Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.
The band started around 2005, but the music existed since 1998. we went trough many line up changes through the years, but the style and heart of the sound, has never wavered only gotten better. the members today are much stronger and have made great strides compared to the past. the members today are Micah deveroux, vocals and key boards, Brian Blake, guitars and vocals, Jeff Igelsrud, bass, Kurt Johnson, lead guitars,and Mike Durenberger, drums. the band today is very comitted to the vision, of eternal voyager, plan to make the next album, much better than the first.
How would you describe your style? Which bands influenced your music?
Our style is basically heavy power metal, but has many elements, including thrash, and folk. our style is much more closer to European metal than american metal. growing up , the main influences were everything from dio, priest , and maiden, to iced earth, and hammerfall, which is a good description of our sound. but a lot of European metal, including viking metal and folk have crept in over the years, and tons of euro power metal is what has made our sound well rounded.
Why should a metalhead buy your demos/albums?
I think metalheads know good music when they hear it, and in terms of writing its very dynamic and listenable, compared to some bands here in the states, as we've been told. we keep it heavy and true, while also having big choruses and strong melodies, very catch too.
What have you released so far and how were your releases received by the public/media?
We recently released our debut album called, the battle of eternity. we also have a couple of demos out as well, but this album is far better. the album has done well in some areas of Europe, and other parts of the world, but it's hard to track, all of it. but over all, its done well the best in Germany and Greece, we have two distributions in Germany and one in Greece, including pure steel, and alone records.
Do you play live as well? How's your live activity so far?
yes we have played many shows with the previous line ups from the past but now with the new members its much better, we have made it a very energetic and powerful live show now. we seem to be well received live at every show we play, we would really like to play other places of the world, especially Europe.
What should labels/zines/promoters know about your band? Why should they be interested in it?
we have are a solid, and much more committed band than most, and have had a lot of air play all over the world, even though we have no label at the moment. we also bring a new and different spin and approach to the style of music we play that seems to be to fit well with most metalheads from all generes .
What plans do you have for the near future as a band?
we are currently recording our second album, called (darkened times), which we hope to release later this year, and will be mastered by Stu Marshall, (death dealer/ex dungeon). we are also pursuing record labels for the right deal, and planning more shows.
Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?
U can listen to all of our music on Youtube, and as well as our store, our cds and merch, are available from us directly at our store, www.nimbit.com/eternalvoyager, also amazon, ebay, i tunes ect. we also have two distribution labels that sell our cds in Germany, pure steel records, and underground power symphony records. we are also available in Greece through Alone records. Thanks for your time, Brian Blake/Eternal Voyager!!!