The first album is downloadable in full 320KBps. +++ Chapter 1-From the Beginning Deep in the heart of a magical place called Surrey, BC Brian Waddell (Devin Townsend Band), Munesh Sami, (ex-Strapping Young Lad keyboard player) Ross Gale, and some other guy, formed a band of likes that had never been seen, and it was dubbed Bombscare. In the mid 90’s Bombscare recorded their first demo, produced by Devin Townsend, called Surface Units. Surface Units was groove oriented metal, simple songs that rocked. Brian wrote the songs and Ross wrote the lyrics.
The demo went over well with the local Vancouver rock scene and Bombscare was starting to build a name for themselves. The guy who played bass, was soon replaced by Dean Zimmer. Dean brought a new influence to the band. he was into the death metal scene and wrote some brutal riffs. The next demo entitled ‘Look Out…He’s Got a Shiv! was much heavier than the previous demo.
Blast beats combined with crazy ass guitar riffs made Bombscare a feared metal band in town. Nobody wanted Bombscare to open shows for them, cause they’d get blown off the stage. Dean had some issues that were starting to affect the band in a negative way. he was then replaced by Scott Cooke. Scott was a guitar player that really wanted to join the band.
He was friend with Ross’ brother, so he constantly bugged him until he was allowed in, but he had to play bass. Which was fine because he originally started playing bass before guitar anyway. About 6 months later, Devin approached Bombscare about recording a song for his compilation titled "GRRRR!! Volume 1: Extreme Music From Vancouver." So they tracked a song called 314. It was the address of their jam space downtown, and the song was about people from there, not wrestling! They never got it, until now I guess. Chapter 2- Evenlight was born Ross went on tour with Strapping Young Lad around 1998. When he returned, things were a little different.
He didn’t want anything to do with the hardcoreMmetal scene anymore. One night the boys all went out for a Vancouver walk and it changed their lives from that point forward. They were exposed to the truth (with some help from some fungi friends). The truth turned out to be, none of them wanted to be metal guys anymore, they wanted to write music that meant more.
Evenlight was born. Evenlight was Ross Gale, Brain Waddell, Munesh Sami and Scott Cooke. The first recording was a 15 minute long song that was made up of 4 songs strung together (see downloads) called The Continental Breakfast. Evenlight then had their first and only show. Evenlight opened for Strapping Young Lad, then never played as that line up again.
The show was great, but Ross was losing interest in music and we couldn’t go on like that any longer. Chapter 3-A new Beginning Evenlight was writing some good songs and kicking ass, but they wanted more. The songs were becoming more complex and Evenlight needed another guitar player to fill the sonic gap. Scott and Brain hired and fired about 6 more people, until they tried out Dave Young (Devin Townsend Band, Ten Ways From Sunday). Dave fit the band perfectly.
The search for guitar players had ended. Scotty’s commitment to Bif Naked made him unavailable to jam and play shows. So, he was replaced by Ryan Van Poederooyen. Ryan added yet a new dynamic to the band. He was naturally a heavier drummer than Scotty and used double kick in the songs.
A few weeks after Ryan joined, Evenlight had their first show in 3 years, opening for The Devin Townsend Band. The show went over really well and everyone could tell the band was having a great time. Ross their old singer showed up to the show to check it out. He too had a good time watching Evenlight play again.
Ross and Brain started talking after the set and Brain asked Ross if he would sing again for Evenlight. Ross agreed and the new line-up is now complete. Evenlight is now jamming and writing new material that is going to kick your ass. So there ya go the history of Evenlight and how old things become new again. Now that you fell all warm and fuzzy inside go download some of our tunes and fuckin rock out!! Bio from: www.evenlight.com +++ Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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