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We catch up with Wade Gordan MacNeil, aka the frontman of hardcore punk act Gallows.
SKRBBLR: How have things changed since Frank [Carter] left and you joined the band?
Wade: Steve Jobs died. Black Sabbath got back together. I got married.
S: Have you found it easy to settle in with the band and has it been hard to fill Franks shoes?
W: It’s been a very natural transition. I’ve been friends with the boys for years. No one is irreplaceable.
S: Are you finding it hard as a band to play an even mix of old and new music live?
W: Not at all.
S: Have the band had to change the style of the new music at all to cater to your vocals, and if so was it hard to do this?
W: I don’t think we have had to change much. We have progressed as a band, but that’s natural from record to record. If you get complacent then you die.
S: What was it like joining a band that had such a large following already?
W: It was exciting as I was a big fan of the band. It made me happy that, by me coming onboard, they didn’t break up.
S: Are there any plans to tour the UK this year?
W: We will be touring the UK this fall.
S: What is your favourite place to play in the world and why?
W: I like touring Japan — the culture shock is intense. The crowds are amazing there and the country is beautiful.
S: What is the scariest thing you’ve ever witnessed while on tour?
W: I bumped into the door on the bus while we were driving on the highway and I almost fell out…I almost died.