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Interviews: ETERNAL FREQUENCY


We have had the opportunity to interview the Hard Rock/Metalcore band ETERNAL FREQUENCY from the USA. 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?

Emelle (Lead Vox): The name for Eternal Frequency came from 528 Hz which is known as the "peaceful" or "healing" frequency. Although our music is nothing like meditation music, I'd say music as a whole has a very healing property to it where it can provide unity and escapism to anyone that hears it. That is what we strive to do with our music.

2. Why did you want to play this genre?

Dane (Drums): It’s something I’ve always listened to and was always my first choice of music!

Emelle: My parents were always listening to 80's rock anthems ever since I was a kid, it's all I heard and therefore was ingrained into me. With this band, I wanted to create a heavier sound because I've always loved heavy music with inspiration and catchiness of classic rock anthems. Rock really is the core and foundation of my very being. Hard rock/metal are alive and well and we want to introduce a Tyler (Bass) - Around the age of 16, I really sat down wanting to learn how to play bass. My parents are both huge fans of the 80s metal scene. From there, I really got into grunge/post grunge metal. So, I’ve always been a fan of rock/metal that is deeply meaningful to an individual.

Justin (Lead Guitar): I don't know really. Just always been a listener first and there's something about the aggressive sound and precision of heavier music. I stem influence from really everything from Peter Gabriel, to Dream Theater, to Limp Bizkit. I feel like this band has a lot of talent and diversity to where no one is afraid to do something that most would coin "unorthodox" and that to me is the appeal of this band.

AJ (Rythm Guitar): This genre is honestly something that came very naturally to us. We all grew up listening to rock and metal music of all decades and all sub-genre’s and we have been incredibly inspired by it.

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

Dane: AJ and I were in a band together before Eternal Frequency but before joining I didn’t know any of the other members.

Emelle: sort of? From going to plenty of shows in the local scene I've kind of seen everyone for the most part. I kind of came into this from a whole different world, before I started EF I was in an 80s cover band and before that for over 16 years of my life I was doing local/regional musical theater.

Tyler: AJ and I spent some time together in a previous project, and reconnecting with him is what lead to my addition into the band. I knew of Emelle prior to joining, and did have a small conversation with her at a former bandmate’s wedding.

AJ: I knew Dane from a previous band as well as Tyler from a previous band. I met Emelle and Justin through this band.

Justin: I came from Baltimore and so the band and overall Pennsylvania Music scene was very new to me. I didn't meet any of them until my first practice with them.

4. Each band member favourite band?

AJ: Oh geez, I think it is to tough to narrow my favorite band down to one band. I’ve had many inspirational bands over the years such as The Beatles, Guns n Roses, Green Day, Motionless in White, Wage War, Polaris and so many others.

Dane: SLIPKNOT ALL DAY BABY!

Emelle: That's too difficult of a question, I have so many. Most influential artist who made the most impact on me as a singer/songwriter/performer is Michael Jackson.

Tyler: Alice in Chains has had my heart ever since I started playing bass.

Justin: Hard to name one, but I think all time would probably have to be Queen

5. Who or what inspires you to write songs?

Emelle: Inspiration comes from whatever happens at the very moment. I can't really say exactly what it could be because it is always changing and therefore the songs are always changing. My aunt Linda told me before she passed to "write from you heart" and that is what I strive to do every single day. It's not something that can be forced, it just comes like a dandelion in the wind. Everything is inspiring to me. Life itself I guess you could say.

Justin: We are a very honest band. Everything stems from experience. Yes there is a structure and formulaic vibe to our songs, but that is more so used so that the listener doesn't get lost in the fold. We need them to be there with us in every song.

6. Where was your last gig?

Tyler: Opening for Adelita’s Way and Seven Year Witch at Club XL in Harrisburg, PA!

7. Where would you like to play?

Dane: Anywhere and everywhere we can! If I had to pick I’d say Europe, I’ve always wanted to go and tour Europe!

Emelle: call me a big thinker and a huge goal setter haha it's probably unrealistic but my dream has always been to play at Wembley Stadium. All of the greats have graced that stage and I want to feel and soak up that electricity.

Tyler: I’d love to make it to Machine Shop in Michigan. It’s one of those classic venues that seems like a must play for touring acts.

Justin: put me in front of a crowd of thousands of people singing our song back to me and I can die tomorrow. Doesn't really matter where.

AJ: would really love to perform at major festivals and venues all around the world. No one in particular, just anywhere to get out there and connect with fans.

8. Whom would you like to feature with?

Dane: Amy Lee, Lzzy Hale, Vessel from the band Sleeptoken, Adam Gontier, and or Ben from Breaking Benjamin! Any one will do!!

Tyler: While his band is a little heavier than us, I’d love to be able to work with Mike Spreitzer of Devildriver. He’s been one of my favorite guitarists, and hearing some of his production work makes me really want to get his touch on some songs.

AJ: I think there are a lot of people we would love to feature with. Corey Taylor, Trent Reznor and many others.

Emelle: I'd kill to sing on a song with Jacoby Shaddix from Papa Roach. Just saying.

Justin: I want Emelle and Miley Cyrus to tear it up together.

9. Whom not?

AJ: Cardi B and Billie Eilish haha sorry, just not a fan

Emelle: As long as they aren't assholes and fit with our genre I won't complain!

Tyler: I can’t say I really have anyone in particular per say. Though we as a band value a fun atmosphere, but also a professional one. So as a broad answer, I’d say I wouldn’t want to work with any unprofessional or cocky people.

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

AJ: Don’t think I have really ever suffered stage fright. I get excited when I know I’m about to go up on stage. A tip for stage fright would be to just remember that you’re human. Do not be afraid of messing up. Just go up on stage and have the time of your life

Emelle: there's always going to be that small little rush of adrenaline/nervousness that kicks in right before a show because we all just want to put on the best show possible for everyone. Anyone who says they do not get nervous AT ALL is lying haha. It all goes away though once you hear the crowd and step out on that stage. It reminds you that you were put on this earth to DO this, so no need to be nervous anymore. The stage is home and the fine folks in front of you are living for it.

Tyler: There is always a little nervousness prior to any show I’ve played. Some more than others. But to be honest, once you get out there and start playing, the fright will just melt away. Every new show is a confidence builder. It also behooves any individual to either practice in a mirror, or watch back videos of shows they have played. That way you can see how you look from a different perspective and really find what makes you comfortable.

Dane: I always have stage fright! One way I try to get over it is by looking at the crowd. It’s definitely a scary thing, but seeing smiling faces and the way people are reacting to your performance always makes me feel better!

Justin: remember who you are, what you have been working for, and know that you are here for a reason. Life is all about taking plunges and long as you can swim, you will be just fine.

11. What bands have inspired you the most?

AJ: So many bands have inspired me... The Beatles, Guns n Roses, Green Day, Motionless in White, Wage War, Polaris, Starset, Slipknot… the list goes on and on.

Emelle: Like I said previously there are soooo many. A few off the top of my head are Fleetwood Mac, Queen, Def Leppard, Queensryche, Nine Inch Nails, Slipknot, Papa Roach, Halestorm, Breaking Benjamin, and Skid Row. I could go on and on haha. 

Tyler: Pat Seals has always been a huge influencer to me on a personal level. Both as a live performer, and a recording bassist. As a band, I’d say we keep an eye towards older band’s music, but also the more theatrical live shows. Bands that have an established identity and use their music to tell a story.

Dane: I’ll make this easy and narrow it down to 3 hahahah Slipknot, Led Zeppelin, and Korn are 3 of my biggest influences!

Justin: I will separate this into two different sections. One being my particular instrument and then overall band/artist as a whole. As far as guitar goes, Hendrix started it for me. I heard All Along The Watch Tower and fell in love with the instrument. After that, it was Eddie Van Halen, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai etc. My newer guitar inspirations have been Andy James( FFDP), and Tim Henson (Polyphia). An overall artist would be Queen for breaking all the rules, Nine Inch Nails when it comes to heightening sonic layers and textures in a composition, and Michael Jackson cuz he was the closest thing to God that this world has ever heard.

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

Dane: My home address

Tyler: I can’t say I’ve experienced any weird requests on my end. I believe a few years ago someone asked me to record a video changing bass strings so he could learn. Which was cool and all. But I also forgot and never followed through. Sorry, dude!

Justin: I had someone literally pull my shoe off during one of my solos and I never saw that shoe again. Obviously, it wasn't really a request, but it's in the same ballpark

13. What do you think of your fans?

AJ: absolutely love our fans. They are so supportive and so loyal. It’s seriously so heart warming to know the incredible support we have behind us.

Emelle: back to previous statement. I love our supporters from the bottom of my heart. They are a huge reason why we do this and it has been an absolute honor and pleasure getting to know every single one of them. They are some of the most incredible people under the sun and we couldn't be more thankful to have such a strong support system behind us.

Tyler: Pleasant is an understatement from any supporter I have met. Be they old or new, they are always very personable and happy to converse with us about anything that is on their mind. Even if it doesn’t involve music or us specifically.

Dane: I think of our fans as a part of us. Without them, we wouldn’t be where we are and we truly love them from the bottom of all of our hearts. Our fans are us. They are Eternal.

Justin: simple. They are an extension of us. There is no Eternal Frequency without them. 

14. What do you think of our site?

Dane: I think the site looks awesome! The interviews are a lot of fun to read and worth checking out! Thank you so much for letting us be apart of it!

15. Something to add?

Emelle: If you could please follow us on all socials! We are EVERYWHERE! And be sure to check out our latest single Head Like A Hole! 

Facebook - Eternal Frequency

Instagram - @eternalfrequencyofficial

Twitter - @officialEFband

Website - HOME | Eternal Frequency (you can find merch here too!)

We are also on all DSPs! Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, Deezer and more!

Thank you!

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