Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.
We actually don't all share a background in metal. We've all had a variety of influences but many of these range from rock to metal and all its sub genres as well as some other styles that don't really fit so much the [EVERTRAPPED] style but influences none the less our individual approach either way. The band started primarily with Eric (drums) and Fred (guitar) getting together on a project almost entirely composed by Fred. The rest of us either knew each other somehow or found each other as people do and our individual styles have worked to make [EVERTRAPPED] what it is today.
How would you describe your style? Which bands influenced your music?
I suppose our style is somewhere around Melodic Death Metal, but of course, there's so many sub genres of metal these days that's sometimes it's sort of hard to tell. Many influences will come from straight up metal bands like Lamb of God or Arch Enemy, but then we also draw influences from bands like Persefone and Fleshgod Apocalypse. So you put that together and you get our somewhat progressive brand or melodic death.
Why should a metalhead buy your demos/albums?
If you like tracks that musically tell a story but also make you wanna bang your head, and possibly take over the world...this is the stuff for you!
What have you released so far and how were your releases received by the public/media?
The reception of our albums has progressively gotten better as we've continued to evolve as a band. The Anomaly (2012) featured a balance of clear vocals and growls and production sound that had a softer edge. However, Under The Deep (2015) had a much rougher sound and no clear vocals at all. So each album sort of worked towards the different sides of our styles. This upcoming album The Last Extinction (2020) plays to all strengths and our production value has taken another leap forward so we're hoping it will appeal to a wider range of metal fans.
Do you play live as well? How's your live activity so far?
We always try to get a tour of some kind put together, but given the present state of the world, there may be some delays on that. But we definitely play with the intent of kickin' some ass. We bring a stage presence that you may not necessarily get all that often these days. We can't wait to get back to it and let the fans hear the new and the old direct so we can all bang our heads together!
What should labels/zines/promoters know about your band? Why should they be interested in it?
I think it's fair to say that there's a little something found in our productions that's not all that common. There definitely is a progressive edge to it and that always takes a certain level of patience from listeners but once you get into it you see there's so much happening. We like to bring something different but heavy as all hell at the same time. And coincidentally, the subject matter speaks rather heavily to the state of the times we're currently living in.
What plans do you have for the near future as a band?
Right now we're just trying to get the album out there and get people listening to it. We definitely look forward to playing our new material live. So as soon as touring can be organized that's definitely our greatest focal point for the foreseeable future. And after that, who knows... maybe another album but that's a bit too far down the road for now.
Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?
This album will be available exclusively online. So Spotify, Itunes, Deezer, Soundcloud, etc. We've decided to go this way instead of making physical copies for the first time. Fans will still be able to get all the artwork for this album once it's released. Other than that, showing up to shows is always a killer way to hear our stuff!