This interview was made in Lyon the 11-07-04 as the band are in Resistance Tour. Pierre and i have met Mike (The Drummers).
is going this resistance Tour so far ?
tour is going great so far. You know, I'm touring with the bands that
have introduce me to hardecore, so even if the first shows were terrible
for us, it's still amazing to be on this tour. But because Sick Of It
All is probably the biggest hardcore band in Europe, it's the standard
by which other shows are judged (lough). But it's cool, because there's
Sick Of It All on the tour, we had many kids at the shows, probably
a 1000 for each of the two first dates. So the tour is going great,
Before this european tour, you had your first headlining tour in the US, that must have been some kind of experience.
it was probably one of the worst experience in my life. You know, we
didn't take a bus on that tour. So there were the 5 band members and
the 5 crew members together in a van. And that could be pretty tough
when you're doing drives that are pretty much supposed to be for a bus
tour, those really long drives that you have to do during the night
to be able to get to the clubs on time for the show. So that was difficult,
but aside from from that, overall, it was probably on of the best tour
that we've ever done. So you know another great tour where we've been
And before that you were part of the Ozzfest, how was it ?
Ozzfest, yeah. It was a really interesting experience, for me anyway.
About your new album, "The Oncoming Storm" it was produced by Adam D from Killswitch Engage, how was it to work with him ? What did he bring to Unearth ?
. He's a great friend of ours. He'll always be kind of like the extra member of Unearth. He's a great personn to work with. He's a party guy when he's not working but when he's in a studio he's very focused and diciplined. He also have the ability to extract that out of everybody which is what you want in a producer. But I'm not the really best guy to ask about Adam D There are things with the album that I'm not happy with and I think could have been better.
Can you talk a little about the artwork of this album ?
We went through a lot of different perspective album covers. And we ended up going with that one, we made a few changes to it. Our friend Portland from the band Nora made this cover. I like the colors, the tons and the texture. Overall we're happy with this cover. It represents the right message for the album.
About the lyrics, what are they dealing with ?
is very intense on putting together provoking lyrics. I think that any
respectable musician at some point in time will want to do that. And
Travor is really good at doing that, and I encourage it. I wouldn't
really encourage him making big balled blank sentences on stage because
I think there's a time and place for everything. You know the songs
and the lyrics and the music used as a harness
you think that what happened during the presidential election would
all have side projects, things that we do on our own, and I know that
on my guitar and my lyrics I've definatly been influenced by this president.
would you say to the kids in Europe that don't already know your music,
can expect a lot of energy live. We always try to connect with people
that way. Because I mean, whether or not you like our music we still
want you to have a good time live, and didn't feel insulted by a bunch
of guys just stand here and play.
Have you ever played in France or is it your first time here ?
was in another band before Unearth that played in France. But this is
my first time here with Unearth, and I actually don't know if they have
ever played here in France. I know they did a european tour a couple
of years ago but I don't know if they came out this far. (during the
gig, Trevor, the singer will say that tonight is
On the website we have a whole section about tattoo, would you be interested in sharing yours if you have some ?
I have one tattoo but I don't really like to showcase it you know. It's
not anything obscene or awfull, it's just a personnel thing. I would
be like someone grabing my arm to look at my artwork, it's like it's
not why it's there, it's there
Thanks for your time and just before we leave congratulation for the victory of the Boston Red Sox (Boston base-ball team) !
Oh yeahhh ! (big smile) Thank you very much, I can't believe they win. I just can't believe it. That was amazing. Never give up hope !
Tataye & O.S.