Concert Crap: Have you always known that you wanted this to be a Christian band? If so, what led you to the hardcore direction?
Zach Schwochow: We knew when we started Convictions that we wanted it to be a Christian band. We also felt like we shouldn’t be preachy though, because we aren’t perfect people. That’s where the name came from. 🙂 We listen to and grew up listening to heavy music. There is so much raw emotion in it and I think we can capture that through the music and lyrics.
CC: Do you think that people feel differently when they discover that Convictions is Christian music?
ZS: Good question, I don’t think they necessarily do. We have many fans that aren’t Christian. I think it’s cool that different people can relate to our music regardless of their spiritual background or journey.
CC: Who was/ is your biggest influence?
ZS: Collectively, I’d say Underoath.
CC: What is the most memorable moment you’ve had on tour?
ZS: The most memorable moment on tour is probably when our van and trailer was stolen. Luckily, we’ve recovered and are stronger than ever since then.
CC: Who do you hope to tour with in the future?
ZS: I think we’d love to get on the road with our friends in Silent Planet or Fit for a King.
CC: If you could give advice to anyone starting a band, what would that advice be?
ZS: Don’t cut corners, especially on records and merch. Go all out.
CC: When can we expect to hear from you guys on tour again? (After your run with Hotel Books)
ZS: We are currently on tour with Everyone Dies in Utah. We will be on the road with Hawthorne Heights starting Oct 23rd thru Oct 29.
CC: Any last words to anyone reading this interview?
ZS:Keep up with us on the road:
Twitter & IG: convictionsrock
All questions answered by drummer Zach Schwochow.
Post and interview by Kayla Rojas
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