Interviews: Leaving Eden

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In this new occassion we have had the opportunity to interview the  Metal/Rock band Leaving Eden from USA. 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?

Hi nice to talk to you again I think it's been a couple year. I'm Eric Gynan co-founder of the band Leaving Eden from the Boston Mass area USA. The name came about because we were looking at the whole planet as the Garden of Eden and it has become corrupt full of Deceit contempt and Hate and wouldn't it be nice to go somewhere else? Thus Leaving Eden.

2.Why did you want to play this genre?

Good question. I guess it's just what's in the blood. We like heavy music but we also like acoustic and beats that you can dance to so genre is a little bit more complicated, can't really put it in a box.

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

Myself and eve were in a band previously so yes we did know each other and performed together.

4. Each band member favourite band?

I can't really speak for the rest of the band because they're not here however myself, there's way too many to choose one but I'll just say Black Sabbath. Eve would say Janis Joplin.

5. Who or what inspires you to write songs?

I think the world itself and what goes on and in our personal lives. Life's not always great but sometimes it's incredible. It has its ups and downs and I think that our songs reflect this. Our songs are based on reality. I'm inspired by the universe. When I close my eyes and get into a meditative state I raise my hands in the air and listen and seem to always get a song that way. Sometimes it comes from a dream. It's very cool how it works. All you have to do is listen.

6. Where was your last gig?

Our last gig was in Haverhill Massachusetts USA at Copperheads Saloon. It's a fairly new venue and the staff there are really cool. Really nice Soundsystem, concert sound system I should say. Nice light show, Good crowd.

7. Where would you like to perform?

I would love to perform for the Grammys on TV. I am a voting member of the Grammys. Our new album descending will be submitted next year so you never know.

8. Whom would you like to perform with?

We have had the opportunity to share the stage with some really really cool bands; Leaving Eden has Toured The USA, UK and Canada sharing the stage with hundreds of the biggest national bands in the world including; Lacuna Coil, In This Moment, Black Sabbath (Heaven & Hell), Ronnie James Dio, Rob Zombie, 5 Finger DeathPunch, Disturbed, Marilyn Manson, Alice Cooper, Lynyrd Skynyrd, ZZTop, Puddle of Mudd, Korn, Killswitch Engage, Buckcherry (Jefferson Starship, Big Brother and The Holding Company, Country Joe, 10 Years After, 40th Anniversary Woodstock) Shinedown, Dropkick Murphy's, Alice in Chains, Papa Roach, Bret Michaels, Halestorm,Theory of a Deadman, Avenged Sevenfold, Seether, Hell Yeah, Trapt, Dope, Soil, Fuel, Queensryche, Saving Abel, Hinder, Damage Plan, Sevendust, Sebastian Bach, SoulFly, Days of the New, NonPoint, DrowningPool, The Misfits, The Butcher Babies, Collective Soul, MushroomHead, Mudvayne, Chevelle, Godsmack, Powerman 5000, 10Years, Taproot, Gin Blossoms, Michael Schenker (UFO, MSG and The Scorpions) Herman Rarebell (The Scorpions), Nicko McBrain (Iron Maiden), Kittie, One eyed doll, Uncle Kracker, Tremonti (Creed/Alterbridge) Lamb of god, Slayer, Stone Sour, Motorhead, Blackstone Cherry, HOOKERS & BLOW Featuring GUNS 'N' ROSES, QUIET RIOT, W.A.S.P. Members, Steven Tyler, Ted Nugent, Lita Ford, LA Guns, Trixter, Warrant, Apocalyptic Review (featuring members of Godsmack) Adelitas Way, Scott Stapp (The voice of Creed), Gemini Syndrome, Pop Evil, Ratt, Anthrax, Testament, Napalm Death and many more.. It would be way cool to play with Zeppelin!

9. Whom not?

I've always been under the impression that if you have nothing good to say then keep your mouth shut so we'll leave it at that.

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

I think every artist gets anxious and nervous before any show even a little bit. You are going through the motions in your mind as to what you need to do when you get out there on stage. For me the easiest thing is actually saying out loud oh I can do this this is no problem. It helps to psych you up for the show. Also making eye contact with the crowd is very important and I think it's helpful because you see the looks on their faces and they're smiling and enjoying it and you use that energy.

11. What bands have inspired you the most?

Again there is so many out there. I always talk about Alice Cooper because his stage show just blew me away completely the theatrics behind it is really second to none. I was also watching ELO recently and was blown away by the 17 band members that they had on stage in order to pull off the sound that they recorded back in the 70s.

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

Ha I've been asked to sign breasts asses you name it. I've also been told by girls that I'll have sex with you if I can have sex with her pointing to Eve lol.

13. What do you think of your fans?

Well I never liked the word fans I would rather use the word friends. Because it's our friends who come to see us play. There's always new friends to meet. If it wasn't for the music I would have never met them and some people I have become very good friends with and again was all through the music. Of course we owe everything to our friends. Any success comes from ultimately our friends coming to see us in concert. If it weren't for them nobody would be watching and we would be just playing for no one. So thank you to all of our friends and to some new friends that we may find right here.

14. What do you think of our site?

I think it's great. It's very informative. Looks like you talk to a lot of bands. It's nice to have a site that shares information about bands up-and-coming what they're doing what makes them tick who they really are. You guys got a Spotify list on there which is cool because that is one way that bends can make money by simply playing their songs on Spotify it's not much but imagine if there was a couple million plays a day that becomes some serious income for any band. It's funny because it always comes down to numbers whether it be sales or plays or people buying tickets coming to the shows, it all comes down to how many. It's crazy but it's true.

15. Something to add?

Sure I just wanted to give you some links and some information as to what is happening now and coming down the road very exciting for us.

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