INTERVIEW: I Hate Heroes

After coming off their Ides of March Tour in support of their new record, If Life Were A Book, I’d Skip This Chapter, the guys in I Hate Heroes took some time to answer a few questions for us. Check out the Q&A below to get to know IHH a little bit better and which villains they’d be if they had the chance. Also, if you haven’t yet, check out the new record as well as their recent cover of Fall Out Boy’s “My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light ‘Em Up)”!

How did the Ides of March Tour go?

It was a ton of fun for the band. We made bunches of new friends, reconnected with old pals, played with great bands, reached new cities, and played with sharks…Yes, real live sharks (laughs).

What’s the best/worst thing that has happened to you on tour?

Nick (Nachurski, drums) getting an inner ear infection was no fun at all [and] was by far the worst part of the tour. It’s never fun seeing your band member enabled. Best part besides playing and making friends was probably the weather. A week before we left Pennsylvania it was like 5°. When we left the tour God’s opened up and gave us 70° for most of the tour

You’ve teased on Facebook that you have some cool news to share soon. Can we have some detail on that?

At the time we were waiting to announce Mike Mavretic as part of the band and our new guitarist. He was great on tour so we’re excited for everyone to know we’re moving forward together. Also more tours and music coming soon.

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Why should people check out your latest release, If Life Were A Book, I’d Skip This Chapter?

It’s a very honest record. We wrote from the heart and ventured down many creative paths to fulfill our musical muse. It’s a mix of different styles such as post-hardcore, acoustic, and pop punk. Lots of inspirations melted together. Each song carries its weight for sure.

What are your actual favorite books?

Sci-fi novels such as Macroscope [by Piers Anthony].

The Outsiders [by S.E. Hinton].

And of course 50 Shades of Grey (laughs).

Since you hate heroes, if you could be any fictional villain, who would you be and why?

Ephraim would be Ganondorf from Zelda. The game was a big influence on him. Jimmy would be Deadpool. He may not technically be a villain, but he’s no hero. He hates heroes (laughs).

What can we expect of I Hate Heroes in 2016?

You can expect new music. Some sooner than you think! You can also expect us to be on the road a lot more. Jimmy (Snyder, vocals) will be out on Warped Tour all summer with his pals in Set It Off, so make sure you say, “what’s up”. Most importantly you can expect us to be even more active with our IHH family. We love you all!

Ephraim, Jimmy, and Nicholas helped to answer all questions.

 

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