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Like Moths To Flames Interview

Published / Thu 18 Nov 2021

Like Moths To Flames

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Like Moths To Flames guitarist Zach Pishney recently spoke to Pete Bailey on Primordial Presents. In the interview, they talk about their new EP “Pure like Porcelain”, touring the US with August Burns Red and discusses whether or not metalcore has hit a saturation point?

On their forthcoming EP, Like Moths To Flames bust through the new foundation, they set on their 2020 album No Eternity In Gold. Stretching themselves musically, thematically and dynamically, Pure Like Porcelain finds these seasoned scene heroes in a state of reinvention, reinvigoration and ultimately – hitting their stride once and for all.

Vocalist Chris Roetter credits the band’s newest members and writing partners, guitarists Zach Pishey and Jeremy Smith, as key to drawing out the refreshed and elevated departure in sound heard on Pure Like Porcelain.

“I remember hearing some of the stuff they were writing and thinking, “Wow, I don’t know if this is too left field to what we do as a band,” he admits. “I feel like sometimes I might be the safe keeper because I’ve been in the band since I was a kid, so it’s harder for me to stray from what we’re known for. But I know Zach and Jeremy have a lot to show, and a lot to offer as musicians. So I just said, “You know what, you guys do whatever you want. If it’s weird, it’s weird!”

Pishney comments that he and Smith’s writing style is a never-ending cycle of new material raring to go. Just eight weeks after tying up recording for No Eternity the group were scheduling new recording time and sifting through 35 songs to find the cream of the crop for Pure Like Porcelain.

“I think the EP is just a small taste of where we could possibly go next as a band,” Pishney declares. “If No Eternity is considered a return to form album, then the EP is expanding those boundaries again. The coolest thing to me about the outcome of the EP is how extreme the shift in dynamic can be from song to song while still feeling like a cohesive listening experience as a whole.”

Pure like Porcelain is out now via UNFD.

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