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Intervals touring bassist Mike Semesky becomes formerly instrumental band’s vocalist

Mike Semesky Intervals bass
Photo credit: Devon Huxtable, Siren Sound Studios

I’m not sure how well this secret has been kept by now – it’s been on the cards for a little while now – but Toronto instrumental metal band Intervals have been teasing a big announcement for a little while, and yesterday came the news that they had added a vocalist to their setup.

They’ve mentioned the possibility a number of times over the past few years, but always said that it would have to be the right person, both sonically and personally. It seems both criteria have been met in the form of Mike Semesky – a name that should be familiar to fans of Danish metal outfit Raunchy, British tech group The HAARP Machine, and American dream rock band Vestascension – who has spent a good deal of this year touring with the band already as their fill-in bassist.

Mike has a fantastic set of pipes, and in order to show what he can do with Intervals’ material, the following new song “Ephemeral” has been released:

I’ve not been the biggest fan of Intervals over the years – they’re very talented, but not entirely my cup of joe – but this could just be the tonic to sway me, as well as a number of people. Across the various teaser announcements on the band’s Facebook page, I’ve also seen a fair few hardcore fans asking for them not to add vocals, but many have also expressed that they hadn’t expected it to be like this. Surprises are often a good thing.

I guess this also serves as announcement of the first details regarding the band’s new record, which is to be titled A Voice Within.

European audiences will be the first to be able to catch this new setup live, as the band are opening for fellow Canadians Protest The Hero on their forthcoming tour with TesseracT and The Safety Fire. This looks like a great lineup to begin 2014 in style. I’ll see any of you coming to London on February 2nd!

Protest The Hero TesseracT The Safety Fire Intervals European tour poster

Expect A Voice Within sometime in 2014.