Monday, April 21, 2014

Interview with Aechoes!

Genre(s): Progressive Hardcore
Location: Las Vegas, NV

PSAB: Why did you choose the name "Aechoes" for your band?

AECH: We wanted to create a name that meant something but wasn't obvious or literal. We didn't want a single word that was a pluralized noun because we saw that it was going to be an upcoming trend and didn't want to get pigeonholed into a particular genre. We came up with it in 2010 before the huge wave of "nouns" bands. As you see we didn't stick to our original plan.  

PSAB: How was the feedback when you released The Human Condition? Are you still receiving feedback now?

AECH: We originally wrote the album at the end of 2010, and recorded it a couple months later at the beginning of 2011. We immediately released some album samples and a single. Those samples gained a lot of attention in a short period of time. Unfortunately while we were shopping for a label and finalizing contracts the album got pushed back for over a year. It was finally release in 2012. It still gained a decent following but we felt the album was outdated because of the long delay.     

PSAB: If you could share the stage with any band ever, which band would that be?

AECH: Fortunately we have shared the stage with dozens of bands we listen and look up. It's pretty awesome that we call a lot of these bands our friends. It's really hard to pick just one band. A huge touring festival show would be our ideal stage to share. If we got to play with hologram Tupac that would be pretty sweet too.   

PSAB: What is the local metal scene like in Las Vegas, NV?

AECH: Unfortunately it's not what it use to be. Venues open and close several times a year do to a number of reasons. The city of Las Vegas (government) is not very supportive of venues and small businesses. Also the metal music community isn't very supportive. Bands have a competitive attitude vs a supportive attitude. On tour we have learned Vegas isn't the best scene but it certainly isn't the worst. Hopefully we can lead by example by continuing to have a positive attitude, and a supportive mindset.      

PSAB: What play the most influence on your music? This can be non-music related.

AECH: All the bands we play with and listen to influence and inspire us greatly. We hate to give a cliche answer but our passion for music influences us the most. We hope that our music will enlighten people, or at least make someone's day better.  

PSAB: Do you have any shout outs to give to your fans and the readers out there?

AECH: There are so many fans and friends out there that give us a lot of support so it's hard to name names without someone feeling left out. So, sorry if you feel left out! Here's a few of our biggest supporters; Kyle Young from Las Vegas, Matt "Trousers" from Ballarat, Australia, and Corey Bennett from the band Bermuda. Like we said there are so many more people we are thankful for and we will thank you in person the next time we see you!!!!!!

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