Tuesday, February 11, 2020

A Fistful of Questions With Joseph Izayea

Beard enthusiast.  Amateur chef.  Electric Avenue fan.  Front man.  This edition of Fistful of Questions goes out to vocalist Joseph Izayea of From Under Concrete Kings.

What is your full name?

Joseph Izayea

Do you have any aliases?


What bands are you actively involved with?

From Under Concrete Kings, City of Homes

What was the first instrument that you played?

Never played an instrument.

Tell me about one of your first musical memories.

Chorus in 1st grade. The awkward. The Awkward.

What was the name of the first band that you were in?

Of One Blood

How did From Under Concrete Kings materialize?

Josh and I played in several bands together prior. City of Homes, Structure Fails, To Die This Night. It made sense to collaborate.

What inspired the name From Under Concrete Kings?

An Old bandmate of mine suggested it while we were trying to name a band together back then. I took it to use if I ever had a willing group because I liked it so much.

What is your favorite thing about touring?

Making friends with new bands from different areas.

What is your least favorite thing about touring?

Bus or Van Breaking down.

What’s the weirdest experience you have had on the road?

Bumping into someone I hadn't seen in years in a place I was sure I'd know no one.

Do you have a pre-show ritual?

Water, warm up, stretch.

Do you have a favorite venue to play at?


What band have you played with that has really impressed you with their live show?

Monochromatic Black

If you could insert yourself into any one band what band would it be and why?

I'm not sure which band, but if I was it'd be because I knew I could fill the role well.

Have you ever heard a song and immediately wished you had written it?  If so, what is the song and artist?


Do you have any non-metal musical inspirations?

So Many.

Is there a non-metal song that you’d like to do a cover of?

Yes, but it hasn't been done yet and I don't want someone to beat me to it! haha

Favorite band t-shirt that you own?

Couldn't say.

You are writing a book about your life thus far.  What is the title of that book?

"He did WHAT!?"

You are driving cross country and you can only listen to one album.  What album will it be?

I couldn't make that drive on just one album.

What is the longest you’ve gone without bathing?

3 days.

Do unicorns sleep standing up?

I'm not sure, but I've heard they have rainbow poop.

The year is 2006.  Where are you at and what are you listening to?

@ the rehearsal spot listening to As Blood Runs Black
Favorite book?

Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows

Favorite movie?


Favorite album?

Can't say.

Favorite meal?

Boneless wings.

Mucho thanks to Joseph Izayea for taking the time to answer my queries.  Do yourself a big favor and pick up the devastating second EP from From Under Concrete Kings.  The EP drops on Valentine’s Day.  After all, nothing says love like four tracks of pummeling deathcore.   

~El Pedo Caliente (aka Uncle Jameson from the Fistful of DOOM show)

Ps- Be sure to check out the Fistful of DOOM show airing on Fuzz Heavy Radio every Sunday at 6 p.m. c.s.t./ 7 p.m. e.s.t.

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