One thing we've notice since starting this Metal Meat project is that
there seems to be an abundance of great bands that hail from Florida
Of course we all know that Tampa is the Death Metal Capital. But metal
comes in many forms (or so the subgenres would imply). Florida metal
is no exception.
Our own, Ashley Eisenhauer interviewed one of these Florida bands.
They call themselves, "SelfleS".
Doug Roberts /Guitar-backing Vocal
Blake Abney /Vox
Mike Krause /Bass-backing vocal
Justin Hyder /Drums (Currently)
* Chris Campbell appears on drums on the track provided.
How did you all meet, and what made you decide to start a band?
Well We all played in bands in the same area and partied together lol! So
we jammed and it just clicked.
How did you come up with the band name?
We wanted a name that mirrored us. We're selfless people so we
dropped one "s"..."SelfleS"
Where was your very first gig, and what was it like?
SelfleS' first gig was in Central Florida in 2012, it was a lot of fun. It was not a first gig, for any one of us in the
Have you got to open for any national bands? If so, who?
Yes.we have openend for HED P.E , primer 55 , Jeffery nothing from mushroom head, 12stones and Adema
just to name a few.
Who would you like to have the opportunity to open for?
I personally would love to open for A7X lol
Currently, we're working a new album to release sometime in the coming months. Planning for a tour in mid
summer early fall at the latest. We've been laying low here in Florida since last August writing and recording.
Who are some of your biggest musical influences?
Guns n Roses
Alice n Chaines
I could keep going but we're all so diverse.
What can you tell us about the song "Warbringer"
Well for Warbringer I had the opening riff for sometime. But it wasn't
until selfles formed that it became what it is.
At rehearsal I just ripped that riff out and the first time Blake our
vocalist, started into the verse part BOOM! We hashed out the
remaining riffs that day.
Lyrically it's talking about being pushed around or bullyed until you've
Do you have a particular songwriting process?
As far as writing goes, honestly a lot of times they came from just
jamming off the cuff together.
I always hit record and let it roll the entire length of practice.
It's true in my opinion the good songs don't like being caught on tape
lol. So that way we can listen back and learn what we did.
We all are very creative so sometimes it's riffs we each bring in and
sometimes it's whole completed songs.
But no matter what spontaneous creation happens every time we're in
If you were stranded on a deserted island for a month with only 3 CDs, what would you prefer they be?
Nightmare by Avenged Sevenfold
The Who's Live at Leeds
Vulgar Display of Power by Pantera