Nick Moore formerly of Before Their Eyes

By Steve on May-10-2010 | Filed under Interviews | Tags : , | Share

So with all the swirling rumors of you leaving or being kicked out of BTE, you want to set the record straight?
First off, thanks to you guys for taking the time to do this interview. To set the record straight, it was a mutual agreement between the band and I to split. I was not happy with the direction that our management was taking us. It had nothing to do with the guys in the band or not getting along because I love them all and we are still friends.

Was this something that just came out of nowhere or had it been building for a while?
Our management would tend to say that it had been building up but in my eyes it came out of nowhere.  If it was building up then the band probably wouldn’t have just recorded a new album and released it with my voice on it.

An issue they really pounded me on was when we go on tour I always made a little more money than the rest of the guys because of the simple fact I do have a family to support now. If the money wasn’t there or we were in the hole, I wouldn’t take anything (this was the case most of the time) and God would always make a way for ends to meet. The management got into the heads of all the band members and kind of turned us more into a business and made them believe that I wasn’t right for the band anymore because of that. That is not the main reason I’m not in the band because I would have made things work financially to be in the band (like I have for the past 4 years).

My main reason for not wanting to be a part of BTE was our overall direction. If we are going to write a rock record – we needed to support it with rock tours. We were playing metal tours (like we pretty much always have) where our new music plays no relevance. There was no change in that aspect coming anytime in the near future. That was a big problem with me.

In closing on this particular topic, I have no beef with our management as people, I just don’t agree with the way that I was treated and the direction they were taking our band. You can’t fault the guys in the band at all, because I trusted them with our direction at first also.

How frustrating has it been since you just released an album?
It’s been very frustrating and was a really hard thing to accept because I put A LOT of time into before their eyes and into this new album. I started Before Their Eyes and it really sucks having someone take over your project and kind of push you out of the picture.

What are some of your most memorable moments from BTE?
Oh man , there are so many. I loved the Canadian tour we went on a couple months ago, that was such a great experience. My favorite tour was the Silverstein tour in the spring 2009. I pretty much got to meet and play with all the bands I grew up listening to, what more can you ask for? BTE was an amazing experience for me and I don’t regret a single second of it.

What does the next chapter of Nick Moore hold?
I’ve been keeping really busy with my label (www.myspace.com/invoguerecords ) – we have a lot of REALLY big things happening right now. I am also writing some solo music – It’s going to be something a little different and I can’t wait for you to hear it.

When might we hear some of your new project?
I’m hoping to have a couple songs up this summer. Just writing a lot right now, I’m in no big hurry.

Who are some of your musical influences?
I listen to about every genre of music there is. Right now I’m really big on country music. I have had all the Miranda Lambert albums on repeat for like 2 months now. She is amazing.

How does your faith play into your music?
Faith plays a huge role in my music. My faith is my life so you know it’s going to shine through the lyrics I write. The first before their eyes album was probably the most spiritual album to date. I like to mix things up a little and I try to keep my song ideas fresh with what is going on in my life.

About the author Steve

Originally, from Albuquerque, NM but now I live in the Minneapolis area. I love Metal and Hardcore but I can tolerate pretty much anything. Albums I couldn't live without: Any Living Sacrifice album with Bruce on vocals, INXS - Kick, and AC/DC - Back in Black View all posts by Steve

14 Responses to 'Nick Moore formerly of Before Their Eyes'

  1. I find this very interesting. I’m quite sad to see him go. Before Their Eyes, in my eyes, has always been a great band since the first time I interviewed them after their debut was released.

    If the majority of the reasons for his split include the management and their plans for BTE – why didn’t the band just split ways with management? Did they have a contracted agreement?

  2. John Michael Choquette says:

    I guess the management had gotten into the heads of his friends too much…

  3. Jess says:

    Rebecca, I was thinking the same thing too. It really sucks when outsiders play a bigger role in your creative process than the insiders do. Finding a management that asks for your thoughts and values should be a HUGE deciding factor for all artists.

    My suggestion… get a publicist FIRST then maybe later get a manager or label.

  4. Jeremie says:

    Yeah, don’t understand either why they didn’t fired their management. Hard to understand without all the needed info.

  5. robbie says:

    nick moore is a hero to me. nothing that comes out of his mouth can ever sound anything short of perfect. hes amazing.

    having him and landon, my equal hero in before their eyes, leave just kills me. they were a huge part in my life. good luck to the remaining 3 in bte. i hope you guys keep killing it.

    to bte’s management, screw you guys. you messed up something amazing. trully and honestly.

    props to nick and landon for sticking up for what they really believe in. you guys are still my heroes. you will be forever. thanks for everything you’ve done so far.

  6. iskelly87 says:

    So now that Landon is gone too…it really seems that ‘management’ destroyed one of my favorite band. What a let down I don’t think I will buy their next cd even if they release one because of this.

  7. taborrr says:

    Wow…This interview just got posted on AP.net

  8. Ronda Hottman says:

    please always remember there is always two sides to a story never believe just one side without hearing from the other.

  9. joe smith says:

    remember there is always two sides to a story until you hear from both sides dont make a decision

  10. Jordan says:

    Ronda is the drummers mom, lame that she posts on every site using fake names and every once in awhile her own.if I was the drummer I’d tell her to shut her mouth and stop making the band look amateur

  11. I Dreamt Of Polar Bears says:

    Super disappointed…In my opinion Nick Moore pretty much WAS Before Their Eyes…At least for me because vocals are my favorite part of a band…But seriously? The drummer’s mom? Hahahahaha Gees that’s gotta be embarrassing for him…Joe Smith? I mean, come on…A little more originality, please…BTE will never quite be the same for me, but we’ll see what happens and who knows? Maybe the new singer will be comparable to Nick…

  12. Chris says:

    Wow, this pretty much ruins BTE for me, I’ll still follow them to see how the next album sounds, but frankly I am dissapointed.

    I will support any project Mr. Moore starts, godspeed brother.

  13. schlottermann says:

    I found untouchable at Goodwill for 3 dollars. Good deal.

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