If there was any justice in the world then US hardcore/metalcore outfit Johnny Booth would already be a global name.
But, as we all know, justice is only dished out by people that wear capes and those such people don’t usually care for metal music so unfortunately Johnny Booth are still finding their path to the top.
Fusing the technicality and finesse of modern metal with the visceral power and melodic aggression of hardcore, Johnny Booth have firmly carved out their own niche, winning over thousands of fans across the US.
Or put quite simply, they fucken rock!
Since the 2019 release of debut album Firsthand Accounts, Johnny Booth have gradually seen their profile lift but with a newly picked team behind them in order to spread their music to a broader base, one gets the feeling it is only a matter of time before the band are rightfully a global sensation.
Vocalist Andrew Herman joined HEAVY to discuss Johnny Booth’s latest single deepfake and how they plan to blast through your speakers in the very near future.
“We wrote a lot of the new singles that are coming out now during the height of the shutdown here in New York,” he began. “Also, it was during the presidential election, so there’s a lot of turmoil, a lot of… the height of the worst of what makes up America all at once (laughs), so that’s definitely going to inspire you being your environment and what you’re going through. What was going on in our communities, in our lives, and politically what’s going on all at the same time. All the singles we have all kind of have that theme for sure.”
Towards the end of deepfake Herman reiterates the point that “you were at fault, but you would never say it”, leading HEAVY to believe the song has a touch of personal venom to it.
“The song definitely – like I said, there was some personal stuff going on in my life – along with everything, so I feel there was this multi pronged thing where I felt like politically, globally the US was not really owning up to our own bullshit, really,” Herman offered. “We’re a society where we really don’t like to admit guilt, but at the same time too I was going through somethings personally where people were attempting to scam and distort reality for some people around me, which was definitely a big part of it as well.”
In the full interview, Andrew talks more about the single and it’s musical direction, the film clip and its meaning, future releases, the history of the band and where they come from, how Johnny Booth’s new music differs from their early stuff, public expectation, touring plans and more.