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Interview: Jonathan Wolfe of VESPERA

Antihero Magazine‘s James Geiser recently had the chance to catch up with Jonathan Wolfe, frontman for Seattle-based quartet Vespera. Tackling issues of Mental Health, Drug Addiction, and Suicide, the band has created a powerful platform for the doors of discussion to open about these issues. In this in-depth interview, we spoke about the band’s powerful music video for “Paradise” – featuring Spencer Sotelo of Periphery, Jonathan’s relationship with these issues, the inspiration behind the music, his relationship with The JED Foundation, and his role as a mental health advocate. If you or someone you know is struggling with mental illness, there is help. You are not alone.


SAMHSA’s National Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

ImAlive – Online Crisis Network
The Anxiety And Depression Association Of America
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Suicide Prevention Initiatives
The Jed Foundation


James Geiser

James Geiser is a former award winning Television News Photojournalist and internationally published photographer, after spending five years in the local television news media being bound by the creative restraints of content based production, he decided to leave his job in television to find his love for photography and video production again. He is a former student at Winston-Salem State University, where he majored in Mass Communications and Digital broadcast operations. He is not only just a journalist but he is also an experienced videographer, delivering a multimedia journalistic addition to Antihero Magazine

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