Bad Omens Want to ‘Expand the Musical Horizons’ of Fans
Riff Fest is coming up on Sept. 23 at Pine Knob, and Bad Omens will be playing the main stage. Get to know the full lineup for this year’s festival, which also features hometown favorites I Prevail, here. But, back to Bad Omens. When it comes to the band’s music, they say they want to “expand the musical horizons” of fans. They also want to get them to listen to different genres of music.
“I feel like it transcends genre, rock or metal [in] a way that even people that don’t particularly listen to that type of music very often really like it,” lead vocalist Noah Sebastian told NME.com. “That’s always been the goal with this band, to expand the musical horizons of people both in and out of rock. I want people that don’t listen to rock and metal to get into it because of our band. And I want people that only listen to that to get into other genres because of our band.”
Elsewhere in the interview, Sebastian talked about bands like Sleep Token also expanding the metalcore sound. “Every now and then I check in on the metalcore Reddit threads, and they’re always arguing over what can and can’t be put in [the metalcore threads] as far as Bad Omens and Sleep Token go,” Sebastian told NME.com. “And I love that it seems the only thing they talk about is how they can’t talk about us in there!” To him, though, the genre is a lot broader than many listeners may think. “It feels like a spectrum that people are now trying to narrow down and be gatekeep-y on.”
For all things Riff Fest, go here. The Riff Fest show is part of the band’s fall tour, which has already sold out in most venues. Hence, Riff Fest is one of the only places you can see these guys this fall. Tickets are still available.