Leaving Eden – Interview – Boston MA – USA. 05/08/2018 45 I first wanted to take the time and thank you for doing this interview with me today. For our readers who haven’t heard of you yet, can you tell us about yourself and anything about the band you’d want us to know? Who have been your major influences in your writing style? Leaving Eden is a Melodic, Sometimes Heavy, sometimes Acoustic, With a little bit of so many different genres entangled within. Leaving Eden is best heard and seen Live. Leaving Eden has Toured The USA, UK & Canada sharing the stage with hundreds of the biggest national bands in the world including; Lacuna Coil, In This Moment, Black Sabbath (Heaven & Hell), Ronnie James Dio, Rob Zombie, 5 Finger DeathPunch, Disturbed, Marilyn Manson, Alice Cooper, Lynyrd Skynyrd, ZZTop, Puddle of Mudd, Korn, Killswitch Engage, Buckcherry (Jefferson Starship, Big Brother and The Holding Company, Country Joe, 10 Years After, 40th Anniversary Woodstock) Shinedown, Dropkick Murphy’s, Alice in Chains, Papa Roach, Bret Michaels, Halestorm,Theory of a Deadman, Avenged Sevenfold, Seether, Hell Yeah, Trapt, Dope, Soil, Fuel, Queensryche, Saving Abel, Hinder, Damage Plan, 7Dust, Sebastian Bach, SoulFly, Days of the New, NonPoint, DrowningPool, The Misfits, The Butcher Babies, Collective Soul, MushroomHead, Mudvayne, Chevelle, Godsmack, Powerman 5000, 10Years, Taproot, Gin Blossoms, Michael Schenker (UFO, MSG & The Scorpions) Herman Rarebell (The Scorpions), Nicko McBrain (Iron Maiden), Kittie, One eyed doll, Uncle Kracker, Tremonti (Creed/Alterbridge) Lamb of god, Slayer, Stone Sour, Motorhead, Blackstone Cherry, HOOKERS & BLOW Featuring GUNS N’ ROSES, QUIET RIOT, W.A.S.P. Members, Steven Tyler, Ted Nugent, Lita Ford, LA Guns, Trixter, Warrant, Apocalyptic Review (featuring members of Godsmack) Adelitas Way, Scott Stapp (The voice of Creed), Gemini Syndrome, Pop Evil, Ratt & many more.. Many of these Artists we’ve shared the stage with have also been our influences. Let’s talk about what you currently have going on. Any new music or new tours in the works? If you were to say one song of your own perfectly sums up what you are all about which song would that be? We are releasing our next Album “Descending” with 14 tracks Worldwide through Dark Star Records/Sony Music and we are Very excited about this! Pre-released scheduled soon with some cool perks. We are also going to have Leaving Eden USB Bracelets Leather engraved with all of our albums, videos, and other cool stuff all on one bracelet so you check out Leaving Eden anywhere you can plug in! MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: We now have an Official Release date for the new Leaving Eden Live Xtreme Rockumentary Blu-ray and DVD to be Released Worldwide on 09/07/18 via SGL Entertainment and Dark Star Records https://sglmoviestore.com/documentaries/leaving-eden-live-xtreme-rockumentary/ “JAILBREAK” < OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO PERFORMED BY LEAVING EDEN, A SONG BY THIN LIZZY LEAVING EDEN BIO Leaving eden signs with Dark Star Records in Assoc. W/ Sony Music and New Ocean Media (Click anything Blue to follow links) Press Release LEAVING EDEN DPK Leaving Eden Exclusive Lyric Video “Out of the Ashes” (Over 100,000 Views) Featured in “LOCKDOWN” Movie Director: Massimiliano Cerchi Leaving Eden Live “Maniac” Video from “Out of the Ashes” Album & From Live DVD “LEAVING EDEN LIVE XTREME ROCKUMENTARY” (Over 100,000 Views) Dark Star Records in assoc. w/ Sony Music LEAVING EDEN “SKIES OF GREY” LIVE IN CONCERT AT WALLYS HAMPTON BEACH NH From Leaving Eden Live DVD & Out of the Ashes Album Featured in “Maday” Movie Director: Massimiliano Cerchi (Over 100,000 Views) Dark Star Records Artist Leaving Eden Song “NO SOUL” is Featured in the Movie/TV Series “Jezebeth” Written/Directed by Damien Dante Leaving Eden New Album “Out of the Ashes on Spotify” I think Out of the Ashes song on our Out of the Ashes Album Is def a song to sum it all up! Video link above. When you write any new music, can you tell us what the process is like? Describe to us what happens in a typical writing session. I write the songs. It happens a couple different ways. Either I’m woken up in my sleep because a complete song is playing in my mind. It’s completely produced so my job is to Simply wake up and go record something. We have a studio that we have access to 24/7. The other way is to kind of get into a meditative State while awake, kind of tap into the universal mind and just listen. Before I would struggle until I learned how to communicate with the universe. Either way it’s hard for me to even take credit because it comes from somewhere else. I will then record all the parts from vocals drums bass keys and then present it to the band. With the music industry always changing and evolving, what are the things you like and don’t like about it? What aspects of the industry do you feel have hurt or helped your career? If you could change anything about it, what would it be? Great question. I have to say I think mostly the changes are for the good for most artists. As the lyrics portray in our out of the Ashes song, digging deeper underground faster than the speed of sound, this represents that we are and always have been essentially an underground band. With the click of a button on the keyboard our music can be heard in China, faster than the speed of sound. I think the opportunities for artists are greater because there are so many Avenues online to make contacts and spread the word instantly. The real proven method for success is to get out there and perform. our motto has always been we will play Anywhere anyhow anyways so long as we can. That’s the best way to make contact. On the Lesser side, I really feel like these large corporations who control who’s listening to what on the radio lots of them playing music that’s been around for 50 years, they really need to start opening the doors for new bands to build them to take the torch so to speak. these bands that they’ve been playing for all these years are not going to be around forever. Therefore who will they be putting on tour if they’re not getting the music out there in the next say 20 years. I believe it’s a long-term plan that really needs to be implemented. people love new music new faces they always have. Do you or any of your band members have any side projects? If so, what are they? No we do not we kind of just put all of our eggs in one basket and figure really put 110% into what we got going on. I understand the business philosophy of diversification, but I also understand the theory of spreading yourself too thin. When you’re preforming how do you handle any mistakes on stage if they ever happen? Do you have any stories that stand out to you that you had to make a memorable recovery? We’ve played with backing tracks and with that you have to be spot-on. if something goes wrong you potentially could have a train wreck on stage. so we have definitely had our share of mistakes and we just simply Forge ahead and keep that train wreck from happening. It’s so important to be tight because that’s what people are paying for when they go out to be entertained. Currently we are not using any backing tracks. We’re just playing it old school. How do you decide which songs go into a set when you perform live? Do you change up the sets or stick to a regular set list? Do you have any covers? lots of that really depends on who is in the room what kind of crowd we’re looking at. We play so many different venues some of them with thousands of people and some in a small little neighborhood bar. People going to a neighborhood bar are not out to go to a rock concert, they’re going out to have some drinks hang out with some friends have some nice conversation relax after a long week of work and the last thing they want is to be blown out of the room. You’ve got to be dynamic. So we write our sets accordingly. There for the sets do change. We do know hundreds of cover songs because people like to hear something that is recognizable if they’ve never heard your band before. so we will definitely add some cover songs in a sets. With now six albums to choose from, that’s over 70 leaving Eden songs. it does become difficult to choose which leaving Eden songs we want to play because you can’t play all of them. we then have another 40 or so songs on top of that that have not been released. If you had a choice to go on any bands tour, which tour would you pick and why? I would say Fleetwood Mac. though they’re not our style we do have a lot of songs that are not as heavy and that have much Harmony. I think Fleetwood Mac being one of the top selling artists ever, the crowds that they draw are massive. Do you have any advice for any upcoming artists? What’s the best piece of advice someone gave you when you realized you wanted to be a musician? My advice would be come up with a plan for success. if you don’t have good business sense and make sure that you find somebody who does. Play out as much as you can because you never know who you will meet. you can be the best musician in the world but if you’re in your basement then who’s going to hear it live? Entertain the crowd share the energy and stay humble. I think the best advice somebody gave me a long time ago it was a manager of a big band and I handed him my demo CD. While I was handing it to him I said you know the sound isn’t that great but you can get the idea it was kind of rushed etc etc. He stopped me and said wait a second you are handing me this CD because you want me to do something for you and while you’re handing it to me you’re basically telling me it sucks. Really? When you give someone your CD you better be saying this is the best thing that you will hear and I’m so proud of it and I know you will be too. Any last words? Well it’s a pleasure chatting with you here for sure and maybe we’ll see each other around on the other side, peace. WWW.LEAVINGEDEN.COM FACEBOOK YOUTUBE INSTAGRAM TWITTER Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... Related Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. 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