Five Minutes With

MUSIC FEATURE: Five Minutes With…Tallah

Up-and-coming nu-core quintet Tallah are making waves with their ferocious blend of nu-metal and hardcore, as they gear up to release their debut album Matriphagy later this year via Earache Records. We caught up with vocalist Justin Bonitz to find out more about Tallah, including their formation, what they aim to achieve and their plans for the rest of 2020.

Firstly, tell us a bit about yourself and your band. 

Tallah is a hardcore/nu-metal band from Pennsylvania. We use the extremes of both genres to make something people can bang their heads to and singalong while we lose our minds on stage.

How did the band form and how long have you been together?

Max started the band back around September 2017. He knew Derrick from his other band, Next To None, and he knew Cooper from playing local shows together. When Max started Tallah, he reached out to both, wrote the instrumentals for the EP, and then I joined as the vocalist in January 2018. We have been together for about two and a half years now.

Can you remember the first time you realised you wanted to make music?

All of us have wanted to make music since we were kids. We had always been around music, started learning our instruments at young ages and we kept up with it into adulthood. 

Who and what are the band’s main influences?

The band’s main influences are Code Orange, Slipknot, Linkin Park, Korn, and System Of A Down.

What do you aim to achieve as a band?

As a band, we aim to play the biggest shows we can. We want to entertain seas of people and be one of those bands people will still remember long after we are gone.

For those who are yet to see you live, what can they expect from a Tallah show?

People who have not seen us live yet are in for a treat. Our shows are chaotic, unpredictable, and they will change the way you view live music.

What’s next for Tallah? 

Next on Tallah‘s list is releasing our debut album Matriphagy on 2nd October 2020. We recently released a music video for our first single, The Silo, and it is doing well, so we will continue to promote that. We have playthrough videos coming out, a series about the concept behind the album, and we have some secret goodies on the way in regards to some of the EP tracks, so stay vigilant for those!

Tallah‘s debut album Matriphagy is due for release on 2nd October 2020 via Earache Records, available to pre-order HERE

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