EMQ’s with ARRIVAL OF AUTUMN
Hi Everyone. Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Alberta, Canada based Metal band Arrival Of Autumn! Huge thanks to vocalist Jamison Friesen for taking part!
What is your name, what do you play and can you tell us a little bit about the history of the band?
My name is Jamison Friesen, I’m the vocalist in Arrival Of Autumn. The band was formed in 2011 by Brendan (guitar), Ty (drums) and myself. We released an EP in 2012, an album in 2014. We eventually recruited our current bass player Kevin, and second guitar player Ryan. We got signed and released our new album on Nuclear Blast Records, it’s called “Harbinger” and it’s available now!
How did you come up with your band name?
Our drummer Ty brought the idea to us, it’s inspired by an Opeth song and we thought it was fitting.
What country are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?
We’re from Canada, in the province of Alberta. We have a fantastic metal scene out here and lots of great bands. There are hardworking promoters in every city and a lot of talented bands.
What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single or Video)
Our new album “Harbinger” was released earlier this year, on the same day we released a music video for the track ‘Better Off Without’ which can be found on Nuclear Blasts YouTube page. (Link Below)
Who have been your greatest influences?
Metallica is my number one, other major influences for me in my younger years were Demon Hunter, Linkin Park, & Bullet For My Valentine.
What first got you into music?
As far back as I can remember I’ve enjoyed many genres of music. I was taken to my first live show at a young age and loved it.
If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?
It would be James Hetfield, no doubt.
If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?
Download Festival at Donington. There’s been so many legendary sets played there.
What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?
Chicken & Waffles flavoured cereal, it was amazing.
If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?
Create your own meaning in life, find something you enjoy and live for it.
If you could bring one Metal/Rock star back from the dead, who would it be?
What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?
Being able to yell at people and call it art is pretty great! There’s a lot of self-doubt when dealing with song writing, it can be tough to stay positive when dealing with writers block.
If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?
Let’s get back to real musicians making money.
Name one of your all-time favourite albums?
The Flaming Lips – “The Soft Bulletin”.
What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?
I love being able to download an album as soon as it’s available, but I also enjoy buying vinyl copies of my favourite albums.
What’s the best gig that you have played to date?
We had a great set in San Diego recently, the energy was insane and we smashed it.
If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?
Gaming a lot more.
Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?
You wouldn’t know them, but they’re good people.
What’s next for the band?
We’re embarking on a 7 week tour of the USA & Canada with In Flames & Red this winter!
What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?
We’re on all platforms as /arrivalofautumn or @arrivalofautumn. Listen to our music on Spotify, Apple, etc.
Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?
Cakescuit for sure!
Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?
Thanks for having me and thanks to all the readers checking this out! Make sure to listen to our new album “Harbinger” and catch us on tour in your city very soon!
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