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Thursday, August 18, 2016

It Lies Within - Interview With Vocalist Zachary Scott

It Lies Within Interview - Dirt Fest 2016
Zachary Scott - Vocalist

This past weekend we got to get down and dirty at this years Dirt Fest 2016 in Detroit, MI.
Among the many bands who absolutely killed it on stage in the scorching heat was non other than It Lies Within, a band who will be popping up on every metal fans radar if they haven't already!
We had the pleasure to sit down with It Lies Within's lead vocalist, Zach, and he gave us the scoop on what they have been up to and what you have to look forward to! 


-Why don't you start out by telling us a little bit about how you guys got started and finding your niche as musicians?
It Lies Within started in 2008 with a metalcore mission in mind! Influenced by bands like As I Lay Dying, All That Remains, and The Devil Wears Prada at the time, we just focused on finding our place in that genre. After a handful of shows, tours, and member changes; It Lies Within is now tighter than ever. We are excited for the future of this band.

-You played at Dirt Fest last year. What was one of the highlights from last years show and what were you looking forward to this year?
We are so honored to have played Dirt Fest 6 years in a row now. Not to mention sharing the main stage each one of those years with so many greats! This year will be interesting with the new location and line up. I'm personally excited about it. Shout out to Matt Dalton and his team.

-You just recently released your latest album "Paramount." How did you guys get the idea for this album and what was the process like creating it?
This album was a long time in the making. Again with the member changes we really wanted to make sure our new “dream team” had redone all parts and made it unique to their style. We can’t express how happy we are with the way it all turned out. Jonny McBee and Nick Morris really helped mold us into the band we are today. Paramount is really just the beginning of who we are now!

-You guys just released a new music video covering Panic! At The Disco's "Victorious." What made you guys want to cover this song and how did the whole video come together?
Covers are always so much fun to do! We’ve actually done a few in the past but this one takes the cake. Sometimes you just hear a song and think, “this would be an awesome metal / hardcore remake.” Victorious was just set up perfect for this band, especially with our love for electronics and that bounce!



-So far, what has been one of the band's greatest achievements and highlights?
We are thankful for all opportunities this band has earned. Festivals are so much, so thank you to all the festivals we’ve had the chance to play. Probably the biggest highlight in our career was touring Japan in October 2015. Words cannot express the feeling of having fans that far across the world. It was intense!

-What do fans have to look forward to in the near future?
New music is currently in the works! We definitely will be releasing music much faster than Paramount. We are really in the groove right now as a team and there will tons of epic surprises coming your way!

-Any last words for your fans and Cupcakes & Crossbones viewers?
Thank you Cupcakes & Crossbones for having us! Please make sure to check out our social media pages for all updates on It Lies Within. We are currently on tour with Tear Out The Heart right now so please go check out all tour dates on our web pages. IT LIES WITHIN US ALL !!!


Watch It Lies Within Victorious video right here!


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