Interviews: The Myopia Condition

On this new occasion, we have had the opportunity to interview the Metalcore/Djent band, The Myopia Condition, 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?

We had a hard time coming up with a name for the band, TMC was an idea by Jose early on but it took some time for everyone else to vibe it. We almost settled with “The Great Calamity,” but I’m glad we didn’t. The name comes from the idea that humanity has a tendency to not look past what’s right in front of their faces, not seeing the whole picture.

2.Why did you want to play this genre?

The reason we play this genre is mostly because of Josh and Greg’s influence. It’s a combination of groove, progressive, metal-core and death. Josh writes all the guitar and then we all just build off of that. As we continued to write the next album it’s getting more of a Djent vibe as well.

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

Yes, we all knew each other from the Red Deer metal scene. Josh and I were originally in a Prog Thrash band called “Earths Ashes,” but that band dissolved long ago. We new Jose from his old band “Leave the Living,” which has also broken up a while back. Greg and josh just started jamming and that’s how all this came together. Craig is a good friend of ours who replaced Dave after the album was recorded. Dave left due to issues in his personal life and we wish him well!

4. Each band member favourite band?

Robert Fearey – Devin Townsend

Josh Gould – Periphery

Josiah Dyck – Adept

Craig Mackenzie – Cytotoxin

Greg Glenn – MGLA

5. Who or what inspires you to write songs?

Josh definitely takes inspiration from bands like Periphery and Veil of Maya, but for him he just gets baked, sits down and just riffs. He’s a “riffmeister.” Jose’s lyrics revolve around a lot of dark stuff, it’s pretty cathartic for him and generally has a theme of overcoming negative issues. The rest of us just roll with what Josh lays down and it comes together pretty nicely.

6. Where was your last gig?

It was September 28th 2019, a local gig at The Krossing in Red Deer. It was a show we put on to support Breaking the Silents album release. Friends of ours from Edmonton.

7. Where would you like to act?

If by act you mean perform? Fuck I don’t know, everywhere! We plan to tour extensively with this band when this pandemic passes. Personally, I’d love to play in Europe anywhere as well as the west coast of the US.

8. Whom would you like to feature with?

Blackwater Burial, Protosequence, Ninjaspy, Fit for an Autopsy, Oh Sleeper, Unleash the Archers, Opeth, Devin Townsend, so many to choose from.

9. Whom not?

Ummm Drake haha, Five Finger Death Punch, Trapt, The Jonas Brothers

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

Every musician suffers from stage fright and those that say they don’t are full of shit. It’s about dealing with the healthy anxiety. As for tips to help with it, tons of practice alone and with your band for sure, getting enough rest and eating well the day of your gig is a big one although it’s not always easy. A lot of it is just experience too, it gets easier as you go. Also, don’t get too in your head about it, generally, the audience isn’t there to critique every aspect of your music. Those audience members do exist, but fuck them, they have issues haha.

11. What bands have inspired you the most?

Bands like Oh Sleeper, Periphery, Iron Maiden, Devin Townsend, Veil of Maya, Animals as Leaders, Trivium, In Flames, Gojira to name a few.

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

A fan asked for Greg’s underwear, and he was a male haha. I don’t think anyone knew him either. Also, he didn’t give him his underwear unfortunately.

13. What do you think of your fans?

We love our fans, they make the show always. You have players and listeners, and without the listeners, players don’t have shit. So make sure you cater to them and be genuine people.

14. What do you think of our site?

Honestly, I don’t think anyone had heard of your site before Jon Asher directed us to this interview. But we are following your work now and are always supportive of any company helping bring awareness to good metal music.

15. Something add?

Yeah, fucking eat lots of cheese!!! Don’t be a dick man, be a dude! “Event Horizon” drops October 16th, check it out if you want to hear some aggressive momentum building metal. Also, we are doing pre-production for our next album so stay tuned!

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