Eternal Closure Discusses Namesake, Music, and Being Themselves!

Metalcore progressive band ETERNAL CLOSURE blends numerous metal genres together to make their own originality. Since forming they have had an EP and two albums. Including a re-release of their second album titled "Color of Our Fears: Rediscovered". For now, they just want to be themselves and have the discussion describing just that, as well as their music!

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

We have been playing in the Montreal scene since 2012. It started as a group of friends wanting to make some good heavy tunes and play some shows, but nothing extremely serious. We've been through quite a lot of member changes through our history, taking the project more and more seriously as time goes by. Jo and I (Olivier) are the only ones that are here since the beginning. Our latest new member Maggy has brought new possibilities to our music that I can't wait to explore on our next album. It hasn't always been easy, but we feel like the music is worth it, and that one day all the effort we've put into it will get back to us. It's hard work, but it's fun work! 

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

Just a pretty typical brainstorm session really. I remember we also had ''A Year and A Day” and “Empty Faces” as some of the other choices. “Eternal Closure” sounded the best to us and we thought that it could mean different interesting things to different people. We liked the almost-but-not-quite paradoxical idea behind it.

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

We mostly play in the Montreal scene, and I feel like our sound is something that is slightly different than what everyone else is doing here. We blend a more old-school melodic metalcore vibe with modern progressive metal ideas while most bands we play with tend to be in a more. Hardcore/Deathcore vibe. I'd want to recommend everybody, but a few bands that come to my mind are Fractal Cypher, Endvade, Suicide For a King, Becoming The Bully, Sawyer Path, Fall of Stasis... Of course we can't forget the bigger bands like Beyond Creation or The Agonist. Go check some of them out if you haven't already!

4. How would you describe your style?

Like mentioned earlier, we blend Metalcore and Progressive Metal in a way that's pretty unique to us I think. If bands like As I Lay Dying, Killswitch Engage and August Burns Red had a kid with Periphery. There's also a bit of Dream Theater or Haken in there in the longer songs especially. There's a bit of everything but we try to mix it all in a way that is coherent and original. 

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

We've released 3 albums (2 LPs and 1 EP). You can definitely see the evolution in the sound. People should expect something that is familiar but also exciting. Hitting all the right spots while also bringing some unexpected things. Our new release, “Color of Our Fears: Rediscovered” is a re-release of our second album with 3 added tracks that feature Maggy on vocals. We thought it was a neat way of showing off the new vocalist while we're working on larger projects!

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

Absolutely. Always writing new material is the best way to get better at it. I hope we can show it off sooner than later, I feel like it's really strong material.

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

We had a good amount of shows planned before it all stopped with the pandemic situation. There was a two-day fest in Ontario that was supposed to happen this summer called the “Farm Fest” and we where extremely disappointed that it was cancelled for this year. Let's cross our fingers that we can eventually get back into it in 2021, we miss it for sure.

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

What most bands want I think haha. We want it to be our life. We had a good amount of momentum before everything stopped which is really disappointing. We'll be ready when everything goes back to normal that's for sure. 

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

Absolutely everywhere! Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, Tidal, Deezer, Amazon... We also have our website and if you want to buy physical copies or merch. October 23rd is the release of Color of Our Fears: Rediscovered, so I'd say that's a good moment to start!

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

We want people to feel like we haven't wasted their time. We want to give people music that they can have fun passively listening to, but also get something more out of it if they really take the time to listen. 

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