The heavy-ass outfit may title their record “Simple as Sin,” but there’s nothing simple about these dudes.
BY TIFFINI TAYLOR
New York has always been a place where alternative and rock collide to bring some hot bands to the music forefront. Another Day’s Armor is one of these bands. Comprising members Logan Manganelli on vocals, Nick Palma on lead guitar, Ryan Bicknell on rhythm guitar, Joe Grunski on bass, and Alec Keshishian on drums, this is a band that combines arena rock with borderline instrumental rock which has brought them into the spotlight. To see where this band goes in the future will be amazing.
BLURT: How did the band come together? How did you meet each other?
Another Day’s Armor: “The band first came together when Nick and I played in a previous band. After going through some lineup changes, we found our current lineup from local music shops and recommendations from friends and fellow musicians.”
BLURT: Where and who came up with the name Another Day’s Armor?
Another’s Day Armor: “I honestly don’t remember where or who came up with the name, it had to of been almost 4 years ago, but it’s got a nice ring to it and we all think its original.”
BLURT: How would you describe your band’s music?
Another Day’s Armor: “Our music tries to blend rock and metal into one sound as well as a few other genres. All of us wanted to play in a band where the music was heavy, but with a vocalist who had a killer voice and Logan does justice.”
BLURT: What kind of guitar do you play? What kind of bass do you play? What kind of drums do you play? Any other instruments?
Another Day’s Armor: “I play a red Tama Starclassic kit with Sabian cymbals and I absolutely love the sound I get. Nick has like 50 Schecters, Ryan uses ESP, Joe uses Sterling, and Logan uses Manganelli vocal cords.”
BLURT: How old were you when you began playing your instrument? How old when you began singing?
Another Day’s Armor: “I first started playing percussion in elementary school, but started playing a full kit in middle school so I’m gonna throw a random number out there and say 13?”
BLURT: Where do you draw your inspiration from?
Another Day’s Armor: “We draw inspiration from a ton of bands like Avenged Sevenfold, Slipknot, Trivium, and Periphery. Aside from the music talking to the right people can also be inspiring.” (Below photo from the band’s Facebook page.)
BLURT: What was the recording experience like for Simple as Sin?
Another Day’s Armor: “We all had a blast when recording Simple As Sin. Our Producers at WerleyBird Studios are so much fun to record with and are great dudes. I’ve honestly never met anyone like them before.”
BLURT: What is the songwriting /music composition process like for Another Day’s Armor?
Another Day’s Armor: “Nick, Ryan, and Joe come up with riffs while I add drums to them and help structure the song, but Simple As Sin was written in our practice space with everyone contributing. Logan and Ryan write the lyrics and vocal melodies.”
BLURT: When and where can fans get your EP?
Another Day’s Armor: “Our EP is fully recorded, but we are waiting for the right time to release the whole thing. Our new single, “Death Investing,” is out now”
BLURT: Your band is unique in the way that you guys want the rock n roll image and you guys want to connect in a good way with your fans, how is that going and how does a band keep it going in today’s music scene? Other than concerts any other way fans can get in touch?
Another Day’s Armor: “Aside from the music image and the fans are very important to us. Our image has certainly helped us gain new fans and social media is a great way to connect with them. We also like to stick around at our merch table after the show to personally connect with fans.”
BLURT: If you could collaborate with anyone or any band who would it be? Who would be your dream tour with?
Another Day’s Armor: “Collaborating with Matt Heafy from Trivium would be pretty sick. Dream tour would be with Metallica and Avenged Sevenfold.”
BLURT: What is next for Another Day’s Armor?
Another Day’s Armor: “We are writing new music and building new relationships with people in the industry.”
BLURT: Anything else you would like to share?
Another Day’s Armor: “I just can’t wait for everyone to hear the new music!”
Another Day’s Armor is a band to keep an eye on, they a band that does enjoy fan interaction. They want to know their fans. Another Day’s Armor is a rock band. They are an alternative band. They are going to be around for a long time. Looking forward to seeing them soon. Simple As Sin is their EP and it will surprise anyone because it is that good.