Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Conquer By Supremacy - Laura Kelsey exclusive Interview

Introducing Conquer by Supremacy vocalist Laura Kelsey- The album was self released in 2007 and is titled True. North. Strong. 

1) Welcome, please give our readers a brief description of your band/yourself, when did you start performing vocals? 

Conquer by Supremacy is a collaborational project between myself and members of my favourite bands in Vancouver, BC. I was playing with death bands for a few years and these songs were born through experiences, connections and shared interest. I've always been singing melodically but death vocals were my life for five years, an amazing release.

2) Conquer by Supremacy features many musicians, was it difficult to gather all the musicians to establish the songs? did the album get a good response when it was released?

All the songs came together pretty organically, and players seemed pleased with the final product.

3) As far as live performances, how often have you performed live? 

I've shared the same stage with all members, either in bands or same show line-up, but Conquer by Supremacy as it was recorded has never performed live.

4) What are some of the most notable concerts you participated in?

Almost opened for Death Angel - but then they didn't get across the border, haha.

5) Are you working on any current projects?

I'm involved in two metal bands right now, along with a space porno funk group and acoustic neo-folk projects.

6) The album is titled True. North. Strong. How did this title come about? How long did it take to compose the songs? Was there one person who wrote all the music or was it a collective effort?

The title came from the Canadian national anthem, which sings "The true north strong and free," since all musicians are Canadian (from British COlumbia). It was a collaborative project, songs started with an idea or a riff or sometimes a whole song just tumbled out.

7) Musically, what bands are a major influence for you?

Hearing Dissection's "Where Dead Angels Lie" was a pivotal moment for me, on recommendation from my good friend Jen - the band had this balance of death and melody, passion and thoughtfulness that blended into what I took for the perfect sound. Iron Maiden, Agalloch, Mithotyn, Genocide, Carcass, Queen, Ensiferum, Venom and Death all shaped my metal mind.

8) How was the response to the album in the metal community?

I have no idea. Haha. I meet people sometimes who know the songs, can sing the lyrics, so it's good to know at least someone has listened to it.

9) Will the band be working on any new material this year?

I'm always writing and collaborating, and hope to put something together again soon.

10) If someone wants to book the band, promoter/label, what is the best way to get in contact with the group?


11) Any last words?

Don't lose the passion - work with anger and make it create.

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