Interviews: Eyes Over Sea


In this new occasion we have had the opportunity to interview the Progressive Metalcore band Eyes Over Sea, from Canada. Check out this band and give them a like on their FACEBOOK PAGE.

1.Where did you get the idea for the band name, you planned it or came out just like that?   

Eric: I was writing music and playing in a band with John at the time back in 2014.  The first project we were in together. Which is where the album track “Life Without Death” came from, and we were cycling through some name ideas and I came up with the name Eyes Over Sea.. Don’t really remember how it came up or what caused me to put those words together but it worked and I stuck by it.    

2.Why did you want to play this genre?   

John: I have for a long time enjoyed metal-core and progressive play-styles. Growing up I enjoyed acts like Jethro Tull, Rush, and Tool that I heard frequently on the radio. As I got older friends introduced me to harder more modern genres and I found that I loved both experimental and progressive approaches, but also really appreciated how people were exploring popularizing the "metal" approach into a broader context.  

Jacob: I like certain bands in the genre. The crowds at these types of shows really get into the music which builds a fun, energetic atmosphere.   

3. Did you know each other before the band was formed?   

Eric: Most of us yes. I met Pat through our first band together back in 2013. While me and john have been friends for along time. John and Pat already knew each other. I have also known Jacob for quite sometime before the band and have always wanted to join a band with the dude. Once he joined he brought along Shane from their other band at the time and that completed our line up.      
4. Each band member favourite band?  

Eric: Bullet for my valentine, Motionless In white, Korn  

John: Periphery  

Patrick: Periphery, Betraying the Martyrs, The Devil Wears Prada  

Jacob: My favourite band as of right now is polyphia.  

Shane: Not sure depends on the day.  

5. Who or what inspires you to write songs?   

Jacob and Eric: Hearing new music and seeing whats being pumped out into the industry makes me wanna create.  

John: When it comes to writing lyrics, life experience in its emotional and transformational modes inspires how I write. I often think about  song writing from the perspective of an instrument as being an experiment, focusing on techniques often inspires direction that way.  

Shane: Eric pacheco . 

Patrick: Periphery would be my primary inspiration for when it comes to songwriting, although more in the vocally creative side of things; Periphery's vocalist Spencer has had a tremendous part in my own vocal learning as well as singing techniques.   

6. Where was your last gig?   

Eric: Our last Gig was in our Hometown in Ottawa,Ontario, Canada.     

7. Where would you like to act?   

Eric: We plan to tour the states as soon as possible but  I really wanna be able to tour/play in Europe, Australia, and Asia. no specific place.. I just wanna share our music with everyone !    

John: With upcoming changes to our writing approach for the future, I would really like to see us play something like the UK Tech-Fest.  

Jacob: I would like to play in Montreal as the verdict seems to be that its a good city for the metal scene.   

8. Whom would you like to feature with?   

Eric: Matt tuck from BFMV   

John: Periphery   

9. Whom not?   

John: Can't say I can actively think of someone I wouldn't want to play with off the top of my head.   

Shane: The skraaaa guy  

Jacob: James Labrie.  

10. Any of you has ever suffered from stage fright? Any tip for beginners on how to beat that?   

Eric: When I’m not under the influence, I have major stage fright. But i get over it by looking at a friend in the crowd or just staring right at the back of the room. Once you’re into the second song you’ll get into it more and more and end up having a great show.  

John: Anytime I have experienced stage fright it has been from feeling overwhelmed. The best way to avoid that is to have an understanding of how everyone should present themselves on stage as an act. That focus while playing can help mitigate stage fright.  

Shane: Yes, Eric has. Beer usually helps   

Jacob: have had stage fright before and would recommend knowing your material very well to avoid nerves, as well as warming up before performance. Meditating briefly is a good way to clear your head and allows for a more focused mindset.   

11. What bands have inspired you the most?   

Eric: Bands like Bullet for my valentine, Veil of maya, Volumes, the plot in you.  

John: The acts that have inspired me the most would have to be Rush, Muse, Periphery, Erra, Modern Day Babylon, Queens of the Stone Age, aaaaaand Sithue Aye.  

Patrick: Bands like MCR, Periphery, and really any band that has a strong focus on stage presence; are bands that inspire me. Stage presence is an act and show on its own even without the music. Learning to work as a band and a family for that is so important and makes shows a million times better.   

Jacob: Intervals, Periphery, Anup Sastry, Erra, Modern Day Babylon.   

12. What's the weirdest thing a fan has ever asked you for?   

John: I don't know if it qualifies as weird but signing cough the body parts of fan is a pretty neat, and hilarious feeling during a show.  

Eric: Someone has asked me to sign my empty beer can for them before….didn’t do it because recycling matters.  

13. What do you think of your fans?   

John: I think the fans are crucial to the identity and life of the band. The evolution of musical acts in the modern age can in part be seen as a sort of tug and pull between what we want to express as artists and how our fans respond. They are everything. Crucial to our growth.   

14. What do you think of our site?  

John: When I was first getting into playing in bands I remember an act I came across called Catch the Sun. I still listen to them frequently to this day even 6 years later, efforts to make compilations like your site are the reason I came across them. I love what you do. I feel I can speak for many in saying that. Kuudos!  

Eric: I checked out some of the content on this page and there is a bunch of wicked stuff on here !  

Patrick: I think it's amazing what Breathing the Core does and offers; there are countless amount of bands, of every genre, that are amazing and deserve recognition, but it's never as easy as that and for the people in charge to go and help people they've never met and try to give them exposure and a chance for other people to finally hear who these people are, is absolutely fantastic and appreciated by me, along with every featured band they have, cheers.  

Shane: Its the best site I've seen  

Jacob: The site seems really cool. I like that you can discover new bands in the scene.

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