New Haven is perfectly heavy. There’s no denying the energy and power that comes with their sound but what really hooked me was the flawless nature of their sound. As soon as I hit play on their new song “Between The Lies”, it was true love. I heard influences that ranged from metalcore to hard rock and all the way to just good ol’ fashioned rock n’ roll. The song had me shook and I was so excited when I had the opportunity to ask the entire band some questions!
We’re going to start off with a two-parter-
Pick between It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The Office, or Parks & Rec
Now that you’ve picked, please assign each band member as a character from said show
troy is assigning John-Mark is Dwight because he is lovable. And he wears office clothes a lot. Zack is Michael Scott because his crazy antics keep us upbeat. and he is kind of a wildcard. Shawn is Creed because we don’t know what he does here. Just joking, it’s because he is a bit of a firecracker and he might have a warrant. Mike is Jim because he is tall. And I am Andy because I like Ed Helms and he likes to sing. “Break me off a piece of that fancy feast”.
Everyone says that every crowd is their favorite but, what city has the best audience and why is
Zack: We have never played Minneapolis, but if you know a way to get
us there we are down!
What’s your favorite sport to watch either on TV or live?
Mike: “Football. go Chargers!”; Zack-3-gun competitions; Troy-Baseball!
Is Ohio really for lovers?
Troy: Yes, we are the home of Rock n Roll and Ohio loves music. so
much so that we have a a lot great bands come out of ohio. Us being one
What’s an old-school fad that you wish would come back?
Zack: Baggy camo shorts. I once wore the same pair of shorts to school everyday for the
whole school year on a bet. (don’t worry they were washed); Troy-Skate shoes were the
best I loved adio; Zack-No, DC is where it’s at.
What’s the worst concert you’ve ever been to and why?
Troy- I once saw a cover band that I thought was ABBA and it turned out not to be them. All I wanted was to hear dancing
queen by the real ABBA and I was betrayed; Zack- I saw Godsmack in Indianapolis and the opening band was disappointing. Their singer kept hocking loogies straight into the air. They were so bad that I forgot their name.
Does pineapple belong on pizza?
JM-NOOO! it is the greatest travesty of the human nature.
Favorite lyrics of all time?
Shawn- “kill everyone by xgumbyx” ., Zack- “Bow Down Iprevail”, JM- “Embrace the Journey by Killswitch Engage”. – Troy- “So Long Goodbye by 10 Years; love the whole song lyrically”.
What’s your favorite menu item at Taco Bell?
Mike: Let me get that soft taco with no lettuce please; Zack- Cheesy gordita Crunch; Troy-Quesarito
What was the first concert you ever went to?
Mike-Kiss in 2000; Zack- KISS Farewell Tour; Troy-Rock on the Range 2008
If you were to rob a bank, what would be the song playing in the getaway car as you escape?
Shawn- “I kissed a girl and I liked it”; Troy- “Atreyu- Exes And Ohs”; Zack-“Soft- Motionless in White”
What’s one thing I should know before listening to “Between the Lies”?
Zack- Windows down, radio on full blast!; Troy- If you ever wanted to tell someone off this would be your
The energy in this track is absolutely insane– do your parents ask you why you’re so angry based
off of the music?
Troy- “Yes, my mom always has to say ‘why don’t you write happy songs?; Zack- “My mom always says well that’s why you break so many cymbals.”
All joking aside, this song is absolutely amazing and flawless with a lot of influences that can be
heard throughout the track. That being said, what was the biggest influence for you guys
when it came to writing this song in particular?
Troy- There are some influences from Bullet For My Valentine and Wage War; Shawn- I was just vibing off my bros in the studio and we came up with something awesome!; Zack- Unfortunately, it is inspired by past friendships that are no longer.
How about some spoilers on what the future holds for New Haven?
We are working on even more material as we speak and we are lining up shows for 2023. We hope you love
this song and be sure to follow us on social media.
Although these guys are a heavy band, I feel like their answers to my quirky questions definitely give you a little look into their individual personalities. Zack wasn’t kidding when he said the one thing to know before listening to “Between The Lines” was “Windows down, radio on full blast!” This is the perfect song for that but I also truly urge you to check out the video that just dropped for this song. Much like the band, the video has powerful imagery in it but also showcases all of the sides that make New Haven the amazing band that they are!
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