Seconds Till The End
25/06/2012 in Music
What separates these guys from the rest of the metal bands in their area? They look normal. I had the pleasure of interviewing Chris and James from Western Sydney metalcore band Seconds Till The End. We got straight into discussing the origins of the band and where they hope the music industry takes them in the future.
For those that havn’t heard of you before, give us a quick introduction?
We are a 5 piece metalcore band from Western Sydney – Michael Inzitari (Vocals), Chris ‘Moose’ Grumley (Bass, Vocals), James Robinson (Guitar), Mitch Henry (Guitar) & Jaimes Gousteris (Drummer).
How did the band come about?
Mitch and I (James) went to school together and just after we finished high school, we decided at the pub one day to have a jam. We invited Mitch’s brother Marshall who was a drummer at the time and it went from there. Chris was introduced through friends and a couple of other line up changes happened along the way. It was later on in the bands career that we invited Jaimes to be our new drummer and Michael to be our new singer.
How did you start in the music industry?
It began as playing instruments as a hobby, but then it lead to playing shows and slowly starting to build a rep within the music community.
Do you wish to pursue a music career in the future?
Yeah, but at the moment it is just a hobby. You can’t expect too much from this genre of music because the general public would rather listen to artists such as Nikki Minaj and Ricki Lee.
What do you think is the most challenging thing to overcome as a band?
Trying to be unique. The Metal & Hardcore genre is full of bands that sound exactly the same. We try and utilise every ones influences and musical style in the band to create diversity. We have also had a lot of struggles with line up changes since the start which makes it hard to build up momentum within the band.
Which bands have you shared the stage with and who would you like to work with in the future?
Loved sharing the stage with Resonance, War Faction, Ilcontent, Tensions Arise, Incendia Throne and probably the most memorable was As Silence Breaks who recently just opened for Arch Enemy – they have great energy and we were able to pick up a few things from them. Would love to share a stage with Whitechapel and Lamb of God one day.
What would you say separates you from other bands in your area?
What sets us apart from other bands in our area is probably the fact that we aren’t trying to be anything in particular. We are pretty much writing music we would enjoy listening too and that relates to us. I hear a lot of bands where you can’t tell when one song ends and another begins – we try extra hard to make sure each song is unique.When other people like it, it’s a bonus. Also we aren’t trying to fit into a category to gain “scene points” like a lot of other local bands.
Which bands have shaped your music style or have caught your eye along the way?
Originally we were heavily influenced by Lamb of God and Parkway drive. We have also pulled influence from Whitechapel, As Blood Runs Black and Caliban.
Where do you hope to see the band in 5 years?
We’d love to have a solid fan base and still be writing and playing shows – as long as it is still fun, we will continue to do it. We hope to see ourselves with our next EP finished, 2 albums under the belt and making a great influence in heavy music around the world. It’s a big dream, but we think we are on the verge of something awesome, we just have to tap into the potential that we know that we have.
Do you have any shout outs to throw in?
As Chaos Unfolds, Resonance, Tensions Arise, As Silence Breaks, CJ from Club LED for staying behind us.
A big thank you to the fans that support us and our mates that have come along to our shows, even though they don’t enjoy metal all that much!
As well as Mitch Baird and the lovely Rachel Marie for taking photos for us.
Also a big thank you to all previous members; Kurt, Marshall and Kristian for helping build us up to who we are now. A special shout out to THE MASCOT!! He knows who he is.