American Christian Metalcore Band Memphis May Fire has been blazing a trail in the scene since their inception in 2006. With 5 studio albums to their name, they have attained international success and show no signs of slowing down anytime soon.
In light of the Krankd’Up 2017 Festival happening in South Africa from September 30th– October 1st, we had the rare pleasure of asking front man Matty Mullins of the band Memphis May Fire some questions.
Here’s what he had to say;
Audioinferno: Hey man. So I have to ask, how did this show in South Africa happen?
We’ve been waiting 10 years to come to South Africa! The time is finally right & we couldn’t be more excited!
Audioinferno: Do you think your show could help grow the popularity of metal in South Africa, or at least foster wider acceptance amongst those who have misconceptions about the genre?
I sure hope so! We don’t know much about the SA scene yet but I can guarantee anyone that comes out is going to have a great time!
Audioinferno: Is this your first time playing outside of Europe or the Americas?
No we’ve been touring all over the world for the past 10 years.
Audioinferno: Do you have any plans to possibly return to Africa to play another show?
We would love to return as soon as possible!
Audioinferno: South Africa as you know is the strongest/largest metal scene in Africa. Perhaps someday you could do a show with a South African band in America and choose a South African metal band you could play with on stage?
We are excited to get more familiar the bands in South Africa! We would love to bring one of them to America one day!
Audioinferno: How do you feel about the metal scene in Africa? Is it popular in your region and what African metal bands do you listen to or is popular in your region?
We haven’t gotten to know any SA bands yet. We hope to come back to the states with knowledge of many new bands to share with everyone.
Audioinferno: Say something to your fans in South Africa?
We can’t wait to meet you! It’s going to be an amazing show!
There you have it guys. It’s going to be mind-blowing. Meanwhile, here’s a taste of their latest single (simply because we can).
KRANK’D UP Ticket Prices:
Tickets are now available from Computicket at R500 each.
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