Three months into the new year which means bands start posting new music. We sit down with the guys from Cedar Boulevard and talk about the new album and the plans for this year.
What inspired this Album?
‘Turn To Stone’ was inspired by the desire to write music that was different. We knew we wanted to put out new music and we knew we wanted to write a full record rather than just an EP. So we knuckled down and wrote and the largest theme on the album is just about the desire to make music and find purpose in it.
Where did the name of the album come from?
The album name ‘Turn To Stone’ comes from the lyrics of the first single of the first name.
What kind of ‘sound’ production wise; Did you have in the back of your mind, prior to entering the studio?
We wanted a big rock sound but combined with a bit of a modern metal mix as well. Hard hitting, driving drums and very tight guitar tones mixed with a melodic aspect. Similar to a band like Avenged Sevenfold where there is a contrasting element of heavy and melodic parts.
What is one of your favorite tracks on the new album? and why?
‘Tear” is probably the favorite track on the album. The majority of the song is at 200bpm, so its super fast and just feels like a whirlwind. The chorus has a super catchy hook and its got a great energy about it.
Does your vision for coming up with music get affected at all by time?
I think so, and this album is a perfect example. We put an EP back in 2015 that was a mix of punk/hard rock and we have completely switched gears for this album leaning more towards a hard rock/post hardcore style. After playing the EP for 1.5 years we realized it wasn’t the style we really wanted to be playing, we wanted to do something heavier.
Who are your influences and heroes? (music-wise)
Overall we listen to a lot of rock whether it be Guns N’ Roses, Rush, Green Day, Led Zeppelin and we feel like that’s where a lot of our melody comes from. Instrumentally we have a bit of a harder side and love a lot of metal bands like Metallica, Avenged Sevenfold, Trivium and Megadeth.
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