Interview with Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (http://petesrocknewsandviews.com)
PD: What type of artist are you?
EC: We’re a Melodic Metalcore band from Montreal, Quebec. We love heavy music and cats (especially cats).
PD. Tell us the brief history of yourself.
EC: We’ve been around since 2012 and have had a lot of member changes through the years as the project gets bigger and more serious. Last year we’ve changed from a male vocalist to a female vocalist (Maggy) which will open many new opportunities musically.
PD: Who are your musical influences?
EC: We blend Metalcore and Progressive Metal in a way that’s pretty unique to us I think. If bands like As I Lay Dying, Killswitch Engage and August Burns Red had a kid with Periphery. There’s also a bit of Dream Theater or Haken in there in the longer songs especially.
PD: What are your dreams and goals?
EC: What most bands want I think haha. We want it to be our life. We had a good amount of momentum before everything stopped which is really disappointing. We’ll be ready when everything goes back to normal that’s for sure. It’s been too long since we’ve played a show.
PD: Who writes your songs, what are they about?
EC: I (Olivier) write most of the songs at the moment. I am always trying to find the perfect balance between the familiar and the new/exciting. As far as lyrics go, it’s more of a collective effort. Our last album, Color of Our Fears, deals with things that scare us and the steps we must take to overcome them.
PD: How do you promote your band and shows?
EC: We spent a lot of time managing our social media accounts and spreading the word around. Being fun people to hang with in general also helps when creating relations with people. We’re also not scared to be a little goofy, and our new music video for “The Slave or The Owner” (coming out October 23rd by the way wink wink) is proof of that.
PD: What do you think about downloading music online?
EC: We all use streaming platforms like most people. However Phil and I are of a rare breed that will still buy physical copies of CDs at times. Spending about 10$ per month to listen to virtually unlimited music is nothing. Frankly, I don’t understand those who use the free Spotify haha.
PD: What song do you wish you’d written and why?
EC: Oh that’s a great question. Dream Theater has a lot of those for me. The obvious answer would probably be something like “Octavarium” (and it’s a great choice) or my favorite song “The Spirit Carries On”. As far as something that is closer to what I would actually write for the band, “Blood Eagle” by Periphery is a pretty flawless banger of a track. I love how dynamic it is while never getting lost. The first time I listened to it I knew it would become a classic song for the genre. I feel like the closest I’ve been to writing a “perfect” song is either “Survive” or “Defying Gravity”. Check them out!
PD: What are some of your pet peeves?
EC: Bands that have multiple breakdowns in every song. Makes them lose all their impact for me haha.
PD: What is your proudest moment in music?
EC: Our first album release for “Screaming In Silence” in 2016 felt really special. We gave a memorable performance and the place was packed. One of those moments where you almost feel like you’ve “made it”.
PD: So what are you working on at the moment?
EC: We are re-releasing our last album with 3 new tracks. On “Color of Our Fears: Rediscovered“ (also October 23rd wink wink), we have re-recorded the vocals on 3 of the songs to give a little fun taste of what Maggy’s vocals will bring to the band. A lot of new material is also being written at the moment, and I really feel that it’s going to surprise people.
PD: What music have you available online and where can we buy it from?
EC: All our music is available on any streaming platform you could think of (ok maybe not myspace). We also have our own website, www.eternalclosure.com if people want to buy some of the great merch we have or a physical copy. Thanks a lot 🙂
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