CONCEPT OF TIME
Scottish band who
carry on the traditional metal of bands like Saxon and newer bands like Intense
but with a greater emphasis on keyboards and even some progressive leanings.
Already they have recorded a very fine demo CD and hopefully soon a label will
sign them up.
What are you currently up to? (recording, gigs, plans)
recording a new release which be available later this year, which you can follow
the progress of on our myspace page where we will update regularly with photos,
blogs and hopefully a few videos.
We also have
two upcoming gigs in Glasgow in May which will be our first gigs with our new
Brief history of Concept Of Time and how you all met etc.
We got our first complete line up about September 2007.
Since then we have
recorded and released our first demo and have been playing gigs around Scotland
supporting bands such as Korpiklaani, Sabaton and Thunderbolt.
At the start of
2008 Chris (our original drummer) decided to leave which is when Phil became
part of the band.
How we met:
Scott and Alan
lived in the same street for years so always knew each other.
Tom was invited to
a practice as we were original forming to try out for guitar and ended up
singing as well.
Scott had known
Phil for a few years and was an obvious choice to become our new drummer.
Could you take us though the songs on your demo CD please e.g. ideas behind the
songs, song writing process etc.
Suffer In Silence
- We wrote this song at the studio within a day and the lyrics came after.
Lyrically its about not dealing with your problems and letting them build up
I Walk Away - Scott was bored in uni so wrote some random chord sequences which
he played at a practice and it ended up turning into the full song very
Desolate Wasteland - Scott had stuck a load of random parts together and it was
always pretty average until we started recording and we created the middle
section which we felt made the song much stronger. The lyrics are based around
post apocalyptic themes.
No More Light - Scott had wrote the main outline for the song but we felt it was
always missing something until the piano hook was written for the chorus during
recording. Lyrically this is Tom's favourite, which he wrote about a war veteran
returning home from war being consumed by guilt for what he has done.
Have you seen an upswing in interest in metal and rock music over the past
few years? How easy/hard has it been to get the music of Concept Of Time out
In general yes, as
you now see a lot more rock and metal bands in the mainstream media. It has been
reasonably easy for us to get the music of Concept Of Time out there using the
internet but because its now so easy to do that it means its still hard to get
the right people to hear our music.
What have been the
live highlights so far for the band and who ideally would you like to tour with
All live gigs are great but the ones that stand out so far have been the times
we have been supporting bigger bands.
Tom would most like to tour with Manowar because he wants to learn their pickup
lines and how to charm the ladies.
Alan would most
like to tour with Behemoth because he thinks it would be a good contrast with
our music (what the hell?) and he think it would be funny to have a laugh with
Phil would most
like to tour with Wintersun because he wants to see how they perform every day
of the tour.
Scott would most like to tour with t.A.T.u :)
Who have been influences on the band musically?
We all listen to
different styles of music which comes together to create our sound.
How do you view the internet and downloads etc. Does it help bands like
yourself get established?
In many ways the
internet helps you become established as its easier to organise gigs and promote
your music to potential fans but it has also created the generation of wanting
something for nothing which means its harder for you to try and make any money
from music as most people expect to get it for nothing.
Any good rock 'n' roll tales to tell?
Scott tore his
retina from headbanging too much/too violently while performing and had to get
laser eye surgery to get it fixed.
Where would the band like to be in a year's time?
Hopefully we will
be making progress to record our first album on a label and also starting to
look at playing gigs further a field.
Message for your fans...
Don't fall over
and cheers for the support.
Interview © 2008 Jason Ritchie.
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