Interviews: ATRIA

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In this new occassion we have had the opportunity to interview the Metal band ATRIA 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 band is named after a bar I’ve played many times. My first show with Tim in our old band was there. This whole journey started three years ago.
2.Why did you want to play this genre?
We’ve all been metal fans for years so it just made sense. I really enjoy being able to use almost any vocal style I can think of. There aren’t many genres where you can scream and sing with it fitting well.
3. Did you know each other before the band was formed?
I’ve known our drummer Matt the longest. We met about ten years ago. He was in a band called Aquila and I was the singer of a band called Odium. We played shows all over Ontario and Quebec together. We even toured some of the Canadian east coast together. Tim and I were in a band called Deathpoint together about five years ago and immediately became close friends. Brent and Travis are new to the band and have only been with us for less than a year but they’re awesome guys. We’re really lucky to have them.
4. Each band member favourite band?
My favorite is probably Tool. Travis’ first answer was N’Sync. He tried to pass it off as a joke but if you’ve heard him sing after a few drinks you’d probably believe him. He’s been listening to Between the Buried and Me a lot lately. Brent is a big Mudvayne fan. Tim’s favorite is Deftones and McGuire is all in on early Metallica and Megadeth.
5. Who or what inspires you to write songs?
Just life in general, every day frustrations. This is how I blow off steam. Maybe I hear some great new music and feel inspired or have a good conversation with someone. Sometimes I just go online and everyone is being assholes to each other again and it inspires some heavy, angry material. I also read a lot and my job is in palliative care so being near death every day probably has a lot to do with it.
6. Where was your last gig?
The Rockpile in Etobicoke, Ontario. It was a benefit show for a little girl who needs to spend time in the Children’s Hospital. It can get very expensive for a family to cover all of their accommodations for a long period of time as their child gets care in a different city. This benefit show was to raise funds to help. Great cause and venue! We had an awesome time!
7. Where would you like to act?
I’d really like to play the London Music Hall and The Opera House in Toronto. Those venues are really cool! I’d like to also play the states and western Canada.
8. Whom would you like to feature with?
I’m happy to open for anyone really. I’d love to open for Slipknot one day. We’re a new band so we appreciate any opportunity.
9. Whom not?
I’d be open to any show as long as it makes sense for us.
10. Any of you has ever suffered from stage fright? Any tip for beginners on how to beat that?
It’s important to remember that your brothers are up there with you. You’re not alone. Nerves are normal. Sometimes I’ll have a couple of beers to calm my nerves and loosen up but I do mean a couple. People paid to see you so don’t go up there drunk.  Do your warm ups and remember that you’ve done this hundreds of times in practice and other shows. Hang out with the band and talk. It’ll take your mind off of it.
11. What bands have inspired you the most?
Personally the first Slipknot album was a game changer for me. I was on the bus for my grade eight field trip to Ottawa (I grew up in a small town called Hanover eight hours away) and my buddy had it. Now in these days we had something called a disc-man (stay with me here kids) and he puts this CD in and it was fucking psychotic. The imagery was horrific and creepy. I was hooked! I started discovering other heavy and/or dark music. Tool, NIN, Nothingface, Mudvayne, System of a Down etc. My mom has hated my music collection ever since.
12. What's the weirdest thing a fan has ever asked you for?
Some dude asked me to sign his ass. Other than that everything has been pretty tame.
13. What do you think of your fans?
I mean, we’re so new that we have barely started to grow a fan base or meet anyone at shows. Everyone I have met is very supportive and are all cool people. No nut jobs yet. It’s still early in the game though haha
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