Sin City Presents Magazine February 2017 Volume 4 Issue 2 - Page 15

Right after that, we headed out on the road for a string of performances. We called it his trial by fire. Needless to say, he survived. (LAUGHS)

METAL BABE: Glad he survived! (LAUGHS) So who is currently in the band?

MICK: Corners of Sanctuary includes Frankie Cross on lead vocals, James Pera on bass and backing vocals, Mad T on drums, and I do my best with guitar and keyboards.

METAL BABE: You recently had a member change with Mad T (Powerless Rise) replacing Sean Nelligan?

MICK: Yes, last May Sean was replaced by Mad T. T had been filling in on drums for Sean on multiple shows and tours since 2014. T is also the drummer for the band Powerless Rise. The decision to bring Mad T on as the replacement was a no-brainer. The chemistry was already there and it was seamless. Absolutely no downtime involved. T brings a new energy to the band with his ability to write music and lyrics, in addition to playing drums. It’s like he has always been a part of the band.

METAL BABE: That’s great. Sounds like he was the missing piece. I read that your fans released a video for “Forgotten Heroes” (and saw the video too). What did you think of the video and what is your affiliation to the Armed Forces?

MICK: We love the video! The imagery was so fitting for the song. We are huge supporters of the Armed Forces. These men and women make it possible for artists to do what they do without fear or punishment. We owe them our gratitude. Each band member has had family members and close friends who served in the military. Writing songs that tell their story and honor their service is the least we can do to show our appreciation.

METAL BABE: Definitely. You have quite a following worldwide. What was it like working with La Mazakuata Records so early in the band’s formation and how did they help get your music to Mexico, and Central/South America?

MICK: We had a great time working with the label and its president, Lorenzo Partida, who is also the bass player for the band Transmetal.

We even had the opportunity to work with Lorenzo on writing and releasing a song, “Aqua Luminoza,” that appeared on our EP “Epilogue” back in 2013. Lorenzo and I wrote the lyrics, and Lorenzo also does backing vocals and some additional guitar on the track. It was a great experience.