Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Dark Messiah Q&A

Your name: 
Jonathan Hayward.

Where are you from? 
We're from Winnipeg, Maitoba, Canada.

Name of band: 
Dark Messiah.

Who  is in your band? 
Dark Messiah is made up of Stephen Chubaty on vocals, Lawrence Reimer on rhythm guitar, Jared McKnight on bass, Dustin Tyler on drums and myself on lead guitar. 

How would you describe yourselves and your music? 
We're a couple of greasy metalheads who just love what we do. Our music is heavy duty thrash metal inspired by the classics.

Who are your main influences musically? 
Let's just say that if Slayer and Judas Priest had a baby, and then Metallica and Pantera had a baby and those two babies spawned and that offspring had a threesome with Lamb of God and Zakk Wylde, you'd get Dark Messiah.

What do you hope to achieve in music? 
We want to take this as far as possible, share our music with the entire world and play for as many people as we can.

What has been the highlight of your career so far, and why? 
Every chance we get to play in front of people is a highlight of our career for us. Every time people enjoy what we do and have a good time listening to us it fuels us. It reminds us of the one reason we do this in the first place.

And what’s the moment you want to forget? 
There's ups and downs for us like there is with any band. It's not so much about the moments you want to forget but how you learn from those moments and how you move forward. We've had to pick ourselves up from some setbacks but in the end it's only made us stronger.

If you had to pick just one of your songs to represent your music, what would it be and why? 
No Soul To Sell is the first song we ever wrote and sums up our sound. When we wrote that song it showed us what we have and where we could go as a band. It's a heavy song with a hook and definitely influenced and inspired what we create and what we want to accomplish stylistically  moving forward.

Where can we listen to it? 
We are currently in the studio recording our debut E.P. We will have a website up and running shortly before it's release. In the meantime fans can check out our social media sites for content and footage from our shows.

Where can we find out more about your music? 

Anything else you’d like to say about your music that I forgot to ask? 
We like to let our live performances and music speak for itself.

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