Can you tell us about the origin of the band name, a history of the band and a little bit about the various members? Are you all from the same area? How did you get together as a band?
I (Cal) frequently daydream, sometimes with musical inspiration, and I thought the name “Within A Reverie” was very apt and true to that. We started the band after we wrote a song in our vocalists/bassist living room, this was the first rendition of Sora, and from there we worked on songs and started releasing them. We were part of a band before Covid hit. And after quarantine restrictions were lifted, we started recording for this project and we’ve been at it ever since. Cal is one of our guitar players who also does some unclean vocals every now and then. Said is the other guitar player who also does some unclean and clean vocals as well. Chris is our bass player and our primary vocalist, doing unclean and clean vocals. We also have had a few other musicians feature on some of our songs.
Who are your favourite artists/bands and how have they influenced your own sound?
Cal – Saosin, Silverstein, Senses Fail, Ice Nine Kills, each one of these artists play a huge role in the way that I think about and write songs.
Said – Ice Nine Kills, Escape the Fate, Falling in Reverse, Black Veil Brides, and Bullet for My Valentine. These groups are major influences in the way I write music and approach the songwriting process in general
Chris – He wasn’t here to ask the question, but he likes to take influence from music all around the world. Having a song fully in Japanese was his idea.
Did you always have the ambition to be a musician and in a band or did you originally have other plans?
Cal – For me I always wanted to be able to create my own music and it’s something that I wanted to do along with other jobs in mind.
Said – I had other plans, but when I started to learn guitar in 6th grade, I felt that being a rockstar was my absolute dream.
What songs or albums are on your current playlist?
Cal – I’ve been bumping a lot of Sublime, Blur (Song 2), and Goldfinger
Said – I’ve been listening to a lot of Arctic Monkeys
Do you sing in the shower?
Said – Oh yeah! He said this very emphatically
Cal – Sometimes, it’s mostly humming
Do you have any plans for the band for this year and into next year? Do you currently have any new songs/albums ready to be released?
We plan on releasing a 5 song EP called “There’s Nothing to Hold Onto” including My Fears Have Become My Reality and an additional 4 songs at the end of this year. The date isn’t set just yet.
If you could play at any venue in the world where would you choose?
It’s not exactly a venue, but performing at a musical festival like Warped Tour would’ve been so awesome
Do you have a favourite album? If so, what is it?
Cal – Let it Enfold You by Senses Fail has always been an album that I listen to on the regular
Said – Set the World on Fire by Black Veil Brides
Do you have any guilty pleasure songs/albums?
Cal – Having some friends from Toronto, I’ve been a lowkey fan of Drake
Said – Kiss and Tell by Ke$ha
If you were putting together the greatest show on earth, who would be playing?
Bullet for my Valentine would be the opening act, the headliner would be System of a Down
Can you remember the first album you bought with your own money? What was it and do you still have it?
Said – Ungrateful by Escape the Fate, and yes I do still have it.
Cal – Ocean Avenue by Yellowcard, and yes I do.
As your fans will be reading this, is there any message you would like to send out to them?
Thank you for reading this and for your support, we hope that you check out our new songs and EP coming out soon and that you all dig it!
Finally, let us know all your social media sites so your fans, old and new, can find and follow/like you!
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We, at The Metal Asylum, would like to thank you for your time. Is there is anything further that you would like to add?
Nothing more but thank you for the opportunity to interview! We appreciate it a lot.
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