We recently had the opportunity to chat to a load of bands on the Stencil label, and one of our last interviews was with To An End, who have just released a new album! Read on below…
By Jane Howkins
How is 2018 treating you so far?
2018 has been great for us as we have been road testing songs, rehearsing hard and playing frequently to fine tune our live performances. We have released 2 singles with the latest being Fracture.
Have you released any music so far this year? If so, what can you tell us about that?
Our debut full length album is titled Redefine and is out now! It is a diverse collection of songs with big riffs and grooves plus melodic hooks throughout. Each member has different musical tastes and personal styles but within that, there is our common ground. The feedback after live performances throughout 2018 has been extremely positive and we can’t wait to get it out to the world. Please also check out our full video for our single Wasteland.
Are you working on any new music at the moment? What are you working on, and when will it be released?
Our focus is on the upcoming release of our debut album, then after that we will think about the next album!
Have you got any upcoming tours planned? If so, where are you playing and where are you looking forward to going most?
We are using the end of this year to get the album our to the fans and hopefully get our music out as far and wide as possible! Then 2019 will be a big year of shows throughout Australia. We can wait to get to both the capital cities plus the regional areas,
Who/what has influenced you the most as musicians?
Our individual music tastes range from Journey, Pantera, Glassjaw, Faith No More, Tool, Slayer, Meshuggah to 80’s rock to death/black metal! As a band, we feel we’ve been influenced by heavy music with melody so there are elements of Metallica, Killswitch Engage, Stone Sour, Sevendust and Disturbed. Personally, I’ve always gravitated towards song writers and great riffs so my heros are Metallica, Pantera, Lamb of God, Alice In Chains, Tool. Way too many to mention though!
What have you been listening to recently that you can recommend to our readers?
There have been some great releases this year so the following bands have been coming up a lot: Parkway Drive, Behemoth, Architects, Dimmu Borgir, Dead Letter Circus and Sevendust.
Why do you think people should pick up one of your records or come and see you live, and what can people expect from one of your shows?
We think we have a great collection of songs on the debut album and there is certainly something there for everyone whether you are into rock and/or metal. We have some heavy songs like our single Wasteland mentioned previously, plus Hear No Evil which features a killer guitar solo from Christopher Amott (formerly of Arch Enemy), to more rocking songs like Fracture. There is also a piano/acoustic song as well that closes out the album.
We think a bit of a variety live keeps things interesting and anyone who sees us will surely have as much as we do with these songs.
Any last words for the fans?
Thanks to everyone that has checked us out so far and we hope more people check us out and come to our shows! Our singles are out on all streaming platforms (Spotify, iTunes/Apple Music, Google Play etc) plus Bandcamp and YouTube.