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Interviews: [Evertrapped]

On this new occasion, we have had the opportunity to interview the Melodic Death Metal/Brutal Death Metal band [Evertrapped], from Canada. Check out the interview and follow the 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 name came out of several weeks of trial and error in terms of putting together a one-word only band name that really encapsulated the idea of the band. The idea of [EVERTRAPPED], which is specifically written always in capitals with the square brackets as somewhat of a grammatical irony, became a simple metaphor on the great genetic parody that is a human life. How no matter how much we can seek to enjoy life or simply be grateful to exist, everyone will always be confined within the trapping behind every corner of everything in life. It even goes to the point to consider the baggage you are born with simply due to the genetic material you inherit from your predecessors and so forth.

2. Why did you want to play this genre?

Well, it's simple really, metal if too much fun and too awesome not to play it. We all have a variety of tastes outside of metal that are also fun to do but as a group metal is just such a heavy rush that's beyond compare.

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

Eric Lemire (drums), Fred Dupuis (guitar) and Vincent Benoit (guitar) knew each other but John Yates (bass) and James Brookes (vocals) were later additions to the band. But in the end, what matters is how well we know each other and how well we get along playing metal now. 

4. Each band member favourite band?

Eric (drums) and Fred (guitar) are both heavily influenced by Death, Slayer and Megadeth. Vincent (guitar) is also influenced by Death but also Strapping Young Lad and In Flames. John (bass) also draws inspiration from In Flames but also Revocation and Gojira. James (vocals) is influenced more by Whitechapel, Machine Head and Korn. 

5. Who or what inspires you to write songs?

Well actually since our main composer for our band is Fred and we do not write as a collective, technically our greatest inspiration is our own guitarist. We all have our own inspirations of course but they vary. In terms of the lyrics, usually, we don't tend to follow the idea of writing a concept album, however, this new album is fairly close to being one. It has heavy overtones of apocalyptic imagery and generally follows that pattern. 

6. Where was your last gig?

Our last gig was at a place we often play in MTL called Piranha Bar. That was a while ago though as it took us a while to get this album together. We're excited to get to playing gigs again. 

7. Where would you like to act?

I assume this means where we would like to play...ultimately we would love to play in the US. We've never had the opportunity and we feel there could be a lot of opportunities there and likely a whole lotta fun! 

8. Whom would you like to feature with?

Any good metal is always great. We always love discovering new bands that we get to play with. Sometimes you find some really good underground metal that otherwise we may never have discovered.

9. Whom not?

Basically, any bands that act like divas or jackasses. Metal is a community and there's no room for crap like that. 

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

It's not something we've ever really dealt with. In our experience, when you really want to do something this bad such playing your own tunes in front of others and you have a certain level of confidence in the fact that you believe your tunes are good, the possibility of stage fright more or less overcomes itself.

11. What bands have inspired you the most?

The majority of the band members are into Death, In Flames, and a decent amount of European metal. We all have so many different influences though that really come together to make our brand of death metal possible, and not all of them are necessarily metal influences. 

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

We'd have to say that there isn't really anything a fan has asked us that we've found to be particularly weird, but then again it would take a lot to weird us out so I suppose it's hard to say.

13. What do you think of your fans?

We have a variety of different fans and that's really cool. Some people we'll meet thinking they might not really be into our type of stuff but they really dig it and others that really wanna thrash out. So it blends really well and that always fun. 

14. What do you think of our site?

It's really cool, especially the track by track posts. It's cool to read about the meaning of each individual song on an album. Sometimes it can really help you see a song in a different light so that part of your site is really nice. Overall it's cool though.  

15. Something add?

Just keep tuning in and we hope to keep you headbanging!

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