Ahead of the release of their upcoming EP Faultlines, set to be released on October 20, we recently caught up with Road To Horizon for a quick chat. Find out what happened below…
Can you introduce yourself and tell me a little about the band?
We’re Road To Horizon, a 5 piece post hardcore/metalcore group from Leeds, UK. We tend to have lots of melody and clean vocals within our tracks which is a nice contrast to what a lot of other bands within the genre are doing at the moment.
You’re currently getting ready to release your new EP Faultlines. Can you describe the writing and recording process of it?
Writing the EP took quite a bit of time and we had to go back to the studio on numerous occasions to get it finished. Faultlines came last and we really took our time with it, we tried new things and changed parts over and over again. I feel we kind of rushed our first EP Chapters and with this one we didn’t want to rush it and put songs out for the sake of it and we didn’t, we really put everything into Faultlines.
Which song on the EP would you say you’re most proud of?
Personally I love Victimised, it’s got plenty of heavy parts aswell as a really catchy chorus and I just love playing it. The song has a lot of meaning behind it and when I listen back to it I really get into the lyrics in the track.
Were there any that were more of a challenge to perfect?
Faultlines was the hardest to perfect, as the song went on, each bit we wrote seemed to be getting better and better and we got the points in the song where we just didn’t know where to go with it without the standard of writing dropping, but we nailed it in the end 🙂
What can fans expect from Faultlines?
Huge choruses, heavy riffs, lots of melody and a breakdown thrown in here and there!
Are there any interesting studio stories?
Not really, when we are in the studio we tend to get our heads down and all crack on. Although last time we went, some numpty left the van window open overnight at -100 whilst we were sleeping and Ben woke up with no voice…on the day we were due to record vocals 🙂
Moving onto live shows, what would you say the best show you’ve ever played has been?
I have quite a few that stand out but my best shows are the ones that people turn up for a good time and party, we as a band really get into them and overall makes for a good night.
And perhaps the weirdest or strangest?
I don’t think we’ve ever played a weird show really. We once got put on a show with 3 other hardcore bands, it was a bit of a weird one to put us on really and I’m not sure we went down too well with the hardcore kids that all wanted to murder each other to the other bands 🙂
Is there anywhere you’d like to play that you haven’t already played?
There isn’t a specific place that we haven’t played, but have always wants to get over into mainland Europe for some shows which hasn’t happened just yet.
And if Road To Horizon could put their name to a product, what would it be?
Dark Rum! It’s what we are made of and don’t go anywhere without it! 🙂