Loaded Guns: Unstoppable and Ready to Rage!
Loaded Guns is an up-and-coming metalcore brigade from Miami ready to blast their way across the States and beyond. The ammunition of choice of is the mighty Unstoppable, their recently unleashed EP from Century Media Records. Unstoppable is jammed packed with a sonic artillery that will captivate the senses. Highwire Daze Online recently caught up with lead vocalist Rafael Salazar to find out more about Loaded Guns. their Unstoppable manifesto, signing with Century Media, and other raging entreaties. Read on…
Introduce yourself, tell me what you do in Loaded Guns, and how long the band has been together.
Raf here! I sing & song write in Loaded Guns & we have been together for roughly 3 years.
Where is the band based out of and what is your local music scene like there?
Mainly based out of Miami, FL.
How did you wind up signing to Century Media?
They caught a really bombastic set at one of our local legendary venues “Churchill’s Pub”. They saw the show & I suppose saw potential. I believe we make a good team.
Is there any overall story or concept behind the EP title Unstoppable?
Oh most definitely! The primary theme is in the name itself, which is being “Unstoppable”. The EP touches themes of depression, fake friends & self-reflection & prevailing over it. Just being “Unstoppable”.
Select two songs from Unstoppable and what inspired the lyrics.
Pull The Trigger – What inspired the lyrics for this song was definitely seeing so many children and people in general committing suicide. I feel like sometimes people don’t have a way to let out their steam and there is another way, so that’s what this song is about.
Masks – This song was inspired by me wanting to say something to all the fakes, snakes and posers. It is a statement saying I can see through your true intentions and right through your mask. There are way too many fake people these days or maybe I’m just more aware of it now.
Who produced Unstoppable and what was it like working with them?
Sam and Joe Graves. Two very talented producers and musicians from the UK. They have worked with bands as big as “Asking Alexandria”. It was definitely a pleasure and treat to work with them.
What could one expect from a live Loaded Guns show?
That’s sort of the thing… you never know what to expect. I’m known to go “really wild”… sometimes it feels like I’m someone else on the stage. Though for certain you can expect great music, energy & most of all… a lot of FUN. To me there is nothing more powerful than interacting with the crowd.
What are you looking forward to the most about your upcoming dates with Davey Suicide?
I’ve always dig Davey Suicide’s music and we are REALLY excited for the upcoming winter dates with them. What I’m most looking forward to is blending our two styles of music to create utter chaos and some really unforgettable shows.
Has Loaded Guns ever played in the LA/OC area or plan to do so in the future?
We have a few times over the years. We absolutely love the west coast. As far as plans to do so, that may be sooner than you think.
If the music of Loaded Guns was a donut, what kind would it be and why?
Chocolate Rum donut. Why? Because we are tasty but still get you a little intoxicated.
What’s up next for Loaded Guns?
As of right now we are playing dates promoting our debut with Century Media. In-between gigs we have been working hard on new material for our first full length. Though I can’t speak more on that quite yet.
Any final words of wisdom?
Keep rocking, be yourself & have some fucking fun.
Loaded Guns is:
Rafael Salazar (Lead Vocals)
Angelo Montoya (Guitar)
Drew Gunn (Bass/Vocals)
(Interview by Ken Morton)
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