(We continue our look back this summer at some past Bands of the Week. This week we feature Heaven’s Basement who were originally featured the week of February 9, 2009)
Born from the five corners of the UK with a sole ambition between them; to reach the summit of their potential and to be regarded alongside the bands that inspired them.
Heaven’s Basement are about evolution, growth and reaching new heights. Defiance, risk taking, and self-challenge are their hallmarks.
“Heaven’s Basement is dirty. It’s filthy. It’s sleazy. It’s gutter-rock by way of traditional heavy metal, and it’s straight-up awesome. From the minute the five-piece steps on stage you get the impression that this is the band of the night and do they ever prove it. Shirtless and coifed to the sky the band gets down and dirty and receives a boisterous reception for its troubles. Wearing its influences on bare arms (there’s a touch of Sabbath, a smidgen of the Crüe and more than a healthy portion of Axl Rose) iIt’s all snarling lyrics, melting solos and pure attitude
“We’re all about big, energetic, statements of intent”, says frontman Richie. “We’re the band that will make you fall in love with Rock n’ Roll all over again”.
I wanted to know more about these guys so I fired them off a few questions which they graciously took the time to answer: