Royce Saindon, lead vocalist for the band shares some of his inspiration for the newest album--"Line 'Em Up"....
"Writing Line ‘Em Up was a challenge for me as a songwriter. Wanting every song to have its own personality while trying to not repeat songs I had written before took me to new levels. In order to decide what songs to write I go by my “11th song” rule. I record every idea I have, no matter how little, no matter how out there it is, I get them all down. I let those ideas sit, for weeks, and sometimes months, before I will go back and listen to them. As I listen to them I look for one thing, the place I was when they came to me, that feeling that took me away from life. The recordings need to make me feel what I felt, and for every ten songs I write that don’t bring me back to that place, I look for the “11th song” that does. Once I find those “11th songs” I take a bunch of them to the guys and they give them listen. Out of the list, I wait to hear them describe the songs. When they describe the songs the same way I imagine them I know we have the ones that deserve to be heard.
At least that’s how it hit me when I first thought of Welcome to the Rock Show. From the first moment I envisioned this song I felt like I was on stage in front of thousands. Living the dream, people screaming the lyrics to a song I wrote back at me. I wrote the song like an anthem to inspire people to let their inner rock stars out. Sneaking into shows, fighting in the crowd, the feel of the kick drum as it hits you in the chest, having the cops have to break up the party. Live, loud and unadulterated. Welcome to the Rock Show.