Having recently released their brand new single ‘Lonewolf‘ off their crushing new album ‘Overpower‘, Any Given Day are winning over legions of fans, thanks to their brutal mix of contemporary and classic cross-over style metal.
Check out the video for new single ‘Lonewolf‘ below:
OD – Please give us a brief background on Any Given Day and the particular sub-genre that best describes who you are?
ANDY – We are Any Given Day from Gelsenkirchen, Germany and ‘Musclecore’ is the best description that we’ve seen in a lot of YouTube comments! But we always feel like a straight-up metal band, I think.
OD – With reference to your discography, with what exists already, please tell us about your new album ‘Overpower’?
ANDY – We invested much more time in our latest record ‘Overpower’, and we were very critical amongst ourselves in regards to each and every part of the songs! We’ve put all of our heart and energy into this album and are more than proud about it.
I think we’ve found the perfect balance between heavy and melodic elements in each song. Every track has a catchy part and is well conceived. ‘Overpower’ is the next chapter for us as a band!
OD – Was there any one particular band/musician that inspired you to get involved with music and if so, who?
ANDY – Yes, my very first concert when I was a kid was Deep Purple – and from that moment onwards I wanted to play the guitar!
OD – How supportive has the local underground scene been for you and has it helped the band in any way?
ANDY – We are living in a very supportive area. Since we started our very first band back in 2003, I think we’ve played all and every small club in our hometown area. There are many friends and fans who have always supported us from this time until now, and we are so very thankful for that! It helped us a lot.
OD -With the dramatic change in the way the music industry has evolved, how are you experiencing the current climate with being a band starting out, and what would you like to see change in the future?
ANDY – Music has become fast-food. I think kids today have complete control over the music industry. These times are all about streaming and downloading.
The streaming thing is a good way to get recognized by lots of people around the globe, but if you look at it another way, you have to actually get millions of streams to get noticed, let alone get paid! But I think it‘s always important that you know how to get your music out there and make people want to hear it.
OD – With regards to the process of writing material, is there a particular method that works, and if so, please let us know?
ANDY – There are many methods to writing a song, but in particular for me, I find the best way is to write about what you feel, in a way that’s fun. If I have a melody in my head I try to record it as soon as possible, and perhaps this melody will go on to become a whole song? If I get stuck I have to go out and get some inspiration – and I don‘t care if this might come from a movie, music or just nature.
OD – If there was one band that you could tour with, who would it be and why?
ANDY – Metallica, because they’re the first metal band I ever heard and they’re still the biggest! A whole tour with them would be the absolute dream.
OD – Tell us your favourite album and why it’s so important to you?
ANDY – It’s very difficult to choose just one album. But if I have to choose… it would be ‘Master Of Puppets’ by Metallica because without this album I would definitely not playing in a metal band today!
OD – What are the plans for the remainder of this year?
ANDY – We have a lot of touring plans! We will be coming back to the UK in June with Heart Of A Coward and we are due to play a lot of European festivals. We‘ve also got some more touring plans in the pipeline for the end of this year.
Our UK dates are as follows:
Special Guests to Heart Of A Coward
4th June 2019 Manchester, Rebellion
5th June 2019 Glasgow, Classic Grand
6th June 2019 Norwich, Waterfront
7th June 2019 London, The Underworld
8th June 2019 Brighton, The Haunt
OD – Where can we discover more about the band? Please provide all social media links.
‘Any Given Day’s new album ‘Overpower’ is out now via Arising Empire Records, available to purchase HERE. They will be touring the UK in June as special guests to Heart Of A Coward.’