by Melanie Bryan
I recently had the chance to (virtually) chat with vocalist AJ Diaferio of the Florida-based metal band We’re Wolves. I will admit that I wasn’t familiar with the band at first, despite them having worked with some artists that I know and love (and even listen to on a daily basis), but I quickly became hooked. We’re Wolves may have initially started bringing in fans with some pretty amazing covers, such as “Break Stuff” by Limp Bizkit, “Bodies” by Drowning Pool, and even “Before I Forget” by Slipknot, but don’t count them out as just another cover band. Their debut album Evil Things proved that the band not only has a lot to say, but they also have the talent to back it up. They just released the electric new single today, “Titanium”, proving that the new era of We’re Wolves is not something you want to miss.
MSM: First of all, would you mind introducing yourself, and briefly explain your music for any potential new fans?
AJ: My name is AJ and I’m the vocalist for We’re Wolves. We’re a weird, middle-ground band that bends a lot of metal subgenres and we write a lot of hate songs about old friends who backstabbed us lol.
MSM: When fans recommend We’re Wolves to others, what song do you think would be the best introduction to your music?
AJ: Kinda hard for us to pinpoint. I hear different stuff all the time. I guess it just depends on the person’s musical preference. We have a variety of sounds, from heavy as heck to straight-up ballads. My personal favorites are “Fall with Me,” “Wrath,” and “Life of a Parasite” but our new song “Titanium” has a mixture of our whole album Evil Things mixed in, so I’d personally recommend that one.
MSM: What do you think sets your music apart?
AJ: I’d have to say our authenticity and bending of sounds. Like I said previously, our style is really hard to label. Our visual aspects also play a lot into our identity. They range from horror to comedy to horror comedy. Not a lot of bands like to jump around or poke fun at themselves.
MSM: Your first releases were covers. What made you go in that direction versus starting out with original songs?
AJ: We figured covers were a good introduction to our sound. Giving people something they already knew but repackaged with our flavor.
MSM: Your first album featured some collaborations with amazing artists like Spencer Charnas and Bryan Kuznitz. Any hints on what we can we expect from the next album? Will there be more collaborations?
AJ: No comment hahahaha. We are working on new music so stay tuned!
MSM: If you could collaborate with any artist in the world, who would it be?
AJ: I’ve got my list, and I’m chipping away slowly at it. Let’s just say we’ve made a lot of phone calls and texts to some on that list.
Top 5 would be Rob Zombie, Jacoby Shaddix, Ronnie Radke, Corey Taylor, James Hetfield.
MSM: How would you describe your latest single release, “Titanium”?
AJ: A giant middle finger to a select few individuals who deserve to hear it haha.
MSM: Can fans expect more of this new direction with your sound on future releases?
AJ: Fans shouldn’t EXPECT anything. We’re cooking up a lot of different dishes for this large course meal of a record. I would just keep an open mind and enjoy the ride.
MSM: What’s next for We’re Wolves?
AJ: A bunch of amazing shows, a bunch of new songs, and possibly tacos here and there. We like to keep stuff very close to the chest, and can’t really get into too many details of what’s going on right now. For now, “Titanium” is all that matters.
We’re Wolves is made up of: AJ Diaferio (vocals), Jeremy Matthew (guitar), Tony Cardillo (guitar), Andrew Salazar (bass), and Jesse Secatello (drums).
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