Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Rockin' out with MABEL !!!

I recently got the chance to talk to the awesome vocalist Khris Teague from the Kansas metal band MABEL ( https://www.facebook.com/MABEL67156 ) . These dudes kick some serious ass and are at the top of my "Gotta see live before I die" bucket list. Let's jump in and see what MABEL is all about !!!

1. Please give a brief history of the band / current line up 

KT :  We're all old childhood friends. Everyone has been in several previous projects, with me (Teague) being the exception. This is my first band. Mabel formed in 2010 in Winfield KS. We make unlistenable noise for poor unfortunate souls to beat each other up to! Lineup: Khris Teague(Frontman), Tony Gulick(Drums), Matt Finney(Guitar), Jeremy Mount(Also Guitar), and Sean Hare(Bass).

2. What's ur fave song to perform live ?

KT :  While I can't speak for the rest of the guys, I'd have to say my personal favorite is F.M.L. That shit gets me fired up every time!  

3. What are yalls musical influences // what bands are yall listening to alot of lately ?

KT :  That is tough because we all have fairly different musical tastes. But I'd say we take a lot from hardcore, punk, and power groove. Bands we've been listening to a lot lately are: Hatebreed, Earth Crisis, Machine Head. And locals. Lots of locals, like: John Woodson's Leg, KingShifter, and Odds Against.

4.  What does the future have in store for MABEL ?

KT :  We're currently starting work on a new album. It's pretty heavy so far. Won't say much about it but we have slowed way down on playing live so we can devote more energy into getting these new songs worked out. We just finished our first shirts(available Sept. 12th. contact me for details on how to get one!) When this album is finished we are gonna concentrate on a lot more regional shows.

5.  Any little known MABEL facts you'd like to share with us ?

KT :  We named the band after a cranky old lady that lived next to Matt. She used to call the cops all the time for noise complaints. She has passed on now(R.I.P.). But we decided as a big FU to everyone who told us to turn it down, we'd name the band MABEL. 

6. Anything you'd like to add / say to the readers ?

KT :  SUPPORT LOCAL METAL ARTISTS! SEE YOU IN THE PIT! thanks for the interview Alison! 

Thank YOU Khris and the rest of MABEL for making face melting music !!! Keep an eye out for MABEL's new album and check them out on Facebook and ReverbNation for music, videos and more info http://www.reverbnation.com/mabelmetal \m/ keep it brutal \m/

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