Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.
We’ve all been playing in the local Canadian music scene for the past 10 or so years. Mostly just touring around the prairies and opening for touring bands. This band has been together since 2011 and we’ve been extremely lucky to have the opportunity to tour all over Canada and play with lots of bands we’ve always looked up to like Fuck The Facts, Architects, Sewn Eyes and The Great Sabatini. We’ve all had dreams of playing music all our lives and it’s really nice to be getting close to breaking even on tours and learning the ins and outs of the music industry. We still have a long way to go though.
How would you describe your style? Which bands influenced your music?
Our music style is a hybrid of all the heavy genres that we really connect to. The final sound lands somewhere between hardcore, thrash metal, and punk rock. We draw each individually draw influence from bands like The Gorgeous, Converge, Every Time I Die, Refused and lots of local stuff that we grew up on. When we write our tunes we try to keep everything as raw and chaotic as possible while still leaving some room for catchy riffs and grooves.
Why should a metalhead buy your demos/albums?
Although we don’t have a traditional “metal” sound we find that metalheads enjoy our albums based mostly on the general aggressive vibe that is prominent in our writing. Most of our stuff is all over the place as far as song structure goes so if you’re a fan of unconventional metal then you might enjoy it!
What have you released so far and how were your releases received by the public/media?
We’ve released 3 studio EPs and 2 live-off-the-floor EPs over the years and the response has been mostly positive. We’ve had a few reviews for our past releases and it seems to be picking up lately as far as people giving us feedback. We cross into a couple different genres so some scenes enjoy our music a lot more than others.
Do you play live as well? How's your live activity so far?
Touring and playing live is what we enjoy the most about this project. This year’s eastern Canadian tour will mark our 100th show and we’re pretty happy with how we’ve matured our live performances over the years and really look forward to being able to tour outside of Canada in the coming years.
What should labels/zines/promoters know about your band? Why should they be interested in it?
I’d say that people should just know how grateful we are for anyone to have interest in our music. We come from the flatlands of Canada so the opportunities for exposure in any way is something that we appreciate more than anything. We feel that as our sound evolves and we start experimenting more, the ideas that we’ll be putting down on records will become more and more interesting… or possibly just more ridiculous.
What plans do you have for the near future as a band?
After the release of our debut full length record and our tour in August we will begin writing for our next release. We’ll also begin planning for next year’s festival season and hopefully a tour into the US.
Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?
All our previous releases are available on our bandcamp. We’ll also have physical copies of the new record and a bunch of merchandise on there as well. The new record will be digitally available on Spotify, iTunes and all the standard sources for streaming media.