Fever 333 have quickly established themselves as one of the most dynamic live bands in rock, as they tour behind their acclaimed debut album, Strength in Numb333rs.
Back in May, the band played an electrifying gig at the Sonic Temple Festival in Ohio, with frontman Jason Aalon Butler making his way into the stands, precariously balancing on a guard rail, singing his heart out, and firing up the crowd. Just prior to that show-stealing performance, we caught up with the band backstage for a video interview.
With lyrics about social injustice and a spirited delivery, Fever 333 give off some serious Rage Against the Machine vibes, in a very good way. We mentioned to the band that we had spoken with Tom Morello the day before, and that his answer to any RATM reunion talk was, “Rather than people waiting around for Rage Against the Machine, form your own band.”
With that in mind, Butler told us, “I think that’s absolutely correct. … We are advocates and aides to everything we believe needs to happen. We want to provide a space with our own demonstrations, and our own ideals. … But [Morello] is absolutely right; you don’t have to wait for a band. if you want a band to do that, then you must want more than the music. … There would be no Rage Against the Machine without people who want that.”
In addition, the band — also comprised of guitarist Stephen Harrison and drummer Aric Improta — spoke about their new album, particularly the tracks “One of Us” and “Burn It”, while Butler addressed his decision to step away from his longtime band letlive.
Check out the video interview above to get Fever 333’s take on all of the aforementioned topics. Currently, you can see Fever 333 opening for Korn and Alice In Chains, and in the fall, catch them on their headlining “D333MONSTRATIONS” tour.