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Into Eternity:
Regina's Biggest Metal Band Since KICK AXE!
Interview With Tim Roth 

Interview By EvilG
Transcription by Waspman

There's a damn good reason why I gave Into Eternity's newest album DEAD OR DREAMING a 5/5 - it's awesome! If you love a mixture of styles from technical death metal to melodic prog metal you will eat this up! Below is a transcription of a lengthy chat I had with guitarist/vocalist, Tim Roth.


So, obviously, I wanted to ask a question that only another Canadian might know, and that is, what is it like to be the biggest metal band out of Regina, since Kick Axe?

(laughs) How did you know that? Oh, that's hilarious. You're like a private investigator. Yeah, well, it's tough for bands to get out of this town. I think because every band in town is a cover band you play other people's music because you have to make cash, and then once you start making that cash you just kind of get in a rut, but we never went that route. So I guess it feels good, especially being compared to Kick Axe!

 

 

Did you happen to be a fan of them?

Ah, well they were kind of a bit before my time. They were actually already huge when they started kind of making it, they'd go on the Priest tour and different tours, but they actually left and went to Vancouver. So as soon as they had any kind of success they kinda didn't know about Regina anymore. So that's why they were never around when I was a kid.

 

 

So I hear you played Moosejaw last night?

(laughs) How do you know all this?

(laughs) I'm a freak man!

OK, so where are you guys from?

I'm in Canada, from the East Coast. I'm in Newfoundland believe it or not.

Oh, way out there! Holy cow! The closest I've been out East is Winnipeg, well, besides Milwaukee.

Really? Well, I haven't been any farther West than Montreal. (laughs)

(laughs) It's funny, it seems that you just kind of stay in your section of Canada. So yeah, we played Moosejaw, it was pretty good! There were a couple of hundred kids there and we'd never played there before. So yeah, it was really good I thought, they were even moshing and knocking over our mic stands, yeah it was cool.

Right on. So what is it like playing for your home audience in Saskatchewan, or even in Regina?

Everyone is really supportive I find, because it seems that everyone knows that we got signed to Century Media and blah blah blah, and people are really excited that a band, from really in the middle of nowhere, in the Prairies, can get signed. But y'know, anyone can do it I think, all of the local musicians are really trying now, they're practicing really hard, and I've noticed that their songwriting is getting way better now. Everyone wants to kinda do the same thing now. It's cool.

 

 

So do people view the band any differently now that you're signed? Do people come to check you out that never came before kind of thing?

Oh, for sure! And more people are like "oh, remember me from?" Yeah, I actually got that last night, people from high school that I haven't seen in almost ten years were coming up and they heard the news and stuff. Everyone is super supportive though.

 

 

So did the other metal bands come out now and want to open up for you guys?

(laughs) Yeah, yeah for sure! Yeah, that always happens, but we really hate headlining. Even last night, we got the band that normally opens for us we got to play the middle slot because we didn't want to headline. So it's been pretty cool. That's the only downside, always headlining, because by the time we get on stage it's always so late. That's why I can't wait to tour the U.S. and tour other places and just be an opening band because it's more fun.

 

 

So how does a band from Regina Canada get signed to a record label from the Netherlands? That's kind of unique right?

It always seems that when you start a band, you play and reps come out and they sign you because you're good, but that never happens here because nobody would ever come here. Even bands skip over us. We didn't know what we were doing so we just decided to send out packages and we financed our own little independent CD and we basically just shopped it. We sent it to 50 labels and about 100 radio stations to see if anyone would play it. Then the college stations would play it, certain songs, just to kind of get a buzz. We had a ton of label interest but we came down to about 7 pretty good labels, and we said OK, send us a contract, but then everyone said "Well, we're not interested right at this time". We kinda wasted a lot of money before we got signed. At the time Renee from DVS Records was starting his label so he was one of the first guys to say "Sure, I'll send you guys a contract". So we took it, decided we should strike into Europe and he said that he could get us a tour there and so we did that. So that's how we got signed to DVS Records anyway. The whole time we were talking to DVS Records we were talking to Steve Joh who worked for Noise, and now he's the main A&R guy for Century Media, so we've been talking to him for about 2 and half years. So that's how we got that connection and then when Steve went to Century Media it helped us a lot because we'd talked to him for a long time. But I mean, we pushed every label. Everyone was kind of just watching to see what we were doing, we probably weren't quite ready then anyway, back in 1998.

 

 

DEAD OR DREAMING is licensed to Century Media, I was wondering, is the band signed to Century Media now and off the DVS roster?

Yeah, we are off the DVS Records roster. We signed last weekend, Steve Joh flew up from L.A. to Regina, and we signed at the local pub. We signed a five album deal with Century Media exclusively, but with licensing deals it's actually a seven album deal. So, the two albums will be licensed through Century Media, so then we're releasing both albums. We just released DEAD OR DREAMING September 3rd and they'll be releasing the first one whenever they want type of thing. So, we're not signed to DVS, but we still have that tie simply because they're licensing the album. It's for a set number of years, so in however many years we'll be completely done with DVS.

 

 

So there's no release date yet for the reissue of your debut album?

No, not yet simply because it hasn't even been a month since DEAD OR DREAMING got released. Now we've finally for our, we never had Canadian or American distribution before with DVS, it was just European, now DVS and Century Media are handling Europe and Century Media USA is handling all North America. It's worked out pretty good.

 

 

Since your musical style is not something that is very simple to describe to somebody, what types of metal fans seem to be most attracted to what you're doing?

Yeah...uh, that's a tough one because we do get a lot of hardcore fans that are into death metal that like us, even though we have the singing, but then y'know, all the hardcore prog guys, like a lot of them seem to dig us too. So we're kind of split in the middle. Basically if you like metal you should be able to find something that you like in us. But some prog guys get really choked when you have death metal vocals in the songs 'cause a lot of prog guys don't want to hear any death vocals at all. Which is, y'know, some people don't like that, but I don't want to change out style, I want to do both because I love prog vocals I like death vocals. I say have them both in one band, that's what we're doing anyway.

 

 

Do you think that most metal fans are open-minded enough to be into what you're doing?

Yeah, I think so. Now with other bands, like the new Soilwork they're starting to sing, and the new In Flames they're doing a little bit of the singing stuff, and that new KillSwitch Engage is awesome. Other bands do it, and they're pretty successful.

 

 

Right, but some of those bands play the same style of music but they'll have death metal and clean metal vocals but you guys actually take songs and one song will be more prog and the actual music itself will be from a different style whereas a lot of the other bands don't go that far.

Definitely. That's what gives us our style. That IS our style, but people are starting to catch on now. Instead of just saying "Oh, Into Eternity, they can't find their style, they're just doing everything", but we're calculating this, we're doing it on purpose. It's not because we can't find a style, if we wanted to be an all death metal band we could, I've been in other death metal bands but I just don't see why you should limit yourself and just be a death metal band, just be a prog band, just be a power metal band. There are no rules in music. That's also why we had such trouble getting signed, because a lot of labels said they couldn't classify us marketing wise. A lot of labels want something that's quick and easy.

Into Eternity

Do you think that this might be the future of metal, because it's been fragmenting in the last nine or ten years or so. Every day there seems to be a new style of metal.

I don't know if anyone knows but I definitely don't. I've always played this way, for the past ten years all of my bands have had the mixed vocals. In '92 was my first real band and we were doing this. Not this extreme because we were just kids, but I always knew in my head. It just took years to develop it. As far as the new sound, I don't know who's the savior of metal or anything. Shadow's Fall, their kind of new, that KillSwitch, there's a lot of good bands coming out.

 

 

Are there some elements in metal, or in music as a whole, that you'd like to try out in the band, but won't because those elements might not fit into the whole idea of Into Eternity? Or is the sky the limit?

Well, I don't think we'd be doing any country music or anything. Jazz can work really well in metal, but I'm not a schooled jazz musician so I don't think we'd be tackling that. One thing we have is throughout this one song, for the new material, it's this big epic 13-minute song, and the first half of it is all just purely acoustic and nice singing. As far as writing, I don't know if you want to call it ballads, we're kind of shying away from that. So that's the one thing we hold back on. We're going to do some of it, but not a lot. We won't be a Bon Jovi ballad band.

 

 

Can you reveal something about the songwriting process in the band. How democratic of a unit do you consider yourselves to be?

Nobody gets any say but me (laughs). I guess it's just whoever comes up with the best stuff, we use it. Primarily it's been me for the first couple of albums. I'm always writing, ever since I picked up a guitar. We've got a new member, Jeff, he's been coming up with a lot of excellent riffs, so the next album it will be mostly split between him and me. Scott wrote a whole song for this album. Danny contributed about 30% of our second album. Everyone contributes their two cents kind of thing. I almost all the lyrics but others contribute there too. This next album will be the most real band unit ever.

 

 

Since the band seems to know no limits musically, is it the same for lyrics? Are there ideas that you won't sing about?

Yeah, of course. I mean it would be fun to write about swords and dragons and love and heartache, but ugh. There's a lot of stuff actually. It's a personal choice. There are a lot of bands out there and the music is excellent but the lyrics kind of make it hokey. I don't want to name any bands, I'm sure everyone knows who they are.

Manowar? (laughs)

Yeah, exactly! (laughs). They've got ripping leads and the vocals are kicking ass but then...that's their thing though I guess. One thing that's always bothered me about Annihilator is songs like "Kraf Dinner" and those joke songs. (editors note: I love "kraf dinner" and "Chicken & Corn" - haha!) And Yngwie, I love Yngwie, but terrible lyrics. I don't want to be laughed at kind of thing.

 

 

So do you look for quality lyrics in bands you like personally, or do the lyrics take a back seat to the music?

As long as there are good vocals I can look past the lyrics, but some things really irk me. The lyrics should match the music I think. It's not just throwing words down on the paper. I mean, there's a million bands with great lyrics too.

 

 

I often  like to ask people I interview, if their the lyricist, what was on their mind when they wrote the album to get to know what was one their mind when the album was written, get to know what the song was about. So, you can pick some of your own, but two that I really liked were "Unholy (Fields of the Dead)" and "Elysium Dream".

Those songs people will probably never even guess. "Fields of the Dead", I went to this movie called The Haunting, about a year and a half ago, and then as soon as I got home I started writing lyrics about some of the things in the movie. I'm a big movie buff and that movie really inspired me, but people probably would never guess. We took out the word "unholy holocaust" but we took out the word "holocaust" because I thought people would be freaking out and it has nothing to do with the holocaust. "Elysium Dream", hmm. When I write lyrics I've got my thesaurus out, my dictionary, and the word "elysium" means a place where souls go. Feeling depressed one day and I just belted out those lyrics. "Elysium Dream" is basically a place where souls go, but it's just a dream. It's tough to describe really.

 

 

Do you have your favorite song on the album? Or maybe some song that the lyrics mean more and you'd like people to pick up on? Or are you one of those guys who'd rather the fan read the lyrics and get their own meaning out of it?

Oh yeah, for sure! I'm not preaching to anyone. I wrote a few things about religion on the album too, just because around here people go door to door selling their religion and that irked me. That's what I wrote "Selling God" about. Basically the guys selling their god door to door, which I thought was kind of weird. To each his own, but take my band door to door and push it in anyone's face.

Not yet! (laughs)

(laughs) Not yet, we might have to come to that! It depends on how well this album does!

 

 

So has the new album been selling? I know it's been out in Europe since last year.

Yeah, it's only been out for a few weeks. It's #9 on the HMV chart in Canada. We sold out in Regina right away, so they're ordering more. It's still early, it's only been out here for less than a month. Hopefully everyone picks it up. It's fast right now 'cause it's a new release, but I'm sure it'll slow down. But right now it's doing pretty good.

 

 

I have a question that's more of a clarification that I've been a bit confused on, 'cause it isn't made clear on Century Media's or your website, and that it regarding the lineup. There are seven members that I could name here, but looking at the picture there's four of you so who is the band?

What happened was, after we went to Europe last year and toured we some troubles with our guitar player Danny who joined for the second album. On the first album I did all the guitars, so it was just Jim, Scott, and me. For DEAD OR DREAMING we got Danny and we had two guitars and three vocals and we really started getting our sound. After we got back from the European tour Danny decided that he didn't really want to be in a touring band so that's when we had to get new members. We didn't have the keyboard player 'cause he went back to university and he didn't want to be in a touring band either.

That's Christopher McDougall?

Yes. So he went back to university, which is fine, we're all still friends. Danny moved on and we got two new members for Danny, so now I guess we're a five piece, 'cause we have Jeff Story who plays guitar with us and also Scott's twin brother Chris on vocals. So him and I trade off on vocals. He does a lot of stuff though. He sings clean and death vocals and I sing both too. With Danny he just sang clean and I did all the death, so it's kind of cool to share both now. So I guess we need to get new photos done (laughs). Which we're going to get done, Century Media, we're going to do a photo shoot in L.A. I guess.

 

 

In terms of Chris, who's just doing vocals, what happens when there's a song that he's not singing in? Does he take a break off stage?

Yeah, "Elysium Dream", I wanted to just keep singing it. He basically just, he's got long hair to his waist so he just gets the crowd into it and sings his back up parts. He's good like that, I mean he doesn't mind. He knew those songs were already recorded. A song like "Selling God" where there's a lot of death vocals, I sing the first verse, and then he'll do the second verse and we'll both do the chorus. Just dividing it up kind of thing. It's all working out pretty well so far, I'm just having to give a lot of my parts to Chris now, lead vocally, and I'm going more into the background. I still sing a lot, but it's nice to have someone else help me out.

 

 

So you sing, like you said, a mixture of the death style and the clean vocals. Do you find that when you're doing the death vocals live that it lowers the quality of your clean vocals because your throat is kind of torn out from screaming?

The way I do death vocals is just how I do my clean vocals, which is on your diaphragm and you push as much air out as possible. A lot of death vocalists sing our of their throat and they blow out their voice. I think I do it properly, my voice has never blown out, ever. I've been pretty lucky. I just do my death vocals just how I do my clean vocals.

Does it work out the same way with the other guys?

Yep, Chris is learning how to do that for sure.

And you're able to hit all the three part harmonies live?

Yeah, pretty close. I mean live is live, studio is studio.

 

That's one of the things that really stand out for me is the vocals of course. Everybody in the band has some input with the vocals and a lot of metal bands don't have a strong vocal presence.

I wanted the band to be like a fifth, like everybody has a part. Yeah, you've got a team that does it well together I think.

 

 

In recent news, I hear you'll be touring with the re-united Dark Angel. How did you land that spot and have you always been a fan of that band by chance?

Oh, we landed because we begged a lot to our label. Dark Angel for sure! Man, when I was thirteen I bought the T-shirts and cut off the sleeves, we all used to listen to them. I was a huge fan of the Bay Area thrash. Man, I can't wait to play with them! Gene Hoglan of course I was a huge fan of his in Death and Testament. Man, I love Testament! Love Death! Yeah, I can't to play with those guys! Before that tour we do dates with Vader and Immolation, and then we jump on the Dark Angel leg of the tour. We do New Mexico, Dallas, Austin, Phoenix, with Vader, like super-heavy death metal. Then over to the coast in Hollywood, and then all the way up the coast to Seattle with Dark Angel. It'll be kind of like two tours.

 

 

Have you been able to hit many places in the States before?

Just Milwaukee. We did the Milwaukee Metalfest this year. That was really cool, lots of fun. That was our first big show, and this will be our first big tour, just because we didn't have an album out there.

 

 

On your 1999 self-titled album, you had what I'll call a "veil of maya" effect on your vocals. That effect is not really present on the new album, I was wondering why you decided not to use it?

That whole first album we had no label, we just all got together and wrote those songs. It was our first time in the studio and we used ProTools which has a lot of samples on it. We had no idea what we were doing and I had no clue that that first album would've gone out fully in Europe and now in Canada and the U.S. If I would have known that we would've worked on it a lot differently. I mean, we got a lot of flack for having those effects. Of course, in the studio, all the vocals, everything is done as an add-on after. We don't know why we did it! We were 22 years old in the studio and just excited, didn't know what we were doing. We just thought it sounded cool at the time and suddenly it got picked apart by everybody (laughs).

Did a lot of people think it was the Cynic-effect that they used?

Totally! Yeah, everyone thought that. That definitely was not on our minds. Though Cynic was a godly band. I don't even know why they used that effect. Even now when we re-release it we're going to clean it up and take out the samples. It'll be different.

 

 

ScottSo what else do you think has changed between the two albums? You obviously have a much better sound with the new recording. Did you change gear or was it studio enhancements?

The studio got enhanced big time! That first album was actually recorded in late '98, so in three years he completely revamped his set-up and uses the ProTools now which is all done on computers. You don't use guitar amps or anything, it's all done with through different various programs. His studio is incredible. He's actually even updated it since DEAD OR DREAMING! That helped. Of course, we played a ton of shows after the first album, and the experience was the main thing. Now, Scott, our bass player works at the studio, so he knows all the ins and outs now. The first album cost $3000, and we pressed it so it cost almost $6000 Can. and now this last album cost us $20,000. So that's quite a huge jump in price.

 

 

Definitely. You spent more time in the studio obviously?

Oh yeah. A little bit more time that's for sure. And we rehearsed non-stop to make sure our stuff was ready before we went in the studio. The first time we didn't know what pre-production was. We did a ton of pre-production on our own this time. That helped a lot. We also took a ton of time to write the songs and tweak everything as much as we could. The first album wasn't really tweaked at all. We just put a lot more thought into.

 

 

Concerning the album cover art, for your first album it kind of looks like a Middle Ages religious painting or something...

Oh that, yeah!

What is that anyway?

You have the original green one?

Yeah.

Wow, 'cause we released the green album ourselves. DVS re-released it with brand new artwork, it's incredible, and an extra song.

So you didn't use that artwork again?

No.

What was that artwork from?

It was the death of some religious icon, some pope. I felt it kind of worked. It's an actual painting that we could probably get sued for (laughs).

(laughs) Well the guy who painted it I guess is dead. (laughs)

(laughs) But y'know what? Nobody has that green copy, I think you're the only one!

Well, somebody in the band sent me a copy, that was in '98.

Nobody's got that. That was very, very limited because we did it ourselves. As soon as we got on DVS they re-did the whole thing. Hang onto it and sell it on Ebay someday! (laughs)

No way! I don't sell any of my CDs. I hoard them! (laughs) Regarding your new album cover, what is the album cover depicting? Is it the fields of the dead or something?

Dead Or Dreaming

That was a Mattias Noren. We met him when we went on tour in Europe, he's from Gothenburg, Sweden. So we gave him the title of the album and that's exactly what he came up with. He's an incredible guy for covers, he's done a ton of bands like Evergrey and Wolverine.

So did he describe to you what he meant? Like with the crow, and the cross?

The crow signifies death and of course the grave and the ruins in the background, dead or dreaming, it all ties in with death.

Is the city skyline fictitious or is it a real city?

No, he just made it up.

 

 

From your first album, "Frozen Escape" is much more of a ballad than anything on DEAD OR DREAMING. We touched on ballads earlier so, just to put you on the spot, was that like a one-off thing or will you do something like that again?

Well, that one was a one-off. Like I said, we just wrote songs and that one made it. DEAD OR DREAMING we made a point and said we were going to have ten good songs and we'll have acoustic stuff that'll be more of an interlude, we're not gonna have them listen to an entire acoustic song. We decided that right off the bat. And with this new album, we wanted all crushing songs and build up some decent repertoire live, you've got to have energy onstage. We decided to write epic songs because one reviewer said that we didn't have any and that we just wrote short songs so we said "OK, let's write some epics". So we came up with that 13-minute song I talked about where the first 4 minutes is all acoustic and clean harmonies and then it goes on and gets ugly. Actually, that song will be its own separate song even though its like two tracks. But we're not going to have any ballads on the next album.

 

 

Well I actually liked "Frozen Escape". I'm not 100% anti-ballad.

I'm not anti-ballad either. I don't know. It's tough. In a lot of situations people don't want to sit there and, y'know, cry. (laughs).

 

 

I definitely noticed when I received your new album, compared to your last, it's gotten a lot heavier.

Yeah, we've gotten way heavier. But on this next album it's gonna be more balanced. I mean all of the riffs are still pounding and heavy, but every song is always gonna have clean vocals, every song will have the death vocals too. There won't be one, like on DEAD OR DREAMING. Every song is gonna be more of a style I guess.

 

 

So when you guys started out, what methods did you find best got your message and music out? I know you were on a lot of the Brave Words CD samplers.

Yeah, they helped out a lot. We were on those samplers and out of our pocket, we sent out as much as we could. 100 packages to radio, stuff to labels, to magazines, we just did whatever we could to promo from what we could. Of course we're from Canada so all we could do was on the Internet and mail. Slowly but surely the word of mouth in the underground snowballed. It took a good five years to get signed to Century Media. It was a long wait!

 

 

Considering the band does have a lot of history, you have a great website by the way, there's one thing on there that I would like to see and that's a more detailed history of the band. You do have a history section but it's more about the new album. Are there plans to release a detailed history from day one?

Well, they say that yesterday don't mean shit. (laughs). We could, I don't know if anyone is THAT interested in us. We could list all the members and what everyone has done. Yeah, that could be something that we put on there.

I guess it depends what kind of fan you are. I always like to know the little nitty-gritty details.

Actually, I do too about the bands that I really like. I'm the exact same way. I don't know if the average fan is or not but we could definitely put something like that on there. Scott's cousin Jeff does the website for us, so that's definitely something that we could do.

 

 

Cool. A little bit of speculation on your part. How do you think Into Eternity will develop in the future? And when you do evolve do you think you'll keep alive your roots, bloody roots? (laughs)

(laughs). So far the way we're doing it is, with the new album we're keeping the songs all clean and death all mixed in together. I think that's the thing we're doing right now, but in the future, who knows what we'll be doing? We need to get another keyboard player, as soon as we find one; I'd like to get a female keyboard player who can sing too.

Like on the album?

Yeah. I'd love to do stuff like that. I hope it will all happen. It's tough to say what will happen. We'll just keep going from our death metal. It's paid off so far.

Regarding the female vocals, the person Amy, is she in a local band there, or did you just hire a session musician?

She was like a girl we'd see at the local pub belting out tunes, and she took opera training and stuff. She was a friend of our old guitar player. I said I always wanted to have female vocals so we brought her into the studio and we didn't really rehearse that much with her. She came to a couple of our jams and listened to the music and she got a vibe. We just wanted some angel quality to add to the tunes. So yeah, she just did her thing. It was pretty quick. She was cool. I would love to have a female full-time keyboard-singer.

 

DEAD OR DREAMING came out last year, and obviously it's a little old for some fans. You've mentioned several times in the interview about your next album, so you must be itching to get things going with new material.

I'm dying to! I talked to Steve Joh, and he said they're not in any rush.

But you are (laughs).

Yeah! (laughs). Just waiting for this tour we've been writing everything and we've got more stuff ready to go. It's just down to time. They're hooking us up a new tour for the middle of October, so we're not going to have time to keep writing more stuff now. We're going to try and get ready for the tour, and then we're back on tour until middle of December, when we'll take a break for Christmas, and then we'll start up again in January, so I don't know when we'll start the next album. They're talking about another tour in February, so it could be January or it could be March.

 

 

How much of the album is actually written?

We've got eight tunes, seven completely done, so we've got about two more to do. I can't wait for you to hear them, 'cause they blow DEAD OR DREAMING away! We're making things go off, more off-time signatures. So I guess that's the future of Into Eternity, like you asked! (laughs). We still keep the three-part harmonies and the death vocals but with DEAD OR DREAMING a lot of it is in centered notation. We wanted to use a lot of different time signatures on this album. We've come up with a lot of neat little things for the listener.

 

 

When you do get to record the next album will you guys all have to take massive personal loans, or this time is the label gonna ante up the money?

Well, the way it works is that you bite it for the first couple of tours. We've never toured the U.S. and there's a couple of major promoters that run the U.S., so you prove it to them the first couple of tours. As you go you start making more cash. You can talk to Shadow's Fall, they did it for their first couple of tours and then things started happening for them and now they're making some money. You've got to work your way up just like any type of job. We're getting paid, but we won't be making a ton. We'll be touring with wicked bands and seeing the world. We're just going to have fun.

 

 

Well that's everything that I wanted to ask, is there any other things coming up with the band that you may want people to know about?

Well, aside from those tours, they can always check our website (www.intoeternity.com). We'll list all our dates on there. Of course we'll want to do a full Canadian tour.

When people say "full Canadian tour" they mean Halifax to Vancouver right?

That's true probably.

They always skip most Eastern provinces.

How far is Montreal from you?

You'd have to fly of course. About few hour flight.

I know the stuff that we're working on we're definitely going to Montreal and Toronto. Century Media they're trying to hook us up with a kind of Canadian package tour right at the beginning of next year. Is there a scene out there?

Somewhat of a scene. There's bands. There's one band hear that's actually made a name outside and that is sHEAVY.

Oh, sHEAVY's from there? Yeah. They don't play dates?

No, they're singer lives down in Houston right now, due to work. But the band is still basically here.

Yeah, they're known in the States and everything.

It's kind of inspiring when you hear of a band from Regina, it's somewhat the same as here, because it's a place that's kind of skipped over and our cities are similar in size.

Exactly! We're skipped over by every single band. Here, you don't have a chance, you've to do it yourself.

Well, that's cool man.

Yeah, thanks a lot for the interview. It's cool! We're Canadian! Most people that I talk to are from the States, well except for Brave Words and Unrestrained, so it's nice to talk to someone from Canada sometimes too!


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