Sin City Presents Magazine August 2016 Volume 3 Issue 8 - Page 18

More with Eternal Voyager and Alison “MetalBabe” Cohen

lMETAL BABE: You are playing quite a few shows/festivals this summer with some great bands. What do you currently have lined up?

BRIAN: Well this Saturday, (7/16/16) we play a festival with Ministry, and then we have a few dates in a couple different states, and then we are back in Minnesota in September. We are very focused and feel the most important thing is to get the album done right now. We plan to have a music video out along with the album’s release as well. But the CD is the most important thing. We have to get this one right.

METAL BABE: What are your favorite parts about playing a big festival in comparison to a smaller club?

BRIAN: Festivals can be fun, because you meet a lot of bands and can sell more merch. But it's not always so great compared to club gigs. You usually get longer sets when you do clubs. They are both good in different ways. Clubs are about you more directly and festivals are about a lot of different bands, so it can be very interesting to have the variety.

METAL BABE: Makes sense. It’s good to have the opportunity to play both. What’s the music scene like in Minneapolis?

BRIAN: Well, it’s changed a lot, and in some ways is still the same. This metal scene is very diverse, as we have a lot of styles here, but some of it, like all places, tends to sound like everything else. We have a lot of death metal and black metal bands here, but not so much power metal like us. A lot of the older bands we used to play with don't exist anymore. It can be very dog eat dog here. But, it can also be very good when you find bands that you like and click with to set up shows together. I've been in it a long time now. It’s been tough, but we survived it somehow. I like a lot of other bands in different states, but this one has good things too. Everyone knows everyone here… I guess you could say. Outside of the metal world, I don't pay too much attention. But it's pretty diverse as well.

METAL BABE: What last words would you like to say to our readers?

BRIAN: Please check out our sites. We have a great new website, and a great store that you can buy our CDs and merch. The links are provided below. We want to thank you all for giving us a listen, and if you like this kind of metal I think you will like what we are about. We are proud to carry the metal flag for this particular genre and hope we can come play in your city soon. Thanks for taking time for the interview and I hope we can do it again. The voyage continues, stay true and stay metal!

METAL BABE: You’re welcome Brian! It’s been a pleasure. I am looking forward to the new CD and hope that EV makes it out to the West Coast as some point.

Band Members:

Brian Blake - Vocals and Guitar

Mike Durenberger - Drums

Jeff Igelsrud - Bass

Micah Devereaux - Keyboards and Vocals

Kurt Johnson (KJ) - Lead Guitar


METAL BABE: Thank you for taking the time for the interview Raymond. We look forward to your upcoming release and seeing you live in Los Angeles, Vegas, or both!