Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.
We've been playing together since 2010, got out of the basement in 2011 for the 1st time, released a 5 song EP in 2012, and played extensively around Alberta. We just recently released our debut full length record, 'Pacifist' and are about to embark on a tour of the Western half of Canada. We have Sean Higgins on drums, Steven McGillivray on bass, Ben Bushido on guitar, Josiah Dyck on guitar with backing vocals, and Justin Shadows as the singer.

How would you describe your style? Which bands influenced your music? 
This is always a tough question, hahaha. Melodic Groove Death? We're pretty heavily influenced by bands like Gojira, Lamb of God, As Blood Runs Black, The Black Dahlia Murder, Revocation, and Black Sabbath.

Why should a metalhead buy your demos/albums?
Lol, because they might enjoy it and we need the money!

What have you released so far and how were your releases received by the public/media?
2012 - Kill Yourself EP - People seemed to really enjoy it, we sold a bunch of them out of the back of our van. We had no publicity on this release but it was a blast.
2015 - Pacifist LP - We are getting a very good response to this record! Most of the reviews have been very positive and our fans seem to really be enjoying it.

Do you play live as well? How's your live activity so far?
We LOVE to play live. We have done over 200 shows since 2012. We try to keep busy and really wanted to get comfortable on stage before venturing out.

What should labels/zines/promoters know about your band? Why should they be interested in it?
We are hard working and dedicated to our craft. We have a lot of fun and really try to enjoy the experience and share that with the audience.

What plans do you have for the near future as a band?
Summer tour and then time to really load up on merch and start planning for the next year. We almost have another EP worth of songs ready.

Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?
www.leavetheliving.ca
http://leavetheliving.bandcamp.com
www.soundcloud.com/leavetheliving
www.reverbnation.com/leavetheliving
Also on CDBaby and iTunes and Spotify


July 2015

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