We Came As Romans talked with us at the Rock’n Derby festival in New York about how they beat Memphis May Fire in a burrito eating contest, what they’d do differently on their next record, and how Kyle Pavone creates his own made-up words and imaginary god to worship pre-show.
First off, for a band whose music is so heavy and full of rage, the dudes in Miss May I are some of the nicest guys we’ve ever interviewed. So we treated them to a five star experience by cornering them in a stable next to a hay bail and asking them why they weren’t invited to the WCAR vs Memphis May Fire eating contest. Both MMI and For Today were left out of the event, so we’re thinking a round two is in order. And for the record, Levi Benton is definitely down.
Because the press tent was actually a “press barn” at the Rock’n Derby Festival, I forced vocalist Mattie Montgomery of For Today to sit in a tiny, uncomfortable wooden chair that we can only assume is usually used for milking cows. In this video interview, he tells HXC Magazine about his favorite songs from Wake and just how awkward it is to be here.