Centuries of Decay (Band Interview)

Today we speak to Devin Doucette -guitarist/vocalist from Centuries of Decay: Let’s start with this: What’s the history of your band? Centuries of Decay formed in 2013 in Toronto, Ontario by Myself (Devin Doucette) Derrick Doucette  Rob McAllister. Derrick and I grew up in Charlottetown and were involved in the music scene there. I went to school for photography and digital imaging and decided to move up to Toronto in 2005. The love for music was too strong and after a while, I put down the camera and went back to school for Audio Production at The Harris Institute, where he met guitarist Rob McAllister, who shared the same passion for heavy music. All this time, Derrick was still playing […]

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Empire State Human (Band Interview)

Today we speak to Empire State Human. Let’s start with this: What’s the history of Empire State Human? ESH formed in Dublin, Ireland in 1999. With the sole purpose of creating a retro, electro analogue pop sound, with a touch of Sci-Fi, Futurism and electronic pop. I always felt this was going to be a project for the long run, with an appetite for many, many releases. At least one a year. In 2002, upon the advice of the 80s band Alphaville Manager we sent demos to North America, as the Electroclash movement had begun and there was a real taste and interest in synth bands. The timing was perfect and we were snapped up by Ninthwave Records, who at […]

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Ninjaspy (Band Interview)

 

 Today we speak to Joel from Ninjaspy. Let’s start with this: What’s the history of your band? We have been playing together since 1999 when we were teenagers. We played all kinds of different styles back then, figuring out what we liked. Turns out we liked a lot of things. So we spent our creative energy on mixing genres together. We became Ninjaspy in 2006 and put out an album, Pi Nature, that brought ska, reggae and metalcore together. Since then it has been pretty much all touring in Canada and Japan with a short EP release in there, No Kata. A few years ago we whipped up a new batch of song soup and got the ball rolling to make Spüken, which we just released […]

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Upright Man (Band Interview)

Today we chat to the members of Upright Man. What’s the history of Upright Man? Max: Their story began several millennia ago. The Upright Man, or Homo Erectus, was a species of human that lived during the Pleistocene Epoch from about 1.6 million years ago to 250,000 years ago. Now extinct, Homo Erectus was the first species of humans to master fire, and its remains have been found in Africa, Europe, and Asia. It is widely thought to be the direct ancestor of modern humans. Nick: It pretty much resembles the opening sequence of “History of the World Part I.” (A good film. -Ed) Aidan: We are all Upright Men, but as far as the band goes, we’ve been around for 2 […]

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Social Arsonist (Band Interview)

Today we chat to Social Arsonist. Let’s start with this: What’s the history of your band? SOCIAL ARSONIST is the cause of bassist Dario Zuniga and guitarist Manuel Morgado who started the band in 2009. Unable to locate the perfect vocalist in Chile, they found Canadian singer Cayle Charlton and worked with him for years via the internet, honing their material before taking the ultimate step of relocating to Canada. Inspired by Lamb of God, Pantera, Sepultura, Slayer, and Machine Head, Zuniga describes the sound of SOCIAL ARSONIST as ‘aggressive, fast, intense, catchy and disruptive.” Over the years the world has been able to hear the fruits of their labour with the release of their 2014 EP ‘De-Evolution of Thy […]

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Deity (Band Interview)

Today we speak to the lads from Deity. Let’s start with this: What’s the history of your band? Danny and I started jamming in high school just doing covers for fun. We then quickly got into writing original tunes. Starting as a three piece (just guitars), our goal was to blend different styles of metal with layers and harmonies. Our only problem was finding dedicated members, especially drummers and bassists. Through wise advise given to us by Keith of Rotting (Can), Danny then started playing drums. After a few years of struggling to find other members, the band decided to put the band on hold. Danny and I went on to do other projects in the local scene. We then […]

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ERA 9 (Band Interview)

Today we chat to ERA 9. Let’s start with this: What’s the history of your band? The band has been together for 6 years, but we found our sound in 2016. Jona, Marco and Joe met in high school, all sharing the same passion for music, and that progressed to the start of a band, and lead us to where we are today. Lalla was in a “rival” band from our city, so we all knew of each other in the MTL music scene. Joe and Jona had actually seen Laurie perform with her old band years before she joined Era 9, through mutual friends. We all had a passion for music since we were kids, and that brought us […]

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Rapheumet’s Well (Band Interview)

Today we speak to Joshua from Rapheumet’s Well. Let’s start with this: What’s the history of your band? Our history is a rather lengthy and complex one but what has amalgamated to the present line up has been a evolution in the mission that is currently Rapheumets Well.  Rapheumets Well started with Joshua Ward, Ralph Barnette (R.I.P), and Jonathan Finney and eventually Aaron Rogers.  As life has it, people change and our personal mission changes. Our previous singer and guitarist moved on to pursue batter career options but the new line up is outstanding and one of the most talented groups to form what is now Rapheumets Well. What’s your musical history? (Trained or Amateur)? We have an assortment of […]

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Cope (Band Interview)

Today we chat to Mickey, the drummer -and second half- of Cope. Let’s start with this: What’s the history of your band? Tyson and I have played together in a few different bands over the last 8 years. A two-piece was something we always talked about but it finally came to be during a period of downtime from our other projects. It was nice because we play different roles in other bands and there is often a principal songwriter in those situations, but this is our first full on collaboration. It also brings us back to our main instruments, Tyson on guitar and me playing drums. What’s your musical history? (Trained or Amateur)? Tyson is a self-taught musician, playing guitar […]

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Cydemind (Band Interview)

Today we speak to Cydemind. Let’s start with this: What’s the history of your band? We formed in 2011 for what should have been a one-time show and then disband. We played some Dream Theater and David Garrett at a music contest. The experience was so much fun we decided to go on and write our own music. At that time there was just Olivier, Dage and former bassist Elie. We quickly had Kev and Cam on board and we starting writing. It was shitty at first but as the years passed experience sunk in and our music refined itself. We feel that with Erosion we reached a great musical level and from that point we can only go higher. […]

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