HardTimes.ca conducted an interview with the New Fairfield, Connecticut-based deathcore act EMMURE when the band played in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on August 16, 2009. Watch the 22-minute chat below.
According to Hits Daily Double, the companion web site of music industry tip sheet HITS, EMMURE's third full-length album, "Felony", is on track to sell between 12,000 and 15,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD was released on August 18 via Victory Records.
In a recent interview with The Aquarian Weekly, EMMURE singer 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."