'Adelitas Way or the Highway'
Las Vegas quintet, Adelitas Way, are currently soaring up the modern rock charts with the first single, “Invincible”, from their self-titled debut album.
Chosen as the theme song for UPN Network’s hit television program, WWE Superstars, “Invincible” is a fast-paced and hard-hitting rock number, saturated in testosterone soaked lyrics.
On par with the successful hard rock outfits who have preceded them, Adelitas Way is thunderously loud and charged with emotion; music that will get you pumped whether you are a professional wrestler or just trying to beat the rush hour blues.
Exclusive Magazine had the recent opportunity to sit down with the men of Adelitas Way and hear more about their recent success in the hard rock world, the new album and those crazy nights in Tijuana!
Your music has it’s roots in hard rock. Who were your musical influences growing up and how many still factor into your music today? "STP, Soundgarden, Def Leppard. I love all kinds of music, I grew up rockin’ out!"
The summer of ’09 saw the release of your self-titled debut album “Adelitas Way”. As an up-and-coming band, how would you describe the sound and style of your music? "I’d say its high energy rock and music that people can relate to lyrically."
The break-out single, “Invicible”, from the new album, can be heard as the official theme song for UPN’s WWE Superstars. How were you approached for this and how has it helped to gain exposure for your music? "We have a great label and management, they played it for the WWE and it clicked. They loved what we were doing...we are very lucky to have the support from such a great organization like the WWE."
Where exactly did the band name, Adelitas Way, originate from? Is there an interesting story behind it? "We got arrested in Tijuana Mexico. It was a crazy day...haha it’s a bar in TJ..."
You’re currently on a heavy touring schedule, playing shows with bands like Breaking Benjamin, Chevelle and Shinedown. What has been your favorite venue to play thus far and what can fans expect from an Adelitas Way live set? "We have played so many amazing places. We always love the south but we love rock fans all over. Fans can expect a fun energetic rock show; we like to get things started the right way!"
The new album was produced by the Grammy-nominated Johnny K (Disturbed, Plain White T's, 3 Doors Down). How do you think this powerhouse collaboration finds it’s way into the styling of the release? "Johnny is great he let us make the record we wanted to make. He made it sound massive; him and Tadpole who engineered the record rocked it!"
How easy or hard is it to create a new, vibrant, wanted-by-the-public sound that both builds on and surpasses the musical wonderments and accomplishments that preceded it within the industry? "I think u gotta just make the record u wanna make as a band."
You’ve made several tracks available for free on both your Myspace page and official website. Tell us a little about this; how can fans download your music? "iTunes is the best way :)"
Speaking of Myspace, your Myspace Music page has over 600,000 profile views and almost one million plays. How do you think the internet has helped to boost your popularity with fans? "We love meeting new fans its great way to meet new people who support us."
If asked to record one for charity, what '80s (and possibly cheesy!) pop/rock song would you love to cover today and why? "'Party All The Time' [by] Eddie Murphy."
Lastly, and throwing you a journalistic curve ball, Exclusive Magazine loves Penguins, do you? "I do I think they are awesome, I watched 'Happy Feet'!"
For your roadmap to Adelitas Way, check ‘em out on the web and be sure to download their new album, available on iTunes now!
Interview: Erin M. Stranyak
Youtube.com video for 'Invincible'
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