In support of their “Snakes & Vultures over North America MMXVIII” tour, SDMETAL has once again partnered with Brick By Brick to giveaway two (2) pairs of tix for Uada’s upcoming show on Thursday, July 5th. The band has played San Diego twice so far, however this is a spectacle you won’t want to miss… Accompanying the headliners are Wolvhammer, The Black Moriah, and Sicarius.

TO ENTER: Please comment your first and last name in the comment box below… that’s it! Winners will be notified via the email address on their account the week of the show (keep an eye on your junk/spam folder).¬†If the winner does not confirm their prize within 24 hours, another contestant will be chosen. Per venue policy, this event is 21+

To commemorate the show, we conducted a brief interview with Uada’s vocalist, Jake Superchi.

Cult of a Dying Sun is Uada’s second release and it catapulted your already magnetic sound to gigantic heights. What would you consider the biggest change in the writing process between the two albums?

JS: During the writing of the first record we were really experimenting with what we had in the arsenal at the time. It was a time of finding our sound within the first offering. After the first 5 songs were written & we were moving on to the next album it was a bit of an easier process & the writing started flowing very quickly.

Since its inception, Uada has had a tremendous grip on its aesthetic, especially through photography. How did your relationship with Peter Beste first spawn?

JS: Peter had just moved to the Pacific Northwest around the time that UADA had just started. He reached out to one of our members at the time with some questions for a project he was working on. It seemed he really enjoyed what we were doing & offered to do the photography for our first album. After that I had the pleasure of getting to know Peter & working with him behind the scenes at a local fest. We are really fortunate to work with him & glad that he was willing to do so again on this album.

Do you prefer playing more outdoor or indoor shows? From an audio perspective indoor seems superior, but I feel like the band’s organic qualities would also translate incredibly well in the outdoor stages you’ve played.

JS: Playing music anywhere is a great experience but nothing beats the feeling of being in nature. There is a primitive energy & feeling that just can not be replicated indoors.

Earlier this year you visited the Sedlec Ossuary in Prague. During your extensive travels, what have some other landmark visits been?

JS: Yes, the Sedlec Ossurary was a great experience. On the road we try to see as much of the world as we can, but it isn’t always the easiest thing to achieve. This last trip to Europe we did find some time to tour Wartburg Castle in Eisenach, Germany as well as a WWI museum in France. When in the US, we try to visit more National Parks than anything & look forward to doing so on this trip.

Did you run into any hurdles when selecting the setlist for the ‘Snakes & Vultures over North America MMXVIII’ tour? Or was it pretty straightforward?

JS: No hurdles with the new lineup, everything went smooth & easy. We are very much looking forward to playing some new material on this tour as well as the old.

Cover photo by Michael Iverson