‘Memphis May Fire’ Transforms Practice Space, Finds ‘Exactly What We Wanted’ Before Tour

‘Memphis May Fire’ Transforms Practice Space, Finds ‘Exactly What We Wanted’ Before Tour

Posted by Auralex on 18th Mar 2022

Memphis May Fire has taken up residence in a new jam space in Nashville that looks as great as it sounds. As the metalcore band gets ready to tour in advance of their latest album, “Remade in Misery,” frontman Matty Mullins took us behind the scenes.

“For the longest time, we’ve done the same thing that most bands do… just store our gear in a storage unit, fly everybody in before a tour starts, jam for a couple of days and then head out,” Mullins says. “I found a room that has potential. It’s going to take a lot of work, but – with the right products – I think it’ll be a pretty special space that we’d use for years to come.”

The space presented some challenges that the band overcame in creative ways – namely, its highly-reflective concrete walls, the sheer length of the room and the need to preserve full-wall murals.

Find out more as Mullins shows off the process from the early, echoey stages to the tighter, more polished-sounding results.

The space has been fully-outfitted with Auralex Studiofoam Royale panels (he selected burgundy and charcoal), which perform on-par with more costly fiberglass panels.

“It sounds killer in here,” Mullins said while panning through the parkay-patterned practice room. “So much more dead, which is exactly what we wanted. That way, [drummer Jake Garland’s] cymbals don’t make us all go deaf!”