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Interviews: Omniarch

On this new occasion, we have had the opportunity to interview the Death Metal band Omniarch, 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?

It was a painstaking process, with a great many failed names discarded along the way. Omniarch was suggested mid-way through the process, and it always stuck around. Mason, one of our guitarists, designed our logo, and that was that!

2. Why did you want to play this genre?

As long-time musicians, metal provides us with musical challenges that other genres just cannot match. We still write material we cannot yet play, we still practice at home with the metronome, just to keep the blades sharp. If you’re a punk guitarist, you can gain enough skill to play, write, and tour and be successful. Or if you’re a country drummer, you’ve got the chops you use, and if they work for you? Great! Don’t get me wrong: we all grew up loving punk and hating country, probably still do, but finding that aggression, speed, and ferocity in metal is unrivaled.

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

Yes we did. Morgan and Mason have been challenging each other’s playing and bullshitting for probably around 20 years; Mason and Jon can probably say the same thing about each other too. Jon and Mack played in a band together for years before we started Omniarch. We were all bros. Sean drummed in a band that Morgan and Mason’s previous band toured with, and they became fast friends.

4. Each band member favorite band?

Morgan: The Faceless

Mason: Revocation

Sean: The Zenith Passage

Jon: Lamb of God

Mack: Misery Signals

5. Who or what inspires you to write songs?

It will generally start with a few riffs put together, even practice exercises gone mad, that we will bring to the band. Once we start putting drums onto an idea, it takes on a life of its own. The inspiration comes from sharing our ideas together and watching them evolve.

6. Where was your last gig?

It was in Vancouver, BC, Canada at a sketchy ass East Hastings venue called Pat’s Pub.

7. Where would you like to act?

The rest of Canada, Europe, Australia, Japan, USA I guess.

8. Whom would you like to feature with?

Revocation, Archspire, Carnifex, Rivers of Nihil, The Faceless, Between the Buried and Me, Skeletonwitch, The Zenith Passage, we could go on forever.

9. Whom not?

Dwight Yokam, Baby Metal, Skrillex, Andrea Boccelli, Feist.

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

Honestly, not really. To avoid stage fright, be prepared. You can get stage fright going to the studio too, but guess how you beat that? Preparation. Practice with a metronome. Better yet, get your drummer on the click so he’s playing to one live or at rehearsal. Then it’s like you all are. If you know your parts with certainty, that will shine through in your playing. All you’ve gotta do is nail your first solo, and then you’re living on adrenaline.

11. What bands have inspired you the most?

Revocation, Dissection, Emperor, Polyphia, Ihsahn, Misery Signals, Behemoth, Polyphia, The Faceless, Psycroptic, and a bunch of old Baroque era composers. 

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

Nothing crazy. Autographs, as silly as that sounds. Autographing stuff feels weird.

13. What do you think of your fans?

They’re awesome and passionate, and a bunch of them are musicians too. So getting feedback from our musical brethren means a lot. We’ve had some good pits and some great responses. We can’t wait to get back out there!!!!!!

14. What do you think of our site?

I like how in-depth it is: behind the tracks, interviews, track by track breakdowns of albums, and that massive list of subgenres! There’s a ton of content on here to discover with so many bands releasing a lot of killer stuff. Keep surfing!

15. Something add?

We want to thank you for giving us this opportunity to showcase our music to metalheads everywhere! We plan on battling this thrice-damned pandemic by upping our social media content: guitar playthroughs, singles, stupid little shred riffs, and, if we can swing it, a concert or two from our rehearsal space while we’re all trapped and apart. Stay safe and stay metal!

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