off I want to congratulate you on your debut album, it must be a
great feeling to have an album on – can you put words on your
feelings about it?
it's very rewarding too see your album out there after a lot of
hard work. Now we are very fortunate to have it out through
the story behind WhitoutEnding? And why have you decided to change
your name from WithoutEnd to WithoutEnding?
began as a Progressive Metal/Rock project in 2001 by me (Michael -
Guitars) & Nicholas (Vocals/drums). In 2002-03, we began
writing our debut album with an idea of expressing the concept of
change and consequence through progressive music and emotional/dark
lyrical content. Our bass player Sam was introduced into band
before we entered the studio to begin recording the album. We
changed our name to WithoutEnding due to trademark issues; however
this name change coincided well with our label change ...
do you insists, that your band name is written in one word? Is
there a deeper idea behind it?
prefer to keep it one word as it reads more like a band name and
makes searches easier and more effective.
music is a bit more progressive than we are used to from Melbourne
based bands – like Vanishing Point, EyeFear & Black Majesty
– actually it reminds me a bit about another Aussie band: Vauxdvihl. But who/what inspires you, when you write music?
We are honored, that you think we sound like Vauxdvihl ... they
were a great band. Our inspirations and musical tastes are varied.
We listen to Fates Warning, The Tea Party, A Perfect Circle, Muse, Pink Floyd, anything with James LaBrie in it, George
Michael, Frame Shift etc.
do you deal with in your lyrics?
album was based on the concept of change and consequence. The
opening track "Again" is based on the idea of coming
face to face with temptation and living with your consequences and
sets the scene for the rest of the album. "In Transit",
perhaps the most commercially accessible tracks on the album deals
with the life changing aspects of moving on to a new chapter of
ones life and looking at life as being a silent movie.
"Analyse" and "I Still Remember" both explore
the breakdown in relationships in response to major life changes.
"Searching For Meaning" and "Descend" are
based on a person’s quest for answers and questioning people's
beliefs while living/existing in artificial and predetermined
surroundings. "Comfort Zone" deals with one's personal
battle against their comfort zone. "Compulsion" closes
the chapter opened by the opening track and tries to solve and
understand ones compulsive desires. The idea behind the last track,
"The Third Day" was to express that time heels all wounds/solves
all problems concept in a ballad, which closes the album.
is the scene in
– do you stick together and try to help each other out?
scene in Melbourne is slowly picking up momentum; we try and help each other out the best we can. Our first show was with
Vanishing Point and our second was with EyeFear.
What more can you ask for? We are all very close, especially with "Con" and
the guys in EyeFear.
can we expect new stuff from you?
are currently writing material for our second album, which we hope
to release mid way through next year.
you been touring
Australia? And is there any remote chance we’ll ever see you guys tour
have played a few shows in Melbourne, which were well received. We would love to one day tour
... maybe after the second album!
you could pick the perfect touring partner(s) – who would you
like to tour with?
Theater/The Tea Party.
a trio doesn’t that represent itself with some problems when you
it can! We have played a couple of gigs with a guest singer, which
freed Nicholas up to play drums. We have also done some acoustic
shows to promote the album as a trio, which worked well ...
Any famous last words?
Thank you to our label ProgRock Records and to everyone,
who has believed in us ... also thank you to everyone, that has
bought or will buy the album.
Nicholas, Michael & Sammy