As guitar wiz Aaron Marshall heads down to India for Intervals’ maiden tour, the Canadian progressive metal act, we got in touch with him to find out about his perception of India, the global metal scenario and more!
October 30- Mumbai: bit.ly/IntervalsMumbai
November 1- Meghalaya: NH7 Weekender
November 2- New Delhi: bit.ly/IntervalsDelhi
November 3- Bangalore: bit.ly/IntervalsBangalore
The tour has been organized by Bangalore based agencies Bohemian Live and Gravity Talent.
Q1. What do you think about India/What have you heard about India
I think India is an intriguing and mystifying place. I’ve heard it’s an incredible place to visit!
Q2. How has age impacted your music, in terms of physical technicality and maturity in thought-process?
Q3. Do you think advancement in instrumental technology is leading to better musicianship or lazy musicianship
Dang! These are some good questions. I think the answer is largely dependent on the musician themselves. Technology allows experienced and inspired songwriters to work quickly, and efficiently to execute and achieve their ideas, but in some cases, it can lead younger, or inexperienced musicians to fixate on the superficial nature of equipment and software to their determent. Establishing a quality foundation is key to getting the most out of modern tech, and being able to portray one’s identity and ideas properly through those tools.
Q4. Is it important to find the perfect instrument for the sound that you are going for or does emotion supersedes that?
I believe emotion can definitely supersede that, but a quality instrument can only enhance that further.
Q5. Have you heard Bollywood music? If yes, what do you think of it?
Absolutely! I think the production quality is unreal. I was in
Q6. Do you think there’s been a change in the kind of metal music being made in this decade versus the last? If yes, what do you think
the change is?
Yes, and no. As far as metal music goes, at a more macro level, some
Q7. If you could bring one musician/band back to life, who would it be?
That’s a tough one! There was a band from Ottawa Ontario called The Fully Down that had a major impact on me when I was younger. They put out an incredible record called “Don’t Get Lost in a Movement” back in 2005 and I always thought they were ahead of their time. I would love to see and hear more from them.
Q8. Have you heard any Indian bands/artists? Do you like any of them?
My really good friend Devesh plays in India’s very own Skyharbor, and I know of his other band Goddess Gagged, but I’m actually not all that familiar many rock or metal bands beyond them. Of