(L–R) Voodoo – Drums, Truck- Vocals and Guitar, Junior - BassChicago, IL
– heavy metal band HABIT OF FORCE has pre-released three new tracks from their new self-titled album, HABIT OF FORCE (2011), due first week of May, 2011. This, their second full length album in as many years, is quite an accomplishment. In March of 2010, HABIT OF FORCE released their debut album HABIT OF FORCE – SUBMISSION DENIED (2010), a free download at www.habitofforce.com
With two new albums expected to be released in early 2011, you can say that HABIT OF FORCE frontman Rich “Truck” Collins has been putting in work. You see, the guitarist and singer, is pulling double-duty in another project as vocalist for 1690’s band DaiTribe
! With an exciting lineup change for 2011 and having recently returned from the recording studio looking quite familiar, HABIT OF FORCE has welcomed back their original drummer, Voodoo. Check out the new tracks:Your PigKill What's InsidePissing on the Vine
Habit of Force is the Official Sound Sponsor of Club Conflict
and each year Habit of Force plays at our Live Event. Habit of Force will play a private show at Club Conflict LAN 2011
Saturday July 09, 2011. I sat down with Truck and asked him some questions: 1.Q.
You are a very busy man. You only recently released your debut album and already you are dropping another?A.
Yep. Planning on another one next Spring as well. Once we get the first tour out of the way for this one I’ll start cranking out more tunes!2.Q.
You are also the vocalist for the band Daitribe. Can you tell us anything about that project?A.
Love my other band, Daitribe. It’s just straight up metal. 1690 can lay it down. That album is about wrapped up and in its final stages. I will make sure there is some info out when that album drops.3.Q.
Do you intend on trying to release an album every year?A.
I plan on releasing an album when it’s ready. I don’t have a schedule for it though I do want to make sure I’m putting out quality music at a fair rate...whatever the rate may be.4.Q.
The band’s original guitarist and now front-man guitarist and vocalist, tell us how you have grown as an artist?A.
There is a long saga regarding members. As far as Habit of Force is concerned, I am the original singer/guitarist. I took a break for a bit to study guitar and we found another vocalist. As far as growing as a musician, there are so many things to grow from. I just have to thank the people who have taken the time to explain things to me or had the patience to deal my questions. It’s really just a learning process that is best and easiest learned from someone who knows what they’re talking about. 5.Q.
How has the sound of Habit of Force progressed?A.
As far as from Submission Denied
to the new album? Leaps and bounds. Whether or not anyone thinks it’s the best thing on the planet or not, the only thing I’m concerned with is making quality music that progresses beyond my last release. This album is well above the last in every aspect.6.Q
.I know the fans are excited to have Voodoo back in the band. How did this come about?A.
You know....shit happens. It just fell into place. I have no bad feelings about anything. It is what it is and that’s it.7.Q.
Tell us a bit about Junior the Bass player.A.
Ha! Do I get to tell all the stories about jacked up places he wakes up in? Like bathtubs in Fort Worth? He has come a long way in the years we’ve been jammin together. Great musician. Always getting better....always getting yelled at too, haha. 8.Q.
What was it like spending several weeks together recording?A.
It’s not too bad. All 3 of us get along really well. Mainly cause they don’t take my bitching to heart unless it’s serious, haha. Seriously though it all worked out well. We kept our cool through almost all of it. 9.Q
. Will you go on tour in 2011?A.
We have our first 8 dates already locked in. They start May 7th in our hometown. Lots of good shows. Then we will take a little time to get some PR done and also I may have to do some stuff with Daitribe.10.Q.
What show do you most look forward to playing?A.
The Ride for Dime shows. They are a blast and for a great cause!11.Q.
Are there any songs on the new album that have a special meaning to you?A.
Last Chance. It was written for my grandma who passed last year while writing the album.12.Q.
Can you tell us about a favorite moment you have had on the road with the band.A.
There are a lot of great moments. Lots of crap ass ones too! One that comes to mind is when Alex was sleeping in the backseat of the truck and I got the video camera up in his face and we all screamed like we were going off the road with a quick tug on the steering wheel. The fear of God was in his face. It’s in our TX video from last year. It was classic for sure.13.Q.
What is your idea of a good time, how do you relax?A.
Good time and relaxing are not always the same thing, Dave! Relaxing would be smoking up some brisket or pork… or maybe hanging out at the watering hole for a couple drinks on a weekday when there is no crowd. Good times are had when we’re out tearing it up and having some drinks or watching some live music.14.Q.
What is your drink of choice?A.
This is an incriminating question! Jagaer, Seagrams, Vodka, Crown… these are good!15.Q.
What CD is in your player right now?A.Stone Sour
Who was your biggest influence in metal music? A.
Who is your Top 5 Guitarists?A.
Dimebag. SRV. Ty Tabor. Zakk Wylde. Jerry Cantrell. Many more but I just pulled 5 out of my head.18.Q.
Who is your Top 3 Vocalists?A.
Another bad one. I’ll just name 3 quickly. Doug Pinnick. Rob Halford. LJ from Sevendust.19.Q.
Have you attended any big metal concerts recently?A.Black Label Society20.Q.
What would you like to tell your fans?A.
Keep it rippin!21.Q.
You play the Ride for Dime event in Texas almost every year, will you play this year?A.
We are playing the Pre Ride for Dime show this year at the Rail Club in Fort Worth with Hellgoat