Monday, October 6, 2014

See Through Secrecy Interview

1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?

We`re a Montreal-based disfunctional family making loud noise together!

On a more serious approach, we are a 5-piece, female-fronted Melodeath/core band that ties togheter many influences and styles.

2.Recently you have released an ep, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording?

Production-wise, the guys at Silverwing studios did a great job on  making a good sounding album. But we want to push the enveloppe even more for the next one, bringing new elements such as synths and getting a deeper and heavier sound. That`s why we chose to work with Chris Donaldson (Cryptopsy) at the Grid studio.

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'See Through Secrecy'?

Let us answer both previous questions by the same answer, since our lyrics and the name of the band are so intertwined :

Originally, what it meant was about life stories, as if experienced first person, and told as an open book.

Now we are taking a new approach : A reflection on what every one knows but is afraid to talk about, might it be world events or personal struggles. We would like for our lyrics to bring people to a state of introspection and realise that not everything is black or white, but a multitude of shades of pun intended!

5.What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and also how would you describe your stage performance?

Looking back to all the shows we did in the previous year, we could say that the best ones were probably the Good Vibration Music fest in Ontario, for the crowd reaction and the opportunity of playing on a big stage and it being an outdoor gig, and the launch party for our 1st EP, as we had a blast sharing what we worked so hard on with everyone.

We bring a lot of energy on stage, and try to interact with every one of our fans at every gig. Being a female-fronted band, people don`t always know what to expect when we walk on stage, but let us tell you that as soon as we get started, they know that we don`t deal in cute kittens

6.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?

At the moment we are centering our efforts on the writing and the preprod of our 1st full length album. We do have a few local gigs coming up, but we do not have any touring plans in the near future. We might plan a short tour near the end of 2015 to support the release of the album

7.Currently you are unsigned, are you looking for a label or have received any interest?

Presskits are in the mail, we keep our fingers crossed!

We would like to find the right label for us, that will assist us in reaching the level we want to be at. A lot of bands jump on the 1st opportunity that comes to them and get burned in the process. We want to avoid doing this mistake.

8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of melodic death metal and metalcore?

So far, we had mostly local exposure. The reaction has been good so far, and our fan base keeps growing. We fend in a style of music that is not the most easy to listen to,were there is a lot of great acts, and is not for everyone. Considering this, we will need to push hard to get exposure. But fear not, we are up to the challenge...

9.When can we expect a full length album and also where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?

As  stated earlier, we are writing the album at the moment, but we are taking our time to write the best material we can, hence why there is no official release date as of now.

Musically, we`re trying to forge our own sound and we focus on writing music that brings all our different influences together

10.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?

Our influences are really diverse... better brace yourself!

From Metalcore acts such as Killswitch Engage, Caliban or The Agonist , a few Deathcore bands to swedish melodic bands like In Flames or Arch Enemy, with sometimes jumping to prog, thrash, black or 90`s alternative, it is hard to compare what we do to a single style or band . We try to forge our own style, while keeping a melodic approach with really heavy riffs.

11.What are some of your non musical interests?

Coffee abuse!

12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?

We would like to thank you for the opportunity to let us talk a bit about ourselves, and we hope to do so again in a near future.

We invite you all to come give us a shout on Facebook, or drop by at one of our gigs to meet us. We always appreciate meeting new fans.

Stay tuned for news on our next album release!

Keep it Metal!


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