-Interview- Within Sight (12/12/14)

Vancouver, WA based punk metal band Within Sight gets interviewed and talks about their new album, their crazy show story and upcoming plans.
From: Vancouver, WA
Sounds like: Punk Metal

1. How did you get started with music and how did you develop your sound? Who thought of the name “Within Sight” and is there any meaning behind it?

Steven Carlson and Grant Evans originally started the band playing guitar together. Steven has a huge Metallica influence that carved the metal side of Within Sight. Grant's musical background has a lot more punk essence like A Day To Remember. Within Sight was the perfect name for the band because Steven and Grant felt that all their goals as a band were within sight as long as they worked harder every day to get better.

2. What do you want listeners to take away from your music? How has the response to "The Distance Traveled" album been since its release?

That we are a aggressive and positive outlet for anyone of any age. It has been greatly anticipated by all of our fans. Its been nothing but positive vibes from its release.

3. How would you describe your music to the average listener?

Very aggressive, Catchy and positive along with a beautiful melodic sound.

4. What can people expect from your live show?

A LOT OF ENERGY AND CROWD INVOLVEMENT. We are not just a band, we are entertainers as well.

5. Who are three bands you’d like to tour with?

Bullet For My Valentine (Grant), Fightstar (Jeremy) and Wovenwar (Steven).

6. Any crazy show stories?

Meeting a Drag queen, that happened to be the vocalist of one of the bands we were sharing the stage with. Then our drummer fell off the drum riser in the middle of a song , this was only our SECOND show.

7. What’s your take on the current state of punk/metal?

It seems extincted, there are so many sub-genres of metal now days that it all sounds the same. Breakdown Breakdown Breakdown, Chorus, Breakdown, Super Slow Breakdown.... Within sight is creating a new sound of punk metal that includes guitar solos with some breakdowns and pretty choruses.

8. What’s the current music scene like there in the Washington both locally and state wide?

It's alive and well but every metal band sounds the same. Within sight stands out from every band in the area.

9. What’s your take on legal/illegal music downloading?

As long as we are making fans illegal downloading is okay. We are not agreeing its right to do but we want to get our music out there. If our music is good enough to steal then it must be good.

10. What’s next for Within Sight?

Touring and making fans. We want to promote our new album "The Distance Traveled" but are currently working hard on the next album.

11. Any shoutouts?

We will give NO shoutouts to our producer who recorded "The Distance Traveled" because he screwed us over. Its a long story. But we will give a shoutout to our main music influences who helped us write our album. Wovenwar, Bullet For My Valentine, Metallica, Trivium, A Day To Remember, Fightstar, Charlie Simpson, Breaking Benjamin, and The Plot In You. And we cant forget our fans. If it wasn't for them we would not have made it this far. Music is our outlet and and our passion, we write music to move people in their thoughts and hearts.