Warrior Within are a thrash and speed metal band hailing from the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia. Having been together in one form or another since 1992, the band have since cemented their line up in in 2017, and are working hard to unleash their pummeling and vicious brand of metal upon Australia, and the world at large. Comprised of Scott MacIntyre on vocals, Dan Stixx on drums and the brother duo of Tass Hadoulis on guitars and Apostolis Hadoulis on bass, Warrior Within have been brutalising crowds with their energetic live shows all over Queensland, but now have their sites firmly set on conquering Australia, and then the world.
Noise Pollution recently asked some questions of Warrior Within as a way to get to know more about the band…
What does the band name, Warrior Within, mean to you?
The mastering of the powers within us all.
Where are you from?
Sunshine Coast, Queensland Australia.
What genre do you fall under?
Thrash & Speed Metal.
How long have you been together?
Since 1992, however the current line up since 2017.
Give us the story of your formation.
Warrior Within was founded by brothers Tass & Toli. They met Scott (Vox) who was our previous drummer’s brother & Dan we auditioned for.
Tell us about your influences.
Warrior Within influences range from, but are not limited to, Thrash, Death, Punk (Real) and NWOBHM.
Tell us about your latest release.
We released the 4 track EP, In Darkness Act 1, in 2018.
Where is your music available?
Warrior Within’s EP In Darkness Act I is now available physically or for download on Bandcamp & all streaming platforms.
What are your goals for the band?
We would like to record an E.P once a year & a full album every 2 years, and get ourselves signed to a metal label. We’d also like to build a strong fan base in Australia & internationally, and become recognised internationally & in Australia through media outlets such as radio & magazines.
Touring international & Australian metal festivals at least once a year, supporting major metal bands & headlining shows of our own. And ideally become financially supported by the bands income to keep Warrior Within touring & recording.
If you could share the stage with any other band or artist, who would it be?
Kreator, Coroner, Exodus, Suicidal Tendencies, Death Angel, Voivod.
Tell us about your live shows?
It’s an energetic and powerful experience with a lot of people discovering the band and head banging throughout the set.
Do you have any upcoming gigs to promote?
Metal United World Wide Brisbane – June 15th
Prince of Wales Hotel Thrash with Warrior Within – August 30th
What do you think sets you apart from other bands?
Warrior Within plays original, heavy, melodic and progressive Thrash/Speed Metal with powerful and meaningful lyrics. Basically we have quality, heart and power.
Explain why listeners should give your music a listen.
For a dose of original Thrash metal not trying to clone any other bands.
What has been your bands greatest achievement so far?
Finally recording our EP In Darkness Act I.
What else do you hope to achieve?
Support international bands we love. Tour internationally. Play European/international festivals.
Let people know where they can find you online.
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/warriorwithinband/
Twitter – https://twitter.com/WarriorWithin_1