Interview with Beer Guts & Glory

Hailing from South Florida, Beer Guts & Glory has a diverse sound: a unique blend of Metal/Rock/Blues that puts this Southern Metal outfit in a class all by themselves. They play heart-pounding Metal disasters, slow rock grooves, heavy rhythm grooves, and yes, even slow ballads.
Beer Guts and Glory honors and respects those who made the ultimate sacrifice so that we can enjoy our way of life. We take pride in our heritage, but Beer Guts & Glory represents a much larger concept; a worldwide concept. With every nation throughout the world, there’s always a story to be told, a price to pay, and a sense of pride. We encourage everyone to take pride in who you are and where you came from.
With that being said, one thing you can’t forget is that Beer Guts & Glory was formed with the sole purpose to have a good time. This is what happens when good friends get together to live for the moment, and to create some of the best music the world has ever heard!

Recently, the band took some time out to answer a few of our questions …

MER: How did you come up with the band name?


I wish we could say that it was a monumental moment in history, but in reality it wasn’t. Before we were serious about what we were doing, some of us were hanging around the rehearsal studio clowning around and our bass player was telling us that people at his work knew he was jamming and they wanted to know the name of the band. In a joking manner we told him to tell his co-workers the name is Beer, Guts, and Glory … and from that moment on the name just stuck.

MER: What are 3 bands that you feel were most influential to your band, and why?


Now we thought about this a long time and the three biggest influences were Black Sabbath (because they were the originators who strayed away from the norm), Lynyrd Skynyrd (because of their Rock and Country mix), and Pantera (for their sheer intensity and aggressiveness).

MER: What are the 5 best Metal/Hard Rock albums of all times, and why?


Led Zeppelin IV – Growing up this album shaped thousands, if not millions, of people’s lives. Great songs and an incredible masterpiece of music.

Black Sabbath Black Sabbath – Do we really need to explain why this is a true classic?

Slayer Reign In Blood – Before this album, no one had broken these boundaries.

Pantera Vulgar Display Of Power – They just set the tone with this album.

AC/DC Live – Some of the best Rock riffs ever created!!!!

MER: What is the best concert you’ve ever attended, and why?


Pantera – Reinventing The Steel Tour simply because it was their last tour!!! After that they went their separate ways and later down the line we lost an icon in Metal (R.I.P Dimebag Darrell).

MER: What was the most memorable gig your band ever played, and why?


Thus far the most memorable gig that we played has been the American Rock Bar in October 2011. Good times, good friends, and groupies. The most memorable gig ever is the one we have yet to play, in front of thousands of screaming fans!!!!!

MER: What is the craziest thing any member of your band has ever done for the sake of Metal/Hard Rock?


Well, I would have to say by far when Tommy got “No Fat Chicks” Tattooed on his inner thigh. Now that’s FUCKING METAL!!!

MER: If your band was appointed Rulers of the Metal World, what is the first law you’d make?


Our first worldwide decree would be to “Make all amps go to 11!!!”

MER: If you could tour with any band, who would that be, and why?


5 Finger Death Punch — sharing the stage with them would be awesome. Those guys know how to party, and they are the one of the best bands on the scene right now.

MER: What do you think your fans and the music industry will say about your band in 10 years?


In 10 years people will look back and say, Beer Guts & Glory — those guys were a slap in the face to reality. Looking back it was about time someone came out and declared we’re here to kick ass, take names, and bring Metal back to the forefront!!!!!

MER: If you could have any wish fulfilled for the band, what would it be?


Get famous, make a shit ton of money, and bang hot groupies!!!!! Isn’t that why everyone joins a Rock band?


  • Dan Skiba

    Dan is a former partner at Metal Express Radio, and also served as a reviewer, photographer and interviewer on occasions. Based out of Indianapolis, USA he was first turned on to Hard Rock music in the mid-1970s when he purchased Deep Purple's Machine Head as his first album. He was immediately enthralled with the powerful guitar sound and pronounced drumbeat, and had to get more! His collection quickly expanded to include as many of Heavy Rock bands of the time that he could get his hands on, such as Ted Nugent, Judas Priest, and Black Sabbath, to name just a few.

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