Canadian/U.S. progressive metallers and former instrumentalists INTERVALS have released the song "The Escape", the second single from the band's highly anticipated debut LP, "A Voice Within", due on March 4. Check it out below.
INTERVALS is currently touring Europe with PROTEST THE HERO, TESSERACT and THE SAFETY FIRE.
INTERVALS recently announced the addition of vocalist Mike Semesky to the group's ranks.
Mike's vocals have manifested in many guises over the past few years; most notably on the debut album from U.K. metallers THE HAARP MACHINE, where Rock Sound magazine commented that his performance is one of the album's highlights. Metal Hammer magazine were also huge fans, choosing a track off the record to open their October 2012 "Metal 2.0 – Future Metal" cover-mount CD.
INTERVALS have been making huge waves over the past few years following the release of their debut instrumental EP, "The Space Between", and sophomore EP, "In Time". Viral tracks and numerous tours with the likes of TEXAS IN JULY, NORTHLANE, STRUCTURES, THE KINDRED, THE COLOR MORALE, MISERY SIGNALS and more, have built a devoted fan-base and quickly affirmed the band as serious contenders on the international circuit.
Given INTERVALS' early success as an instrumental outfit, it was a gamble for primary writer/guitarist Aaron Marshall to bring in a full-time vocalist, but it's a move that he feels is absolutely right.
Said Aaron: "We're incredibly excited and proud to announce Mike as the band's singer.
"INTERVALS has always been about open-minded, forward-thinking, progressive music with no boundaries. It's also been about staying true to the art we feel compelled to make, and we couldn't be happier with the dynamic Mike brings to the music.
"For those who remember, the band put out a feeler for a vocalist with the release of 'The Space Between', but in lieu of finding the right candidate, we decided to move forward with our initial intent: Make music.
"Mike joined the band as our bass player, but after only a few weeks of touring, it was apparent that this was the chemistry we were after all along.
"The human voice is an instrument and from our perspective, we are by definition, still an 'instrumental' band, now with added dimension and perspective. The band still retains its identity in guitar-driven, progressive rock/metal and there's something on this record for everyone.
"We couldn't be more thankful for the support you have all shown us over the past few years and we hope you continue to follow along on this journey we share."
Completing the lineup are drummer Anup Sastry (JEFF LOOMIS, SKYHARBOR) and guitarist Lukas Guyader.