Q & A With Sean From Ascending From Ashes

Q & A With Sean From Ascending From Ashes
Great stories take great storytellers. And if you’ve been to an Ascending From Ashes show, you might feel like you’ve heard a few great ones. By fusing strong songwriting sensibility with their energetic metal tact, Ascending From Ashes broadcast an accessible array of musical journeys. Over a ten-year lifespan, AFA has honed their craft with producers like Jesse Cannon and John Moyer. With the release of their full-length concept album “Glory”, the band looks forward to sharing their newest tale with the world.
XS ROCK: Tell me about the latest band news? Any new projects coming out, live shows or announcements?
Sean: Currently we’re tracking 2 brand new singles for a 2020 release. For Christmas, we’re releasing a Deluxe Edition of our album Glory released early this year. Our weekly YouTube Live Performance Stream will be back in full effect very soon.
XS ROCK: How long has the band been together?
Sean: 13 years in 2020. It’s been a long road.
XS ROCK: What was your main motivation for starting or being in a band?
Sean: The love and energy of music always kept us moving forward.
XS ROCK: Which do you prefer? Writing new songs and recording or playing for a live audience?
Sean: Both are very important to us. We love playing live and love creating new songs in the studio.
XS ROCK: Do you have any outrageous tour stories from the road? If so, please fill us in.
Sean: Nothing crazy, Luckily we’ve had pretty good luck.
XS ROCK: What’s the strangest request that you’ve ever received from one of your fans?
Sean: We all took our shirts off at a VFW show around 2009. We weren’t going to deny our fans.
XS ROCK: Were your parents supportive of your aspirations to play in a rock band?
Sean: Absolutely. I got my first guitar when I was 9, and a drum set when I was about 11
XS ROCK: What are your favorite tracks to play live?
Sean: The Prince, Thudergun, The Power Rangers Theme song. All on our Spotify.
XS ROCK: Which band or artist inspired you to perform? Why?
Sean: Always influenced by Scott Weiland RIP
XS ROCK: If you could design a dream tour for your band, who would be on the bill?
Sean: Disturbed, Papa Roach, Periphery, Don Broco, then us somewhere in there.
XS ROCK: What do you consider your greatest accomplishment so far?
Sean: Our full-length album Glory is something we’ve been perfecting for years. Our Live stream is legit and we’ve put so much work into it.
XS ROCK: If you weren’t performing in a band what kind of career do you think you would have?
Sean: Live sound, or singing in a wedding band lolol
XS ROCK: What type of equipment do you use for live shows?
Sean: Axe-fx II, Behringer x32 rack, Shure wireless microphones, Shure wireless in-ear monitors, Halo Guitars, ESP Guitars, DW Drums, TRX Cymbals.
XS ROCK: What do you think of the current music scene?
Sean: It’s constantly changing. We seem to be doing a good job staying current and relevant
XS ROCK: For anyone that doesn’t know you, what would they be surprised to know about you?
Sean: Tight vocals and harmonies, and great visual effects.
XS ROCK: If someone had never heard you before, how would you describe your sound?
Sean: We’re a heavy rock, metalcore outfit. But with a large pop influence.
XS ROCK: Is there anything that you’d like to promote or say to your fans out there?
Sean: Subscribe to our Youtube channel – youtube.com/ascendingfromashes
Also find us on Spotify and Follow us.
The best way for us to be pushed out into the music industry is to have those stream numbers
Thank You, we love you AFA Nation.
XS ROCK: Thanks again for taking the time to talk with XS Rock!
Sean: TY XS <3
Ascending From Ashes:
Sean Collichio [Lead Vox]
Dave Ricco [Lead Guitar, Vox]
Kevin Ricco [Guitar, Vox]
Sean Johnson [Drums]
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