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Interviews: Rockin Engine

On this new occasion, we have had the opportunity to interview the Heavy Metal band, Rockin Engine, 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’s been a while since then, but I think it came from Steve O one night at a rehearsal. Before we started performing with our old cover band, we wanted something catchy that would represent us. We’re all huge cars, motorcycles and music fanatics, so Rockin’ Engine seemed right at the time. When we started playing only original songs, we decided to keep the name in order to keep our followers.

2.Why did you want to play this genre?

I think it comes naturally, we have worked together for more than 5 years now, we all love the music we do and it’s always a work in progress.

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

I met Steve O in a tattoo shop 2 or 3 years before Rockin’ Engine. You know, some people appear in your life for good reasons! We met JP, our bassist, about 2 years ago. We were looking for a replacement for our bassist and he was referred to us by a friend.

4. Each band member's favourite band?

Let’s say, Slayer, Pantera, Testament, Children Of Bodom, Iron Maiden and Jinjer are definitely unanimous throughout the band!

5. Who or what inspires you to write songs?

It can be from real-life stories like our song Hiding In Darkness to apocalyptic creativity like our new song Let It Burn. The chaos this world is going through right now definitely played a huge factor in our new album.

6. Where was your last gig?

Our last live show, with an actual audience, was at Mavericks Bar in Ottawa, Canada, when we opened for Ross The Boss. It was an amazing night and the energy was electrifying! Afterward, we played a live-streamed show at Bar Minotaure in Gatineau, Canada, in an effort to support our local venues during the pandemic. However, even though it was very well organized, it’s just not like playing with an audience.

7. Where would you like to act?

The Bronson Center in Ottawa has been newly renovated and is such a beautiful venue. Huge stage, huge lights, huge sound, huge crowd capacity… Bigger is better!

8. Whom would you like to feature with?

Featuring with any of our musical heroes would be an honour. We’ve had amazing experiences sharing the stage with Death Angel and Tony MacAlpine, those memories are engraved for life!

9. Whom not?

Any little unicorn princess musician I know! Nobody has time for that.

10. Have any of you ever suffered from stage fright? Any tips for beginners on how to beat that?

Stage fright was never a problem for us. We love being around people and all have backgrounds that help us with that, in a way. That being said, performance anxiety is definitely an issue from time to time for any of us. It’s completely normal and it happens even to the best musicians. It usually acts up when we’re about to open for a world-renowned band or when we’re releasing new material. But in the end, you have to remind yourself why you’re doing this and keep your mind in a happy place.

11. What bands have inspired you the most?

For me, musically, Motley Crüe has influenced my playing, my writing and my stage presence more than any other band. Visually though, Rammstein is just absolutely amazing! Their stage setup is out of this world and still unmatched. The industrial, post-apocalyptic theme they have certainly influenced our visual future.

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

A ride home hahaha!

13. What do you think of your fans?

We consider ourselves privileged to have such amazing fans. We have nothing but love and respect for them. We always take the time to chat with them before, and after our shows. We want to connect with them as much as possible because let’s face it, without them, performing would mean nothing.

14. What do you think of our site?

I think it’s a great platform for users to discover new and upcoming bands, and get access to their music, band information. It really gives exposure to musicians in their early stage, which is always appreciated of course.

15. Something add?

Catch our new video for our song “Let It Burn” on YouTube, produced by Dark Moon Productions, and listen to our new album “The Wretched And The Damned” available on Spotify, iTunes, and all major streaming platforms.

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