Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.
The band is from Winnipeg, Canada and started in August of 2015. Our first performance was at the Zoo, a legendary metal venue in the city 9 days before it closed. We headlined Ozzys, downstairs from the Zoo the following month. Since then, the band has gone through a few members but it now consists of Stephen Chubaty as vocalist and lyricist, Jonathan Hayward on lead and rhythm guitar, Lawrence Reimer on lead and rhythm guitar, Lagg Walker on bass and Robert Schau on drums.
How would you describe your style? Which bands influenced your music?
We’re a Groove/Thrash metal band. We are highly influenced by the classic thrash bands. The likes of Metallica, Pantera, Megadeth, Slayer etc… but we also find inspiration in all sorts of metal and music in general.
Why should a metalhead buy your demos/albums?
So they can enjoy and head bang to our music whenever they feel like it. If you’re looking for the old school thrash sound that makes you crank up your stereo we think you’ll like what we have to offer.
What have you released so far and how were your releases received by the public/media?
We released our debut self titled E.P on Nov. 27th for digital download. Our fans and supporters seem to really enjoy it. It started out on Reverbnation as 4th in Winnipeg for metal and has hit indie station Top 10 lists.
Do you play live as well? How's your live activity so far?
We live for our live show. The band has played all over our hometown in the first year of our existence. We always love to perform for our covenant of fans and look forward to going on tour as soon as possible.
What should labels/zines/promoters know about your band? Why should they be interested in it?
We believe we bring a unique yet classic sound to the world of metal. Our goal is to share our music with headbangers everywhere.
What plans do you have for the near future as a band?
We are planning an E.P release show for the physical copies of our recording. After that we are looking to film a music video for an upcoming single followed by a tour within Canada shortly thereafter.
Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?
Our website http://darkmessiahmetal.com/ has links to all the available outlets when you can listen to and purchase our music including Itunes, Apple Music, Google Play, Amazon, Bandcamp, Deezer, Spotify, Microsoft Groove, Pandora and Souncloud.