This band started after a reunion of your old band, Mindless Truth. What made you want to start to this?
After a few members coming and going the remaining members Erik Hagedorn (Singer/Acoustic Guitar) and Joe Brown (Electric Guitar) decided to go a new direction in musical style. At this point the current band that Justin Cellini (Bass Guitar) was playing for
had broken up. There was an inherent chemistry with Justin from the old Mindless Truth days so it was an easy decision to try that again. Chris Ciccone (Drummer) was recruited through a mutual friend.
How are fans of Mindless Truth to this transition?
Even though the styles of the music from Mindless Truth to Walking Sideways differ a bit the fans enjoy the music more now since the musical talent and chemistry has grown throughout the transition.
You guys recorded your EP. How was the recording process for this album?
We recorded our 3 song EP at VUDU Studios in Port Jefferson. The recording process went along very smoothly and we were able to track all 3 songs in one day mix all 3 songs on a second day. It was a very abbreviated schedule for recording but the product came out well above expectations.
You guys are signed to Popcore Entertainment. How did that opportunity come about?
Years back at the Downtown rock club in Farmingdale Rick Eberle (Popcore Entertainment) had been running the open mic night. Chris was a regular drummer there at the open mic night and formed a relationship with Rick at that time. Once we had finished recording our EP and were ready to start promoting the CD and playing live shows Chris had reached out to Popcore Entertainment and we have been working together ever since.
If you were to create Mount Rushmore of four of your biggest influences who would they be and why?
Maynard James Keenan – Iconic powerful hard rock voice with great dynamic range, Dimebag Darrell – Talented guitarist paving the way for a new genre of hard rock / heavy metal, Cliff Burton -The original Metallica bass player for their first commercial release known for his lead / melodic bass playing, Chad Sexton – Progressive drummer for the band 311 mixing playing styles from reggae, hip-hop, jazz and rock.
If you had to eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner at a fast food chain for life, what would you pick?
Taco Bell, with such a variety of belly bombing food we don’t think that Taco Bell will ever get old.