Thursday, February 17, 2011

Twilight Child Interview By Wheeling Rampage Productions

What is your band's name and how did you come up with it?

Our band name is Twilight Child, we got it from a V.C Andrews book entitled “Twilight’s Child” all agreed it sounded kind of cool and haven’t switched it since. We’ve been looking into getting our name changed but we can't think of anything half decent and people already know us under the name Twilight Child.

Who is in the band and what do they play?

First off I’m Steve and I handle the screams and rhythm guitar. Robert handles lead vocals, Mike does the ripping shredding, Shawn keeps the low down and Blair beats the hell out of stuff.

Can you give a brief history of the band and past musical experiences?

We’ve actually been a band for quite sometime and went through a million styles in that time. We started in September 2007 and since then we've went through a guitarist and a keyboardist. We added Rob in October 2010 and it’s been going very well. We all have played in bands before but nothing spectacular, we do like our side projects though. I am associated with Dead Winter, Dionysus and Adelleda, Shawn’s with Legion of the Black Cross and Rob has Blank Theory.

Who writes the lyrics for your songs? Is there a main topic or theme?

I write the majority of the material, though Rob has been helping me lately. There is a slight theme to our music, mainly dealing our debut full length “The Frailty of Humanity”. Dealing with the weaknesses and vices of man, such as religion, government, social issues and addiction.

What gear do you use/play with? Do any of your band members use any one specific brand?

We don’t exclusively use any brand and hold no endorsements but we do use Peavey and Fender amps, Ibanez and Epiphone guitars, B.C Rich basses and Marshall Cabinets.

Where have you played and what is your favourite venue?

My favourite venue by far is The Opera House in Toronto, it was an amazing time and an amazing show.

Have you played with any popular headliners?

We shared the stage with many bands, the biggest being Sweden’s Katatonia, Finland’s Swallow the Sun and Israel’s Orphaned Land. Were also preparing to share the stage with Finland’s Kalmah in March.

Are there any achievements as a band you are proud of?

I'm proud of many aspects of the band and guys in it, but again the biggest achievement has been the Katatonia show in Toronto, it was definitely a dream come true as we are all very big fans of them.

What do you have planned for 2011?

The main plan for 2011 is too make sure we get the record done, we’ve started recording in Grimsby over the last month and hope to have some music for people to hear, Also to keep playing shows in and around Hamilton.

If you could have any power in the world what would it be?

Any power? thats a tough one. Probably time travel so i could witness the music we ripped off being made haha.

Any last comments?

If you haven’t seen us already do so! p.s check us out on Facebook and all other social networking sites.

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