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Evergreen Terrace Interview

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I recently attended Hellfest 2004 and was supposed to interview several bands during the weekend. However, after a whole bunch of problems occuring, I didn't get to interview any of them. So I then emailed all of the bands I was scheduled to interview, explained what happend and asked if they would like to do it over an email. So far only Chris From Evergreen Terrace has responded. So without further delay, here is the interview with Chris from Evergreen Terrace:

Mike (corrosivemind): What was the reasoning behind "Writers Block", was it just for fun or were you guys actually having writers block?

Chris (Drummer from Evergreen Terrace): We mainly put out Writers Block for fun. We, also, figured it would be something we could put out to hold our fans over until we had a new release, which we hope to have out this coming May.

Mike: Was it more difficult to do cover songs, to try to match up with the original, then it was to write your own music?

Chris: Doing covers was way easier. Everything is already laid out, we just had to put our little touches on it, and thats about it. It was a pretty quick / easy process.

Mike: What are you trying to accomplish with Evergreen Terrace? Is it for the love of playing/writing music, or for the fans or rather for yourself?

Chris: Having fun is our #1 goal for this band. We of course would love for this to be what we do for the rest of our lives, as long as the money is good, and allows us to be able to pay our bills and whatnot.

Mike: What's your favorite venue to play and why?

Chris: This is a hard one. I dont know if I have one particular one, but The Downtown in Long Island, NY is always fun. The Showcase Theatre in Corona, CA is always a guaranteed good time. Club 5 in Jacksonville, FL is always good. I dont think I have one favorite, but there are definitly some hot spots.

Mike: What's your favorite city to play in and why?

Chris: Either Jacksonville, FL because all of our close friends are there, and we just have a really fun time. Corona, CA is always fun. Montreal is always a good time as well. Same with Long Island, NY / NYC cause you can walk around and buy anything youve ever needed.

Mike: What's your favorite song to play live and why?

Chris: Right now, my most favorite song to play live would be Nervous Breakdown. Its a new song weve been playing every night on this tour. You can check it out on our next full length.

Mike: What's the craziest thing that's ever happened to while on tour?

Chris: Man, we are always having crazy experiences. The latest one was in Buffalo, NY a couple of nights ago. We played with 18 Visions, I Killed the Prom Queen, Caliban, etc... While all the bands were loading out, us and 18 Visions got into a brawl with some hoodlems. It was awesome. Basically they got the crap kicked out of them. It was awesome!

Mike: About how may times have you set your drum set(s) on fire?

Chris: 3,042 times. To be exact. I stopped after Great White screwed it up for me.

Mike: What would you be doing right now if it wasn't for Evergreen Terrace?

Chris: Playing in my other band Cordelle, which also have Craig from Evergreen Terrace in it. Its more of a dark pop rock sort of stuff.

Mike: What, or who, are your major influences that made you want to play drums or be in a band?

Chris: Dave Abbruzesse. He played drums for Pearl Jam on the Vs. and Vitalogy albums. Hes amazing. He was the dude that really made me want to play drums. I love you Dave, wherever you are.

Mike: How did it feel to play at Hellfest this year?

Chris: Amazing! This year was definitly the best year weve had. The place was packed! I loved it.

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