interview with Resurgence

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Have any of you played in other bands? I've played in a number of different groups through the years, most recently was a stint filling in for The Schoenberg Automaton on their fall tour, as well as some years on bass playing for local deathcore group Argent Strand. Parker and Gainer used to play in Brauheist, Bos and Ron used to play in 13th Prophet.. Parker is also frontman of local metal titans Mountain Man.
How is it that you started playing music? I started off as most any other kid with music class through school. I played ukelele one year and thought, I could get used to playing guitar... got one a few years later as a gift, 
What are your names? / Who plays what? / How old are you? Fabian/Fabos plays Bass guitar, Alex Gain beats the drums, Parker Lane handles vocals leaving myself Bryan Gobbi on Rhythm guitar, and Ron Holloway wiriting songs and shredding lead guitar
Have you had other previous members?
Did you make music even when you were young? I've been trying to write songs in one form or another pretty much all my life.
Where are you from? Quesnel British Columbia, Canada. The rest of the band hails from Po Compton (Port Coquitlam) BC Canada
What year did the band form? Resurgence has been going in one form or another for pretty much a decade.
What's your style of genre? If you wanted to call us anything I'd say modern metal with elements of groove, thrash and death. 
How often and where do you rehearse? The basement at Ron's place in PoCo, shoutout to Barry Holloway for putting up with our shit a few times a week.
How have you developed since you started with the music? Ron's a real polished player and sets the bar accordingly, so I've made some definite progress to get to where I am now.
Do you have other interests of work outside the band? Guitar hahaha. I'm a huge nerd when it comes to guitars, gear, different manufacturers; what the sum of all the parts come out to be in the final product, being the sound
Are you looking for a booking agency, and what are your thoughts around that? We're pretty DIY at the moment. Not to say we wouldn't consider working with a booking agency, but we'll cross that bridge when we come to it I guess.
Are you looking for a label, and what are your thoughts around that? Not actively. We've already had an offer from a European label, but as things stand, we're not in a hurry to sign anything without getting all the facts and making an informed decision
Who does the composing and writes the lyrics?
This band is Ron's baby, for our upcoming disc, most everything you hear is that way because of him. The lyrics have come from a few different members past and present.
Do you start with the music or the lyrics? The music pretty much always
What language do you sing in? English
What ages are most of your concert attendants? 13-65, depends on the venue and the neighborhood. 
Do you always play the same songs live, or do you vary?
There's a few to choose from, and given the varied history of the band's live representation, I imagine the audience has always had something a little different in store for them.
What was your first gig like? My first gig was back with my highschool band..we played a couple covers plus one original tune in a church hall. Most of the local shows back home in Quesnel were in some sort of community rec room or church hall. I was hooked immediately. The anticipation, the effect on people that the music had. It was definitely something I'll never forget.
What was your latest gig? We were part of an eclectic lineup at Pat's Pub all the way back near the end of February this year. Shout out to Wendy for a great time.
Have you had to cancel a gig? I've had gigs cancelled due to all sorts of circumstances, had to push back start times due to late members or shitty driving conditions, but never had to cancel a gig.
Where have you played live this year? Just the one back in February at Pat's Pub in East Vancouver BC.
Where do you plan to gig the coming year? All over Western Canada! We've booked selected dates in BC leading up to a fall tour around the tail end of September into October. Going as far east as Saskatoon/Regina in Saskatchewan, far north as Prince George and Edmonton and even getting over to Vancouver Island for some gigs.
Where can people buy your merchandise? Right now the only way you can pick up our shirts is by coming to a show and buying it from us! Once we get closer to the album release date, which is August 1st 2017 btw, 😉, there will definitely be developments in that direction.
What do you think about people downloading music instead of buying records now a days? It's 2017, I personally don't consider it stealing... but it's definitely challenging putting our sights towards goals that seem loftier than ever. There are ways to make money in this market, but bands have to be creative with their merchandising, marketing and networking. We aim to not only deliver a stellar live performance, put out quality recordings that we are proud of, but all-round, well-crafted content that we believe fans who really give a damn about supporting artists can dig and respect.
What do you think of my work?
I think you have a decent range of in depth questions, but really feel like there isn't any time taken to get to know the artists being interviewed. More census taking than journalism.
How do you think and know that this interview will help you in the music business?
Where we are as a band, any press is good press. I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the chance to do this, it means a lot to get to share with someone who cares about bringing underground music to the forefront.
Do you have any role models or idols? Absolutely! Some of them, like Dimebag Darrell and Fredrick Thordendal are musicians, while some of them play in the band with me... I think it's important to respect and admire the people around you just as much as someone who's status may seem unattainable.
Why do you think that they exist? Because we are all mimics. We learn from experience, discover things about those doing the things we dream of doing each and every day. Take what works for us, and continue to evolve in our own particular fashion.
Is it easier to find inspiration from older bands, or bands that are more active today?
I think as long as there have been hardworking, prolific individuals/groups, there's been inspiration to take heed from. Maybe in the sense that it's easier than ever to access content from bands.
What have been your biggest obstacles? Overcoming my own self doubt. Living in one of the world's most expensive housing markets has been a bit trying these days, but what can you do right?
What advice would you give other bands or artists? Always try and appreciate where you are in the process. Be it songwriting, recording, driving between cities on dark frigid nights, or getting your bassist out of the drunk tank when you should be half way to the next town already... This whole endeavour is insane. You'll be broke, you'll play for no one, and probably have more than one girl/boyfriend leave you because you put the band before them. If you love something, do it. Not half-assed, but actually 100%, you'll be amazed what you welcome into your life.
How do you get psyched for a gig? Practice, maybe a drink, try not to pull a muscle loading gear on the stage haha.
Do you have any new material? There may be a diddy or 10 sitting in the chamber, keep on checking back to our social media, whatever the flavour.
What are your web sites?
You can catch us at the following destinations:
Twitter @resurgencemusic
Instagram resurgenceband
How can people reach you? They can feel free to contact us through our social media profiles. 
What are your plans for the future? Dinner, I'm fucking starving haha
Do you have something to add? Thanks again! Keep it up.
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