Since 1998, the band All That Remains sports one of the more eclectic collection of musicians that you’ll ever see in person. A female bass player. A gargantuan lead guitarist. A small statured singer that can scream vociferously and also harmonize melodically. How this band of misfits all managed to find each other might be just as impressive as how cohesively they mesh together on stage and make their live shows work. With five full length studio albums in the can, and seemingly just peaking as live performers while hitting their stride in songwriting, All That Remains is clearly one of the most exciting metal bands touring today.
You may remember several weeks back at how impressed our outlet was with their performance on the Share the Welt Tour with headliners Five Finger Death Punch at Times Square’s Best Buy Theater. After the release of 2008’s “Overcome,” the song ‘Two Weeks’ catapulted All That Remains into the mainstream, with ‘Forever in Your Hands,” continuing the same momentum as the band worked on 2010’s “For We Are Many.” Singles like “Hold On” and “The Last Time” have proven favorites at rock stations (whichever ones are left) and on satellite radio, and round out what was an already formidable live set.
LocalBozo.com was fortunate enough to sit down with All That Remains guitarist Mike Martin on the band’s visit to New York City for an exclusive video interview. Watch as we discuss the band’s growth in emerging from a crowded Massachusetts rock scene in the late 1990s to his frustrations with the current state of music, writing songs on the road, and being on the road for the Share the Welt Tour with Five Finger Death Punch.
For more information on All That Remains and for remaining dates on the Share the Welt Tour, check out allthatremainsonline.com.
- Jane Van Arsdale