On one of our road trips up north, we met Nick and Joe from Lethal Affection at the Lynch Mob show in Philly. They were there as fans too, and we gave them our business cards after chatting with them most of the night. A few months later, we found out that they were opening for Adler, a show we had planned on seeing anyways. We were blown away by this band, and we think you will love them as much as we do! Below is our band interview, as told by Nick.
Junkies: How did you come up with the band name?
Myself and Joe were in a prior band called Jade and one of the last songs we wrote before disbanding was called “Lethal Affection” which seemed like a good choice for a band name when we began this new project.
Junkies: How long has the band been together?
The two of us met Noah in a music theory class while we were all at Rutgers back in early 2012. Cameron replaced our drummer in 2014 and Will joined as our bassist earlier this year.
Junkies: Any notable changes?
Well, Joe, Noah and myself have been in the fold for all four years, Cameron replaced our original drummer two years ago, and Will is our fifth bassist in only four years!
Junkies: What inspires you as a band?
We are all very dedicated to our craft so just being around one of the guys inspires us to work a little harder so we don’t fall behind.
Junkies: Who are your influences?
We’re all influenced by different bands and genres, but I’d say the biggest three would be Iron Maiden, Guns N’ Roses, and Pantera.
Junkies: What are your songs about?
The lyrics on this upcoming album are basically about identity. They reference trying to find yourself, and losing yourself. Unity is also a theme, as several songs reference working together, or coming together. The lyrics also reflect the current status of Lethal Affection, as we are continually learning what this band means, and how best to work together to achieve our goals.
Junkies: Who have you played with? Who do you hope to play with?
We’ve played with a couple awesome east coast bands, most notably Burial Mound, Negative Sky, and Waking Tera who are all studio mates of ours. We’ve also played with some pretty big touring acts such as Act of Defiance, Adler, Black Tide, Bobaflex, Diecast, Dio Disciples, Eve to Adam, Generation Kill, Smile Empty Soul, and Toothgrinder. With no disrespect to any of them, we’d really like to join the stage with our heroes like Iron Maiden, Alice in Chains, and the all the other bands we’ve grown up with.
Junkies: What keeps the band going?
We’ve learned to appreciate that nothing in this business is just handed out. We enjoy working hard through all of the ups and downs of the music industry and we ultimately just want to make and perform our music for a living.
Junkies: Any interesting facts about the band?
Joe and I were unfairly accused of plagiarizing in one of our music theory classes at Rutgers and were forced to retake the class. The silver lining is that Noah was in our class the second time which is when we met him. We performed Dream Theater’s “Pull Me Under” for the class and the rest is history!
(Lethal Affection has a new album coming up, which should be out in a month or two, that they recorded at Conclave Studios in Manhattan. We will post links, when we get them!)
Please check out their website to keep up with the latest: www.lethalaffection.com
You can follow them on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/LethalAffection
and on Twitter at: www.twitter.com/AffectionLethal
You can purchase their first cd at: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/lethalaffection
Below is a video made up of clips of some of their club shows, including the one we saw them at. They are doing a cover of Iron Maiden's "Number Of The Beast" and it's mind blowing, to say the least!