at: 14th, October 2016
never tried to fit within any specific
metal type, so I guess we could say we are
Firstly, tell us about your evolution as a “musician”
and getting involved in the scene. How did you started with
was founded by a bunch of friends who wanted to play music,
plain and simple. There was some changes of members in the
first years so we would find a match both musically and
personally. We got involved in the scene progressively doing
some contests and small underground shows.
Let´s talk about your debut album "Lake Of
Bones", How do you create the 7 songs? Is it
predetermined process, or do you leave substantial space for
of the songs are initially composed by Yanz the lead
guitarist, then the rhythm section add their ideas to the
mix so the song blends together. The vocals are added last.
Lake of Bones as evolved a lot in the first years Skyhex was
created before we finally were pleased with how it sounded
and decided to enter studio.
The vocal parts and choruses are always very energetic and
varied. Do you think that the singing are one of the best
important things on music?
is not really how we feel about vocals, since the album is
centered on guitars a lot. But in the end, any song is
incomplete without vocals.
I believe that every band has their own way in composing
music… so how do you proceed with a song-writing? What
elements highly emphasized during the song-writing period?
Do you need any certain atmosphere or environment to come up
with a good idea?
members of the band have their own way of composing their
own parts. Then it’s all tied up together afterwards. Sure
the main riffs are always written down before anyone starts
working on a song, and every song is always tabbed entirely.
Inspiration is another thing and is mostly personal to each
5. Could you explain the meaning and significance behind
the album artwork, and tell us how the conceptualization of
the album artwork come about?
wanted something that would show the Lake of Bones which is
mentioned in Fate lyrics while still being cartoony. We had
a tattoo artist help us with the main design then took it
from there. The rest of the album art is DIY, we took some
pictures of animal bones and did the layout ourselves.
“Fate” is my favorite song in the album. It’s very
vigorous, fully emotional, and has some very nice riffs.
Could you share some words about that song?
of Bones was initially supposed to be a concept album, we
ended up doing only a couple songs that followed a
storyline. Fate is the introduction to this story which will
be continued on the next album. It’s the tale of a hidden
lake in the woods, the lake of bones has powers which kills
anyone who finds it.
The album is out there since December 2015. After these
months, could you advance something regarding new
course! We have 6 new songs already coming together for our
second full-length. It should be longer and a bit more on
the trash side of things than the first album. We don’t
have a release date yet since there is still a lot of work
I think when a musician creates music is to, firstly, please
himself, but do you think your songs are perfect for the
never tried to fit within any specific metal type, so I
guess we could say we are nonconformist. In the end, even
though we hope people enjoy the music we write, we don’t
write it to please other people.
How would you describe SKYHEX as a whole? Is there anything
that makes the group different compared to most new and
don’t take ourselves seriously sometimes, so we’re
usually the band that drinks beers in the crowd before and
after the show and take part in the pit. I think some
upcoming bands would need to loosen up a little, Skyhex is a
bunch of dudes having fun making music we like.
In general: What fascinates you about metal music? Is it the
possibility to express aggression? Is it the energy which is
usually conveyed in this music? Or is it something entirely
member of the band has their own taste in metal music. We
listen to a lot of different styles of metal and other music
some aggressive, some not. Sure metal can allow us to
express some kind of aggression in a healthy way, but to us
there is much more to it than that. We can’t really
explain it, but metal is always around us.
Could you give us a little insight into the metal-scene in
Quebec? Are there many bands that play metal, and especially
thrash metal? And how are gig-possibilities etcetera?
is quite a big metal scene in Quebec, we have some great
trash bands in the province that keep the scene alive. Death
and hardcore bands are more common here though, so it can be
hard to fit a trash band in a gig lineup, but there is still
a bunch of underground gigs going on. We played with
Anonymus a couple months ago, they are a Quebec metal band
that’s been going strong for almost 30 years, so I guess
we could say that metal is alive in Quebec.