix, AZ. I also lived in Southwestern Colorado for several years. My grandmother gave me piano lessons when I was six years old, but I never got very good at it and can’t really read music. I took guitar lessons as an elective in High School, then started learning songs by ear after that. Spent five years in the Army, where I taught myself to play drums. I’ve been a mechanic, scaffold setter, fast-food cook, security guard, and a bartender, but music has always been my passion. Even so, I still have difficulty believing I’m a lead vocalist in a metal band!
Scott: I’m Scott Flint, lead/rhythm guitar, backing vocals, from Moreno Valley, CA. I’m a full-time musician, I grew up playing music. My parents were both music teachers, so I learned to read music before I could read English, so to speak.
Mikey: I’m Mikey Chavez, bass and foolishness. I grew up in Downey and Bellflower, CA, lived in the Upland/Ontario area for a while in my 20s. I’ve been all over SoCal since then, even lived in Southern Ohio for a minute or two. I now live in Menifee, CA. My father put a trumpet in my hand when I was around seven, and was a major influence on me musically until he passed when I was twelve. After that things got hectic. Even after years of grade school, middle and high school bands, I didn’t realize music was my thing or destiny or whatever. Just thought it was something I could just sort of do without trying that hard. Either way, here I am now. Hindsight’s a bitch, ain’t it? (laughs)
Marie: I’m Marie B, backing vocals. I was born into fine arts, quite literally. My mom was selling paintings at an art show while she was in labor with me. She attended college for her MFA during my formative years, so I was always around fine arts, mainly sketching, painting, photography, sculpting, clay pottery, and weaving. We moved around a lot when I was growing up; Pacific Northwest, Idaho, Kansas, but I had difficulty making friends because I was so different from all the other kids who all knew one another. I got in a car accident when I was sixteen, and some of my history is difficult to recall because I suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury that I’ve spent the rest of my life recovering from.
Which comes first for Revilution, the lyrical writing or the instrumentals?
Scott: For me, it comes from both at the same time, no certain order.
Mikey: I would have to say both on that. We’re all a bit different as far as that goes. I personally have written songs around a cliche that I’ve heard or come up with. Then again, a song can start with a musical line or a feel. Sometimes you get real lucky and POW! A whole song, lyrics and all (well, almost) can hit you in the face like the kiss at the end of a wet fist.
Dan: Usually the music first, if it’s my song. I’ll noodle around on guitar or bass for a while, and if I come up with a riff or hook that grabs me, I’ll try to flesh it out into a full rhythm track. If that works out, then I’ll write lyrics for it, letting the mood of the music influence the subject matter. I have collaborated with Scott and Marie on songs, as well, with them presenting me lyrics or lyrical ideas and then I come up with music for them. Marie does a lot of stream-of-consciousness writing, so if I get a rhythm track together, I’ll take a look at her writings and see if anything fits. If so, I’ll assemble it into a full song. Then I present it to the band, and get them to put their own styles on it.
Plans for Spring/ Summer 2019?
Mikey: We have a few shows booked and more coming.
Scott: We plan on touring in early spring through summer and then record our full album.
Dan: It’ll be a good year to melt some faces!
Where can our readers see you LIVE soon?
Scott: We will be at the Whisky A Go Go in West LA on January 23rd.
Mikey: Also Vegas the following week. There will be more booked in SoCal for our fans there. I’ve heard we have a following in Thailand (hey, it’s social media). We don’t have any shows planned for Thailand at the moment but hey, stranger things have happened. I love me some Bangkok! Great town! You did see “The Hangover II,” didn’t you?
How do we keep up with your latest?
Scott: Go to our web page, http://www.revilution.com.
Dan: We’re on Spotify, at http://www.spotify.com/revilution.
Mikey: Facebook and more, we’re there. Or just call 867–5309, ask for Jenny.