Quebec based Insurrection revamping style
Hailing from Quebec, heavy metal band, Insurrection has come out with a new album, Prototype, and despite being on the scene for over a decade, the band has not lost any of its edge. If anything, they’re just getting started.
Lead vocalist Stef Jomphe recently took time out from the band’s current tour to talk with Martyr about the new album, the scene, and touring.
For the leader of a band that creates such heavy music and vocals that sonically unify, Jomphe is actually a rather quiet and approachable guy. Insurrection has been compared to many bands on the metal scene today, but Jomphe doesn’t buy into that.
“We get our inspiration from all over the place. We’re not trying to be too technical or anything. We just like to play, and other people seem to enjoy it,” said Jomphe
The band has been on the market for over a decade now, and Jomphe seems stumped as to how he’s noticed it’s changed over the years.
“It’s hard to tell, I mean, less people come out to shows now. But so far we’ve had good support [from fans].”
That support proved crucial in the creation of the band’s latest album, Prototype, which was entirely crowd- funded, meaning the fan base is still there. The band created several prize packages for their benefactors, and the effort seems to have paid off. As Jomphe so simply puts it, “we ended up being able to put this out the way we wanted to, and I don’t think people have been disappointed so far.” But he admits that crowd funding requires a lot of effort.Being from Hull, a town on the border of Quebec and Ontario near Canada’s capital, the band is bilingual. This comes through in their lyrics, which blends the nation’s two official languages.
In many ways, this broadens the band’s appeal, making them viable in both provinces. But when asked about what the band has planned for the future, Jomphe is laid back in his response, “we’re going to get people tired of this album, and we’ll probably starting recording [again] in the next year or two”.
That doesn’t mean the band will be sitting back and waiting in modesty though. They’re consistently on the move, touring Quebec, the Maritimes, and Ontario. Prototype as an album is exactly as its title sounds. It is ground-work for a new wave of metal, which makes this band one to keep an eye on. They just might overthrow your musical sensibilities.