Have you ever felt chained. Like you want to run, but no matter how hard you pull away something keeps holding you back? Unparalleled Height has not only felt like this, but they’ve decided to express the way it made them feel to the entire world. “Rise of The Voiceless,” expresses the passion, and the mystery of trying to get free. The passion of wanting to run, but the mystery of the chains holding you back. Really, it comes down to making a difference. Don’t be silent, let your voice be heard!!! It’s your voice that could change the world, and if we put our voices together we could all rise before we all fall. Check out what they had to say during our interview.
When did you start your band?
Our band was formed in the spring of 2010. Justin, Dave, and CJ began jamming some covers together. We then added Tyler who actually began playing bass with us. He switched over to guitar after some time and then we found a bassist who was later replaced by our current bassist James.
Which instruments do you play?
I am the vocalist of the band but I also play guitar and SOME piano. Most of the band can play multiple instruments.
Describe your musical interests and abilities.
The entire band loves various subgenres of rock and metal. As a band we try to take some influence outside of our genre and apply it to our writing and performing.
What famous musicians inspire you?
Given that I am a vocalist I look up a lot to: Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden, M Shadows of Avenged Sevenfold, James LaBrie of Dream Theater, Phil Anselmo of Pantera, Brent Smith of Shinedown, and way too many others to list!
What are some of your best musical memories?
The first time I ever performed was in a band where our guitarist Tyler was actually the drummer and singer while I played guitar. We were only about 13 years old and I was too nervous to look at the crowd so I ended up turning my back on the crowd and looking at Tyler the whole time. Luckily we were only performing in front of mainly family and friends.
What public events do you have coming up?
Right now unfortunately we have a ton of stuff going on behind the scenes that we really aren’t able to talk about. We are incredibly excited about it, and can’t wait to share it with everyone. We are always working on our live performance and songwriting.
What would you say to beginners to the industry, who are nervous?
Practice your craft over and over again. Write awesome songs. Then put together the budget to record 3 or 4 of your best songs. Spend the money and invest in yourself if you want to make music your career. Also, learn about business. I read a quote that “music is 10% music and 90% business” while this might be a little exaggerated, it is still very true. In order to become more successful and further your career you need to know business!
How do you balance your music with your family and friends?
This can be a tough balance and I think all active musicians face this struggle. Given that we are such a young band (in our age and career) we don’t have to worry about this as much since we don’t have kids and wives.
Should we be expecting anything new to be released? If so give info.
We released our debut album, “Rise of The Voiceless,” last November. We want to promote that a little while more. As I said earlier we are always writing but as of now we don’t exactly have a time-frame from releasing anything new.
Where you guys from?
Where can we follow your career at?
Unparalleled Height – Strength Through Silence (Official Lyric Video)
About Johnny Naylor:
Johnny Naylor is the founder and owner of 1st Shot Music and a feature writer for Jammerzine. His work can also be found on 1st Shot Music and Naylor’s Notes. You can also get his latest updates on his facebook page.