This interview is a repost from my time with Soundslave (previously SoundOn), which can be found at the following link: https://soundslavetv.wordpress.com/
Shaping The Legacy are an up and coming melodic metal band from San Antonio, Texas. Guitarist Joe Dragich took some time out to talk to us.
First off, how did the band get started?
The band started when I moved across country to reconnect with our singer Rudy. He and I were in a band previous to this one, but we lived 1,300 miles away from one another. The last band ended, and I moved to start a new one with him. After a year and a half of sifting through members, we finally got a solid line up.
What’s the story behind your band name?
We used an online word generator to find words we liked the sound of. We put ‘Shaping The Legacy’ together and thought it sounded cool, then we attached a meaning to it (with this band we will be shaping the legacy of our lives).
How would you describe your music?
Our music is fast, emotional, melodic, catchy, technical, heavy… it really exudes an array of things, stylistically and emotionally.
Who or what have been your biggest influences?
For myself personally, my biggest influences have come from a variety of melodic metal bands, mostly contemporary ones like Killswitch Engage and As I Lay Dying. But, as with any other band, there are many bands and many things that influence us.
Has there been any challenges to overcome during the bands existence?
The biggest challenge thus far has been keeping a solid line up. We have had the music, the dedication, the fans and the connections all the while, but have not been able to capitalize on those things until recently. Luckily, we seem to be picking up speed very quickly now.
What has been your favourite show to play so far?
We are actually just starting to play shows this week! Saying that is a testament to the great foundation this band started out with. There are many opportunities for us, and we’re just scratching the surface.
What would be your dream to see and/or be involved in?
I’d say touring with Killswitch Engage, Dreamshade and Soilwork for me. It would be an absolute melodic shit storm.
Messages from the band
I would like to say thanks to all of the fans on behalf of Shaping The Legacy. We just released a music video for our debut single ‘Chasing The Horizon’ and our debut EP ‘Illuminate’ will be available via iTunes, CD Baby and others platforms on September 20th.