On October 26, Jack Antonio conducted an interview with EYES SET TO KILL's Alexia Rodriguez on the "Women Of Metal" show. You can now listen to the chat using the Mixcloud widget below.
EYES SET TO KILL's fifth full-length album, "Masks", sold around 2,600 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 161 on The Billboard 200 chart. Released on September 17 in North America via Century Media Records, the CD was produced by Steve Evetts, who has previously worked with THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, SUICIDE SILENCE and SEPULTURA, among others.
In the time leading up to pre-production and the recording of "Masks", EYES SET TO KILL decided instead of pandering or worrying about expectations, they would hunker down and demo two of their strongest new songs, the irresistibly "True Colors" and "Nothing Left To Say". Both merged anthemic scope and jarring metallic elegance, making for some of the group's catchiest fare and as a result, they joined forces with Century Media Records for their fifth studio album.
"Those two songs served as a blueprint for the entire record," explained Alexia Rodriguez. "When we were writing, I didn't try to do what everybody else does. We didn't need to throw a ton of riffs into one song or get overly technical. I wanted to make music that was catchy."
With that mindset, the group retreated to a Southern California studio with Evetts. In the process, Alexia evolved immensely as the band's songwriter, and the band's patented sound expanded. For the first time, Cisko Miranda added staggering screams and vocals, building the harmonies and everything became amplified from the heaviness to the hooks.