Musicscan: Do you feel that Wolfbiker is a pretty good representation of
sounding as of right now? How would you sum up this release in short words?
short words: its the most dynamic, diverse record weve ever written.
Musicscan: How did you find your way to sign Metal Blade? I was surprised getting
album from MB, since your last one has been on Eulogy? What have been your
expectations by settling down with MB?
evergreen terrace felt that we needed to step it up for this release.
knew eulogy wasnt the label for us anymore. we sort of outgrew them. mb
came into the picture via tim lambesis. he/they saw the potential that we
had with large label backing and resources, and initiated the buyout. the
rest is history.
Musicscan: Don’t you fear to be overlooked in their roaster with all this well
established and famous metal acts? Of course, you are playing a more
metallic style on Wolfbiker, but I still see you in a new
school-hardcore-background, what separetes you from most of the MB-bands.
id say that the obvious sets us apart from the rest of the bands on mb.
are a punk/hardcore/slight metal influenced band. oh, that, and no blast
Musicscan: In comparism to your last record Wolfbiker seems to be way more
aggressive and speed oriented. What made you change the direction? Beside
what I just have written down, it’s more focused and straight-forward as
im not sure about the change of direction. we still feel like we are
writing evergreen terrace songs. the same as years ago. i just think
through trial and error and natural evolution, weve honed our craft and
tightened up our songwriting. its definitely more focused. more dynamic
than ever. we felt as if we lost a little of the old e.t. epic sound on our
previous release, sincerity. it was more to the point. we wanted to get
more of the feeling and emotion back into the music. hence the range and
diversity of wolfbiker.
Musicscan: Were there any particular adjustments or things that you wanted to
upon from a technical aspect or writing and have there been any
difficulties or obstacles during the songwriting or recording process?
songwriting is always tough. especially when you care about what youre
doing as a band and a songwriter. we arent the type of band to pump out 10
metalcore songs that all sound the same in order to capitalize off trends
thus resulting in a fat label deal or a dollar lined pocket. we write what
we want to hear. we always have. we hit a few snags in the studio, but as
always, we wolfbiked it and kept going.
Musicscan: What did you guys do differently on Wolfbiker by choice that you
done previously to keep things progressing?
focused on dynamics and feeling. we love those to the point, short, in
face hardcore songs, but we also love melody, and envoking feeling and
emotion out of the listener. so, as discussed earlier, wolfbiker is
definitely more epic than anything weve done to date. which is exactly what
we wanted. start to finish rollercoaster of moods and genres.
Musicscan: Your new songs cover a lot of bases musically - there's something for
everyone within the heavy underground from hardcore to metal I would say.
Were you going for a more inclusive approach this time?
not really. weve always had the same formula for songwriting. we write
something heavy, then we say "ok, now lets write a rock song." or a punk
song, etc. weve done the same thing on each record, but not as good as
Musicscan: What message where you trying to portray through Wolfbiker lyrically?
you feel you were successful in this respect? Unfortunately I only received
some promotional cardsleeve-cd...
well, its definitely a lot to take in. lyrically more aggressive than
anything weve done. from religious oppression, to the struggles of trying
to keep this band afloat, the record is pissed off. theres resolution on
the record as well. its not all negative. it will hopefully make some
Musicscan: How do you feel about your place as a band within the heavy music
What scene if any do you guys consider yourself a part of?
who knows. we tour with anyone from strung out to as i lay dying.
tour or sounds of the underground. i think you can stick us anywhere.
Musicscan: Your biggest wish to happen for bands future?
to continue touring and possibly make enough to sustain our existence
order to keep putting out more records and doing what we all love so much.