4ARM interview with Danny Tomb
On May 20th, Australia’s heaviest up and coming thrash metal unit, 4ARM, made an appearance on Metalholic Radio. Band founder Danny Tomb talked about the debut album, Submission For Liberty, their upcoming Download performance and much more. 4ARM are among a select few a brilliant new thrash bands making a modern mark on metal using old school tools.
The band was formed in Melbourne, Australia in 2004 by guitarist Tomb and drummer Michael Vafiotis. The quartet would later be rounded out by bassist Andy Hinterreiter and guitarist Johnny Glovasa. 4ARM released its debut album 13 Scars in 2005, and followed that up in 2009 with their sophomore effort The Empires of Death. At this point the band was tearing it up down under winning awards, accolades, and endorsement deals.
With forward momentum propelling the band, 4ARM once again entered the studio in 2011 to record their third, and arguably best album to date, Submission for Liberty. The band reached out to Matt Hyde (Machine Head, Slipknot, Trivium) to mix the album, and the results are skull crushing. Rising Records and Riot Entertainment were both impressed enough to snap the band up. Rising Records re-released Submission For Liberty this February.
Today, June 9, 2012, 4ARM will grace the stage at the 10th anniversary Download Festival. This will be followed by the Zombie Apocalypse West Coast U.S. tour beginning July 6 in Los Angeles and culminating with a slot at the Bay Area Metal Fest in San Francisco on July 28. the band will bookend this tour at the June 28 show Battle for Mayhem in Santa Clara, CA., and in August 4 performance at the Whiskey a Go Go back in Los Angeles.
These shows are only the beginning of the onslaught which we can expect 4ARM to rain down on us. check out our interview with Danny Tomb below, read our review of Submission For Liberty here, and pick up your copy of the CD and get out to one of their shows.
The Zombie Apocalypse Tour Dates
07/06/12 The Joint, Los Angeles, CA
07/07/12 Submission, San Francisco, CA
07/11/12 Sunshine Studios, Colorado Springs, CO
07/12/12 The Rail Club, Dallas,TX
07/13/12 TBA, Houston, TX
07/14/12 Clicks Paradise, Corpus Christi, TX
07/15/12 The Dirty Dog, Austin,TX
07/16/12 Zombie’s Bar, San Antonio, TX
07/17/12 Wreckers, Lubbock, TX
07/18/12 The Juggernaut, Albuquerque, NM
07/20/12 The Bunkhouse, Las Vegas, NV
07/22/12 Hayley’s Bar, Everett, WA
07/23/12 The Hop, Spokane, WA
07/24/12 El Corazon, Seattle, WA
07/25/12 The Clam Shack, Nahcotta, WA
07/26/12 TBA, Medford, OR
07/27/12 The Plea For Peace Center, Stockton, CA
07/28/12 Bay Area Metal Festival, San Francisco, CA
06/28/12 Battle For Mayhem Santa Clara, CA
08/04/12 Whiskey A Go Go, Hollywood, CA