Interviews: Past The Verge

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In this new occassion we have had the opportunity to interview the Metalcore band Past The Verge  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? 

Our ex vocalist found faded lettering on an abandoned building and suggested it as a name and we all thought it was a good fit.

2. Why did you want to play this genre?

Eric: I always loved the heavy and progressive elements in the genre, especially when it comes down to the drumming.

Andrew: To write emotive music that can express the duality of aggression and passion. 

Josh: The metal genre has always spoken to me in a way others couldn’t. There’s just so much emotion and passion in the words and music as a whole. 

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

Eric: Josh and I grew up together, our bassist was in another band at our first show and hit us up after the gig seeing if we needed a bassist (because we were a 3 piece at the time). Our producer was a mutual friend with Jordan on Facebook and when we were looking for a vocalist we tried him out and it was a great fit. 

4. Each band member favourite band? 

Eric: Avenged Sevenfold, The Rev’s ability on the kit is what inspired me to play.

Andrew: Favourite bands in the genre, Reflections, Veil of Maya, Erra, Fit for a King, Emmure, Counterparts, Meshuggah, Fit for an Autopsy.

Josh: Refections. 

5. Who or what inspires you to write songs? 

Eric: My passion for music inspires me to continue to write, always striving to push myself to a new level. 

Andrew: Rush first inspired me to want to write progressive music, then Animals as Leaders brought that passion into the metal sphere where it was expanded upon by bands such as Northlane and The Contortionist. Marc Okubo is an individual that offers much inspiration.

Josh: I’ve always used music as a way to escape my stress, depression and anxieties. I started playing guitar when I was 14 and started to write lyrics a year later. It’s such a cathartic release so I use it as a way to cope. A sort of natural anti depressant. 

6. Where was your last gig? 

Our latest gig was at Warehouse in St. Catharines opening for Obey The Brave and Boundaries on their Ontario tour.

7.  Where would you like to act?  

Eric: I would love to play Danforth music Hall, great venue and great sound.

Andrew: The Town Ballroom would be nostalgic to play at. 

Josh: Danforth and Wembley for me.

8. Whom would you like to feature with?

Eric: I'd love to be associated with Architects in some way shape or form, I think they're the best metalcore band of all time. 

Andrew: Spencer Chamberlain from Underoath would be a dream. 

Josh: Jake Wolf and Patrick Soumlay of Reflections, Tyler Dennen of Jaine Doe and Brendan Murphy of Counterparts. 

9. Whom not?

We like to associate ourselves with like minded individuals who are always striving to improve themselves and are serious about their craft. 

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

Andrew: The best tip is to keep a clear mind and focus on your craft and less on the opinions of others, let your music speak for itself and remember that they are not watching you specifically but the band as a whole, it’s a team game and no one is alone. 

11. What bands have inspired you the most? 

Eric: Architects, Northlane and Avenged Sevenfold are my biggest musical inspirations.

Andrew: Underoath, Meshuggah, Lamb of God, Code Orange. 

Josh: Reflections, Alpha Wolf and Sworn in. 

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

Past The Verge weed grinders and narcotics.

13. What do you think of your fans?  

We have consistent support in the sharing of new content and presences at local shows. Our fans are super supportive and amazing, always giving positive feedback when we release new content.  

14. What do you think of our site? 

We Appreciate the focus on writing about music and offering a platform for bands such as ours. Music coverage is key for learning about the music world and allows the sharing of broader perspectives and the growth of a unified core community.

15. Something add?

We will be releasing our latest EP “Incantation” with our new vocalist this Halloween, available on all platforms!

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