Wednesday, 11 November 2015

This Burning City Q&A

Your name:
Nick Deslandes, I'm the bassist.

Where are you from? We hail from Gananoque, Ontario.

Name of band:
This Burning City.

Who else is in your band?
Steven Harnden (vocals), Jacob Harnden (guitar), Mitchell Ferguson (guitar) and Jarrett Montgomery (drums).

How would you describe yourselves?
We're an alternative hardcore band blending heavy, low-end sounds and smashing them together with chaotic, dirty high-end sounds. Then we call it music. Occasionally we toss in some melodic singing.

Who are your main influences musically?
Our main influences are Dead and Divine, Ritual, Stray from the Path, The Chariot and Of Temples.

What do you hope to achieve in music?
We don't really have a goal or a direction. We just do what we like to do and hope other people like what they hear. We went on tour this year and that was a big step for us and it was a huge moment. We take it one day at a time and see how it goes.

What has been the highlight of your career so far, and why?
Two major highlights for us. The first being that we got to open for Ritual. Ritual is a huge influence for us and it meant the world to finally be able to play on the same stage as them. The second being our first tour. We toured with our good good friends in Walls Of Troy and got to check out all these cool venues and meet a lot of fun people. The shows weren't sold out by any means, but the people that were there had a great time with us.

And what’s the moment you want to forget?
The time Mitch broke his knee on stage. Halfway through the first song on our set while we were opening for He Is Legend, Mitchell's knee pops out and he drops. He finishes the song but was rushed to the hospital right after. It was unfortunate but he made an all right recovery.

If you had to pick just one of your songs to represent your music, what would it be and why?
Personally I'd say Feed The Machine. Feed the Machine has our heavy elements mixed in with some interesting riffs. It's a cool mix up and I think it truly represents our music. Plus Steve has an insane range of screaming in that song.

Where can we listen to it?

Where can we find out more about your music?

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