Hailing from the UK, Sanity Loss combines metalcore elements with technical ability and skill. This band is going to be a force to be reckoned with. The band is energetic and has the ability to capture the interest of anyone who walks into the venue. Sanity Loss has something that will appeal to everyone, whether you’re a metal or rock fan. Give the band a listen, you definitely won’t be disappointed.

Tyler Dawson, the band’s bassist and clean vocalist answered some of your questions in the following interview.

Tyler Dawson

How are you doing today?

I’m great thanks! So stoked with our tour we just played and excited to record and hit the road again.

Introduce yourself to our readers.

I’m Tyler, I play bass and do clean vocals. I like heavy music, alternative clothing, food, movies and shopping! I wear a lot of eye makeup and love everything rock and roll!

How was Sanity Loss started?

Well, I departed from my previous band and was introduced to Dan (our guitarist.) I saw his previous band and saw how much talent he had, so we got talking and tried putting together a band. We had many lineup changed, but we have finally found the right people and I couldn’t be happier. [We are all] like-minded people who have the same vision for the band.

Where did the band name come from?

The [band] name has been with me for a while, but never in any serious bands. I really wanted to use it, so when we formed, I suggested it and the others liked the name as well. I think it’s a pretty cool name, right?

When did you first know that you wanted to be in a metal band?

I’ve always wanted to be in a heavy band ever since I was a kid. Music is all I wanted to do! My dad was always in bands and touring and it made me want to live the life as well. I started off as a drummer then moved to bass. Music is like a disease, once you choose the path, you can’t leave. I don’t want to do anything else, just keep making music with my brothers and meet all our amazing fans!

What do you love most about metal music?

Everything! The in-your-face attitude, the life style, the fashion, the lyrics, and the fact it’s true musicians making it [the music.] I like that it’s not just some pop artist sitting at a laptop making computer beats, they [metal musicians] took time to learn their instrument and write songs from scratch.

Can you please tell me about the shows you’ve played recently? Could you describe the crowd reaction?

 They were all amazing! I mean, people came to our shows not expecting much to happen and we killed it and won the crowd over every night.  I am so proud of everyone in the band! Even the people who hated on us at first were won over by the end of our set. They were very successful shows and I can’t wait to hit the road again very soon!

Who or what inspires you?

My family inspires me a lot; all the people who believe in me. Love is a big topic that inspires me as well, so does my past because it made me what I am today.

Which album is the soundtrack of your life?

This is a very hard question. Well, because I can’t choose just one album, I will say the Sanity Loss EP since it discusses all my past experiences.

What is the message in your music?

We are all about everyone being themselves and believing in themselves. If you have a dream and work hard enough at it, you can make it a reality! We want our fans to know that they always have us. We love talking to them and helping them out as much as possible. I like to let them know that things will always get better, they just have to stay strong and never lose their smile.

What are your goals for the future?

I have a lot of goals! First of all, I’d like to get the EP perfect before release and set up another tour. I’ve wanted to be on Warped Tour for so long, it would be a dream come true.

Tell me a funny story about yourself.

I don’t know if it’s funny. I mean, I guess the drinking made it funnier for me. I had some friends over at my house and we were partying and drinking. I might have had a few too many and we soon ran out of alcohol so we had to pop over to the supermarket and get some more. I spent half of the time on the floor [in the supermarket] unable to stand and the other half of it with security, trying to carry me outside and put me in a taxi. Once I was able to stand again, my close friend and I decided we’d do some Indian dancing down my road, waving our arms around. I really wish someone would have filmed it, I’ll never forget that night.

What are your thoughts on the current state of the music scene?

There are a lot of really good bands starting to be noticed such as Motionless in White, Asking Alexandria and Black Veil Brides. However, I feel not enough bands put on a ‘show’ when you see them anymore. I also feel pop, rap and whatever else is on the radio is overplayed. It’s a shame that so many good bands can’t even get exposure on the radio because people would rather listen to some ‘hot’ girl who is a pro at using autotune.

What do you feel makes you different from all the other metal bands?

We have a wide range of influences, everything from [Motley] Crue to metalcore bands such as Asking Alexandria. We chuck all those into the mix and have breakdowns, solos, and rock and roll lyrics being screamed. We have a unique style and it’s pretty hard to explain. People just need to check us out and you’ll see what I mean.

Looking back, what advice would you have given to the 16-year-old version of yourself?

Keep strong and don’t let people walk all over you! They’ll end up working at McDonald’s while you go touring and doing what you love. 

What can fans expect from Sanity Loss in the near future?

We have one more show to play, then we’re hitting the studio to record our EP. We’re also sorting merch, so expect shirts, wristbands, and lighters! We will also be booking another tour for this year or early next year and we would like to play as many places as we can. If people have a suggestion of a venue they’d like to see us at, let us know! We also have a music video on the way.

I want to thank you for taking the time to speak with me. Do you have any closing words or anything you’d like to say to your fans?

Thank you for the interview and thank you to our fans! Thanks to everyone who gave me the chance to do what I love and for being so supportive. I want to meet and hug every single one of you. If you haven’t got a clue who we are, please check us out!