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ARAKARA

BAND MEMBERS/INSTURMENTS:

VOCALS/BASS- Brandon Lee

GUITARS- Vince Van Berkum

GUITARS- Zack Donovan

DRUMS- Shawn Vanderlaan

 

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:

https://www.facebook.com/arakaraband/ 

www.arakaraband.com 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkzE2KOe2Fw1h15euCrWniQ 

 

 

WHAT IS YOUR FANS FAVORITE SONG AND HOW DID FANS RESPOND TO IT?

“Burial Ground” and “The Chemist” seem to be our most popular tunes. They have the most plays on our YouTube and our spotify. People tend to go nuts when we play these tunes live. However, “Blood Harvest” was well received after being featured in the Jason Ellis show on Sirius XM.

WHAT BANDS INFLUENCED YOUR STYLE OF MUSIC? 

We are heavily influenced by thrash and heavy metal giants such as Metal Church, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Slayer, Exodus, MegaDeth, Pantera, and Metallica.

Do you still have all your original band members from when you first started and if not how did your fans respond to this change?

Well, when we first started, we were a five piece and then we later decided to become a four piece. Our original drummer, Nathan Burke, left to further his career in production and that’s when Shawn and Brandon came along when we started to record the first record  “Burial Ground”.

 

 

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SONG TO PERFORM LIVE?

We enjoy playing our newer songs that will be featured on our upcoming EP.

 

WHAT IS YOUR CRAZIEST FAN STORY?

There were a few girls that were REALLY interested in Zack at one of our shows. So he hid out in the parking lot the entire night.

 

 

HAS AS YOUR STYLE OF MUSIC CHANGED FROM WHEN YOU FIRST STARTED?

Yes, we have had more time to focus on the songs that will be on our EP. They are coming out to be more melodic and heavier than the songs from our first record.

 

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE CONCERT MEMORY?

There was a guy upfront that just dropped out in the crowd. Like, he just passed out and hit the floor really hard. We had just finished our last song and got off stage to check on him. Thankfully, he was okay.

 

WHAT BRAND OF INSTRUMENTS DO YOU PLAY?

 

Vince plays Jackson - guitars and Blackstar amplification.

Zack plays ESP- guitars and Rivera amplification.

Brandon - Schecter basses and Hartke amplification.

Shawn - Pearl drums and Vader sticks.