Interviews: OMINOUS ECLIPSE

In this new occassion we have had the opportunity to interview the  Metal band OMINOUS ECLIPSE from Canada. Check out the interview and this band on their FACEBOOK PAGE.
1. Where did you get the idea for the band name, you planned it or came out just like that?
The idea was to have something that resembled the concept of eternal darkness. After compiling a long list of potential names, we took a vote. Ominous Eclipse was one that stuck out to everyone. The concept is partially inspired by the plot line from the film Pitch Black.
2. Why did you want to play this genre?
Metal is what we enjoy and what influences us so that's what we go with.
3. Did you know each other before the band was formed?
Ryan and I (Graham) were high school friends and band-mates in a previous band. Post break up, we decided to continue doing music together. JD and I met through Ryan and we all worked together to form the band. Our drummer Jeremiah replaced our former drummer Andrew. We found him through social media while posting looking for a new drummer.
4. Each band member favorite band?
Graham: Children of Bodom
JD: Gojira
Ryan: Sublime
Jeremiah: Cattle Decapitation
5. Who or what inspires you to write songs?
JD and I are the main songwriters so I've posted both our takes on the question below.
Graham: I've always been influenced by lead/shredding guitar players. I've been listening to Van Halen ever since I even started listening to music. Alexi Laiho of Children of Bodom and Dimebag Darrel of Pantera are definitely my main influences when it comes to writing and style.
JD: Honestly, just boredom. Usually when I think up riffs it's because I don't have anything better to do.
6. Where was your last gig?
Our most recent show was in our home town of Ottawa opening for Rivers of Nihil, Alterbeast and Inferi. All 3 bands have released some of my favorite albums of this year so seeing them all together and opening for them was a dream gig.
7. Where would you like to act?
There's so many iconic festivals that we'd love to jump on or even just go to for that matter. Wacken, Brutal Assault and 70 thousand tons to name a few. If I had to choose one I would have to go with Montebello Rockfest because it’s very close to home and its one of the coolest festivals I've ever attended.
8. Whom would you like to feature with?
If there was one band we'd want to share the stage with it would be Gojira. They are my favorite band to see live hands down and I think we'd be a compatible band in sound.
9. Whom not?
Although there are definitely bands we don't enjoy there aren't any we'd call out by name specifically. I think it’s a good idea to sometimes take the risk and play gigs with bands out of your genre because you're more likely to play in front of a new audience and potentially gain new fans.
10. Any of you has ever suffered from stage fright? Any tip for beginners on how to beat that?
We all have been fairly comfortable hopping on stage as we have all played gigs before Ominous Eclipse in previous bands. One thing I did struggle with when first starting out was the banter and general communication with the crowd between songs. Best way to overcome this is to actually practice your banter at rehearsals. To any beginners who suffer from stage fright I'd recommend when you rehearse don't just focus on playing the song but also performing the song as if you were playing the show that way when you hit the stage everything will feel a lot more natural which will take some of the tension off. If crowds make you nervous close your eyes, bang your head and pretend they aren't there.
11. What bands have inspired you the most?
We are all very different with our taste in music, especially in metal in general. I'd say bands that we all mutually enjoy on a similar level that have a strong influence on our sound would be Opeth, Mastodon, Gojira and Death
12. What's the weirdest thing a fan has ever asked you for?
We haven't encountered any odd fan encounters thus far!
13. What do you think of your fans?
Our fan-base is small but consists of very supportive musical enthusiasts whom we are very grateful for.
14. What do you think of our site?
Well laid out, professional look, enjoyable content and overall a good way to find amazing music in the underground! 
15. Something add?
Just like to say thanks to everyone who took the time to read this interview and be sure to check out Sinister when it drops in September!

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