I love Grand Rapids and all it has to offer with local music, so I decided why not feature local bands here on wgrd.com! Todays featured band is Night of 1000 Knives, they answered a few questions for me below! Check them out, and if your in a local band and want to be featured then answer the same questions and email them along with a video to Jackie@wgrd.com, I don't just feature anyone, so don't suck and you'll get the Jackie stamp of approval ;)

Who are all the members of your band, and what do they play?
AC Grimes - Drums, Anthony Rheeder - Bass, Joe Wilkinson - Vocals, Nate Proctor - Guitar, Rich Still - Guitar

When did the band get together, and how?
In 2006, AC had a band that was looking for a guitarist, and Nate had a band that was looking for a singer. Through fliers at guitar shops, AC's band ended up contacting Nate, and he showed up for an audition. There have been a few people come and go throughout the years, but AC and Nate have been the songwriting foundation since the beginning. We've added members that we've recruited from other bands (Rich and Tony) and our singer, Joe, was a longtime friend of Nate's. That's how the group we have now came together.

How would you describe your music to someone?
We take all the elements we like in hard rock, metal, hardcore, and experimental and interweave them together in high energy songs.

Who are some of the bands that influence your music?

I think for everybody in the band it's different, but we all grew up listening to bands like Korn and Deftones. We draw from a wide variety of influences today. We listen to everything from hip-hop to hardcore. I would say our sound ranges from styles like Breaking Benjamin to Killswitch Engage to 36 Crazyfists or Sevendust. We draw from all sorts of music though, and every member would have a different answer for you.

What other bands have your members been/are in?
Fead, Ajeira, Before the Fire, Dirty the Shame, Label, 8th and Amsterdam, Klynch Fyst, Keyo Theory, Orange October… there were probably more haha

What other local bands would you recommend people check out?
There are so many good ones out there, and we’re sorry if we miss any of them. Check out The Severed Process, Wilson, Know Lyfe, State of Havoc, Stone the Manic, Dead Silent Orchestra, Crackjaw, Lakeland, Skee-Town Stylee, Infinite Design, Kill Tomorrow, Bury the Silence, & Dead Against.

Where is your favorite place to play in Grand Rapids?

Hmm… it’s a toss-up between the Orbit Room and The Intersection.

Where can we catch you performing next?
Crickets Pub in Muskegon June 30th.