Guitarist Mike Martin of Massachusetts metallers ALL THAT REMAINS was interviewed at this year’s edition of the Download festival, which is being held June 10-12, 2011 at Donington Park in Leicestershire, United Kingdom. You can now watch the chat below.
“As far as [bands] I wanna see, I didn’t even realize DOWN was on the show and our dressing room was two doors over from them and I just got a picture with Phil Anselmo ten minutes ago,” Mike said. “So that literally made my day; I’m like a giddy little girl still from just taking a picture with him. I was so excited. I’ve been paying attention to that guy since I was ten years old, so just to see him standing ten feet away from him, I was [in awe]. He was really cool; he was like, ‘Let’s have a beer after.’ I was like, ‘OK. I’ll be back.’ So I’m gonna be that guy later on, ‘Remember, you said you’d have a beer.’ [Laughs]”
He added, “Any band that says PANTERA didn’t influence them is lying. Even if they think [PANTERA] didn’t [influence them], they did — subconsciously or something.
“I love PANTERA, I like the SUPERJOINT [RITUAL] stuff and I like the DOWN stuff. He’s probably my favorite frontman of all time, so it was really cool to meet him.”
ALL THAT REMAINS‘s “The Last Time” video was filmed on January 30 in Chicago, Illinois with director Nathan “Karma” Cox (LINKIN PARK, BLACK VEIL BRIDES, MARILYN MANSON). The song comes off ALL THAT REMAINS‘ latest album, “For We Are Many”, which debuted at No. 10 on The Billboard 200 chart while also coming in at No. 1 on the Hard Music Albums chart.
“For We Are Many” sold 29,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The band’s previous CD, “Overcome”, opened with just under 29,000 units in September 2008 to enter The Billboard 200 chart at No. 16.
“For We Are Many” was released through a joint venture between Prosthetic Records and Razor Tie. The CD was recorded last spring at Zing Studios in Massachusetts and produced by KILLSWITCH ENGAGE guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz, who also helmed ALL THAT REMAINS‘ “This Darkened Heart” and “The Fall of Ideals”. Decibel magazine called the album, “Proof that neck-snapping tempos, thoughtful soloing and a catchy chorus or three can co-exist,” while Outburn magazine remarked, “If there was ever any question as to whether ALL THAT REMAINS deserved to be considered among the melodic metalcore elite, ‘For We Are Many’ will dispel any lingering doubts once and for all.”