E75- Illyrian

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On this episode of the podcast Cody speaks with Jeff Perry and Darren May who are both members of the Calgary Metal band Illyrian. Cody and the guys have a great conversation and cover a wide variety of subject matter including: different song writing techniques, creative differences, the importance of pre-production and going into the studio prepared, the main thing that separates the professional musician from the amateur, the importance of visual art in the music industry, the illegible nature of metal band logos, the importance of branding your music and keeping it consistent, the business side of being in a band, learning from your mistakes, the unique nature of the metal scene in Calgary, the misconceptions some people have about metal music, remembering why we do the things we do, and much more. They also talk all about the bands new album The Entity, Unknown which is available wherever you listen to music. You can listen to the song Recipe for Disaster off of said album at the end of the episode. It is available for purchase HERE

Be sure to follow Illyrian on social media for up to date information on everything the band has going on:

Facebook // Instagram // Twitter // Youtube // Illyrian.com // Spotify


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E50- Decimate Metalfest

This episode of the podcast is all about Calgary's Decimate Metalfest taking place at Distortion Live Music Venue on June 7th-10th. I got the chance to talk to members from three of the different bands playing the festival and do a little interview. First up was Chris McCrimmon, lead guitar player of Calgary's own Widow's Peak (Facebook  Twitter  Instagram), next was Jeff Wilson, lead guitar player of Ontario based metal band Sludgehammer (Facebook  Twitter  Instagram), and finally I spoke with Stef Barburou Jomphe, lead singer of Ontarion based metal band Insurrection (Facebook). You can find tickets for Decimate Metalfest HERE

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A little more about Decimate Metalfest:

 

DECIMATE METALFEST is the brainchild of Sloan Voxx of Voxx Promotions, which is destined to become an annual Canadian metal pilgrimage to Calgary, Alberta, Canada. With the many yearly festivals becoming part of the national metal heritage, Sloan wants DECIMATE METALFEST to become one of the best-known events alongside the various festivals located within Alberta, and Western Canada. With Voxx Promos booking and promotional experience, and the support of metalheads internationally, there is nothing to stop them from reaching their goal of bringing in the masses and putting on incredible metal festivals for years to come!

Voxx Promos was the head promoter for Canada’s Extreme Metal Radio’s CEMR Metalfest in 2017 (https://www.facebook.com/events/222522428193641/), which showcased a killer line up of Western Canada’s up and coming metal bands such as Terrifier, Planet Eater, Display of Decay, W.M.D, Vile Insignia, Path to Extinction, Tessitura, Anarcheon, Kelevra, Train Bigger Monkeys, Ye Goat-Herd Gods, Detherous, Juliet Ruin, Augurium, Anti-Pattern, Forsaken Rite, Graveyard Nemesis and Benevolent Like Quietus.

DECIMATE METALFEST promises to be bigger and better than the executed festival next year and its pending lineup will certainly not disappoint.

Festival organizer Sloan Voxx comments: “We are so excited to be embarking on the adventure of starting our very own Metal Festival! We’ve been very fortunate to have worked with so many incredible people and bands in the past and we value them so much. What better way to spend a weekend than to bring them all together for 3 days of epic music and entertainment! We have a great team on board and we can’t wait to get this fest off the ground with the help of seasoned and up-an-coming metal bands of all kinds! Let’s do this! DECIMATE!”

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E47- 420 Music and Arts Festival, 2 Shadows, Bloodshot Dawn

I do quite a few phone interviews with different bands around the country, and I guess in this episode around the world. I decided to compile some of these interviews and release it as a full podcast episode. I speak with C.C. Getty who is one of the founders and organizers of Calgary's 420 Music and Arts Festival, Mike Horvath from Vancouver based metal band 2 shadows, as well as John McMorran from UK based metal band Bloodshot Dawn. Follow them on social media for up to date information!

420 Music and Arts Festival: Facebook  Twitter  Instagram  Website

2 Shadows: Facebook  Twitter  Instagram  Youtube  Website

Bloodshot Dawn: Facebook  Twitter  Instagram  Youtube  Website

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E41- The Wolf of Transilvania

I speak with my good friend Andrei Cristian who makes music under The Wolf of Transilvania. Andrei is one of the best guitar players that I know personally, he seriously shreds, he also teaches guitar and is an all around good dude. We get the chance to go deep on a wide variety of music related topics including the evolution of music and music technology and the saltiness this has created in some people as well as the joys of producing music and being lucky enough to be able to. We also talk about ways in which you can support others, not just musically, but in your everyday life as well. You can catch a little sample from The Wolf of Transilvania at the end of the episode

Be sure to follow Andrei and The Wolf of Transivania on social media for up to date information and shred videos:

Facebook  YouTube    Instagram  Soundcloud

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E25- Chained by Mind

On this episode I speak with the all ages metal band Chained by Mind. It was really interesting to hear about their opinions on the Calgary music scene as two of the three members of Chained by Mind are still in highschool. We talk about the all ages scene in Calgary and how to improve it as well as a variety of other topics including how technology has affected the music industry and we cover everything metal. You can find their music at chainedbymind.bandcamp.com  

Make sure to follow the band for up to date information

chainedbymind.bandcamp.com

www.facebook.com/chainedbymind

www.instagram.com/chainedbymindofficial

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E13- Keifer Hicks Bassist for Our Last Crusade & Sigil

I talk with Keifer Hicks who plays bass in two of Calgary's local metal bands Our Last Crusade & Sigil. We talk about going to metal shows, what the metal scene is like here in Calgary and about the unique metal festival 70000 Tons of metal. For up to date information follow Our Last Crusade on:

https://www.facebook.com/ourlastcrusade

https://twitter.com/OurLastCrusade

https://www.youtube.com/channel/ourlastcrusade

https://ourlastcrusade.bandcamp.com/

http://www.ourlastcrusade.com/

For up to date information on Sigil follow them on:

https://www.facebook.com/sigilcanada/

https://sigilcalgary.bandcamp.com/releases

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E03- Jeff Perry (Illyrian & Sikarra)

I talk to Jeff about his current musical projects Illyrian and Sikarra. WE talk about the thriving Calgary metal scene and the ins and outs of writing music.

Follow both bands on facebook using the links below!

https://www.facebook.com/IllyrianBand/

https://www.facebook.com/sikarraband/