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22

AS SHADOWS COLLAPSE

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Artist/Musician/Entertainers Interview Questions….

What is your name, and name your group/band/act?

THE BAND NAME IS : AS SHADOWS COLLAPSE

Where are the artists from?  What is their talent in the group?

ALL OF THE ARTISTS ARE FROM LEBANON MISSOURI, AND HERE IS THE LINE-UP

JESSE-VOCALS

MATT-DRUMS

NATE-GUITAR

JOE-GUITAR

DUSTY-BASS

How did the band get the name?

FUNNY STORY, WE WROTE DOWN COOL WORDS ON A SHEET OF PAPER, AND RANDOMLY PIECED NAMES TOGETHER, WE HAD ABOUT 20 TO CHOOSE FROM, AND THIS ONE JUST STOOD OUT. BEFORE AS SHADOWS COLLAPSE WE CALLED OURSELVES , “THE LIVING AND THE DAMNED”, AND “NIGHTFALL.”

What (who) does your act/art consist of?

JESSE JOHNSON-VOCALS

MATT SHERMAN-DRUMS

NATE SUMMERFIELD-GUITAR

JOE SHERMAN-GUITAR

DUSTY SHERMAN-BASS

(YES, DUSTY JOE AND MATT ARE BROTHERS)

How would you describe your music/art/entertainment for the public audience if they have never seen you before?

WE ARE A HIGHLY ENERGETIC METAL/METALCORE BAND FORMED BY THE FANS, FOR THE FANS. OUR SOLE PURPOSE IS TO BRING THE CROWD THE BEST POSSIBLE SHOWS AND MUSIC FOR THEIR ENTERTAINMENT.

Give me some details about the group/act/art?

WELL…SOME OF THE HIGHLIGHTS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

OUR YOUNGEST MEMBER IS 15 (JOE)

WE HAVE BEEN A BAND LESS THAN A YEAR, AND HAVE COMPETED IN THREE BATTLE OF THE BANDS, AND NEVER PLACED LOWER THAN 3RD

WE HAVE OPENED FOR MORE THAN 5-NATIONAL ACTS INCLUDING “THE AUTUMN OFFERING” AND “WE WERE GENTLEMEN”

FOUR OF US LIVE IN THE SAME HOUSE, AND PRACTICE THERE

WE ARE PREPARING TO GO INTO THE STUDIO AND RECORD A FULL-LENGTH ALBUM TITLED “FINAL CONFLICT” IN NOVEMBER

How long have you been performing live or making art?

MATT, AND DUSTY HAVE BEEN PLAYING TOGETHER FOR ABOUT FOUR YEARS, BUT AS A BAND WE HAVE ONLY BEEN TOGETHER FOR AROUND 10 MONTHS, AND PREFORMING LIVE FOR ABOUT 8 MONTHS.

Where did you meet your group and how long have you been together now?

WELL, THREE OF US ARE BROTHERS, AND NATHAN IS A CLOSE FRIEND OF THE FAMILY, BUT WE AQUIRED JESSE THROUGH THE INTERNET WHEN WE NEEDED TO CHANGE VOCALISTS.

What has been the biggest challenge for you or the group?

THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE FOR THE GROUP HAS DEFINATLY BEEN RAISING MONEY, WE ALL GET ALONG GREAT, AND WRITNIG MUSIC IS NO PROBLEM-BUT IT TAKES A LOT OF MONEY TO GET YOUR ACT STARTED. AND STUDIO TIME IS EXPENSIVE.

You’ve heard of the term “starving artists” before, how do you cope with major obstacles?

THERE IS NOTHING YOU REALLY CAN DO, BUT WAIT IT OUT, IN OUR CASE WHEN WE ARE STUCK IN A RUT WE HAVE A “BAND MEETING” OR BRAINSTORM FOR IDEAS AND SO FAR THAT HAS WORKED AMAZINGLY FOR US.

Everyone loves a celebrity so what advice do you have for the youth of today?

EVERYONE HAS TOLD US THAT THE ROAD IS HARD, AND THAT YOU HAVE A ONE IN A MILLION SHOT, BUT IF YOU OR YOUR BAND HAS SOMETHING UNIQUE YOU CAN MAKE IT WORK, IT JUST TAKES TIME, MONEY, AND ONE GUY WITH BUSINESS SENSE, LOL.

What does your family think of your performance and do they support you?

YES, MOST OF THE MEMBERS FAMILY SUPPORTS US TREMEDUSLY, MORRIS (MATT, DUSTY AND JOES FATHER) ACTUALLY SUPPORTED THE BAND FOR AWHILE, HE LET US PRACTICE IN HIS HOUSE ( AND STILL DOES) AND PAID FOR SOME OF THE OLD RECORDINGS. HE STILL HELPS US WITH MONEY PROBLEMS. AND NATHAN’S SISTER KIM DRIVES TO EVERY SHOW AND SELLS MERCH FOR US. AND EVERY MEMBER OF THE FAMILY HELPS US ADVRITISE FOR SHOWS.

Thinking back, did your family carry on the same musical/artistic interests?

ACTUALLY NO, I THINK NATHANS MOM PLAYED GUITAR, BUT OTHER THAN THAT WE ARE THE FIRST OF OUR FAMILIES TO GET INTO THE MUSIC FIELD.

Do you have your own favorite type of music and is it any different from what you play now?

MOST OF OUR FAVORITE MUSIC IS METAL, BUT WE TEND TO BRANCH OUT TO ALTERNITIVE AND SOFTER STUFF TOO, WE ARE VERY DIVERSE WITH WHAT WE LISTEN TO.

Do you have other interests or talents you would like to share with us?

WE ALL TRY TO STICK WITH WHAT WE ARE BEST AT, AND THAT IS PLAYING METAL.

What has been your strong influence to continue performing?

SOME OF THE BANDS WE LISTEN TO, LIKE “ALL THAT REMAINS”, “AS I LAY DYING,” AND “LAMB OF GOD,” AND THE CONTINUED SUPPORT WE GET FROM OUR FANS (FRIENDS)

Does anyone in particular influence your artistic/musical talent?

EVERY ONE OF US HAS DIFFERENT PEOPLE WHO HAVE INFLUENCED OUR INSTRUMENTAL TALENT, MOSTLY FROM THE BANDS MENTIONED ABOVE.

Who does most of the song writing/art/literature?

WELL, WE ALL WRITE THE SAME AMOUNT, JESSE WRITES MOST OF THE VOCALS, MATT WRITES MOST OF THE DRUMS, NATE AND JOE WRITE MOST OF THE GUITAR, AND DUSTY WRITES MOST OF THE BASS, BUT WE ALL HAVE OUR INFLUENCES ON EACH OTHERL, AND WE ALL HELP EACH OTHER WRITE.

If you had to change one thing about your music/group what do you feel would be the best change to benefit the group overall and why?

NOT TO SOUND PERFECT ( BECAUSE WE’RE NOT) BUT WE WOULD’NT CHANGE ANYTHING, WE LIKE THE DIRECTION WE ARE HEADED.

Have you ever had any strange or stalker type fans that you are aware of?

NO, NOT YET.LOL

While getting ready to perform have you ever been interrupted by fans who snuck in to the dressing room/rehearsal?

ACTUALLY YES, BUT ITS MORE OF A COMPLIMENT.

Tell us about your most embarrassing moment if you care to share it with us?

WELL THE MOST EMBARISSING THING FOR US IS WHEN WE FORGET TO BRING SOMETHING TO A LIVE SHOW, AND HAVE TO ASK TO BORROW IT.

What has been the most bizarre thing (thrown) on the stage with you?  How did you react?

NOTHING BIZZARE HAS HAPPENED YET, WE’VE BEEN LUCKY

What is your wildest story with the group?

DEFINATLY BEING BORED BEFORE A PRACTICE ONE TIME, JESSE WAS LATE AND WE GOT BORED -WE TEND TO DO STUPID THINGS- LIKE RAKE FIGHTS ON THE ROOF, RIDING ON TOP OF CARS ECT….. BUT NOTHING TOO WILD.

What has been the worst nightmare for the group?  How did you get through it all?

RAISING MONEY TO FUND THE NEXT STEP, WE DON’T REALLY FIGHT OR ANYTHING, BUT IT SUCKS TO KNOW THAT YOUR BAND IS MORE THAN READY TO MOVE ON, BUT YOUR LIMITED BY MONEY.

What are your up-to-date performance plans?  New releases?  Tours? News?

WE ARE CURRENTLY BOOKING STUDIO TIME TO RECORD OUR FULL-LENGTH ALBUM “FINAL CONFLICT” AND WE ARE IN A COMPETETION CALLED PROJECT INDEPENDENT, AND WE RECENTLY ADVANCED TO THE NEXT ROUND. WE ARE CURRENTLY AT THE “VOTING ROUND” AND STARTING DECEMBER 1ST YOU CAN LOG ON TO WWW.PROJECTINDEPENDENT.NET AND CAST YOUR VOTE FOR “AS SHADOWS COLLAPSE” IF WE WIN WE GET 50,000 DOLLARS IN NEW GEAR, AND A 60- DAY HEADLINING TOUR!

If you could perform with anyone in the world, either dead or alive who would it be? Why? (Name up to three)

ALL THAT REMAINS

AS I LAY DYING

LAMB OF GOD

What is the furthest show from your home that you have done?

WE HAVE PLAYED IN KANSAS

Have you been involved in any benefit performances?  What was it and how did you become involved?

WE HAVE DONE SEVERAL BENEFIT SHOWS FOR A COMPANY CALLED KESSEL RUN ENTERTAINMENT. THE MOST MEMERABLE ONE WAS A BENEFIT SHOW WE DID FOR A PET SHELTER CALLED “MOSH FOR PAWS”

Do you currently have an agent, endorsement, record label, sponsor, etc.?

NO, MATT MOSTLY MANAGES THE BAND, AND WE ALL HELP WITH ADVRITISING AND EVERYTHING ELSE

Is this your first interview or do you have some other articles/stories about you posted somewhere for public viewing?

ACTUALLY THIS IS OUR FIRST INTERVIEW

Do you have any video links where people can see you?

WWW.MYSPACE.COM/ASSHADOWSCOLLAPSE

OR WE HAVE SEVERAL VIDEOS UPLOADED ON YOUTUBE.COM

Do you have a website of any type?  (Name all options)

WWW.MYSPACE.COM/ASSHADOWSCOLLAPSE

AND WE ARE WORKING ON A FACEBOOK PAGE

Please feel free to add any other information you want to share with the public audience/readers.

· DON’T FORGET TO LOG ON TO WWW.PROJECTINDEPENDENT.NET STARTING DECEMBER 1ST AND CAST YOUR VOTE FOR AS SHADOWS COLLAPSE, VOTE ONCE , VOTE A MILLION TIMES.

· MAKE SURE TO VISIT THE MYSPACE PAGE FOR UPCOMING SHOWS AND OTHER INFO WWW.MYSPACE.COM/ASSHADOWSCOLLAPSE

THANKS, AS SHADOWS COLLAPSE

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