Travis Lamber of Defender (RIP WBA!)
Bring out the casket, this is the official announcement for the death of When Bears Attack! As the members amicably depart, Defender will arise to fill the void in the Southern Illinois hardcore scene. After a moment of silence for the passing of WBA, catch this hurdcore.com exclusive interview with vocalist Travis Lambert. Defender will continue to work with the team at We Are Triumphant Records, taking the lessons of the last few years to re-brand and rebuild as they keep grinding through the Midwest.
Who/how did Defender come about?
Travis Lambert (Vocals): In talking with our management we decided it would be for the best to re-brand and start fresh with a new style we all loved.
Is this a side project?
TL: No sir/mam, this is the beginning of something different for WBA! [When Bears Attack] After the 27th of April WBA will be no more!
Was there a separation/split from When Bears Attack?
TL: After some thought we figured it best for our sample/synth player Aaron to step away from the band musically and just be our best bud all the time. Which was a great thing for him but it created a lot of downtime for us and as well we had time to think it over and go with what we feel is in the best interest of the band.
What is the vision for this evolution of the band?
TL: The vision is to spread more than anything positivity through our songs and through talking to people because in the current state of the genre hate is a widespread disease and love needs to find a way back in it.
How about the name, what is the story behind the selection of Defender?
TL: The name was chosen after we had about 3 including that one to choose from. It sounded the coolest!
What are some of the biggest lessons you have learned this far into your music career and how do you plan to apply those to Defender?
TL: Never stop! Continuously book, play, promote, interact at all times! That’s what we’re going to put in to practice this time around. And it doesn’t hurt to have an awesome label backing you like We Are Triumphant! Check out the Defender page Facebook.com/dfndrofficial and get a free download of our new song “Hypocrite”!
Defender (Hardcore / Illinois) is: Travis Lambert – Vocals; Luke Johnson – Guitar/Vocals; Tyler Lambert – Drums. Part of the We Are Triumphant family, keep up to date at the Defender FB.