XIII Interview 17/12/22
MM: Can you tell us about your Band and whos your biggest influences
Our band is XIII Doors and we’re from the West of Ireland. Musically we’re influenced by bands
such as Alter Bridge, Alice in Chains, Tremonti and Daughtry. Our range of influences span a
huge range of genres though including Hindustani traditional, 80s cheesy pop and old school
heavy metal…we’re a bit of a strange bunch!
MM: Where do you draw your inspirations and ideas from
Hmm…that’s a good question. I suppose subconsciously, our ideas a lot from music we’ve
listened to in the past. Personally, when I write lyrics I like them to be personal and
meaningful…so for a lot of the songs on this album they’re about inspiration and personal
MM: What would you say is your Bands favourite song ?
That’s like picking a favourite child! Can’t answer that ��
MM: Plans tour and festival wise for 2024
We’re currently planning gigs for 2024…if you keep an eye on our socials you can see
everything we’re doing!
MM: What can we expect from you live
We’re all pretty experienced live musicians, so we want to bring the energy and intensity that
we captured in the studio sessions to the stage!
MM: What do you like best and worst abt touring
Best has to be travelling to new places and meeting amazing people…the worst is probably
how bad your diet becomes. It’s so much easier to eat terrible food than it is to stay healthy!
MM: Which three Bands would be your ultimate touring buddies
That’s a really tough question….There’s a huge amount of bands we’d love to tour with but if I
had to choose a few it’d probably be; Alter Bridge, Def Leppard, Mammoth WVH
MM: Whats the most memorable concert youve been to (other than your own) and why
There’s been quite a few! I distinctly remember seeing Eric Clapton when I was about 13
years old because it was my first “real” gig. Nickelback stood out too because their live
sound was absolutely phenomenal…really sounded like the record!
MM: What do you feel has been your biggest accomplishment so far with music
I’m just happy knowing people really enjoy our music and take something from it! We’ve
managed to get it into Rolling Stone and Joe Elliott gave us a good pat on the back but in
reality, I’m just happy if we can inspire people.
MM: Which are your Two favourite Albums of all time
That’s an ever-changing metric…but as of now, my two most listened to ever are probably the
Dark Side of The Moon by Pink Floyd and Chants of India by Ravi Shankar!
MM: Can you remember the first time you ever played live and how it felt to have people
I don’t remember the 1st time specifically, but I do remember playing as a young teen and how
terrified the whole band would be before getting on stage…Those really were good times!
MM: Growing up which Bands posters did you have on your bedroom wall.
Slash was a huge hero of mine growing up so Guns N Roses posters always found a home on
my wall…Thin Lizzy and Rory Gallagher were definitely there too!
MM - Who do you think influenced the world of Metal / Rock more than any other person
That depends how far back you want to go! In terms of sheer influence, I think Jimi Hendrix
probably made the most noise and really changed the game for rock music.
MM - Whats the most important thing to the band right now?
We’re working on releasing our 3rd single at the minute! There’s never a dull moment in this
MM:If you could do a cover of any song which one would it be and why?
We’ve been toying with the idea of doing Them Bones by Alice in Chains…for no other reason
than the fact that it’s a great song and I think we’d do a decent job of it…There’s millions of
songs I’d love to cover but that was the 1st one that came to mind.
MM: Tell us why we should buy and listen to your Band
Ooh time for the salesman pitch! If you like really heavy music with clean, melodic vocals I
think you’ll like our stuff! But sure isn’t there only one way to find out?
MM: Four words to describe (XIII Doors)
Heavy, Melodic, Catchy, Alternative
MM:Final Words for your fans and our readers
Thanks for taking the time out to do this interview! You can find us on most social media pages
(@)xiiidoors. Our website https://www.xiiidoors.com/ also has everything about what’s going
on with us at the minute. Check us out ��