Orlando, Florida Hard Rock Band Breathing Theory~ Cory Interview

Orlando, Florida, Hard Rock band Breathing Theory have released their full length album titled BALANCE today on all digital outlets. The record was produced by Collin Morrison and David Marfitt of Innerforce Productions, whereas two of the songs, “Animals” and “Who We Are” were co-produced and mixed by Grammy Award Winner, Malcolm Springer.

Breathing Theory is a hard rock band from Central Florida composed of heavy riffs, melodic leads, and gripping and thoughtful lyrics. In 2011, the band released their first EP titled Parasite, including radio single “Fireflies”. The song has quickly grown popular among fans and has been heard on many national stations, reaching overseas and European fans steadily as well. The release of UPRISE Part 1 in early 2015 rapidly gained success and grabbed new fans. It’s hard hitting tones and powerhouse vocals, are somewhat of an evolution from the Parasite EP. In November 2015, UPRISE Part 2 was released, with yet many more different formulations of material. In January 2020, theirr latest release is Balance. The dynamics of this one cannot be unheard. It provides light and hope to those left in the dark and scared. The world is full of negativity and despair and we are here to help escape all of this with positivity and readiness to change the world, to put our listeners in “a happy place” and to encourage each and everyone to follow their dreams.”

We had the honor to ask the band a few questions about how the band started and many more!!! check it out below.

Tell us a little bit about the band and how long you have been together for some of our readers that may not know about the band?

Well originally the band started in my later highschool years. I was 16 I basically met a buddy and said hey I’m starting a rock band wanna join?… Fast forward a few years after recording a couple demos, we landed ourselves in central Florida in 2008. After adding a new drummer, we began hitting every bar and venue in town as a 3 piece back then. I played guitar and sang. Then somewhere in 2009, I transitioned to just vocals and we brought on a guitarist, now being a 4 piece. Again fast forwarding several shows and a year later we became a 5 member band with a second guitarist in 2010.

What got you into music and what keeps you going night after night playing?

For me I was in love music even as a child. I would sing all the time. It was something I couldn’t just not do. Once I discovered rock music I was hooked. I think for all of us music is a way of releasing some of our emotions. It gives us a purpose and fulfilment. There’s nothing like singing your songs, rocking your music while the crowd sings and vibes back with you.

So, what is new with the band?..New Album out? New Videos?

Brand new album Balance is out now! Available for all streaming and downloads. We recently released The Nothing music video prior and it’s definitely worth watching. Upcoming stuff: we have several bigs shows coming and plan to really push ourselves further this year!

If you didn’t become a musician, what would you  be doing right now?

I think we would all just exist somehow. I might have done something else but all I ever focused on was music. I think we can all say we’d just be normal dudes working our day jobs basically. I wanna get into tattooing though. Maybe one day.

What is the weirdest or funniest question you have ever been asked?

Probably are we famous… I’m always like no, why do I look famous? I sure don’t feel famous haha.

If you can have your fans remember you for one thing, what would that be?

I hope that they remember we try to be the most friendly down to earth band as possible to everyone and I personally hope they can find something in my lyrics that helps them overcome or heal from anything they might be going through in life.

On a scale of one to 2593, How good is your new single compared to your last single? (my attempt at humor, but please still answer)

Oh, The Nothing is definitely a banger. I honestly think most of the songs on the album feel like singles and to me there’s such a magical yet beautiful vibe in the songs. The Parasite Ep had good songs, so did the Uprise album but this album captures some kind of transcending feeling.

What do you feel is the best song you have released to date and why?

That’s a tricky question. Each song on Balance has a power message. Something in each song that I was going through and trying to heal from. I couldn’t say best song but songs like Escape, Holding On, Who We Are and Waiting For A Fall are definitely some of the best for personal growth and mending.

Do you think you can get any better as a musician/singer? And if so, How would you achieve that?

I mean we are all always pushing ourselves to be better. It’s always about doing the best you can. My vocals have drastically changed since The Parasite EP days. Having these guys as talented musicians only furthers our dynamics and how much better we can be.

If you could give your fans one random fact about you that you think they should (or should “not” know) about you what would that be?

Fun fact I am OCD but even when I get anxiety being around lots of people or having to touch and interact with fans. I set all that aside to give the hugs, shake hands and take pictures…etc
Its a challenge at times yes, but I’d never wanna take away from people’s joy of having that interaction and connection.

You’re a new addition to the crayon box. What color would you be and why?

The band is just one crayon with all the colors in one. That’s exactly how I’d express us!

Who are you inspired by?

We take notice to bands like Nothing More, Bring Me The Horizon, Papa Roach, A Day To Remember…etc, even some 90s and classic rock vibes. Rob’s always been an 80s hair metal guy. We honestly pull from so money influential backgrounds it’s crazy madness how we all come together to make music. Joey’s a huge Primus guy. So it’s just a collection of sounds in our brains. Haha

What’s an average day like for you?

Well for all of us it’s working, band stuff, personal life. Somewhere in there finding time to eat, sleep and shower. Then back to band stuff.

Please discuss how you interact with and respond to fans?

Breathing Theory has become an aggressive touring band over the past 5 years, and will persistently continue to do so. Breathing Theory has shared the stage with many nationals such as: Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, 12 Stones, Bobaflex, Sid Wilson from Slipknot, Flaw, Eye Empire, Straight Line Stitch, Motograter, Smile Empty Soul, Black Tide, Mushroomhead, POD, 40 Below Summer, New Year’s Day, DED, Sick Puppies, Evanescence, and many more. They have played festivals such as Earthday Birthday, Ink in the Clink (now known as InkCarceration), KinkFest, House of Blues Orlando and other

As mentioned above, I think we try our hardest to just be simple guys saying hi and hello back to those that have come to see us. Anyone gets a change take a picture or talk to us if we have time. We want our fans to always feel like friends and family to us.

Have you ever dealt with performance anxiety?

I would say performance anxiety but sometimes there’s a little nervous feeling like did we get all the guitars tuned up, is my mic on? Do I have enough batteries. I hope no one breaks a string or falls off a riser. Haha that’s our stage worries, then we just do what we do.

Tell me about your favorite performance venues?

House Of Blues is definitely one of our favorites, but the festival stages we’ve played too. There’s some electric when you’re on a huge stage and thousands of people vibing out with you.

What advice would you have for someone wanting to follow in your footsteps?

Decide if it’s for fun or a career. Then decide on a business plan. Take your time to find like minded musicians to help you create your art and grow as a business. There’s a lot more to being in a band than I think we ever imagined but follow your heart and stay true to it.

About Bryan Joe Corder (4248 Articles)
Concert Photographer at heart, Love listening to music and going to shows to try to capture the magic on the stage with my imagery.I also review albums and live concerts.
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