Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.
League of Corruption was formed in 2005. The first inception of the band split up in 2011. The current line-up got together in 2017. The mainstay throughout the band's history has always been our singer/guitarist Chris Barlow. He played in a handful of local bands in the 90's and ended up in my first band for a few years in the early 2000's (Mecha Messiah). Paul and Drew our drummer and bass player were playing in a local rock band together (Beyond the Confines) Chris and I were roomates and Drew lived across the street from us so everything kinda just fell into place over many beers. Myself, I've fronted 2 Old school Canadian Thrash bands (Infernal Majesty and currently Aggression) I also fronted the Speed/Death/War Metal band Tyrants Blood.
How would you describe your style? Which bands influenced your music?
We've got a very Southern Rock Groove to us. Some folks have refered to us as Doom/Sludge Metal. We're very much influenced by the NOLA Groove. Bands like Down/Crowbar/CoC. We also draw a lot from the swagger of Lynyrd Skynyrd and Black Label Society. Which in the end all of these bands (except Skynyrd) are influenced by the almighty Black Sabbath.
Why should a metalhead buy your demos/albums?
It's an easy album to put on repeat and have a few beers too. It's got a groove that forces you to tap your toe and nod your head along with the riffs. Simply put, crack a beer and turn it up and have yourself a good ass time.
What have you released so far and how were your releases received by the public/media?
The original lineup did a self released demo back in 2010. I don't recall it getting reviews or causing much of a stir outside our hometown (Vanouver, BC Canada) The current lineup has our first release coming out on Black Doomba records in a few days (June 12). So far reviews have been pretty favorable. The timing for our album being released is a bit tricky with covid going on but we're going to carry on and do our best to spread the word.
Do you play live as well? How's your live activity so far?
We've done a handful of shows in and around Vancouver. But we also head up to Prince George and Kelowna a few times a year. We've played a handful of Festivals that are usually dominated by Thrash and Death metal bands. Generally after we play, fans and event organizers come up and tell us we were the breathe of fresh air everybody needed.
What should labels/zines/promoters know about your band? Why should they be interested in it?
They should be interested in us cause of the music we write. Tommy Stewart runs Black Doomba records out of Atlanta, Georgia. When folks ask him about the bands on his label he tells them The most Southern sounding band he's got right now is out of Vancouver Canada. That's a badge of honor for us. We wear our musical influences on our sleeves and telling us we sound like those other bands or have element of them in our sound, (Down, COC, BLS, Crowbar etc.) that's the highest compliment you could give us. We're not reinventing the wheel, We're reminding people what it's like to feel the music and get lost in it.
What plans do you have for the near future as a band?
Like a lot of bands, we had a bunch of shows and Festival appearances that got cancelled for this year. Had them all lined up to support the new album but then covid happened. So we're just writing more music and circling the wagons until we can start booking shows hopefully for late 2020 or spring 2021.
Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff
You can check us out on youtube and order the album at https://leagueofcorruption.bandcamp.com/album/something-in-the-water