The Metalist za caught up Wayne Longbeard Boucher from the local groove rock legends, DEITY’S MUSE, to chat about their upcoming trip to Europe and how to prepare for a monumental festival such as Euroblast.
Firstly, thanks for taking the time to chat to us!
So, it’s been 2 years since the release of convergence and you guys seem to be going from strength to strength. What keeps you going in the SA scene?
The pursuit of constant progression helps fuel us. We’re nerds like that. We’re doing what we love and we’re always finding new ways to keep that love growing. It’s like nurturing a relationship and keeping it alive.
You’ve toured overseas before, is this a better time for your music to be heard on an international stage?
I do believe so, yes. The last time we toured overseas we were still a three-piece band and we didn’t have a new release to tour with. We’ve definitely grown our sound and experience in leaps and bounds since our last overseas trip and we can’t wait to take our new songs to the Euroblast stage this weekend.
Euroblast is a big deal! How did this dream become reality?
Sending our latest album to the right people and those people listening to it, basically. When hard work and a little luck collide at the right time some pretty amazing things can happen.
How have you been preparing for Euroblast?
The short answer is that we’ve been rehearsing our butts off. A longer answer could entail a strict regimen of drinking 5 Ostrich eggs every day, followed by 3 hours of controlled nude meditation.
What are you looking to gain from this experience?
We’re looking to spread our wings somewhat. The rock / metal scene is SA is rather tiny, so hitting a glass ceiling is a reality we all face. There’s a bigger market and way more fans and venues to experience and share your music with in Europe. So we’re hoping to open some doors for ourselves with this experience.
Who are some of the bands you are eager to catch?
That’s a difficult one to answer. We’ll be hanging out all weekend at the festival to enjoy as many bands as possible. Collectively I think we’re most looking forward to seeing Twelve Foot Ninja, Devin Townsend Project, Textures, Sleepmakeswaves, Voyager, Uneven Structure, Kadinja, The Hirsch Effekt.
What is in the pipeline for your return?
Writing new music and then planning our next European trip.
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Interviewed by: Kevin Rule
Date: 28 September 2017
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