Catch up with Boston-based rockers Atlas Will Sound and listen to their latest single "Drop Terrorist", out now.
What brought you all together?
In 2014 Johnny Bevilacqua (lead guitar) and Than Morse (singer) joined forces to create their own rock project, Atlas Will Sound. Timing played a key part for the Boston-based rock group, as Johnny and Than really just happened to be looking for the same thing at the same time, and in the same place. Individually, both Than and Johnny had been in several bands and projects prior to forming Atlas Will Sound. Between the two of them, they have years of experience playing clubs and recording, however, had never collaborated in the way they do now. To round out Atlas Will Sound, Matt Ezyk and Eric Sheppard joined the group. The members of Atlas Will Sound collaborate and contribute to the writing process to create songs that are sometimes rebellious, sometimes reflective, but always represent Atlas Will Sound. They take influences from rock n' roll, modern metal, alternative and classic rock, all of which they aim to incorporate in their soun.
Where does your name, Atlas Will Sound, come from?
Aside from Atlas meaning 'global', most people would also think of the Greek God, Atlas, who carries the weight of the world on his shoulders. This is partially how we came up with the name but the other part is more founded in science. What many do not know is that scientists are experimenting with a particle accelerator machine called the Atlas Hedron Collider. The machine breaks down and creates new particles that defy the laws of physics, the 'God' particle as they call it, which also emits its own unique sound frequency when the machine breaks down the matter. We are hardly Gods, nor scientists, but we like to believe we have a unique sound that will spread across the globe nationally.
Which musicians have you been influenced by, individually or as a band?
A whole bunch but some to list would be - Classic Rock, Led Zep - Robert Plant, Guns N Roses, AC/DC, Shinedown, Metallica, Whitesnake - David Coverdale, Ozzy’s Randy Rodes, Black Label’s Zack Wylde, etc.
How would you describe your sound to someone who had never heard your music?
Mix of modern metal, rock, maybe a little pop or alternative... New age rock n' roll.
What were your inspirations behind your single, "Drop Terrorist"?
"Drop Terrorist" is inspired by the frustration with the media and the news they choose to share. The song portrays the media as terrorists that are constantly imposing fear upon the public. All the focus on the negative things occurring leaves us with one question, is there anything good the media will talk about?
Is that sound indicative of what we can expect to hear from your upcoming single?
What do you hope listeners are able to take away from your music?
Energy, catchy rhythm and melody, their own interpretation. Walk away humming the melody!
Is there anything you want to add?
We love, and believe in our music very much, and we want you to as well! Come rock with us!