Hey, how are you guys doing today?
Tell us a bit about Dark Messiah and where you guys come from.
We are a local Winnipeg heavy metal band. We are trying to get back to the roots of metal but with a modern twist.
You guys play plenty of local shows and are building up to an E.P release fundraiser in February. What can fans expect at this show?
We are hosting this show to help us raise money to record and release our very first E.P. All of the money raised will go towards the studio costs of recording our songs. We'd like to say thank you to the other bands; Five Hundred Pound Furnace, White Trash Heavy Metal and Awaiting The Answer for playing for free and helping us along the way. Fans can expect a head banging party that will be a hell of a lot of fun.
For your fans too far away to come to the show will you have a way for them to support the release?
Fans will be able to access our music online. Copies of the E.P will also be available for purchase that can be mailed anywhere around the world.
How many songs can we expect on this E.P? "Dark Messiah" which you've shown off live alright will make it on I assume?
We will have about 5 or 6 songs on the E.P, and yes "Dark Messiah" will make it on there.
What's the chance at your first release having "Dark Messiah" off of "Dark Messiah" by "Dark Messiah"?
We haven't discussed the title of the E.P yet. Only time will tell. I guess we'll just have to wait and see.
Live you also generally play Metallica covers. Will this continue after the release of the E.P and possibly become a live staple?
We will always honor metal that came before us in our live shows but covers will slowly be withdrawn from our set as we create more original music. For the time being I would say that "The Four Horsemen" is definitely a live staple.
What are you looking into for tours? Will you guys try to get out and around Canada soon or is it too early to tell?
After the E.P is released we are aiming for a tour of western Canada. An east coast tour will happen at some point after that we're just not sure when at the moment.
How many songs will be on the E.P? Will there be a studio version of a Metallica song on it?
We'll have about 5 or 6 songs. When it comes to recordings we are going to stick to original material.
So clearly you are on the side of Megadave in the Megadeth vs. Metallica debate right?
Let's just say that Dave didn't get kicked out of Metallica. Metallica got kicked out of Dave.
Tell us a bit about your inspirations. Metallica doesn't count anymore. Who inspires you as a musician and what bands inspire your sound?
Well our singer Steve gets lyrical inspiration from Corey Taylor and Dave Grohl to name a few. Our bassist Jared is influenced alot by Judas Priest and Zakk Wylde. I myself am a huge Pantera fan and Dimebag will always be someone I idolize. Our new guitarist Lawrence likes anything fast that feels like you're about to get kicked in the teeth. As a whole we don't try to really sound like anyone else. When we make songs we just collaborate with each other and see what happens.
Last but not least, where can fans keep up with you and find your music(as it's released)?
When our E.P is released we will have a website. In the meantime you can follow us at.....
On twitter @DarkMessiah204 and, our Youtube channel
Thank you guys very much for your time, best of luck with your E.P. and everything to come.