|Interview with singer Candace of WALLS OF JERICHO.
Interview by Burt Wolf done April 4th, 2005.
COULD YOU PLEASE GIVE A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE BAND & HOW YOU GOT TOGETHER?
ANY PREVIOUS BANDS YOU WERE IN BEFORE?
"BOUND FEED THE GAGGED", toured quite a bit from then till now & last year in February released another
full length "ALL HAIL THE DEAD". Before WALLS OF JERICHO I was for a brief time in a band called
WHY WAS WALLS OF JERICHO CHOSEN AS THE BANDS NAME?
The name was actually chosen by our bass player Aaron. I'm not going to go into detail
about what it means.
WHAT ARE SOME OF THE THINGS THAT HAVE HELPED INFLUENCE YOU
IN MUSIC & IN YOUR LIFE?
I love all types of music, but what drew me to Hardcore was the fact that there was a
meaning behind all of it. Emotion, anger. Issues being addressed that happened in our
everyday life's. A scene I at one time really felt like I could relate to.
YOUR ALBUM "ALL HAIL THE DEAD" HAS BEEN OUT FOR A LITTLE OVER A YEAR NOW, HOW
WELL HAS IT BEEN DOING? WHAT HAS THE RESPONSE BEEN LIKE?
The CD is doing well. We seem to be getting a great response.
WHICH IS YOUR FAVORITE SONG OFF THIS RELEASE & WHY?
"Revival Never Goes Out Of Style", because it's the most fun to play. It really has a different direction then all of
our other stuff.
WHAT IS SOME OF THE LYRICAL CONTENT OF YOUR SONGS?
I pretty much write lyrics about what's going on in my life. Real issues that everyone is faced with. I want people
to be able to relate.
WHO DOES THE MAJORITY OF THE SONG WRITING OR IS IT A WHOLE BAND
We all take part in it. I do most of the lyrics & everyone else has there hand in writing the music.
HOW DID YOU GET HOOKED UP WITH TRUSTKILL
RECORDS? HOW HAS IT BEEN WORKING WITH THEM?
We got hooked up with him back in 1999 or so & Josh has been
great to us a good friend & we enjoy working with him.
I ONLY HAVE YOUR "ALL HAIL THE DEAD" CD, CAN YOU
GIVE A LITTLE INFORMATION ON PAST RELEASES &
"DAY AND A THOUSAND YEARS" a 7 song EP & "BOUND
FEED THE GAGGED" you can get "BOUND..." pretty much any
where you can get "ALL HAIL THE DEAD", but we sell all our
records at every show, so that's where you can get the "DAY AND
A THOUSAND YEARS".
HOW DO YOU FEEL THE BAND HAS PROGRESSED FROM YOUR LAST RELEASE TO THIS
ONE? HOW DO YOU FEEL THIS ALBUM DIFFERS FROM PAST RELEASES?
Well, let's see, we took quit a bit of time off from the last record we put out so "ALL HAIL THE DEAD" for us
just had new energy. We have all grown as people & I feel we all portray that in our music & especially our
lyrics. They're more mature & direct.
HOW WOULD YOU BEST DESCRIBE THE STYLE & SOUND OF WALLS OF JERICHO?
Well, I have heard Metalcore used before, but what the fuck does that mean? We take mosh, youth crew, Metal,
a bit of Rock & throw it together with some screamy vocals, in our own unique way & there you have WALLS
YOU GUYS JUST GOT OFF TOUR, WHO WERE YOU ON TOUR WITH & HOW WAS THAT TOUR?
BURY YOUR DEAD, FULL BLOWN CHAOS & PREMONITIONS OF WAR. It was from the 20th of
January to the 26th of February, I believe & it was one of the funniest tours I have been on.
I KNOW WALLS OF JERICHO TOURS A LOT, WHERE ARE SOME OF THE PLACES YOU HAVE
PLAYED? WHO ARE SOME OF THE BANDS YOU'VE TOURED WITH?
We have played all over the U.S., all over Europe, the U.K. We have toured with so many bands I will only name
a few recently. SICK OF IT ALL, THE BONES, UNEARTH, 7 SECONDS, BLEEDING THROUGH,
WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR MEMORABLE SHOWS? ANY INTERESTING LIVE OR TOUR
STORIES YOU COULD SHARE?
Well one of the best shows was the last show of the Resistance Tour, during SICK OF IT ALL's set we got all
the bands & the crew from the whole tour & did a wall of death on the stage with out them knowing we were
going to do one. It was a great show I don't know how many times I stage dived.
DO YOU FEEL YOUR TREATED
DIFFERENTLY, BECAUSE YOUR A
FEMALE & YOU FRONT SUCH AN
INTENSE & AGGRESSIVE BAND?
I do believe it was about 3 months ago I
in an interview said that I was done
answering this question. It's only an issue
if us women let it be & I'm done making
it a fucking issue. I rock out harder than
WHAT DO YOU ENJOY MOST
ABOUT BEING IN A BAND & WHAT
DO YOU LIKE LEAST?
Playing, jumping around, kickn some ass & watching people get in to it.
WHAT DO THE MEMBERS OF THE BAND DO WHEN NOT DOING ANY WORK FOR THE BAND?
Aaron is a full time dad & tattoo artist. Chris just hangs out & does Chris things. I Believe involve hanging out
with his girl, watching movies & buying shoes. Dustin, I'm not too sure he is the new member of our band, so I
know he plays drums, lives in Toledo. Has a job, but for some reason right now I can't remember exactly what
he does & I'm sure other interesting & fun things because, he's an interesting person. Mike has his own
recording studio, which he is at pretty much 24/7 when ever we are at home. He also enjoys video games such
as pro golf, movies & the internet. I work as a piercer. I poke holes as some people call it, 2 days a week. I also
enjoy movies, hanging out with my close girls & right now I am training 2 days a week boxing. I also like old
cars & painting my fingernails. Haha!
ARE YOU INTO ANY OTHER STYLES OF MUSIC BESIDES WHAT YOU PLAY? WHO ARE SOME
OF THE BANDS YOUR CURRENTLY INTO?
I listen to all sorts of stuff, POSTAL SERVICE, TIGER ARMY, ACCEPTANCE, DION AND THE
BELMONT'S, WAYNE HANCOCK, THE BONES & THROWDOWN, are what I am currently this week
WHAT IS ONE THING PEOPLE WOULD BE SURPRISED TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?
Pretty much anything people learn about me surprises most, because no one knows me at all. All people ever get
to see is how I am at the show. I get pretty quiet around people I don't know, so I've been labeled a bitch. Which
is fine by me, but I'm not when I'm around people I'm close to. I'm fun and silly! I could pretty much care less
about being the way others expect you to be. Probably the most surprising thing is, what a girl I am. I am so
fucking girlie, shopping, getting my nails done, pink room & all, but that won't stop me from kicking your ass if
you fuck with me. Hehe
WHAT ARE YOUR VIEWS ON THE WAR WE ARE FIGHTING IN
IRAQ & SOME OF THE OTHER DECISIONS PRESIDENT
BUSH HAS MADE FOR THIS COUNTRY?
I don't do politics. Those are my own thoughts & I keep them to
WHAT ARE YOUR VIEWS ON THE TRAGIC MURDER OF THE
GREAT DIMEBAG DARRELL OF PANTERA & DAMAGEPLAN?
My response is not unlike others. People in this world are fucked up. It
was a tragic event that didn't need to take place.
DOES WALLS OF JERICHO HAVE ANY NEW MUSIC IN THE WORKS?
Actually right now we are taking the next 2 months off to write a new record.
I'M FINALLY OUT OF QUESTIONS. DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING ELSE YOU'D LIKE TO ADD?
THANX A LOT FOR DOING THE INTERVIEW!!!
Hope to rock out with you at the show.