From Russia with Wildways

wildways1From Russia with Wildways

Meet Wildways, an up-and coming metalcore collective from Russia who has just unleashed their debut for Artery Recordings entitled Into The Wild!  The band has shared a stage with the likes of Shared stage with Asking Alexandria, Blessthefall, and The Ghost Inside, and are more than ready to break through here in the States in a vast and epic way.  We recently caught up with lead vocalist Toli to find out more Wildways, their dynamic new album, upcoming tours, and other topics of intrigue. Read on…

Introduce yourself, tell me what you do in Wildways.
Hey I’m Toli, vocalist of Wildways.

Where is the band based out of and what is your local music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?
I can’t remember any good bands from our city, but we have some good Russian bands like Shokran, Slaughter to Prevail, and Casket Of Jewels. Check them out!

Is there any story or concept behind the title Into The Wild?
My life has changed really a lot past 1-2 years and this is a title of new life, like I feel myself not at home, like ‘Into The Wild‘.

Select two songs from Into The Wild and what inspired the lyrics.
Skins – the story about every one of us should be good and kind humans.
Sirens – the song about my ex-girlfriend, we were together 5 years man…

WILDWAYS album artWhat could one expect from a live Wildways show?
That its a story, cause we play without pauses between songs.

How did you wind up being signed to Artery?
Thanks to our producer Cameron Mizell who helped us a lot with that. He just texted a message to Eric Rushing and he liked us.

What are you looking forward to the most about your upcoming Into The Wild 2016 tour?
Really don’t know what it’s going to be, I really stoked and hope for a lot of people.

What was it like touring with Asking Alexandria and did you get to hang out with them at all?
We played only 3 shows with em here, so it was a tour but it doesn’t seems like a tour haha
Not too much, cause Denis don’t love us and didn’t want to talk with us =) But all other guys are great.

Any strange or scary happenings while on the road or at a show?
How about -30 degrees Celsius on our 2013 Russian tour?

Have you ever played in the States area or plan to do so in future days? If so, what was the experience like?
Not yet, and yes for sure! We are planning that with our manager.

What would you like someone to remember the most after hearing your music for the first time?
Charming Russian accent haha

What’s up next for Wildways?
Best International act on Alt Press…

Any final words of wisdom?
Hey guys, thank you for all your questions! Listen our debut album “Into The Wild” this is really something special in the US market, I promise! From Russian with Love…

(Interview by Ken Morton)

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