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INTERVIEW: Long Beach Vagrant

Can you tell us more about the story behind your track “Within”?

This song sums up what the band is about musically and lyrically. The Material is dark and fast in nature and the lyrics tell the story of the darkness that surrounds us in our everyday lives. The evil inside you, the evil “Within” us all and what you choose to do with it.

Did any event in particular inspire the song?

Not any one event in particular. Take a look at the headlines these days, there are some depraved, hateful, and malevolent motherf***ers on this planet. As a band we are not afraid to write or broach about these subjects.

The single comes off your new album Death Be Thy Name – what’s the story behind the title?

No story, its cools sounding and consistent with our lyrics and the subject matter we write about.

How was the recording and writing process?

The process was longer than we anticipated, as in the midst of writing (2) members stepped out and we welcomed (2) new ones. Fortunately the (2) new members Randy (Vocals) and Rob (bass) shared the same interest and style we were shooting for.

Where did you find the inspiration for the songs for the album?

Our last album “Before the Blood “was specifically written to compliment the horror based story line. As a result the music was not as technical or upbeat as our normal style. We were inspired and eager to bring that style back and even take it up a notch as the new line-ups capabilities and diversity allowed us to.

How has the change of line-up throughout your career affected your sound?

The band has had its fair share of changes in the line-up; however the most recent change has brought on a renewed level of motivation. One of the changes involved our original Front Man (Tim Whoolpert) leaving the band. The band then welcomed newcomer Randy Blount, in which his style was more along the lines the bands intended direction was. All together sharing the same goal and direction “LBV” has produced a fresh new heavy upbeat diverse sound that is sure to captivate and satisfy any heavy metal loving bastard!!

Any plans to hit the road?

We are currently in the planning stages of a (4) state tour late spring – early summer. We will be promoting our newly released material hoping to attract new fans and treat our current fans to a whole new level of face melting METAL!!!

What else is happening next in Vagrants world?

Currently we are finishing up our new material along with shooting footage for our very first music video, planned to be released around the same time as our Cd. We have the tour being planned for late spring-early summer and have teamed up with a couple different PR companies to help get our music out to everyone who has any interest. For more up to date news check out our website www.longbeachvagrant.com and facebook account Facebook.com/longbeachvagrant … Sponsored by “COLDCOCK WHISKEY”

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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