One of my favorite bands to play on Metal Pulse Radio, I have been playing the on the show for over 8 years. Every time I see them getting ready to put something new out , I think I am first person that bugs them to get a song. LOL!!
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Can you tell us about Iron Sharpens Iron? I know you guys have been around for awhile, how did you guys get started? Who is in the band?. Iron Sharpens Iron started back in 2009 with a few guys who love Jesus and wanted to serve God with heavy music. We’ve had many members come and go throughout the band’s existence but the current line-up is Eugene Grieve (bass & vocals), Josh Grieve (lead vocals / guitar) and Josh Price (lead guitar).
Iron Sharpens Iron is an interesting name. Does it have any special meaning? We get our name from Proverbs 27:17. For my brother and I it carries a special meaning (we are twins) our Dad would always tell us to push each other to be the best we can be “Iron Sharpens Iron!” We found it fitting to be a band name as we wanted to apply that internally as a band and to be a good influence to the listener. It’s also super metal!
How would you describe your music to someone who has never heard your music? Heavy / Catchy Influences: Haste the Day, Thrice, August Burns Red
Could you briefly describe the music-making process? Such as, who is the main song writer or is it a group effort? Also, what inspires your writing? In the past our original founding member and lead singer Chris Kurth wrote most of the songs musically and lyrically with the exception of Cameron Lee-Sung (former lead guitarist) writing a few songs. But now Josh Price mainly writes most of the musical content. Lyrics have been a huge challenge since Chris’ departure but so far Eugene and I have stepped more into that roll with the help of Eugene’s wife Lauren she was a major contributor to the song “Conquerors”
I see you guys are working on a new album could you tell us what your fans can expect from it? We are working very hard on getting new songs out, we are way overdue! Our sound has matured with a variety of textures and moods but we are still consistent with our overall sound you’d expect.
You have put out the last 2 releases as independent. Are you going to be looking for a label for the new album? Currently, we aren’t signed it’s kind of nice to be independent in the capacity we are as a band right now. Let us know if tooth and nail / solid state are interested though.
Do you have a release date set? Will you be doing any live shows for it? Release date we are aiming for the end of spring sometime. Definite date is TBA at the moment
Do you have a favorite song that you like to play live? Justice (people get pumped!) but I’m stoked to play Conquerors soon! We would like to play some shows soon perhaps the same time we wrap up recording.
What role does God play in the band or in your life personally? The goal is for Him to be the Center of it all. We want to honor him with this band and as individuals to be consistent in all that we do. We want to usher His kingdom and offer a message of hope and restoration.
Thank you very much for your time,. Any final words? Thank you for reaching out to us for giving us a shout out to your sphere of influence. We are honored and thankful. God bless! -Josh Grieve (ISI)