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Seven Nines and Tens Interviews and Features

Below are our features and interviews with Seven Nines and Tens.


Seven Nines And Tens Returns With New Album

Tomorrow (May 13th) will mark a new official single release from Vancouver outfit Seven Nines And Tens as the band gears up to drop impending album "Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Slums."

Before we exclusively premiere that new track, we checked in with the Canadian band to find out what has transpired in the intervening years since the release of previous full-length album "Consants & Axioms" and the intervening single "I Come From Downtown."

Check out the full interview below and prepare yourself for the new album to drop later this coming summer.

xFiruath: “Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Slums” is a really interesting title (and a bit of a mouthful!). What inspired STCFTHOTS as the title?

Living in a slum for the past 10 years (Vancouver, Downtown Eastside) inspired the title. It's also play on the title of a classic song by a classic, classic band. I can't disclose all my secrets here!

xFiruath: More broadly, what sort of overall lyrical themes and ideas are you dealing with on the album?

It’s one man’s perception of daily life in a densely populated ghetto. I didn’t grow up here but I’ve been here 10 years. This part of town is definitely my muse. The album isn’t a concept record but the environment in which it was written I feel permeates the sound.

xFiruath: Is this going to be an independent release or do you have a label/distro lined up or in the works for this album?

Dullest Records from Lansdale PA, USA is releasing it on CD. Their owner Danny Katz is a rad guy and we have a ton of mutual musical interests. I sent him the first single "I Come From Downtown" and his response was "this is how the last Alcest record should've sounded!" I took that as a huge compliment as Alcest is a huge influence.

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Seven Nines & Tens Discuss Its History And Future

Bassist Earl Heath and Guitarist Dave Cotton from Vancouver, Canada's up and coming progressive metal act Seven Nines and Tens recently sat down with Metalunderground.com to discuss a variety of different topics. From the band's beginnings, coming up in the local scene, to its inspirations and most importantly the impending release of its debut full length album "Habitat 67," Seven Nines and Tens offered in depth insight into its musical realm. A band known for being as heavy as it is adventurous Seven Nines and Tens are preparing to take its unique brand of instrumental progressive metal out on the road by the end of the year to anyone willing to listen. More...

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