As Gods – What’s in a Name?

It’s needless to say that choosing a good band name is pretty important. One that isn’t flashy enough might cause a band to go virtually unnoticed, and one that’s too flashy can give a band a lot to live up to. UK-based rockers As Gods seem to have taken the naming challenge in stride, and they’ve come up with one that gets people intrigued. What’s better is the fact that they focus on melody and songwriting as opposed to sounding heavier for the sake of being heavier than the next act. But how exactly did the quintet decide on their name? Setting aside some time from working on their upcoming EP, the group filled us in on their naming process.

Who came up with the band name?

Elliott and JP had a literary afternoon, deep in some epic poetry, and pitched several names to the group.

Was there a selection process?

Most of the other names were (even more) stupid.

Is there a particular meaning behind the name?

Absolutely not. The meaning is slightly in front.

What’s the best name that you considered but rejected?

Well, many moons ago the band was called The Frederick Spooner Musical Experience, so I suppose that is the “best” name we rejected.

What’s the worst name that you considered using?

See the previous answer.

Any regrets about the name you chose?

None, although it does make for some amusing bible-related accidental link-outs from our videos on YouTube.

Pick up As Gods’ new single, The Chase.

For the band’s upcoming tour dates, check out their Facebook page.