Boneyard Talks of Debut Album and Wanting to Play Live!

Hard rockers BONEYARD have their debut album out this fall come the Halloween season titled "Oathbreaker". The band hopes to perform the tracks live soon enough, and will write all new material towards their next album! The band goes on to talk lots about their music, wanting to play again and more.


1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.

Members include lead singer and guitarist Pamtera, bassist Dennis Cooke, and drummer Jeff Cunningham. Boneyard started out as a hard rock cover project in 2015 and have been writing original music for the past 4 years. The members bring a wealth of experience from previous projects thatinclude: Tyrant, Powerslave, and Septimus.

2. What’s the origin of the band’s name?

In the beginning, while we were learning cover songs, one of our members listened to SIrius satellite radio a lot and noticed the Boneyard channel played most of the songs we did. We decided to use Boneyard as our name mainly for familiarity to the style of material we were covering. Once we we started writing our own material, and head in an all original direction, we kept the same name due to the following we had built up.

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

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.Though the scene here primarily consists of cover bands, we do have some excellent original metal bands (Striker, Arcane Tyrant, etc).

4. How would you describe your style?

With traditional/ classic metal bands like Judas Priest, Scorpions, Iron Maiden and Doro being our main influences, we consider ourselves a hard rock/ metal band.

5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works?

Our debut album "Oathbreaker" will be released October 24, 2020. Prior to that, the first single Fates Warning will be released on October 17, 2020. The songs on "Oathbreaker" range from some lighter material to songs with Iron Maiden style gallops and double bass drumming. The constants throughout the album are Pamtera's clean, lush vocals and the melodic, blistering guitar solos.

6. Do you have any new music in the works?

Absolutely! As with most bands affected by the pandemic, we've been writing new material. So far, we have three songs completed.

7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?

As restrictions from the pandemic are slowly being lifted in Alberta, some live music venues have opened up again, with limited capacity. Our immediate plan is to schedule a live CD release event in the next couple of months. After that, another live show for the vinyl release of "Oathbreaker".

8. What plans do you have for the future as a band?

Continue writing for our next album and play live as much as the current conditions will allow.

9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff? 

We are pleased to announce that Fates Warning will be the first single and will be available on your favorite online music platform Saturday October 17, 2020. The "Oathbreaker" album will drop on Saturday October 24, 2020. Visit our website at www.boneyardrocks.ca for more details.

10. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?

That this is some great hard rock, really different.  Also, that this is a really great sounding album, and they're from Canada!

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