feature artist: heists

Did heists write a skull smashing epic to rival nickelback?

We sat down with vocalist Chris Zagas to really dive deep into this new single Red Herring, here is what he had to say.

Extra Press: Tell us what inspired the title “Red Herring”?

Someone used it in a line of a movie and it sounded sick, so I was like yeah mad it beats the working title we had. “Fuck Heists”

Oh wow, we would appreciate it if you didn’t swear during this interview.


What were some of the highlights in the recording process?

Our producer insisted that this song should be half a step down, instead of being in drop C# tuning. Not really a highlight more of a headache, now the lads have to think about what guitar chord is coming up next. 

I’ve happened to notice a few Christian Metal Core pages share your music videos, are you guys Christ-Core?

No, but we are down with Creed.

Tell us something you have learnt during this whole Covid Era in the music industry?

I recently found out the dude who did the “I can’t wake up” “Save me” in that Evanescence song started a rock band called 12 Stones, which is featured in the soundtrack for the movie Never Back Down.

Well, that will do it on our end.  Did you find it really weird interviewing yourself?

That I did. Red Herring video premiere tonight 6pm. Click the YouTube video below and set a reminder bruhhhh.


These cunts force me to go to their shows.
Brodie Graham
Honest Crooks/Underminer
Took these guys on tour and it was a punish listening to them every night.
Emptied our rider and stole our door spots. Fuck the boys
Karl Spiessl
Ocean Sleeper
Who the fuck is Heists?
Jayden Ridley
To be honest I would rather stay in lockdown for the next year than listen to this fucking band.
Jordan McQuitty
This fucking sucks.
Bobak Rafiee
Justice For The Damned
They need to stay in their lane and do their generic hardcore riffs. It's like they just learned what a chord was last week.
They won't even spell my last name right.
Yanni Tzatziki
Life's Ill
Fuck this song is annoyingly generic.
It's always "big things coming" from them. I'm still waiting for this big thing.
Teddie Winder-Haron
Yours Truly
Heists joined us on our Liar tour. Which is ironic because I've never had to pretend to be friends with any band more than on that tour. This new track actually hurts my soul.
Luke Harris
She Cries Wolf
I guess Heists have spent their hiatus
learning how to spell the word generic.
Pity, I always thought the band had some promise.
Lachlan Monty