Genre(s): Blackened Deathcore/Death Metal
Location: Hamilton, Ontario
Location: Hamilton, Ontario
PSAB: Where does the band name "Myriarchy" come from?
Myriarchy: I joined the band after they had settled on a name, and I didn't want to be really mean and say "alright dudes fuck this name let’s spend another 4 months thinking of a name" so I trusted my band mates and went with it. Thomas: I was trying to come up with a unique name that didn't have the cliché metal stuff you come across these days such as Darkness, Throne, Blood, Shadows, etc… I happened to come across a term called Myriarchy, and the meaning happened to be really cool; a system controlled by ten thousand rulers.
PSAB: You recently released your debut single "Full Moon." How was the feedback for the single, and are you still receiving feedback now?
Myriarchy: The feedback was generally good; it’s always nice to hear how we remind people of other bands with a nice personal twist that’s memorable in its own ways. It’s difficult to be different as a metal band, so what Thomas tries to do is write stuff that’s more of a black metal mix and dissonant enough with a fair amount of tremolo, but I can’t speak for his inspirations. We are still receiving some occasional feedback from new people, I don’t think we expected people to lose their minds over a single.
PSAB: You're currently unsigned, if you could be signed to any record label, which label would that be and why?
Myriarchy: To be honest, that’s not something i think we've thought of yet. we've been so focused on just getting gigs and getting exposure that we'd think about it when it comes to that. Me personally, i would say i'd love to do a record on Hopeless, but id also love to see what Canadian companies there are that can give us a cool contract.
PSAB: How is the metal scene in Hamilton, Ontario?
Myriarchy: It’s pretty cool actually, the last gig we played before our summer to get enough money to keep doing what we love to do, we played a gig in a place called "doors pub" and we were the 2nd band to play. It was rad as hell to have some moshers starting it up and people head-banging and really getting into our sound. Seeing people walk around the corner with a face with the look of "fuck yeah dudes!" on its really inspiring and makes us go nuts on stage.
PSAB: Which bands play the most influence on your music?
Myriarchy: I think that we are all generally into a few bands personally the most, I think that Heaven Shall Burn and Parkway Drive are the guitarists' main influences, at least from guitar sound I hear. For me personally as a vocalist: Whitechapel, Motionless in white, and Haste the Day. i think those bands really made me wanna scream as something to do in a band. We are also generally open to a lot of music out there, Thomas has been getting more into black metal and that’s made me want to do a specific vocal style for some songs, it’s really a cyclical effort of the band to be influenced which influences each other in our methods of instrumental annihilation.
PSAB: Do you have any shout outs to give?
Myriarchy: We would like to shout out Eric Camilleri for setting us up with bands like Erimha and Cryptopsy. Erimha has also been an influence on me personally as a vocalist, their vocalist has amazing technique and I aspire to be that good of a vocalist. All that it is, and I know this, is practice. Also shout out to you guys for giving this chance to speak out to people who want to know more and were left lingering for what's to possibly come. We have a lot of heavy shit, hoping to get more gigs to put footage of online.
Questions answered by vocalist of the band, Canis Nine.