Guitarist Jesse Ketive of the New Fairfield, Connecticut- and Queens, New York-based deathcore act EMMURE recently spoke to Indiestar.tv about the songwriting and recording process for the band's new album, "Speaker Of The Dead". You can now watch the chat below.
"Speaker Of The Dead" is scheduled for release on February 15, 2011 through Victory Records. The CD was produced by Joey Sturgis, who has previously worked with THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA and BORN OF OSIRIS, among others.
EMMURE's third full-length album, "Felony", sold 7,800 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 68 on The Billboard 200 chart.
In a 2009 interview with The Aquarian Weekly, EMMURE vocalist Frankie Palmeri was asked what keeps him performing after doing this for so long. "I don't pat myself on the back," he replied. "I don't tell myself that I've become successful or 'made it.' Alls I can see is what I can do ahead of me. Once the work is done, alls I can do is more work. I'm not jaded; I appreciate everyone that comes out to our shows to watch our band and as long as they know we appreciate it. We became mainstream, not that we want to be carbon copies, we just became more mainstream. We just love what we do."
When asked what he wants to say to EMMURE's haters, Palmeri said, "We love them and they keep us going. Without our haters, we wouldn't have the slightest hint of this popularity. If they weren't talking about us, who would be? All of our fans back us and know what's up and the haters know what's up, too, so just keep hating."