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The artwork for this album is very unique, can you tell us a bit about who came up with the idea, as well as what it means to you? Thank you, I actually came up with the concept! We had been discussing throughout the whole process that we wanted something iconic, similar to how we portray our ampersand, something that could be immediately associated to OM&M if you saw it anywhere. When we were bouncing around album titles and themes, what kept coming to mind was Equilibrium. Balance. How is balance maintained? What does balance look like? Well in a human, it's maintained in the Cochlea, which is your inner ear, which is also in the shape of a spiral, very similar to a shell. This is how the idea for the shell came about and in working with the idea more, this idea opened up some pretty awesome symbolisms for the band as well. Like being from Southern California, we all love the Cali beaches and all things oriented, we always miss it on tour, it's such a huge part of all of our lives, so it makes sense to take a little reminder of home with us everywhere we go!

How excited are you for your upcoming UK tour, and what can attending fans expect? We wish it was happening sooner! I can't BELIEVE how fast those shows sold out! If there are any tickets still available at the time this is published, then make SURE you pick them up! Fans can expect to hear new music and the intensity, honesty, and energy that OM&M are known for...we're bringing the HEAT! GET READY!

Also, how excited are you to be playing at the legendary Reading/Leeds festival? I don't think any of us realized that we would ever get the privilege to play such a historic and world renowned festival like Reading/Leeds. We've seen insane footage of how the UK gets down at the festival and we can't WAIT to show you guys how Of Mice & Men does it!

What else can we expect to see from Of Mice & Men in 2014? New album, new music videos, new merchandise, new tours, new new new!! Follow our journeys on twitter/instagram @OMandM and get the up to date information at OFMICEANDMENOFFICIAL.COM

Issue 23 of Stencil Mag  

Features interviews from the following: A Day To Remember, Trivium, Of Mice & Men, We Are The In Crowd, Miss May I, The Pretty Reckless, Iss...

Issue 23 of Stencil Mag  

Features interviews from the following: A Day To Remember, Trivium, Of Mice & Men, We Are The In Crowd, Miss May I, The Pretty Reckless, Iss...