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Wolves at the Gate Interview

We had the chance to interview Steve Cobucci with Wolves at the Gate.

AnchorRob: Congratulations on the release of VxV today.

Steve: Thank you very much.

AnchorRob: Where did the name VxV come from?

Steve: It is a military reference. They have a rating system. The first five are orders and second five is clarity of signal. The Gospel message is the best. We are trying to get a clear message.

AnchorRob: Where did the name Wolves at the Gate come?

Steve: It comes from Acts 20:24-32. Paul left a group of people and told them to be on your guard. It is an ironic name. I said this passage on the end of a track on our EP. We want to proclaim the truth of Christ and tell the lost flock.

AnchorRob: I like how you guys take the Gospel serious.

Steve: This is a great opportunity to spread the Gospel.

AnchorRob: What is the message of the band?

Steve: To spread the Gospel. We have a great Christ. We want people to see the true character and nature of God and not what the media portrays him as. We want non-believers to know Christ and believers to continue growing.

AnchorRob: I know you mentioned in one of your latest studio updates that the Gospel isn’t boring.

Steve: We have a God of infinite love. What will we be doing in heaven? We will be singing to God. How Marvelous is my favorite hymn.

AnchorRob: The last Psalm talks about making a joyful noise. There are people in my church that don’t believe what I listen to honors God.

Steve: There have been people that read our lyrics and like us. When they hear us it is different. I want to write powerful music for the kids that won’t come to church.

AnchorRob: This reminds me of what For Today talks about when music doesn’t have a message.

Steve: I grew up listening to music that didn’t have meaning.

AnchorRob: How does VxV show musical growth compared to Captors?

Steve: We have learned more about what feels best by playing Captors. Playing and learning from other bands. I didn’t know how the record came out. It was by God’s grace.

AnchorRob: That sounds similar to my interview with Loud Harp. You can’t force things.

Steve: When I force things they end up not on the record.

AnchorRob: How was your experience with Will Putney?

Steve: It was great. He is a cool guy with a great attitude. He understands bands. He let’s bands sound good. He has great input. I live close to the studio. I hangout with these guys. Randy Leboeuf helped out. They are hard workers.

AnchorRob: While doing my research I noticed that I have listened to many albums done by him.

AnchorRob: What are the plans for the rest of the year?

Steve: We are on our CD release tour and playing festivals. We will be on a run with August Burns Red in July, which I am excited about. We get to learn from them. I am getting married in August, so there aren’t any plans.

AnchorRob: Congrats!

Steve: Thank you.

AnchorRob: Who has been your favorite band to tour with?

Steve: Musically or hanging out with?

AnchorRob: Both

Steve: Musically is I the Mighty. They have awesome music and are great guys. Hanging out is The Orphan, The Poet. They are a hometown band that we have had so much fun with and good memories. We have played in some crazy venues.

AnchorRob: I used to be a roadie in Houston. I know what parts of town to not visit.

Steve: The last time we were in Houston. One of the guys from I, the Mighty got their wallet stolen at gunpoint. Walters is the big venue in Houston.

AnchorRob: Warehouse Live and Walters are the two venues.

AnchorRob: I noticed you guys have been posting acoustic songs on your Youtube. Are there any plans for an acoustic album?

Steve: We have talked about doing an acoustic album before we are signed. It is getting near that time.

AnchorRob: I noticed in Dead Man the lyrics were changed.

Steve: I alter the lyrics where Nick screams and add a melody. This is a different experience.

AnchorRob: Thank you for your time. VxV will be my first 5 out of 5 review.

Steve: Thank you. I’m going to load in gear.

You can pick up VxV at Itunes, Amazon, and Best Buy.


About Rob Clark

Rob Clark has been writing for Anchor Music News since February 2014. He has a passion for music that started as a child. Both of his parents love for music was passed down to him. He is currently a Social Worker that constantly witnesses the power of music by playing an acoustic guitar to his clients. His goal is to awaken people to new music through writing and interviewing bands. You can follow him on Facebook. He takes submissions personally robclark333 [at] gmail [dot] com if you’d like to reach out to him directly to review new music.


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