Evasion's Patch Talks of the Old and New Music

Experimental groove tech metal act, Evasion has got their latest release "From Reality" out and about and have new music in the works! Frontman vocalist Patch talks of the new music and latest works and the band themselves.

1. Introduce yourself, tell me what you do in Evasion, and how long the band has been together.

Patch: Hey Natalie, my name is Patch. I'm the vocalist/frontman. Evasion has been around for awhile, though the line up has only been solid for about a year.

2. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?

Patch: We're based out of Tucson, Arizona. Our music scene here is fairly decent, based on what genre you play. Bands I feel deserve a shout out? Damn... Here's a couple: Lethal Dosage, Kvasura, Anakim, Angelic to Ashes, We Killed The Union, Wrathgate, Thorncaster, Godhunter, and At War With The Inferior. There are so many more too.

3. Tell me about your new EP.

Patch: "From Reality" is a culmination of a lot of hard work, time, effort, and money. It was worth everything we put into it. Every second of every day. A complete labor of love.

4. Is there any story or concept behind the From Reality title?

Patch: The title is just that, music is our escape from reality. Our music is what drives us. It keeps us sane. Especially when you look at the world today. I think we could all use an escape from that.

5. Select two songs from From Reality and what inspired the lyrics.

Patch: I love this question. Playing The Role Of The Failure: This song is about a failed relationship that ended because one party ended their commitment to another. A completely one sided decision. This song has a lot of raw emotion in it. Just One Night: This song is more of an overview. It's totally about a one night stand. Have you ever looked at someone that you were attracted to and thought to yourself, "if we had just one night together, the things we would do"? That's this track. 100% lust over love.

6. Who produced From Reality and what was it like working with them?

Patch: The album itself was self funded, locally recorded, and locally reproduced. Mitch Burbidge, a personal good friend of mine, recorded the album at Omniversal Studios. His work is A+. Oliver Saul at Pitball Records did the duplication for us.

7. Who did the cover art for From Reality and how much input did you have on it?

Patch: Our bassist, Arrow Escoto, had an old friend named Adam draw up the album cover. Adam is an amazing artist. We have him the album title and let him have free range. The end result was simply perfect.

8. You mentioned of a full-length planned for the fall can you tell me about the process for this follow-up release?

Patch: We've been working very hard on writing new material and getting a full length together. Originally we planned on going back into the studio by the end of the year, but our priorities have shifted to forming a self funded tour across Arizona and New Mexico.

9. What are your songs about? (What specific themes do they cover?)

Patch: We've already discussed PTROTF and JON, so let's discuss the other four.Cool Breeze: this track is about a significant other that comes into your life and just as quickly falls out. There's pain and anguish in the lyrics. To Hate The One You Love: this track is about someone you love immensely, but in return they give you every reason to loathe and despise their existence. Politics And Policies: this is actually about the politics between people in their everyday life. How people treat each other on a daily basis, our actions and reactions. Let The World Fall: this is our ode to this failing world. It's about how no one cares about anything anymore.

10. Do you write your own songs? (Discuss the songwriting process in detail.)

Patch: Another good question! Yes, I wrote my own lyrics for "From Reality". I'm very personal about what I write. It's a lot of negative emotions, because when I'm down I feel inspired. I write  a lot about vices, anger, and love.

11. Who are your musical influences?

Patch: We're all over the place. I love pop metal, emo sing songie shit if you will. Arrow likes stoner music. Slow and low. Austin Rogers (guitarist) loves technical death metal. Marclar Vaughn (guitarist) likes a lot of different genres. I think he brings a lot of creativity to the table. Ricky Williams (drummer) loves fast metal. Black Dahlia, Dying Fetus, and Wretched. That kinda stuff.

12. How have the gigs you guys been doing this year been?

Patch: Good! It's all about picking and choosing your battles. We're looking to move out of the Tucson scene and start gigging out and about Arizona.

13. How do you promote your band and shows?

Patch: Facebook and YouTube do the most for us. We also utilize word of mouth and we are very social.

14. What are your upcoming touring plans and plans for this year?

Patch: Come November we will absolutely be on tour. Most likely trying to hit 5-7 venues in about 7-9 days. Wish us luck!

15. What advice would you give to fellow bands, who want to do what you're doing?

Patch: Never give up. Ever. Everybody has potential, so show that shit! I swear if I had just been as open and understanding of music when I was younger, who knows where I'd be today! If you give up on your dream I will personally, with Arrow, come to your house and punch you in the dick. So get yourself a drink, smoke yourself a blunt, and go create. Now!!!!

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