Uncommon Evolution Exclusive Interview

1- Hello and welcome to Metal Music News and Interviews. Our readers are excited to get to know you and your band. Could you give us a brief description of the group? Where is the band from?

We are a four piece band from a town in North West Montana called, Whitefish. We love to spend our time playing heavy tunes and fighting bears.

2- Fry is the band's fifth full album. How long did it take to compose and record?

This is our fifth album and we call it, Fry,.. you know, because of the mushrooms. We tend to write songs constantly so it came together pretty fast, probably a few months. Then we headed on down to the Austin area in Texas and worked with the legendary producer, Machine (Lamb of God, Clutch, Fall out boy, Hed P, etc.) to get it all together.

3- What musical influences inspire the band's compositions?

Between all of us, it’s a plethora of flavors. High on Fire, Slayer, Corrosion of Conformity, Dream Theater, Clutch, to classics like the Dead Kennedys, Rush, Frank Sinatra,.. you know, gotta have Sunday morning coffee tunes too.

4- The group started in 2013. Can you tell us how did the members all meet?

We started playing local shows in 2013. My (Briar) previous band kinda fell apart so I put an Ad in Craigslist, of all places. Matt was the animal of a local punk/thrash band that was ready to play a longer song. He found that Ad and threw me line. Then River was a young dude without much experience yet had a great guitar style developed. He came out to our shred shed, and we chained him to that Orange amp and throw food and beer in his direction, he’s kind of feral, be careful, he bites. We cycled through a handful of bass players earlier in our journey, but Rick was part of another local metal band. They were about done, he heard we needed some junk in our trunk so he broke out the rope and lassoed our bumper as we drove by and we drug him out to the woods to see if he could fight beers too, he could so he’s a keeper.

5- The new album title is Fry. Tell us the details about the content and a more in-depth meaning to this title?

The new record is called, Fry. We have a handful of heavy hitters on here. The first track, Widowmaker’s breeze is about the day I had to defend my house from a forest fire. I won, with melted shoes and a broken foot. But I was ready to go down fighting for my house. Rut Struttin is a heavy groover about making the best of a hard situation. Smolder is a sexy roller about a hot night over drinks with your love.

Funeral Samba is about losing someone that you fought sooo hard for. Mask is about coming to terms with my own identity. Then there is that song we don’t even know how to play, Deep Sea Loving. We can play it, haha it’s a funny song about how mermaids are made. We wrote that one on the spot at the studio. We were hanging on the patio of the studio jamming on an acoustic between sessions and it was so funny we just had to put it on the album. Machine plays the Kazoo, have you ever heard a kazoo on shrooms, you’ll crap yourself from laughing.

6- Are the current members of UNCOMMON EVOLUTION part of another band or project? Or is everyone dedicated solely to the group? How do you maintain a good balance working together?

River plays in a psychedelic space rock band too but rarely interferes with our group, occasionally we even play shows together. But it can be challenging keeping everyone excited and motivated about our project. Sometimes we have to have a shareholder meeting and get everyone back on board. Sometimes guys forget that their choices to reschedule rehearsal really effects three other guy’s plans in their lives too. It was challenging getting through that stupid pandemic as well. Now we are starting to finally get our ship moving again, but not without having to shift some priorities around. If you are committed to a project, it’s a fairly easy choice.

7- Have you performed any shows in your area? If so, how receptive and supportive are the people of your music?

Yes, sure have. We play shows often. Toured the West coast, played SXSW in Austin TX a couple times. Opened for Clutch and Shinedown. For the most part, people are surprised when they hear us. We have our own style and a good groove. The music is captivating yet heavy and the lyrics are in a lower register than a lot of other current groups.

8- Are there any upcoming shows or tours you can tell us about?

We have shows booked through the summer and starting to work on our fall and winter schedules. This summer, we are mainly staying close to home playing club shows, festivals and breweries all over Western Montana. We’ve been hoping to find a couple bands to team up with for a bit of a national tour next summer and some weekend warrior tours in the Pacific Northwest this winter, maybe we should try going out towards the Dakotas or farther east soon. We are open to suggestions.

9- Thanks for your participation. Finally, what is the best way to get a hold of the group just in case someone wants to book or promote the band?

Any final words?

You can always hit us up on Instagram or Facebook or email us at


We’d love to hear from ya. We’re releasing this new album on Vinyl too, and it will be available by the end of May. The digital version is already available via Bandcamp or almost any digi platform. We REALLY appreciate the interest in our band and hope to see you soon. Cheers!


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