Atlanta-based Remnants of Hope is a trio of brothers creating the kind of live act they felt hadn’t been seen in years. Up & comers in their home town, the boys in the band took their influences from Motionless in White and Black Veil Brides and came up with something all their own.
1. How did you get started as a band?
Group: We started officially under the name “Remanants of Hope” in Febraury 2014. By the 20th we’d landed our first show opening for the metal-core band “Outline in Color” at a venue we’ve come to call our performance home- Swayze’s Venue. After that we played tons of local shows, working on our performance and skill to write better songs to play. We held auditions for more members but none of them could commit to it with practice or just weren’t meshing with us very well. Our first good song was “Symphony of Sorrow”. Nykii had edited our cover videos and worked those together well so we made a video for it.
Not our best visual work, but it had our image and sound in the same place. That made a small wave in our scene for just a moment and we got our first flood of new fans. We went from about 200 likes to 1,700 in a week after releasing that video. With the kindness there was also a negative flood. This eventually drove our vocalist Zander off of social media because he’d gotten sick of the messages and comments people were sending to him. Since then we’ve shared the stage with Farewell My love, Famous Last Words, Eyes Set to Kill, Wednesday 13, Stitched Up Heart, Palaye Royale and many more.
2. How would you describe your sound?
3. What bands/artists would you say have influenced your style of music?
Zander: Sum41 ( I love their comeback by the way) and Breaking Benjamin.
Nykii: Black Veil Brides, The Defiled and Falling In Reverse.
Paul: Bullet for my Valentine, Amon Amarth and Trivium.
4. Has the rise of YouTube & music streaming helped or hindered you as a band?
Group: It helped us a year or two ago but since the total over-saturation it’s become less and less useful. You used to be able to combine and embed it with Facebook and people could just watch the music videos from there and share/watch it. It’s become just links to click and the platforms aren’t as compatible as they used to be. Overall, it’s probably helped us more than hindered us.
5. What do you enjoy doing when you’re not making music?
Zander: I play Assassins creed (3, 4 and Rogue are my favorites) and I also practice archery.
Nykii: I play horror-based video games with Paul if i’m not playing guitar or working. Always takes my mind off things that are going on so I have some time to decompress. If that fails to help me relax I’ve got a few sets of throwing knives and a target.
Paul: I’m either gaming or playing guitar with Nyk, other than that I like to shoot airsoft and do my homework.
6. What are your future plans musically? Tours?
Group: Our plans are to release another EP in January at the latest! We also plan to do some touring to places people have asked us to go. Our primary goal right now is to expand our reach and get in front of as many people as possible.
(GBHBL would like to thank Remnants of Hope for the interview & Stencil PR for arranging it. You can find out more about the band on their Bandcamp Page where you can also pick up their EP & some merch! You can also find out more about them on their Facebook Page & check out their music over on their YouTube channel.)