Contact Us

Memphis May Fire Love BBQ, Starbucks and Their New Singer

Despite their name, Memphis May Fire ain’t from Tennessee. They’re from Dallas, Texas actually. Their latest, ‘Sleepwalking,’ was released via Trustkill this July, and despite some stops and starts, the band is eager to unleash the music upon the world. New vocalist Matt Mullins, who replaced singer Chase Ryan — who exited the band due to fatherhood — has said that the record boasts “more aggressive guitar work” and that it retains the band’s Southern fried swagger.

We’ve heard the tunes and it does have that Southern twang, more so than on the band’s debut, a self-titled EP. Another thoroughly southern thing about MMF is that they love a good, ole-fashioned BBQ. “Barbecuing is our favorite pastime,” guitarist Kellen McGregor said. “Every night when were home from tour, we hit the BBQ hard!”

Mullins cooks up burgers and dogs, and his band mates called him out as a Starbucks fiend who will make them find a Starbucks location, no matter how far out of the way, while on tour. McGregor said, “We do it because we’ve spent a few mornings with him without his coffee, and it sucks. This is our first record with Matt, and it wouldn’t be half of what it is now without him. It’s a slight departure from our EP, which we released two years ago. But we went in a logical direction that is energetic and guitar-driven, but is also very melodic and has a message.”

McGregor and Mullins also told Noisecreep that they “tour hard, sleep on floors, eat bad food and go without showering sometimes; but it’s all part of the package that comes with this life.” If you’re a gracious metalhead, clear a space on your couch when the Memphis May Fire boys blow through town.

Recommended For You

Around the Web

Exclusives

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://noisecreep.com using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Noisecreep quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!